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What I’m reading and finding for September 24th 2011 through September 27th 2011:


What I’m reading and finding for September 21st 2011 through September 24th 2011:

  • We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | The White House
    WhiteHouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, White House history, and the federal government.

  • From Twitter – Don't be stupid. What the Facebook Open Graph means to YOU. http://t.co/LWs8IN4i via @nrek
  • Share Buttons? Ha. Facebook Just Schooled The Internet. Again. | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com
    – MG Siegler
    After last year’s f8 keynote, my initial thought was pretty straightforward: I Think Facebook Just Seized Control Of The Internet. Between the Like Button, the Open Graph, and the Open Graph API, I felt like we were shifting from Google being the fabric of the web, to Facebook taking over. A few days later, a now unpaid blogger declared it: The Age of Facebook.
    Both of these declarations pissed a lot of people off.
    Facebook is the new AOL! Walled garden! The end of open! Blah. Blah. Blah. While…  show all text

  • From Twitterhttp://t.co/pZNF1tpj Guide Add “Media Collector” Aggregation Functionality to Windows Home Server 2011
  • f8 – F8 | Live | Facebook
    f8 – f8 will take place on Sept. 22, 2011, in San Francisco. Like this Page for the latest updates on the event. Questions? Check out our FAQ: – Company Overview: f8 will take place on September 22, in San Francisco. Like this Page for the latest updates on the event. – Mission: To bring together the developers, entrepreneurs and innovators who are building a more social web. – Products: | Facebook

  • Facebook Employee Reveals Killer Facebook Music Feature In Deleted Tweet | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com
    – MG Siegler
    Facebook Music is launching tomorrow. This, everyone knows. But not everyone knows exactly how it will work, since Facebook been tweaking things right up until launch. But tonight one Facebook employee accidentally revealed one killer feature of the service.
    Ji Lee, the creative director that Facebook stole away from Google in April, sent out the following tweet earlier:
    The “Listen with your friend” feature in ticker is blowing my mind. Listen to what your friends are listening. LIVE.
    Within m…  show all text

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What I’m reading and finding for September 19th 2011 through September 21st 2011:


What I’m reading and finding for September 16th 2011 through September 19th 2011:

  • Google Wallet Likely Launching Tomorrow | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com
    – MG Siegler
    Last week, Google posted an awesome teaser video for Google Wallet featuring George Costanza. The implication: Google Wallet would finally be launching soon. Now we think we know when: tomorrow.
    As you can see in the above image, documentation is being sent around to partners stating a September 19 launch day. We’ve heard from others that this is accurate. And it also lines up nicely with NFC World Congress, which kicks off tomorrow in the French Riviera. Google is not listed as a speaker or ex…  show all text

  • TechCrunch has become a clown show, and I totally love it | Real Dan Lyons Web Site
    realdanlyons.com
    – Dan Lyons
    Q: What do you get when you mix overweening self-regard with extreme self-pity and a total lack of self-awareness?
    A: TechCrunch.
    Oh, how these guys have been victimized! Oh, how brilliant they are, how much better than everyone else, and how nobly they suffer for their art and for freedom of expression! Oh, how they mock their tormentors, and laugh even as they are scourged and whipped and hung to die on the cross of corporate greed! Oh, the wringing of hands! The gnashing of teeth! The backst…  show all text

  • globalrevolution – live streaming video powered by Livestream
    globalrevolution on Livestream. This channel will feature live streams from global non violent revolution spreading across the globe, with the first broadcasts from Wall Street Occupation in NYC that will start on Saturday, September 17, 2011. The channel will also feature live stream from solidarity protests and events in Spain, Greece, France, Belgium, Iceland and other places around the gblobe – Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like globalrevolutio…

  • parislemon • What Needs To Be Said
    All day, I kept telling myself I shouldn’t say anything. Then I realized: what the fuck? Be honest.
    I found Paul’s post tactless. And I found Erick’s response inappropriate. Perhaps both are fitting given the entire clusterfuck that is this situation. But both are also quite sad.
    Many of you are watching TechCrunch unravel before your very eyes. That sucks. It sucks for me too. But TechCrunch is also too big to fail. One way or another, it will live on. Try as hard as AOL might, they can’t tota…  show all text

  • From Twitter – Running Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment http://t.co/H3Px86nI
  • I’m Leaving TechCrunch. Here’s Why. | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com
    – Paul Carr
    So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark —that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back. – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    I’ll get right to the point: this is my last post on TechCrunch. And it’s my resignation letter. The first resignation letter I’ve ever written, in fact. Usually I get fired.
    To those who have been following the recent Tech…  show all text

  • Unethical journalism: The depressing tale of Johann Hari | The Economist
    economist.com
    – Bagehot
    READERS of the Independent were in for a surprise this morning: a lengthy apology from that newspaper's star columnist Johann Hari, admitting to plagiarism and the online harrassment of rival journalists (via pseudonymous assaults on their Wikipedia entries), and announcing that he was off to take a course of journalism training at his own expense.
    Allegations of quote-stealing and factual embellishment by Mr Hari have been swirling for months, at first in the blogosphere and then in the mainst…  show all text


What I’m reading and finding for September 14th 2011 through September 16th 2011:


What I’m reading and finding for September 9th 2011 through September 13th 2011:


What I’m reading and finding for September 8th 2011 through September 9th 2011:

  • From Twitter – Netflix updated, now supports all devices with Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread http://t.co/yC5ywLP via @androidandme
  • Facebook Begins Auto-Grouping Friends Into Smart Lists | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com
    – Greg Kumparak
    You’ve got 500-something friends, all of about 50 you really interact with. You went to school with Lucy and Henry, you’ve worked with Mike for years, and Joe lives just down the block. Facebook knows all of this — it just doesn’t really go out of its way to show that it knows all of this. Until now.
    Sometime recently, Facebook began rolling out “Smart Lists” to select users — which, as the name implies, intelligently groups certain obvious groups of friends into pre-packaged lists. Take that, …  show all text

  • From Twitter – List of books that NPR listeners think should be on every college freshman's reading list. What would you add? http://t.co/qo8wOpY
  • Twitter Blog: One hundred million voices
    blog.twitter.com
    – twitter
    Five years ago, Twitter came to life when @jack sent the first Tweet to his seven followers. Now, 100 million active users around the globe turn to Twitter to share their thoughts and find out what’s happening in the world right now. More than half of them log in to Twitter each day to follow their interests. For many, getting the most out of Twitter isn’t only about tweeting: 40 percent of our active users simply sign in to listen to what’s happening in their world. Twitter’s global reach gi…  show all text

  • Official Google Blog: Google just got ZAGAT Rated!
    googleblog.blogspot.com
    – A Googler
    “Did you know there's a place in Menlo Park near the Safeway that has a 27 food rating?” one of my friends asked me that about two years ago, and I was struck because I immediately knew what it meant. Food rating… 30 point scale… Zagat. And the place… had to be good. With no other context, I instantly recognized and trusted Zagat's review and recommendation. So, today, I'm thrilled that Google has acquired Zagat. Moving forward, Zagat will be a cornerstone of our local offering—delighting  show all text

  • Exclusive: Arrington out at AOL (for real this time) – The Term Sheet: Fortune’s deals blog Term Sheet
    finance.fortune.cnn.com
    – Dan Primack
    Not TechCrunch editor. Not AOL Ventures employee. Michael Arrington is on his own.
    It has been a very long week for AOL. And it's about to get even longer.
    Last Thursday, word leaked that one of its employees, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, was launching a venture capital fund that would include an $8 million commitment from AOL (AOL). Then came a more official version via the NY Times, which included positive quotes from both Arrington and AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong.
    Shortly the…  show all text

  • From Twitter – Fake SSL certificates pirate Web sites http://t.co/KIMgclU