Items I think are interesting:
- Micorosft and Yahoo sitting in a tree? That's the rumor. Microsoft is allegedly in talks with Yahoo to acquire them for $50 billion. I'm sure Google is keeping an eye on this. My question is, is this better for Microsoft than for Yahoo? See Charlene Li's take on why this won't work. (Credit to David Armano for creating the timely logo.)
- The Digg situation seems to have quieted down for now. Many new issues have been raised.
- Steve Woodruff of Sticky Figure has used Pageflakes to create a blog portal to make aggregating posts easier for people without dedicated readers.
- Do you fear bookworms? You shouldn't and CK is the perfect example. The new MarketingProfs book will soon be announced. Stay tuned.
- YouTube will start paying its top users. Is this a good thing? Does it fly contrary to the point of the site? I'll post more on this next week.
- Yahoo photos will shut down and force users to Flickr. Not sure they've really informed their users though. This could be another digg-storm.
- Since Joost's launch announcement, a few reports about its stability have surfaced. I still Joost don't get it.
- Are you thinking of starting a blog? If so, check out Mark's 4Ps of getting up and running.
- Dialup is dying a rather quick death. Long live broadband.
- Have you ever been to a conference and thought "These badges suck. I can't read them and I don't know where people are from"? If so, check out this model and apply it in the future.
- Microsoft's Silverlight is being touted as a new page in Internet design and interaction. It's too early now, but check out why Scoble thinks this is true.
- ABCNews.com gets more social.
Top Five Technorati Blogs
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Top 10 Technorati Searches
- galilea montijo
- britney spears
Top Five Web2.0 Movers of the Week (using Alexa data)
Top Five Web2.0 Sites (using Alexa data)
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Top Ten Marketing Blogs from Viral Garden
**Expanded to include top 10 to show more change**
- Seth's Blog
- Creating Passionate Users
- Gaping Void
- Duct Tape Marketing
- Marketing Shift
- Daily Fix
- New School of Network Marketing
- Drew's Marketing Minute
- The Viral Garden
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Top 5 "Viral" Videos This Week
- Oh Nine, Eff Nine
- Happy Feet Trailer
- David Hasselhoff Intoxicated
- Linkin Park What ive done original clip 2007
- Web 2.0 ... Beyond E-text (2nd Draft)