July 31st, 2006
- Les Blogs Herald France’s Newest Inalienable Right — The French are crazy about blogs, spending more time on them than Americans, British or Germans. Money quote — “You cannot be elected president of France without a blog.”
- MySpace Blurs Line Between Friends And Flacks — Advertisers are taking advantage of MySpace to create ads that don’t look like ads. Promotional tactics include profiles for fake people who love a product and for movie characters.
- The Politics of Science — A pro-stem-cell-research group called the Campaign to Defend the Constitution is spending $250,000 for ads in the New York Times print version and $100,000 for online ads, though the article doesn’t specify where the online ads will run. (BTW, nice campaign name, guys. Next up: “Campaign for Butterflies, Puppies and Nice Warm Hugs”)