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Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web.


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4chan's Chaos Theory
Through the sheer force of its numbers, 4chan has somehow managed to establish the Internet's top memes-some of which are as important to the American consciousness at this point as Hollywood movies, and they've done it over and over.
The Wu master
Big conglomerates may be growing ever powerful, but haven't they at least brought the internet to a much wider audience than the academics and techies of the early 90s? "It shouldn't be a trade-off," Wu replies. "There is some truth to the idea that companies are interested in consumers, and so they bring [the internet] to a broader marketplace – but it is still important to stand up for the original values of the internet."
What the NYT Pay Wall Really Costs
Just think what else could have been done with the time and resources that the company devoted to the pay wall: entirely new news products could have been developed, products that could engage a wholly different kind of audience and expand the company's reach by several orders of magnitude. Flipboard was born in roughly that same time span; The Daily, for all of its imperfections, was conceived and launched within less than half that time; Groupon skyrocketed to prominence and tremendous revenue in that time, and over the course of the past eighteen months any number of other information-based startups and new products debuted and captured the public's imagination.

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  • Save these xtranormal costumes for Halloween '11. [From: BetaBeat]

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