LOTD: 9/6/07

  • The Bivings Report has an interesting update on the status of the top commercial magazines and how they’ve incorporated things like reporter blogs, RSS feeds and other Web 2.0 treats. Overall the report found mags are behind the adoption rate of newspapers. (CT)
  • I find it funny in a “Dear God won’t someone please get that tiger off the infant” sort of way that, after coming under criticism for being a “walled garden,” Facebook is now being targeted by privacy watchdogs for opening up member profiles to Google and other searches. (CT)
  • After snatching up competing stock photo services, Getty Images is now being criticized for its strong-arm manner and habit of slashing photographer royalties, a characterization the company says is false, citing the increased presence of independent digital photography sites it has to compete against. (CT)
  • Chris is discussing New Line’s use of Facebook to market “Shoot ‘Em Up” through Sponsored items (you know you saw it) in that social network’s landing page, among other things. (TB)
  • Over at one of my favorite “I could read this blog and Read/Write and nothing else for a week” blogs, eHub, Michael Murphy drops dime on Notely and stu.dicio.us. (TB)

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.