LOTD: 8/20/07

  • Why is it the fact that a Windows patch was determined to be the cause of the massive Skype outage last week has me cackling in a manner not unlike a Bond villain? (CT)
  • Really? Marketers have yet to figure out a good model for advertising to or working with social networks? Where have I read this before…oh that’s right: Everywhere. (CT)
  • Steve Safran has an excellent point of view on how Fox Television just snatched the reins of control from its affiliate stations by more or less commanding them to implement a new CRM/ad platform. (CT)
  • Toby at Diva Marketing interviews the editor of the recently launched Voices of Chrysler blog on how they respond to reader input and other issues related to running a corporate blog. (CT)
  • The Daily Herald, which publishes a ton of local editions in the Chicago suburbs, is probably watching closely the Tribune’s experiment in turning its TribLocal.com content into hyper-local print editions. (CT)
  • There’s a whole blog devoted to new and inventive ways to say “Thanks for the add.” I love the Internet. (CT)
  • Stephen J. Dubner addresses the switch to partial feeds on the Freakonomics blog after the NYTimes integrated it into their site. (CT)