Last night (24th May 2008), Dima Bilan, representing Russia, won the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.
The ranking of the 25 countries:
1) Russia with 272 points
2) Ukraine with 230 points
3) Greece with 218 points
4) Armenia with 199 points
5) Norway with 182 points
6) Serbia with 218 points
7) Turkey with 218 points
8) Azerbaijan with 132 points
9) Israel with 124 points
10) Bosnia Herzegovina with 110 points
11) Georgia with 83 points
12) Latvia with 83 points
13) Portugal with 69 points
14) Iceland with 64 points
15) Denmark with 60 points
16) Spain with 55 points
17) Albania with 55 points
18) Sweden with 83 points
19) France with 47 points
20) Romania with 45 points
21) Croatia with 44 points
22) Finland with 35 points
23) Germany with 14 points
24) Poland with 14 points
25) United Kingdom with 14 points
Was There An Apparent Biasness Towards United Kingdom?
United Kingdom finished last with only a miserable 14 points. UK was represented by Andy Abraham with his song Even If – which was surely worth more than 14 points.
It is said that some degree of “bias voting” were made, with many former Soviet states awarding Russia the maximum 12 points during the voting process.
“I think it’s tremendously disappointing from the point of view of the United Kingdom,” said Sir Terry Wogan (commentator on the competition for the BBC since the 1970s)
“Andy Abraham gave, I think, the performance of his life with a song that certainly deserved far more points than it got… When you look at the points that Spain got, that Bosnia-Herzegovina got – some really ridiculous songs“, he added.
Anyway, here’s a clip of the song which won Russia the award:
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 – Russia Wins!
The feature that most of us have been so willing to have, is finally here. The possibility to add more than one blog to a single account has just been announced by Entrecard.
This feature should have already been here since day 1. Having to make another account per blog, was really a stupid thing if they at least took time to get things right from the beginning.
Anyway, this feature is here at last, so enjoy!
Entrecard Official E-Book
EC has also just released their so called official E-book and it’s free to download it – Click Here!
Read More on Entrecard Blog..
It’s been so long that I see and hear Twitter, Twitter and Twitter. It seems like everyone has been twittered since its arrival. So i decided to give Twitter a go – Follow Me!.
What Twitter is
- A micro blogging system, you can only write a maximum of 140 charactors with no formatting. It’s just plain text messages, like an SMS.
- A place to let others know “what you are doing“. You can update others on anything you want, or about things you are doing in real time.
- Modes of interaction with Twitter can be done in several ways:
1) Your mobile phones
3) 3rd Party Twitter clients
4) Facebook Apps
5) Other apps created by so called “Twitter Fans”..etc
The Creator Of Twitter Are Smart Guys
At first, I thought Twitter was just another piece of crap. But as I tried to understand it, I saw some incredible ingenuity behind it. It has been devised with much thoughts and it will produce a great impact in the marketing world and the alikes. It is a platform nourishing and growing potential clients for financial gains, just as facebook (who is already a big honeycomb for advertisers). And there are so many other things which will amaze us very soon as the community grows, trust me on that! Hats-off to the creators.. There’s so many good lessons to learn from Twitter.
Twitter Better Than Facebook
I will say that the “technology” and the “philosophy” behind Twitter excels that of facebook in many ways. We will not explore all these facets in this article, but may be in a future posts soon..
Twitter does only one thing, it just asks you a simple question “What are you doing?“. And this question is enough to create an addiction and an urge of communication from people.
One thing which strikes me is that, Twitter has documented cleanly and openly its API. This is a tremendous thing. Meaning along with it, anyone truely interested with working closely with Twitter, will benefit along the surge, as it goes..
How Does Twitter Work
You just need to be followed and to follow. The “Follow Me” means that anyone “following” you, will see your updates and messages. And in turn you can see their updates by following them. It’s basically a one-to-one, one-to-many or many-to-many relationship which can develop. Another thing is that, unlike an email, you will not be bogged down with spams, junks or any such things. You just select who to follow and when not too..etc. If you want to follow, it’s cool, if you don’t want to follow no one will urge you.. Just Chill!
How Is Wakish Doing On Twitter
For the time being, I don’t have anything planned as to how Twitter can benefit or help me. But so far, I see most people posting updates of their blogs, some doing sales, advertising while others just updating their “followers” about their real life actions.
But one thing is for sure, don’t sell on Twitter! It’s not meant for this as far as I have observed the interface and the aim behind. If you are going to sell, good bye to your audience!
Follow me on Twitter, and I will be very happy to follow you as well. Let’s see how things will turn out
Some Of The Best Videos I Found Concerning Twitter
Twitter on CBS News
Thirty Day Challenge – The Tao Of Twitter
What Are Your Experiences And Opinion?
Are you already using Twitter? What is your point of view and experiences?
Will be fun to hear yours..
This bike is known as the Uno Bike and has been invented and created by the 18 year old canadian, Ben Gulak. It is said that this electrical bike has been conceived from lessons learned from Segway device, but implemented in cooler package.
Brief Infos About The Bike
=> Has two wheels, side-by-side, and uses gyroscopic technology to stay upright
=> The wheels are independently operated making turning much more precise
=> Moves in the direction the rider leans (the more you lean, the faster you go)
=> To move backward, just lean back on the seat to tilt it backwards
=> Hits a top speed of 25 mph in its current configuration
=> Has a weight of 58kg
=> Has a range of 2.5 hours once it is charged from the mains
=> No controls except for an On-Off switch (so simple as that!)
“[..] it is designed for the commute to work through busy towns” says Gulak. “ I believe this could be electrical alternative to the car. I’m just looking for an investor to help me get it into production [..]”
Ben Gulak also claims that his innovative bike would help beat pollution and the design was inspired from a visit to China in 2006 – “The smog was so thick, we never saw the sun,” he said.
My Point Of View
Well, this is amazingly wonderful and this guy is a very talented engineer. He will surely prove his worth and his new bike in the incoming years. The idea and philosophy behind is great. It takes guts, trust and faith in our creative and talented, out-of-the-box, mind to come forward to show our thoughts. And those who can make it, will succeed undeniably!
Uno Bike Resembles Jeremy’s Bike In Code Lyoko?
Some of you might say that this bike should definetly have a connection with Jeremy Belpois’ virtual bike, from the famous Code Lyoko.
I end here with a trailer of Code Lyoko with Jeremy’s Uno Bike (you will see it precisely at 2mins,09secs in the video)
Google announces, today Tuesday 6th May 2008, that AdSense for search is now powered by Custom Search. This means a lot new enhancements and boost for those using and earning a from AdSense for search.
The integration of Custom Search into AdSense for search, will allow you to take advantage of (Custom Search Engine) CSE’s most popular features as listed below:
=> Site Search
=> Improved indexing of your pages
=> Vertical search
=> Tuning search results and ads with keywords
=> Selecting ad location
=> Quick and easy updates
Here’s a video to help you understand things:
For a complete detail and explanation, head on to the AdSense blog.
Good luck with your Adsense earnings!