Stop Facebook Freebooting

Every since Facebook start auto-playing video and priorities videos uploaded directly onto Facebook, there has been an increase in people who rip videos from YouTube and upload to their own Facebook page.

I’m disgusted by this. I’m sick and tired of seeing my favourite YouTuber’s video being ripped and uploaded to Facebook. This is a clear copyright violation. These unethical Facebook page owners are denying the YouTuber from the ad revenue they deserved. They don’t even credit the original content creator.

Facebook is not doing enough to stop this. The process to report copyright material is slow and there is no additional actions taken against repeat offenders.

I cannot say this better than Destin from SmarterEveryDay. Check out the video.

And since Facebook is not doing enough to stop Facebook Freebooting, we need to do something. If you see any video ripped from YouTube, do a screenshot, comment on the post and contact the original video creator. Let’s hope we can bring a stop to Facebook Freebooting.

And hey, if you haven’t subscribed to SmarterEveryDay on YouTube, you should do that now. One of the most educational and entertaining YouTube channel out there.

Fireworks at Jurong Spring

My neighbourhood had a fireworks display last Friday evening to celebrate the completion of a multi-storey carpark near the wet market plus completion of upgrading plus lunar new year bazaar opening plus pioneer generation appreciation dinner.

This is not the first time we had a fireworks display in the neighbourhood. We had one in 2013 for National Day Observance Ceremony. Nevertheless, it is still interesting to take photos of fireworks that is not at Marina Bay. Its a good change of location.

Well, the fireworks is nothing compared to NDP or New Year Eve fireworks. But it is still pretty good this time. I managed to find a good spot at the top floor of the newly completed multi-storey carpark. It was a great evening to shoot fireworks with wind blowing the smoke away from where I’m standing. Very happy with my photos.

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Sony Collects 11,700 Books for South African Children

As part of its annual South Africa Mobile Library Project, Sony announced that it has collected a total of 11,700 children’s books this year. The programme, started in 2008, is dedicated to help raise literacy levels for children living in South Africa.

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This year’s donation saw the participation of 10 schools here in Singapore, where students from Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), River Valley Primary School, and Saint Nicholas Girls’ School were not only placed in charge of the collection of books, but also had to learn how to efficiently sort out to books to cater to the different education levels over in South Africa.

In addition, this year’s project saw the introduction of new initiatives such as Book Review, where students could personalise their donated books with either a short summary or a personal message addressed to the book’s future readers.

The National Library Board also donated books this year as part of their continuous support towards the project’s cause.

The South Africa Mobile Library Project has to date collected more than 130,000 books through joint initiatives by Sony companies worldwide.

SAF50@Vivo

As part of SAF50 celebrations, the RSS Endurance will be calling at VivoCity from 12 to 15 February 2015.

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Take a tour onboard the Landing Ship Tank, RSS Endurance and take a ride out to see on the Fast Craft Utility (FUC). Tickets are up for balloting for all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Application closes on 1 Feb 2015. Apply now via desktop or mobile.

Visit Republic of Singapore Navy Facebook page for more info.

Singapore Motorshow 2015

The Singapore Motorshow 2015 is happening from now till Sunday, 18 January 2015 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 4. More than 150 vehicles showcased at the four day event including concepts from Lexus, Renault and Subaru.

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