Sunday, May 2, 2010

Social Networking

Social Networking is very important in todays society, it allows us to do things and communicate with more people on a daily basis, and mostly everyone takes part in social networking in some form or fashion. Social Networking is very beneficial.

Of course the most popular social networking site today is Facebook. Almost all of my friends and basically everyone that I know is on Facebook. Personally I am not on Facebook but just because I am not subscribed to it doesn't mean that i don't use it or know how. But my favorite of all the Social Networking sites would have to be Skype because you can instant message and video chat and the video chat is like the coolest thing ever because no matter where you are or where the person is you want to chat with you can video chat with them and see them so its kind of like you are talking to them in person. Also MySpace is a pretty large social networking site because before Facebook everyone used to be on MySpace and just to show an example of how these sites can be helpful I found one of my cousins on MySpace almost two years ago that at that point and time I had not talked to for like five or six years.

Also just some interesting stats that I found on the internet is that on November 3, 2008, the day before the Unites States Presidential Election, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama had 2,379,102 Facebook supporters while Republican candidate John McCain had 620,359 and Barack Obama had 833,161 MySpace friends and John McCain had 217,811 friends. As you can see Social Networking is very important and it allows you an opportunity to promote yourself.

Los Angeles Lakers: It's All Good in Hollywood.

It's all good in Hollywood. After a highly contested series against Kevin Durant and the young and rising Oklahoma City Thunder the Los Angeles Lakers opened up the second round with a win over Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz.

The Lakers closed out the Thunder Friday night with a 95 to 94 victory over them in Oklahoma City. Most people figured that this series would go the full seven games but me being a Laker fan I didn't expect it to go seven games but I was kind of concerned with the Thunder because they are young and athletic and presented many problems for the Lakers. I was telling many of those who thought the Lakers were going to lose to the Thunder that the Lakers did the same thing last year on their road to a championship when the Houston Rockets took them to a game seven in LA without their two superstars Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady, so no worries on my end. The Thunder will have their time to advance further in the playoffs but right now it is the Lakers time to shine and keep on advancing throughout the playoffs.

The Lakers opened up a series today against the Utah Jazz. I expect them to beat the Jazz in five games and move on the the Western Conference Finals and face the winner of the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns in which i expect the Suns to win that series in seven games. The Lakers had a convincing lead over the Jazz but they let their guard down for a while and let the Jazz claw all the way back to take a lead in the 4th quarter. But the Lakers closed the game on a 15 t0 6 run to win the game 104-99. As long as we have Kobe Bryant under contract it is all good in Hollywood and by the way he just signed an extension for three more years worth somewhere around eighty million dollars.