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What's hot on the web this week?
Facebook announced that the company's new timeline tool is here to stay. Timelines are a new option that displays a person's profile in chronological order. It makes it easier to view different periods of a person's life. This week, Facebook announced everyone will be forced to adopt it. Users won't have a choice. Before flipping the switch, the social network giant urged each user to review previous postings as they will now be easier to view.
On Friday, New Zealand police raided several homes and businesses linked to the founder of Megaupload.com, a giant Internet file-sharing site shut down by U.S. authorities. Police seized guns, millions of dollars, and nearly $5 million in luxury cars, officials said.
Police arrested founder Kim Dotcom and three Megaupload employees on U.S. accusations that they facilitated millions of illegal downloads of films, music and other content, costing copyright holders at least $500 million in lost revenue. Extradition proceedings against them could last a year or more.
This comes just after Dotcom became the top-ranked Modern Warfare 3 player in the world.
There's good news this week for all the couch potatoes out there. There's a new app that pays people to watch television. It's called Viggle. Users download it, install, start watching TV and get paid. Before you quit your day job, take note: the pay isn't much. Users get two points per minute viewed. They can trade in 7,500 points for a $5 gift card.