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5:01 AM ET, March 19, 2006

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Michelle Conlin / biz.yahoo.com:
You Are What You Post  —  One drizzly night in Seattle in 2001, Josh Santangelo was hanging out on his computer, clicking through an obscure Web site called Fray.  After reading a post that asked if anyone had ever had a bad drug trip, the 22-year-old straightened up and began banging away.
Fred / A VC:
MySpace Musings  —  I just read Danah Boyd's eTech talk and it left me thinking a lot about MySpace and online communities and kids.  —  There's been a ton of discussion about MySpace and the "danger" that it creates for kids.  I was at a dinner last month with a group …
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Chartreuse:
The Horrors Of Bikes (Or The Joy Of MySpace)  —  Scott Karp lined up beside the alarmist recently with his post about the site MySpace.  —  Along with calling it "DEEPLY DISTURBING" (caps his) he included a list of alarming headlines.  —  Sex, Crimes, and MySpace  —  MySpace Isn't for Advertisers, It's for Sex
Mike / CrunchNotes:
The TechCrunch Awards  —  It's funny that Martin Wells of Tangler brought up the idea of a TechCrunch Web 2.0 Award Party.  I've been planning on doing this some time, probably about mid year.  —  This will be a great event, and an opportunity to really celebrate all of the wonderful innovations created …
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
CEO's & Blogging—2nd Try  —  A whole lot of people have taken me to task for my recent post about CEOs and blogging, including Andy Beal, Ross Mayfield and Jim Estill, the latter two being blogging CEOs whose work I admire.  —  I spent a part of yesterday fuming that I was being misquoted …
maxconsole.net:
The Xbox 360 Firmware 100% Hacked - PGR3 Back Up Running *Update* Video Available!  —  Ok a while ago we brought to you news about how the Xbox 360 firmware routines were still intact.. Well The Specialist has followed this up and it looks like months of hard work have come to an end …
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Engadget
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Telis Demos / CNN:
Ballmer: Xbox will capitalize on PS3 delay  —  Microsoft CEO says Playstation 3's November launch gives Xbox a shot to be the top gaming console.  —  NEW YORK (FORTUNE) - After Sony announced on Tuesday that the Playstation 3 won't launch until November, the Xbox 360 is in a better position …
Anne Fisher / CNN:
Be smarter at work, slack off  —  In a world of too much work and too much multitasking, the best way to beat the competition may be to do less.  —  Remember the story of Archimedes lolling in his bathtub?  To an observer, he'd have seemed to be wasting time.
Michael Liedtke / siliconvalley.com:
Web site files complaint against Google  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc.'s mysterious methods for ranking Web sites came under attack Friday in a lawsuit accusing the online search engine leader of ruining scores of Internet businesses that have been wrongfully banished from its index.
Discussion: Techdirt and Blog Business Summit
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Spyware-killing Vista could take out rivals  —  There's a software product coming that has the potential to demote spyware from a security priority to an afterthought: Windows Vista.  —  Spyware has become a serious security problem for users of Microsoft's operating system over the past years …
Matt McAlister:
Mashups need to become real products  —  The mashup is made up of 3 primary ingredients:  —  1) content streams (RSS)  —  2) muscle and connective tissue (APIs)  —  3) pretty skin (AJAX)  —  But there's one element that seems to be missing from the mashup body out there: intelligence.
Steve Yegge / Stevey's Blog Rants:
Math For Programmers  —  I've been working for the past 15 months on repairing my rusty math skills, ever since I read a biography of Johnny von Neumann.  I've read a huge stack of math books, and I have an even bigger stack of unread math books.  And it's starting to come together.
lightreading.com:
Verizon Merger Rumors Send Qwest Up  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — VON — Rumors of a Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ - message board) acquisition of Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q - message board) swept through Wall Street this week, causing Qwest stock to spike up dramatically Thursday.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Google, Nike Debut Joga Soccer Community  —  Google and Nike have quietly teamed-up to launch Joga, an invitation only social network for soccer enthusiasts, InsideGoogle reports.  When I tried to log in with my Gmail account, I received the following message...
 
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