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SOULSCREAM – Our beloved society: how to deal with “azerbots” ?

There are people in Baku, whom I am thankful for helping me out through the years. There are also those, whom I love and respect very much. There are even those who influenced me, but they dont know it themselves.

And, there are lots of others, who think they are patriots from top to bottom, but in fact, they are nothing but “human insects”, which are so narrow minded, I almost feel like a genius when talking to them.

This is going to be a nasty post, so you’ll have to excuse me. Last night, a friend on Facebook sent me a link, for some “Eurovision” related page, and I joined in. After reading some discussions there (people from various countries participated, azeris included), I decided to join in. A few things that I wrote there were:

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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks, Soulscream

 

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Martial arts, Basketball, and Websites: how egoism and team play collide in you

I vividly remember one of the main reasons I quit practicing and doing martial arts (shotokan karate do) about 12 years ago – it didn’t feel right. I’ve always enjoyed it (still love watching martial arts films and occasionally watch mixed martial arts fights), but at that time it seemed like egoism to me.

I earned my green belt, and then quit it. I felt I needed something else. One way to put it, I wanted to be a part of something big. That “something big” turned out to be basketball.

Now, I am no 7 foot giant (only 5’10 to be exact), but I played with heart for 7 years or so, after wrapping things up with karate. I was good for only a couple of things: I was a fairly good 3-point shot, and I loved playing in the paint, grabbing every rebound I could reach for. Everything else was pretty mediocre – my zone shot was poor, I was an awful dribbler (although could run pretty fast) and my stamina could have been a lot better. Anyway, basketball made me a team player, made me realize that even the best player cannot take it all up on his own (Wilt Chamberlain’s case).

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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks, Soulscream

 

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Research: Facebook and Twitter fall behind Google in driving traffic to websites

According to the latest research, when it comes down to driving traffic to your website, social media giants like Facebook and Twitter suck at it. That’s what “OutBrain” company’s report says (originally posted on WebProNews).

The report is based on the fact that social media websites do not drive traffic to websites like search engines do. In fact, they’re not even close.

In other words, all these “likes” and “retweets” are good, but not as good as a user who googles something, stumbles upon your website and clicks on the link. “OutBrain” research also states that in case with social networks, users there, most of the time, just read the headlines, and don’t click on it (sometimes same applies to “liking” and “retweeting”).

So, with all that said, Google is a clear leader here. When people search, they usually click a result, which takes them to a webpage/site, in other words, traffic driving has occurred. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks, Interesting

 

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Facebook takedown: A solution to addiction or the road to chaos?

If you’re on the ball, you probably already heard or read the news about hackers announcing the “end” of Facebook on November 5th. This, of course, might be sad news to most people who can be considered “facebook addicts”, to others its just another childish statement. While we still got time till the given date, let’s see what happens if the Facebook does get shutdown. Below is the news itself:

“Vigilante hacking group, Anonymous, says they plan to take down Facebook on November 5th, saying that Facebook “gives users the illusion of and hides the details away from them ‘for their own good’ while they then make millions off of you.”

“Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world,” Anonymous said in a statement, “… Changing the privacy settings to make your Facebook account more “private” is also a delusion. Facebook knows more about you than your family.”

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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks, Soulscream

 

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Azerbaijani show-business going bananas…

I am not going to comment on show-business as a whole, will stick to our local Azerbaijani show-biz here. Sometimes, our “stage stars” make these pathetic, useless comments that the press just swallows, and then spits out to the usual readers.

I’ll give a small example. Not so long ago, one of our national artists, singer Aybeniz Hashimova made a jaw-dropping statement, while being on a local TV-show. Basically, what she said was that most of our young singers suck, and her daughter (also singer) Aynishan is the next big thing.

“First of all, these singers are pathetic. They try to ruin my daughter’s career, and I know, that one day, God will punish them all for this. They are scared to say something to my face, so its all being done behind my back. They’re all worthless, compared to my daughter. No matter how hard they try, they won’t be able to do anything to her. One day, she will even get an Oscar, you’ll see. I think, they all need to undergo some treatment in a psychiatric hospital.”

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Posted by on August 7, 2011 in Day by day: Remarks

 

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SELFTALK – passing of Amy Winehouse

Yesterday we all heard about the sudden passing of Amy Winehouse. No one’s going to argue that the singer had a lot of fans all over the world, who were shocked by hear death, as well as other well-known celebrities. Below is a little self-interview I wrote, on this topic.

Were you shocked by the news?

To be honest, I was on Facebook, when one of my friends wrote this newsflash, and I was stunned for a minute or two, but I cannot say I was shocked. Everyone knew how Winehouse was, so it’s not like this was a huge shock to anyone.

Can you call yourself a fan of Winehouse or her music?

I believe, no one in their right state of mind would be a fan of a reportedly drug and alcohol addict. On the other hand, Amy’s talant was undeniable, and a lot of people, including me, respected that. After all, she did not win those Emmies for nothing. I dont call myself a fan, but I definitely had respect for what Amy did on stage.

Anyone you can name, who can take her place?

First of all, the singer has just passed away, I think its wrong at this time to talk about someone taking her place. Besides, I am not a big music fan so, I cant think of anyone who can just take her place right away. In my opinion, her death, aside from being a tragedy, should be a lesson to those, who “fly too close to the sun, and get burned”. Like I said on Facebook yesterday, this is the other side of showbusiness – you become a star, then, if you’re lucky you become a superstar, and you get these “addictions”, that slowly, as the time goes on, overtake you. And if you are not able to shake them off, or there are no people around you to help out, you just basically get “eaten alive” by these addictions. I believe, this is what happened to Winehouse. So, other showbiz stars should learn their lesson, and take care of themselves a little better, if not for the fans and the business, then just for themselves.

Many people believe that her music will be in even higher demand after this, let alone the dvd sales…

This might be true, as the same happened with Michael Jackson. That’s just the way people are, and that’s the way show-business works these days. The main point here is that a person has to have a head on shoulders, and try to maintain as much balance in life as possible, otherwise this can lead to unexpected consequences.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in SelfTalk

 

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Mutant fruits and fake money… – PHOTOS

I clearly remember a year or two ago, I did not have this habit. Well, now I do – occasionally I photograph some things that happen around me, at work, at home, doesn’t matter, and I share them. In this post, I’ll share some of the latest ones with the readers.

First one. People in our office usually have their lunch breaks. Some prefer eating in the kitchen, others (like me) eat right at the office table, due to lack of free time. Anyway, that day, I decided to take a couple of shots of this giant mutant tomato, that our girls in the office brutally cut to pieces, and ate it afterwards. I dont remember seeing this big tomato in a while. Take a look at the pics below.

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