LOTD 10/29/07

  • Magazine publishers have finally learned to stop worrying and love the internet, finding ways to use the series of tubes to do everything from report print readership to try out different titles through a Netflix-like system. ‘Bout time. (CT)
  • NBCSports.com will now be the exclusive sports-information provider for MSNBC.com, a partnership that seems painfully obvious when you get past being dumbfounded that this wasn’t already in place like you thought it might have been. (CT)
  • Everyone thinks that the idea behind MySpace’s Roommates series – a guy convinces four female college friends to live together and he films all the (sexy) goings-on – was pulled from an indictment someone read somewhere, right? Just me? (CT)
  • MTV is linking its new song lyric search feature together with the ability to view videos, read related stories and buy the CD from the song you find. (CT)
  • Google’s making plans to win some share of the social networking market, plans that might start off small but then will likely expand to the whole of the Google-verse. (CT)
  • To help get the word out about the new book “Blogging Heroes,” Wiley allowed the bloggers who contributed stories to offer the chapters they appear in free on their sites. Chris Anderson and Steve Garfield are among those who participated and you can find their chapters there. (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.