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1:50 PM ET, April 15, 2007

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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Twitter, Ustream — how much is too much?  —  Way back in the mists of time, Internet-wise, there was Jenni-cam — a camera (and later, cameras) trained upon Jennifer Ringley 24 hours a day, regardless of what she was doing.  That seemed kind of weird, but after awhile it wasn't really that weird at all.
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Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
The First Law of Ambient Broadcasting (Or, Twitter)  —  As it refers to the evolving discussion around the rapidly evolving technologies which are able to track and broadcast your activities 24/7, such as Twitter or Ustream, Mathew Ingram asks the question that begs to be asked: "How Much Is Too Much?"
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
PodTech's Scoble and Jeremiah to Test UStream Technology at Web 2.0 Expo  —  Update: The live stream of the conference is available here.  —  Friend and CEO of UStream TV Chris Yeh (lead investor and acting CEO of Ustream) was kind enough to swing by PodTech and by on my upcoming Web Strategy Video Show this Thursday.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
ScobleCam coming?  —  Come back Monday to my Twitter account at 10 a.m. for something fun.  I'll be at the Web 2.0 Expo in the lobby.  Where will you be?  —  I can't let Justin.TV and Chris Pirillo have all the fun!  —  I'm taking the weekend off, hope you are having a good one and see you on Monday morning!
Chris Pirillo:
Live Internet Video Stream  —  It's time to start playing with the narcissystem!  Last night, as witnessed by dozens of people from 'round the world, I spliced together five separate technologies to create a unified communications experience:  — Ustream.tv  — freeconferencing.liveoffice.com
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
How to report paid links  —  One thing I heard at SES London was that people wanted a way to report paid links specifically.  I'd like to get a few paid link reports anyway because I'm excited about trying some ideas here at Google to augment our existing algorithms.
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Hidden links  —  Most people understand hidden text is something like white text on a white background, and know to steer clear of it.  Let me show you an example of a hidden link.  Normally a hidden link could be in several forms:  — hidden text that also happens to be hyperlinked …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Michael Gray / Graywolf's SEO Blog:
How Can So Many PHD's Be So Wrong  —  There's a famous saying that if you put enough chimpanzees in front of enough typewriters eventually you'll end up with the works of William Shakespeare.  However it's seem the largest collection PHD's in the world at Google are having a really hard …
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:   Is This Google's Achilles Heel?
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Google Wants You to Disclose the Paid Links it Can't Find
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Can LeapTag Capture The Magic Of StumbleUpon?  —  San Jose based LeapTag is part bookmarking (like del.icio.us) and part discovery (like StumbleUpon).  It's a good way to keep track of websites that you like using tags, and it's also useful for serendipitous discovery of new sites you might like …
Discussion: Webware.com and KillerStartups.com
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Price Breaks In Canada Won't Happen Yet  —  Mark Evans points to a Globe and Mail article about why our friends to the North won't see the kind of price wars we see in the USA.  —  I beg to differ as we have enterered the era of global telephony carriers, where as a result of IP boundaries no longer exist.
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Heather Scoffield / Globe and Mail:
The phone war is over. For Ted, it's vindication
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
MS update hopes to clean up the Office  —  Latency issues led to irate users even before November launch  —  Microsoft Corp. late on Friday released an update to Outlook 2007 designed to speed up the communication software's much-criticized sluggishness.  —  The 8.3 MB update should accelerate …
Gizmodo:
New Mac vs. PC Ads Show Vista as Lardass  —  The latest Mac ad throws fire on the flames of the War on Craplets.  —  A message to those PR people, engineers, product managers, VPs and CEOs at Dell, HP, Sony, Lenovo, and our other favorite PC makers: Don't let the people in charge of putting …
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and CrunchGear
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
This is How We Catch You Downloading  —  In March we reported in some detail about the case of 500 UK file-sharers being legally pursued following claims that they uploaded games from the German publisher 'Zuxxez' onto file-sharing networks.  —  Since then, many people have been in touch …
Discussion: digg
Drinkstuff.com™:
USB Speed Typing Mouse  —  New in March  —  Back - More products in USB Gadgets  —  If you have your own private office, you might find yourself getting a bit lonely from time to time.  This cute little pedaling mouse will keep you company and let you challenge your typing ability!
The Independent:
Are mobile phones wiping out our bees?  —  Scientists claim radiation from handsets are to blame for mysterious 'colony collapse' of bees  —  It seems like the plot of a particularly far-fetched horror film.  But some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile phone could cause massive food shortages …
Discussion: Gizmodo, IFTF's Future Now and digg
 
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