Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Like” if you Want to Save Lives

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed an ambitious plan for the social media service. on May 1, 2012, he announced Facebook’s addition of the organ donor option to users’ Facebook timelines. The tool has already been implemented and is intended to be an easy-to-use way for someone to sign his/herself up for organ donations. Furthermore, choosing to volunteer will also send a message on your wall and status that lets Facebook friends quickly click and opt themselves as well. Some proponents like Anne Paschke and blogger Brittany Darwell are content that it gives people the important option and spreads awareness on a major health matter. The addition seems sound because people can customize privacy settings for their pages and will be able to keep track of the notice.

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For President Obama, the Answer to Re-election Lies with Afghanistan

According to CNN news, President Barack Obama made an unannounced speech in Afghanistan on Wednesday, May 2. Obama performed on a highly political move, as the date marked the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s assassination under the president’s orders.

President Obama spoke to American soldiers at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on April 25, 2012

The president discussed a few choice topics: how the search for Al Qaeda terrorist force is nearing it’s completion, how NATO will soon begin work with Afghan forces to lead combat forces next year, and how the Afghan government will retrieve  reacquire control over the nation’s security. Furthermore, he promised that U.S. forces would be extracted by the end of Summer. However, the entire speech seems like a political ploy because it calls Osama Bin Laden’s death to mind and it is happening at the beginning of his general election against republican Mitt Romney. In time he will be able to prove whether President Obama is adamant about his commitments or not, but in the mean time the media frenzy about his unannounced trip to Afghanistan will keep his name on some headlines.