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12:30 AM ET, May 22, 2006


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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
How to compete with FeedBurner  —  If I were going to launch a competitor to FeedBurner, here's how I'd do it.  —  First, I'd either do a deal with a registrar, become a registrar, or merge or partner with one.  It's absolutely essential that the user own the domain that their feed is hosted at …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Feedpass Does Absolutely Nothing  —  There has been a lot of debate about a new service called Feedpass over the last couple of days.  —  Feedpass, like Feedburner, will take any RSS feed URL and convert it into something more manageable.  For example, I created a TechCrunch feed at Feedpass …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Editorial: I'm not sure I understand what FeedPass is doing …
Discussion: Geek News Central …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / The Social Software Weblog:
FeedPass makes RSS subscription and monetizing other peoples' content easy
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and Mashable*
Jessica Guynn / Contra Costa Times:
Call them equal opportunity bloggers  —  Word to the wired: Don't ask the founders of BlogHer where the women bloggers are.  —  You see, a hyperbolic debate is raging in the blogosphere: Why is this supposedly democratic medium recreating real-world inequality?
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Enabling v. owning  —  Umair Haque is suffering a big strategic crush on Fox, In this post, he takes out after the first, early investment relationships from Denuo, the Publicis think tank.  I won't comment on that because I have loads of conflict of interest (friendships and working relationships with Denuo and its investments).
Lorne Manly / New York Times:
For Tiny Screens, Some Big Dreams  —  IN a nondescript office park, hard by a freeway and other markers of suburbia like Circuit City and Trader Joe's, a band of creative souls is working on another staple of the American experience: new forms of entertainment for people to fill the few remaining gaps in their media-oversaturated days.
Mark Evans:
The End of Mass Media is Greatly Exaggerated  —  Here's a Sunday morning riddle: does the blogosphere's contention (Buzz Machine, John Dvorak, Corante) about the impending end of mass media (newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, books) have any credibility given that many bloggers see themselves as the New Media?
Mary Jo Foley /
Vista's Make Or Break Moment  —  Testers of Microsoft's latest operating system say the next build, which they're betting will hit this week, better be good.  —  It's the hour of reckoning for Windows Vista.  —  After five years of course changes, false starts and a host of beta …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
The Fight Against V1@gra (and Other Spam)  —  TO the antispam researchers at MessageLabs, an e-mail filtering company, each new wave of a recent stock-pumping spam seemed like a personal affront.  —  The spammers were trying to circumvent the world's junk-mail filters by embedding their messages …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Ken Belson / New York Times:
This Knee Doesn't Jerk at Every Deal  —  Qwest Communications, the smallest of the four big Bell phone companies, has been largely out of the spotlight in the year since it lost a bidding war for MCI to Verizon Communications and settled government investigations into accounting issues.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Justin Berton / San Francisco Chronicle:
The age of privacy  —  Gen Y not shy sharing online — but worries about spying  —  Over the past 12 years, Melissa Gira has cultivated a daily audience of 4,000 strangers, whom she lets watch her most intimate moments on her Web site.  They have watched her wake up and recall her dreams …
Discussion: apophenia
Samsung Invents Sliding-Clamshell Design  —  Samsung has combined two popular cell phone form factors into one design, inventing the sliding-clamshell.  —  Having advantages of both sliding and folding phones, the new form is built from a soft cover, allowing the body to slide lengthwise as well as become extended and folded.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mytago: A Real/Online World Bridge  —  Like Mozes, Mytago is trying to find an easy way for people to tag real world stuff for interaction online.  —  The idea is to create a visual tag (see image) that can be included on a website or, more usefully, somewhere offline like a poster.
Jenstar / JenSense:
YPN launches direct deposit, tax withholding and faster payment turnaround  —  Direct deposit is one of the most-requested features made by YPN publishers, and I am pleased to say that this feature is now a reality.  —  Publishers can now enter their bank account details to receive their payments via direct deposit.
UK law will criminalise IT pros, say experts … Security experts fear that the UK government is on track to outlaw the supply of network security tools, and even scripting languages such as Perl  —  IT and security professionals who make network monitoring tools publicly available …
Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
Lindens as Micropayments  —  Second Life has its own currency, Lindens.  On any given day people are using it to conduct transactions.  They buy items in world (clothes, toys, etc.) and they buy items out of world.  People can cash Lindens out of the game on the Lindex …
Discussion: OpsanBlog and Things That
John Tokash / John Tokash's Blog:
Vista on an eo....  A few people asked me what steps I took.  Using Partition Magic 8:  — I defragged C and D.  — I converted the D restore partition to a primary NTFS partition.  — I resized the D restore partition to be slightly larger than 3 gigs and moved it to the end of the drive.
Discussion: Craig Pringle
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