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6:30 PM ET, November 22, 2007

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Nick / Rough Type:
Is the social graph Web 3.0?  —  Well, it looks like there'll be no escaping the "social graph" term.  World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, in a blog post last evening, not only bestowed his blessing on the social graph but elevated it to the capitalized Social Graph, a sign that we have a New Paradigm on our hands.
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Timbl / Decentralized Information Group …:
Giant Global Graph  —  Well, it has been a long time since the last blog.  So many topics, so little time.  Some talks, a couple of Design Issues articles, but no blog.  To dissipate the worry of expectation of quality, I resolve to lower the bar.  More about what I had for breakfast.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Tim Berners-Lee: From World Wide Web to Giant Global Graph  —  On this Thanksgiving morning in the U.S., the Facebook Beacon storm continues to rage (Techmeme).  It's simply growing pains for the social graph.  In fact, the social graph (which Mark Zuckerberg defines as the network …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Thanksgiving 2007 from Google, Yahoo, Ask.com, Dogpile & The Search Industry  —  Today is one of my most favorite holidays, Thanksgiving!  This will probably be our only post today, but I wanted to share the logos and search forum threads from around the search industry.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Thanksgiving Search Engine Logos & Off For The Day  —  Search Engine Land is taking the Thanksgiving holiday off, and best wishes to all those celebrating today.  We'll be back with regular coverage tomorrow.  Search engines are celebrating with special logos like those above.
Alice Miles / Times of London:
The Word is out: Microsoft will face online fight on core software  —  The co-founder of Hotmail, the web-based e-mail service bought by Microsoft for $400 million a decade ago, is challenging the American software giant's core $20 billion (£9.7 billion) office desktop business.
Discussion: Slashdot
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Rumour: News Corp to buy LinkedIn  —  [Get the RSS feed or see right for the newsletter.  Digg this story.  Got a story?  Get in touch]  —  An unconfirmed rumour has reached me via a reliable source that LinkedIn is in talks with media giant News Corporation over a possible buyout in January 2008.
Dan Ackerman Greenberg / TechCrunch:
The Secret Strategies Behind Many "Viral" Videos  —  This guest post was written by Dan Ackerman Greenberg, co-founder of viral video marketing company The Comotion Group and lead TA for the Stanford Facebook Class.  Dan will graduate from the Stanford Management Science & Engineering Masters program in June.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft: XP contains random number generator bug  —  Microsoft admits recently discovered Windows 2000 flaw exists in XP too  —  Windows XP, Microsoft's most popular operating system, sports the same encryption flaws that Israeli researchers recently disclosed in Windows 2000, Microsoft officials confirmed late Tuesday.
Discussion: Slashdot
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Computerworld:
Microsoft confirms that XP contains random number generator bug
Discussion: Neowin.net and WinBeta
David Pogue / New York Times:
An E-Book Reader That Just May Catch On  —  You've got to have a lot of nerve to introduce an electronic book reader in 2007.  —  Sure, the idea has appeal: an e-reader lets you carry hundreds of books, search or jump to any spot in the text and bump up the type size when your eyes get tired.
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Danny Bradbury / Guardian:   Can Amazon's Kindle e-book wean us off paper?
Esquire:
Six Ideas That Will Change the World  —  They are making orange peel plastic and robots that can heal themselves.  They are six researchers with six ideas that will one day change the world.  —  Breaking Down the Firewall  —  Internet censorship is the book burning of the modern age …
Discussion: Forever Geek and Digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Six things to be thankful for in technology, 2007  —  Today is Thanksgiving in the US.  Typically, that means gathering with friends and loved ones, eating prodigious amounts of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, and watching the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys play football.
Times of India:
Sony to introduce Playstation phone  —  20 Nov, 2007, 1645 hrs IST,Ritwik Donde, TNN  —  MUMBAI: Watch out Apple and Google, Sony may just surprise the world with a 'Playstation Phone'.  The Japanese company is toying with the idea of developing a 'Playstation phone' that will combine …
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Giving Thanks for...Facebook?  —  In this season of giving thanks, Netizens feel grateful for the sense of connectedness and reconnectedness brought by online social networks.  The big news, after all, isn't that our Facebook profiles will soon turn into virtual Tupperware parties but rather that we can use them to stay in touch.
Discussion: All Facebook and Tech~Surf~Blog
 
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Google Replaces Video Link with Products Link
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Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
YouTube, MySpace and California's D.M.V.
Discussion: Mashable!
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Stealing Googlers At An Alarming Rate