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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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It's bad enough that people pay any attention to Forbes magazine's pathetic "my portfolio is bigger than your portfolio" list of rich people, but at least most of the people on the list have actual assets that can be measured in some objective fashion -- i.e., by stock-market value. But young Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder…

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Om Malik posted recently on something I've been thinking about a lot: namely, the tension between one-size-fits-all social networks such as Facebook and a more personalized approach using blogs and tools such as Moveable Type and Wordpress, both of which have been adding more social features (including WP's purchase of Buddypress). Bijan Sabet of Spark…

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