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7:50 PM ET, April 6, 2008


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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop  —  SAN FRANCISCO — They work long hours, often to exhaustion.  Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts.  This is the digital-era sweatshop.  You may know it by a different name: home.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Anatomy of a ‘Blogging will kill you’ story: Why I didn't make the cut  —  I read the New York Times' take on how the stress of blogging and how it can kill you with great interest: I was interviewed for it.  But I pretty much knew I wouldn't make the final story as my take was different than Matt Richtel's.
Marc Andreessen /
The New York Times covers blogging  —  Actual New York Times headline for Sunday, April 6, 2008: … Reworded for brevity: … Future New York Times headline submissions from yours truly: … And of course, the inevitable, perennial favorite: … p.s.  The Judy Miller memorial New York Times blogging story headline:
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Relax, Chill and maybe Blog  —  The blogosphere's reaction to the attention grabbing headline in The New York Times is equally attention grabbing.  Having lived through a health scare, I have a different perspective on not only this whole blog thing but on life, some of which I have shared in the past with the readers of this blog.
Discussion: FoundRead
Mathew /
New York Times: blog trolling 101  —  I'm sure someone at the New York Times has to be feeling pretty smug right now — after all, look at all the attention the paper's story on bloggers is getting from the blogosphere.  Obviously, the Times has learned the first rule of getting attention from blogs: talk about blogs.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Chat Launches - Tour & First Impressions  —  Facebook has just turned on Chat in a “few networks” (including mine) this morning and I think it's a great implementation.  While Facebook hasn't announced an official rollout schedule, Chat will be gradually rolling out over the coming days.
Rafat Ali /
Joost Denies: No “Major Retrenchement”, Or “Sole U.S. Focus”  —  Joost, the online video service which has had more than its share of troubles since its founding, had another story this weekend to contend with, this time a sketchily-sourced story from Times UK.
Discussion: Webomatica
Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
Joost said ready to rein in global ambitions, focus on U.S. market
Discussion: DSLreports
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
More Crappy Censorship From Your Friends at Yahoo!  —  Possibly The Most Ridiculous DMCA Take Down Yet  —  Mike Arrington has a blog post over at TechCrunch regarding a recent censorship case over at Yahoo where taking down and destroying user's content seems to be business as usual.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Possibly The Most Ridiculous DMCA Take Down Yet
Desiree Everts / CNET domain name fetches millions  —  Who would've thought a generic domain name would still have the capacity to pull in big bucks?  Chris Clark, the seller of “,” seemed a bit in shock after he managed to rake in $2.6 million from the auction of the domain name.
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
Man Sells Domain Name for Serious Dough
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Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
Blog Herald says Loren Feldman Outsmarted me  —  Matt Craven at the Blog Herald has posted a review of my recent mud wrestling with 1938 Media's Loren Feldman, saying Loren utsmarted me.  Feldman, who seems to be building a career on making fun of prominent people in social media …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Why modular Windows will suck for Microsoft and suck for you  —  Modules and the next version of Windows  —  There is a growing consensus of opinion forming that Windows “Seven” will be “modular,” the concept being that you buy the core OS first and then add to it individual “modules” with logically distinct units of functionality.
Discussion: Digg
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
10 Ways the Internet (As We Know It) Will Die  —  We often think of the Internet as a platform for unfettered global communication, where information flows freely, innovators can launch new applications at will, and everyone can have a voice.  But it's unlikely that our children's Internet will look anything like what we have now.
Discussion: Digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stanford Launches On-Campus Venture Fund, SSE Ventures  —  Countless startups, such as Sun, Yahoo and Google (as well as newcomers like Meebo) were started at Stanford, or by Stanford graduates.  Now Stanford wants to help its students by providing seed funding directly …
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