Winning the Internet

Friday Linx: Happy New Year edition

After a great run, the Winning the Internet blog has been retired. However, you can still keep in touch with New Media Mentors here.

Friday Linx will be a recurring feature on our blog. We’re aiming to bring you a collection of links worth a read and cute cat video to ease you into the weekend.

The Netroots Foundation team is off this Friday so you’re getting this feature just a little early.

We’re marking the end of another year, but this one’s special for us. We’re formally launching this blog this January. So if you’ve already found it count yourself among the early adopters.

Onto the links!

The new year is all about making resolutions you mostly won’t keep (like hitting the gym) but it’s also a great time for some housekeeping. Starting Jan 1 support for Facebook Markup Language (FBML) ends. Time to update those apps!

By sometime early next year Timeline will be a reality for everyone on Facebook. This piece goes deep with the designers to talk about how they created it. Worth a read if you love design. I’ve been a fan of Nick Felton’s annual reports for a long time, and their influence is clearly present here.

I haven’t had a chance to watch all these, but Personal Democracy Forum recently held a flash conference. There are some great conversations online about Occupy Wall Street and movement organizing. Watch talks from Beka Economopolous, Marianne Manilov, Clay Shirky, Mark Meckler, Ori Brafman, Jessica Shearer, and Zynep Tufekci.

While you’re in a reflective mood, Seth Godin talks about the difference between a failure and a mistake.

After catching up on all your favorite Christmas movies this holiday season you might have noticed that Google has been running a ton of commercials promoting Google+. The jury’s still out but they seem serious about it, they recently added a lot of new features. It’s definitely worth watching how things develop early in the year.

About Raven Brooks

Executive director of Netroots Foundation and Netroots Nation.

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