LOTD: 1/18/08

  • Yes, we’ve all heard about the order by the toy companies who own Scrabble to take down the Facebook application Scrabulous. While I remarked to Tom that it has the unfortunate side effect of pretty much killing any social networking moves Hasbro and Mattel might hope to make in the next five years or so, Shel Holtz has an insightful post on how, from a copyright protection point of view, they couldn’t really let this one go. (CT)
  • Shorter Jeremiah Owyang: “Hey everyone. Did you notice there’s a forest amongst all these trees?” (CT)
  • Shorter Jeremy Pepper: “Hey – You all with the outrage! Did any of you actually read the articles your commenting on or did you just scan the headline and give into the faux outrage?” (Note: No, that’s not a typo. Jeremy actually posted something. Our long national nightmare – caused by his absence – is finally over.) (CT)
  • Brian Chappell is trying to build a comprehensive list of all the marketing professionals on Twitter. He started out with 75+ and encouraged those he missed to drop a comment so go make sure you’re on the list and grab a bunch of new people to follow if you’re so inclined. (CT)
  • If you use WordPress like I do (on my personal sites) you’ll probably want to subscribe to the new WordPress Publisher Blog, which promises to provide tips and hints and point to functionality and tools you might not be aware of. (CT)
  • My list of books to buy just got a little bigger with the addition of Indexed, a book collecting some of the best hand-drawn diagrams from the blog of the same name. (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.