Tuesday, 29 November 2011

My edublog nominations

There were a lot of good blogs to choose from, but i would like to nominate this one because it has everything that i want to see on a blog

Best student blog: Stian

Monday, 14 November 2011


Today in English class everybody had to make twitter accounts. We are going to use it in the class, so that me can communicate with our teacher and other students. I already had an account, but it has never been active.  I also found out how to get a twitter badge on my blog, so that it is easy to follow me.
I don't know what i think about using twitter in the school. It's okay i mean, but i don't know how much it is going to be used for important stuff.

I love the fact that i can stalk people on twitter. I mean, on facebook the other person has to accept you as a friend, but on twitter you can read about who you want. I find it very interesting reading about what people think about different things, and specially friends and famous people.

When it comes to using blogs in the education, a actually enjoy it a lot. I think it's a cool, and creative way of making learning English more fun. I don't have a lot of readers on my blog yet, but that's not important. All together i have had 136 visitors on my blog, from countries like Russia, Brazil and Croatia. It's weird to think about that a person i Germany have read my blog, specially because some of my blog post are not the most interesting. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

News of the World scandal

When 13 year old Milly Dowlers disappeared in 2002, the newspaper News of the World took the liberty to hack her phone. They listened to her phone so that they could get the best news stories. When the answer machine was full, they just deleted old messages, to make more room for new ones. Because of that, they gave her parents fake hope that she was alive, and they also deleted potential evidence. The journalists also hacked her parents phone. So when the police was looking for her, the newspaper had very useful information that they kept to them self. Milly was found murdered a half year later.

After a lot of investigations, the police know that this was not the first phone they had hacked, and not the last. It looks like News of the world have hacked phones everywhere in Britain. Police have a list of 4,000 possible targets. The newspaper had also paid private investigators to get private information about Gwyneth Paltrow, George Michael and a lot of others. The journalists had, according to The guardian, managed to get specified phone bills, private phone numbers, Social Security numbers, bank statements and tax information.

 In 2007, two of the newspapers employees where sent to jail for bugging celebrities, politicians and royals answering machines. This case brought a lot of attention, and Andy Coulson who was the editor of News of the world on that time, and he was also press manager for the prime minister, quit his job. The paper was closed in 2011.