Evening Reading: 7/22/07

Happy Pi Approximation Day.

Only in the blogosphere: a guy who impersonates someone else complains about invasion of privacy.

I am going to use all of these in future blog posts.  Here’s the first one.  Comic Book Guy: “Last night’s ‘Itchy and Scratchy Show’ was, without a doubt, the worst episode ever.  Rest assured, I was on the Internet within minutes, registering my disgust throughout the world.”

I knew there was a reason I rarely blog about my job.  Mario Sundar has more.  Those who promote blogging for one thing or another always pretend that corporate non-tech America has or is about to embrace blogging, when the reality is that other than email, corporate non-tech America hasn’t even embraced the internet.

When I was a kid I would walk about 2 miles each way to Brown’s Gift Shop in my hometown to buy a Matchbox Car every time I could scrape together the $1.25 or so they cost.  Spiders to steamrollers to 12,000 models.  What a great story.

I simply cannot describe how excited I am that Bebo is going to follow Facebook and launch a developer platform.  We’re about a month away from every web site being designated a social network.  Give it 9 months and every web site will also have a developer platform.  It reminds me of when the anchovies pile out of their buses to eat at the Krusty Krab.  Part of the problem, of course, is that even social networking sites you didn’t know existed get $20M.

I’m glad I dumped Norton Antivirus.  So far, I am really happy with Kaspersky.

People have been blogging blindly for years.  It’s no wonder so many people Twitter the same way.

Twangville on the new Gourds record.

Scoble does a much needed Sam Donaldson on a post by Dave Winer about Feedburner.  I expressed my concern when Google bought Feedburner.  I think it’s interesting that a lot of the people worried about Feedburner and Google taking over all the information in the universe still run their feed links through Feedburner, all in the name of some needless stat tracking.  You can’t have it both ways.

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