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Alodia Deleted from Facebook Again

Filipina cosplay queen Alodia Gosiengfiao asks why Facebook deleted her account.

Filipina cosplay queen Alodia Gosiengfiao asks why Facebook deleted her account.

Filipina cosplay queen Alodia Gosiengfiao is on a roll. After winning the Hall Costume Award at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, she’s now being considered for a role in the upcoming Warcraft movie. Her growing fame shows on her Facebook page, where she’s accumulated over a hundred thousand fans. As far as I know, she’s the most popular cosplayer on Facebook.

Of course, success breeds haters. Click here to continue reading “Alodia Deleted from Facebook Again”…

Google Buzz: FriendFeed in Gmail

Google BuzzGoogle Buzz strikes me as a lightweight clone of FriendFeed integrated into Gmail. That’s not surprising when you consider FriendFeed’s origins: the founders are all former Google employees. While FriendFeed remains a marvelous service — it was recently acquired by Facebook — it never saw much adoption beyond the geek set. Mainstream Internet users have yet to wrap their brains around the concept introduced by FriendFeed in 2007: social media aggregation.

Google Buzz could finally bridge that conceptual chasm, racing out the gate with a combination of four very powerful advantages: Click here to continue reading “Google Buzz: FriendFeed in Gmail”…

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