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6:15 AM ET, October 16, 2006

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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Edelman, Wal-Mart and the Loss of Control in Media  —  It's inevitable that a PR firm like Edelman would create a phony blog for one of its clients (in this case Wal-Mart — see Shel Holtz for a great analysis).  For all of the hype over "conversation" as the new media paradigm …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Blog integrity is important  —  If you don't disclose you're being paid to blog, you're gonna create a mess, like Edelman and Walmart did.  That's why I don't like PayPerPost (which sponsored part of the conference yesterday).  I don't mind PayPerPost on the face of it.
Discussion: Life On the Wicked Stage and i-boy
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Edelman Gaming Blogosphere.  With Walmart.  Again.  —  In spite of the ever growing echochamber the blogosphere lives in, it never astounds me what gets missed from time to time; in particular, there's a leading story in Businessweek about how a travel blog about Wal-mart …
John Dowdell / JD on EP:
Edelman, WalMart: A blogosphere tizzy in two parts: (a) a PR firm (Edelman) hires people to write a feel-good weblog for a client (WalMart) where the affiliation is not disclosed in the page; then (b) prominent PR bloggers who work at that firm do not engage in the ensuing conversation about the ethical issues involved.
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
'Good for the Soul'  —  With iPod's fifth birthday around the corner, Steve Jobs discusses the MP3 player's design, the cool factor and the impact on how we listen to music.  —  Paul Sakuma / AP  —  Holistic: Jobs at an Apple media event last month  —  Oct. 23 marks the fifth anniversary of Apple's iPod.
(BLOG) RED:
2:48am Friday night/Saturday morning  —  It's been quite a day!  Has anybody ever asked, "Do you feel any different?" on your birthday or other significant life event?  And you think to yourself, "What kind of question is that!?  Why would I feel different?!"  And sometimes you accidentally say that out loud. . .
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and digg
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Planet Google Wants You  —  AS Dan Firger, a law student at New York University, strolls from class to class during the course of his day or pauses for a breather in Washington Square Park, his cellphone is routinely buzzing inside his messenger bag.  He can often guess who it is: Google.
Kotaku:
Nintendo Pre-1980: The Lame Toy Years  —  I really sympathize with those kids who had to make do with the lame Nintendo.  The light gun shootin', hanafuda card playin' era that didn't so effectively shut off the brain like a rousing session of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat can.
Discussion: Gizmodo, 4 color rebellion and digg
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Paid popularity  —  Inspired by the success of blogging journalist and former staffer Om Malik, Business 2.0 is paying staffers to blog, rewarding them on the basis of traffic.  My newfound friend Dan Shanoff objects at HuffingtonPost, arguing, with merit, that this may cause writers to …
Xarker / Xark!:
Top 10 Scoble Blog Thangs  —  Change of plans: I'm here at the Robert and Maryam Scoble presentation "10 Ways to a Killer Blog: Getting noticed in the new word-of-mouth network."  —  Sue Polinsky says she was turned on to blogging via Scoble.  Sue: Everybody in this room has turned an online relationship into a face.
Discussion: Off On A Tangent
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Anton Zuiker Filed / BlogTogether:
ConvergeSouth notes  —  [Welcome Scobleizer readers.
Discussion: Maryamie and Xark!
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Price Hikes For Yahoo Music  —  Earlier this week, someone asked me what's up with Yahoo Music, and their Music Match service.  Since, Yahoo is not my preferred source of digital music, I admit, I completely forgot about them, and the fact that they had paid $160 million for Music Match back in September 2004.
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
PlayStation 3 Wins Kudos At DigitalLife 06  —  DigitalLife, the "ultimate consumer technology, gaming & entertainment event of the year", has announced this year's "best of show" awards, with Sony netting the ultimate award for their PlayStation 3, as well as Best Booth.
Discussion: You NEWB and Destructoid
Redbarren / ben barren:
The Real T3 : TVrss, Torrents + Ted Get Married.  —  I've never really got the torrents working on the Apple wireless network here using Azureus.  (is this a common problem or just me being a tech idiot ? - just shows vvslow download speeds, close to zero.. something with ports etc ??)
Discussion: Torrentfreak
Kent / Newsome.Org:
Blogs, Papers and Irony  —  Nick Carr and Dave Winer are arguing about something having to do with bloggers, Iraq and murdered journalists.  —  I think blogs are important ways to distribute certain kinds of information, but they are not even close to being a substitute for traditional media for certain news topics.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
MySpace.com Adds Video Space  —  MySpace made a silent change to their MySpace Video program over the weekend, adding user uploaded videos to the default MySpace profile in a new section dubbed Video Space.  —  Nested between the Who I'd Like To Meet and Friends area of MySpace profiles …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Web 2.0 Explorer
Jonathan Riddell / KDE Dot News:
KDE Celebrates 10 Years of the Free Desktop  —  Yesterday at 10:00 AM the president of the KDE e.V. Eva Brucherseifer welcomed the audience of the presentation track at the KDE anniversary event at the Technische Akademie Esslingen (TAE) in Ostfildern near Stuttgart, Germany.
Discussion: LXer Linux News and Slashdot
Fred / A VC:
Who Should Buy Yahoo!  —  I got this comment on my Buying YHOO post last week: … My first thought was that I had sold too soon.  My second thought was "no, not a carrier".  And the next thing I did was send the comment around to some of my friends who are active in the market.
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
Wallflower at the Web Party  —  JONATHAN ABRAMS was in a spot.  He could take the safe bet and accept the $30 million that Google was offering him for Friendster, the social networking Web start-up he began only a year earlier, in 2002.  Saying yes to Google would provide a quick …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   The Friendster Tell-All Story
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Me and My Mylo  —  After initially dismissing the Mylo from Sony as something half baked, I decided that I really can't judge a book by its cover so I decided to plunk down the $350 at the Sony Style Store in Las Vegas this weekend and take a gamble on it.  —  My first impressions are …
Discussion: Web Worker Daily and Skype Journal
 
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