The ‘All-new’ Facebook

September 29, 2011

Last Wednesday, Facebook reveals its new look. The News Feed (Top News & Most Recent) now appears in 1 stream with the Top News featured on top. The Ticker is a scrolling feed of status updates and notifications that enables users to interact in real time. It’s a trimmed down version of the News Feed seen at the right, but it displays updates instantaneously. The Subscribe button gives you the ability to hear from people you’re interested in, even if you’re not friends. The Timeline is the new look in your profile. Mark Tonkelowitz, an engineering manager at Facebook, said in a post on its blog that “it will be easier to keep up with the people in your life no matter how frequently or infrequently you’re on Facebook.”

However, most FB users complained about its changes. The Ticker is considered much of a “Stalk Box”, meaning people can stalk on people’s posts. Because of this, their stories are shared in public. It’s like FB is becoming one of the most important things in their life. Some people had changed their account’s language to English (UK), and it went back to normal. However, it happened for a short time until it changed again. Let’s get used to the ‘All-new’ FB because it’s doing everything to make it easier for us to access.


9/11: A Decade Later

September 12, 2011

I’ts been a decade since 9/11 happened. 9/11 is known as the September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11), which were a series of 4 coordinated & disastrous suicide attacks that happened in USA, in New York City and the Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001.

On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally crashed two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City; both towers collapsed within 2 hours. Hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The 4th jet, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers attempted to take control before it could reach the hijacker’s intended target in Washington, D.C. 2,983, nearly 3,000 died in the attacks.

The destruction caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan. The World Trade Center was rebuilt & completed in May 2002. Adjacent to the memorial, the 1,776 feet (541 m) One World Trade Center is estimated for completion by 2013. The Pentagon was repaired within a year, and the Pentagon Memorial opened, adjacent to the building, in 2008. Ground was broken for the Flight 93 National Memorial in November 2009, and the memorial was formally dedicated on September 10, 2011. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is scheduled to open on September 11, 2011.

This day was a turning point in our lives. We should always remember that this world is not full of peace, but also evil. Threats will always exist, and we must always be ready. We must never forget. We must remember the reality of the world we live in. From that tragedy, we learned from it &we will become a better, more honest, more secure country.