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6:55 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.
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 …
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?
Discussion: Gizmodo, Infothought, TechFold, digg and Slashdot
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 …
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.
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 …
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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Moo Money / Second Life Insider:
In Memory of Jesse Malthus
Discussion: Scobleizer
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
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 …
GamePolitics.com:
Jacklash??  Mainstream Media Skepticism 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
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Eric Schmidt Interviewed by John Battelle  —  John Battelle interviewed Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, at Web 2.0 Expo four days ago.  Eric Schmidt answered questions about Microsoft, the DoubleClick deal, users' privacy, YouTube and the future of Google.  This was the place where Google …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
DoubleClick chose Google despite the money
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
MacBook hacked in contest at security event  —  update VANCOUVER, B.C.—Shane Macaulay just got himself a free MacBook.  —  Macaulay, a software engineer, was able to hack into a MacBook through a zero-day security hole in Apple's Safari browser.  The computer was one of two offered as a prize in the …
Jason / Signal vs. Noise:
I'd rather be Microsoft than Yahoo  —  Paul Graham recently proclaimed Microsoft is dead.  Time will tell, but at this very moment I'd rather be Microsoft than Yahoo.  —  Microsoft is still a leader.  They rule the OS space, they rule the corporate desktop.  They remain influential in many areas.
 
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Wanted: Google Phone Manager?
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and Reuters
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
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
AMD gooses Opteron to 3 gigahertz
Discussion: Neowin.net and Slashdot
Jbrjake / HandBrake:
HandBrake 0.8.5b1 Released