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By Thomas Baekdal - December 2010

What You Need To Know Today (Dec/9)

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Seth Godin launched The Domino Project yesterday. It is a new way to publish books, in which the authors control the creative, and Amazon supplies the platform. He is essentially cutting the middlemen, and leaving the question of who is the publisher out in the open. Seth Godin has a lengthy article about it on his blog today.

Fast Company published an infographics on the different ways people can make money online, but without really covering the many ways to sell content. Interesting graph nevertheless.

The largest European tech conference "Le Web 10" is in full swing. Techcrunch has summed up the past two days schedules with a link to the LIVE video recording. Watch day one and day two.

David Armano highlights his "Six Social Media Trends for 2011," naming integration, social account overload, and mixing services instead of creating their owns as the key elements.

PEW Research is out with a new report on "The people who use Twitter." Only 8% of American adults is on Twitter, most of them Women.

Robert Scoble, interviews Ethan Gahng about their Twitter+RSS product Lazyscope. It is yet another breed of social readers that mixes your real time stream, with the actual full content that we link to. It is far from perfect, but it is a very important space to watch. The future is in making the true value sociable.

Facebook took down the "Operation Payback" page, because, as they say "We take our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities seriously and react quickly to reports of inappropriate or illegal content and behavior. In this case, we removed a Page because it was promoting a DDOS attack." The official Wikileaks is still active, and will remain so: "The WikiLeaks Page on Facebook does not violate our policies and remains up. "We haven't received any official requests to disable it, nor any notification that the articles posted on the Page contain unlawful content."

For those of you annoyed by how CPU intensive Adobe Flash is when playing video, there is now a fix. DivX has produced a browser plug-in called DivX HiQ, that "replaces the video engine in Adobe's own Flash player with what they say is its own, lighter, faster, better, stronger player. Now you can get a good video experience even on your underpowered old computer, or your Netbook."

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