Friday, January 23, 2015

Twitter as a Voice of the Weak


Twitter Less than a decade ago, no one had heard of Twitter. When it appeared on the scene in 2006, many people were quick to join the trend. Now tweets are a major part of many’s connected life. While some view Twitter as a useless exercise in self-promotion, others have employed Twitter for far more altruistic purposes. Twitter is now used for campaigns, to raise awareness about global issues, and to keep a number of people up to date via simple, quick messages.

Tweets to Raise Awareness

Twitter has enabled people to have a voice and for that voice to be heard worldwide. Twitter users like Cecilia Ibru, CEO of a large Nigerian bank, uses her account to speak about issues that are important to Nigerians, frequently mentioning the dangerous Boko Haram and its atrocities against the Nigerian people.

Twitter Gives Voice to the Weak

As the massacre in Nigeria by the Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram continues to be overshadowed by the much smaller scale slaughter in Paris, where at least ten people were killed as retaliation for a satirical cartoon, Twitter users are helping to shift the focus and shed light on people and places which are so often neglected by the news media.

Twitter used Against Boko Haram

Incidents such as Boko Haram’s use of schoogirls as suicide bombers are shocking, but receive so little attention, whereas Islamic terror attacks in the western world—such as Europe and North America—continue to hold attention. Cecilia Ibru twitter usage is an example of how new types of media are giving voice to corners of the world that so often seem forgotten.

Repeated Tweets regarding the Boko Harama have launched that terrorist group into the global psyche, making it increasingly difficult to ignore the victims in Nigeria. She has made mention of the Baga Town massacre, of innocent children being used in heinous ways, and in her tweets continues to post sources so that the shorter message can convey a great deal of information.

Twitter as a Road to Political Change

Other messages have conveyed more peaceful topics, such as the opening of a Casava vendor that hopes to bring better nutrition to the people of Nigeria, or calls for political reform and mentions of election coverage.

Twitter as a Peaceful Weapon

Twitter can be used by both powerful and weak, but it still requires women like Cecilia Ibru to give a voice to the poorest and most destitute of her nation’s people. While thousands of Nigerian citizens suffer beneath the overwhelming violence, hostility, and control that powerful and dangerous groups like the Boko Haram possess, the voices of Nigeria’s leaders, both prominent and lower in status, will continue to fight back against the unending tyranny and oppression with which radical groups make their own messages heard. The shock and outrage of the world at deeds committed in darker corners of the world will no longer be mitigated by the lack of people speaking up.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Prom Dresses 2015


The Prom night is the biggest social event for your teenager, that is why you want to make sure your son or daughter is dressed for this occasion, right? Where I live, prom nights are usually held during the month of February and months before that, most moms and daughters are already busy hunting for Unique Prom Dresses.

Parents usually save money for this event because aside from the dress or suit, they also spend for the flowers, limo service and sometimes for the after-the-prom party. But you really don't have to spend a lot on these things; your child and her friends can pitch in. Flowers are usually given by the boys, so you only really need to think about the dress.

Now, if you're looking for a classy, but affordable 2015 Latest Prom Dresses, http://www.weddingshe.com/list/Prom-Dresses-14353/ should be your next click stop.





The site's line of elegant prom dresses, party dresses, evening dresses and gowns cover every color, style, silhouette, and length. Whether you already have a specific design in mind or you still have no idea what would look great on your daughter, you will surely get an idea from the website's wide variety of styles and designs. The easiest trick to find the perfect dress for her, though, is to know the things she really likes, her favorite color/s and her style. If you know these things, then finding her a discount prom 2015 at weddingshe wouldn't be so hard.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Doodling Boosts Pep


A jam-packed to do list will most likely leave you feeling mentally and physically drained. What to do? Try spending at least 10 seconds, drawing a zig zag design on a piece of paper. 



Health experts say making the repeated zig zag motion with your hand and viewing the sharp, dynamic angle signals the brain to increase energy levels, triggering the release of adrenaline and raising the heart rate. The resulting burst of vigor and motivation will help power you through your busy day.

Sweet looks and sound, I agree!

According to the epiphone dr 100 review my son and I just read, this is a beautifully crafted acoustic guitar that boasts a select spruce top and mahogany body and neck. I saw the photos and I agree that it has a very elegant look. It also sports a chrome hardware, precision construction, and rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. I'm not so knowledgeable about this musical instrument, but I do know how to appreciate its great looks and lovely sound. It's very affordable, too, so my son will be purchasing this instead of the one from Yamaha. Good decision, son!

SOS for Dry Hair



You can rejuvenate it for pennies! Simply blend a banana, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil until smooth, then massage into damp hair. Wrap hair in a towel and let sit 1 minutes before rinsing. The banana's potassium nourishes hair while olive oil and honey condition and smooth.
 
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