Monday, November 15, 2010

Around The Blogosphere 15 November 2010

I always enjoy the discussion of how this or that company's product will kill email. We seem to have it every 5 years or so. (Just like we discuss the "next big thing" that will kill off the blog. First it was vlogging, then it was "lifestreaming") Last time, it was Wave (I got big laugh out of that one). Now, Facebook thinks it will be the giant killer. Ho-hum! Think again! Google's not worried about it. MarketWatch thinks fbmail will hurt portals (like yahoo! and AOL) more than anything else... Or do you think facebook mail is "something to watch"????

Now, THIS is news! Beatles for Sale on iTunes!

When it comes to discussions about the future, one can only speculate when it comes to what will befall our newspapers! via Poynter ::: 7 Reasons Newspapers Are Not Rebounding Financially Posted by Rick Edmonds

420M People In China Have Internet Access, 99% Use Baidu For Search - Baidu CEO Robin Li made a rare appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit this afternoon and revealed some interesting information...

A commercial spot for Vodafone Egypt featuring 9th century Muslim scientist Abbas Ibn Firnas as a mad man is stirring controversy within the Egyptian blogosphere. Amirah Salah adds her thoughts (and videos) and types in response to a comment, "For me and for many others it is not just an ad! I see it distroys how we value our great pioneers."

Shared by blogger Geoffrey Philp ::: Mos Def on Real Time
Help a blogger buy a car...
The Boxee Box: Sizing Up The Competition - The Boxee Box is tiny. Most of the Internet knows that. But when compared directly to standard A/V devices, its tiny stature really sinks in.

7 Reasons Your Blog Sucks - A blog that sucks is a blog that is unsuccessful. If your blog isn’t successful, it might be because it sucks.

6-Year-Old AIDS Orphan A-Long Lives Alone In Guangxi - From QQ: (with additional photographs from Sina) Guangxi 6-year-old AIDS orphan lives alone, eats rice and vegetables without oil or salt...
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