Facebook is a social networking site that is now listed on Wall Street. Like Steve Jobs had to do once Apple listed years ago, Facebook’s leaders have to keep coming up with new ideas to keep their brand of IT attractive for its shareholders. A failure to do so, see’s Facebook in trouble. All I.T roads lead to Rome… that’s all you need to know in what is often pitched as a ‘competitive’ game. In part it is, yet many IT information sharing platforms exist to gather informatiion.
So what did Facebook come up with? A search enabling device on the website. Helpful. Look at
- What Facebook Graph Search means for your privacy
- Analysis: Facebook search escalates battle with Google
- Comment: Facebook’s bold new search feature
Facts: Facebook has in its archives over 240b photos. It has 1b people. It has helped facilitate 1tr connections. (more…)
TEAM SPORTS ARE THE No.1 CELEBRITIES ON FACEBOOK IN NZ & GOOD MUSIC BANDS ARE CELEBRITY STAPLES TOO 2013
Facebook trends New Zealand: 2,288,460 people in NZ are on Facebook. NZ’s rugby team, The All Blacks has 1,921,874 fans. The New Zealand tourism page has 666,574 fans. The 18-24 demographic is at 537,460 users. 53.82 per cent are on FB. That is 63.12 per cent of the online population. NRL – National Rugby League has 485,573. Top celebrity page outside of sport - The Naked and Famous band, 410,279 likes. Stats. NZ.
[Trends worldwide: Teens & Young Adults visit Tumblr more than Facebook. They use both].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.1.13~
JUDGE HARVEY THINKS USA’S MILITARY ACQUISTION OF DIGITAL DATA & IT MILITARY SPYING VERGES ON BEING FBI DISNEYLAND STATUS
In “Fair Deal” privacy protection news: ”District Court Judge David Harvey has heard parts of the case against the Megaupload founder, who was arrested with three colleagues in January after a request from the United States. The FBI has accused Dotcom and others working at Megaupload website of the world’s biggest case of criminal copyright violation.”
Interesting. Also check out Corin Dann‘s interview with Pamela Jones Harbour of how Google and the USA are totally getting all up in everyone’s business IP mix.
Also what goes up in “the cloud computing arena” will be shared with Google’s mates, so the culture of Insider Trading is totally being facilitated by the USA who are masters at creative IP fusion. “Skins are us,” is the mobile telephony and IT tablet culture of US ideas going into the machine quicker and being churned out as US ideas, quicker so than what most other nations (bar China) can churn out new ideas in new forms. Or more to the point, the fused IP ideas are made by Americans in China, then returned back to the US as China products, even denying American citizens jobs.
It’s not entirely the USA’s fault. Americans consome more than any other nation. They have to keep up with the demand of consumption is the theory of “incorporating” ideas quicker. The pace of consumption you only understand if you actually do a two-year or more period of time within the USA. That, and not being very good at being no.2, drive this compulsion in the USA’s culture. Not every American is like that though, of course. :)
The same can be said of Steven Joyce‘s new super ministry in New Zealand too. A business hub has the same ability to collect the best business templates. A future area of IP law could grow as if NZ author’s biz templates were to be hacked into (it does happen), there could be court cases ahead of inventors and patent protection of biz owners ideas etc. New ideas are more addictive than pharmaceutical drugs to American people. They respond openly to innovation as innovation is one of the redeeming qualities of America as a nation. When dong good, they create pictures of liberty on display for the world. The attention span of Americans is always all about ‘the next new thing.’ In addition telecommunications companies need to guarantee emailed documents are not going down the wire, or through the airwaves to a hub of data collection too, that could abuse creative peoples incentives to create useful products more.
So in such a culture, it’s about remembering manners where you can and giving credit to where the ideas came from – and co-partnering on IP whakapapa rather than just taking it from the authors without credit. So I guess this isn’t a privacy issue alone, it is a meanness of spirit issue and potentially an industry of blackmail too with facts gathering.
So much of foreign affairs trade deals, trades gossip as capital to acquire stuff. That’s why more negotiators at the table is healthy, as if dirt is found on a nation’s key negotiator through IT they will trade off more than they should, for personal reasons. That is not what they were elected to do, so such deals are illegal without the consent of the citizen’s who own the assets being traded (including all IP and data of citizen’s of one particular nation’s habits, thoughts, work too). Such invisible illegal trade set ups need to cease until democracy on issues of trade have occurred with the citizens who own them.
So, because leaders are a target, a team of honest people helps reduce that culture and leverage of greed in trade deals. At best a team seeks to serve the children in a nation’s potential now and down the track. IT gives the US an advantage to plan this path for American citizen children, and also the nations the USA trades this information to for certain things the USA wants. China has been planning like this down the track for years. Therefore, the authors of the ideas, who are not the property or cattle of any State, often get robbed in this process of fair reward. More needs to be said of this style of culture at corporate and political level.
The USA is very good at a style of negotiating that trades heavily on gossip leverage, as shown with the Wikileaks diversion that demolished foreign affairs trust among nations, while being the perfect diversion for the Global Financial Crises shake, rattle n’ roll corporate banking crimes too. This should not be surprising though, as the internet was first designed for military purposes and the military were using the technology, long before anyone else knew of IT’s existence or capabilities.
The nature of IT is military information acquisition. After that lifestyle. Then sharing information. Entertainment distraction and education also feature as drawcards of audiences to IT. Oh, and of course E-Commerce as well. The more time online, the more information is collected of you. If this is the case, there’s nothing to fear, just live life in the open. Or live a life offline. Be more honest is the gift of IT to us all.
One should never fear an IT company’s knowledge of the individual. Or the government trading this information. It’s like ‘get a life.’ Trading secrets about people can tend to cramp life, not add to it, so as individuals we have to choose to live free from any fear in an IT world. Just do it. Needless to say, laws need to change to protect IT data mined information about individuals and their civil and human rights. If we don’t do this, we are not being humane. Too corporate greedy.
One of the strange ironies in the world is that the Security Industries that tax payers pay for, actually is used against citizens too and can be relabelled The Insecurity Industries in such instances. The latter name being more honest about that exhorbitant tax spend. IT also stitches elections through data mining and manipulating IT too. Elections are ’won’ on the biggest budgets for IT and media spend these days. That’s why youth are reacting so weirdly, as they feel like democracy isn’t in the air any more. In many cases on key issues, they’re quite right. I mean, there’s only so many video games you can play to express your anger or distract yourself until you acquire grey hair to then be seen with an opinion, as a young person. So democracy needs to be restored to give youth a feeling of a true sense of home in nations that offer democratic process as an expression of freedom, liberty and hope to have a decent chance of achieving an attainable dream in country’s somehow by a miracle, fortunate enough to still have this reality achievable for its own citizens. That is the essence of human rights in operation. How do we get back to that center?
On the topic of spying for capital gain (a US artform generating billionaires in the game), watch the rather stunning PJH above.
Judge Harvey is not due to hear the internet mogul’s extradition case until next year but made his views on copyright known during the launch of the “Fair Deal” campaign last week.
The campaign is opposing any changes to New Zealand’s copyright laws that may form part of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
The TPP trade deal is currently being negotiated and the 13th round of talks are finishing up.
The negotiations are secret but it is known that the United States entertainment industry is pushing for stronger copyright provisions among the 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region negotiating the deal. America is a melting pot of many cultures ideas. There are Maori and Polynesian characters all over Nickelodean’s children’s channel in the US for example – yet the same rule of thumb does not go back to New Zealand or Polynesia peoples of the South Pacific, for such cultural appropriation the US forgets they borrow heavily from all the time and disguise with costumes, diverse casting calls and of course, the American accent and a poker face too. The US is a shell, needing inspiration to reinvent new consumable products for its people. An American told me that and it is true. So the ball needs to go back to the center of the copyright issue. If the US is honest about that. Drop the poker face. Trade deals that are win-win are based on trust. This is only evident when honesty without pretense is present in trade deals processes and trading citizens peoples concerns are actually being listened to and upheld. How do we ensure such an environment of trading occurs. Otherwise all deals should be off. As a Kiwi, I know, the NZ people can wait until such an environment is present at the table. So, it’s America’s call to find a medium of negotiating culture that is in the center of what America thinks it knows and what others know to.
Judge Harvey also quoted media analyst, journalist and political debater Russell Brown‘s tweet on the topic from earlier on: “we have met the enemy and he is [the] U.S.” Judge Harvey’s remark is a play on the line “we have met the enemy and he is us” by American cartoonist Walt Kelly. Brown and Judge Harvey are referring to DVD codes copying that robs filmmakers of their next farm purchase, or shares acquistion as a virtual farmer in Fonterra in New Zealand, something shocking!
I don’t know how such Oscar winning filmmakers can sleep easily at night, as well as being such high profile activists for indigenous peoples rights too. They’re incredible!
Crown Law, which is representing the FBI in the extradition case, would not comment on the issue.
Journalistic facts verbage: Hamish Fletcher.
[Photos: Sarah Ivey, Wikipedia, Dream & Don't Sleep, & 7 Days in Dubai. ]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.7.12~
[Photographer: Jonathan Wenk for Columbia Pictures - Meryl Streep withNora Ephron and crew on a film set].
When Harry Met Sally the film for single adults about faking an orgasm as comedy, and its writer, who penned When Harry Met Sally around email coms invention – once inspired the world about dating and romance. Her name wasNorah Ephron.
The New York Times, takes the time today to honor a thinker.Charles McGrathbrings the report:
“Nora Ephron, an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold (only smarter and funnier, some said) who became one of her era’s most successful screenwriters and filmmakers, making romantic comedy hits like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally,” died Tuesday night in Manhattan. She was 71.”
The paper adds: “The cause was pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia, her son Jacob Bernstein said.
In a commencement address she delivered in 1996 at Wellesley College, her alma mater, Ms. Ephron recalled that women of her generation weren’t expected to do much of anything. But she wound up having several careers, all of them successfully and many of them simultaneously.”
She’s an example of how women are often so much more capable and smarter than us dumb blokes, surviving on much less credit, thus being way more efficient and effective in many societies as our unsung heroes of the world.
If you’re a Sleepless in Seattle fan, more at the screenwriter’s tap.
[Thank you for the idea of romantic possibilities with much humor].
[Photo - Aunty Elvi's typewriter, Westwood, California. Photo: Author's Own].
Norah died the day after Facebook announced they’ve appointed their first female director to their board to address the gender inequality in their company’s management structure. Facebook has 600 million people on their “books,” with the most of these being women.
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The National Cancer Institute of the USA lists acute Myeloid Leukemia as being: “In AML, the myeloid stem cells usually develop into a type of immature white blood cell called myeloblasts (or myeloid blasts). The myeloblasts in AML are abnormal and do not become healthy white blood cells. (more…)
Matt Drudge of The Drudge Report is not too keen on Facebook’s float news. When you work hard on a website, like Drudge does and see the Facebook alchemists (Zuckerberg and friends) make bank so hugely, you can’t help but empathize with Matt his website isn’t doing the same?
Two views provide the Drudge’s sentiments on The Facebook IPO – Day 1:
New Zealand journalists are excited (in-the-main) about the float today.
And… in the land of IT prosperity, let’s hope Drudge’s website starts earning more revenue.
Imma fan! High powered Jews start their office day by reading The Drudge Report. His news selections save time and amuse biz circles, no end.
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Let’s face it, to let Facebook’s community in on a chance to get a better ROI themselves of their own creativity, is kinda clever. Instead Matt should have written: “Fakebook IPO: Why didn’t I think of it first?!” :)
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Australia whose Apple products give the ockers Facebook and iTunes access constantly (last years Ziegest trends revealed) just cut straight to the chase of the amount of paper money, MZ allegedly made. Writes the Sydney Morning Herald – ” ‘He’s no evil genius’ - Now 23rd wealthiest person on earth.”
… Um, yeah. :) Gotta love the Aussies!
Here’s another: Facebook resisters don’t like - Millions of people are choosing not to use Facebook.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.5.12~
Looking at MSN news today, I’m left with the feeling of “what is the world coming to?”. Facebook’s float off the back of luring a 900 million people base to do all of the work whereby Facebook is able to sell their words and photos, private information and friend’s contact lists… is rather incredible! The sadness ofJunior Seau’s death puts a spotlight on the toll of footballers at top level sport. And MSN goes for a crazy gun story on California’s famous roads.
Click on pic above for the latest.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.5.12~
A new report shows that computer usage of the current generation of Kiwi computer users has increased while participating in real life, healthy leisure activities has suffered.
Simon Collins writes: “A “state of the nation” report issued today by pollsters Roy Morgan says 83 per cent of us used a computer at home in the past month, up from 60 per cent a decade ago.
But we are now less likely than we were 10 years ago to play sport, entertain friends and relatives, and go to movies, sports events, art galleries and museums.”
This means that not only is this effecting our economy in New Zealand, but that really we’ve been colonized by IT. Facebook (blogs too) as distractions from reality in GFC times of hardship, boredom (seeing the rich just get richer, is totally boring for most people) means that peoples focus is being cyphoned away to some other place – far, far away.
What can be done about this to make culture more inclusive in reality, so it is more attractive than internet cocooning?
Or do leisure activities need to get with the times and set up ‘internet stations’ at leisure activity sites and build these into sports programs too? Maybe meeting the situation in the middle – could be a good step in addressing this issue. The only big winners are IT companies.
To help change this culture – sports stars, adveturers etc could do a lot to create a ‘do something, then post it online’ culture.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.3.12~
Rihanna became the 1st music artist to generate 2 billion views on Vevo.
There’s just something about the Caribbean!
Fresh fom WordPress’ Annual Report of Horiwood.Com in 2011 where the USA, The United Kingdom and New Zealand are the biggest readers of Horiwood.Com with Australia, Brazil, South America and Canada are following not too far behind - we learn too what social networking sites have best supported this website with blog link shares translating into blog audience growth markets.
For all of you who support Horiwood.Com blog by sharing links via these IT companies and others… a big thanks for 2011. Thanks to WordPress for providing an Annual Report this year. Way cool.
Let’s rock it for 2012! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.1.12~
Sarah de Janiero commented on her own photo: "You are too kind!!!"
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.10.11~