I’ll Link To That

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Check out this week’s compilation of some interesting links that I wanted to share with you.

Facebook Wants You To ‘Like’ More Stuff, Officially Launches ‘Page Browser’

Facebook takes a page out of the Netflix interface and creates a Page Browser to suggest Pages that may interest you.

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The Future of Facebook Credits

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Facebook Down Again

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Quick Post: Looks like Facebook is doing their best twitter impersonation and is experiencing downtime for the 2nd time in as many days. No word yet on the cause of the problem or when it will be fixed.

Update 3:04 CST: Facebook’s developer site is reporting latency issues:

Current Status: API Latency Issues

We are . . . → Read More: Facebook Down Again

Facebook Temporarily Down Due to Networking Provider

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Many Facebook users were unable to access the site for a short time today after Facebook experienced issues with a third party networking provider.

Mashable contacted Facebook and was told that they “are experiencing an issue with a third party networking provider that is causing problems for some people trying to connect to Facebook. . . . → Read More: Facebook Temporarily Down Due to Networking Provider

Google Searches For Justice, Sues Illegal Prescription Drug Dealers

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You ever see the episode where Wile E. Coyote took the Road Runner to court for not allowing himself to be caught. Wile E. Coyote would always change his capture methods but the Road Runner would simply adjust and be one step ahead of him.

I imagine that Google has felt rather coyote’ish in . . . → Read More: Google Searches For Justice, Sues Illegal Prescription Drug Dealers

University Experiments, Bans Social Media For Week

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Social media has become a part of our daily lives so what would you do if Facebook, Twitter and instant messaging tools were no longer available? How would this change your life? One professor at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania is determined to find out.

University Provost Eric Darr challenged his . . . → Read More: University Experiments, Bans Social Media For Week

Live From YouTube, Its You

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YouTube made news today after announcing that they’re testing a live streaming platform. This isn’t their first venture into live broadcasting (previous broadcasts included U2, the Indian Premier League, the White House & E3) but this is the first time they’re testing live broadcasts with the public. The limited test will occur on 9/13/10 . . . → Read More: Live From YouTube, Its You

What’s The Big Deal About Burning A Crayon

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I’m such a geek. I laughed at this for about 10 minutes, then called my wife over to read it, but she didn’t find it as funny. What do you think?

The image above is pretty big so I included the transcript below for anyone with a slow connection or mobile browser.

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Google Instant Goes Live, Search Results Even Faster

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How do you make an already fast search engine even faster? Add “instant” results.

Google Instant is a huge update to Google’s search engine capabilities that has added a search-before-you-type functionality. It attempts to predict your search query and provides “instant” search results while you type.

How has this improved on their search capabilities? . . . → Read More: Google Instant Goes Live, Search Results Even Faster

The Best Social Media TED Talks

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I’m a huge fan of the videos that come out of TED. The good folks at MakeUseOf.com put together a nice collection of social media “TED talks” that basically cover our use of the Internet and how we can further utilize our online communities.

Speaking of Social Media – I love to use the . . . → Read More: The Best Social Media TED Talks

Target Stores to Become First Retailer of Facebook Credits Gift Cards

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Target will become the first retailer of “Facebook Credits” gift cards beginning September 5, 2010. Target stores nationwide will begin offering the gift cards in increments of $15, $25 and $50. The cards can also be purchased on Target.com.

More than 200 million people play games on Facebook each month. (Just ask your friends . . . → Read More: Target Stores to Become First Retailer of Facebook Credits Gift Cards

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