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Last night I was doing some studying while my friend living in Canada asks me, since he considers me a rap enthusiast, to check out this freestyle.

I’m not a big fan of Wiz Khalifa, although the tune of “Black and Yellow” is tempting, but when I heard this freestyle, it seemed pretty cool. Maybe because it’s the same music.

So, this is D-WHY, he has his own Facebook page, a Twitter handle, and his YouTube page. It’s must see/listen. He looks Middle Eastern, but I have no idea about his origins or any bio or anything since his official page doesn’t say anything (or I couldn’t see it).

Anyway, here it is:


NKOTBSB Official Poster

You know it’s a great, great time for boybands when two of the biggest acts of that genre get together and spontaneously decide to go on tour together. Yes, the internet has been buzzing with news of an upcoming tour that will bring together the first group to follow the “boyband” format, New Kids on the Block, and the highest selling group, Backstreet Boys. Some naysayers think its because both groups no longer have a steady source of income, but that’s far from the truth. Sure, they’ve gotten older, their dance moves are a bit rusty, the songs evoke good memories of simpler times but nothing more, but when this tour was announced, echoes of screaming girls (well women actually) could be heard all over the world. Just goes to show that they’ve still got it, one way or another.

I am a sucker for the Backstreet Boys and completely bummed out that I will not be able to attend any of their concerts.

Here’s what we basicallyknow about NKOTBSB:  (more…)


TnT has been in the blogosphere for around 4 months now and its success has been overwhelming, even though Tom and I don’t update it as much as we would like. This blog, along with two previous  failed attempts, have taught me what and what not to expect in this fascinating area. These are all found in list below. Enjoy :)

 

WordPress.com

Wordpress Homepage- Image via Wikipedia

 

1-  The starting phase will be the most exciting period in your blogging experience.

2- You will put a lot of effort into choosing a name, a theme, and writing an “About” section.

3- Your first post will usually be an explanatory/poetic piece in which you describe your dedication, passion, and/or wildly varying thoughts that you just have to express through a blog.  This is exemplified in my first post for TnT:  The Very First One

4- Your friends will begin to hate you because you keep “spamming” their Twitter timelines and Facebook homepages with your promoting activities.

5- You thanked your lucky stars when WordPress introduced Zementa and the sharing buttons.

6- Even though you’re a grammar nerd in reality, you don’t really care that much about that when typing up your posts. (It’s part of self-expression after all.) (more…)


 

 

It is this time of the year in AUB, where all the clubs (and some societies) put their booths outside West Hall in order to attract the AUB newbies and some of the old AUBites in an effort to bring as much members as possible so that the clubs can gain more fame and boast about their popularity.

There are several types of clubs, most famously the Lebanese political clubs that attract all new AUB students on the spot. Then you got the societies that are related to their faculties and departments, and those usually automatically attract the students majoring in such fields. Then you have the clubs that are based on heritage and different Arab nationalities, since AUB is not just made of Lebanese students after all.

Finally, you got the clubs that are created based on a common interest. And that’s where AUB’s Online Collaborative (AUBOC) comes into this blogpost.

What is the AUBOC?

The AUBOC is a fresh new club, something other than the ordinary that you have not seen in AUB and is a first of its kind. As you all know, social media nowadays is taking over our daily lives and many of us cannot live without it. Rarely is there someone that uses Internet that can go a day, even a few hours without checking his/her Facebook. Or people that can’t go 2 minutes without Tweeting a link or new events that take place and check what their favorite celebrities are up to. How about the millions and millions that use YouTube every second to check out videos on the ‘Net? Or those that have to blog about everything that comes on their mind and yet find a lot of readers that take interest in reading about such stuff?  This is what the AUBOC is all about, to bring awareness about online social media to those who don’t use it or aren’t that familiar with it.

There are a lot of bloggers in AUB that are unknown to us and could be blogging about excellent content but do not have the right support or are unable to reach the right audience. This is where AUBOC steps in and hopes to bring all the bloggers to one place so they can share their common interest somewhere.

Hopefully, AUBOC will be able to host the long awaited Bloggers’ Convention that was supposed to take place a few months back. There will be several Tweetups taking place in addition to exhibitions of digital media and workshops on the basics of social media usage.

If you are a blogger in AUB, this is the club you want to join.

If you are a huge fan of online social media and want to learn more stuff, this is where you should be.

If you have no idea how these things work and want to develop interest, this is DEFINITELY where you should sign up tomorrow.

Come to our stand at West Hall tomorrow and the day after (October 5 & 6) and sign up for this one-of-a-kind collaborative and be the first of something special.

Note: This is the official blog and this is the Facebook page.


Long title for a blog post, isn’t it? Well actually, it’s the tagline for The Social Network, a movie about our more than just favorite website, Facebook. It was about to happen sometime. What you probably don’t know is that it’s coming to a theater near you in around October.
The movie’s premise is basically the founding of the website way back in 2004, though it seems as though the site has been around forever.

Teaser Poster: Looks Creepy


As written by Columbia pictures, the plot synopsis is this:

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

The cast is a mix of familiar faces and newcomers, including pop sensation Justin Timberlake in the role of Sean Parker, the president of Facebook Inc. Mark Zuckerberg, perhaps the most popular co-founder and current CEO of the company, is played by Jesse Eisenberg, who was most recently seen in Zombieland. Disney Channel sweetheart Brenda Song (who acts in The Suite Life series) also has a role. The movie is directed by David Fincher, of fame. The screenplay is based on Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding Of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal.

Zuckerburg and Facebook

Though it’s not one of the highly anticipated movies of the year, it’s still generated a fan base. One person who is not part of it, however, is Zuckerberg himself, who has statedthe book and its movie adapation “should have never happened.” That’s a bold statement there, Mark. Just think of how much more money you would’ve made if you had been directly affiliated with it.
Another co-founder Dustin Moscovitz stated his disapproval, though not going as far as Zuckerberg. In his opinion, and based on the trailers, the movie seems to blow the whole process out of proportion, making it more exciting than the actual reality.
I’m not exactly sure how well the movie is going to do at the box office, especially that there has been a lot of recent uproar over Facebook’s privacy settings and information sharing, so let’s just say, we will have to wait and see what the final outcome is after the movie has had its run. Look out for The Social Network in theaters near you this October. Meanwhile, here’s the trailer.