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Around the Web 12.11.08: The tech world is all aTwitter with all the news that fits in 140 characters

December 11, 2008 |  9:50 am

Le Web-- First, the Brits dissed Le Web. Guardian

-- Then, the French (read here Loic Le Meur) apologized for the chilly reception. Twitter

-- Which led to some spirited discussion on Twitter. Twitter

-- While at Le Web, conveniently located in the city of love, AdBrite's founder and his fiancee decided to get hitched. Mazel tov. Twitter Twitter

-- At home, critics wondered if Twitter would add its competitors' features. CNet

-- Meanwhile, YouTube may not be making as much money as investors would like, but YouTubers are making more than anyone thought possible. NYT

-- Some folks don't like YouTube's new search boxes. OMGRICK

-- Venture capitalists will still Tumblr for the right investment. MediaMemo

-- Is Facebook folly? Is Web 2.0 R.I.P.? Venture capital firm Accel doesn't think so. It goes for a billion. TechCrunch

-- Feds should get busy protecting a new endangered species: the tech IPO. Barron's

-- Valleywag makes another kind of public offering: Buys a round for ex-Yahoos drowning their sorrows. Valleywag

-- And now this is your moment of Tron Zen. Basic Instructions

-- Jessica Guynn

Photo: Le Web. Credit: Doc Searls