Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Around The Blogosphere 16 May 2012

Indonesia ::: Lady Gaga's Concert Permit Denied

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After being pressured by conservative politicians and hardline groups, which branded Lady Gaga as a devil worshiper, the Indonesian police announced that it won't issue a permit to the highly anticipated Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta, leaving over 50,000 fans disappointed.

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FATWA ::: Iranian rapper must die...

Shahin Najafi's hip hop it has polarized the country - so much so that an Iranian religious website which runs on the regime-controlled .ir domain,, has put up a $100,000 (£62,000) reward for anyone who kills Najafi. The site says "A (website) founder who lives in one of the Gulf Arab states has promised to pay the ($100,000) bounty on behalf of to the killer of this abusive singer..." Here he is, rappin' away:::

Progressives are calling for Nike to drop its sponsorship of boxer Manny Pacquiao following his widely reported remarks about Obama’s (r)evolved position on gay marriage. One big problem: those comments were falsely attributed Pacquiao.Continue reading ...

Twitter announced on its blog this week that it had launched the ability for users to set up a “weekly email digest”, offering “the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you’re connected to on Twitter” to your inbox.

Find out more on Twitter’s blog.

Mexico::: Netizens Say Goodbye to Writer Carlos Fuentes

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On May 15, 2012, Latin America lost one of its most important contemporary writers. Mexican author Carlos Fuentes died in Mexico City, at the age of 83. Netizens all over the world were shocked by his sudden death.

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