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Facebook

Facebook has disrupted or helped to re-engineer many businesses and markets, including the photo-sharing market and the social-gaming market. But one thing it hasn't really focused on so far is the news business. Plenty of media companies use Facebook as a news-delivery platform, and many users (including Gawker founder Nick Denton, according to a recent…

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I came across a post in my news feeds on Friday, and didn't think much of it at first. It was a post by a guy who writes about education at a blog called Square Peg, and it was about Facebook. I was in a hurry, so I moved on and figured I would go…

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It's like a war, except with programmers and social networks instead of soldiers and anti-aircraft artillery. First Google opened up its distributed social net, Google Friend Connect -- which I have installed in my sidebar and also embedded below -- and then Facebook threw open the doors on its version, imaginatively called (what else) Facebook…

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It's a small thing, but it made me laugh out loud when I read it: the government of Ontario (the province I live in, for those of you outside Canada) has been confronted by a grassroots protest against legislation for young drivers. More than 110,000 people have signed up for a Facebook group that was…

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Just in time for the U.S. election, FriendFeed -- the "life-streaming" aggregator run by former Google engineers Paul "Gmail" Buchheit and Bret Taylor -- has launched a real-time view that looks more than a little bit like Twitter, or like Twitter would if it had an auto-update feature (which it used to at one point,…

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