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Articles tagged with: tragedy

Super Moon LED Lamp, A Japanese Symbol Of Hope

A Japanese design studio by the name of Nosigner has created a 3D Lunar Lamp that is illuminated by a LED bulb. The lamp was designed to commemorate the earthquake and tsunami tragedy and looks like a beautiful full moon.

The lamp was first exhibited at a Los Angeles, California design event. The lamp is meant to replicate what the Super Moon looks like (how the moon appeared during the tsunami).

Mother Plays Facebook Game, Letting Baby Drown

According to UberGizmo, a Colorado woman was sentenced to ten years in prison for the death of her one year old son. The woman’s reason was that she was playing Cafe World on Facebook and had left her son to bathe for ten minutes on his own. She will be locked up for neglect. The woman claimed that she wanted her child to be independent and therefore left him to himself. It’s a tragic story, and goes to show you that not everyone is fit to be a parent.

@Bing Promotion Using Japan Tragedy on Twitter Backfires

Bing created lots of controversy after attempting to use the tragedy in Japan for self-promoting on Twitter.

Users reacted quickly and brashly to Bing’s tweet. Most accused Bing of using the devastation as an opportunity to self promote instead of simply providing relief. Essentially setting off a firestorm on Twitter which created an on-slew of profanity towards Microsoft’s search engine. The twitverse went crazy using all kinds of harsh words, specially the four letter word.

Japan Remains Online Despite Quake Devastation

The ongoing damage and devastation in Japan is of epic proportions. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami has claimed the lives of many and destroyed villages along its coast. It is even created a nuclear scare with the possibility of having a meltdown in one the nuclear plants. However, one thing that withstood the ordeal is Internet connectivity.

According to Renesys, only a small fraction of Japan’s Internet connections were affected by this massive catastrophic event. Vital communication systems have not gone down and this has enabled those in Japan to communicate with others in and outside the devastated areas.