How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Monday, March 04, 2013

Getting tired of Facebook?

I am not sure what was the origin or the correct message of the above maze. It could be telling us that getting into FB can be addictive that you cannot get out of it; or it could be that once you are registered with them, it is for life, and you cannot get out of it. The latter is common among sites which rely much on their database of members which would decide on their overall worth to potential investors or buyers.

Well, I think trying to be all things to all people has its problems of not meeting at least some people's needs. There are those who can't wait to show off their pictures (of self, spouse, friends, what they have for lunch or dinner; of events like birthday, wedding, and so on. While there are those who rather appear 'faceless' (what a contradiction or irony) in FB, or use pictures of their children instead.

Personally, I have this problem of classifying friends. For instance, really close friends are not my FB friends and for me to classify some friends (esp. well known ones) may actually be presumptuous of me. Sometimes, FB would take the initiative of suggesting some of my FB friends as my 'Close Friends' but they are actually my relatives, so how can I? I am also self conscious sometimes when commenting on some FB friends' postings, especially when they do not acknowledge (which is common, even I do most times), and feeling as if I have intruded into their space.

Most teenagers do not welcome their parents as friends in FB for the main reason that they do not want them to know what they are discussing with their friends.

Well, the following article seems to suggest teenagers are getting a bit tired of Facebook for whatever their individual personal reasons...


"Teenagers are a good measure of what's "cool." Observing which apps they use and how they interact with technology can help the rest of us spot budding trends. 

And lately it seems teens have grown tired of Facebook.

Adam Ludwin recently launched a social photo album app called Albumatic. Before its launch, he showed the app to a focus group of 20+ people under the age of 25. Most told Ludwin they didn't like how reliant the app was on Facebook.

"They gave me the typical teenage response: 'We're bored with Facebook,'" Ludwin told Business Insider. .."

"Even Facebook Chat isn't as appealing as it once was. "When you go on Facebook Chat the people you don’t want to talk to are always the ones who immediately chat with you,” his sister said."

"Why isn't Facebook "cool" anymore? The Verge's Ellis Hamburger asked a few social media experts for their thoughts.

"I think it has less to do with kids consciously looking for 'the next big thing' than Facebook just no longer being a space that serves them," one said. In other words, it used to be "cool" to brag about yourself and show pictures to friends on Facebook. Now people are looking for more intimate places to share items with a handful of people, like Snapchat. There's a sense of privacy there, and it meets a need Facebook has grown too big to serve.

Of course, this doesn't mean teens are deleting their Facebook profiles. They're just looking to use the service less, and they're open to communicating on other platforms."



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