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11:25 PM ET, March 11, 2007

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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.
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Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Twitter crowd goes bananas at SXSW  —  I've been resolutely ignoring Robert Scoble's frequent mentions of Twitter in the hope that it might go away.  No such luck.  Twitter has apparently infected the crowd at the SXSW conference in Austin to the point where it how has a Twitter screen of scrolling messages.
Chris Heuer / Social Media Club:
Is SxSW going to be the death of Twitter?  —  Just about 6 weeks ago, I wrote a post about Twitter being a great evolution of IM, moving to EM, which I called "everywhere messaging".  Well, in the weeks since, I have come to realize it is really about EP, "everywhere publishing" …
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.
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.
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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.
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."
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 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Interview: aXXo, The Most Popular DVD Ripper on BitTorrent  —  For those of you who never heard of aXXo, he is responsible for hundreds of DVDrips that find their way to millions of PCs around the world.  Most of the rips are 700MB, made to fit on a single CD.
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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 and Bloggers Blog
Business Week:
The Trouble With India  —  Crumbling roads, jammed airports, and power blackouts could hobble growth  —  When foreigners say Bangalore is India's version of Silicon Valley, the high-tech office park called Electronics City is what they're often thinking of.
Discussion: GigaOM
Chris / LiveSide:
The future of Windows Live Mail destop  —  There hasn't been much news on Windows Live Mail desktop since 2006, with a minor update being released in February.  With most Windows Live watchers expecting a v1 release at the beginning of the year, many are wondering what is happening to the product.
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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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
NEW BROWSER-FREE WEB VERSION OF TRILLIAN IS COMING
Discussion: Mashable!
Larry Rohter / New York Times:
Gilberto Gil Hears the Future, Some Rights Reserved  —  ON Wednesday the Brazilian minister of culture, Gilberto Gil, is scheduled to speak about intellectual property rights, digital media and related topics at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, Tex. Two nights later the singer …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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 …
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 and digg
 
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