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I came back from a weekend away to find that Nick Carr had picked a fight with Tim O'Reilly about Google, and whether the company's size and market power has been a result of network effects. This argument was a sort of spin-off of an issue that came up earlier in the week, when Hugh…

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Twitter seems to be one of those things that people write about almost as much as they actually use (which isn't hard, considering the average Twitter post is less than 140 characters). I've written my share of blog posts about Twitter, including here and here, and now we have a longish post from Howard "Smart…

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The outrage continues over Comcast's jamming of BitTorrent and other traffic on its cable network in the U.S. The company has tried to clarify its position by saying that it doesn't block BitTorrent traffic, it merely "delays" it (and apparently some other traffic as well). As James Robertson and Cynthia Brumfield have pointed out, part…

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I really wanted to like the Zonbu, a small, Mac Mini-style network PC that runs a modified version of Gentoo Linux and uses Amazon's S3 (and a small built-in Flash drive) for storage -- and best of all, costs just $99. It seemed like such a great idea, as Nick Carr describes here and Daniel…

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A recent commentary piece by Alice Mathias in the New York Times says Facebook should really be called "Fakebook" -- at least for the student users who first made the social-networking site popular. As she describes it: "Facebook did not become popular because it was a functional tool — after all, most college students live…

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