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11:55 AM ET, March 15, 2008


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Josh Wolf /
CNN tracks Ashley Dupre's social networking activity and provides full report  —  For most people, updating your MySpace or Facebook profile is not news.  Sure, it might appear in your news feed on the site, but that's just about as far as the story is likely to travel.
Discussion: VoIP Blog, Valleywag, MTV and Salon
Mallory Simon / CNN:
Dupre's MySpace page evolves with scandal  —  (CNN) — In three days, Ashley Alexandra Dupre went from being an unknown 22-year-old aspiring musician to the fifth most-searched subject on Google because of her alleged sexual encounters with New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
Blake Robinson / ReadWriteWeb:
FriendFeed vs SocialThing!  —  In the past year there has been an explosion in social media.  Where once we had only to worry about managing our Facebook or MySpace networks, we're now each creating a seemingly infinite number of feeds.  The burden of this data is a lot to manage …
Duncan /
FriendFeed = More Hyped Yawn  —  So I started another bush fire, at least among the growing list of self important so-called A listers who would happily crucify anyone who dare question their favorite startup of the minute.  —  I say A-List somewhat lightly, because the guy who's come after me is someone who's called Louis Gray.
Discussion: Webomatica and ParisLemon
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
How Internet news should work  —  By the mid-90s I became accustomed to reading news on the web.  So much so that I cancelled subscriptions to the NY Times and Wall Street Journal because most days I'd never take the papers out of the plastic bags they were delivered in.
Discussion: Social Media
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Radical Idea For News Sites: Show What's New On Your Homepage
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Report: DVR could turn Apple TV into multi-billion dollar business  —  By integrating digital video recording (DVR) features into Apple TV, Apple stands to transform it's niche media hub business into a serious growth driver worth over a billion dollars annually, according to one Wall Street analyst.
Brad Linder / Eee Site:
Asus EP20: First look at the Eee PC desktop  —  Apparently Asus had a bit more up its sleeve at CeBit than the Eee PC 900.  The company also showed off the EP20, which appears to be the first desktop computer in the Eee PC lineup.  Earlier this year Asus announced plans to expand the brand …
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Bridging your traffic engine with your revenue engine  —  Viral loops are only good for one thing  —  ... and that thing ain't revenue.  Viral loops generate traffic, but you still need to:  — Retain the traffic that's generated virally  — As well as also monetize the traffic
Om Malik / GigaOM:
And Now InDirecTV  —  The lack of a broadband pipe and the subsequent inability to offer video on demand is the proverbial glass jaw of John Malone's satellite broadcasting service, DirecTV.  While the broadband dilemma is likely to continue for a while, DirecTV has come up with a workaround for the VOD problem.
Liz Tay / iTNews Australia:
Child-like intelligence created in Second Life  —  Four-year-old Eddie might behave like a typical young boy.  Outside of the Second Life virtual world, however, he is anything but.  —  The child is a product of logic-based artificial intelligence and complex modelling techniques …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Launch Instant Messaging Service  —  Facebook has been testing a new instant messaging service and will be launching it to the public soon, perhaps in the next week.  —  Our understanding is that the service will be built into user's Facebook pages and allow them to web chat with their Facebook friends.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell busts out 20-inch UltraSharp 2009W LCD  —  Not feeling enough LCD love from Dell lately?  How about this new UltraSharp 2009W?  The new 20-inch 16:10 widescreen monitor does up a 1680 x 1050 resolution, with 36% more pixel content than Dell's 19-incher.
Discussion: DisplayBlog and Electronista
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