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3:15 PM ET, March 11, 2007

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Chris Brogan / lifehack.org:
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: Web Strategy, MYBLOG by Ouriel and digg
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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.
Bren / Slacker Manager:
The Several Habits of Wildly Successful Twitter Users  —  Twitter is a deceptively simple utility.  That said, Twitter isn't for everyone.  In fact it's probably not even for half of everyone.  But for those that have the patience to find their personal sweet spot, Twitter can be quite good indeed.
Discussion: One By One Media and digg
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.
Ryan Stewart:
The New Version of Trillian is a Flash Application with Apollo-like Functionality  —  I feel like a giddy school boy right now after reading about Astra, Trillian's new client over on Webware and the Trillian Blog.  The new client is built on Flash, and there is a web client …
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Smw / Cerulean Studios' Blog:
Convenience And Convergence.
Discussion: JD on EP
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: hubbub, 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?
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
SXSW Panel: How to bluff your way in Web 2.0
Discussion: splashcastmedia.com
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 …
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
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
E Ink's blueChute bluetooth enabled e-ink concept  —  Even with certain forms of e-ink displays starting to drip drip drip into real world settings — see what we did there? — it's still unlikely that you'll meet someone on the street with some e-ink tech on their person.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Christine Herron / Christine.net:
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 News.com and Fast Company Now
Josh / Bokardo:
9 Lessons for Would-be Bloggers  —  A few lessons learned in 7 years of blogging.  —  I attended the Writing, Better panel here at SXSW.  I've been thinking about it ever since, both because I wanted the conversation to go on for a few more hours and because so many people here are bloggers …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
All of EU to switch off energy inefficient lights within three years  —  Following on from Australia's pledge to phase out the usage of incandescent bulbs, the 27 leaders of the European Union have decided that all member states will have to use energy efficient lighting before 2010.
Discussion: digg
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
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Mark Evans:
Is Vista the Beginning of the End?
 
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Preetam Rai / Global Voices Online:
YouTube blocked and unblocked in Thailand
Darren Waters / BBC:
Designer hopes for love in games
Discussion: Profy.Com
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA's Aggressive Anti-Piracy Propaganda
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
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BetaNews:
OneCare Deletes Users' Outlook Files
Discussion: TechBlog, George Ou and Zoli's Blog
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