There is some seriously good stuff on our network of sites today. Here are our top picks, for your Friday reading pleasure:
- NewTeeVee: Liz Gannes has a simple and logical way for YouTube to monetize the much-loathed but very popular user-generated videos, including Nora the piano-playing cat.
- Earth2Tech: T. Boone Pickens is set to spend $12 billion on the world’s largest wind farm in the Texas Panhandle, but his water investment in the area — around $100 million so far — could make an equally big splash for the ex-oilman.
- OStatic: Red Hat has entered the virtualization game by announcing their own hypervisor.
- WebWorkerDaily: Coping with FON-liness. One user decides that the WiFi-sharing service FON is not for him; he explains why he’s giving up on the service that promised to change the world.
- Refresh the Net: Why Five Nines is not enough when it comes to web infrastructure, considering how flexible the term availability has become.