Fancy Mags, Facebook Drags, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

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So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

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Nook Newsstand Adds Mags

Take the subsection of people who own a Nook Color. Now take the subsection of Nook Color owners who subscribe to magazines. Now take the subsection of Nook Color owners who subscribe to magazines and actually read them, ever. Now take the subsection of Nook Color owners who subscribe to magazines and actually read them, ever, and who get fired up over "bonus content." If you are one of those four people, I am sorry we did not post this earlier on our internet web log. [CNET]

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Facebook App Lets You Obsess Even More Annoyingly

Who de-friended you today? What's the gender breakdown of your friends? Which of your friends say "cola" and which ones say "pop"? If you care enough about any of these to install Friend-Watch on your Facebook account, there's a reason you haven't been poked in a while. [TechCrunch]

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Feminist Hulk Revealed!

Today, the world learned the true identity of @FeministHulk. Related: today I learned that there is a Twitter account called @FeministHulk, and that it's like @DrunkHulk except a lot less drunk and a lot more feminist. [MS Magazine]

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A Million Email Addresses Are Worth $25

Anti-virus and computer-slowing company McAfee has announced that a million email addresses sell for a cool $25 in the sordid spammer underworld. I assure, sirs, that my email address is worth much less than the .000025 cents you give it credit for. [VentureBeat]

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DISCUSSION

Monty
Monty

I would have been too busy shaking my monitors to pretend there was an earthquake to read these stories. Now that I am in indigestion after shock mode I will say the story about the value of email addresses in the spammer market is interesting. Apparently filters have gotten so good and the hit rate on spam is so low that it has sent the value of our email addresses into the toilet, yet they still keep sending the spam.