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Facebook may end my run as the World’s Greatest Copycheater

Not only can you now use the Lite Facebook Interface – i.e., the Twitter Facebook Interface – but Facebook is also said to be (slowly) rolling out @ tagging of people in Status Updates. I actually posted a Status Update a while back pondering if Facebook were to add that feature, thereby eliminating my need to ever use Twitter again. And now my dream (yes, it’s a pretty lame dream) has come true. Now I can just use Facebook for my “mass” communications until I’m famous enough that thousands of random people will want to read my thoughts 140 characters at a time. (Or they could just read my blog, I suppose)

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Copycheating Links

I do this frequently enough on my other blog, but I don’t really do it that much around here, despite being a huge Copycheater. It’s time for a Link Roundup!

Productivity

Zen Habits: Take Lots of Breaks – I actually try to do this when I find that I’m trying to do too many things at once (aka: trying to Multitask) and feel my brain energy draining and my thinking getting fuzzy.

Self-Improvement

The Simple Dollar: 10 Unusual Ways To Improve Your Appearance of Confidence – While I am not really sure about all of these, it’s certainly a good idea to take a look at what your body language communicates and what you can do to make sure you are communicating what you want to be (which, for a lot of people, I imagine, is the appearance of confidence).

Tech / Web / Media

TechCrunch makes a brilliant point that Hulu’s content owners are missing a major opportunity this summer. I understand that there are often contract and legal limitations, but I think that as new shows come out with new contract negotiations behind them, more of them will make their first seasons available on sites like Hulu. As Jason Kincaid puts it:

If I can’t begin watching a show from the start, the odds of me watching it at all plummet. Sure, I could probably buy the first season on iTunes, but I’m not likely to pay for TV unless I’m quite certain I’m going to like it. Studios should be doing everything they can to introduce Hulu users to new shows during these summer months, perhaps going as far as enabling access to a show’s entire first season. Yes, I might wind up skipping buying the first season on DVD, but I’m also far more likely to go out and buy seasons 2-3 so I can continue watching from the comfort of my couch.

He’s definitely not the only one who feels this way (because I’m at least one other person).