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By Thomas Baekdal - December 2010

What You Need to Know Today (Dec/6)

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Silicon Alley Insider has put together a set of 17 interesting slides about the future of media. The key takeaway is that the future is already here. Although, there is a problem in comparing platforms (Google/Facebook) with content creators (newspapers / blogs) - they are not the same.

An insightful post by Dan Zarrella (from HubSpot) dives into the question of when the best time to publish is during the day and the week. Retweets happens mostly in the afternoon, while most people read new content in the mornings.

Netflix's VP of personalization, John Ciancutti, explains why they are focusing on HTML5. "HTML5 means that our world class UI engineers can seamlessly move between working on our website, our mobile experience, and our television-based applications."

Facebook is rolling out a new profile redesign, with a strong focus on creating an even more personal and social connection between you and your friends. Read the blog post, or see the features.

Fred Wilson (a VC) discusses "Where Should Mobile Developers Focus?" He predicts that Android will be the number one mobile platform in one year.

Gowalla updated their mobile app to version 3.0 and added support for Foursquare and Facebook Places. This positions Gowalla as the one app to rule them all. "With the new update to the service on Thursday, you can now sync your accounts and publish your check in out to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or Tumblr, too." But the reactions are mixed.

The discussions about how Amazon and PayPal pulled the plug on Wikileaks are making people speculate about the trustworthiness of cloud computing. But in reality, it doesn't change anything.

John Einar Sandvand wrote, "How print journalists can fall into the typographers' trap." Highlighting the need to change your skills before it is too late. Very good advice, not just for print journalists, but also for people in marketing and sale still focusing on mass-media.

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