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12:05 PM ET, March 11, 2007


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Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Twitter Tips the Tuna  —  On Wednesday, Twitter tipped the tuna.  By that I mean it started peaking.  Adoption amongst the people I know seemed to double immediately, an apparent tipping point.  It hasn't jumped the shark, and probably won't until Steven Colbert covers this messaging of the mundane.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
The Evolution of Blogging, Cat Version  —  So blogging has evolved once more, and the talk of the town - or at least the talk of Austin, Texas during the SXSW Conference - is Twitter, that increasingly popular text messaging/blogging service from the makers of Odeo.
Acarvin / Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth:
Can Twitter Save Lives?  —  Some of you may have noticed a colored badge in my blog's right column that shows what I've been doing recently.  If you haven't explored it further, it's from a messaging service called Twitter - and I'm beginning to wonder if it could be used to save lives.  Seriously.
Dan Fost / San Francisco Chronicle:
Where neo-nomads' ideas percolate  —  New 'bedouins' transform a laptop, cell phone and coffeehouse into their office  —  A new breed of worker, fueled by caffeine and using the tools of modern technology, is flourishing in the coffeehouses of San Francisco.
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
History, Digitized (and Abridged)  —  THE National Steinbeck Center, at the top of Main Street in this farming community, exhibits an array of artifacts from John Steinbeck's life and works: family memorabilia, a passport from the 1960s and movie stills from "The Grapes of Wrath."
Discussion: TeleRead and PaidContent
Anne 2.1:
Ten Things I Hate About You, Web 2.0  — The phrase "user-generated content."  Has there ever been a more condescending or less descriptive phrase for human expression and creation and connection?  — The techmeme pile-on effect.  Why does everyone have to write about the same stuff all at once?
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
SXSW Panel: How to bluff your way in Web 2.0
Chris Brogan /
5 Ways to Use Twitter for Good  —  I'm a big fan of Twitter, and have been using it heavily since the outset.  For those of you not yet using it, Twitter is a communications gateway that asks the question: "What are you doing now?"  Users can answer and hear their friends' answers via SMS, via IM, or on a webpage.
Discussion: One By One Media, Web Strategy and digg
Tony Long / Wired News:
March 10, 2000: Pop!  —  2000: The Nasdaq hits 5,048.62, the high-water mark of the dot-com boom.  It's all downhill from here.  —  The boom is more accurately described as a bubble, since it rested largely on wild stock speculation and freewheeling venture capital investment that resulted …
Discussion: digg
Rafe Needleman /
NEW BROWSER-FREE WEB VERSION OF TRILLIAN IS COMING  —  We recently covered the upcoming "Astra" version of our favorite multinetwork IM client, Trillian.  In that story, we also reported that there's a Web-based version of Trillian in the works that will compete with Meebo (related posts).
Discussion: Mashable!
Christine Herron /
Kathy Sierra Teaches "Human-ness" at SXSW  —  Kathy Sierra took her theme of passionate users to the next level at SXSW Interactive.  Specifically, Sierra posed this question: Why do people go in person to a presentation that's being blogged live, twittered, and videotaped?  Why are we all here?
Discussion: CNET and Fast Company Now
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Where OS X 'Big Cat' code names REALLY come from  —  OK, so imagine this: You're Apple Computer, Inc. (still) and it's December 1997.  You've just blocked British Mac-clone maker Shaye from licensing Mac OS 8, thereby putting it pretty much out of luck for new products; in fact …
Discussion: digg
Mark Evans:
Is Vista the Beginning of the End?
USA Today:
Apple buffs marketing savvy to a high shine  —  LOS ANGELES - Apple's marketing machine has done it again.  —  While the biggest names in tech were in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show in January showing off new gadgets and gizmos, Apple gambled it could extract attention …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Apple Gazette and digg
Preetam Rai / Global Voices Online:
YouTube blocked and unblocked in Thailand  —  Visitors to popular video sharing site YouTube were re-directed to a government web site from Friday to Saturday noon.  —  2Bangkok has a post on the block … MICT stands for the Ministry of Communication and Technology.
OneCare Deletes Users' Outlook Files  —  A rash of users of Microsoft's new Windows Live OneCare service, launched last January 30, have been reporting on Microsoft's support forums that virus scans performed by the service have resulted in the deletion of their OUTLOOK.PST files - the local …
Discussion: TechBlog, George Ou and Zoli's Blog
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MPAA's Aggressive Anti-Piracy Propaganda
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Josh Friedman / Los Angeles Times:
Blogging for dollars raises questions of online ethics
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Howard Owens / media blog:
Journalists can program, too  —  Nice post from Mark Glaser …
Discussion: Invisible Inkling and hubbub
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Career Advice: Don't Spend Half Your Work Day On Facebook And Then Brag About It
Discussion: 901am, VC Circle and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple on the hunt for multitouch display engineer
Discussion: Gadget Lab