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Love Quotes and Sayings

Hey guys , i got some Quotes for Valentine's day, you can see below :

"When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out." - Elizabeth Bowen 
"If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile." - Lynda Barry
"Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!" - Thomas Hood
"Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time." - Unknown
"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return." - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
"Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end." - Germaine De Stael
"Love is blind but after experiencing it for a long time you should become familiar with some particular spots."
- Unknown
"Love is not a matter of counting the years...
But making the years count.
- Michelle St. Amand
"Love doesn't make the world go round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
- Elizabeth Browning
"I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon." - Unknown
"Just because someone doesn't love you
in the way you want them to,
doesn't mean that they don't love you
with all they've got."
- Unknown
"Love is a beautiful red rose given for no apparent reason." - Unknown
Love withers with predictability; its very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever.
- Leo Buscaglia
"When love is not madness, it is not love." - Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."
- Rosemonde Gerard
"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs." - William Shakespeare
"The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough." - George Moore
What the heart gives away is never gone ...
It is kept in the hearts of others.
~ Robin St. John
"Love is like a river, never ending as it flows, but gets greater with time!" - Unknown
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
- Honore de Balzac
"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too s
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hort for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." - Henry Van Dyke
"Love is a hard rock between two people and can't be torn apart." - Unknown
"I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before." - Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
"Love is happiness given back and forth." - Unknown
 

What Singles can do on Valentine’s Day?

Are you single, do not have a sweetheart and hate Valentine's Day?

The celebration of Valentine's Day is not limited to lovers but includes any and everyone loved by us, be it our parents, siblings, children, friends, relatives or dear ones. Popular conception and lopsided media promotion has resulted in Valentine's Day being widely regarded only as a day for lovers. And yet, the occasion is not so. In its true sense, Valentine's Day celebrates love. The festival is a celebration of love. Think clear and think hard and you are sure to arrive at the conclusion that Saint Valentine stood up to defend love and not romantic partners.

Go through these tips to know how you can indulge in Valentine's Day festivities in your own special way.

Spend Quality time with family members

The fast paced world has left us with little time to be with our dear ones. Valentine's Day can be a wonderful opportunity for you to spend time with your family members. You can party, make a trip to the restaurant or go out for a movie together.

Party with unhitched friends

Going out with your single friends can also be a great option. Visit a friend's house or invite your pals to your own home. Catch a movie together, play party games or have a picnic. You will be surprised at what a gala time you can have even without any romantic interest.

Good acts

This is also a good time to shower your love on those who really need it. Visit a hospital, an orphanage or old age home and meet with ailed or old people who have none to care for them. It is best to contact the hospital authorities beforehand and prearrange your visit to avoid any embarrassment later. Take along a bouquet of yellow roses along and gift each of them a blossom. This is sure to touch them and fill them with the warmth of love. You will feel as much pleasure in giving gifts to the less fortunate as they themselves will.
 

10 Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day

Create a LoveSpace
A splendid idea on Valentine's Day is to open your heart to your sweet one and let know your feelings for her. An easy way to do this would be to create a "lovespace". If you are not already registered to myspace, you can sign up for a free account and within minutes you'll have a page dedicated to your sweetie. Keep it focused on romance with weekly love notes, romantic poems, and photos. You can even add a romantic love song that she loves very much in your 'lovespace'. That way she will get to listen to her favorite song whenever she visits the page! If you both are private persons and don't like to let the world know about your relationship, you can sure make the page private. That way you'll also feel free to open your heart and write about your inner feelings without a care.
Send an e-Card
You may have doubts whether sending an e-card will not be an impersonal way of communicating with your special e-cardssomeone. But trust us, this is a great way to add a little romance to your sweet one's day. Browse the various free e-card sites, such as DeepestFeelings.com, for a gamut of romantic e-cards ranging from the funny 'n flippant to the poetic and passionate. It is even better if you can send a personalized message with your card and sites like DeepestFeelings lets you do that. Put in a bit of thought to your message and rather than ending it casually, think deep and write from the heart. It will work wonders with your lover. Imagine your sweet one's delight on finding a cute, romantic e-greeting with a romantic message in his/her inbox on Valentine's Day. Doesn't that seem great?
Make a Video
Another splendid idea is to make a short video declaring your love for your honey. If you have a camera phone or a webcam at your disposal, you can easily make a video and upload it online in sites like YouTube for free. You can then send a link via email to him/her to check out your valentine video! If you don't prefer a public declaration of your love, you can keep it personal and have a private viewing of your video with your sweetheart who'll surely love the idea.

A nice tip is to use windows movie maker in your video-making.
Buy roses for your love
rosesThis one is specially for men. Buy a dozen roses for your sweetie, hide them in different spots of a place like a park or a mall. Invite her and hide in some nearby spot from where you can watch the proceedings. Arrange a person to hand over a rose to her as soon as she arrives. Attach a note to it informing her where to find the next rose. This should be the case with each rose and the last one should lead her to you waiting with a bouquet of flowers. You should take the authorities into confidence for this plan to work out smoothly. Thereupon, treat her to a sumptuous lunch/dinner.
Candle-lit dinner
candlelit dinnerTreat your honey to a romantic dinner by candle-light. That doesn't mean you don't have to take your sweetheart to a posh restaurant and spend a lotta bucks. Rather, you can arrange your own candle-lit dinner at home. Cook up a splendid dinner together. Even a simple pasta would work; buy dessert from the bakery in the grocery store. Set the table; create a romantic atmosphere with candles, sweet snacks and wine. Have soft romantic music playing in the background, and dim the lights so that it's mostly the candles lighting the room. Then dress up and "attend" the dinner walking up to the table hand in hand with your love. You'll be amazed how much more fun it gives to have a candle-lit dinner at home. Once dinner is over, dance slowly to your song. Then snuggle as you watch a romantic flick together.
Prepare a dessert
dessertThis one is specially for the ladies. Invite your honey and treat him to a dessert dish. Find out about the favorite dessert of your partner and prepare it yourself on Valentine's Day. Even if it doesn't turn perfect and your cooking skills don't prove amazing, he'll pleasantly surprised and love you for your serious attempt.
Balloons in the car
Sneak into your sweet one's car while he/she is busy at work and fill it with roses and balloons upto the roof. Also leave a note inside telling how much your sweetheart means to you. It will amaze and touch your love to no less measure.
Walk on the beach
Take a ride to a secluded beach at sunset and park your car nearby. Slip your hand into your partner's and take a stroll along the beach bare foot, watching the sunset together. It will be better to stay awhile after the sunset and enjoy the sight and sound of the waves crashing into the shore, as the water covers your feet. Look up at the starry sky and feel the magic of the universe.
Have a beach-dinner
If you can arrange it, treat your love to a candlelit dinner under the stars, preferably to the accompaniment of some music playing off somewhere in the background. You can arrange it all near a lake or pond to make the ambience even more romantic. To top it all, you can rent a small boat and row it after dinner to go out to the middle of a lake and watch the stars.
Love-letter
Believe it or not, writing love letters is still as cool. Yes, the world may have changed and e-mails and text messages love lettermay be the order of the day, but a passionate letter of love still posseses that eternal charm and out-of-the-world romanticism which many would die for. So put your pen to paper and pour your feelings out for the love of your life. Say in simple words what your sweetheart means to you, and how your life has changed since his/her arrival. Then hide it in some spot where your sweet one is likely to lay his/her hand soon. Don't worry if you're not too good with words, your sweetheart will surely appreciate your gesture. Your effort will culminate into a moment which both of you'll treasure forever, trust us.
 

Say I LOVE YOU in many languages!!!

Hello Guys, I'm surfing on google see this article, read it now :D
It's so funny. :D  For indonesia i've marked it.
I got many language to saying "I LOVE YOU" see these below. :

Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
Albanian - Te dua
Arabic - Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian - Yes kez sirumen
Bambara - M'bi fe
Bangla - Aamee tuma ke bhalo baashi
Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bosnian - Volim te
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Cambodian - Bung Srorlagn Oun (to female)
Oun Srorlagn Bung (to male)
Cantonese/Chinese  Ngo oiy ney a
Catalan - T'estimo
Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
Creol - Mi aime jou
Croatian - Volim te
Czech - Miluji te
Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Elmer Fudd - I wove you
English - I love you
Esperanto - Mi amas vin
Estonian - Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian - Ewedishalehu : male/female to female
Ewedihalehu: male/female to male.
Faroese - Eg elski teg
Farsi - Doset daram
Filipino - Mahal kita
Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime, Je t'adore
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
Georgian - Mikvarhar
German - Ich liebe dich
Greek - S'agapo
Gujarati - Hu tumney prem karu chu
Hiligaynon - Palangga ko ikaw
Hawaiian - Aloha wau ia oi
Hebrew - Ani ohev otah (to female)
Hebrew - Ani ohev et otha (to male)
Hiligaynon - Guina higugma ko ikaw
Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hai
Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
Hopi - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian - Szeretlek
Icelandic - Ég elska þig
Ilonggo - Palangga ko ikaw
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Inuit - Negligevapse
Irish - Taim i' ngra leat
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - Aishiteru
Kannada - Naa ninna preetisuve
Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
Kikongo - Muke zolaka nge
Kiswahili - Nakupenda
Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
Korean - Sarang Heyo
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lingala - Nalingi yo
Lithuanian - Tave myliu
Macedonian Te Sakam
Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Malayalam - Njan Ninne Premikunnu
Maltese - Inhobbok
Mandarin Chinese - Wo ai ni
Marathi - Me tula prem karto
Mohawk - Kanbhik
Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Nepali - Ma Timilai Maya Garchhu
Norwegian - Jeg Elsker Deg
Pandacan - Syota na kita!!
Pangasinan - Inaru Taka
Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo
Persian - Doo-set daaram
Pig Latin - Iay ovlay ouyay
Polish - Kocham Cie
Portuguese - Amo-te
Romanian - TE IUBESC
Roman Numerals - 333
Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
Rwanda - Ndagukunda
Scot Gaelic - Tha gra\dh agam ort
Serbian - Volim te
Setswana - Ke a go rata
Sign Language - ,\,,/ (represents position of fingers when signing 'I Love You'
Sindhi - Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Sioux - Techihhila
Slovak - Lu`bim ta
Slovenian - Ljubim te
Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
Surinam- Mi lobi joe
Swahili - Ninapenda wewe
Swedish - Jag alskar dig
Swiss-German - Ig liebe di
Tajik Man turo Dust Doram
Tagalog - Mahal kita
Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamil - Naan unnai kathalikiraen
Telugu - Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai - Chan rak khun (to male)
Thai - Phom rak khun (to female)
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (to female)
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh (to male)
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba - Mo ni fe
Zimbabwe - Ndinokuda    



  
 

History of Valentine's day ^^

Every year, the fourteenth day of the month of February has millions across the world presenting their loved ones with candy, flowers, chocolates and other lovely gifts. In many countries, restaurants and eateries are seen to be filled with couples who are eager to celebrate their relationship and the joy of their togetherness through delicious cuisines. There hardly seems to be a young man or woman who is not keen to make the most of the day.
Gifts for Valentine's Day

The reason behind all of this is a kindly cleric named Valentine who died more than a thousand years ago.

It is not exactly known why the 14th of February is known as Valentine's Day or if the noble Valentine really had any relation to this day. Saint ValentineThe history of Valentine's Day is impossible to be obtained from any archive and the veil of centuries gone by has made the origin behind this day more difficult to trace. It is only some legends that are our source for the history of Valentine's Day.

The modern St. Valentine's Day celebrations are said to have been derived from both ancient Christian and Roman tradition. As per one legend, the holiday has originated from the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalis/Lupercalia, a fertility celebration that used to observed annually on February 15. But the rise of Christianity in Europe saw many pagan holidays being renamed for and dedicated to the early Christian martyrs. Lupercalia was no exception. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius turned Lupercalia into a Christian feast day and set its observance a day earlier, on February 14. He proclaimed February 14 to be the feast day in honor of Saint Valentine, a Roman martyr who lived in the 3rd century. It is this St. Valentine whom the modern Valentine's Day honors.

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, there were at least three early Christian saints by the name of Valentine. While one was a priest in Rome, another was a bishop in Terni. Nothing is known about the third St. Valentine except that he met his end in Africa. Surprisingly, all three of them were said to have been martyred on 14th February.

It is clear that Pope Gelasius intended to honor the first of these three aforementioned men. Most scholars believe that this St. Valentine was a priest who lived around 270 AD in Rome and attracted the disfavor of Roman emperor Claudius II who ruled during this time.

The story of St. Valentine has two different versions - the Protestant and the Catholic one. Both versions agree upon Saint Valentine being a bishop who held secret marriage ceremonies of soldiers in opposition to Claudius II who had prohibited marriage for young men and was executed by the latter. During the lifetime of Valentine, the golden era of Roman empire had almost come to an end. Lack of quality administrators led to frequent civil strife. Education declined, taxation increased and trade witnessed a very bad time. The Roman empire faced crisis from all sides, from the Gauls, Slavs, Huns, Turks and Mongolians from Northern Europe and Asia. The empire had grown too large to be shielded from external aggression and internal chaos with existing forces. Naturally, more and more capable men were required to to be recruited as soldiers and officers to protect the nation from takeover. When Claudius became the emperor, he felt that married men were more emotionally attached to their families, and thus, will not make good soldiers. He believed that marriage made the men weak. So he issued an edict forbidding marriage to assure quality soldiers.

The ban on marriage was a great shock for the Romans. But they dared not voice their protest against the mighty emperor. The kindly bishop Valentine also realized the injustice of the decree. He saw the trauma of young lovers who gave up all hopes of being united in marriage. He planned to counter the monarch's orders in secrecy. Whenever lovers thought of marrying, they went to Valentine who met them afterwards in a secret place, and joined them in the sacrament of matrimony. And thus he secretly performed many marriages for young lovers. But such things cannot remain hidden for long. It was only a matter of time before Claudius came to know of this "friend of lovers," and had him arrested.

While awaiting his sentence in prison, Valentine was approached by his jailor, Asterius. It was said that Valentine had some saintly abilities and one of them granted him the power to heal people. Asterius had a blind daughter and knowing of the miraculous powers of Valentine he requested the latter to restore the sight of his blind daughter. The Catholic legend has it that Valentine did this through the vehicle of his strong faith, a phenomenon refuted by the Protestant version which agrees otherwise with the Catholic one. Whatever the fact, it appears that Valentine in some way did succeed to help Asterius' blind daughter.

Claudius IIWhen Claudius II met Valentine, he was said to have been impressed by the dignity and conviction of the latter. However, Valentine refused to agree with the emperor regarding the ban on marriage. It is also said that the emperor tried to convert Valentine to the Roman gods but was unsuccesful in his efforts. Valentine refused to recognize Roman Gods and even attempted to convert the emperor, knowing the consequences fully. This angered Claudius II who gave the order of execution of Valentine.

Meanwhile, a deep friendship had been formed between Valentine and Asterius' daughter. It caused great grief to the young girl to hear of his friend's imminent death. It is said that just before his execution, Valentine asked for a pen and paper from his jailor, and signed a farewell message to her "From Your Valentine," a phrase that lived ever after. As per another legend, Valentine fell in love with the daughter of his jailer during his imprisonment. However, this legend is not given much importance by historians. The most plausible story surrounding St. Valentine is one not centered on Eros (passionate love) but on agape (Christian love): he was martyred for refusing to renounce his religion. Valentine is believed to have been executed on February 14, 270 AD.

Thus 14th February became a day for all lovers and Valentine became its Patron Saint. It began to be annually observed by young Romans who offered handwritten greetings of affection, known as Valentines, on this day to the women they admired. With the coming of Christianity, the day came to be known as St. Valentine's Day.

But it was only during the 14th century that St. Valentine's Day became definitively associated with love. UCLA medieval scholar Henry Ansgar Kelly, author of "Chaucer and the Cult of Saint Valentine", credits Chaucer as the one who first linked St. Valentine's Day with romance. In medieval France and England it was believed that birds mated on February 14. Hence, Chaucer used the image of birds as the symbol of lovers in poems dedicated to the day. In Chaucer's "The Parliament of Fowls," the royal engagement, the mating season of birds, and St. Valentine's Day are related:

"For this was on St. Valentine's Day, When every fowl cometh there to choose his mate."

By the Middle Ages, Valentine became as popular as to become one of the most popular saints in England and France. Despite attempts by the Christian church to sanctify the holiday, the association of Valentine’s Day with romance and courtship continued through the Middle Ages. The holiday evolved over the centuries. By the 18th century, gift-giving and exchanging hand-made cards on Valentine's Day had become common in England. Hand-made valentine cards made of lace, ribbons, and featuring cupids and hearts began to be created on this day and handed over to the man or woman one loved. Valentine's day greeting cardThis tradition eventually spread to the American colonies. It was not until the 1840s that Valentine's Day greeting cards began to be commercially produced in the U.S. The first American Valentine's Day greeting cards were created by Esther A. Howlanda Mount Holyoke, a graduate and native of Worcester. Mass. Howland, known as the Mother of the Valentine, made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as "scrap". It was when Howland began Valentine's cards in a large scale that the tradition really caught on in the United States.

Today, Valentine's Day is one of the major holidays in the U.S. and has become a booming commercial success. According to the Greeting Card Association, 25% of all cards sent each year are "valentine"s. The "valentines", as Valentine's Day cards are better known as, are often designed with hearts to symbolize love. The Valentine's Day card spread with Christianity, and is now celebrated all over the world. One of the earliest valentines was sent in 1415 AD by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife during his imprisonment in the Tower of London. The card is now preserved in the British Museum.

There may be doubts regarding the actual identity of Valentine, but we know that he really existed because archaeologists have recently unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to a Saint Valentine.
 

Nokia Windows Seven (7) ..




Seattle - Nokia memastikan bahwa ke depannya mereka tidak hanya mengandalkan Symbian, namun juga menggunakan Windows Phone 7 sebagai salah satu produk andalannya. Nah, inikah desain ponsel tersebut?

Desain ponsel pertama Nokia-Microsoft dibeberkan oleh Engadget dan terlihat cukup memungkinkan. Tampilannya masih membawa khas Nokia dengan berbagai warna dan lekukan body yang mirip N8 dan C7. hanya saja antarmukanya sudah menganut rujukan dari Windows Phone 7.

Kabarnya produk tersebut bakal hadir dengan 3 varian warna, yakni hitam, merah, dan biru. Meski demikian, belum ada bocoran spesifikasi dari produk tersebut.

Dikutip detikINET dari Seattle Times, Minggu (13/2/2011), desain ponsel yang bocor tersebut memiliki bentuk yang mirip dengan produk Windows Phone 7 besutan Samsung yang sudah resmi diperkenalkan beberapa waktu lalu. Well.. kita tunggu saja pernyataan resmi dari Microsoft dan Nokia. 
( eno / eno )
 

Salingsapa.Com, Jejaring Sosial Islami Ciptaan Anak SMP



Jakarta - Situs buatan Muhammad Yahya Harlan ini sepintas mirip dengan facebook, situs jejaring sosial yang tengah digandrungi masyarakat. Hal ini wajar, pasalnya sang pembuatnya mengaku terinspirasi dari situs buatan Mark Zuckerberg ini.

"Awalnya saya pikir kenapa orang sangat suka dengan facebook. Terus saya pernah baca diberita bahwa ada yang bisa buat facebook dalam bahasa Indonesia. Lalu saya mikir, saya juga bisa buat. Bahkan lebih bagus lagi," kata Yahya berbincang dengan detikINET, Minggu (13/2/2011).

Tidak perlu waktu lama bagi Yahya untuk membuat salingsapa.com ini. Hanya dalam hitungan bulan, bocah kelahiran 25 Juli 1998 ini sudah berhasil membuat situs tersebut.

"Setiap hari sepulang sekolah saya otak-atik sampai pukul 21.00 WIB. Saya belajar dari otodidak dari buku," katanya.

Kemampuan Yahya dalam komputer sudah dilihat orang tuanya sejak dia kelas 6 SD. Sang ayah, Iyan Harlan mengaku melihat bakat anaknya karena sering melihat Yahya mengotak-atik komputer miliknya. Kegigihan dan obsesinya untuk membuat sesuatu yang lebih baik membuat Yahya bisa dalam waktu singkat membuat situs ini.

"Sejak kelas 6 SD dia suka ngoprek komputer. Dia juga memiliki tabiat yang keras jika menginginkan sesuatu. Sampai hal itu belum tercapai, dia tidak akan berhenti. Selain itu juga dia memiliki obsesi yang sangat tinggi," katanya.

Awalnya Yahya menambahkan fitur khazanah dan Al Quran dalam salingsapa untuk teman-temannya saja. Namun ternyata dua fitur ini justru banyak digandrungi oleh penggunanya.

"Kita bisa mendengarkan ceramah-ceramah dari banyak ustaz di fitur khazanah. Bahkan ceramah Buya Hamka pun ada disini. Sedangkan di fitur Al Quran, kita bisa membaca atau mendengarkan ayat suci Al Quran dari Juz 1 sampai 10. Ada terjemahannya juga loh," katanya mempromosikan.

Tak hanya dua fitur Islami saja yang dibenamkan dalam situs ini. Fitur radio juga disisipkan. Fitur radio ini bisa diperdengarkan selama 24 jam. Sedangkan fitur-fitur yang lainnya yang hampir sama dengan jejaring sosial umumnya, seperti wall, foto, video, teman, dan lain-lain.

Kini Salingsapa.com sudah bisa diakses di 47 negara, di antaranya Amerika, Norwegia, Belanda, Singapura, dan Malaysia. Jumlah pengaksesnya pun sudah mencapai 1,8 juta. Padahal situs ini baru diluncurkan 2 minggu yang lalu. ( afz / eno )
 

Mungkinkah Facebook atau Google Mencaplok Twitter?



Jakarta - Berhembus kabar bahwa Facebook dan Google telah melakukan pembicaraan dengan Twitter. Rumornya mereka berdiskusi perihal akuisisi. Bagaimana seandainya jika itu benar-benar terjadi?

Kabar tersebut muncul dari laporan Wall Street Journal yang dikutip detikINET, Kamis (10/2/2011). Laporan itu sempat menyebut nilai akuisisi Twitter antara USD 8 miliar hingga USD 10 miliar.

Twitter seperti kita tahu memiliki pasar yang sangat besar. Tapi masalahnya, formula bisnis mereka belum dianggap meraup keuntungan besar. Alhasil, sebelumnya Microsoft pun sempat dirumorkan mengincar Twitter.

Bagaimana dengan Facebook? Sejalan dengan penggunanya yang kian meningkat, Facebook terus bertumbuh seiring Twitter. Dua jejaring sosial ini memiliki tipe yang berbeda. Facebook pun lebih memiliki setting yang kompleks ketimbang Twitter.

Lalu bagaiamana dengan Google? Tampaknya terlalu dini membicarakan hal ini, walau kedua perusahaan tersebut diketahui telah melakukan pembicaraan. Jika benar demikian, apakah lantas Google Buzz akan ditutup?

Yang jelas semua kemungkinan itu bisa saja terjadi kepada Twitter, saat dikelilingi investor-investor raksasa dan ditekan kebutuhan jumlah pengguna yang kian meningkat, berbagai macam kemungkinan bisa saja terjadi. ( fw / ash )
 

Mubarak Lengser, Aktivis Mesir Puji Facebook





Jakarta - Nama eksekutif Google, Wael Ghonim cukup semerbak dalam revolusi di Mesir. Setelah Husni Mubarak mundur, Ghonim pun berterimakasih pada Facebook.

Rupanya, meski ia merupakan Marketing Executive Google untuk wilayah Timur Tengah dan Afrika Utara, Ghonim tak menganggap jasa Google luar biasa besar dalam revolusi itu.
Revolusi ini dimulai di Facebook. Saya ingin bertemu Mark Zuckerberg suatu hari nanti dan berterimakasih padanya," papar Ghonim dalam sebuah wawancara di CNN yang dikutip detikINET, Sabtu (12/2/2011).

Ghonim diketahui menjadi salah satu pendiri grup Facebook yang memprotes kekerasan polisi yang menyebabkan gugurnya seorang aktivis.

Grup itu disebut-sebut memiliki peran cukup besar dalam menyulut revolusi yang terjadi kemudian. Walau begitu, peran Google dalam revolusi juga tidak kecil.

Ketika Twitter tak bisa diakses di Mesir, para pengembang di Google membuat solusi alternatif agar para aktivis tetap bisa menggunakan layanan itu.

Di sisi lain, Google tak nampak memiliki sikap politik resmi soal kejadian di Mesir. Mereka lebih fokus pada prinsip kebebasan informasi dan akses internet.

"Kami sangat bangga pada orang-orang Google yang berdiri membela isu-isu tersebut," ujar Jill Hazelbaker, juru bicara Google, saat ditanya Reuters soal Ghonim.

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