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1:10 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.
Discussion: @loic and @stevecheney
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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 …
Discussion: @lusciouspear
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
SEO Remains A Viable Marketing Strategy For Anyone  —  Ah, another SEO is dead post from a non-SEO to get the blood rushing on an otherwise calm weekend.  I've been ignoring these more and more lately, but in the wake of Google's Farmer Update, it looks like everyone could use some history lessons.
Discussion: @mattcutts
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 …
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
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Why Silicon Valley Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Returning Home  —  NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw visited Silicon Valley last month to meet immigrant entrepreneurs.  At Microsoft's Mountain View campus, he met with a dozen of them.  More than half said that they might be forced to return to their home countries.
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
How to decipher tech rumors, the nerd equivalent of celebrity gossip  —  Here's a hot tip: A tech company will introduce a breakthrough new gadget soon.  This device will be magical, possibly even revolutionary.  It will make everything you've seen before in that category look obsolete.
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 …
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Responds To Android Malware, Will Fix Infected Devices And ‘Remote Kill’ Malicious Apps  —  On March 1, news broke that dozens of malicious applications had made their way to Android Market, each infected with a rootkit that could grant hackers deep access to Android devices that installed them.
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
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Sites Like Twitter Absent From Free Speech Pact  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Google, Yahoo and Microsoft signed a code of conduct intended to protect online free speech and privacy in restrictive countries, the debate over censorship by China was raging, and Internet companies operating …
Discussion: @sg
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter's “Quickbar Uprising” Is Nothing: Wait Till The Ads Really Show Up  —  Some people hate Twitter's new iPhone app, and Twitter is listening: It's going to change the app slightly.  —  Which won't appease the people who hate Twitter's new iPhone app at all.
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Evan Ackerman / Automaton:
Latest Geminoid Is Incredibly Realistic
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Bing HTML5 preview site goes live, available soon
Discussion: The Next Web, SAI and LiveSide.net, Thanks:nick_forster
Patrick Altoft / Blogstorm:
Google Patent reveals plan to fill gaps left by content farms & how quality is judged
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Hyperlocal Heartbreak: Why Haven't Neighborhood News Technologies Worked Out?
Discussion: Screenwerk
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
New music industry plan: halt flow of money to pirate music sites
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