Monday, August 01, 2011

NetActive 1 August 2011

Happy August 1st! Can you believe it? There's still time left to do summer-y things! Please take a moment, and enjoy life!

The Weekend edition of the Albany Times Union carried a story about some folks in Schenectady who had their dream of home ownership turned upside down... (there are similar problems for homeowners in the UK)... all this reminds me of the people in Colonie whose home is up for sale which was rebuilt by that "extreme makeover" or whatever the tv show is... you just ain't gonna get somethin' for nothing in this world! Ask Woody Allen!
Geoffrey P has posted HAPPY EMANCIPATION DAY... some are still awaiting their own "emancipation day" ---

THE BIG PICTURE: Assault on Libya is an Assault on Entire Africa ::: WARNING: EXPLICITLY REAL GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF LIBYAN CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

The Indigenous Tweets project recently interviewed Edmond Kachale, a software developer based in Malawi regarding native-language tweeting* - a complete article appears on Global Voices - for YOU I have a snippet:
*Chichewa is a Bantu language spoken in four countries in southern Africa; namely Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is widely spoken in Malawi where at one point it had official status as a national language. Currently, it is no longer a national language, but it is a popular lingua franca with 60% of the population having full command of the language and 75% able to understand it. In Zambia, it is the third most popular language, spoken mostly in the Eastern Province and in Lusaka, and it is among the seven official African languages. In Malawi, the language is taught in primary and secondary schools but never at tertiary levels, except for those specialising in African languages, where students learn the structure of the language (through the medium of English).
Larry B shares Accepting Friends on Facebook vs. LinkedIn Social Networking Sites

Last but not least, you can upload/share/store files up to 2gigs on FACEBOOK! Here's how!

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