There’s a good reason why you’re getting Pilgrim’s Picks early today. I have big Trackur news to announce later today, and I need to get cracking.
- Duncan Riley had be excited about the launch of Twitter rival Plurk. The same micromedia format, but with a visual twist. Then I read the service is already having stability issues. Hmm, if I’m going to jump from the frying pan Twitter, I’d want to land in a cool refreshing pool, not a fire.
- The NYT profiles the man behind Google’s "ad quality" team.
- An entire town has told Google Street View: "We don’t like strangers around these parts." They’ve forced Google to remove North Oaks from the company’s Street Views saying the town’s roads are all private and Google "didn’t have any authorization to go on private property."
- Unless you’re running out of cash, why would you block all but 33 countries from accessing your web site? Video-sharing site Veoh, has done just that, but is not claiming a lack of funds, but simply a "re-focusing" of resources.