Blogs and Blogging – more than 500,000,000 Spaces of Freedom
A true success story
This trendy mode of expression first appeared in the 1990’s. It was about some geeks sharing their interests and thoughts with their fellow geeks on the cybersphere.
Initially designed as a web journal where personal stories, thoughts and events were logged into, the Blog is the contraction, a portemanteau of weB Log. It then created a buzz about creating content, which in turn, developped into a lucrative business. Remember Huffington Post which started as a blog to become today’s topmost content aggregator, weighing more than $ 500M. But it is still a hard way to make sustainable revenue at personal level. Read More
And so will all other respected and respectable Social Media and Networks
There has recently been that racist scandal quaking the Mauritian Facebook Networks. It links a 20 yr-old girl to some highly racist commentaries towards a fasting community. And like for those who saw the content expressed in dirty Mauritian Creole, there was my first reaction :
She should be arrested, as per the country’s legal standing on libeling, defamation and propagating racism and hatred messages, without regards if that was done online or not. It should go the same way, too, for the persons responsible, the owner/ creator of the Facebook Group or Page, who allowed such commentaries to be issued from their source.
Google and Android continue their strong raid into the mobile market with the latest Nexus 7 tablet unveiled only this morning. Co-branding with Asus this time, Google mobile devices seem determined to position themselves as the most popular alternative with a start price at USD 199 (almost MRU 6000).
The super-thin, super-light 7-inch tablet is described by Hugo Barra, Google Product Management Director, as perfect for reading and watching videos with a 1280 x 800 HD display.
Packed with state of the art Tegra 3 chipset, a quad-core CPU and a 12-core GPU, Nexus 7 is also a master of connectivity with front-side camera, WIFI, Bluetooth, promoted as one the fastest tablets for gaming and browsing.
104 Billion reasons to keep Facebook free for ever ?
He made it! Zuckerberg made it. He got Facebook more than three times what they were initially looking for, only last year. With 421 million shares sold at 38 USD, Facebook becomes the third biggest IPO on US soil and 5th worldwide of all time, with 16 Billion USD.