Rapid Fire – Sunday, December 02

Facebook Dims the Beacon Spotlight

“Facebook made modifications to a controversial advertising system that many users considered an invasion of privacy.”

Is it just me or can Facebook not launch new, significant features worth a damn?

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7 Skills of Change Masters – One Mans Blog

Interesting look at learning from the “Change Masters” to make things happen. My favorite point?

“’If you can dream it, you can do it’ is not necessarily true. ‘If you can dream it AND make others dream it, you can do it’”

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Marty Kaplan: The CNN/RubeTube Debate – Politics on The Huffington Post

I was all excited about the idea of the YouTube/CNN debate, but after having read stories (including this one) about how they are actually playing out, I’m pretty disappointed.

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Vivendi to Acquire Control of Activision – New York Times

“In a deal that creates the biggest independent video game publisher in the world, Vivendi announced Sunday it plans to acquire a controlling stake in Activision.” Now maybe EA will get some real competition and get their customer treatment in order.

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02138 § Poking Facebook

Speaking of Facebook – here’s an in-depth look at their current troubles.

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Springwise: MyFootballClub agrees to buy team

Remember this story? “In less than three months, MyFootballClub signed up 50,000 people willing to pay a GBP 35 membership fee to buy and manage a football (soccer) team with a crowd of other dedicated fans. MyFootballClub members will vote on player selection, transfers and all other major decisions.” They’ve just announced they are buying a controlling interest in a team!

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Plantronics Voyager™ 855 Bluetooth® Headset

Finally! A Bluetooth phone headset + stereo headphones. I really wish I could hear out of my left ear…. grrr.

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Dark Knight Infects The Web With Viral Sites

Dunno about you, but I’m DYING to see the next Batman installment. If their marketing efforts are any indication, then we’ll have one hell of a movie to enjoy!

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Dark Knight Infects The Web With Viral Sites

Dunno about you, but I’m DYING to see the next Batman installment. If their marketing efforts are any indication, then we’ll have one hell of a movie to enjoy!

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MizPee

I’m not sure if this is the most idiotic or most brilliant thing I’ve seen on the web… “MizPee finds the closest, cleanest toilets in your area. You can add and review toilets, get some cool deals in your area and challenge your knowledge of toilet trivia”

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