Twitter to charge for tweets? Micro-blogging sensation Twitter says it is making progress on ways to pump cash from the free service. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone had the blogosphere buzzing anew with talk of generating revenue from business accounts by year’s end. — The Age
Wikipedia to add new layer of editing. Officials at the Wikimedia Foundation, the not-for-profit in San Francisco that governs Wikipedia, say that within weeks, the English-language Wikipedia will begin imposing a layer of editorial review on articles about living people. — The New York Times
Conservatives out-tweet liberals. Like most things that come out of Silicon Valley, Twitter was assumed to be in a purview of the left, another tool for tech-savvy liberal netroots to use as they besieged the political system in the name of progressive change, in 140-character bites. — Los Angeles Times
Robin Williams to play Susan Boyle? Hollywood funny man Robin Williams is being lined up to play Susan Boyle in a blockbuster movie of her life. Tinseltown chiefs think he would be a smash donning a frock, a wig and some lippy again to play Britain’s Got Talent sensation Susan, 48, charting her remarkable rise to stardom. — Daily Star (UK)
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“Skank” blogger to sue Google. A blogger stripped of her anonymity by the US courts has said she plans to sue Google for handing over her real identity. Rosemary Port, a 29-year-old fashion student from New York, has said she will file a $15million (£9 million) lawsuit against the internet giant after it complied with an order from a US court to reveal that she was behind the vitriolic “Skanks in NYC” blog. — The Guardian
Austereo profit down. Australia’s largest radio network, Austereo, says its annual profit has fallen 15.2% and it is bracing for a challenging 2010. In a statement to the stock exchange, Austereo said its full-year profit was $41.4 million, down from the profit in 2007/08 of $48.8 million. — news.com.au
50 best websites 2009. Clear out your bookmarks. You’re going to need the space for 50 offerings that are indispensable to navigating, enjoying yourself, shopping or just killing time on the web. — Time