The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

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African Communalism versus Western Individualism: A false dichotomy

Humanist Association of Ghana

This post is the personal opinion of the author and may not reflect the views of the Humanist Association of Ghana.

Professor Osei’s presentation at the International Humanist Conference in Accra, 2012 entitled The Relevance of Secular Humanism to the Contemporary African Society asserted that the Western construct of Humanism is bringing excessive individualism to Africa in opposition to its traditional values of communalism. Professor Osei also said we need to think about the issue of LGBT rights within this context.

To find a distinctly African expression of humanism sounds like an attractive project, yet the assertion has also been bothering me. I have been pondering on these issues since that presentation and hope I may have found a resolution to the apparent conflict.

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NEW RESEARCH: More than half of the top 100 URLS are tracking you

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You’ve probably never heard of most of the 100 top URLs in world.

In fact, most users have no idea that they’ve even accessed most of the 89 domains the average user interacts with in a month.

A new F-Secure Labs study of the top 100 URLS accessed by customers all over the globe shows that of the world’s top URLs only 15% were accessed directly. The remaining 85% were accessed by other websites or software on the users PCs. Of the 85% accessed automatically, 10% come from ad-serving domains, 35% are ad-serving domains with tracking components and 19% are purely tracking domains.

This means that at least half of the URLs your browser accesses are not providing you any content. Instead, you are the content, providing anonymous marketers precious information about your interests, tastes and lifestyle.

“We are more honest with search engines than we are with our…

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How to Write Good – Tips For Bloggers on Blogging

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Griffinopolis’s article on “How to Blog Good” takes on one of my favorite subjects: how blogging is about writing and content not just about bells and whistles.

One thing that struck me about many of the articles I was reading is that, while very helpful, they were primarily concenred with the mechanics of blogging. This post will explore what I believe is the single most important aspect of any blog’s longevity and popularity, the content or what you actually write. You can go ahead and hang neat toys on your blog. You can go ahead an increase your blogs SEO, but if your blog is as interesting to read as a sixth grade history textbook then it’s all for naught. Pretty colors and cool toys mean nothing if you’re boring as hell. So, I’m gonna write a post about the eight steps to better blog content.

The post goes on…

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