In spite of SOPA/PIPA ban, Google's popular blogging forum still practices censorship in the name of so-called Copyright laws; Yemen's Saleh bids throne adieu, giving Yemen a new future; 5 regrets that dying people confront on their deathbeds.
Is Google selectively censoring content on its blogging platform, Blogger?
In light of the SOPA/PIPA blackouts, it comes as surprise that Google's popular blogging forum, Blogger, has been selectively censoring random material that has been deemed as Copyright infringement. This was exposed by an Egyptian blogger whose usage of Copyrighted photography led to his blog post to be in a state of suspension and a hefty E-mail from Google.
"As Raoof told The Next Web, 'There is a thin line between really working on protecting content and attribution, and censorship in the name of protection.'"
Overjoyed, this Egyptian blogger shares her pleasure in Ali Abdullah Saleh's withdrawal from Yemeni politics. Possibly the least bloody resignation in the Arab Spring thus far, it is still a long road for Yemen. Other dictators could have taken a page out of his no-fuss escape.
"Saleh asked the forgiveness of the Yemeni people if he did anything wrong in those 33 years !! wow , forgiveness is a big word indeed but one thing for sure the Yemeni people gave a lesson to the whole world about forgiveness."
Death is so difficult, yet so inevitable. U.S.-based blogger Malik shares this article about the five things that people regret most when they are on their deathbed as told by a carer who works with those who choose to go home to die instead of the cold environs of the hospital.
"People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance."