Friday, May 14, 2010
On Wednesday's episode of a podcast called This Week in Technology, host Leo Laporte, a well-known tech pundit, said he had to search wikiHow, a how-to site, to figure out how to delete his Facebook account permanently.
After finding the delete button, which he said is hidden deep within the site's menus, Laporte proceeded to delete his account during the online broadcast.
"That's it. It's gone," he said during the show. "And I think that's the right thing to do."
It's unclear how many people have chosen to delete their Facebook accounts in recent weeks. The popular social network doesn't publish statistics on how many people quit the site.
But there has been much uproar online about Facebook's alleged lack of concern for the privacy of its users' personal information, and its clear that some people have become so upset that they're leaving the networking site, which has more than 400 million members.
Still, the account deletions likely aren't numerous enough numbers to affect the site's overall size. Facebook spokeswoman Annie Ta said in an e-mail that Facebook has grown by more than 10 million active users since late April.
Read full story here: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/05/13/facebook.delete.privacy/index.html?hpt=C1
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Two-time winners (1986 & 2002) Changez and 2008 champions Strath have landed tricky pools in the 2010 Blackrock Rugby Festival. In the draw, which comprises of 8 pools with 3 teams each, Changez have been matched up with Ditchez and Upper II, while Strath will battle it out with Resolution Health Impala Floodlights finalists MFA, and pool outsiders Uhuru High.
The girls' tournament is really open, with most of the participating teams attending the championship for the first time. A total of 12 teams have entered this year's competition, with 3 teams being put into 4 pools. The top 2 teams in each pool with then automatically progress in the Main Cup quarter finals, while the 3rd placed teams will enter the Bowl Cup competition.
The draw for the 2010 edition of East & Central Africa's biggest high school rugby tournament was conducted on Wednesday, May 12th at the KRU Headquarters on Ngong Road. The draw was officiated by St. Mary's rugby team Coach and Patron Gregory Sang, assisted by Stanley Kamau.
The 2010 championship kicks off this Saturday at 9am and is expected to end at 5pm. This year's tournament has been sponsored by mobile phone manufacturer Nokia, though Ovi Store .
The full draw is highlighted below:
Top two teams qualify automatically for the Quarter Finals of the Main Cup, 3rd placed team go directly to the Bowl Cup. Losing quarter finalists in the Main Cup, automatically enter the Plate Cup. There will be no Shield Cup in this year’s championship.
Upper Hill, Rosslyn Academy, St. Christopher’s
Strathmore , Moi Forces Academy, Uhuru
Hillcrest, Braeburn & Peponi Combined, Mutuini
St. Mary’s I, Muhuri Muchiri, Juja Preparatory
Rift Valley Academy, Ofafa Jericho, St. Mary’s II
Nairobi School, Highway Secondary, Le Pic
Lenana, Dagoretti, Upper Hill II
Maseno, Sunshine, Mutugoni
Nembu Girls, Raila Educational Centre, St. Martin’s
St. Teresa’s, Ruthimitu, Crescent
Precious Blood Girls, Maono Educational Centre, Nile Road Academy
Hidden Talent Academy, State House Girls, Buruburu
This is the first time that a DVD version of an awards ceremony is being packaged for sale in Kenya. Details as to when the DVD drops, the outlets it will be available in and the price will be revealed soon.
You can watch the introductory 5-minute clip of the 8th edition of the event below...
Monday, May 10, 2010
The tournament coordinator, Mr. Gregory Sang’, expects a tough draw not just for his Saints team, but for all participating teams. In the words of the sports administrator, “gone are the days when teams would get draws and refer to them as walk over’s – we have seen that on a good day, even schools like Kangaru High can beat any team in the country…”
This year, 24 of rugby’s heaviest hitters and 12 pioneering girls’ schools will go head to head in an adrenaline-packed tournament. The 2010 St.Mary’s Blackrock Rugby Festival the 27th edition of East & Central Africa’s biggest high school rugby tournament will be on Saturday the 15th of May.
Teams Confirmed for 2010 Event include:
Boys’ Teams; St. Mary’s School (2 teams), Upper Hill (2 teams), Strathmore, Nairobi School, Lenana School, Highway, RVA (2 teams), Dagoretti, Mutuini, Muhuri Muchiri, Ofafa Jericho, Jamhuri, Sunshine, Hillcrest, Rosslyn Academy, Ruthimitu, MFA, Mutungoni, Uhuru, NPC, Juja Preparatory
Girls’ Teams; Maono Educational Centre, Raila Educational Centre, State House Girls, Ruthimitu, Hidden Talent Academy, Nile Road, Saint Martins, Precious Blood Girls’, Saint Teresa’s Girls, Buru Buru Girls, Crescent Girls, Nembu Girls.