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3:30 AM ET, November 26, 2007


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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The wonderful horrible life of Facebook users and their data (or, "data hogs get slaughtered")  —  Doc has an important post today that reflects on data and privacy.  The post comes back to Marc Cantor's "but it's our daaaaaatttttaaaaaa dudeeeeeeeessss riggggggggghhhhttt?!?!?!!!!!!" …
Doc Searls Weblog:
Time to write our own rules  —  So I've been reading Dave Winer, Ethan Zuckerman, Jeff Jarvis, David Wienberger and Wendy Seltzer, all of whom have problems with what Facebook is doing with its members' data.  —  Dave in particular is looking for action:
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I want control of my data  —  A few weeks ago I not only gave $100 …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
ABC News and Facebook in Joint Effort to Bring Viewers Closer to Political Coverage  —  Facebook, the popular social networking site, has become a full-fledged platform for communicating, sharing and advertising.  ABC News is betting that it will become a platform for political coverage, as well.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Jeff Bezos (one-week Kindle review)  —  I've read two books on it, which explains why I haven't been on Twitter very much in the past week.  But the Kindle really bugs me now.  I'm hitting all sorts of little things that the Kindle team simply didn't think through very well.
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far  —  ON the surface, the mobile Web is a happening place.  There's the iPhone in all its glory.  More than 30 companies have signed up for the Open Handset Alliance from Google, which aims to bring the wide-open development environment of the Internet to mobile devices.
The Economic Idiocy of Blocking Social Media Traffic  —  This is a guest post by Muhammad Saleem, a social media consultant and a top-ranked community member on multiple social news sites.  —  By now most of you have probably seen the site 'Why Digg is Blocked'.
Discussion: Digg
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Dabble to Sell Video Viewership Data to Publishers  —  Dabble has built a video search platform around the preferences of viewers.  Founder and CEO Mary Hodder calls it "people powered search."  —  The company will soon provide metadata about search to publishers who need to understand why and where their clips are being watch.
Discussion: Mashable!
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
DivShare says it's for sale but not dead  —  DivShare, a site for uploading and sharing video, music, photos, and documents, recently put itself up for sale on a forum that specializes in high-priced domain names.  The move drew attention, because putting yourself up for sale usually means you're ready to throw in the towel.
UK 'slow' on ultra-fast internet  —  Broadband industry leaders are to meet ministers to discuss how to stop the UK dropping into the internet "slow lane".  —  More than half of all UK homes now have a broadband connection, at an average speed of four megabits a second (Mbps).
Evan Schuman /
Web Traffic Snarls Sites on Black Friday  —  A surge of e-commerce traffic on Thanksgiving night and all day Friday apparently caught several retail giants by surprise, with Lowe's, Macys and Victoria's Secret especially hard hit.  —  But they were far from the exception …
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A Gimmick Becomes a Real Trend  —  TWO years ago, Cyber Monday was a marketing gimmick in search of shoppers.  This year, it seems to be a genuine trend that retailers have embraced.  —  In a survey of roughly 120 members of, the trade group for online retailers …
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Microsoft Quietly Readies Windows XP Update  —  Vista's first service pack got the limelight, but a release candidate of SP3 for XP was also delivered last week.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Just days after Microsoft Corp. delivered a release candidate preview for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 …
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Software piracy fight makes enemies  —  WASHINGTON - Michael Gaertner worried he could lose his company.  A group called the Business Software Alliance had written him to claim that his 10-person architectural firm in Galveston, Texas, was using unlicensed software.
Discussion: WinBeta
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Propeller Update - Up... Up... And Away!  —  When Propeller launched, everyone had questions about it's ability to survive.  Propeller launched in mid-September (let's call it two months ago) and was a shift from the domain.  It's safe to say, most (if not all) …
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Open Letter From TorrentFreak To Brein
Discussion: Mashable!, WinBeta and Digg
Alexander Wolfe / InformationWeek:
British iPhone Users Complain Of Serious Reception Problems
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
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