Indeed, the world woke up to a sad week on Monday to the news that Environmental activist and Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai had succumbed to Cancer while receiving treatment at a Nairobi Hospital. She was a mother and protector of our Nation, a great hero of the world whose contribution will be greatly endeared and cherished by all. May God Bless her soul.

wangari-maathai

Meanwhile, the week was adrenalized with the news that Facebook had launched a new way for users to interact with their profiles through what is now being referred to as the Facebook timeline. I already got mine activated a few days ago which is yet to go public this Friday but my favorite people-you- will get the honor of catching a snapshot of my 'pretty' profile page.

Have you ever thought of Second Chances! Yes, what would you do then in that second life? Well, technology has all the answers for you. This time, you not only get to dance on a virtual loft as we did last week on shaker but you also get the chance to trade, learn and socialize.

Second Life by Linden Lab

Second Life is an online virtual world developed by Linden Lab. Second life users, residents, use a number of free client programs to interact with each other. The applications are platforms that are used to cultivate education, arts, science, religion and relationships. The virtual world launched in June 2003 now boasts of over a million active users.

The options to the online virtual world are not minimal nor is the reality of the interactions faint. Some residents have chosen to get married online. Since 2008, the University of San Martin de Porres of Peru has been working on Second Life virtual world, developing prototypes of Peruvian archeological buildings, and training teachers for new paradigm of education. Institutions and business are also choosing to open virtual meeting places where they can share ideas and trade. Though a subject of criticism due to the simulation of child pornography, sex is often encountered.

All in all, its time for you to check it out. You can register for a free account or choose a premium account that goes for an average of $6 a month.

Facebook Timeline Unveiled

Facebook-button-ovalFacebook continues to evolve day by day, mostly through how users from different parts of the world are taking advantage of the diverse social network features . During the week in a Facebook F8 Conference in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg, unveiled a beautiful twist to the Facebook profiles in what seems to be the most intuitive feature on Facebook as of that day. The new display of the profiles is meant to capture the Whole story of Facebook users by allowing them to scroll easily to stories, updates and notifications from the day they were born.

The Timeline has three Sections:
Cover- This is where you use a large unique image that represents your best. It will be the first thing people see when they visit your profile.

Stories- This is where you share and highlight your most memorable posts, photos and lifetime events on the Timeline.

Apps- The activities you love will be highlighted on this page with a new set of Social Apps that let you express who you are through everything you do.

I am sure the biggest question here is why many user profiles such as yours haven't changed to reflect the new Feature timeline. The answer is that only developers at this stage are allowed to preview their profiles using this application. The feature might however go public as soon as this Friday 30th of September. Keep a look out. Meanwhile, you can learn more about the Timeline here.

Here is how the timeline looks like

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