Feb 15th 2007
From The Economist print edition
WHATEVER might unite or divide them, George Bush, Vladimir Putin and the other leaders of the G8 nations will have a fresh topic for small talk, and perhaps serious talk, when they meet in Germany this summer.They and their underlings will all have been bombarded with e-mails from every country in the world urging them to take faster action over climate changeâ€”in a campaign mounted by Avaaz.org, a new web-based protest movement which aspires to be the biggest and broadest such organisation in a crowded field.
On February 5, 2007, I blogged about an article in New York Magazine called “Kids, the Internet, and the End of Privacy.”Â (Read my original blog post here)Â In a follow up to the article published on February 15, they quote from several blog posts that they liked, LEESEAN.NET was among them.Â They quote me and link back to my blog.Â Hooray for my 15 minutes of fleeting D-list internet fame!
â€¢ Slob: “Wow â€” so the Internet generation has collectively huge balls.”
â€¢ Leesean.net: “One of the girls they profile was born in 1989 â€” that makes me feel old. But I totally identify with them. I’m a total Net Narcissist Exhibitionist Extraordinaire.”
â€¢ Bout Manjeâ€¦: “The idea that this is essentially a *generation* gap is a bit overplayed. It is a magazine article, after all, and therefore sensationalized.”
â€¢ happysloth: “There are still some things that I want to lock away and not share with everyone. Even these teenagers have learned to tailor what they post for their audience. I think I’m the old schooler of the new school.”
â€¢ Shiny Red Button: “Rather than decrying the loss of privacy or shying from lurking dangers, real or imagined, they’ve embraced this open culture and are using it to their advantage.”
â€¢ UnBeige: “Unless you’re a kid yourself, reading this is a sure fire way to make yourself feel old.”
A friend sent me this picture today (above), I thought I would share it with the world. It really doesn’t require much comment, it certainly speaks for itself.
On Monday, the top Israeli, Palestinian, and international leaders meet briefly in Jerusalem to talk peace for the first time in almost 7 years. We need to show them the world is watching, and that we want them to begin real Middle East peace talks urgently. Sign the petition and we will publish it in Israeli and Palestinian newspapers with the number of signatures on Monday (19 February 2007), and deliver it to summit leaders thereafter.
Peace, Paz, Paix, Pau, Pace, Shalom, Salaam!