Pilgrim Picky Goodness, October 24
So little good news, so much time. Erm, strike that. Reverse it. We have so much news that it’s an uber edition of Pilgrim Picky Goodness—Pilgrim’s Picks and Linky Goodness all rolled into one. (And, happily, LG will be back in its same bat time, same bat channel next week!)
- Look out, spammers—Google adds a fighter jet to their air fleet. Yeah, really. We’ll keep an eye out to see if they start purchasing missiles.
- Lagging well behind Facebook in yet another feature, MySpace finally adds mobile photo uploads.
- And in other mobile news, Google has upgraded Gmail for mobiles. Good for all you people who didn’t accidentally downgrade your mobile browser out of Google’s mobile apps ten months ago when buying a “new” phone. Grumble grumble.
- And more Google releases for Blogger: you can blog directly from your iGoogle page and now an embeddable comment form has graduated from Blogger in Draft (announced in June) to full-fledged Blogger.
- And other blogging news: TypePad finally adds the ability to customize post slugs (as we call them in WPland, via)
- At long last, the AP backs down on its oh-so-very-well-received rate plan, instead cutting its rates, canceling its planned rate hikes next year, and granting all its members full use of AP text.
- It’s a dog-eat-dog world—or maybe a profile-eat-profile world, now that students competing for slots at elite colleges are resorting to “Facebook Sabotage.”
- Meanwhile, Wired’s Scott Brown would really like to lose touch with some of his Facebook friends, but he can’t. (You do know you can remove friends, right? If you want to be more selective in your friending, do it.)
- I guess it’s good news that Click Forensics’s latest report has the estimated click fraud rate holding constant at 16%.
- And this social network monetization attempt might actually work: LinkedIn launches a market research survey service.
That’s the update; enjoy your weekend. And if I were Kevin Nealon, that would certainly be news to me!