Notable headlines:Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: 30 things I’ve learned from using Linux …Ed Bott: Vista scare stories distort the real picture.Robin Harris: How data gets lost.
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"Why We Twitter: Understanding Microblogging" is the title of a study that look s at the microblogging phenomena engendered by Twitter, Jaiku and Pownce. The authors--Akshay Java and Tim Finin of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Xiaodan Song and Belle Tseng of NEC Laboratories America--analyze user intentions associated with Twittering and figure out that users with similar intentions connect with each other.
Following my post on social capital and open social networks, Anshu Sharma responded with an insightful analysis of how openness could transpire. It may not strictly be a user provoked uprising that spurs Facebook and others to make a transportable social graph, but a new player, or perhaps Google, that doesn't lock-in the data.
As the stock market roller coaster continues, the concept of social capital accrued via social networks is starting to become an important commodity. People are flocking to Facebook and other social networks, partly to experience the latest online trend and for those who latch on to a particular network, to build up their social capital via making connections.
Lenovo said Monday that it will preload Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 on ThinkPads. In the announcement Lenovo said that the desktop flavor of SUSE will be loaded on the ThinkPad T Series, which targets business customers.
Indian outsourcing giant Wipro Technologies said Monday that it will acquire Infocrossing, a U.S.
On today's podcast:Fake Steve Jobs is outed. Bummer.
Update below: Apple will hold a press event Tuesday and most observers expect the company to introduce a redesigned iMac. AppleInsider, News.
Notable headlines:New York Times: A Mystery Solved: ‘Fake Steve’ Blogger Comes Clean. Damn, I am so busted, yo.
It's a sad day for impostors everywhere.The New York Times has outed Fake Steve Jobs and he is Daniel Lyons, a senior editor at Forbes.