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Monday, June 12, 2006

MySpace Teen Travels From Detroit to West Bank

“A Detroit teenager is back at home tonight after running off to the Middle East to meet a man she met online,” CBNNews writes. 16-year old Katherine Lester, a MySpace user, went off to meet a Palestinian man living in the West Bank, “one of the most dangerous places in the world,” as CBNNews puts it. (Of course, the two could’ve met anywhere, but I think online chat and dating sites/ social networks are truly blurring borders. What will that mean for the world in 10, 20 years, when more and more couples will be cross-national? For starters, the current policy of some countries of allowing only one passport, or complications in foreign work permits, don’t make much sense in that context. But the effect could be far bigger than passport or employment policies...) [Via Spiegel.]

Marissa Mayer’s Typical Day at Work

It looks like Google’s Marissa Mayer is a workaholic (scroll down for the time-line). She works from 9am to 11:15pm, and then visits the Googleplex gym... [Thanks Tadeusz.]

Google Call?

Garett Rogers found a new Google site at is this related to a Google Talk VoIP feature? The call page, at the moment, returns only an XML file with a “call_id” element...

Anti-DRM Protest Video

Google Video shows this weekends’s “eliminate digital rights management” protest in front of Apple stores.

Ronaldinho on Google Video

Ronaldinho plays in a bunch of Google Videos (including commercials, some fake).

Rounded Corners in CSS

This box has rounded corners, albeit in Firefox only. If the effect is a mere decoration and you can live with the fact IE users will see a normal rectangle, this might be a solution. The CSS used to achieve this is:
border: 2px solid gray;
-moz-border-radius: 25px;
width: 400px;
height: 200px;
padding: 15px;

Buddha’s SEO has an article discussing “what if historical figures had been webmasters?” Buddha would’ve had a PageRank 10 website and his philosophy would be:


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