LOTD: 10/4/07

  • The fact that over 4,000 people have created Facebook applications since the social network through open its code is something I don’t quite know what to do with. Investors keep finding money for developers despite the fact that the only ones who are making money are the ad networks that run ads on those apps. That actually makes two things I don’t quite know what to do with. (CT)
  • AOL is trying to keep up with Facebook by adding a “Here’s what I’m listening to” plug-in to the new version of AIM. People can actually listen to the songs on their friends’ playlists, meaning everyone on your Buddies list now can see that you have Starland Vocal Band on your iPod. Dork. (CT)
  • @sarahwurrey: If you’re trying without luck to get Red Sox playoff tickets and can’t, Major League Baseball has directed you to visit StubHub, which just so happens to be the “Official Ticket Marketplace of the MLB.” (CT)
  • Companies that sign endorsement deals with athletes apparently aren’t thrilled when those athletes trash them on their personal blogs. Comments athletes make via blog are turning into PR problems for the sponsors, who then have to deal with the fact that the person they’re paying a lot of money to doesn’t like their shoes. (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.