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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why formats like RSS 2.0 work  —  The roadmap of the RSS 2.0 spec, a piece of text that I thought about for years, but actually wrote in just a few minutes, has been the key to keeping RSS a stable platform for people to build on.  —  There have always been people who feel that the roadmap should be broken …
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Blog Herald doesn't understand why full-text feeds work  —  For the past couple of months Blog Herald has been subtly attacking me.  I thought it was just one of those suckups trying to bait me to link to them but today I saw the real reason for Duncan's tone: he thinks I don't want him or anyone else …
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Duncan Riley / The Blog Herald:
Steve Rubel doesn't get it: RSS advertising sucks  —  Steve Rubel gripes about feeds: … How bout then RSS advertising actually pays out Steve?  The reality is RSS advertising sucks (sorry to my friends at Pheedo who are trying very hard to make it work, and continue to get better at it).
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Dirty Little Secret About RSS News  —  There's a dirty little secret in the newspaper industry.  In fact, it's a secret that might one day cause serious damage to newspaper brands and give further rise to blogs, unless there's action.  —  The secret (which really isn't so hidden) …
Kent / Newsome.Org:   Sorry Duncan, But Steve Does Get It
Derek Powazek / Technorati Weblog:
Got Favorites?  —  The number of blogs doubles every five months.  As I'm writing this, Technorati is tracking 28.4 million blogs.  That's a whole lot of voices.  Here at Technorati, we want to make the world of weblogs accessible, searchable, and fun for everyone to explore.
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
New Technorati Features: Favorites.  And Reading Lists/OPML for Blog Finder  —  The blogosphere doubles every five months.  As I'm writing this, Technorati is tracking 28.4 million blogs.  That's a whole lot of voices.  Here at Technorati, we want to make the world of weblogs accessible, searchable, and fun for everyone to explore.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Safari vulnerability worth taking note of  —  Yesterday, we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless.  A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely.
Larry Seltzer /
What Will Apple Do When the Malware Comes?
Discussion: and TechBlog
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Nude photo site wins injunction against Google  —  update A federal judge has ruled that portions of Google's popular image search feature, which displays small thumbnail versions of images found on other Web sites, likely violate U.S. copyright law.  —  U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz ruled Friday …
Jack Spirko /
First Public Demo of MSN adCenter 3.0 presented to DFW SEM by MSN Team  —  On Tuesday night Feb, 20th MasterLink and other attendees of DFW SEM's Monthly Meeting were treated to a presentation of MSN's new Adcenter Version 3. (which of course is still in Beta and just released on Saturday …
RELATED ITEM:   MSN AdCenter besting Google and Yahoo in search ad returns, expert says
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Web Services Upend Old Ideas About the Little Guy's Role  —  The old story of technology in business was a trickle-down affair.  From telephones to computers, big companies came first.  They could afford the latest innovations, and they reaped the benefits of greater efficiency, increased sales and expansion into distant markets.
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:
Chinese Media Assail Google  —  Internet Giant Said to Face Probe for Operating Without License  —  BEIJING, Feb. 21 — A state-run newspaper reported Tuesday that Google Inc. is under investigation for operating without a proper license in China and quoted an unnamed government official …
Jeremy Wright / Ensight:
MySpace is the New Blogosphere  —  Let me get two things out right up front, before I get entangled in them:  —  1. MySpace scares the hell out of me  —  2. I've spent a total of like 20 minutes on MySpace (and 15 of those was due to exploring K-Fed's contacts, just for kicks and giggles)
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Earthlink, Google Team On SF WiFi Net  —  EarthLink and Google have teamed up and submitted a joint proposal to the City of San Francisco to build a citywide wireless municipal network.  As part of the plant, the two companies propose a two-tier business model - a combination of free and pay service.
Pete Blackshaw / ClickZ:
The Gold Medal of Questions: Is the Web TV?  —  I don't know about you, but the Olympics are confusing the heck out of me, and it's not because I'm still struggling to figure out what's up with the brooms in the curling event.  —  My mind is zigzagging with media-centric question marks like a slalom skier after a triple espresso.
Discussion: cgm and IT Facts
Byrne Reese / Six Apart:
Submitting TrackBack as an Internet Standard  —  In 2002, Ben and Mena Trott had an idea for how blogging systems could communicate with one another more effectively about the plethora of content being created.  They dubbed the idea "TrackBack" and they implemented it in Movable Type.
The Doc Searls Weblog:
So I picked a bad day to hardly blog a damn thing.  —  Between Mashup Camp and meetings, I just didn't have the time.  Besides, I've been eager to get home.  In fact, I'm writing this from a Starbucks in Salinas, headed back South.  (With Me & Bobby McGee running in my brain, since it's the only song I know that mentions the town.)
Colin Campbell /
Kim Talks Halo 3 and Second Wave  —  Microsoft Game Studios general manager Shane Kim has been talking to Next Generation about Halo 3, the second wave of Xbox 360 games and lessons learned from the recent platform launch...  We caught up with Shane Kim at the recent DICE summit to talk …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Gamerscore Blog

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