USA Today: Can widgets cure cancer? No, but they can pretty darn near revolutionize everything else, according to this seal-of-approval story with nice quotes from Jeremy Liew and Adam Rifkin.

: Cory Doctorow on FB, privacy, time wasting and stalkers–“Emails from Facebook aren’t helpful messages, they’re eyeball bait, intended to send you off to the Facebook site, only to discover that Fred wrote “Hi again!” on your “wall.”

: Is Julia Allison the woman Valleywag loves to hate? If yes, this fluff is a maybe amusing, in a lock your high school buddy in a locker for no reason kind of way. But maybe VW is digging deep for filler this week… Hmmn. I think Julia’s a damn good writer, and that’s what she’s doing– writing.