- CBS has bought Wallstrip, a Rocketboom-esque take on Wall St. news. (CT)
- Google has changed its Trends tool to show hot topics. Could anything BE more Technorati-ey? (CT)
- Long Tail author Chris Anderson is teasing his new book, Free, and asking for input in choosing a subtitle. (CT)
- Keith O’Brien calls shenanigans on a Fortune article that reduces Generation Y into a few worn out and largely incorrect stereotypes. I think Keith is missing the point – the article was written for an audience of marketers who don’t want to drill down past the surface. The intent behind the article was to make those folks all warm and fuzzy. (CT)
- Google has started a new blog focused on online security. (CT)
- Tom Foremski is wondering whether, since it’s now all about the ad revenue chase, we might be in need of some new media ownership rules. (CT)
- If you’re a sex offender using MySpace, you might be in trouble. (TB)
Well we keep moving the goal posts and you all keep putting the ball right between them.
When I first put up a word about how my family and I were going to be participating in the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ Gift of Life Walk to raise money I didn’t expect much. Silly of me. We started with a goal of $500, which you all chipped in to meet easily. Then we moved the goal to $700 and, as you can see on the widget to the left, has been surpassed once again.
It’s enormously gratifying to know that there are so many people who have been touched by the story of my son Evan. He’s a fighter and is doing so well almost two years after receiving his kidney transplant. It’s because of organizations like this that problems such as his can be diagnosed early, at a point where lives can be saved.
So thank you to each and every one of you who have thrown in what they can to the pot. Prayers and best wishes are also just as appreciated. I’ll be back with more updates and will definitely let everyone know how the walk goes on July 1st.