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.
Discussion: IP Democracy, WebMetricsGuru, UMBC eBiquity, Off On A Tangent, Paul Mooney, Newsome.Org, Smart Mobs, rexduffdixon.com and parislemon
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: The Trouble with Twitter — Yesterday I signed up for Twitter …
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Twitter — The New York Times has a writeup on Twitter today …
Steve Garfield / Off On A Tangent: NY Times Misses the Point of Twitter
Gerrit Visser / Smart Mobs: Twitterers as One Loud Voice on the Internet
MG Siegler / parislemon: Yep, Facebook is Gunning for Twitter
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Playing live on Monday, Kyte.TV
Playing live on Monday, Kyte.TV
Discussion: Mashable! and Things That
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Kyte is Stickam Plus Splashcast
TDavid / Things That: Flying a mobile Kyte
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: Sam Harrelson, Incremental Blogger, mathewingram.com/work and John Battelle's Searchblog
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
More information surfaces from Dell on Tablet PC rumors — Quite a few people have been hoping that PC maker Dell would come out with a Tablet PC. Not only would a Dell Tablet PC help validate the platform it would also make it easier for companies who use Dell computers exclusively …
Discussion: TeleRead, Engadget, GottaBeMobile.com and Incremental Blogger
David Rothman / TeleRead: jkOnTheRun: Dell Tablet PC rumored to be on the way
Peter Rojas / Engadget: Dell Tablet PC coming this Fall?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Specs and Speculation Heats Up On Dell Tablet PC
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 …
Discussion: BlogHer, Neowin.net, Mark Evans, Are You Paying Attention? and digg
Virginia DeBolt / BlogHer: How much are you willing to let Google know about you?
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: If you let it, Google happily tracks your every online move
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: TechBlog, Gizmodo, Life On the Wicked Stage, Infothought, TechFold and digg
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Sunday Morning Reading
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought: Boing Boing "Censorware'd" Banned-In-Boston - Dan's Guardian
Seth Finkelstein / Infothought: WHY Boing Boing Is Censorware'd "Banned-In-Boston" from Dan's Guardian
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 …
Discussion: Voidstar: blog, Geek News Central and Recording Industry vs …
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.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: BA cuts Branson from in-flight Bond movie
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Middio: Music Video Search Engine For YouTube — Middio is a new site, still in private beta, that's indexing music videos from YouTube and tagging them properly with the artist and song name. The search interface is good; finding a music video for a given artist takes just a moment …
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 …
Discussion: Office Evolution and AppScout
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution: Instant e-mail message form: Contactify
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 …
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google's privacy nightmare just starting — Nothing comes between my alogarithm and profits. Or so thought Google when it made a decision to buy DoubleClick for $3.1 billion dollars. Except they hadn't counted on pesky politicians and busy bodies who would make a stink about the privacy policies …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Washington Post
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: The Knives Are Out for Google — Google's seemingly unstoppable …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post: Privacy Group Objects To DoubleClick Deal
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.
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
EIGHT GOOGLE APPS IN YOUR FUTURE — Last week brought us news regarding Google's future plans for their online application suite. At the Web 2.0 Expo CEO Eric Schmidt said Google will release a PowerPoint-type presentation application, slated for this summer.
Om Malik / GigaOM: What apps are in Google's future?