January 2012 – Hot Fun Stuffs

January 31, 2012 HotFunStuffs Leave a comment Everyone loves cash, right? How would you like a chance to win $50 EVERY FRIDAY? Well, I am very excited that I have joined with an amazing group of bloggers to offer you a WEEKLY cash giveaway! Cool, yes? There is one catch, the giveaway begins THIS FRIDAYand is ONLY opened from 12:01 am  and will close at 12:01am on Saturday.

Definitely, one day only so don’t ever miss it!

Wait.. there’s more! I am excited to tell you that this week you have TWO separate $50 Friday Events – Group A & Group B – WHICH means – if luck is on your side – YOU COULD WIN $100!!!

Sign up for my daily emails… this will ensure that you will get an email letting you know that the giveaway is up.

“Like” me on Facebook … this event will be tweeted, posted on my Blog, and on my Facebook Page… (But remember, with all of Facebook’s new changes, to ensure you don’t miss it, I would still recommend signing up for my daily emails.)

Watch out for more details!

January 27, 2012 HotFunStuffs Leave a comment

If legally required, Twitter can selectively block tweets from appearing in a specific country. That is to keep the messages flowing. It was noted before that Twitter said that if it’s required to remove messages, they could do it globally.

This is what Twitter has to say on its blog:

As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression. Some differ so much from our ideas that we will not be able to exist there. Others are similar but, for historical or cultural reasons, restrict certain types of content, such as France or Germany, which ban pro-Nazi content.

Until now, the only way we could take account of those countries’ limits was to remove content globally. Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why.

We haven’t yet used this ability, but if and when we are required to withhold a Tweet in a specific country, we will attempt to let the user know, and we will clearly mark when the content has been withheld.

One of our core values as a company is to defend and respect each user’s voice. We try to keep content up wherever and whenever we can, and we will be transparent with users when we can’t. The Tweets must continue to flow.

Notably, China blocks Twitter which is described as unfortunate and disappointing” by the co-founder Jack Dorsey.