Thursday, June 02, 2011

NetActive 2 June 2011

Rapper Rick Ross used hip-hop blogs to form new group

Rapper Rick Ross used the Internet to scout his new crew, which is on its way

By Jon Caramanica New York Times News Service

Rick Ross has old friends, and Rick Ross has new friends.

The old friends are from the neighborhood: Ross's first crew was Triple Cs, or Carol City Cartel, named after the rough Miami neighborhood that Ross and the other members — Gunplay, Young Breed, Torch — called home.

Where did Ross meet his new friends, the members of Maybach Music Group? It's 2011: He met them on the Internet.

Germany Cucumber E. coli Contamination, Chinese Reactions -Chinese netizens react to the European E. coli (EHEC) bacteria outbreak that began in Germany from contaminated cucumbers, say Germans have poor immune systems, to which I would agree (after seeing the photographs ChinaSmack posted of people in India, washing and bathing and brushing teeth in the River Ganges as bloated human corpses floated by. A dose of life like that, it seems, would make one's immune system stronger. (Either that or you'd outright croak immediately!) LOL!

CELL PHONE CANCER ::: The World Health Organization declared that mobile phones could be a cancer risk, but Sharon Begley says which brand of phone you own—and how you use it — could make a big difference.


On May 17th, Bill Cosby did it again!As the keynote speaker for the annual Rainbow/PUSH Coalition conference, Cosby delivered another masterful soliloquy aimed at the destruction of the current state of African-Americans.

Russia: Social Networks and Civic Mobilisation

Read this post.RuNet Echo
What effect can the rapid development of social networks, the growth of the number of users, and the strengthening of their capacity for social impact and mobilisation have, and when? Marina Litinovich analyses the factors contributing to public mobilisation via social networks.
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