Monday, December 23, 2013

Million Dollar Picasso Sold in Charity Raffle for $150

A million-dollar drawing by Pablo Picasso was snapped up on Wednesday by a 25 year-old American art lover at a online charity raffle for a mere 100 euros, $AU150.

Jeffrey Gonano said he had been looking for a picture to hang on his living room wall when he read a news article about "L'Homme au Gibus" ("Man with Opera Hat"), raffled by Sotheby's in Paris.

Despite the enormous value of his new acquisition, Mr Gonano has vowed not to sell the artwork, at least for the time being :: Read the full article »»»»

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kings Cross Brothel Owner Jennifer Weatherstone Given Light Sentence Over Child Prostitution

A Sydney brothel owner who prostituted a 14-year-old girl has been given a suspended jail sentence and a good behaviour bond. Jennifer Weatherstone, 50, was convicted of two counts of causing a child to participate in child prostitution in 2011.
The court heard the teenager, known as "Charlie", went to police on her first night working at the brothel after she was left to have unprotected sex with a "disgusting" 75-year-old man. She said she'd run away from home and claimed Weatherstone had offered her a job without asking her age.
Weatherstone, who owns the Sparkling Chandeliers brothel in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross, told the court she thought the girl looked least 19 and that she'd also found a Facebook page which listed the girls age as 24 :: Read the full article »»»»

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How Far Can Facebook Advertising Go? Would Google Put Up With These Tactics!?

Facebook has become a social media behemoth with an insane reach, more than a billion users around the planet, with the majority logging into the site several times daily it's hard to see how advertisers can go wrong. 

It isn't the ahre mass of users that Facebook push, it's the huge amount of data the company keeps on each user, advertisers are coaxed with the opportunity to target exactly the audience they want. 

Among mainstream advertisers, theres still a bunch of discussion on whether Facebook advertising is affective, deeper; does Facebook advertising simply generate leads, or does it drive direct sales? Clearly the argument isn't simple, 

Facebook offers advertisers several layers, from sponsored posts, full pages and mobile feeds to tradition button ads. And with multiple formats within its 10 categories, its offer is extensive. 

With such a long reach, a massive combination of placement options and metrics that are more measurable than almost any other platform, why wouldn't you advertise on Facebook? :: Read the full article »»»»

I first noticed this on December 2, 2013
...and there it was again the following day?
...seriously Facebook, is this ok?
even after opting out...

Monday, December 2, 2013

Paul Walker Killed in Car Accident

Actor Paul Walker, best known for his hit roles in The Fast and The Furious movie franchise, has been killed in a fiery car crash in California. The 40-year-old actor was a passenger in a Porsche that lost control and crashed in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, killing both occupants :: Read the full article »»»»

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