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Why I love Facebook’s “interesting news” view

Back in olden times, people would get up and complain about the weather. Now that we have evolved and do everything else online, the weather is always the same – slow internet connection and not enough cute pictures of cats. What is there to moan about now? So thank you Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, you’ve given the internet something better than rain. You’ve given us something to moan about every… single… day… Tip of the hat to GD, if I could ever find the link on Facebook again. Must remember to moan about that as well.

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What could happen to WebOS now?

So you have a competent smartphone operating system, an engineering team that, with the right inducement, could stay with the OS, and a rather fluid market looking for options. What will HP do with WebOS next? Let’s have some pointless speculative fun over the next few paragraphs. Facebook buys the whole operation. Probably a long shot, and built on the speculation that Zuckerberg and co. are working on a Facebook phone. They certainly have some raw data (via Three in the UK), and acquiring a bundle of software engineers, an OS that is built on HTML5 and web technologies, with (you assume)

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Does commenting in other places break the web?

Janne Jalkanen: …If you have a great idea that improves something I’ve written, there is no link between that comment and the idea unless you happen to be one of those few people who are my friends on Facebook and happen to glance at the stream in the brief time it’s visible. And that bugs me – you wonderful idea should be here, next to mine. On Facebook, it’s not indexable. It’s ephemeral. It’s empty. Your comments are more valuable than that. You’re breaking the web. Stop it. Please.

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Facebook’s Zynga romance leaves everyone else cold

Game devs are not happy with some of the details between Zynga and Facebook. “I think the tight relationship is positive for Facebook and Zynga, but places other game developers at a disadvantage,” said Lou Kerner, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, who has also spoken with developers about the deal. “All else being equal, other developers will seek out opportunities that offer a more level playing field. The agreement is counter to what Facebook has been saying about how it’s an equal platform for all. Of couse this is mostly down to Zynga signing up and helping push and promote

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