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12:35 AM ET, March 12, 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.
Drumsnwhistles / odd time signatures:
Twitter THIS!  —  After a week in a very mellow groove where I only read friends' feeds, I'm catching up.  It really doesn't take much to catch up on the geek feeds because the only topic I see over and over and over again is Twitter.  Marshall Kirkpatrick has a "Twitter Top Ten" …
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" …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:   A Twitter Top Ten
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.
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."
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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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:
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.
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
 
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Damon Darlin / New York Times:
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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Randall Stross / New York Times:
Edison the Inventor, Edison the Showman
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
All of EU to switch off energy inefficient lights within three years
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The New Version of Trillian is a Flash Application with Apollo-like Functionality
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