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John Bear is e-tarded

Until recently, I was strictly a newspaper guy. Dead trees slathered in ink.

Now I find myself thrust into the world of web-based journalism. It started with the Alibi offering me a slot on its blog. (This post, by the way, will be the very first I put on the website, and you’re reading it.)

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Track Marks: No Peeking

As an avid fan of all things smart-assy, I’ve found myself reading Gawker as of late. (Admitting this is somewhat painful because I truly don’t care about Lindsay Lohan’s latest jail sentence but the barbs are just so damn good I can’t help myself.)

Of Gawker’s many writers, Adrian Chen is just my kind of wise-ass. So yesterday, when I read that some site I’d never heard of called 4chan was publishing his personal info I got curious about the site, but not enough to look it up. Today it seems that users of the site actually shut Gawker down for awhile, though it still came through in RSS without pictures and Gawker’s Twitter feed was just fine.

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Spill Some Oil

You can make a suffocating mess anywhere on the net using this site.

The good folks at BP think they’ve got the geyser covered.

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Pidgin: An Instant Messaging Aggregate You’ll Like and Use

Every major Internet-based company seems to be trying to the same thing. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOLeverybody is in a race to be your online content hub. Each company has their own mail service, their own news center, their own shopping portal ... and the result is that internet users accumulate accounts, signing up for the latest and greatest service only to move on once another company releases something better. I talk to friends and acquaintances online, but managing three different online communication accounts just wasn't fun. You can imagine the traditional comically inept infomercial actor, exasperatedly searching for Facebook on my row of browser tabs to use their chat service and accidentally closing other important ones, hunting for the Google Talk icon in my quick launch bar and accidentally deleting the contents of my hard drive ...

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Secrets for All

This addictive website satisfies your urge to be nosy. Yet it comforts you with the fact that you are never aloneyour most shameful thoughts may even be shared by someone halfway around the globe. People all over the world send in hand-decorated, anonymous postcards revealing a secret. Every Sunday, PostSecret publishes these private musings.

The site has complied years of cryptic postcards into books. The secret-sorters host live events, too.

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The FCC Changes How It Regulates the Entire Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its plan to change how it regulates the entire Internet yesterday, attempting to balance a its charter, which states that the FCC should keep internet regulation to a minimum, with a desire to enforce net neutrality.

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