Showing posts from August, 2011

The problem with LinkedIn

I used to admire LinkedIn. It served a purpose, had a solid business model and meant recruiters could easily find me and contact me. LinkedIn had the amazing advantage of doing three things that could seemed contradictory at first glance but worked in its unique ecosystem:
Provide me with a convenient place to host my resumeAllow me to contact recruiters and peersDo so without being an addictive platform like Facebook or Twitter (my personal opinion)
Basically, the sweet thing about LinkedIn is that you could just create your profile and only log in when absolutely necessary such as when you changed jobs or earned a new qualification. LinkedIn had a definite purpose and everybody was using it the way it was meant to be utilized: as a platform to connect recruiters and prospective candidates and to allow professionals to grow their networks and showcase their skills.

Then, things changed. People started using LinkedIn as a way to get in touch with key executives to sell their products o…

The roots behind the increasing violence in Mauritius

Violence is no stranger to Mauritius. Often referred to as the perfect "Paradise Island", Mauritius is slowly but inevitably losing its appeal due to the increasing levels of violence throughout the island. This violence exists in many forms. Murders, assaults, sexual assaults, rape, and other forms of violence often pop up all over the Mauritius news media. Some of these violent acts are extremely shocking and will often send around a buzz in the Mauritius population...before being completely forgotten in no less than two weeks until something else happens.

While these were previously contained within various specific locations in Mauritius, this is also no longer the case. In one instance, namely burglaries, this has even spread to hotels where staff members are now robbing tourists as soon as the latter leave the rooms they paid so much for. This has even led to the murder of Michaela Hart at the Legends Hotel.

Bloody thieves!

Obviously, as the problem has escalated (which…

Mauritius wiki - the full list

Wikipedia came and change everything, and eventually Wikis became an integral part of the Internet. I'm not going into the debate of wikis versus traditional encyclopedias since this has been done to death and adding one small pebble in the ocean will probably go unnoticed.

I can however compile a list of the wikis that relate to Mauritius. This should be useful to anybody's who searching for Mauritius wikis to vandalize. Why should you though? This blog is all you need and is already about one million times more useful than all the wikis in the universe. And although you cannot actually vandalize this brilliant news blog, you can always drop a well-thought insult on the Mauritius News Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. Doing so makes everybody happy... this guy.
To be honest, my research has shown that there are not many wikis devoted to Mauritius. In fact, as usual, Wikipedia seems to be the only one available with an extremely exhaustive Mauritius page, and its c…