Check out Mini-Techmeme for simple mobiles or Techmeme Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:40 AM ET, March 7, 2011

Techmeme

 Top Items: 
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.
RELATED:
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 …
RELATED:
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
SEO Remains A Viable Marketing Strategy For Anyone
Ohad Samet / TechCrunch:
Why Payments Are Hard, Even For Apple And Google  —  Editor's note: Guest author Ohad Samet is an expert in managing fraud and other risks in payments systems.  He was previously a senior manager at PayPal and blogs at As Risky At It Gets.  —  We hear a lot of chatter about new payment services …
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:
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 …
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.
JC Torpey / Yahoo! News:
Bing Deals Android and IOS App Leave Windows Phone 7 Users Behind  —  Contribute content like this.  Start here.  —  While everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, the one that matters most is Microsoft's.  It serves as an indicator of what the future holds for Windows Phone 7 and its users, and it is the most shocking.
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
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, SlashGear and Slashdot
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
TV's Next Wave: Tuning In to You  —  The television is channeling you.  —  Data-gathering firms and technology companies are aggressively matching people's TV-viewing behavior with other personal data—in some cases, prescription-drug records obtained from insurers—and using …
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 …
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Techmeme at 7:40 AM ET, March 7, 2011.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Techmeme Sponsor Posts: 
Opal:
Introducing Tadpole: the tiny webcam for laptops  —  With a mirrorless Sony sensor, directional microphone, and tap-to-mute feature, the Tadpole works with both Mac and PC and is the perfect webcam to take with you everywhere.
Tribe AI:
Build AI products that matter  —  Tribe AI helps organizations rapidly deploy AI solutions that have real business impact.  We bring together world class AI talent and tooling to drive differentiated results.
Cache:
Make the most of your large stock positions  —  Cache is built for your hard-earned stocks.  Discover how to diversify tax-efficiently or borrow at lower rates.  Once for the ultra-wealthy, now available for you.
Zoho:
Rehiring  —  In today's corporate world where employee attrition rates are sky-high and nothing is permanent, Zoho Payroll's rehiring feature presents an elegant solution to a complex problem.
Prospect:
A running list of the best startups to join  —  We've analyzed thousands of startups using the same data VCs use and distilled our list down to the top 2%.  Discover and join the next Stripe, Airbnb, or Coinbase today.
Sponsor Techmeme
 
 See Also: 
Techmeme: site main
Techmeme River: reverse chronological Techmeme
Techmeme Mobile: for phones
Techmeme Leaderboard: Techmeme's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Techmeme RSS feed
Techmeme on X
Techmeme on Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Twitter share auction suggests $7.7 billion valuation
Discussion: Mashable! and Twittercism
Francis Tan / The Next Web:
Sina launches location-based service
Discussion: SAI
Robert Scoble / TechCrunch:
The Coolest Tech Tour Ever: A Look At How SRI Is Augmenting The Human Condition
Discussion: The Equity Kicker and Scobleizer, Thanks:joshdilworth
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
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Banned (in 2008) from Apple's App Store, iBoobs finds refuge in Android Market
 Earlier Items: 
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
Patrick Altoft / Blogstorm:
Google Patent reveals plan to fill gaps left by content farms & how quality is judged
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Hyperlocal Heartbreak: Why Haven't Neighborhood News Technologies Worked Out?
Discussion: Screenwerk
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Jeff Jarvis / Whither news?:
A look at the problems of new legislation to support journalism, through state tax money or fees on Big Tech, in California, New York, and Canada

Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Investigation: Google returned AI-written summaries for ~25% of news-related US search queries in mid-May 2024, with organic links pushed far down the page

Megan Cattel / Nieman Reports:
Q&A with Ibrahaim Abdelbaki, the editor of BBC Arabic's Lifeline Service in Gaza, on providing information to displaced citizens, reporting challenges, and more

 
Sister Sites:

Mediagazer
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
memeorandum
 What US political commentators are discussing online right now
WeSmirch
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page