The News Review:
- Facebook and WSJ: Best friends forever?
- The Daily Break
- Iraqis Using YouTube to Mock Leaders US Soldiers
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Facebook and WSJ: Best friends forever?
Globe and Mail – Jan 30, 2008
Loomia powers a similar feature on the Wall Street Journal site which shows you other articles that are similar to the one you’re looking at. In some ways the Wall Street Journal’s move seems a little desperate — like your mom or dad trying to break-dance at one of your parties to show how “hip” and “with it” they are. Is there really going to be enough crossover between the WSJ and Facebook to make such a widget worthwhile? At the same time however Facebook’s appeal has been expanding over the past year or so to include a lot more older (and presumably more Journal-inclined) users. If a widget brings new readers to the site the paper must be thinking then so much the better. And a Facebook widget isn’t exactly expensive. Now if only you could track your score in the Zombie application from your Wall Street Journal subscriber page.
The Daily Break
UI The Daily Iowan – UI The Daily Iowan (subscription) – Jan 30, 2008
You know it would come in handy. – Have a mating dance (Because mine doesn’t seem to work so well). Why can’t I be like the Blue Bird of Paradise?- Lions can mate more than 200 times in three days. – Change colors to blend in to my environment. Talk about a great way to avoid the police… And I’d probably be shot and skinned to make a fur coat. – Swim like a dolphin so I could jump out of the water. Who would need a mating dance if I could do that?- Elephants poop more than 200 pounds worth of dung a day. That is 10 percent of their body weight. I really don’t want to be able to do that but I just think that is incredible.
Iraqis Using YouTube to Mock Leaders US Soldiers
AlterNet – Jan 30, 2008
The walkie-talkie strapped near her shoulder crackles and she bends her head towards it to answer. She speaks for a minute or two bending her head forward each time she answers. “Shaar (hair)” the soldiers say suggestively enticing her to break out into a sensual Iraqi dance during which unveiled women throw their heads forward to send their hair flying upwards. Many videos show male US soldiers dancing clumsily with their Iraqi counterparts or with people in the streets. One hilarious minute-long segment captures an American military policeman complete with flak jacket and weapon spinning round and round while a group of Iraqi policemen cheer him on. With dancing in public such an integral part of Iraqi culture it is little wonder that the funnier side of this practice has been captured on video. People fall lurch into one another and in one featuring Iraqi policemen they even drop their trousers.
Access all areas – Travelling With Kids – Activities & Interests …
The Age – Jan 30, 2008
I don’t dance but at Lindeman Island everyone is doing it. Eventhe pool attendant climbs down from his watchtower and startsswaying his hips to the music. These seemingly spontaneous outbreaks of dancing send me deeperinto my book Whatever You Do Don’t Run about theadventures of a safari guide. I don’t run but from my sun lounge Ipeek from behind the pages and over my Long Island iced tea to seewhat everyone is up to. I pray no one catches my glances lest I be invited over… When we arrive there’s a briefing on how Club Med works. (Basically it’s a cashless society and everything is coveredincluding food drinks and most activities because you havealready paid for it in the all-inclusive tariff. ) After thebriefing the GOs break into applause and the kids sipping redfruit mocktails delivered to them on a tray think this is special- a standing ovation and they haven’t done anything more thanarrive!Free all-day children’s clubs are operated for various agegroups. When we go to watch we find nine-year-olds waiting theirturn to swing on the trapeze part of the island’s circusschool. The sun shines on our entire visit and we sail and swim and playgolf under perfect blue skies but the island may not be as much funin bad weather. The rooms are tired but adequate. You wouldn’t wantto spend too much time in them.