If you have ever wanted to start your own business I highly recommend you read the Bootstrapper's Bible by Seth Godin. You can buy and download this ebook from Amazon for a small fee. But for a short time you can also download it for free from Change This.
Anna Nicole Smith continues to make good decisions in her carreer. She just attempted to introduce a rapper on the AMA show and was too drunk to do it. Do you think she will still get the goodie bag backstage ?
Update: Did you catch Lil' Flips mouth ? He looks like the son of Jaws from the James Bond movie.
I just received an email from Amazon letting me know The Polar Express has been released (thank god because I missed the full out press tour and interviews everywhere else, but I digress). When I clicked on the link they showed my what was playing at the other theaters in my area which was cool and odd at the same time. It appears that Amazon has created the same type of experience that Hollywood.com did a while back.
Amazon created a nice link to the movie trailer as well as a custom Polar Express Store for merchandise. Is this a very good example of cross marketing? Or has Amazon now taken a stake in Hollywood for itself?
I found this over at Micro Persuasion site. Steve always seems to find some cool stuff.
David Krane from Google points to a killer new site called 10x10 that every hour scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. The result is a conclusion about the hour's most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from the source news stories. At the end of each day, month, and year, 10x10 looks back through its archives to conclude the top 100 words for the given time period. In this way, a constantly evolving record is formed, based on prominent world events, all without any human input.