Friday, August 08, 2008

Around The Blogosphere 08 August 08

"She craves for publicity as much as a pig craves to roll in the mud. Even REAL celebrities would know when to stop." Wonder Who? Click here!

“I'll see you at the debates bitches.” - you've no doubt heard all about Paris Hilton's "response video" to one issued by the John McCain campaign. The best blog posting [video included] I've seen on this topic appears on Voices Without Votes.

NEVER count the Clinton's out! Blog fodder: Clinton May Push for Convention Vote... and Hillary STILL Skeptical Obama Can Win In the Fall...

Not since the 48 Rules of Power have I read such good advice: Lifehacker has it all in a post entitled "Top 10 Conversation Hacks"..

The 48 Rules of Power by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers is a book, which on initial inspection seems to make sense. It reminds blogger Emerizal Jaafar of Chairman Mao. But how does it play out in real life? Two bloggers who have written about their experiences applying the 48 rules to their lives: Martin Aquino and Pearl.

Without communication, there cannot be power: Jajah, a popular VoIP service provider, has released a new English/Chinese translation service called JAJAH.Babel ...

Dial JAJAH.Babel from any phone. U.S. local access number: +1.718.513.2969
Choose which language you want your message translated into (either English to Chinese or Chinese to English)
Say your message and press #
You will be able to confirm that your message was properly understood by the system.
The message will automatically be played back in Chinese. If you wish, simply hand your phone to the other person or put the phone on loudspeaker so they hear the message.
The other person can then record a message in Chinese, following the steps above, and you will hear their message in English. H/T TechCrunch

Ever see a "cop cab" - check THIS out!

The Gothamist: Who Knew that NYC Mayor Bloomberg knew so much about Jay-Z's music?

Miss Info: Rosie Perez is mad at Kanye…cue blog response in 3..2..

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