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Around the Web 2.25.09: Facebook ruins the brain, Microsoft's stock slides, Google didn't find Atlantis

February 25, 2009 |  9:26 am
This is your brain on Facebook. Credit: Gaetan Lee via Flickr.

-- Roy Blount Jr., that guy you always hear on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, sounds off on the Kindle's text-to-speech function as president of the Authors Guild. NYT

-- Yahoo releases a rather cheesy bumpin' video homage to how far we’ve come on the Internet. YouTube

-- Few at a Senate hearing seemed to like the idea of a Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. LAT

-- Ballmer sounds like Eeyore as Microsoft's stock declines when everyone else’s rises. Money & Co.

-- Sorry, Google says, that strange pattern on Google Earth was marks left by sonar-equipped boats, not Atlantis. Bits

-- An Oxford scientist says Facebook may be ruining the brain. We thought it was TV that did that. WSJ

-- Google joins the EU’s probe into Microsoft’s antitrust practices. Does that make them enemies instead of frenemies? WSJ

-- MySpace moves even closer to offering webmail. TechCrunch

-- Cable companies want the rights to release shows online, after they realize that they're paying for stuff everyone else is watching for free online. Washington Post

-- Yahoo’s top mobile executive, Marco Boerries, is leaving. Is this part of the Bartz shake-up? BoomTown

-- Alana Semuels