Tsū: A New and Disruptive Type of Social Media

Every once in a while something new jumps into the foray of social media that either goes unnoticed or really shakes things up. In this case I want to write about the latter case and a relatively new arrival that some social media gurus have called a new and disruptive type of social media. This…

A Letter to MSN Now

Dear Mr. Mangione, Having worked as an editor and a journalist it was always of utmost important that my readers and audience were provided with information that is correct and accurate. It at times behooves me when I see such errors as the one that you made in your caption to the video of the…

New York Times: Consult a Librarian

UPDATE: Yesterday, on October 31, 2011, Mr. Goodman from the New York Times contacted me for some clarifications. I can’ t be certain whether he contacted me because of this entry or not, but it is clear there are always people who keep track of where they are popping up in the blogosphere. Maybe Mr.…

Nothing like plagiarism… and IP rights ignored

Plagiarism seems to be a disease that is inherent here in Ukraine, and not even just here! Now before all you Ukrainophiles, jump down my throat for being anti-Ukrainian let me continue. Have you ever been on the Kyiv metro? For those of you who have, you have most likely seen the advertisements for term…

The end: Ohtaj Humbat ohli Makhmudov, 1961-2006

A refugee, and a survivor of crime and tragedy who thought God would keep him safe in the lions’ den Macleans magazine, Toronto, Canada July 24, 2006 Ohtaj Humbat ohli Makhmudov was born in 1961 in the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic’s Kyudamyrsky region. His father, Humbat, was head of the regional party council of the…

Warriors Water polo: Splish, Splash

Back in 1984 I had been asked by my fellow team mates of the University of Waterloo varsity water polo team to pen something after one of our tournaments. Recently, I came across a cliping of the first thing I ever wrote for a publication of any type. This truly was a blast from the…