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March 4, 2013, 9:00 AM

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Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: As User Interaction on Facebook Drops, Sharing Comes at a Cost  —  Updated  —  Something is puzzling on Facebook.  —  Early last year, soon after Facebook instituted a feature that let people subscribe to others' feeds without being friends, I quickly amassed a healthy “subscriber” list of about 25,000 people.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's News Feed, A Skittish Gift Horse  —  Remember Facebook Questions?  Checkins?  Spotify listens?  They had their time at the top of the news feed because Facebook favors new products, but their prominence diminished as they matured.  This and competition for space between posts …
Tweets: @joshd
Hunter Walk / Elapsed Time:
Other Reasons Nick Bilton Seeing FB Decline  —  NYTimes columnist Nick Bilton wrote today that he's seeing massive declines in organic Facebook engagement on his posts.  He cites last year receiving hundreds of likes per post but now having 1/10th that despite growing subscribers 20x.
More: TechCrunchTweets: @zseward
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Blurred Navision: Microsoft may owe Denmark more than $1b in unpaid taxes  —  American software juggernaut Microsoft may owe Denmark's treasury department several billions of Danish kroner in unpaid taxes, according to a report from DR, the country's national broadcasting corporation.
Quinn Norton / The Atlantic Online:
Life Inside the Aaron Swartz Investigation  —  A reluctant witness's account of a Federal prosecution.  If you haven't been following the case, start with the editor's note for context.  —  Once your life is inside a federal investigation, there is no space outside of it.
Christopher S. Stewart / Wall Street Journal:
As Pirates Run Rampant, TV Studios Dial Up Pursuit  —  By the glow of six flat screens inside a windowless room in a California office tower, three content cops from NBCUniversal watch as pirated versions of the cable-TV drama “Suits” begin popping up on the Internet within minutes of the show's closing credits.
Steve Mann / IEEE Spectrum:
My “Augmediated” Life  —  What I've learned from 35 years of wearing computerized eyewear  —  Back in 2004, I was awakened early one morning by a loud clatter.  I ran outside, only to discover that a car had smashed into the corner of my house.  As I went to speak with the driver …
More: GizmodoTweets: @ak

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