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Banning facebook could lead to unnecessary deaths

Via David Stephenson, I found this article about Toronto public health officials using Facebook to find a woman who had been possibly infected with rabies. The ironic part is that the City of Toronto bans the use of Facebook, so she had to get special permission to use it.

September 24, 2007 by Phil Windley


SceneCaster: 3D media creation and sharing for the masses

At this point 3D hasn't been a mainstream part of the social Web, mostly confined to virtual reality environments like Second Life. SceneCaster, which will debut at DEMOfall 07 this week, takes the concept that Flickr and YouTube has done well--Web 2.

September 23, 2007 by Dan Farber


Dell pairs up with China retailer

Dell has confirmed plans to broaden its retailing footprint--this time with China's largest consumer electronics retailer, Gome. In a statement Monday, Dell confirmed published reports (Techmeme, Reuters) that it would sell its PCs through Gome.

September 23, 2007 by

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FeedHub brings a layer of intelligence to feeds

RSS and Atom have brought some order out of chaos. The information that you subscribe via those protocols magically arrives in your feed reader, but it's still overload when you track several hundred feeds.

September 23, 2007 by Dan Farber

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Google forays into the heart of social networking

TechCrunch is reporting that November 5 Google, in another fit of competitive expansion (check out Google's funding of a trans-Pacific undersea multi-terabit cable), plans to lift the veil on its answer to Facebook. It was foretold in the 'Tech Talk' video presentation by Google’s Ben Darnell to new Google employees that escaped from the hive and outlined plans to add a social fabric a la Facebook to its applications in coming months.

September 21, 2007 by Dan Farber