LOTD: 7/12/07

  • The idea that big radio station owners like Clear Channel are using stats related to the most popular illegally downloaded music to determine their own playlists makes me warm and fuzzy for some reason. Anyone else? (CT)
  • The CEO of Whole Foods appears to have gotten himself into an all-naturally sticky situation now that it’s been revealed he left comments on blogs questioning the stock valuation and overall intelligence of his chief rival. The Cycle has a good recap. (CT)
  • Crowne Plaza is opening conference rooms in Second Life you can rent out for your event. This will only become truly useful if they’re able to replicate the little burners that keep the virtual-reality chicken and beef sandwiches warm. (CT)
  • Note to Self Next Time Lightening Starts Flashing: Don’t stand under a big tree, don’t go golfing even if I’m having the best game ever and take off my iPod. (CT)
  • The Chicago Tribune appears to be the next major newspaper planning a Web 2.0-esque makeover, adding comments, user-submitted content and more to its online offerings. You can check out a preview here.  [via Merge] (CT)
  • The appearance of a BusinessWeek story on when to fire your ad agency at the same time as Jaffe once again weighing in on how advertising broken is, I think, God trying to tell us something. (CT)

By Chris Thilk

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in online strategy and content marketing. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.