6 March 2008

Stories from 6 March 2008

China: Life Stream and Privacy

  6 March 2008

Zhanbin points our that life stream applications, such as Friend feed has turned us into voyeurism and exposure addicts [zh]; and the notion of privacy is under challenged.

Japan: Mixi in hot water over terms of use revision

  6 March 2008

Japan's hugely popular social networking site Mixi is in hot water this week after news that a proposed revision to its Terms of Use, to become effective as of April 1st, will force its users to agree to grant Mixi no-royalty, non-exclusive rights over all content published on the site, retroactively applicable to all content uploaded before the changes to the ToU. Bloggers in Japan responded with concern and outrage.

Barbados: Cannabis Abuse?

  6 March 2008

Gallimaufry was “taken aback” to discover that the US State Department's 2008 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report ranks Barbados as the second highest abuser of marijuana in the region.

Jamaica: New Era of Business

  6 March 2008

“Here in the Caribbean, there has always been this tendency to want to meet someone before doing business with them”, but Jamaican Francis Wade believes “in this new era, business-people MUST become comfortable doing business with people they have never met, will never meet and who may not even speak...

Ukraine: ParkLikeIdiot.com.ua

If anyone, for some reason, needs a sign saying this in Ukrainian – “Attention! I park like an idiot, stay away from me!” – you can download it here. Created by Ukrainian LJ user entertainer_ (UKR), the sign is part of the effort “to get rid of” the people who...

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