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Arab American Festival Case Study

Dearborn, Michigan has held the Arab American Festival for the past 16-years. The festival is hosted by the Arab American Council, and the media coverage that it receives is mostly focused on the Christian protestors who attend the event and get arrested. The most recent Arab American festival got a lot of media coverage, because […]

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Saudi Ambassador Assasination Plot By Iran Leaves Questions

The reported plan by Iran to assassinate a Saudi Ambassador named Adel al-Jubeir is both shocking and confusing. The Obama Administration has uncovered the alleged scheme and arrested two men: an American-Iranian, Manssor Arbabsiar, and Gholam Shakuri, an Iranian. Both were fingered in the so-called “murder-for-hire” plot that involved paying a Mexican drug cartel to […]

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Dancing With The Stars, Hope Solo, Ricki Lake, In Shape

As we approach Monday’s Dancing With The Stars, the online buzz is about Ricki Lake getting into shape at 43-years old. But the online and offline searches tilt in US Women’s Soccer Star Hope Solo’s favor. Solo’s already high level of online attention was elevated by her ESPN The Magazine nude photo release last Friday, […]

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Occupy Atlanta is Occupy Wall St in the ATL

Atlanta, Georgia – “Occupy Atlanta? You mean like Occupy Wall Street?,” a friend asked. Yes. As it turns out – and completely different from what CNN’s Jacqui Jeras reported on a map of cities with activities related to the Occupy Wall Street movement (or Occupy America, if you like), there is an organization related to […]

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Steve Jobs Death Did NOT Break Twitter Tweet-Per-Second Record

The passing of Steve Jobs on Wednesday was reported by AdWeek.com and by theage.com to have broken the Twitter tweet-per-second record, moving Beyonce’s Baby Bump announcement aside as the most tweeted about event on Twitter in history, with 10,000 tweets per second. But that’s not true. According to a Twitter spokesperson, as quoted by the […]

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New iPhone 5 By Apple – What’s The Story?

So Apple’s about to introduce the much anticipated iPhone 5 on Tuesday morning at 10 AM (and not at Moscone Center, but at Apple’s Headquarters in Cupertino). What’s the deal? Well, that Apple’s not holding such an incredibly important event at Moscone Center in San Francisco is a big deal in itself. Moscone Center has […]

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UnCrunched: Michael Arrington’s New Blog Up And Running

TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington’s rumored new blog is up, running, and now as of this writing five posts old. It’s called “UnCrunched” and is a simple WordPress blog with little in the way of fancy design or a neat logo. What UnCrunched has is a lot of the famous tech startup observer’s observations about startups, […]

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Oakland CA News: Emerge Ca. Party, Joel Young, “No” On The Curfew

A lot of Oakland, Ca. news, so let’s get to it. (Oh, and that’s Oakland, California, for international readers who may not know.) First, this blogger was a late attendee at a party thrown by “Men of The East Bay” for Emerge California. The idea was created by AC Transit Board Member Joel Young as […]

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Google Android Meets Tout.com Video Sharing App, iPad Next?

Tout.com, the 15 second video sharing website (of which this blogger is a featured user, or “Touter”) was originally launched in 2010 around an iPhone app. And even though iPhones sales dominated the smartphone industry for a few years, Google Android sales leaped ahead of iPhone sales in 2010, before “flattening out” as one publication […]

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Oakland, CA – Brad Pitt At Moneyball Event – “Moneyball Specials” for Movie Premier

The Oakland Moneyball movie premier, starring Brad Pitt, is shaping-up to be a pretty popular Monday night event, and starts at the Paramount Theater at 6 PM, or about four hours from now. (Expect the area of Telegraph and 18th in Downtown Oakland to be crazy with people and traffic.) Oakland Restaurants will have a […]

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Jersey Shore: Meatballs in Riccione

Team Meatball dominated episode seven of season four of Jersey Shore. The crew all went on a vacation to Riccione, Italy – which the cast members describe as being like a beach and Snooki goes on trying to say it’s like “the edge of the continent.” In any event, the episode was mainly focusing on […]

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Paul Krugman 9-11 Blog Post Is Almost-Wrong About Giuliani

New York Times blogger and Princeton Nobel Prize-winning Economist Paul Krugman did what good bloggers are supposed to do: started a controversy regarding an event some might regard as sacred. In a rather short blog post called “The Years of Shame” Krugman blogged: The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became […]

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No Signs Of Terrorists’ Entry In US Before 9-11

A number of sources are reporting news of federal and law enforcement officials’ concern that the terrorist organization al Qaeda, the same one responsible for the 9-11 attack on The World Trade Center, may have slipped terrorists in under U.S. Security screening before the 10th anniversary of the attacks. But the officials also note there’s […]

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Jacksonville Jaguars Release QB David Garrard, Who Shows Class On Twitter

Though he had to see it coming, first with the selection of Missouri Quarterback Blaine Gabbert with the 10th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, then with the Jacksonville Jaguars’ revenue challenges (about 7,000 tickets short of an NFL Opening Day blackout), their starting QB, David Garrard was released. The move is said to clear […]

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Dreamforce: In SF SalesForce.com Needs Consultants, In ATL, Job Fair Draws Thousands

At Dreamforce San Francisco, SalesForce.com’s effort to teach Salesforce users and developers about the benefits of cloud computing that’s underway at Moscone Center, Salesforce Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partners and Solutions Denzil Samuels used a lot of corporate bureaucratic buzzwords to basically say “We’ve got job openings are we’re hiring.” And, from the looks […]

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Is Burning Man Anti-Social Media? Doug Broussard’s Counterpoint

Earlier today, I posted a blog entry called Is Burning Man Anti Social-Media?. The post points to what I see as a growing conflict between Burning Man’s “freedom of expression” policies and the expanding social media culture around the event. I turned off comments specifically at SFGate.com, because, for two years I’ve not read them, […]

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Is Burning Man Anti Social-Media?

Is Burning Man working against the growing social media culture? As Burning Man approaches, once again, this blogger’s not going. But it’s not that I don’t want to, nor am I compelled to write this because of some dislike for the event. What spurred this blog post, were two other blog posts: one called burning […]

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Lady Antebellum Cancels Concert After Sugarland Event Stage Collapse At Indiana State Fair

The popular, Grammy Award-winning Lady Antebellum elected to cancel their planned concert show for this week, and in the wake of the collapse of a 50-foot-high stage just before the Sugarland performance at what is called the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand last Saturday at the Indiana State Fair. The tragedy killed five people, four at the […]