Sarah Perez article, brought to you using rss feeds. I found it informative and I think you will too.
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A new Vista sidebar gadget brings the power of your favorite social network to your desktop. The MyFacebook gadget shows you if you have new messages in your Facebook inbox, new pokes, friend requests, lets you see your friends’ albums, friend lists, events, and shows you your status as well as a scrolling display of your friends’ statuses. You can also update your status right from the gadget. Once you’ve installed the gadget, you’ll need to authorize it, then log in and add the feeds it requests. The gadget isn’t perfect (yet), but it’s certainly a great start. Let’s tell the widget author thanks for feeding our Facebook addiction! (Via InsideMicrosoft)
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