Monthly Archives: June 2011

Facebook Privacy Concerns: Safety for Parents and Children – Is Online Activity Ever "Private"? Part Two

This is the 2nd installment of a series I’m doing called “Is Online Activity Ever ‘Private’?” You can read parts one and three here:
Part One – Suspended, Fired, Arrested for Facebook and Twitter Posts
Part Three – How to Avoid Getting Fired or Arrested for Your Facebook Posts

I recently wrote about some of the many examples of people getting suspended, fired, and arrested for what they’ve posted on Facebook, Twitter, and even YouTube.

You can find examples all over the internet. People are posting pictures, tweets, and status updates in the perceived privacy and anonymity of the online world that get them in all sorts of trouble in the real world.

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Suspended, Fired, Arrested for Facebook and Twitter Posts – Is Online Activity Ever "Private"? Part 1

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This is the 1st installment of a series I’m doing called “Is Online Activity Ever ‘Private’?” After reading this, be sure to check out part three, to avoid having this happen to you!

You can read parts two and three here:
Part Two – Facebook Privacy Concerns: Safety for Parents and Children 
Part Three – How to Avoid Getting Fired or Arrested for Your Facebook Posts

You can look all around for stories about people getting in trouble for what they’ve posted on MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and the like.

Some of the unfortunately large number of stories of people getting in trouble for their online activities (thought to be private) include…

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Malawian Man Sentenced, Not Raptured, After Believing Harold Camping


A Malawian man has pleaded guilty to distribution of false documents after handing out pamphlets to warn people of the May 21, 2011 rapture – that never took place.

He, like so many others, shouldn’t have put their beliefs in Harold Camping.

The Malawian man was originally arrested but released on bail, later given a 6-month suspended sentence after – surprise – May 21st, when he obviously wasn’t raptured (just like everyone else).

According to the original story on France24.com, 34-year-old Saduki Mwambene (a bicycle repairman) now regrets having put his faith in Harold Camping, even conceding that he is “a false prophet”.

I’m sure he is just one of the many people in the huge group of Harold Camping’s followers that regrets investing anything in support and promotion of Harold Camping’s message.

According to Wikipedia, Malawi is a country in southeast Africa, bordered by Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique but separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. The estimated population is 13,900,000.

The Original Full Article: Malawi Man Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture
“Pre-Rapture”: It’s the End of the World as We Know It? And I Feel Fine?
Post-Rapture: Attention Harold Camping – We’re All Still Here, What Gives??

Related Articles:
Malawian Man Sentenced for Wrongly Predicting End of the World – AOL
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – Africa News 247
Malawian Man Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – MSN
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – Yahoo
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed “Judgment Day” – Malawi News, Nyasa Times
Malawian Pleads Guilty Over Failed Rapture – StraitsTimes

Magic School Bus on XKCD (and Other Childhood Favorites)

XKCD: Magic School Bus

http://xkcd.com/911/

I don’t read XKCD much, but I’ve liked many of the ones I’ve read.

This one in particular caught my fancy since I used to love watching The Magic School Bus and even caught an episode or two within the past year. The Magic School Bus is one of the many things I miss about being a kid, along with My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

Not that all cartoons nowadays are bad (though many are), and not that all the cartoons from back in the day were great (though most were – yes, I’m being biased).

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Tracy Morgan’s Homophobic Rant: When is a joke not a joke?

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Personally? To me? A joke is always a joke as long as you volunteer to hear it.

That means, if you go to watch a comedian, it implies that you’ve entered into an agreement with said comedian that he or she is permitted to express their views and opinions using whatever language they please.

That is implied even if they are one that seems to be rather well-known for pushing the envelope and being controversial.

Otherwise, why would you pay to see them?

Enter Kevin Rogers.

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