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11:40 AM ET, April 22, 2007

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Jason Pontin / New York Times:
From Many Tweets, One Loud Voice on the Internet  —  "ONLY connect," the English novelist E. M. Forster admonished mankind.  I don't think, however, that he meant that we should connect exclusively, or continuously.  —  Habitual users of a new, free communications service called Twitter would disagree.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Doubleclick turned down Microsoft money?  —  John Battelle reports that Microsoft was actually offering more money than Google was for Doubleclick and that Doubleclick went with Google anyway.  —  I heard the same things about Flickr.  Rumors are that Flickr's owners turned down AOL's money …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
DoubleClick chose Google despite the money
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
This is your life, according to Google  —  Google's latest project is called Web History, and it offers registered Google Account users a chance to peruse not just their account history with Google, but one's surfing history.  "Imagine being able to search over the full text …
BBC:
BA cuts Branson from Bond movie  —  British Airways has removed a shot of Virgin Atlantic boss Sir Richard Branson from the in-flight version of the James Bond movie Casino Royale.  —  Sir Richard was seen briefly in the original film, passing through an airport security scanner, but can only be seen from behind in the new edit.
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Generate a Contact Us Form With Your Email Address, No Scripting  —  Do you want to add a simple "Contact Me" page on your blog but fear of spam is holding you from sharing your personal email address on the webpage ?  No problem, check out Contactify.  —  Contactify creates …
Abby Ellin / New York Times:
Auditioning in a Video Résumé  —  Dr. Ronald R. Rawitt, a New York City psychiatrist, is shy.  When he gets nervous, he slips into "aha" and "um" mode.  As someone who often lectures, this is a problem.  It is also an issue because he is looking for work …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Web Startups and the Lying Liars that Lie About Them  —  Bloggers tell lies when they review startups?  No, no - they just stretch the truth a little.  OK, a lot.  Inspired in part by Paul Kedrosky's Top Ten VC Lies, I whipped up 10 semi-truths that we tend to use on Mashable for the sake of brevity, hyperbole or just plain laziness.
Discussion: Joe Duck and digg
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
First user-facing Twitter feature  —  While I was waiting for today's movie to start, watching some boring Coming Attractions, I was thinking about Twitter, and how to connect it to blogging software.  —  I went over the options, you could connect a RSS feed, so every post would be Twitted, immediately, as soon as it's on the web.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Mayor of Boston bans Boing Boing  —  Jake tried to access Boing Boing from Boston's free WiFi network and got this notice — topped by the seal of the Mayor of Boston no less!  Banned in Boston — first they came for the Mooninites, then they came for the Boingers.  —  Want to defeat censorware?
Kdawson / Slashdot:
Safeguards For RIAA Hard Drive Inspection  —  it (a) permits the RIAA's own imaging person to make the initial mirror image  —  IANAL, but having RTFA, I'd say that statement's a bit misleading.  It actually states that an expert agreed upon by both parties will make two copies …
Valleywag:
MODERN AND AWKWARD: The six things you can't say in Silicon Valley  —  NICK DOUGLAS — God, these people are uptight!  The recent tiffs over some startupper dissing the women of Microsoft and another startupper's wandering wifi sniffer reminded me one of the reasons this culture bores me to tears …
Discussion: digg
GamePolitics.com:
Jacklash??  Mainstream Media Skeptical of Thompson Game Violence Claims  —  Call it a media Jacklash.  —  Perhaps surprisingly, mainstream media outlets are pushing back against game-hatin' attorney Jack Thompson's claims that a video game provoked Monday's horrific Virginia Tech rampage.
Discussion: Joystiq, MSNBC, Cathode Tan and digg
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Women in Computer Science  —  In a recent NY Times article entitled Computer Science Takes Steps to Bring Women to the Fold, Cornelia Dean points out that the number of women in computer science has been on the decline since 1985: … The article details efforts at a number of universities …
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
BUYYOURFRIENDADRINK UPDATE: IT WORKS!  —  I'd initially been skeptical about BuyYourFriendADrink.com (BYFAD), the Web site that just opened today (see previous coverage) in which you can remotely order drinks for your friends that they can redeem at participating bars by showing the bartender a code in a text message.
Discussion: Download Squad
Laura P. Thomas / Direct2Dell:
Deepening Our Roots in Second Life  —  Recently, the VP of Marketing at HP blogged about why they are not in Second Life, and I think the title of his post says a lot about our differences in approaching this medium - "Top 10 Reasons as to why I still need to be convinced about marketing on Second Life".
Discussion: 3pointD.com and Slashdot
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Privacy Group Objects To DoubleClick Deal
Discussion: GigaOM and IP Democracy
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Wanted: Google Phone Manager?
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and Reuters
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
I'd rather be Microsoft than Yahoo
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
How much video content is too much content?  —  This week I've put up tons of videos.
Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism:
What a hiring editor looks for (or, what's your URL?)
Discussion: MediaVidea
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
MacBook hacked in contest at security event