Posts Tagged "people"

Malaysia goes viral on Twitter. Thanks #yorais!

Malaysia goes viral on Twitter. Thanks #yorais!
You've heard the phrase, you cannot create something viral: it just becomes viral. And it's absolutely true! On January 16th 2010, the Malaysian Information Communication and Culture minister, Dr Rais Yatim stated the following, which was deemed as rather preposterous. This had the whole Internet up in arms against him, especially on the Twittersphere. Here's an excerpt on what he…

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Yasmin Ahmad’s talk at TEDxKL

Yasmin Ahmad’s talk at TEDxKL
Slightly over a month has passed since Yasmin Ahmad addressed a crowd of about a hundred at the TEDxKL talk, and today, we mourn her loss. The sudden passing was definitely a shock for many and it just goes to show how frail and fragile life really is. I was honored to be given the opportunity to record her live,…

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“Live” interview with Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili

“Live” interview with Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Today, The Star Online hosted a "live" interview with Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili, Science, Technology and Innovation minister of Malaysia via an IRC like interface where viewers could read moderated questions posed to him and his replies.The topic was The Internet: Is speed all that matters? I was interested to see what he would have to say and how live…

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Meeting Twitterites…

Meeting Twitterites…
Over the last 2 weeks, I've not been to any Tweetups (yet), but I had the chance to meet and make many new friends among those whom I only know as @Username on Twitter. The funny part about meeting in real life, is sometimes you really can't match their nickname or their avatar to a face. After all, it's hard…

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Making money on the Internet – and lots of it!

I caught a webisode of David Heinemeier, partner at 37Signals who talks about making money via online means. He speaks on the Googles, YouTubes and Facebooks of the world and how they are the rare breed of today. Realistically, he focuses on making $1,000,000 first, and retaining your life - rather than selling out and losing everything. Some billionaires really…

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5 random and quirky facts about Barack Obama

5 random and quirky facts about Barack Obama
These days, everything is about Obama. You walk into a restaurant and the next table is yakking about him. From his good looks to his promises to his speechwriter and even to how his body looks like! A friend of mine who just got back from Ethiopia reports that there are banners of support for him hanging all over the…

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