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9:45 PM ET, May 24, 2008

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BBC:
Web users ‘getting more selfish’  —  Web users are getting more ruthless and selfish when they go online, reveals research.  —  The annual report into web habits by usability guru Jakob Nielsen shows people are becoming much less patient when they go online.
Discussion: broadstuff and WebGuild
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
Blame FriendFeed  —  Robert Scoble.  Blame FriendFeed.  Steve Rubel.  Blame FriendFeed.  The Shel puppet.  Blame FriendFeed.  Dave Winer.  Blame FriendFeed.  Etc.  —  FriendFeed is a parasite service built on the back of Twitter.  Let's get this straight.  No Twitter, no FriendFeed.
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Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
FriendFeed won't kill Twitter but Twitter might
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica:
Keep Your Eyes On FriendFeed: It May Be The Google Of Social Networks
Discussion: Mashable! and Micro Persuasion
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
FriendFeed Still Has a Lot of Killing to Do
Discussion: The Last Podcast and Feedonomics
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
MicroHoo: corporate penis envy?  —  After reading endless pieces about Microsoft's obsession with search, I am forced to offer the following theory: penis envy (from Wikipedia): … Microsoft was once motivated by its own Big Hairy Audacious Goal: “a computer on every desk and in every home.”
John Markoff / New York Times:
Global Dreams for a Wireless Web  —  SITTING on the porch at Finca Torrenova, his 800-acre retreat on this Mediterranean island, Martin Varsavsky ticks off the credentials of the group of Internet entrepreneurs finishing lunch at a nearby table.  —  “He has 40 million uniques, he has 50 million …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Something is wrong on the internet!  —  xkcd recently posted a webcomic that is quickly becoming a classic cartoon:  —  That comic sums up the internet in one sentence: the scrum of jostling opinions on the web and the optimism that truth can still win out.
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
Proposed Treaty Turns Internet Into a Virtual Police State  —  Again, it's one of the few bastions of anti-corruption, Wikileaks, that has spilled the beans on this unsavory topic.  Yesterday the site revealed a document proposing a treaty that will significantly limit the privacy and rights …
Discussion: Michael Geist Blog and Digg
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
This is why I love the tech industry...  Sometimes I get caught up in all the bubble and ego talk.  You know, all that stuff that the industry insiders care about and what keeps tech blogging sometimes feeling like a high school (who has the bigger ego?  The bigger puppet?  Who is going to start a snit on Gillmor Gang?
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Theo Valich / TG Daily:
Photoshop to get GPU and physics acceleration  —  Santa Clara (CA) - GPU acceleration is one of the most significant trends in today hardware industry, opening the doors to an entirely class of software running desktop.  What will be possible is fascinating to see on a monitor, nut it is not tangible, if you just hear about it.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Platform, One Year Later  —  Today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Facebook Platform.  We figured it would be a fitting time to take a look at what the platform promised, what it's delivered, and where it's going in the future.  The summary: Facebook Platform …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Indie Films, Coming to a Small Screen Near You  —  MORE than 3,600 independent features were submitted to the Sundance Film Festival this year, a record driven by inexpensive digital equipment and an abundance of film financing.  But only a couple hundred of those movies will ever be distributed in theaters.
Paul Buchheit / FriendFeed Blog:
Another great FriendFeeder!  —  Not everything that we do here at FriendFeed shows up on the changelog.  In particular, we've been spending a lot of time talking to people who are interested in joining the team here at FriendFeed.  We know that a relatively small team can be extremely productive …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Inside Craigslist's Increasingly Complicated Battle Against Spammers  —  from the spam-fight dept  —  John Nagle writes in with a fascinating dissection of the ongoing battle between Craigslist and spammers.  The back and forth nature of this battle is fascinating — and somewhat disturbing …
 
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Kevin McGhee / McAfee Avert Labs:
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IT Wars  —  Last week's column on Gartner Inc. and the thin underbelly …
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Reliving the clone wars
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