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Facebook announces ‘like’ function outside of facebook

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Facebook has announced a new system called Open Graph, where users will now be able to ‘like’ web pages outside of facebook and the action will be posted on their friends’ news feed.

This new system is going to be initiated with more than 30 content partners such as nytimes.com and will only work when you are logged into your account.

While it only seems like Facebook is trying to invade your lives, its really just swallowing up features already in place by other sites like digg.com. They’re really just trying to make it easier for you to incorporate your entire web experience into their servers. It’s not like they’re trying to be evil or anything.

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Written by sammyvicious

April 21, 2010 at 3:17 PM

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Google Calendar rescheduler

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If you’re one of those people who uses Google Calendar to run your life, this is definitely handy. Last week, Google announced the Smart Rescheduler which suggests a future time/date to reschedule a meeting. The function must be enabled in the Google Labs settings. This just another function that is available on Microsoft Outlook that the company is making available to Google users.

If you don’t use Google Calendar, you probably don’t care about this.

[via: google]

Written by sammyvicious

March 23, 2010 at 10:36 AM

New is worthless

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Apparently I can’t make money off you guys.  I should quit.

According to a Pew Foundation report, you can’t make money on news. Nobody wants to pay for it and nobody clicks on advertising.

Soon, there will be no incentive to report news on the web.

Then, there will be no news. That begs the question:

If a war is fought in the desert, but there is no website to report it, did the war actually happen?

We’ll know soon enough.

[via: gawker]

Written by sammyvicious

March 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM

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Microsoft Pivot, a new way to search the web

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Pivot is a new project by those guys at Microsoft that’s going to change the way we look at the web. Rather than googling everything and seeing everything as individual pages, Pivot enables us to finally browse the internet as a web of data.

Still in its early stages, its available for download for free. Sorry guys, only compatible with Vista and Windows 7 users. Yeah, sucks, but I might install Boot Camp just for this. But it’s nice to see that Microsoft isn’t resting on its laurels and its trying to be innovative.

Download link below.

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Written by sammyvicious

March 9, 2010 at 4:34 PM