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“Can I Tweet @ Work?”

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So I heard an interesting story the other day. I was at a dinner and a friend mentioned that their boss had made the decision to enforce an interesting Internet policy at work. A filter? Nope. A ban on social networking sites such as YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter? Nope.

Apparently, this friend’s boss decided that his employees should be prohibited from ever using their workplace computers for personal Internet use. That’s right. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. No checking personal email accounts. No paying bills online. No reading news sites. Continue reading

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Stories like this scare me

For a number of reasons.

DETROIT — The parents of a Dearborn murder-suicide suspect say their son had a history of mental illness. 28-year-old Anthony Powell shot and killed 20-year-old Asia McGowan Friday in a classroom at Henry Ford Community College’s Dearborn campus before turning the gun on himself. His parents, Sam and Doris Powell, say they tried to get their son help for depression, but never believed he would harm another person.

Detroit Police were reportedly alerted to YouTube video’s posted by Powell in which he allegedly makes negative comments about black women and people who believe in evolution.

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Penn. Masala. Spring Concert. 3.28

Why don’t I know more Indians?

I totally missed the details of Penn Masala’s spring 2009 concert. So bummed.

My fanlove knows no limits. I just canceled the boy’s birthday party. Right. This. Moment. Because Penn Masala has been my true love for a lot longer than any mere (non a cappella-singing) male. Continue reading

ReallyYoungPhillyPolitics.com

I’m not a young Philly politician. Far from it. And while I am interested in public policy and advocacy to a certain extent, I’m still a little gun-shy when it comes to YoungPhillyPolitics.com. As a new Philly blogger wayyyyy back in December, I made the mistake of contributing to YoungPhillyPolitics without doing my blog research. Basically, I posted on blogs that came up while Googling “Philly blogs.” No strategy at all. Simply random posts. Nothing in the vein of YPP interests. Ah, naivete.  Each blog, especially those with as close-knit a circle as YoungPhillyPolitics has their own culture. Silly girl, politics are for smart people! I’m sure YPP has a great group of caring, progressive folks contributing – I simply am not destined to be one of them any time soon. (Thank god :/) I may just be the more human-interest stories type. We’ll see.

And while in December, YPP was the only blog I used to read, I’ve (thankfully) found (for me) a more comfortable Philly blog scene. Still, as I was deleting the YPP link from my blogroll today, I went on the site and scanned it for old time’s sake.

Oh dear, another poor YPP straggler! Young Malcolm Cain Jr. from G-town Radio, an Internet radio station based out of Germantown. I admire Malcolm. He’s young and he has an opinion and he’s willing to go out there and say it to the world. Ah, if only I had your courage, young Malcolm. Anyway, I did’t see any comment, so I was hoping my readers would have some encouraging words to say to this gentleman.

And without further delay, Malcolm Cain Jr.’s first YouTube video:

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Best composer ever

z15Wins the Golden Globe award for best musical score in Slumdog Millionaire. Hats off for A.R. Rahman! Long over-looked in the West, but one of the driving forces of the Indian movie industry.

In his honor, my top ten favorite Rahman songs in no particular order. Continue reading