LOTD: 9/14/07

  • Read/WriteWeb’s Richard McManus informs about the big news that Marshall Kirkpatrick has joined the team at that site, as Lead Writer next Monday. Congrats, Marshall! (TB)
  • Dave Winer points out that Valleywag doesn’t run ads. Never noticed that myself. Oh, wait – that’s because Valleywag does run ads. Or at least they do when I visit. (TB)
  • I’m really wondering why people aren’t paying attention to the fact that Facebook just signed its first outside PR agency. Seems to me that a move like that does as much to signal the company’s next moves as much as ad strategies. (CT)
  • As someone who used to spend a fair amount of time scraping gum off the underside of theater seats I find the invention of non-stick chewing gum to be just fascinating. (CT)
  • Yes, it might be true that teens learn about new TV shows from promotions on TV itself, but that’s only dependent on there being quality programming to draw them in in the first place. Hope everyone realizes that. (CT)
  • If this is true and MySpace is adopting a design that lessens my desire to gouge out my own eyes then that MIGHT be enough to get me to use it again. Might. (CT)
  • I’m linking to this story about Prince suing to keep his music off YouTube simply because I like to think in his complaint he spelled it U2ube. (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.