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The Wet and the Dry

Paul, · Categories: General

Justin Watt aka justinsomnia has been keeping tabs on the flooding up in his neck of California — Sebastopol.
In the meantime, it’s dry dry dry down in North Texas especially in Upshur Country where Sally’s family lives. Luckily for them the fires are still pretty far West and North of Gilmer

Podcastercon – coming Saturday!

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, Amusements, General, Virtual Communities

What: Podcastercon 2006
Where: 116 Murphey Hall, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
When: Saturday, January 7, 2006 9 am – 6 pm

Podcastercon 2006

Ode to a Big Mac (Supersize that?)

Paul, · Categories: Amusements, General, literature

E. V. reports seeing a sign announcing a “Poetry Event” on the McDonald’s in Raleigh. Could that event be related to this (from the North Carolina Writer’s Network News Letter):

Signed Books Needed for Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser

The Writers’ Network is calling on members to contribute signed copies of their books for a fundraising auction Friday, February 3, at the Washington Duke Inn to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Durham. Please send signed books to: Ms. Lisa Lambert, Special Events Director, Ronald McDonald House of Durham, 506 Alexander Ave., Durham, NC 27705. Include your name, address, value of the book, and a memo stating the auction item is from the N.C. Writers’ Network. A receipt will be forwarded for your records. To request an invitation to the wine tasting and auction, e-mail specialevents@ronaldhousedurham.org.

Or is it, as Tanya Olsen suggests, the work of Langston Fuze?

Fred in Austin-American

Paul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, General, News of News, Virtual Communities

Fred’s Facebook research gets him sourced in an Austin-American story, “Are you on the Facebook?”

A section of the story below:

Of all the online social network services, including My-Space and Friendster, Facebook is the 800-pound gorilla, said Fred Stutzman, who is working toward a doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science.

To its users, the Facebook is just as important as cell phones and laptops, he said.

“It has been totally ingrained in the social system. For the majority of undergrads, it is part and parcel of how they exist . . . online and offline,” said Stutzman, who is conducting a study of UNC freshmen’s use of the Facebook. “It’s the sense that when they’re part of the Facebook, they’re part of the community.”