A blog (a truncation of the expression web log) is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The emergence and growth of blogs in the late 1990s coincided with the advent of web publishing tools that facilitated the posting of content by non-technical users. History Origins The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. Rise in popularity Types
Students learn nature's self-sustaining waysElise Stolte, Edmonton Journal Published: Monday, April 04, 2011 Grade 12 student Neikko Potts pulled out a finger-length tomato plant, cradled it with gentle hands and patted the roots down under new soil. The smell of tomato and damp dirt filled the tiny greenhouse, perched on top of a second-floor biology lab at Jasper Place Composite High School. The older tomato plants, potted last fall, are just now beginning to show small green fruit. Until the snow melts, this greenhouse is the busy hub of activity for a growing permaculture garden program at the school, a unique opportunity in the Edmonton Public School Division. That's perfect for Potts. "Before, the aboriginal people, we always used plants for a lot of things but there aren't many people who know that stuff now," he said. He teaches it with Stoney elder Isabelle Kootenay. Bajer knows its current use. Some knowledge has been lost, but "I still know the medicines that my great grandparents left," she said.
Secret défenseL'intervention française au Mali (opération Serval), qui a démarré de manière fracassante le 11 janvier dernier, était dans les cartons depuis 2009. Une planification de l'état-major, baptisée Requin, prévoyait alors quasiment ce qui advenu cet hiver. Et qui a failli être déclenché à plusieurs reprises sous la présidence Sarkozy... Puis après l'élection de François Hollande, qui juge le dossier malien prioritaire, tout se met en place à partir du 31 octobre 2012. L'offensive des djihadistes en janvier servira de coup de sifflet pour y aller. Attention, il ne s'agit pas d'un récit détaillé des opérations militaires depuis janvier - à la manière de Jean-Christophe Notin sur l'Afghanistan ou la Libye. L'ouvrage revient sur les causes de cette crise, c'est-à-dire à la fois la déliquescence de l'Etat malien et la montée en puissance des groupes terroristes au Sahel, comme AQMI, qui trouvent leur origine dans la guerre civile algérienne.
TechCrunchHOWTO make a shooter's sandwichFrom the Guardian, directions for making a shooter's sandwich -- a sandwich made by hollowing out a round loaf, filling it with two steaks and some cooked mushrooms, wrapping and tying it, and then compressing and slicing it. Yum! Don't bother resting the steaks. Work fast and tuck the first one, dripping and hot, straight into the bottom of the hollow loaf...Dollop in your hot mushroom mixture...Tuck your second steak over the mushrooms. At this stage I usually smear hot horseradish on the top steak and Dijon mustard on the inside of the lid... How to make a shooter's sandwich (via Reddit) (Image: Tim Hayward/Guardian)
RestaurantA restaurant (/ˈrɛstərənt/ or /ˈrɛstərɒnt/; French: [ʀɛs.to.ʁɑ̃] ( Types Restaurants may be classified or distinguished in many different ways. Restaurants range from inexpensive and informal lunching or dining places catering to people working nearby, with simple food served in simple settings at low prices, to expensive establishments serving refined food and fine wines in a formal setting. For some time the travelling public has been catered for with ship's messes and railway restaurant cars which are, in effect, travelling restaurants. Restaurant staff A restaurant's proprietor is called a restaurateur /ˌrɛstərəˈtɜr/; like 'restaurant', this derives from the French verb restaurer, meaning "to restore". History Greece and Rome In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, thermopolia (singular thermopolium) were small restaurant-bars that offered food and drinks to customers. China Ajisen Ramen restaurant in Nanjing. The people of Hangzhou are very difficult to please.
Social mediaDiagram depicting the many different types of social media There are many effects that stem from internet usage. According to Nielsen, internet users continue to spend more time with social media sites than any other type of site. Classification of social media Social media technologies take on many different forms including blogs, business networks , enterprise social networks, forums, microblogs, photo sharing, products/services review, social bookmarking, social gaming, social networks, video sharing and virtual worlds. Virality Some social media sites have greater virality - defined as a greater likelihood that users will reshare content posted (by another user) to their social network. Mobile social media refers to the combination of mobile devices and social media. Space-timers (location and time sensitive): Exchange of messages with relevance for one specific location at one specific point in time (e.g. Mobile social media and business potential Disparity
SITE Monitoring ServiceTrevor BrownTrevor Brown is an English artist from London but based in Japan. His "occasionally shocking" work explores issues of paraphilia. Life and work Brown has been living and working in Japan since 1994. His work explores paraphilias, such as pedophilia, BDSM, and other fetish themes. Early features on Trevor Brown's art appeared in Adam Parfrey's Apocalypse Culture II, and in Jim Goad's ANSWER Me! Publications Evil (1996)Forbidden Fruit (1997)My Alphabet (1999)Temple of Blasphemy (1999)Medical Fun (2001)Li'l Miss Sticky Kiss (2004)Rubber Doll (2007)Trevor Brown's Alice (2010) Exhibitions Album and single covers References ^ Jump up to: a b C. External links