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Yahoo's burning desire to acquire Facebook has been the talk of the Web 2.0-sphere for lo, these many months. At one point, there was rumoured to be an offer for $750-million, and then another worth $1-billion -- and then, silence. Now, the plot has thickened, thanks to TechCrunch's publication of the Secret Yahoo Spreadsheets for…

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I've talked with several friends about LinkedIn since the Business 2.0 puff piece profile hit the Web -- calling the service "MySpace for Grownups" -- and the reaction to the company ranges from puzzled indifference to outright revulsion. Like me, many people seem to have signed up because it seemed like a good thing to…

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(this is a post I wrote for my globeandmail blog, which is here) When talking about the Internet, it often seems as though time has sped up. Take YouTube, for example: A year ago, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen were just a couple of former PayPal employees kicking around looking for something to do with…

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It seems that Kevin Rose is in the news again -- the blogosphere news, at any rate -- and this time not for being on the cover of Business Week. It appears that Digg has been doing some more algorithm-tweaking, and has pissed off a bunch of its top contributors, because the filters it is…

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Social networking and social media -- sites such as MySpace.com and YouTube.com -- are often written about as though they are universally a good thing. And there's no question that it's great to have places where kids can socialize online, so to speak, and share blog posts and photos and music, or where they can…

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