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8:30 PM ET, June 24, 2006


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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Notes from Day 1  —  Things that worked: The song, wifi, air conditioning, signage, lunch.  —  All the DLs and monitors were awesome.  The right people showed up, the right people stayed home.  —  Phil Torrone was every bit as good as I imagined he would be, esp given that this was his first BloggerCon …
Kathleen Craig / Wired News:
BloggerCon Boosts the Blog Boom  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When the blogosphere's leading lights gather for a two-day "unconference" on the art and science of blogs, you're sure to get one thing: lots of blog posts about blogging.  —  In fact, if you didn't make it onto the signup list …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
BloggerCon: Standards matters  —  Niall Kennedy led a BloggerCon discussion on standards for users, which he described as follows on his site: … Doc Searls' Docnographic notes of the session are here, and we have a downloadable podcast of the session.  —  After opening remarks …
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:   BloggerCon IV Photos
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Bloggercon early thoughts
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:   BloggerCon: Post game show, day 1
Phil Jones / Platform Wars:
Users vs. Developers  —  Trolling Chris Pirillo wants some.  —  He he!  Well someone's got to stand up and school the boy!  —  I admire people like Winer (who's link I followed over there).  I like the notion of "users and developers partying together".  I think developers have a responsibility to give the users good things.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Nick Bradbury:
BloggerCon IV  —  Most of the time when I attend a conference, I benefit more from the schmoozing/partying than I do from the actual panels.  Truth be told, I usually skip the majority of the sessions, hoping to save my energy for the after-hours socializing.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
BloggerCon: The user complaint session  —  Chris Pirillo led the first afternoon discussion at BloggerCon on the "power of users."  Doc Searls notes on the discussion are here, and you can listen to the podcast from this page or download it.  Chris' premise is as follows:
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   BigCo employees should listen to this
Apple's Leopard has its eye on Redmond  —  For the second time in as many years, Apple Computer is looking to outshine rival Micrsoft Corp. in the inevitable battle between the two companies' software operating systems.  —  There's still over a month to go before Apple will take the wraps off Leopard …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Computer Guru / Ramblings of a Computer Guru:
Windows Vista Build 5456 Released  —  Microsoft has just released a new build of Windows Vista for technical beta testers.  Windows Vista Build 5456 offers many security, functionality, and performance advantages over the previous build (Beta 2 - build 5384.4).
WinFS Team / What's in Store:
WinFS Update  —  It's been nearly a year since I wrote my entry about WinFS Beta1, but rest assured, we have been working furiously since then.  Today I have an update about how we are delivering some of the WinFS technologies.  It represents a change to our original delivery strategy …
Will / will langford dot com:
Firefox 1.5 vs. Opera 9  —  Click here for screenshot.  —  I've been a diehard Firefox user sense before Beta 1.  I wrote my Firefox Guide earlier this year, once that page hit Slashdot there were several comments about how Opera does all of that and more, without the need of the extensions that Firefox has.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Newsome.Org
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
More Rumblings About Net Privacy  —  ONCE again, an online news outlet has published details about secret rooms in AT&T buildings where government spies are said to be gaining access to millions of private e-mail messages and other Internet traffic.  This time, it's Salon …
Cruise Lines Add Cell Phone Service  —  Carnival Cruise Lines announced plans to add cell phone service to appeal to people who don't want to lose touch with work and family while away on vacation.  —  The service will be available on all of Carnival's 21 ships by early next year as part …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Watergate Echoes in NSA Courtroom  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It was perhaps inevitable that someone would compare President Bush's extrajudicial wiretapping operations to Richard Nixon's 1970s-era surveillance of journalists and political enemies.  Both were carried out by Republican presidents …
Washington Post:
Bank Records Secretly Tapped
Discussion: Slashdot
New York Times:
Bank Data Is Sifted by U.S. in Secret to Block Terror
Discussion: Rational rants
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*:
Pandora's New Feature: Backstage  —  Pandora, the excellent internet radio service, rolled out a great new feature last week: Backstage.  The new service is powered by All Music Guide and lets you research the bands you're listening to - over 20,000 artists are listed.
Discussion: Lifehacker
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
UMass Study Identifies the Traits of Successful Bloggers  —  A fascinating new UMass study penned by Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, Chancellor Professor of Marketing, interviewed 74 different business bloggers to identify what makes some stand out more than others.  The paper (PDF) is chock full of really interesting information.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Windows Live Spaces announces features  —  The next version of Microsoft's Spaces hosted blogging product will include more social networking, gadget integration, and premium options such as no advertising on your blog.  The features were announced tonight in a post on the Spaces team blog.
Discussion: AMCP Tech Blog and
The Space Craft:
Windows Live Spaces is coming!
Discussion: LiveSide
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