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There are 1.12 million feeds in Bloglines that “matter”, says Ask Jeeves Blog (meaning at least 1 person subscribes to it. nb: SEW and Niall
both point out that some blogs have multiple feeds)

Feedburner begins
to expand
into “major media accounts and global relationships” (fulfilling all the
hype I lavished onto them in my Best Web 2.0 Companies of 2004
post last year)

Comparing tech companies to countries
(check out the comments – there are some funny
comparisons. e.g. “delicious is Chechnya: Comprehensible only to those inside.”)

Profile of Bokee,
China’s top blogging network
(they’re planning a “virtual currency”, a la Korea’s
Cyworld, which will enable Bokee bloggers to charge their readers)

Study finds usability
issue with blogs
(if you’re a blog consultant, the
PDF report
is well worth pondering)

Gentile tells us to expect
continued integration in Yahoo’s network (yes the social
networking, aggregation, RSS, media, etc pieces are all coming together quite nicely for

PaidContent.org on
Yahoo’s Silicon Valley and Hollywood goings-on
(see also
and Om

has a serious security flaw
(Mark Pilgrim sounded the warning and the Greasemonkey
blog has details

community debates the future of Firefox
(as one commenter said, “I want to know how
firefox devs plan to address security concerns with the browsers.”)

Backing up your
Gmail account
(use pop3 or the auto-forward feature)

nb: The photo of the dog and its long tail is from Anil Dash’s Flickr photo

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