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5:25 AM ET, February 6, 2011

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Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Outrage and a Facebook Page That Gave It a Voice  —  If there is a face to the revolt that has sprouted in Egypt, it may be the face of Khaled Said.  —  That 28-year-old Egyptian businessman was pulled from an Internet cafe in Alexandria last June by two plainclothes police officers who beat …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and @loic
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Why Facebook Should Do More to Help Egypt's Protesters  —  An image making the rounds features an Egyptian protesters carrying a sign that reads “Thank you Facebook” in Arabic.  Thank Facebook for what?  Facebook has done as little as possible to help Egypt's protesters.  It should do more.
Mark Joyella / Mediaite:
Picture Of The Day: Cairo Protester Holds Sign That Says “Thank You Facebook”  —  How valuable has social media been in spreading the message of protesters in Egypt?  Just look at the photo taken today by NBC News correspondent Richard Engel.  A protester in Cairo holds a sign written mostly …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Super Bowl Ads Live On at YouTube and Facebook  —  Do you remember which team won the Super Bowl last year?  Do you remember which was your favorite ad?  —  For many viewers, the second question is easier to answer.  So once again, YouTube and Facebook are taking advantage of that by extending …
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Sara Inés Calderón / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Will Allow Users to Watch and Vote on Super Bowl Commercials  —  Facebook will allow users to watch and vote on the commercials from this year's Super Bowl as soon as they air.  The commercials will appear on the Facebook Replay tab of the Sports on Facebook Page …
Discussion: AdAge, GigaOM and WebProNews
Judson Berger / Fox News:
U.S. Government Slips Through China Internet Censors With New Technology  —  The U.S. government has figured out how to bust through Internet censorship filters in order to deliver news and other vital information via e-mail to people in countries like China, according to a recent report.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Techie Buzz and Slashdot
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:   How one researcher helped the U.S. government slip news past China's censors
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
What Time Does the 2011 Super Bowl Start?  A (Continuing) Lesson in Search Visibility  —  Before the Super Bowl in both 2009 and 2010, I checked out the search engine results for the Super Bowl start time.  In 2009, the results were abysmal.  No one was taking advantage of the clear searcher interest.
Discussion: Guardian
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Readability Just Became Instapaper's Publisher Payment Layer  —  Personally, I think the concept behind Readability is pretty awesome.  It gives you a way to read all your favorite articles on the web without all of the clutter of the web — meaning, mainly, ads.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
E-Readers Catch Younger Eyes, and Find Room in the Backpack  —  Something extraordinary happened after Eliana Litos received an e-reader for a Hanukkah gift in December.  —  “Some weeks I completely forgot about TV,” said Eliana, 11.  “I went two weeks with only watching one show, or no shows at all.
Quora:
On Quora, what is the algorithm/formula for determining the ordering/ranking of answers on a question?  —  Answer: The exact details are complicated and are going to change as we improve our systems, but the principles, as of Feb 5, 2011 are:  —  * Answers with more upvotes are ranked higher.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Turning The Tables On The Google Toolbar & Disclosure Claims  —  Part of this week's debate over whether Microsoft's Bing search engine is learning from Google involves data that Bing gathers through Microsoft's Internet Explorer.  Google has suggested Microsoft isn't giving fair disclosure.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Big Cable fed up with endless P2P porn subpoenas  —  The big ISPs, especially Comcast and Time Warner Cable, have intervened for months in massive file-sharing lawsuits, telling judges that they simply can't drop all of their activity for law enforcement in order to spend weeks doing IP address lookups on behalf of pornographers.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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