Tag: online

When friends share your life online

Nora Ephron once said, “Everything is copy.” In 2020, the more apt phrasing might be, “Everything is content.”
More and more people are turning their personal lives into social media careers. But what happens when their friends don’t want to be part of the oversharing? It might be the big question of the influencer era…more: NYTIMES

Moronic ‘Vacuum Challenge’ is latest dangerous online trend

Experts warn that the challenge can lead to cerebral hypoxia, which is a condition that leads to a decrease of oxygen supply to the brain, despite the presence of adequate blood flow, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.“Brain cells are extremely sensitive to oxygen deprivation and can begin to die within five minutes after oxygen supply has been cut off,” the institute says….more: nypost

Rare autobiography of Muslim slave goes online via Library of Congress

The Omar Ibn Said Collection consists of 42 digitized documents in both English and Arabic, including an 1831 manuscript in Arabic on “The Life of Omar Ibn Said,” a West African slave in America, which is the centerpiece of this unique collection of texts. Some of the manuscripts in this collection include texts in Arabic by another West African slave in Panama, and others from individuals located in West

The only known existing autobiography of a slave written in Arabic in America is now freely available to the public online, thanks to the Library of Congress. Omar ibn Said, born in about 1770 in modern Senegal, was captured at age 37 and taken to Charleston, S.C., to be sold. In 1810, he ran away and was captured again, as he had stopped to pray,…MORE:   religionnews.com/ www.loc.gov/

Lafayette shooter’s online life: Hitler, Westboro Baptist, and ‘the power of the lone wolf’

“America is so sick that I now believe it to be the enemy of the world,” someone identified as John Houser wrote on a conservative Tea Party blog. “I know next todownload nothing about Iran, but the little I do know tells me they are far higher morally than this financially failing filth farm.”

Houser appears to have been a member of a range of conservative Tea Party sites, including TeaPartyNation.com

…more  dailydot.

Clifford Chance video: Trainee at top UK law firm uploads 21-minute online rant blaming Charlie Hebdo shootings on non-Muslims

A trainee lawyer at one of Britain’s top law firms has been forced to apologise after posting a video online in which he blamed the Paris shootings on non-Muslims who “killed our people and raped and pillaged our resources”.
Aysh Chaudhry, a 22-year-old whose job at magic circle firm Clifford Chance makes him one of the best-paid graduate employees in the country, accused moderate Muslims of “succumbing to the corrupt values that the More at:.independent

Islam in America:…Afraid to Ask!

Islam in America: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know — But Were Afraid to Ask  Daniel Tutt Fellow, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding Islam in America: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know — But Were Afraid to Ask One…