Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:05 AM ET, August 23, 2010

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
Jack McKenna / TechCrunch:
You Can Block Any Facebook User Except Mark Zuckerberg  —  The title of this post kind of says it all.  As pointed out by blockzuck.com, you can block anyone on Facebook except CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  If you try to do it (we did), you'll get a message saying “General Block failed error: Block failed.”
Discussion: ZDNet and Gawker
Kevin Rose:
Why Apple's iTV Will Change Everything  —  The rumor: Apple will be releasing a revamped/renamed version of their ‘Apple TV’ set-top box, called ‘iTV’.  The box will run the Apple iOS (same as the iPhone/iPad), and be priced around $99.  —  Why will this change everything?
Jeff Rivera / GalleyCat:
New York Times Bestseller Seth Godin to No Longer Publish Books Traditionally  —  New York Times bestselling author and marketing guru, Seth Godin vows to never publish traditionally again.  After over 12 books with a legacy publisher, Godin says he's had enough.
Discussion: TeleRead
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
How to Almost Sabotage a Dinner Party With Facebook ‘Places’  —  I Thought My Group of Gen-Y Over-Sharing Friends Would Be Fine Being Checked In.  I Was Wrong.  —  Facebook Places went live last night and I decided to give it a whirl soon after being seated for Mediterranean food at a neighborhood restaurant.
Discussion: bijan sabet and Gawker
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Chatroulette Taken Down.  Get Ready For Chatroulette V.2  —  Chatroulette, the service that lets strangers meet over video, has been taken down.  A message reads “The experiment #1 is over for now.  Thanks for participating - Redesigned and updated version of the website will be launched tomorrow.”
Discussion: Mashable! and The Next Web
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Kindle Outselling iBooks 60 To 1  —  If you follow the ebook market you were likely stunned this June when Steve Jobs claimed to have captured 22% of the electronic book market overnight with the release of iBooks and iPad.  Many of us who watch this market with careful eyes were leery …
Thanks:m4tt
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Exclusive: Samsung Cetus i917 bows for AT&T, shows off its Windows Phone 7 ways  —  Does the almost Pre-esque shape of this beast look vaguely familiar?  It should, because it matches up nicely with the outline of the Samsung Cetus we saw in the FCC a little while back.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Exclusive: Viacom Digital Boss Greg Clayman Headed to Rupert Murdoch's iPad Newspaper  —  Rupert Murdoch's iPad-friendly digital newspaper doesn't have a launch date or a name yet, but it is hiring.  News Corp. (NWS) has tapped Greg Clayman, who runs digital distribution for Viacom (VIA) …
Discussion: The Digital Reader and Electronista, Thanks:rawmeet
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Forget Ads In Books, Lit-Lovers Face An Even More Hideous Prospect  —  It's a pity readers don't want to pay for stories about the death of traditional media, because otherwise journalists and commentators would be riding a big fat cash cow.  —  In recent months it's been impossible to open …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Motorola clamps down on Droid X's leaked Android 2.2 upgrade with cease and desist scare  —  Hoping to spoon-feed your Droid X some Froyo before the official OTA rollout?  You'd better do it now — Motorola's sending out cease and desist emails in an attempt to shut the leaked ROM down.
Karl Ritter / Associated Press:
Swedish prosecutors defend WikiLeaks about-face  —  STOCKHOLM — Swedish prosecutors defended their handling of a rape allegation against the founder of WikiLeaks, saying Sunday that they had made no mistakes in issuing an arrest warrant and withdrawing it less than a day later.
Discussion: BBC
RELATED:
Leo Laporte / LOL: The Life of Leo:
Buzz Kill  —  Something happened tonight that made me question everything I've done with social media since I first joined Twitter in late 2006.  —  You know me - I'm a complete web whore.  I sign up for every site, try every web app, use every service I can find.  It's my job, but I also love doing it.
Fred / A VC:
The Expanding Birthrate Of Web Startups  —  There is a general consensus that web startups are being created at a faster rate than ever.  The impact of accelerator programs like Y Combinator, Techstars, Seedcamp, and dozens more are one factor.  The expanding pool of angel, seed, and super seed funds is another.
Thanks:atul
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 12:05 AM ET, August 23, 2010.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Microsoft:
Financial services industry banks on the Microsoft Cloud  —  Examples of scenarios and solutions companies are implementing to drive their digital transformation.
eero:
eero data report  —  Read about trends in connected device adoption, usage patterns and behaviors from 10 major metropolitan areas.
Intercom:
From signed up to satisfied  —  Getting new users is easy; keeping them is hard.  Join Intercom co-founder Des Traynor as he explains how to bridge the gap between a company's initial traction and sustained success.
Zoho:
Zoho Docs — better documentation for enhanced patient care  —  “A hospital in Rhode Island performed three brain surgeries on the wrong side of the brain in less than a year.”  -NBC news
Worldpay:
Join us at the Web Executive Forum on Nov 8th  —  We're moderating an awesome panel on the future of web payments.  See the full event agenda and register here.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Most Popular Torrent Sites Of The Last Five Years
Jack Neff / AdAge:
Facebook, Apple's ‘Walled Gardens’ Make Analytics That Much Harder for Brands
Thanks:steverubel
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
When you google, think Ben Gomes
Thanks:mattcutts
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Writing apps for your TV is cool but nothing compared to Your body API.
Thanks:loic
J. Alex Halderman / Freedom to Tinker:
Electronic Voting Researcher Arrested Over Anonymous Source
Lisa W. Foderaro / New York Times:
Roommates Who Click  —  MADDI GILJE, who will soon leave home …
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Skype Etiquette  —  Skype is one of the most important work and social tools I use.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Patent Office Back To Approving Pretty Much Anything
Adam Jackson / TheAppleBlog:
The New Yardstick: If You're Not Apple, You Lose
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Apple eyes kill switch for jailbroken iPhones