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5:20 AM ET, March 7, 2011

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Steve Cheney / steve's blog:
How Facebook is Killing Your Authenticity  —  We all know that the delineation between public and private was eroded by Facebook a long time ago.  Over.  Done.  But now Facebook's sheer scale is pushing it in a new direction, one that encroaches on your authenticity.  —  Facebook is no longer a social network.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Comments Have Silenced The Trolls — But Is It Too Quiet?  —  As you've noticed by now, we're about a week into our latest experiment in troll-slaying with Facebook Comments.  So far, the reactions have been very mixed and very interesting.  Publicly, many of the reactions were initially negative.
Sarah Tavel / Adventurista:
Prediction: Facebook is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups  —  Chris Dixon is causing (surprise surprise :) a bit of an uproar with his blog post “SEO is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups.”  Chris's post is overstated but what I agree with is that SEO …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
SEO Remains A Viable Marketing Strategy For Anyone
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sprint announcing Nexus S 4G, EVO 3D, and EVO View tablet at CTIA?  —  The media — yours truly included — has been trying to figure out why Sprint has booked an insane two-and-a-half hour slot at CTIA later this month.  That's not the kind of event you throw together just to rehash …
Jay Bhatti / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Ex-Microsoft Employee: 5 Things The Kayak Deal Tells Us About Bing  —  On Friday, Microsoft announced a partnership with Kayak to provide travel results.  Jay Bhatti is a former Microsoft employee who founded the people-search engine Spock.  Here's what he sees in the deal:
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iPad 2 Extends Apple's Lead: Apple Will Dominate The Tablet Market For Years  —  Apple's iPad 2 isn't a massive advance over the first iPad, but with hardware, software, apps, distribution, and pricing combined, it is still by far the best tablet on the market.
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Banned (in 2008) from Apple's App Store, iBoobs finds refuge in Android Market  —  Here we go, folks.  Mystic Game Development made quite the name for itself with its iBoobs app for the iPhone, which got itself banned from Apple's App Store in late 2008.  Now it's found refuge …
Francis Tan / The Next Web:
Sina launches location-based service  —  Sina, China's biggest web portal, just released its own check-in service, named WeiLingDi, which roughly translates to “Micro Territory.”  It hopes to attract users with seamless integration to its microblogging service and by using celebrity endorsement with its “Star News” feature.
Discussion: SAI
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
As telecom industry evolves, success of Netflix is its biggest threat  —  By any measure, Netflix is having a marquee year.  —  It has 20 million subscribers, way up from 12 million just a year ago.  Its stock has tripled in that time.  During periods of peak Internet use …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Robert Scoble / TechCrunch:
The Coolest Tech Tour Ever: A Look At How SRI Is Augmenting The Human Condition  —  Editor's note: the following is a guest post by Robert Scoble, who studies tech startups and innovators for Rackspace Hosting.  His videos usually go up on Rackspace's Building43.
Discussion: Scobleizer, Thanks:joshdilworth
Evan Ackerman / Automaton:
Latest Geminoid Is Incredibly Realistic  —  Okay, I admit it... I found myself wondering whether this was in fact a real robot, or actually a fake robot.
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Financial Times Digs Gold Out of Data  —  PARIS — For newspapers, connecting with readers is the ultimate challenge.  At newsstands, many customers choose a paper only after they see the headline on the cover.  The lady in hair curlers and a bathrobe might choose “Toe job to no job,” …
Discussion: Felix Salmon and @jayrosen_nyu
 
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Twitter share auction suggests $7.7 billion valuation
Discussion: Twittercism
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
How to decipher tech rumors, the nerd equivalent of celebrity gossip
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Sites Like Twitter Absent From Free Speech Pact
Discussion: @sg
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Why Silicon Valley Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Returning Home
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Bing HTML5 preview site goes live, available soon
Discussion: The Next Web, SAI and LiveSide.net, Thanks:nick_forster
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Business Week:
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Discussion: RyanSpoon.com
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
The Legal Magic Bullet That Protects Twitter And Yelp
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Hyperlocal Heartbreak: Why Haven't Neighborhood News Technologies Worked Out?
Discussion: Screenwerk
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Responds To Android Malware, Will Fix Infected Devices And ‘Remote Kill’ Malicious Apps