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Facebook: Of the people but not for or by the people?

It's no wonder the Social Web--the Internet with the concept of people and relationships embedded in the fabric (what Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls the Giant Global Graph)--has become such a controversial topic. It's a kind of spontaneous, greedy gold rush for the social networks to accumulate members, exploit the social graph for revenue and add new features as fast as possible.

November 27, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Google's big green energy goal: A distraction?

Google is announcing a new strategic initiative to develop electricity that's generated from renewable sources--wind, solar and geothermal systems--and cheaper than coal.This initiative, called the rather clunky Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal, will hire engineers, energy experts and "spend tens of millions on research and development and related investments in renewable energy.

November 27, 2007 by

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