The existence of the @Qwikster Twitter account proves that even the biggest dummy with Internet access can accidentally stumble into a squatting payout. Jeff dons his reading glasses today to give a dramatic reading of some of our favorite tweets from Mr. Jason Castillo.
We're also looking forward to Facebook's F8 developers conference on Thursday, during which the company is rumored to announce its hyped-up media streaming platform as part of a "major" profile redesign.
Like it or not, Facebook is pushing more for e-commerce and TechCrunch's Leena Rao thinks we'll see more buttons popping up to give users more specific sentiments like "Listened," "Watched," "Read," and maybe even "Want."
Along with a story about girls not using BitTorrent, we'll also report on a story update from three years ago about Heinz's new "Dip and Squeeze" ketchup packet.
Since everyone consumes ketchup differently, Heinz developed a packet that lets the consumer decide whether to squeeze out all the ketchup, or peel back the lid for dipping. And with three times more ketchup per packet than the old design, it might be a sign that Heinz could care less about this country's fight with obesity.
But at least this country earns the top spot in something. We finish the show with a group groan about our country's dismal Internet speeds. According to an article in "The New York Times" last week, the U.S. dropped to 25th in the global ranking of Internet speeds, just behind Romania and the Czech Republic. It could be worse for New Yorkers, however--the report also blasts Idaho for its 318 Kbps "speeds."
Enjoy today's show, and leave us a voice mail at 1-866-404-CNET--we're running low!
The 404 Digest for Episode 907
Twitter's Qwikster wants money from Netflix
. Talk of 'major' redesign of Facebook profiles
as F8 nears. Facebook to launch Read, Listened, Watched, and Want buttons
. Button fatigue
settling in at Facebook. Welcome to your Hungarian Internet
. For Idaho and the Internet, life in the slow lane
. Old Ketchup packet heads for trash
. Girls are not into The Pirate Bay, or BitTorrent
. Bathroom break video of the day: Flying lawnmower
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