Thursday, December 13, 2012

Facebook Doesn’t Want Your Vote on Privacy

There’s been a lot of controvery lately about the changes Facebook is making to its privacy and governance policies, in case, the fact that the social network has decided to end the practice of allowing users to vote on the changes it makes.
Since 2009 Facebook has allowed its users to cast a vote regarding the changes Facebook makes eversince they recieved a large amount of complaints due to changes of the userface. Facebook has had three more votes since 2009. The last vote had a response of 700,000 people. This may seem like a lot but it only accounts for 1/10 of 1% of all FB users. Facebooks sees this lack of response as grounds to terminate the option of allowing its users to help in the decision making process. They have in policy that they will swing in users opinion if a vote results in a 30% response.Facebook Vote

Do you think Facebook should allow its users to cast such votes? By elimanating the vote, what will this do to the publics outlook on FB? Have you ever seen an option to make a vote?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Casey Anthony

On Sunday an Orange County Sheriff announced that they have missed an piece of potential evidence that someone in her home used the internet Mozilla Firefox browser for “fool-proof” suffocation methods on the day the two-year-old, Caylee, was last alive.  The person who made the query misspelled suffocation, entering the term “fool-proof suffication” instead of “suffocation,” and subsequently clicked on an article relating to suicide, which discussed methods such as taking poison and putting a bag over one’s head.

Do you think that there should be a retrial to her case or the sheriff should have done their job better?

Cyber Week
Internet sales jumped 30.3 percent on Cyber Monday, making it the biggest online shopping day ever, according to IBM. Besides the 30.3 percent increase from Cyber Monday of 2011, total online sales were up more than 36 percent from this year's Black Friday. This is just the beginning because some of the larger companies are starting the very first cyber week including Walmart and Best Buy. After the major sales that went down on black Friday and cyber Monday that had sales of more than a billion dollars in sales do we really need a full week to buy more?With our country going through a depression should we be buying things that we really don't need?

A UPS delivery man unloads boxes from a truck in New York November 26, 2012. Cyber Monday's online sales got off to a brisk start, sending e-commerce retailers' shares higher and suggesting strong growth from earlier in the holiday shopping season would continue through December. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Presidential Voting
by: Samuel Graham

Many of the electronic voting polls on the east coast are still not operational because of hurricane sandy. This has caused many places on the east coast to use older voting systems which in the past has caused some disagreement on how accurate the final results are. It seems like the last two elections there has been some problems with the election process and I felt pretty good about the electronic voting system they have in place this year but in those east coast wont be able to use these systems. Do you like the idea of using out of date voting systems or should they allow people on the east coast a few more days to vote?

All eyes turn to the swing states, including Ohio, where voters line up at the polls in Newark. (Matt Sullivan/Reuters)

Thursday, November 1, 2012


As the NBA season starts to begin many teams have upgraded from the season before and some have even lost key players.  One team that has gotten much better was the Lakers who acquired the most dominant center in the game right now in Dwight Howard. And one team i think that might have hurt their stock was the Oklahoma City Thunder when they let James Harden go.  Also the Miami Heat have gotten a little better with the adding for Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis. For the 2012-2013 season who do you think the team to beat would be?  also don't forget about the Bulls, Spurs, Mavericks, Celtics, and Clippers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Samuel Graham
Sandy's affect on economy

With the arrival of Sandy on the east coast their is more damage being done to the United States that goes beyond the physical and financial damage. Sandy has actually shutdown Wall Street. A storm hasn't shutdowm Wall Street since 1985. 

It has also Threatened 20 billion dollars in economic damages. The main economic damages are going to come from 7 to 8 billion just from the insurance stand point. This could put the proverbial nail in the coffin when talking about the economy. 

Do you think that sandy will hurt our economy to the point that it will not be able to rebound from it?

Japanese to Buy out Sprint

In a matter of months, the third largest wireless carrier in the United States could go from Sprint Nextel Corp., the hometown giant to Sprint, the subsidiary. The Japanese company, SoftBank, plans to close the gap between the worlds most powerful telecommunication companies with a deal valued at $20.1 billion.

The deal involves the sale of 70% of Sprint's stock to SoftBank, as well as SoftBank contributing a capital investment of $8 billion cash. With this money Sprint will now have the cash to jump on opportunities and make internal and external investments to grow.

Softbank still plans to keep Sprint's headquarters, currently located in Overland Park, put. Buy-Out

Analyst say that Sprint stock is still priced at a discount. Would you be willing to break open the piggy bank and jump in on this opportunity to buy into the company?