Do what you can

If you don’t have any alternatives, you can’t object. I’m not fond of making such black and white statements but, driving to work this morning, I heard an item on the news that really annoyed me. Apparently, immigration officials have been suggesting to gay immigrants who are being sent back to their home country, that they should keep quiet about their sexuality to avoid persecution. Not ideal, I agree, but then on came some spokesperson for some campaign group who stated it was wrong to give such advice as it wouldn’t stop the persecution. She didn’t (or it was edited out) offer an alternative of course. So, either the immigrants go back to their  home countries, say nothing about their …

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Too cool for school

Where does that quote come from? Anyone, anyone? (bueller, bueller). I don’t want to go on about this in too much length but, and I think this may be true for others, the reason there is so much noise about the current crop of social web applications (yes yes, Twitter, Facebook yadda yadda yadda), is because a lot of people still aren’t 100% sure what to make of them. It’s easy enough to dream up uses but it’s whether you can streamline them into your ‘online workflow’ that seems to be the make or break point. And despite my best efforts I haven’t managed to do that, my tweets are random at best, and I only visit Facebook when someone …

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