Nov 182012
 

By Dana Guthrie (Beaumont Enterprise) A mom who posted a photo of her 18-month-old daughter breastfeeding on Facebook is planning to flood the social media site with similar photos over the next 72 hours.

Gina Crosley-Corcoran of TheFeministBreeder.com claims on her website that Facebook deleted her photo and suspended her account for three days after she posted the photo.

“The photo broke NONE of the facebook rules for photo-sharing, yet it was deleted and I was punished anyay,” she said in her blog. “This happens all the time.”

Michele Zipp of The Stir highlighted Crosley-Corcoran’s blog, encouraging other women to post their own breastfeeding photos on Facebook starting at 10 a.m. Friday.

This is just wrong,” she said. “Let’s roar loudly so Facebook hears and makes some very needed changes and not just removes a photo because someone reported it…for no good reason, and that doesn’t even violate any rules.”

via You’re about to see a lot of breastfeeding photos on Facebook – Beaumont Enterprise.

 November 18, 2012  Posted by at 8:30 am Comments Off
Nov 162012
 

(AdWeek) Laina Morris, who became an overnight sensation with the Overly Attached Girlfriend video she made for Justin Bieber, stares wide-eyed and creepy from your screen and raps as an ‘Overly Attached Computer’ in this Viral Factory ad for Samsung’s SSD 840 drive, designed to encrypt and protect user data.

via Samsung Gets Overly Attached Girlfriend to Play a Possessive PC | Adweek.

 November 16, 2012  Posted by at 11:34 am Comments Off
Nov 162012
 

By Tommy Christopher (Mediaite) For all of his bitching about President Obama and support for Mitt Romney, Schnatter’s stock price was at $51.90 per share on Election Day, more than triple the $16.58 it closed with when President Obama was inaugurated. On the other hand, during the eight years of the Bush administration, Papa John’s stock price leapt from $11.97 per share to $16.58, an improvement of $4.68.

via Papa John’s Pizza Stock Price Tripled Under President Obama | Mediaite.

 November 16, 2012  Posted by at 7:40 am Comments Off
Nov 162012
 

(Rasmussen) More voters than ever now identify themselves as pro-choice when it comes to abortion, and most rate the issue as important to how they vote.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 54% describe themselves as pro-choice on the issue of abortion, while 38% say they are pro-life.

via 54% Are Pro-Choice, 38% Pro-Life – Rasmussen Reports™.

 November 16, 2012  Posted by at 5:38 am Comments Off
Nov 152012
 

By Robyn Dixon (La Times) Along Nairobi’s dusty Ngong Road, so many start-up incubators and IT labs have popped up that the busy neighborhood has been nicknamed “Silicon Savannah.”

Techies, geeks and innovators race one another to come up with the next big thing. The result is a surge in innovative Kenyan apps, most designed to work with the not-so-smart phones most Kenyans can afford.

There’s iCow, a virtual veterinary advice service that coaches small farmers on how to tend their dairy herds. And mFarm, which helps small farmers determine the right price for their produce, find buyers and sell it. And Huduma, which allows people to report and map government service failures.

Why is this happening in Kenya? People here have two words: Bitange Ndemo, the 52-year-old head of the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology at the heart of Kenya’s startling IT revolution.

via Kenyan information minister leads an IT revolution – chicagotribune.com.

 November 15, 2012  Posted by at 1:00 pm Comments Off