LOTD: 10/3/07

  • I’m actually giddy about the fact that Matt Drudge has apparently stopped hotlinking. I’ve only been hoping for this since 2004. (TB)
  • Fake Steve Jobs is going on tour to promote his book. This has the potential to turn out very, very poorly and I’m fairly certain that’s what I’m hoping for, like watching to see if a squirrel gets devoured by a python. (CT)
  • Everyone is discussing the Techmeme Leaderboard and what it means. There’s probably more of a conversation going on about it, but it’s hard to hear when you’re outside the echo chamber. (CT)
  • Steve Johnson defends himself and the Chicago Tribune from a completely pointless attack by Gawker and makes some really good points about how newspaper bloggers need to adapt and fit in to the communities they’re writing about. That comes at the same time that sister publication the Los Angeles Times is said to be on the verge of launching a slew of new blogs. (CT)
  • The New York Times looks at commenting and how it can be used as a powerful personal branding tool. (CT)
  • Finally, the Cubs begin their playoff run tonight, a run that won’t be televised on WGN and starts at 9PM Central, thereby ensuring only cable customers who don’t mind being half-dead at work tomorrow will be watching. And, as a bonus for Chicago papers, the game will likely end too late to get the score in tomorrow’s edition. Fantastic plan. (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.