Tough fight

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK The seven-time trainer of the year feels Pacquiao, the eight-division world champion and current World Boxing Organization welterweight titlist, will be thoroughly tested by the unbeaten Crawford (30-0 with 21 knockouts), the unified light welterweight king.“It’s a tough fight, yes,” Roach told badlefthook.com. “But it’s one that we have to say yes to… because we don’t wanna just be fighting nobodies. We still want to be the best.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngCrawford, nine years younger than Pacquiao at 29, is certainly one of the best.  He is favored to be named 2016 Fighter of the Year after defending his 140-pound crown thrice this year, the last via an eight-round stoppage of the overweight John Molina Jr. in April.Roach even likened Crawford to a “young Mayweather but he probably has a better punch than Mayweather.”  Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford is declared winner over John Molina Jr. after a WBO junior welterweight boxing bout at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Crawford won by TKO in the eighth round. APWhen Manny Pacquiao fought against Jessie Vargas last November, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach felt certain of a dominant victory. He was right.Now that Terence Crawford looms as a prime candidate to tangle with Pacquiao this year, Roach has some reservations.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town MOST READ Senators to proceed with review of VFA This week’s #KicksStalker pick: Jio Jalalon’s Lillard 2 Easter Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine View comments As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are younglast_img read more


Dani’s Best Week Ever June 23, 2016: Five Theme Parks in 24 hours

first_imgAfter scoping out the area I had worked up a thirst. Time to try one of the new Mako themed specialty cocktails! As I browsed the menu I was a little disappointed to see that every drink would be very sweet. I wavered back and forth on which one to go with. In the end the Ocean Lava because of the Guy Harvey Spiced Rum. The remaining ingredients make this a very sweet drink, too sweet for me, creme de banana, peach schnapps, apricot brandy, mango puree, and lemonade.Three of the four drinks are served on the rocks, the Mako Colada is frozen since it is a pina colada swirled with blue curacao. My neighboring bar mates ordered the Mako Colada and the Mako Mojito. Both remarked on how much they enjoyed their beverages. All four drinks are $14.99 each and include a Mako glass. A brand new packaged glass is presented to you with your check.After relaxing at the bar and taking another stroll through the park it was time to leave. I was sad to leave so quickly, but I had two dates waiting for me at Universal Orlando. So it was a quick hop onto toll road 528, pass my favorite traffic sign in Orlando (go right for Universal or left for Disney – choose wisely!).Universal OrlandoThe weather was holding up so I enjoyed a stroll through CityWalk with a great visit to Margaritaville.I met up with a new friend at Backwater Bar. This bar is a favorite among Universal Orlando Annual Passholders, though it’s not my favorite bar at Universal. Still, it is a great gathering place and I enjoyed sipping on a very spicy bloody Mary and engaging in fun conversation.I was soon joined by another friend and we daringly decided to scope out the potential for a Skull Island Reign of Kong soft opening. Alas, when we arrived the line was into Toon Lagoon and the weather was taking a turn. As a cool front moved in, we decided to move out.Although my visits to SeaWorld and Universal Orlando were both quick, I still enjoyed being out in the theme parks. Being surrounded by smiling faces and fantastic sights brought me joy. Hitting five theme parks in 24 hours reminded me why Orlando is the best place ever! The Royal Sommerhus is one of the first areas you’ll encounter if you are strolling World Showcase starting in Mexico. This new building is a welcoming, cozy wood building meant to represent Anna and Elsa’s summer home, a place they used to visit when they were very young children. Upon arrival the posted wait time was 25 minutes, so after admiring the new buildings and the colorful flowers and landscaping I entered the queue. Past the 25-30 minute mark an overflow queue is utilized and it is entirely outside. Something to keep in mind if you visit on a busy day. I had a precise mission and wanted to stay on target, and on schedule. I arrived shortly after 11:00 AM and headed to the Mako area. No, I wasn’t going to go on Orlando’s tallest, longest, and fastest roller coaster, I’m not far enough along in my thrill ride conquering journey. But I did want to check out the area and visit one of my favorite theme park bars, the Shark bar at Sharks Underwater Grill.I love the new modern look of the area surround Mako. I do wish that Sharks Underwater Grill got a little refurb and a menu makeover, but it’s forgivable. The new color scheme and design of the area is pretty sleek. I was also impressed and how quiet Mako is, expecting lots of roars from the coaster and screams from the guests, instead I heard cheers and excitement. I had just over an hour until my first FastPass+ time to visit the Princess Fairy Tale Hall at Magic Kingdom. I decided to make my way out of Epcot and utilize the monorail to get to Epcot. I could have taken my car, but by the time I would park, get on the parking tram, get to the Ticket and Transportation Center, and then use either the Ferryboat or monorail to get across the Seven Seas Lagoon it is typically more convenient to use the monorail from Epcot.Magic KingdomI arrived at the Magic Kingdom a little after 3:00 PM which meant I was greeted by the Festival of Fantasy Parade arriving on Main Street USA. I opted to use the “backstage bypass.” This was actually my first time using this bypass now that they’ve spruced it up. I used to be strongly opposed to this bypass when it was still clearly a backstage area just with a wall of plants hiding the cars parked behind Main Street. In fact, I loathed the idea since I was once a Cast Member and a believer in the concepts of “good show / bad show.” Now that permanent decor has been added it is mildly acceptable and certainly makes for easier travels when Main Street is congested. Share This!After one of the most emotional and trying weeks Orlando has ever encountered it is time to slowly get back into the habits that make us happy. Everyone grieves and heals in a different way. Personally, I wanted to get back into the swing of things and enjoy the life that I love. This is of course doesn’t mean that I’ve completely moved on or forgotten about the tragedy. But to me one of the ways to honor those that are no longer with us is to go enjoy life while we can, making each day the best we can make it. With that in mind, and with a bunch of new things to see at Walt Disney World and SeaWorld, I had a jam packed 24 hours spread across five Orlando theme parks.EpcotI took a half day off from work so I could get out to Walt Disney World and cover some of the new experiences that debuted on June 17, 2016. Originally my plan was to get to Magic Kingdom and then head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. However, Anna and Elsa’s new meet and greet location inside Epcot, the Royal Sommerhus, opened a little unexpectedly. I couldn’t just let it go, and besides that weather had gone from rainy in the morning to pretty stunning in the afternoon, might as well make the most of it. The more themes parks, the merrier.When I arrived at Epcot I felt a sense of joy that I hadn’t felt in nearly a week. As I set my eyes on Spaceship Earth I smiled for the first time in days. I couldn’t linger though, royalty waits for no one. I quickly made my way to World Showcase and straight to the Norway pavilion. As I approached I noticed a whole clan of Norwegian Cast Members gathered throughout the pavilion, more than I’ve ever seen. The parade had passed by and it was not quite yet time for the new castle stage show, Mickey’s Friendship Faire, which meant the walkway through Cinderella Castle was open! I passed through the regal archway of the castle and out into Fantasyland. It was time to find out who Cinderella’s new visiting princess would be now that Anna and Elsa moved back to Epcot and Rapunzel moved across the castle to her own meet and greet (plus visiting princess). Cinderella is now joined by Sleeping Beauty / Aurora, a perfect classic princess pairing. And Rapunzel is welcoming guests with Princess Tiana, a modern princess pairing. It’d be hard for me to choose which pair I like more. It’s just great to see the princesses take back the castle and now that Anna and Elsa have their place in Epcot.I had one more FastPass+ booked and had some time to kill. I craved a little more protein, it seems two and a half later the Norwegian sandwich was not enough. I headed to one of my favorite counter service locations, Columbia Harbor House. A kids meal of chicken and fish ($7.44 with tax) consisted of two chicken nuggets and one long piece of fish, plus two sides (I went healthy with broccoli and grapes) and a beverage. I of course had to sit upstairs, and at the far right side along the overhang overlooking Liberty Square on one side and Fantasyland on the other. The spot is one of pure bliss for me. It was time to head off to Neverland! My FastPass+ was for 5:55 PM and I entered the line at 6:05 PM. It took about ten minutes to get my own pirate ship and visit Peter and the Lost Boys. Peter Pan’s Flight is a classic attraction. Sadly it has a really low occupancy and is a popular ride to boot, so wait times for standby tend to stay around the 60 minute or more mark. I enjoyed my trip to Neverland and was ready for the next destination in my line-up: Disney’s Hollywood Studios. After exiting into the merchandise shop, naturally, I felt a hunger befitting a Viking and headed to Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe. This quick service location is adored by many Epcot loyalists mostly because of school bread, a traditional treat in Norway. There have been quite a few new menu items added recently including sandwich, salads, and of course Frozen themed cupcakes. The ham, cheese, and apple sandwich caught my eye. Priced at $7.98 with tax it’s not a bad deal.What was bad, however, was the bread. Incredibly stale, I guess I should be thankful because I ended up pinching most of it off and thus reduced my carb intact considerably. The ham itself is nothing spectacular but the double slices of cheese, one slice Gouda and the other slice Jalsberg, made the sandwich rich and buttery. Thinly sliced green apple topped one side of the sandwich and sweet, golden apple chutney topped the other, this elevated the sandwich beyond a plain ham and cheese, though the chutney is very sweet. Disney’s Hollywood StudiosAfter riding aboard to monorail system back to Epcot, I drove over to Hollywood Studios. With it being the opening night of “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular” the parking lot was pretty full. Once inside I observed the streets were busy and there was lots and lots of fellow Star Wars fans showing their pride with apparel and such.I met up with a group of friends and grabbed a drink at the Tune-In Lounge. It was about 8:00 PM and every seat at the bar was taken and the line was out the door! Proof that with Hollywood Studios could use another bar.We gathered around Echo Lake and chatted. The sun began to set and we discussed from where we wanted to view the Galactic Spectacular. We decided to go with Hollywood Blvd since we had heard the show uses a lot of projection technology and other effects. Suffice it to say, I absolutely loved this show. I was blown away. Now, I am a big Star Wars fan and I appreciate multiple layers to a show, not just fireworks. So this show more than met my criteria. Check out my full review, including a spoiler-free version.After being blown away by the show, we headed out and dealt with the traffic jam of exiting Hollywood Studios. That night I kept thinking about the show, but it was time for bed because tomorrow brings more fun in the theme parks.SeaWorldOne of my favorite Orlando theme parks is SeaWorld. It is the second oldest theme park in Orlando and thus has design and decor that is nostalgic for me. Plus the landscaping is lush and grown in. It truly is one of the most beautiful parks in Central Florida. Once inside the level of detail and decoration impressed me. The Royal Sommerhus does feel like a cozy, residential space. The meet and greet itself of Anna and Elsa is a great experience for families and fans of Frozen. I enjoyed that these characters now have a space that really represents their story. For more info about this experience check out this blog post.last_img read more


SA’s HIV+ Muppet goes global

first_img1 December 2003The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has appointed Kami, the HIV-positive Muppet who appears on the South African version of the children’s television programme Sesame Street, as its special advocate for children who have HIV/Aids or have become Aids orphans.Kami’s first appearance with Unicef under this new collaboration was in Geneva on 26 November, when she helped launch the Unicef report Africa’s Orphaned Generations, which details the impact of HIV/Aids on children in Africa (see below).Founded by the United Nations in 1946, Unicef has programmes for children in 158 countries and territories around the world. Sesame Workshop is the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, a programme for pre-schoolers that is broadcast in over 120 countries.Kami with Unicef Executive Director Carol Bellamy. (Photo: Unicef)“The appeal of the partnership is that through characters like Kami, we can highlight areas where children are particularly vulnerable – from illiteracy to disability and abuse – in ways that are gentle, honest and compassionate”, Unicef Executive Director Carol Bellamy said.“Kami will help promote age-appropriate messages concerning the humanisation, de-stigmatisation and acceptance of people living with HIV/Aids, and encourage an open discussion about issues such as coping with illness and loss”, said Sesame Workshop CEO Gary Knell.Kami, a five-year-old, HIV-positive girl orphaned by Aids, has brought levity and compassion to a topic that so often evokes the opposite. The furry, yellow, half-metre-tall puppet first appeared on South Africa’s Takalani Sesame programme in 2002.She participates in a variety of normal activities on the show, including exploring nature, collecting things and telling stories. But she also talks about issues related to HIV-positive children and Aids orphans in a way that three- to seven-year-olds can understand.Kami and her human operator appeared at a news conference in Geneva on last week. Kami told her interviewer that she has lots and lots of friends on Takalani Sesame Street, but when she first arrived she had a tough time, just like other children with HIV often do.Kami: At my school, at first children did not want to play with me because they thought they would catch HIV by just playing with me. But my friends Zuzu and Zikwe and Moshe told them. They talked to them and told them, “you cannot get HIV by just playing with me”.Interviewer: And they believe you? And, now they act nice to you?Kami: Oh, yes. They are very nice to me. We play together.Interviewer: And do you hug and do you kiss? And is that nice?Kami: Yes. I hug my friends and they hug me back.Asked about her new role as Unicef’s global “champion for children”, Kami said: “I think I will be talking to the other people and tell them that they should not be mean to the people who are HIV-positive.”Kami added that famous people like UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu have become her friends, and have promised to help her spread her message around the world.Interviewer: Do you think people have funny ideas about HIV-positive kids and adults that somehow or other they get wrong ideas about these people?Kami: I think so. I think they have got wrong ideas because we are just the same, like the people who are not having HIV.Takalani Sesame is brought to the children in South Africa through a partnership with South Africa’s department of education, the United States Agency for International Development, Sanlam, and SABC Education. Takalani Sesame is produced by Kwasukasukela under the creative direction of Sesame Workshop and the South African partners.Aids orphan crisis loomingHIV/Aids is increasingly affecting the lives of very young children in the developing world, but especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2002, 800 000 children under the age of 15 became HIV-positive; the overwhelming majority were infected at birth and will die before they turn five.Sub-Saharan Africa faces an orphan crisis of gargantuan proportions. HIV/Aids killed about 2 million African adults in 2002. The percentage of the region’s orphans whose parents died from HIV/Aids has grown from 3.5% in 1990 to 32% in 2001.By 2010, there will be approximately 20 million children in sub-Saharan Africa who have lost at least one parent to HIV/Aids, bringing the total number of orphans in the region to 40 million.Source: United Nations Children’s Fund Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


Japanese flight attendants face the same alcohol bans as pilots

first_imgFlight attendants in Japan face the same strict rules on alcohol consumption as pilots after airlines have been hit by a series of alcohol-related incidents.Japan’s Ministry for Land, Infrastructure, and Tourism said Tuesday that flight attendants would be prohibited from drinking booze within eight hours of flying.They could also face further mandatory breath testing while on duty and would be relieved of duty even if a low level of alcohol was detected, Kyodo News reported.Mandatory breath testing will also apply to engineers inspecting planes before departure and flight operations managers.READ: Qantas flight attendant remains sacked after in-flight vodka binge. Japan Airlines last year announced it would introduce new breathalyzer systems at overseas airports after one of its pilots was arrested in October at Heathrow Airport for being nine times over the legal limit.The pilot had a blood-alcohol reading of 0.189 when the legal limit for a pilot in the UK is 0.02. He was jailed for 10 months.At that stage, there had been 19 cases since August 2017 where Japan Airlines pilots had failed the company’s alcohol tests.The new breathalyzers were accompanied at JAL by provisional rules preventing pilots from drinking 24 hours before flying.Competitor All Nippon Airways also introduced new, more accurate breathalyzers.Pilots had been previously prohibited from drinking eight hours before a flight but the rules had not been enforced by airlines. There was also no regulation that set a legal limit on blood alcohol level.An expert panel was set up after the incident to address the issue and look at policies in other countries.last_img read more


Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: How Do You Bootstrap Freemium Ventures?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Guest#start During this week’s roundtable, we had Inoh Choe from San Jose, California, pitch DemoTunes, a freemium concept. One of the discussions that ensued was about how to bootstrap a freemium venture. I think this is a question on many minds, and we discussed it today as a core topic.DemoTunesDemoTunes is proposed to be a LinkedIn of the music industry where a million plus musicians would be uploading music, getting feedback from their community, as well as, and more importantly, from talent scouts and connoisseurs who can help them further their careers.In principle, this sounds great. I love the idea. Once there is critical mass, lots of business can, indeed, happen. However, how do you get to critical mass, and how do you finance the period during which this business runs on red ink? How much time do you budget for red ink financing? If there is friends and family money available to you, how far can that take you? How long can you go without a salary? How do you find co-founders who are willing to work for 18 months without getting paid?These are some of the practical questions. The answers are highly subjective and situation-specific, but as a rule of thumb, I’d say, budgeting at least 18 months of red ink financing is necessary, including going without pay. One middle ground is to keep a job and develop a freemium site on the side, so that you still have your paycheck to pay the bills. Another is to do consulting or offer some other kind of paid service to bring in some money.Whichever direction you go, please do not assume that some VC is going to finance you during this phase. Even angels like to see some progress so that the length of red ink financing that is simply validation stage work doesn’t happen on their watch.GoodyTagAlso, Irit Dabby from Tel-Aviv, Israel, discussed GoodyTag, a neat concept about tagging photos of products differently than you would tag or ‘like’ a regular link or photo on social media. Rather, you tag a woman wearing a speedo swimsuit with a Speedo GoodyTag and then encourage your social network to further propagate that as part of an incentivized advertising campaign.Whichever direction you go, please do not assume that some VC is going to finance you during this phase. Even angels like to see some progress so that the length of red ink financing that is simply validation stage work doesn’t happen on their watch.I like the concept, and there is already a prototype and a pilot case with an advertiser. Irit, however, needs to think through some of the details of the business model, pricing model, and positioning. For instance, she showed Coca Cola as one of the target brands advertising on the GoodyTag network. She wants to charge $1 per tag that is generated, but Coca Cola is probably not the kind of brand that would pay $1 per tag because their unit price is so low. Speedo may, especially if every tag includes an incentive – a discount coupon – to buy a swimsuit for $300 or some similar large denomination.My point is, the concept is good. It requires some serious fine-tuning, which will offer guidance on where the best customers are going to be.You can select the business you like best of those discussed today through a poll on the 1M/1M Facebook page.The recording of today’s roundtable can be found here. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. I would very much like to hear about your business, so let me invite you to come and pitch at one of our free 1M/1M public roundtables. We will be holding future roundtables at 8:00 a.m. PDT on the following dates:Thursday, August 11, Register Here.Thursday, August 25, Register Here.Thursday, September 1, Register Here.Thursday, September 8, Register Here.Thursday, September 15, Register Here.Thursday, September 22, Register Here.Thursday, September 29, Register Here.We will be holding our 100th roundtable on Thursday, October 6, and are planning a special event for that day. You can register to attend here.And if you want a deeper relationship with me, you are very welcome to join the 1M/1M premium program. If you have any questions about the program, please, first study the website, especially What to expect from the 1M/1M premium program and the FAQs. You can also take the 1M/1M self-assessment test here. If you have additional questions, please email me, and I would be very happy to respond. Please note, that I work exclusively with 1M/1M entrepreneurs.I also invite you to join the 1M/1M mailing list for the ease and convenience of getting updates. This way we can stay in touch and it will help you to decide if 1M/1M is a program for you.Finally, I will be speaking at The Commonwealth Club next Thursday, on August 11, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. You can find more details and register here. Hope to see you there!About Sramana MitraSramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative, an educational, business development and incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant. She writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Boots photo by Northampton Museum A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sramana mitralast_img read more


Amazon Brings Social Reading to Kindle – But Will You Use It?

first_imgWill You Use Kindle Profiles?One issue I had when playing with my Kindle Profile was that much of my data was out-of-date. Goodreads is my social reading service of choice and there is significantly more of my reading data in Goodreads than on my Amazon profile. There appears to be no way to sync the two. Since I don’t feel inclined to keep two separate social reading services up-to-date, it’s likely that I’ll stick with Goodreads – since I enjoy that community and I have over three years worth of reading data there.Overall, it’s great to see Amazon making Kindle profiles social. Granted, it’s far from perfect. The interface is a bit confusing, especially the different private and public profiles. There is also a lot more social connectivity that Amazon could enable, for example allowing you to send highlights automatically from your Kindle to Twitter, Facebook or even Google Plus. However, the interface and additional social features will evolve over time. This is a good start by Amazon. Now the big question is: will you use it? As noted above, I’m inclined to stick with Goodreads for now. You? Secondly, you can connect your Kindle Profile to your Twitter and Facebook accounts. As noted above, this causes the system to auto-follow users in your social networks who have a Kindle Profile, too. You can also manually follow users – here is my public profile if you’re interested.There is an option to auto-share your reading activity to Twitter or Facebook. Again the default is private, but Amazon puts the public option front and center. This only applies to the status of a public book, so it doesn’t apply to books marked private or to Kindle highlights and notes. Your private Kindle Profile comes in a handy ‘homepage’ like package, offering features such as a “Daily Review” (selected highlights from your reading), recent activity, popular highlights, stats and “highly followed people” (featuring the usual social media suspects, e.g. Kevin Rose and Seth Godin). Tags:#Amazon#E-Books#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting How Your Kindle Profile Differs From Your Amazon ProfileAt a high level, your Kindle Profile is focused on reading and your Amazon profile is focused on buying. Specifically, there are two main differences between your Kindle Profile and your Amazon Profile.Firstly, Kindle Profile makes available your Kindle highlights and notes. Highlights are passages in a book that you literally highlight for later viewing. Notes are your own custom notations inside a book, much like scribbling in the margins of a paper book. Both highlights and notes are private by default, but you can make them public on a book-by-book basis. richard macmanuscenter_img Kindle Profiles is a social service that was quietly launched by Amazon in March of this year. Its existence was little known, probably because it wasn’t very useful as a social tool until Amazon recently added connections to Twitter and Facebook. I myself only discovered the service after VC Fred Wilson blogged about it the over the weekend. Kindle Profiles appears to be gaining some early traction now, thanks largely to Kindle Profile users auto-following people in their Twitter and Facebook networks. As Wired pointed out, this is a somewhat dodgy tactic, because the user cannot turn off this auto-follow behavior.Regardless, what’s of most interest to me is how Amazon is actively trialing a social reading service connected to the Kindle brand. While Amazon owns the social reading service Shelfari, which it acquired three years ago, it hasn’t integrated Shelfari in a deep way into Kindle. In this post, we review the features of Kindle Profiles and ask whether you’d want to use this over competing services like Goodreads or Library Thing.Private & Public ProfilesKindle Profiles comes in both private and public flavors. The private one, as you’d expect, has much more in it. But as Facebook has done over the past couple of years with its initially private service, over time Amazon will likely prompt and tease you to make your private content public.Kindle Profiles isn’t even the official name for this service. In its inimitably clumsy branding way, Amazon calls it “Kindle.amazon.com.” The service aims to augment the reading experience by “bringing readers together and by helping them to learn more from the books that they read.” In other words: it’s social. You can follow people “to see their Public Notes and reading activities, and review your books, highlights, and notes.”The private profile lists out your Kindle booklist, which it gets from your Amazon profile (both purchased books and ones on your Wish List). Each book has a reading status and rating, which is populated from your Amazon profile if available. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more