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Author Archive for: ‘Julie Griffin’

Somali Insurgents on Twitter

Al-Shabaab, a Somali terrorist group, is using a Twitter account as a war strategy in their battle against the Kenyan Army. Below is the latest tweet from the HSM Press, the name the group uses in media accounts. @HSMPressHSM Press OfficeCutting off telecommunication links to El Adde highlights the level of #KDF despondency; a measure of desperation & despondency intertwined …

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Saudi Women Post Scandalous Pictures on Facebook

The following is an image that may be seen on the Facebook profile of your everyday, modern Saudi woman: Arab women are following a new trend – posting pictures of random body parts on Facebook. The pictures show a glimpse of skin that may belong to an arm or a foot. Or from the more brazen vixen, you may see …

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Alec Baldwin Is ‘Back on Twitter’

Last Saturday, Alec Baldwin let fans know that he has resumed his account on Twitter. @alecbaldwinABBack on Twitter 1 day ago via web · powered by @socialditto Although only Baldwin may know the real reason why he closed his Twitter account only to reopen it a month later, many speculate that it may have something to do with his highly-publicized removal from …

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Bangladesh Seeks Punishment for Facebook Comment

An Australian professor, who is a native of Bangladesh, posted this message on Facebook: “Many die, why should not Sheikh Hasina Die?”. (image) Sheikh Hasina pictured above with Wen Jiabao This move by Khandaker may cost him his life. The Facebook status update has lead Bangladesh’s High Court to seek extradition of the professor from Australia back to Bangladesh where …

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon: The Saga on Twitter

Nick Cannon, husband of Mariah Carey and host of Fox’s America’s Got Talent has just released the latest tweet in the ongoing Mariah-Nick drama that began earlier this winter: @NickCannonNick CannonJust left the operating table and I was awake during the whole procedure. #OUCH 1 hour ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto The couple has experienced a dramatic swing …

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Scientific Breakthrough: Mixed-Embryo Monkeys

The first mixed-embryo monkeys were born yesterday, and this is a major stepping stone in medical research. The monkeys were born in a lab in Western Oregon by the combining cells from six different embryos, BBC reports. What is significant about this feat, is that this is the first time primates have ever been created using this method of mixing …

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Panasonic’s New Bluetooth Hearing Aid

Panasonic launches a new Bluetooth hearing aid, making life easier than ever on the hearing impaired. Panasonic’s Healthcare Group introduces the R1-W available to the public today. What makes the R1-W so unique is that it appeals to the image-conscious consumer, the consumer who favors practicality, and even the consumer who wants something extra. For the image- conscious, the design …

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Apple Store Robbed in Scottsdale: Three Arrested

In Scottsdale, Arizona, an Apple store was broken into by a group of six suspects, all in their teens. A security officer called 911 at 2 AM on the 3rd of January, alarming authorities after discovering the smashed glass, stolen goods, and the thieves running out down the street. The merchandise totaled with the damage is estimated to be over …

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Barnes and Noble’s “No Name-Calling Month”

Barnes and Noble joined with GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, to organize what was formerly referred to as “No Name – Calling Week” (which has been held for one week in January in past years), and upgrading the event to, “No Name – Calling Month”. Mary Amicucci, the vice president of Children’s Books for Barnes and Noble, …

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SoundCloud and Kleiner Perkins: A Big Deal

SoundCloud is officially a big deal. A really big deal. And the big deal that took place cements their placement in the world of big deals. Perhaps you are asking, “What’s the big deal?”. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has been referred to as the “largest and most established” venture capitalist firm in the world, by The Wall Street Journal. …

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The Apple / Samsung Girl

The little girl is referred to as “Little Miss Tablet”, and although I can’t find her name, I am certain that she has made a significant mark in advertising history. I can’t recall anything like this having happened before. I asked myself how I would feel given the following: What if Pepsi started parading around with a polar bear on …

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