Archive for September, 2011

Music: Space Oddity

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This is ground control to Major Tom …. can you hear me Major Tom …

…and I’m sitting in a tin can, far above the moon, planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do…

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Humor: Facebook’s new Timeline feature explained

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Finally the ultimate background info on Facebook we’ve all been waiting for.

If you’re not paying for it you might not be the customer. You might be the product being sold.

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Portugal: Where you have to study to be a slave – Parva Que Sou – Deolinda

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Not only in the Arabic world where young protesters have overturned regimes installed decades ago and kept alive by generous aid from abroad and oppression of their citizens, this summer also in Europe young people in many countries were filling the streets with their protest and anger.

In Lisbon, Portugal earlier this year about 300’000 people were protesting against so-called austerity cuts and the way how current politicians want to remedy the damages from the global financial crisis on the back of the poorest and the young. These were the biggest protests in Portugal since the Carnation Revolution in 1974 that overturned dictatorship.

A song that got accidentally famous on the Internet in Portugal is currently making its way across Europe. It strongly expresses the feelings of …

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