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Clive Thompson / New York Magazine:
Blogs to Riches  —  The Haves and Have-Nots of the Blogging Boom.  —  T  —  wo years ago, David Hauslaib was a junior at Syracuse University who was, as he confesses, "totally obsessed with who Paris Hilton was sleeping with."  So he did what any college student would do these days: He blogged about it.
Jason McCabe Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Peter Rojas gets his due  —  Peter Rojas is on the cover of New York Magazine this week—right where he belongs.  Seeing him get such major recognition got me to thinking about my history with Peter.  —  One of my favorite moments came a month or two after Peter Rojas had jumped ship …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo! Open Sources UIs and Design Patterns  —  Kudos to Yahoo!, who today released two pieces of goodness into the commons.  The first is their UI library, and the second is their Design Patterns Library.  The UI Library is a collection of DHTML/Ajax/Javascript (pick your favourite term) controls and widgets.
Fred / WeBreakStuff:
Yahoo! releases UI and Design Patterns
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Technorati adds authority weighting  —  Technorati just turned on a new feature: if you are searching Technorati, for, say "Technology" blogs you get a choice: you can see them all, or you can see the ones that have a lot of "authority" in that space.  I didn't see that feature over the weekend …
Discussion: Chris' Insytes
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
What is Authority?  —  Scoble says that Technorati just turned …
Discussion: Newsome.Org and TechCrunch
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Juicy new google feature  —  Maybe you've seen it, I hadn't.  This is a new feature inside of Google AdWords.  Do a search, in this case for the Artisan Hotel, and a string of ads pop up.  But one ad has a green phone.  —  Click on the green phone and an ajax window opens up.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
BlogCode helps you find blogs similar to...  Ever find a blogger you really like and wonder "are there other blogs similar to this one?"  Well, that's what BlogCode is trying to do.  Mine will be indexed shortly (I filled out a short "code" about my blog and at the end of it I learned that Matt Cutts of Google is similar to me.
Johnnie Moore / Johnnie Moore's Weblog:
Podcast: Zopa Revisited  —  A few days ago, James and I revisited two of the founders of Zopa, James Alexander and Dave Nicholson.  Zopa is the "eBay for money" who I first podcast about in April 2005.  We've produced an edited version of our new conversation as another podcast.
Paula Berinstein /
Ad-Supported Free Books Arrive  —  February 13, 2006 — Perhaps information really does want to be free.  Citing the desire to create new revenue streams for authors, mega-publisher HarperCollins ( has announced the first free Web-based, ad-supported, full-text business book.
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
How to Almost Live on Blogging  —  Enter a Google search for Harold Davis, and some resulting links will inevitably lead you back to Google.  —  As the author of two books on Google, operator of a blog called Googleplex and longtime user of Google's keyword advertising program …
Discussion: Make Money Online …
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
State of the Blogosphere, February 2006 Part 2: Beyond Search  —  In Part 1 of the State of the Blogosphere report, I covered the overall growth of the blogosphere.  Today I'm going to cover the growth of the blogosphere as media, and discuss some of the emerging trends that deal with handling information overload.
Duncan And Jeremy's Attempt To Destroy The Blogosphere  —  There are only 3 things which today's probloggers should be concerned about today.  — Try to get the major search engines to fix the glitch which allows scraped content to be given higher priority than the original.
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Steven Levingston / Washington Post:
Olympics Web Site a Winner for NBC  —  Page Traffic Runs High as Network Finds Ways to Increase Viewers' Control  —  The NBC Olympics Web site is attracting visitors in much larger numbers this year than during previous Olympic Games as consumers increasingly demand control over how and when they get updates and watch video.
Rick Weiss / Washington Post:
New Grant System Excludes Mac Users  —  Electronic Forms Compatible Only With Microsoft  —  What if the federal government were about to give away more than $400 billion in grants, but only people whose computers ran on Microsoft software could apply?  —  That is the predicament that many scientists …
Stephen Leahy / Wired News:
The Secret Cause of Flame Wars  —  "Don't work too hard," wrote a colleague in an e-mail today.  Was she sincere or sarcastic?  I think I know (sarcastic), but I'm probably wrong.  —  According to recent research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology …
Discussion: Smart Mobs

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