Monday, August 10, 2009

Around The Blogosphere 10 August 09

27-year-old Egyptian Heba Najeeb is trapped between a rock and a hard place. (Mouseover and click on her picture for details.)

Micro Persuasion posts "The Lifestreaming President" while blogger Pat Austin has issues with and accusations against Barack Obama.

Through the past, darkly: Sokari posts about The Calabar Slave Museum

China: Prostitutes more trustworthy than government officials

Looking for a spot to work on your next book? A writer, especially one with a laptop, is the plague of every New York café — yet every good café needs a few...

Bahraini blogger Shaima Al Watani remembers the Atari video game [Ar]. I remember my first VCR. It was a Zenith tabletop, with buttons not unlike those on audio cassette recorders! You had to push the "play" and "record" buttons at the same time to record a TV program. And then there was that magnificent RCA LaserDisc player! For all of USD$49 it played movies with quality rivaling today's DVD units!

Fast Forward: It's amazing how so many people in such a short stretch of time have come to depend on and rely on twitter. "What the internet giveth, the internet taketh away" --- don't get too attached to any one particular service, widget or application!

CEN'S WORLD delves into EMOTION

Julie Chen blogs 'Big Brother': Season 11, elimination #4

What's that you say? Paula Abdul to join the Spice Girls? WTF!

If you suffer from Arthritis pain, Dhemz has posted a few pain relief tips.

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