Hoisted from my Buzz

Hoisted from my Buzz

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This started off as a post on Buzz, but then I realized that most people probably neither read nor follow my Buzz/Reader feeds (which is admitted a torrent of information that more than one person has complained about not being able to follow). Google has just handed out a Founders'...
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