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3:20 PM ET, September 7, 2006

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Washington Post:
In Online Social Club, Sharing Is the Point Until It Goes Too Far  —  Denizens of one of the Web's most popular student hangouts are in an uproar over changes to the site that they say make their online musings much too public, turning their personal lives into a flashing billboard.
Discussion: Lost Remote
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Wall Street Journal:
New Facebook Features Have Members in an Uproar
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
AOL's AIM Phone Line Developer Program: An example of the VON Community@Work  —  Since 1996 the evolving IP Communications industry has gathered at pulver.com events to gain industry insight and answer the questions: "what is now?, what is new?, where are we going? and who's making it happen?"
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Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work:
Iotum hooks up with AIM Phoneline
Discussion: Skype Journal
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC Advisor:
November release date looks safe  —  Early feedback from testers already using Windows Vista RC1 (Release Candidate 1) report that the OS (operating system) is more stable than expected, which bodes well for Microsoft's plan to have Vista out according to its current schedule.
Discussion: Slashdot
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shahine.com/omar:
Inline Search for Internet Explorer  —  This is simply a must have add-in for IE.  For those of us that used the FireFox Find feature and were like "OMG", you can now have the same thing in IE.  —  You can see in the screen shot below how this works:  —  [Source: Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus]
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
One less reason to use Firefox
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Fred / A VC:
YouTube's Potential Revenue  —  I heard last week from a pretty good source that YouTube is serving 100 million videos per day.  Say what you will about YouTube's content (unlicensed, kids falling of skateboards, etc), that's a huge number.  And it got me thinking about how much revenue could be extracted from such an audience.
The Digg Crew / Digg Blog:
Digg Friends  —  Over the last (almost) two years we have learned a lot about the user base and how to defend digg from spam, artificial diggs, and digg fraud.  It's a battle we will continue to fight and one that we don't take lightly.  —  That said, today we read a couple blog posts that highlight users digging each others stories.
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Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:   Why Digg fraud, Google bombing, Wikipedia vandalism will not be stopped
Mark Walsh / MediaPost Publications:
Borrell: Local Search Spending To Double  —  LOCAL ONLINE ADVERTISING WILL ENJOY another year of strong growth in 2007, increasing by 32 percent to $7.7 billion, according to a new report by research firm Borrell Associates Inc.  —  Paid local search is expected to remain the fastest-growing ad category …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Magazines Going to the Web to Get Students to Read  —  COLLEGE students are famous for their transient ways, moving frequently and rarely leaving a permanent mailing address for magazine publishers to send subscription solicitations to.  —  For now, some magazine publishers are settling for their e-mail address.
Discussion: SYNTAGMA, TeleRead and Romenesko
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Veni, Vidi, Wiki  —  Wikipedia has edited its way into the big time.  —  The massive user-driven site is now the biggest encyclopedia in the world.  The mainstream media covers it extensively.  It was recently lampooned by The Onion and Comedy Central.  Soon, Wikipedia may also become familiar …
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
BBC:
Fastest supercomputer to be built  —  Computer giant IBM will build the world's most powerful supercomputer at a US government laboratory.  —  The machine, codenamed Roadrunner, could be four times more potent than the current fastest machine, BlueGene/L, also built by IBM.
MacNN:
Apple files Multi-functional hand-held device patent application  —  On September 7, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled "Multi-functional hand-held device" originally filed in March 2006.  —  In light of Apple's September 12th "Showtime" media event …
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Leak, Inquiry and Resignation Rock a Boardroom  —  As corporate intrigue goes, it is hard to beat this: an uproar over news leaks from the boardroom, a cloak-and-dagger investigation, allegations of spying and double-dealing, and a clash involving some of Silicon Valley's best-known names …
Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Microsoft and FairUse4WM  —  If you really want to see Microsoft scramble to patch a hole in its software, don't look to vulnerabilities that impact countless Internet Explorer users or give intruders control of thousands of Windows machines.  Just crack Redmond's DRM.  —  Security patches used to be rare.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Carlo / Techdirt:
Theatergoers Want Mobile Phones Jammed  —  A new survey says that 72 percent of British theatergoers want mobile phone signals to be blocked in theaters.  Of course, like in the US, there's the small matter of such jamming being illegal in the UK, so new legislation would be required …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
The Wiki That Edited Me  —  Journalists love to complain about their editors, whose job description seemingly entails rewriting a piece's best lines, cutting thousand-word gems down to workaday news briefs and sending reporters out to do even more interviews.
 
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Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
iMac, mini drop before Showtime - why?
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Webified Desktop Apps vs Browser-based Apps
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Treo In Trouble?  —  If you ask anyone about their Palm Treo …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Mike / Techdirt:
If You Duplicate A Weapon In An Online World, Is It Copyright Infringement?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
LG's "Black Sapphire" MG810 Chocolate flip phone is real!
Paul Miller / Engadget:
HTC gets official on their Q4 lineup
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Pantech's feature-packed IM-U410 multimedia phone
 Earlier Items: 
CBC News:
Wireless zone goes live in downtown Toronto
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Is Gartner stooping to new lows to boost event attendance?
N Rumas / 4 color rebellion:
Playing Nintendo v24 - Korea Needs a Reggie-lution
Discussion: DS Fanboy, Joystiq and Kotaku
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
PS3 cut in half, delay in Europe: Our take
Chris / RojoBlog:
Six Apart acquires Rojo
Staci / paidContent.org:
Watching Katie Couric Live Online — Finally; CBSNews.com Traffic Doubled For Debut
Lore Sjöberg / Wired News:
The Ultimate Blog Post
Matthew Rand / Forbes:
Really Free Software  —  Mark Shuttleworth is rich enough …