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Blogosphere Highlights for January 22, 2012

  • Hugh MacLeod at Gaping Void was ready for the most recent "Blogging is Dead" meme and he will be ready again the next time the blogosphere dies.
  • Former TechCrunch reporter Sarah Lacy recently launched a blog covering tech startups. The blog is called PandoDaily. She has $2.5 million in funding.
  • Get ready to continue to fight again and again and ignore David Pogue's incredibly incorrect and lame SOPA/PIPA article that tells you to put your pitchforks down. Clay Shirky explains why this is wrong here. Consider taking Pogue off your reading list. There is no place in a free world for bills like SOPA/PIPA that seek to control information and/or support of them. There is no doubt that lobbyists for MPAA/RIAA and other organizations will continue to push bills like SOPA/PIPA through members of Congress they have purchased.
  • Justin Timberlake helped MySpace launch MySpace TV at CES.
  • Social network consolidation: Tagged bought Hi5.
  • BuzzFeed raised $15.5 million in funding. Congrats, BuzzFeed.
  • Finally, here is a video of Microsoft's Tweet Choir from the 2012 CES. Take a look:



  • Posted on January 22, 2012











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