I warned you. I really did. But now it’s officially upon us—today’s the first day of Fall.
- Did you sense the pall over the blogosphere (that has nothing to do with posting slowing down?). It’s because The Lisa is leaving Bruce Clay. I, for one, will shed a tear.
- I’ve just recently rediscovered Google Book Search and I’m loving it. Now there’s more to love: Google Book Search integrates book previews on partner sites including Books-a-million and Borders.com.
- Cue Jaws theme: the FTC warns that government regulation of the Internet advertising industry is imminent. Naturally, the IAB is arguing for self-regulation.
- Remember what a debacle Facebook’s advertising project turned into last year? Cue the Jaws theme again: Facebook may be plotting Beacon’s full return. As if alienating users with its new design weren’t enough.
- Last week, Yahoo defended the Google ad deal with an example search for [red roses in birmingham alabama]. Danny Sullivan scrutinizes that example and finds the issue isn’t reach but Yahoo’s poor ad targeting. But why get better when you can get rich, right?