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Interesting privacy hardware homebrew kit

The Language and Branding of QQ in China – its all about the context, I just knew of QQ as the dominant IM client

Motorway map of England, Scotland and Wales<

Web 2.0 Asia :: Korea’s Twitter gets acquired by Naver

Seagate CEO Bill Watkins seeks to avoid $#!+ eating contests in hard drives » VentureBeat – interesting state-of-the-union type article on storage

Stuntdubl Business Search Marketing Consulting » 8 Reasons You Need Social Media Marketing in 2009 – good posts that highlights many of the reasons why search agencies are doing online PR and reasons why your clients should include social media in their programmes

Economists expect a grim 2009 in Silicon Valley – SiliconValley.com

Some Twitter Social Network Analysis | Mediaczar – interesting data points from Mat Morrison over at Porter Novelli

Whatever happened to Webrings? – Authenticities – Edelman Digital

Online shopping and the Harry Potter effect – science-in-society – 22 December 2008 – New Scientist

reality blurred + MTV’s ratings down 23% among 12- to 34-year-olds