Weekly Roundup, Friday, Aug 26

By Exclusive Concepts Blog Team

Here you go.? The weekly roundup of juicy links.

What’s with the mood swings, insomnia, memory and concentration problems, is advertising going through menopause?

The federal government offers RSS feeds

What would a web-based operating system look like?? Is that what’s going on with recent acquisitions by Google and Yahoo?? Jason Kottke explores these questions and more in GoogleOS? YahooOS? MozillaOS? WebOS?

Forget real estate, how about 10 Steps to a Hugely Successful Web 2.0 Company.

What is it about making it to the top that makes everyone want to bring you down?? Relax, Bill Gates: It’s Google’s Turn as the Villain.

This is what I’m interested in.? Rivers of News.? A view of the world from your site.? Adding value to a website with a corporate aggregator around a specific topic, that together with selected bookmarks and? one or two bloggers to add conversation and a personal touch.

Local Search Seeks Depth, Gets Personal.? Up and coming local directories add reviews based on experience and testimonials about local businesses.

Brian Williams.? An Anchor by Evening, a Blogger Any Time? ? Read his blog at The Daily Nightly.

AOL News joins the Big League of News Search Engines.? They have a special section for press releases.? They also have a unique audience of 16.5 million.

Didn’t make it to the Blog Business Summit? Frank from the Netherlands has posted the best slides from the conference.? He writes in Dutch but the slides are in English.

Splogs are cancer.? ? Doc Searls calls upon everyone in the search engine business to combine efforts to fight splog. He calls it splogonoma. He says open source expertise is needed to fight the kudzu of splog that’s corrupting online advertisers and threatening the very Web we love.