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Jon's Radio:
What is the future of open blog infrastructure?  —  The buzz surrounding VeriSign's acquisition of Dave Winer's prompted me to review my understanding of the blogosphere's notification infrastructure — a topic I hadn't thought much about for a while.  For example, I use Radio UserLand to publish this blog.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What a day!  —  These notes were written on the flight from Cincinnati to Greensboro, early yesterday evening.  —  Today was a travel day, an interesting one for sure, unique in many ways.  It was the first time I began a trip in the East Bay, and I learned a ton about getting from Berkeley to SFO for an 11AM weekday flight.
The weblog:
Doing the numbers on the AOL-WeblogsInc deal  —  AOL bought Weblogs inc., the two year old weblog network founded by Jason Calacanis and Brian Alvey, for a number that is rumored to be anywhere between $25 million and $40 million.  In this process, Time Warner may be providing some ideas …
Official Google Blog:
Feed the world  —  So we've added a new experiment to Google Labs: Google Reader, a service we hope helps you spend more time reading what's important to you (or is, if you'd prefer, nicely diverting).  The Reader team is excited to begin iterating in public, and now that Jason Shellen's announced …
Paul Marks /
In-flight internet shown off by Boeing  —  On Friday, at 24,000 feet over the Irish Sea and travelling at 300 knots, the 20-year-old Boeing aeroplane in which New Scientist is flying experiences what many experts in radio interference might regard as a "nightmare scenario".
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Nandini / Instablogs:
The Best of The Instablogs Criticism  —  We heard so much this past week, we got breathless ourselves.  Now we know what means to be the center of attention.  To celebrate, we present a collectors' edition sampling of what the world does to you if you start out new and small.  —  1.)
Darren Rowse / Blog Tips at ProBlogger:
Instablogs Launches  —  After a few server problems …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Tsunami appeal site 'hacker' found guilty … A computer consultant has been fined for gaining unauthorised access to the Disaster Emergency Committee's fundraising Web site  —  A computer consultant has been convicted of gaining unauthorised access to a Web site collecting donations …
Discussion: iBLOGthere4iM
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Guy who was busted "for using lynx" found guilty
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
A Personal Note  —  Before sharing some thoughts from the excellent Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, I want to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has posted or sent encouraging comments in the last few days.  The readership of the blog exploded after John Batelle and others linked …
Dawn C. Chmielewski /
For some teenagers, cell phones become 'an extension of me'  —  What happens when a group of teens and tweens are asked to surrender their cell phones for a day?  —  Nothing as dramatic as, say, a wild animal caught in a steel trap.  No limbs were gnawed off in this experiment.
Discussion: Silicon Valley Sleuth and Techdirt
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
The next free ebook (Squidoo!)  —  Everyone's an Expert (about something).  —  How do you get more people to visit your site?  —  or buy your product?  —  or donate to your charity online?  —  How do you get your ideas to spread?  —  If you work on the web, this is one of the biggest questions you wrestle with.
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Middle Managers, Bureaucracy, and No Birds at Microsoft  —  Wow, out of all the crazy blogs in this mixed up world of ours, C|Net went and gave this little Mini-Microsoft blog a moment of recognition in their Blog 100.  Thanks!  (I have to admit to complete narcissism given I navigated there and gave into a …
John Borland / ZDNet:
Blackout shows Net's fragility … Since early Wednesday, Phil Bradham, the network engineer at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, has been cut off from the parts of the Internet he needs the most.  —  He can't reach his Web hosting company to update his site.  Critical e-mails aren't going through, and some aren't reaching him.
Fred / A VC:
Web 2.0 Reactions  —  What was a budding movement three years ago, at the dawn of the revival in technology, internet, and silicon valley, has become a full blown mania.  —  Everyone is on this game.  That goes for both entrepreneurs, who seem to be hatching new businesses at as rapid …

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