LOTD: 1/16/08

  • Say what you will about Gizmodo’s “prank” at CES, creating an ad for a manilla case for the new Macbook Air is pretty darn funny. (CT)
  • This year’s Super Bowl advertisers are not building on last year’s increase in the number of consumer-generated spots. Only one or two are doing anything in this area, whereas last year’s game was packed with spots that came in via contests and other programs. (CT)
  • If you’re interested in participating in the sequel to the blogger-generated Age of Conversation book, Greg Verdino has the details on how you can get your contribution in. (CT)
  • Joseph Jaffe is in full deadly sarcasm mode in congratulating a random Facebook user for becoming the face of Blockbuster’s ad shown to him on the site. (CT)
  • To the surprise of only those handful that didn’t catch the rumors circulating last month, Robert Scoble has left PodTech for Fast Company, where he will help build out FastCompany.tv. (CT)
  • And in what has to be one of the more debatable uses of social media to improve society, we find Chickipedia (it’s in Beta!), which promises to do for women what Digg does for your blog posts. Except in a slightly more misogynistic manner. [via Thrillist] (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.