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5:15 AM ET, May 23, 2008

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Twitter Technology Blog:
Twittering About Architecture  —  Here at Twitter HQ, we're not blind to the flurry of discussion over the past weeks about our architecture.  For many of our technically-minded users, Twitter downtime is an opportunity to muse about what the source of our problems might be, and to propose creative solutions.
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Some Thoughts on Twitter's Availability Problems  —  As a regular user of Twitter I've felt the waves of frustration wash over me these past couple of weeks as the service has been hit by one outage after another.  This led me to start pondering the problem space [especially as it relates …
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Twitter At Scale: Will It Work?
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Our Terms  —  There's some discussion in our forum right now about content disputes and the specifics of our Terms of Service.  It seems there is room in our Terms for folks to debate the difference between an update and an insult.  There is some confusion surrounding our official policy with regard to taking action.
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Ariel Waldman:
Twitter refuses to uphold Terms of Service  —  I started using Twitter in March 2007, just before their SXSW explosion.  Not surprisingly, I instantly became addicted and since then have used the service for everything from personal to professional.  —  Overall, Twitter is a great platform …
Kevin Fox / FriendFeed Blog:
Get a room!  —  It started when we wanted a better way to share feature ideas and product plans with each other here at FriendFeed, but not the rest of the world — a mini FriendFeed of our own.  We could have set this up on its own machine in the office, but we knew that we weren't alone …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   Hey noisy FriendFeed users, get a room(s)!
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft embraces ‘Bring Your Own Laptop’ model  —  REDMOND, Wash.—You've heard of BYOB, now get ready for Bring Your Own Laptop.  —  There's a small but growing trend in which companies are choosing to give employees money toward their personal laptop, rather than providing a company-issued portable.
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Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Optimized Desktop for the Enterprise
Discussion: BetaNews and Computerworld
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google seizes search share in April
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone line forms at Apple's flagship for absolutely no reason  —  So word on the street (literally) is that a large number of people are queuing in line outside of Apple's flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City — keep in mind the Cube is open 24 hours a day.
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Jonny / MethodShop:
iPhone Line Forms Already at Apple's 5th Ave Store
Discussion: Cult of Mac and Gadget Lab
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Larry Page talks about Google's vision of “wi-fi on steroids”  —  “Wi-fi on steriods.”  That's one of the many potential uses for the wireless spectrum that is now lying unused between TV channels, our co-founder Larry Page told the New America Foundation here in DC this morning.
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Roy Mark / eWeek:
Google Turns Page on White Spaces
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yang Gets “Adult Supervision” at Microsoft Meetings  —  Several major investors in Yahoo-who have been, how shall BoomTown put this delicately, freaked out by the sudden departure of Microsoft from the deal two weeks ago-have blamed the passive-aggressive style of Yahoo …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Director Ed Kozel Resigns; Board Shrinking From 10 to 9  —  In a just-filed 8-K Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) says its director Edward Kozel is resigning from the company's board to (drumroll) “spend more time with family”, and that he would've done it earlier, but wanted to stay on to deal …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Towards a Value-Added User Data Economy  —  Every week it seems like the debate over access to, portability of and privacy over user data on the social web has reached new heights.  It's only going to get louder though, just as discussions about other forms of economics will never be resolved.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Large companies paying workers to read employee e-mail  —  If you were thinking of using your work e-mail for job hunting or online dating, think twice.  —  A new survey finds that 41 percent of large companies (those with 20,000 or more employees) are paying staffers to read or otherwise analyze …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Print Layout in Google Docs  —  Google Docs has a new way of displaying documents: fixed-width page view (or print layout in Microsoft Word).  Documents are more readable and look closer to the way they appear when printed.  The previous mode (plain view, also called web layout in Microsoft Word) is available in the new View menu.
 
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Better Gmail 2 Gets New Features, Skins, and Firefox 3 Support
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Google's Page rips Microsoft, says Yahoo ad deal OK
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