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4:55 AM ET, November 21, 2011

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Facebook Freaky Line  —  It seems everyone is getting freaked out by Facebook once again.  Molly Wood at CNET says that Facebook's automatic sharing features are ruining sharing.  That got everyone to pile on over on Techmeme.  —  First, what does this automatic sharing feature (otherwise known as “frictionless sharing") do?
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook and the Age of Curation Through Unsharing  —  Facebook's Open Graph is ushering in a monumental shift in how we curate what we share.  Curation used to mean opting in to sharing.  You found or did something you thought your audience would care about, and you went to the trouble of sharing it.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Why Facebook's Seamless Sharing is Wrong
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
The unexpected impact of Facebook's “seamless sharing” on newspaper sites
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Feature: Can the iPhone 4S replace a “real” digital camera?  Ars investigates  —  When Apple announced the iPhone 4S, the company certainly talked up the improvements made to the smartphone's integrated camera hardware.  With 8 megapixels of resolution, a redesigned lens …
Discussion: @nytimesbits
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Amazon's Prime moves  —  Membership ain't what it used to be.  —  Two years ago, I signed up for Amazon's Prime program.  $79 a year for unlimited two-day shipping.  It was a tailor-made program for someone like me who bought everything from printer paper to lawnmowers online.
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
Mashable Fires Editor At Large And Top Writer Ben Parr  —  UPDATE: Mashable has confirmed with us that Ben Parr was fired on Friday.  —  EARLIER: Mashable's editor at large Ben Parr has left the fast-growing news site, Business Insider has learned.  —  Parr had originally intended …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich: Initial Performance Analysis  —  The road to Google's Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is finally nearing its destination.  As of yesterday, the Samsung made Galaxy Nexus went on sale in the UK.  Its arrival in the US on Verizon is imminent …
Rafe Blandford / All About Windows Phone:
Windows Phone Marketplace passes 40,000 apps  —  After celebrating its first anniversary by passing the 35,000 app mark in mid October, the Windows Phone Marketplace has now passed the 40,000 app and games submission mark.  Content is being added at the rate of 165 items per day.
David Strom / ReadWriteWeb:
Go Daddy Has Lion's Share of IPv6 Address Space  —  The surprising results of an IPv6 census conducted by the Measurement Factory and sponsored by Infoblox are that the lion's share of actual working IPv6 nodes are being hosted by Go Daddy.  I know, any excuse to plug their spokesmodel Danica Patrick …
New York Times:
For Their Children, Many E-Book Fans Insist on Paper  —  Print books may be under siege from the rise of e-books, but they have a tenacious hold on a particular group: children and toddlers.  Their parents are insisting this next generation of readers spend their early years with old-fashioned books.
Don Clark / Digits:
Oracle Says H-P and Intel Secretly Propped Up Dead Chip  —  Oracle added what it characterized as a damning new allegation against Hewlett-Packard in a vitriolic legal battle.  But the bigger issue may be just how long this fight will go on.  —  At the heart of the case is Itanium …
Chelsea Prince / Inside Facebook:
TrustedID Acquires Unsubscribe.com and its Social Monitor Application  —  Palo Alto-based TrustedID has acquired Santa Monica-based Unsubscribe.com and its Social Monitor application this week.  With the acquisition, TrustedID hopes to expand its identity protection product offerings on social networks like Facebook.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eyeing Deal Flow, Bain Capital Ventures Heads West; Opens Silicon Valley Office  —  Bain Ventures, the Boston-based venture capital arm of private equity firm of Bain Capital, has recently opened a Palo Alto office, the firm's first presence on the West Coast.
 
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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Apple Wireless Carrier (Part 2)
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
PlayStation Home lets friends watch free movies together now, UStream and radio next month
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