Google personalizes search and lets you decide it you want to use it or not. Dan Rowinski releases his app roundup for December. Several hundred Foxconn employees threaten suicide. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web - plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.

They Did It: Google Personalizes Search & It Is Not Evil

Google launched Personalized Search, just a week after Jon Mitchell lamented that Google+ was going to mess up the internet. First impressions were better than expected.

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for December 2011

Dan released his list of December apps, including Google Currents, Skyscanner and Final Fantasy III, among others.

Foxconn Workers Threaten Mass Suicide [Updated]

More than 300 workers at Foxconn threatened to commit suicide. This isn't the first time the manufacturer of the Kindle, the iPad and the XBox 360 has come under fire for difficult working conditions. In this case, the standoff ended without any deaths.

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Study: Your Facebook Personality Is The Real You

If you think you're different on Facebook than you are in real life, you've got some explaining to do.

A 2011 study from the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Psychology called "Manifestations of Personality in Online Social Networks: Self-Reported Facebook-Related Behaviors and Observable Profile Information" published in the academic journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking found that Facebook users are no different online than they are offline. More

Mozilla's Plan for Keeping Firefox Relevant in a Post-Browser Web

The change in emphasis for HTML5 away from just content and more toward functionality, coupled with a much deeper impact from Apple on the broader model of computing than even Apple's most adamant fans could have anticipated, has led to a changed scenario for the Web. By this time next year, barring any delays, the Web delivery model for the world's three most prevalent platforms - Windows, iOS, and Android - will be based on apps. More

Infographic: The Growth of Enterprise Mobility

No industry vertical has been more disrupted by the evolution of the smartphone than the enterprise. Since Apple released the iPhone in 2007 and the subsequent rise of Android, IT departments have struggled to reconcile device and application management, security and software deployment. What to do when every employee wants to bring their own device to work? More

Hybrid HTML5 Apps Are Less Costly to Develop Than Native

It seems like a fairly straightforward question: As a developer, business and enterprise, do I develop Web apps, native apps or some combination thereof? Answers to that question are anything but simple. Who is your target audience? What is the purpose of the app? There are a series of diverse questions that must be answered before jumping right into development. More

A Beginner's Guide to Twitter

Many of ReadWriteWeb's readers are old hands at Twitter, but the service gets thousands of new users every day. That includes a lot of folks who suddenly need to use Twitter as part of their job. If you're just being introduced to the joys of Twitter (or introducing it to another user), here's a short and friendly primer on what you need to know about using the site. More

Suddenly, Google Is Winning the Online Identity Race

Google shipped some major changes to search today. The announcement was called "Search, plus Your World." It was the inevitable launch of the integration between Google's core product, Web search, and its new identity service, Google+. There are now two modes of search on Google, personal and global. Personal search shows users stuff from their Google+ circles, and global search is good old Google search, albeit with public Google+ posts included. More

What You Need to Know About ICANN's New Generic Top Level Domains

Today could be the point in history at which we look back and say, "that was the day the Internet fundamentally changed." Today is the day the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opens up its new registry for generic Top Level Domains and it will have a profound affect on how people find and consume information on the Web. Will it be a gold rush? Is this the end of the ".com" era as we have come to know it? More

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