Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The wonderful horrible life of Facebook users and their data (or, "data hogs get slaughtered") — Doc has an important post today that reflects on data and privacy. The post comes back to Marc Cantor's "but it's our daaaaaatttttaaaaaa dudeeeeeeeessss riggggggggghhhhttt?!?!?!!!!!!" …
Discussion: Insider Chatter, The Last Podcast, All Facebook, HipMojo.com and WebMetricsGuru
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: User Data Can Provide A Competitive Advantage
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Myth: Data Equals Money and Ownership Thereof Equals Value
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Syria blocks Facebook
Doc Searls Weblog:
Time to write our own rules — So I've been reading Dave Winer, Ethan Zuckerman, Jeff Jarvis, David Wienberger and Wendy Seltzer, all of whom have problems with what Facebook is doing with its members' data. — Dave in particular is looking for action:
Discussion: FactoryCity, Deep Jive Interests, broadstuff, TechCrunch and Dan Blank
Chris Messina / FactoryCity: Data portability and thinking ahead to 2008
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests: Facebook's Billion Dollar Evaluation Hinges On Apathy. *Our* Apathy.
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: US A-LIST BLOGGERS START TO LINE UP AGAINST FACEBOOK?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch: Big Brother Facebook: Does Anyone Care?
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I want control of my data — A few weeks ago I not only gave $100 …
I want control of my data — A few weeks ago I not only gave $100 …
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
ABC News and Facebook in Joint Effort to Bring Viewers Closer to Political Coverage — Facebook, the popular social networking site, has become a full-fledged platform for communicating, sharing and advertising. ABC News is betting that it will become a platform for political coverage, as well.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com, Silicon Alley Insider, Reel Pop, All Facebook, Lost Remote and Mashable!
Triston McIntyre / TECH.BLORGE.com: Facebook and ABC target young voters for upcoming US presidential election
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider: ABC News Seeks Younger Viewers, Relevancy With Facebook
Hollywoodreporter / Reel Pop: Facebook Gets Political With ABC News
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Scores Deal With ABC
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: ABC News teams with Facebook
Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins / Mashable!: Facebook: New Home for Ron Paul Fans
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A Gimmick Becomes a Real Trend — TWO years ago, Cyber Monday was a marketing gimmick in search of shoppers. This year, it seems to be a genuine trend that retailers have embraced. — In a survey of roughly 120 members of Shop.org, the trade group for online retailers …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Jeff Bezos (one-week Kindle review) — I've read two books on it, which explains why I haven't been on Twitter very much in the past week. But the Kindle really bugs me now. I'm hitting all sorts of little things that the Kindle team simply didn't think through very well.
Discussion: CenterNetworks, ParisLemon, LucaFiligheddu.com, rexblog.com and Between the Lines
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Amazon's Kindle, It Sucks as It Cuts?
Rex Hammock / rexblog.com: More on the Kindle vs. a hypothetical Apple device
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: Busy weekend: Kindle and Facebook beatings
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008 — The creator of Linux is excited about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area.
Charles Babcock / TechWeb: Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Microsoft Quietly Readies Windows XP Update — Vista's first service pack got the limelight, but a release candidate of SP3 for XP was also delivered last week. — Recommend this story? — Just days after Microsoft Corp. delivered a release candidate preview for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 …
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
How desktop virtualization will save your company from Generation Y — * Ryan Naraine is on vacation. — Guest Editorial by Rich Mogull — Recently I was watching an interesting 60 Minutes episode on the new generation of "Millennials" entering the workforce.
Leo Lewis / Times of London:
The R4 chip is only small - but it looks like a giant pirate to Nintendo — The R4 looks like a simple piece of plastic. It is just a couple of centimetres square, a few millimetres thick and unbelievably easy to use. For Nintendo it is the Christmas stocking filler from hell.
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz and Kotaku
Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz: Nintendo faces new piracy threat
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku: Nintendo's Biggest Threat? R4 [Piracy]
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
OLPC: How do we gauge success? Will 490,000 units do? — The One Laptop per Child project's "Give One, Get One" program has been extended through Dec. 31 as donations averaged about $2 million a day. On that pace, the OLPC should move about 490,000 units by the end of the year.
Discussion: BoomTown, Seeking Alpha and Valleywag
UK 'slow' on ultra-fast internet — Broadband industry leaders are to meet ministers to discuss how to stop the UK dropping into the internet "slow lane". — More than half of all UK homes now have a broadband connection, at an average speed of four megabits a second (Mbps).
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: UK TO KICK START BIG BROADBAND?
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Zoho Writer now lets you edit documents offline — Zoho, the online office software company, has just released the next iteration on its online word processor, Zoho Writer. Now, multiple users can go offline, work on a document, then go back online and sync their offline changes to that same document.
Discussion: TechCrunch, blognation and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: While Live Documents Yaps, Zoho Delivers
Kiruba Shankar / blognation: Hotmail Founder Takes Microsoft Head-on with Online Office Suite
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Zoho Writer Gets Offline Editing
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far — ON the surface, the mobile Web is a happening place. There's the iPhone in all its glory. More than 30 companies have signed up for the Open Handset Alliance from Google, which aims to bring the wide-open development environment of the Internet to mobile devices.
JD Lasica / Social Media: Mobile Web: Are we there yet?
Charles Hudson / Charles Hudson's Weblog: Thoughts on "Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far - New York Times" in the Sunday NYT
Ian Betteridge / Technovia: River of News fails
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Sunday Morning Reading
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: MOBILE MULTIMEDIA - IS THAT ONE WEB OR TWO?
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Poll: Are You Using the Mobile Web?
Om Malik / GigaOM: Mobile Web Bad, Mobile Data Good?
Dave Winer / Scripting News: The user experience has been a disaster
Sean P. Aune / Mashable!: Zumobi Plans To Go Beta On December 14th
John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog: Zumobi gets ink in NYT
The Economic Idiocy of Blocking Social Media Traffic — This is a guest post by Muhammad Saleem, a social media consultant and a top-ranked community member on multiple social news sites. — By now most of you have probably seen the site 'Why Digg is Blocked'.