Barry Diller, IAC Launch Proust, A Social Network For Nostalgic Seniors Social networks are a dime a dozen these days--we have services for text-message sharing, photo sharing, location sharing, and more. But while social media sites typically go after a younger generation of early adopters, a new service out Tuesday is decidedly going after the opposite demographic. Today, Barry Diller's IAC unveiled Proust.com, a memory-sharing service targeting nostalgic seniors heading into their twilight years. The private social network, named for French novelist Marcel Proust, is modeled after the "Proust Questionnaire," and designed to help family members and close friends tell their life stories. Like many services launching recently, such as Percolate, Proust tries to solve the age-old issue of writing in the blank white box. That is, Proust helps facilitate content creation from its users by creating topic prompts based on the "Proust Questionnaire."
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"Twitter Terrorists" Could Get 30 Years in Prison What might the 2011 version of Orson Welles's War of the World's radio broadcast look like using today's fastest method of information-sharing? Gerardo Buganza, the interior secretary for Veracruz state in Mexico, said it could very well be the "Twitter terrorism" caused by two people who allegedly spread false reports of gunmen attacking schools and kidnapping children. Those reports caused such panic when parents scrambled around the city to get to their children that there were dozens of car accidents and emergency phone lines were jammed.
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Egyptian Activists to Use Bambuser to Monitor Elections No one can deny that services like Bambuser have played an important role in the Egyptian uprising, as tools used by citizen journalists and activists to broadcast scenes from the heart of Tahrir, and other cities around the country, as they are happening. Through the Sweden-based service, we have witnessed not only the brutal violence used to quash the protests, but have also watched as activists record their own arrests, unbeknownst to their captors. While YouTube has of course seen countless videos shared with the world, Bambuser’s live-streaming feature has ensured that protesters were, and still are, able to broadcast events as they occur. In fact, the use of Bambuser by activists led to the government temporarily blocking the service in Egypt. As protests around the country are raging on, with a global eye fixed firmly on Tahrir, where a second wave of protests are calling for an end to military rule in country, two of Bambuser’s co-founders are on their way to Cairo right now.
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50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events.