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Kibooku Titanic Facts: True and Tragic One of the 20 lifeboats Titanic facts are some of the most fascinating of all shipwrecks in maritime history. Perhaps it is because of the number of lives that were lost, or the fact that the entire tragedy could have been avoided, but there is no denying the mysterious allure this ill fated ocean liner still holds, even today. Related articles: The Titanic Manifest, Titanic Questions & Answers As the years have passed a number of legends have grown up around the sinking of the legendary Titanic. While the tragic sinking of the Titanic is still shocking and a bit unnerving, many of the Titanic facts are quite interesting. The ship was loaded with only enough lifeboats to hold half of the Titanic passengers. - Site Map - All text and images copyright © 2012

school "Facebook Is Dead To Us": What Teens Think About 11 Of The Biggest Social Networks 19 year old, Andrew Watts, is a sophomore Management Information Systems major (marketing minor) at the University of Texas in Austin and penned an interesting glimpse into the world of teenage (and college) consumption (or lack thereof) of the biggest social networks. We see studies day in and day out from Gallup or Pew on polling that is then interpreted by all the hot tech blogs, but very few articles actually cite real, blood pumping teenage humans. And by the time the studies are published, most likely, the stats are dated – as teenage trends move in and out so quickly. What do they actually think, in their own words, about the various social networks? Watts lays it out: Facebook Watts states: “It’s dead to us. Instagram “Instagram is by far the most used social media outlet for my age group.” Twitter “To be honest, a lot of us simply do not understand the point of Twitter.” Snapchat “Snapchat is quickly becoming the most used social media network.” Tumblr Yik Yak Yik Yak is simple. Vine

RMS Titanic The disaster was greeted with worldwide shock and outrage at the huge loss of life and the regulatory and operational failures that had led to it. Public inquiries in Britain and the United States led to major improvements in maritime safety. One of their most important legacies was the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which still governs maritime safety today. Additionally, several new wireless regulations were passed around the world in an effort to learn from the many missteps in wireless communications—which could have saved many more passengers.[4] The wreck of Titanic remains on the seabed, split in two and gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet (3,784 m). Background The ships were constructed by the Belfast shipbuilders Harland and Wolff, who had a long-established relationship with the White Star Line dating back to 1867. On 29 July 1908, Harland and Wolff presented the drawings to J. Dimensions and layout