Monthly Archives: December 2007

As predicted, Lee Myung-bak wins the South Korean Presidential Election

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Lee Myung-bak, the president-elect, swept to a massive victory despite scandal allegations and a tough Grand National Party primary. He vows to improve the economy. [YONHAP]

http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2884145

A decade of liberal rule ended in Korea yesterday as the Grand National Party’s Lee Myung-bak scored a landslide victory by the widest margin ever in a direct presidential election. Continue reading

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“Somebody’s goin’ to get a hurt real bad…”

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You gotta see the end of this Russell Peters stand up skit…

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Korea 12th in science according to OECD

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http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2884046

December 18, 2007

Korea’s scientific innovation capability ranks 12th among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a government report said yesterday. Continue reading

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Facebook, the Place People Go to Meet Other Scrabble Players

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Published: December 17, 2007

Like most fanatical Scrabble players, devotees of Scrabulous, a Scrabble-like application on Facebook, hate to be interrupted. So players are breathing easier since an upgrade last week intended to ensure that matches load more quickly.

The improvement came in response to the booming popularity of the application, which lets Facebook members to play one another online. According to the site, Scrabulous has upwards of half a million daily users. Continue reading

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Why learning another language helps you survive

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The blog equity just continues to rise with this facebook hoax

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How long is this going to last?

I thought yesterday was the meat of the traffic I was going to get from this hoax on Facebook which I obviously thought and knew was a hoax from the second I saw it. However, yesterday’s numbers of 580 views are getting eclippsed already almost by double the amount! I’m up to 1087 views with about a little less than 1/2 of a day left on the WordPress clock which measures views from one day to the next. Continue reading

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What a little hoax on facebook can do for a blog…

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Last night I get this message from a friend of mine on Facebook and it’s obviously a hoax. It has typos, it is signed off by Mark Zuckerberg (which would much more professional) and the idea of it is simply stupid — the notion that we would be booted off Facebook for not actively using the site in 2 weeks. I decide to post it here & tell my feelings about it — which are still true 16 hours later: it was a STUPID (and I capitalize each letter for a big reason) hoax! There is so much time wasted including mine since spending the hour or so now that I’ve spent on it based on something some person decided to get MANY people to waste their time on. Continue reading

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It’s that time of the year for the top 10 of the year lists…starting with Science & Technology…

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Top 10 Science & Technology News of 2007

Published on 12-10-2007 17:49 here: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2007/12/133_15291.html

Environment, Energy, Mobile Internet Are This Year’s Most Debated Issues

By Cho Jin-seo
Staff Reporter

The science and technology section of a newspaper is often its most cheerful page, since its stories tell about new inventions, innovations, evolution and natural wonders. But this year, the primary tone of the science sections was rather grim. The global warming issue and its threat was selected by science journalists in South Korea as the most critical scientific issue of 2007. Continue reading

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Facebook fulfills social scientists their ultimate dreams…

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On Facebook, Scholars Link Up With Data

originally published here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/17/style/17facebook.html?em&ex=1198126800&en=f556053b6d338205&ei=5087

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Nicholas Christakis, a Harvard professor who is using Facebook to study how people form social relationships, said, “Our predecessors could only dream of the kind of data we now have.”

Published: December 17, 2007

 

Each day about 1,700 juniors at an East Coast college log on to Facebook.com to accumulate “friends,” compare movie preferences, share videos and exchange cybercocktails and kisses. Unwittingly, these students have become the subjects of academic research. Continue reading

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An experiment here…plus the top 10 Facebook applications

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Facebook is getting too popular for it’s own britches…

I get this funwall message from a friend of mine (the previous post about getting booted from Facebook if you don’t forward the message) and I post it here telling people that it’s stupid & people should realize it’s a hoax. I come home an hour later to find my views skyrocket to like 170 more than they were an hour ago. It’s because people are searching to see what this stupid hoax is or rather to verify if it’s true or not on Facebook. Well, it’s obvious to me, but most people are still searching… Continue reading

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These are the most stupid hoaxes…

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Attention all Facebook membeRs. Continue reading

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From the L.A. Consulate General – details on what you need for an E2 Visa

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http://www.koreanconsulatela.org/english/index.htm

English Instructor status(E-2)

– US citizen who want to teach English at foreign language institutions or organizations
need to apply for E-2 visa. Continue reading

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This article presents recent trends and issues facing South Korean education

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Originally published here: http://www.koreaherald.co.kr

on 2007.12.18

This is the 27th installment in a 30-part special report focusing on social changes in Korea since the civil uprising in June 1987, a watershed in contemporary Korean history. A select group of Korean sociology professors will contribute essays analyzing the diverse aspects of societal transformation during the past two decades. — Ed.

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First, the intensifying competition for university entrance and the ensuing private tutoring practices are briefly reviewed. Next, the new phenomenon of early-age study abroad will be dealt with. Finally, recurrent issues in educational reform in a transitional society will be explored, and an agenda for policy reform will be suggested.

1. Background Continue reading

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My coworker is a filmmaker…check out some of his work:

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Thanks for sharing Kellen.

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Looks like my neighbors to the east may get another boost in their real estate prices

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Busan to Have 117-Story Building

Originally published 12-16-2007 19:07 here: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2007/12/117_15645.html

Busan Metropolitan City will launch a big project to build a 117-story resort building. According to Busan Urban Development Corporation (BUDC), it will enter into an agreement with “Triple Square Consortium (TSC)’’ on Tuesday to construct the super large resort building at Haeundae, the biggest beach in the country. Continue reading

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