Muxlim, the muslim-oriented facebook wannabe, is over. The founder, Mohamed El-Fatatry, burned through a couple million euros. The old muxlim domain now redirects to El-Fatatry’s autobiography, incredibly enough.
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Some facebook resources for the Damascene massacres in #Syria:
Also, Andy Carvin (@acarvin is a must-follow.
Sony showed this at their shareholders meeting.
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and Aziz mocks meh for believing in the Technological Singularity.
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There is a Facebook page called “Reasons when it is acceptable to punch a woman in the face.” It has almost 27,000 fans, and is described by its administrators as ‘off-colour humour.’ There is a move afoot to get Facebook to shut it down. To participate, go to the page and click the “report” button, which is located on the left hand side at the bottom of the page.
Former head of the fatwa council of Al-Ahzhar wants to ban Facebook:
He called the site a destructive tool that helps form “forbidden relations.”
“When one side in a relationship is working hard, if the other side has lots of free time and hasn’t got much of a conscience, they form illegitimate relationships,” the cleric said.
Is there a class divide online? Research suggests yes. A recent study by market research firm Nielsen Claritas found that people in more affluent demographics are 25 percent more likely to be found friending on Facebook, while the less affluent are 37 percent more likely to connect on MySpace.
MySpace users tend to be “in middle-class, blue-collar neighborhoods,” said Mike Mancini, vice president of data product management for Nielsen, which used an online panel of more than 200,000 social media users in the United States in August. “They’re on their way up, or perhaps not college educated.”
By contrast, Mancini said, “Facebook [use] goes off the charts in the upscale suburbs,” driven by a demographic that for Nielsen is represented by white or Asian married couples between the ages of 45-64 with kids and high levels of education.
All fan pages bearing the name of the Hamas leader Ismail Haniyah were deleted and no reasons were given to justify this action, said the administrator of Haniyah’s fan pages.
The administrator warned that Facebook might take similar steps toward fan pages of other Hamas leaders like politburo chief Khaled Mashaal whose fan page has more than 17,000 members. One of Haniyah’s pages had more than 10,000 members.
Activists launched a Facebook campaign calling for the return of Haniyah’s page and demanding that the website administration stop tampering with any pages related to leaders of the Palestinian resistance, the London-based al-Hayat reported Sunday.
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they need to match the text to the images better. no wonder facebook is losing money. the model might be christian, but that’s not a christian look if i ever saw one….
Responses from the readership of the Jakarta Post to an Indonesian Ulema Council fatwa banning communication between the sexes on mobile phones and Facebook.
It is just too bad that a lot of people are taking this seriously.
It is a matter of content, not the platform: People on online networking sites are free to determine how to use them. Why not ban human interaction? That way no one will be tempted?
I believe Indonesian Muslims are individuals with common sense, who can think for themselves and choose if they want to avoid affairs or pornography, or whatever is not good for them.
If that is how much trust the NU has in Muslims, what does it say about them?
They need to catch up with technology before making any statements concerning these websites. This verges on “dictatorship”.
I wonder why my fellow Muslims in Indonesia keep quiet about these ulema trying to rule on every single aspect of our lives.
Come on, speak out, do something. This country is moving backward into the Dark Ages.