Weekly Round Up 25.04.09

Mahable reported that AdMob’s Mobile Metrics Report for March 2009 has revealed just how quickly Android has been taken up in the US. The report says “the HTC Dream, the first Android-based phone, generates 2% of their US requests and is now the fourth smartphone overall, behind the iPhone, BlackBerry Curve, and BlackBerry Pearl. It has also managed to capture 6% share of the smartphone OS market in the US.” We’ve stil got a long way to go in the smartphone market until the iPhone has a serious competitor, but at least there are signs of serious challengers to it’s dominance.

Following on from the shocking Guardian footage of Ian Tomlinson’s assault and subsequent death at the G20 protests, it has emerged that one of the police officers present had posted on his Facebook profile “Rob Ward can’t wait to bash some long haired hippys up @ the G20.” WHile this is extremely disturbing and must be investigated, it also demonstrates that you must be careful about what you say in this web2.0 world.

Facebook users were polled on what set of T&Cs they’d rather adhere to, with initial results suggesting that 74.4% prefered the new set of rules.

And, what is possibly the final death knell for web 1.0, Yahoo announced this week that Geocities would shortly be closing it’s doors for good, with the growth of social networks, live forums and message boards taking over from the once valued at $5bn Geocities offering. All good things must come to an end, and it’ll be interesting to look back in ten years to see what web 2.0 innovations are committed to dust.

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