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Weekly Wrap-up: Social Media Reference Guide and More

Flowtown releases a great social media cheat sheet for those new to social media. Dan Frommer wonders if downloads or discs are more applicable for the next gen XBox. 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.

[Infographic] The SMB Social Media Cheat Sheet

Make sure the social media noobs in your company check out The SMB Social Media Cheat Sheet from Flowtown. The infograhic includes instructions on how to use various social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Tumblr and Digg. LinkedIn is notably missing, but other that it’s a great infographic and one that’s sure to be helpful in your office.

Why Does the Next Xbox Need Discs At All?

Kotaku reported that the next generation of Xbox might not play used games. Dan Frommer wondered about the future of discs for the gaming industry as a whole.

The future is probably downloadable or streaming games, but until we get better bandwidth, it’s not practical for everyone yet.

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[Infographic] PHP vs. Python vs. Ruby

Udemy has put together an infographic that compares Ruby, PHP and Python. This looks (briefly) at the history, popularity, ease of use, demand for programmers, benchmarks and more for each language. If you’re job-hunting, Udemy says that you probably want to know PHP above Ruby or Python. More

Nearly 1 Million People Jailbroke Their iPhone or iPad Over the Weekend

People sure do love jailbreaking their iOS devices. In fact, after Friday’s launch of the Absinthe A5 tool, jailbreaking iOS 5 on A5-powered devices was almost as popular as the iPhone 4S itself when it first launched. More

Apple’s Growth Rate Is Simply Incredible… And It’s Accelerating

There are plenty of impressive stats in Apple’s December quarter earnings report, such as 37 million iPhones shipped, $46 billion of overall sales, and $13 billion of profit. More

A Brief History of the BlackBerry

Back in the early 1990s, we didn’t have BlackBerries or any kind of wireless data devices. Phones weren’t very “smart,” and dial up still ruled the land. Then a trio of companies came together to invent the Viking Express which was a combination of an Ericsson Mobidem wireless data modem that was the size of a small brick, an HP 100 pocket-sized computer that looked more like a big calculator, and software from a company called Radiomail that ran on the DOS operating system of the HP. The world of wireless hasn’t been the same since. More

[UPDATED] Twitter May Censor Certain Tweets In Certain Countries

Twitter will censor tweets in certain countries while still publishing them throughout the rest of the world, the company said Thursday on its blog.

“As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression. Some differ so much from our ideas that we will not be able to exist there,” the company said. “Others are similar but, for historical or cultural reasons, restrict certain types of content, such as France or Germany, which ban pro-Nazi content.” More

Community Manager Appreciation Day 2012

Today is the 3rd Annual Community Manager Appreciation day. Originally founded back in 2010 by Jeremiah Owyang, the 4th Monday of January has since become a day to both thank Community Managers and to enjoy some great community-themed content. More

Priceline’s Shatner “Negotiator” Makes His Last Deal Today

Perhaps not since “The Sweet Hereafter” has there ever been a more pivotal bus crash shown on TV or in the movies. Today Priceline begins a new ad campaign that shows the death of its William Shatner “Negotiator” character. For those of you that haven’t seen “The Sweet Hereafter,” a movie based on a Russell Banks story, it is worth renting just for Ian Holm’s wonderful performance. But back to Priceline and Shatner. More

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