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Is Facebook Shutting Down on March 15, 2011?

Sunday, January 9th, 2011 | NEWS, Social Network, TECHNOLOGY, World with No Comments »

Is Facebook shutting down? This rumor went viral that the worlds most famous social networking site, Facebook, is closing down on March 15, 2011. The Facebook closure issue spread like wild fire on social networking sites.

The Facebook issue that it will end its service in mid-March has been trending in Google Trends and Twitter. The issue persists that Facebook will be closing down completely and will not be undergoing maintenance.

Others are asking if the Facebook close down issue has any relation to the Yahoo announcement last month that it will be closing down its “Yahoo Video” on the same date, March 15, 2011. According to Yahoo, videos can still be viewed until March 14, 2011.

No one can confirm if the opinion article published on CNN that says that the recent Goldman Sachs investment was the “beginning of the end” for Facebook, has anything to do with the rumor that circulated. The CNN article went viral with more than 5,000 Facebook ‘Likes.’

According to experts, a site like Facebook, with more than 500 million users and a $500 millon investment from Goldman Sachs will not be shutting down that easily.

J-20 Stealth Fighter Prototype of China Photo

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 | NEWS, World with No Comments »

J-20 Stealth FighterThe Chinese media has published China’s  J-20 stealth fighter jet photo taken during its initial test flight at the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute‘s airfield in southwestern China.

J-20 Stealth Fighter photo went viral over the Internet as international media reported the prototype Chinese stealth fighter.

International newspapers has reported about the recent developments in Chinese military aviation. As of posting, the authenticity of the photo is still in question. Reports say that the photos were taken far from the military airport and was published in an unofficial military news.

Color of the Year 2011 is Honeysuckle according to Pantone

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 | NEWS, World with No Comments »

Everything in 2011 will probably have a touch of Honeysuckle as Pantone Inc. announced through a press release that Pantone ® 18-2120 Honeysuckle will be the official color of the year for 2011.

Here is the statement of Pantone Color Institute® Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, regarding the choice of Honeysuckle as the color of 2011:

In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues.  Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum.

Honeysuckle, as described by Eiseman, is a “festive reddish pink” that provides vibrancy and enthusiasm.  The name of the color was derived from honeysuckle plant with reddish pink hue flower.

Naked Aphrodite Photo in New Cyprus Passport creates conflict in Foreign Ministry

Friday, December 24th, 2010 | NEWS, Politics, World with No Comments »

The nude photo of Aphrodite in the New Cyprus Passports created conflicting views from foreign and interior ministry of Cyprus. The new passport was reported to have the photo of the naked Aphrodite, also known as the Goddess of Love and beauty in Greek Mythology.

According to the Foreign Ministry of Cyprus, the naked image of Aphrodite may depict a negative image on Cyprus citizens in foreign countries.

The new Cyprus passport will also feature a biometric tracking chip for security and ease of verification.

New York Earthquake 2010 is strongest in 18 years

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 | NEWS, World with No Comments »

An earthquake registered at 3.9-magnitude was monitored in Long Island, New York. The epicenter of the quake was reported by CS Monitor to be in the Atlantic Ocean, 80 miles off Southampton and east of Long Island. According to the U.S. Geological Survey the shakeup occurred around 10:45 a.m. and was at 4.1 miles deep. The latest minor quake is considered as the strongest earthquake in the area for the last 18 years.

No casualty or any serious damage to properties were reported in New York City.

The quake was felt by residents in New York City, parts of East Coast, Massachusetts and Southampton for a few seconds.

There was no Tsunami alert issued by authorities.

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