Thursday, March 08, 2012

Around The Blogosphere 08 March 2012

Government Pressing Publishers to Alter E-Book Price Policy ::: The New York Times reports that the US Justice Department has spent months investigating pricing collusion between Apple and e-book publishers. » more

Will you get to view "The Northern Lights" tonight? Discuss it on Jack Bog's Blog!

At 2 am Sunday, March 11, we'll be springing our clocks forward—and losing an hour of sleep, for daylight saving time. A 2008 study from the University of California Energy Institute {PDF} shows that there's actually very little evidence to suggest DST saves any energy at all.

99% Spring April 9-15

Dave Johnson, Video Compilation: “Action Coming -- Spread The Word! This is a Big Deal, just look at end of this post for the list of organizations that are signed on to this so far - and more coming. April 9-15, 2012, the 99% Spring: 100,000 Americans will train for non-violent direct action. Sign up. And spread it around. This spring, the 99% Spring.We will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to train ourselves in non-violent action and join together in the work of reclaiming our country. History is calling; it’s time to step up.”
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Nominate your favorite blogs in 17 categories and 11 languages to the Deutsche Welle Best of the Blogs Awards (BoBs) before March, 13, 2012. Bloggers, writers, artists, citizen video reporters, activists and educators are invited to participate in this respected global blog competition.

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The Organization of Ibero-American States invites teens ages 12 to 15 to enter a blogging competition about reading. The sign up[es] deadline is May 31, 2012, and judges will consider blog posts written until July 31. The winner from each participating country will receive an iPad. Visit the official website [es] and follow the hashtag #questasleyendo [es] (”what are you reading”) to find out more about the contest.

Unemployment Rate Does Not Tell the Full Story

Alan Barber, News Report: The report shows that under the standard measure of long-term unemployment, half of all unemployed black men have been jobless for more six months or longer, followed closely by roughly 49 percent of unemployed Asian men, black women and Asian women. However, the alternative measure shows that black men are much more likely than other workers to experience long-term hardship. About 9 percent of all black men in the labor force, compared with 7 percent of black women, 5 percent of Latino women and 4 percent of Latino men had been unemployed for six months or longer in 2011.
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  1. An excellent response to Invisible Children by Ugandan blogger Rosebell and very pertinant for her to speak on this International Women’s Day.

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