LOTD: 11/27/08

  • Okay, we know that Facebook took out the “is” from its status field, and with the ability for Twitter and other services to the platform, that was a no brainer. That said, I would love to know why Mashable didn’t get more responses to this survey from last week. Of course, the audience of Mashable doesn’t encompass the overall usership of a Facebook or another service, but still. I’d love to have that survey done through “regular” (read: non Web 2.0 workers) users. (TB)
  • Guitar Hero does indeed blend, as Gizmodo points out. (TB)
  • Marijean Jaggers is advising everyone that they better get on the RSS delivery bandwagon because she just unsubscribed from all her email newsletters. (CT)
  • Steve Outing at Poynter suggests news operations should setup Twitter feeds for breaking news, something journalists in the field can use to share short little updates on developing stories. (CT)
  • Kevin Dugan says if your press release is more than 22 words long Google’s going to ignore it, so keep it brief or be prepared for zero search love. (CT)
  • Cory at Lost Remote takes up the issue I was discussing the other day of why newspapers and other online pubs don’t link out. (CT)
  • Ben McConnell makes my day with this list of ways to tell you have too much money in the marketing budget. (CT)

Quick Takes: 11/27/07

  • filmstrip.jpgKarina is wondering what exactly the thinking is behind the names included on Warner Bros.’ “For Your Consideration” ad for The Assassination of Jesse James. Seems to be some odd exclusions, I agree.
  • Speaking of Oscar nomination ad buying, Don Day at Lost Remote wonders if the huge ad units on The Hollywood Reporter allow for any actual content to remain on the site.
  • Firebrand (see my earlier post here) gets it official multi-platform launch with the debut of a regular spot on the ION television network.
  • If you ever wondered what the worst idea ever was, it’s buying a DVD and having the movie you’re watching interrupted with commercials. That’s exactly what could be coming based on this patent application from IBM.
  • Interested in winning a walk-on role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? Warner Bros. is partnering with MSN to give one lucky fan just that.
  • Gus has a good round-up of the posters for the 15 documentaries being considered for the five slots that lead to the selection of one Oscar winner.