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December 16, 2010

Morning roundup: pick of the comment, December 16 2010

Our pick of the morning reading


Back of the net! Man City scoring with analytics use (CBR Rolling Blog)
Steve Evans looks at how Manchester City Football Club is using analytics to improve club performance on and off the pitch, from set piece training to player recruitment.

Fear of Facebook (New Statesman)
Police only received 7,545 calls about Facebook this year, but right-wing press find reasons to be fearful, says CBR editor Jason Stamper.

Is Twitter worth $10bn? (Venture Beat)
Twitter’s latest round of fundraising values the microblogging site at $3.7bn. Why stop there? Owen Thomas reports.

Let’s be careful about calling this a cyber-war (GigaOm)
Terms like "cyber-war" have been used a lot in the wake of the recent denial-of-service attacks on MasterCard, Visa and other entities that cut off support for WikiLeaks. But do these attacks really qualify? Mathew Ingram finds out.

Friendster, Facebook and the Well: Rejecting anonymity (BBC dot.Rory)
Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at some of the earlier social networks that paved the way for Facebook et al.

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