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‘Wiiitis’? SL value stupidity, Blog influence strength, iGoogle

Thursday…

I wonder why time seems to slow down on Thursdays…is it because the anticipation of Friday? Things are pretty awesome these days, lots of cool happenings at work, dancing is improving, poker game is improving and so is my time spent on eBay…hmmm what to buy next???

I will be in Seoul, Korea for around 2 weeks late July till early August so all you Korean readers let me know if there’s anywhere you recommend!

Tech Love

The Wii totally pwned the PS3 by how much was it again? The number was… OH! I think it was….5 times the amount rahahahar   The figures were 251,794 Wii consoles sold last month, while Sony sold just 45,321. Ouch.

So the Wii is awesome la dee da, HOWEVER! there is one problem that can arise with the Wii and it’s a symptom called Wiiitis. (article link) Now injuries due to the Wii have been a big issue and this is the ‘label word’ that has been derived for these injuries. Pretty cool name for injuries too… I wish I had Wiiitis…. 😦

Second Life is back again to haunt me everyday by being in the media~ well this time the rumour is…that the valuation for the oversexed Virtual world has come to a mind blowinly overrated $750 million! What the? If this is true that is totally messed up.

There are 15 million active blogs and another 57 million who read them. The blog has great influence on the wider audience, greater than we all believe…for example, few weeks ago, tech blog Engadget wrote that Apple’s iPhone and Leopard operating system would be seriously delayed. Though it was later revealed that info came from a fake leaked memo, the news still drove Apple’s stock into an emotional tailspin. A survey reports consumers simply trust blogs more than advertising or email marketing.  52% of readers were persuaded to buy something after reading a positive review posted by a blogger.  74% think “citizen journalism,” a term coined for news reported by bloggers, will play an important role in the future. Fellow bloggers, I salute thee!

Add live TV to your Google homepage!

Lifestyle

Why we shouldn’t use bullet points in powerpoint presentations

Personal Productivity Boost!!! Just one short note is all you need!

WOW! that was the monster post of the week! Hope you enjoyed and learnt your new fact of the day!

Today’s theme is…..Traffic light comedy!

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June 7, 2007 Posted by | blog, blogging, Comedy, daniel lee, eBay, games, gaming, google, happiness, Humor, Humour, igoogle, iPod, korea, life hacker, life lessons, lifestyle, new media, online communities, ps3, Second Life, social media, social networking, virtual world, web 2.0, wii | 1 Comment

Address to global audience (re: Virginia Massacre), Second Life updates (COKE!), and iPhone delayed again!

Today’s a sad day for the world out there… before I write about some tech love, i’d appreciate it if you read this:

Another gunman in school incident that really brings about a lot of issues…

These are the basics of the tragedy:

– Lonely,  disturbed and frustrated student loses it and takes it out on the student body

– Guns were as usual…simply bought like any other grocery.

What has brought my attention is the media’s focus on:

– his ethnicity (it wasn’t an issue when there were other shootings eg Columbine, Dow, Greenville )

– The media’s negligence to focus less on Cho as an American permanent resident but more on his Korean ethnicity.

As a person in the same ethnicity/situation as an Australian, with Korean ethnicity, I ask this question.

I’m proud of being both Australian and Korean, yet when something goes wrong it would be the ethnicity that becomes my profiling…the country that declares me has in effect disowned me, yet if I were not of a minority would this occur?

I do not hold any contempt, anger towards anyone and wish that this tragedy had never occurred but it now brings about an issue wherein, how the general population will react.

Will there be another LA riot style follow up?  Where people that are just of the same ethnicity will feel hate like those of Islamic faith?

We as fellow human beings should look at ourselves before pointing the finger at others, and I believe the media and a nation has not taken responsibility by disowning a citizen of their nation. We aren’t all perfect, I have more than many flaws but it is my solemn wish that this stems not into a rally of hate and blame, but to the addressing of errors, such as the failure to address a student that was clearly ‘disturbed’, gun laws that are too loose, student harassment, security in schools.

This is my personal take on the tragedy and I give my deepest condolences to those affected in Virginia.

Ok…so changing the subject…(sorry about the heavy tone)

So following up on Kzero’s Nic Mitham’s Second Life brand map, cool tech website ZDnet has compiled an image gallery of brands in Second life.

Coca Cola has also entered Second Life with its ‘virtual thirst‘ promo where entrants can build and launch their own designed coke machine. Checkkit (spoken like Ali G, Borat‘s alter ego)

Also the iPhone has been delayed again as this article states that it may just have been pushed to June…reasons in the article!

Hope all are well and I hope that my ‘essay’ has not offended or deterred in any way…if so please let me know but as a parting note for today…Please comment your views, on tech too mind you!

I won’t be leaving any funny pictures today, (sorry Quissay!) in remembrance of the tragedy but I will leave you with 3 quotes.

“Always remember others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

President Richard Nixon 

“The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.”

Ralph W. Sockman 

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Mohandas Gandhi

I dream of a strong, courageous and tolerant global populace that does not long to destroy itself.

April 18, 2007 Posted by | american, borat, harassment, iphone, korea, school shooting, Second Life, security, USA, virginia, virtual world | 7 Comments