By Andrea Coombes
SAN FRANCISCO — The rise of social-networking brings the convergence of your personal life with your work life online.
People who participate on sites such as Facebook and MySpace are more likely to be sharing inside information with people who, before, they may have only passed the time of day with.
Whether you're an entrepreneur or an electrician, an executive or executive assistant, if you want to post a profile and "friend" people online, heed the tips below to ensure your online reputation doesn't hinder your offline life.
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By Eric Benderoff
Chicago Tribune (MCT)
CHICAGO — Rupert Murdoch looked at the future of social networking and he saw the competition. That's why he told a conference of influential Web developers last month that MySpace, a unit of Murdoch's News Corp., would open up its software platform to allow the types of interactive applications that have helped make Facebook the social darling of the year.
Those applications, mini-software programs that personalize a user's profile page and are sometimes called widgets, represent not only a tech trend of the moment but also another way of tracking the explosive growth of Facebook.
Facebook opened its platform to outsiders in May. It launched with just a handful of applications users could place on their profile page. Today, more than 6,000 are available.
Clearly, MySpace saw a need to respond.
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While at Logan, now-graduatedBy Jasmeen Banwait, Courier Staff Writer
comic artist Ben Seto took AP Art
and painted this mural.
Advanced Placement classes are supposed to give students a chance at a head start in college, Logan teacher Kate Lipman's Advanced Placement Art classes are giving some students a head start in art careers, too.
In addition to AP Art, Lipman teaches Advanced Drawing, Painting, and Multi-Cultural Art, in room 86. In order to take AP Art, a student must be a junior or senior and must have received a grade of a B or higher in at least one art class.
“Students enrolled in this course are expected to be able to work independently and at a college level,” said Lipman. Overall, Lipman says that her students enjoy this rigorous course, especially those students who are immensely interested in art.
Click "Read More" to see examples of the AP Art classes' work.
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By Reid Kanaley
The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT)
With more than a million iPhones sold, we revisit the matter of how the much-hyped device from Apple Inc. stacks up with other smart phones. These Web sites have addressed the matter. If you think the issue is settled, read on.
Here, for business users, are results of a two-week summer test of the iPhone and a late version of the RIM BlackBerry by someone identified only as a venture capitalist. In this case, the BlackBerry comes out on top as a better telephone, with faster downloads. In posted comments, readers chide the anonymous VC for missing various features and for not testing other products.
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By Anne Chen and Jessica Rosales, Courier Editors
Students and adults marched together
Anne Chen/Courier Photo
Thousands of people from all over the Bay Area marched in a national anti-war rally in San Francisco. That Saturday, October 27, the streets were filled with people of all ages, including students and teachers from James Logan High School.
Many contingents such as the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition, Pilipino Youth Coalition (PYC), Babae (a Womyn’s organization), League of Filipino Students (LFS), and Anakbayan (an east bay organization) were only a few among the large amount of other Northern California peace and justice organizations that participated. According to the ANSWER Coalition’s website, over 30,000 people took part in not only a march from the San Francisco Civic Center to Delores Park, but also a die-in to represent the more than 1 million Iraqis killed since the war began in 2003.
“Even though we’ve been to so many rallies, this is the first time we’ve ever done a die in,” said Logan alumni Jerico Abanico.
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Digital Arts students installBy Simrath Sangha
a paper spider. Digital Arts photo
, Courier Staff Writer
Dozens of sculptures popped up all around campus last week, then disappeared after a few days into a TRI-CED truck headed for the recycling yard.
It was all part of an art installation project by the Digital Arts classes, taught by Debra Collins.
The ephemeral art now being recycled itself was made of tubes constructed from paper recycled from the hundreds of newspapers delivered to James Logan every school day.
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