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7:20 PM ET, April 15, 2007


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Mathew /
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.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Ustream, Justin... when have we gone too far?  —  Update: Corsin sent over a twitter, aim, skype, irc, and text sms that Matthew Ingram wrote about the same topic yesterday.  His article is here.  I guess I am not alone with my views or he is not alone with his views.  —  When have we gone too far?
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?"
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   UStream Feeds the Web's Narcissists
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Nothing more boring than the "narcissystem"
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple keynote: live from NAB 2007  —  Welcome, welcome!  Things aren't yet underway at Apple's Lights Camera Apple NAB keynote event, but be sure to check back here at this post for updates as things get started.  We'll be getting underway shortly.  —  10:30am PST - They've got us in the media corral …
Duncan J. Watts / New York Times:
Is Justin Timberlake a Product of Cumulative Advantage?  —  As anyone who follows the business of culture is aware, the profits of cultural industries depend disproportionately on the occasional outsize success — a blockbuster movie, a best-selling book or a superstar artist — to offset the many investments that fail dismally.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft and DoubleClick: What if Redmond wanted to lose?  —  The pundits have spoken: Chalk up another win for Google and another loss for Microsoft in the bidding war for display-ad vendor DoubleClick.  —  Many industry watchers believe Google was wiling to pay a whopping $3.1 billion …
Discussion: InsideGoogle and PC World: Techlog
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is Microsoft bidding up acquisitions on purpose?  —  Don Dodge, who works at Microsoft, offers up some interesting analysis of Google and Microsoft's acquisition strategy.  Not saying I agree with it, but it does make for fun Sunday-morning reading.  —  Oh, there's plenty of "paying more later" behavior on every side of the fence.
Discussion: Digital Markets
Bruno Giussani / Lunch over IP:
"Don't speak.  Point!"  - Three ingredients of the future of journalism … At a recent conference in California, Ethan Zuckerman, the Harvard-based co-founder of GlobalVoices and an insightful blogger, was asked whether newspaper and television editors were still relevant in these days of participatory, "citizen" journalism.
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 …
Telco equipment spending for 2007 to be low  —  The good news for makers of wired communication infrastructure equipment is that 2007 will mark a recent record high year for telecommunications company spending on such gear.  The bad news is that revenue growth will be relatively anemic compared …
Discussion: GigaOM and
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Can LeapTag Capture The Magic Of StumbleUpon?  —  San Jose based LeapTag is part bookmarking (like 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: and
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube Obeys Fake Takedown Request From 15 Year Old  —  Want a video removed from YouTube?  Send along a fake takedown notice pretending to be from the copyright holder.  At least, it's a prank that worked for a 15 year old from Perth, Australia, who sent a signed form to YouTube pretending …
Teen apologises over ABC YouTube sham
Discussion: Slashdot and Gadget Lab
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.
Heather Scoffield / Globe and Mail:
The phone war is over. For Ted, it's vindication
Google Blogoscoped:
Fading Out Nofollows?  —  Not sure if many blog and wiki platforms offer this feature already, but it's implemented on this blog since some time and I'm really happy about it: fading out nofollows.  This means that a link that is posted in the comments will be nofollowed …
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 …
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