FACEBOOK WAY OF DESTRUCTION CONTINUES
Elon Musk joins the numbers to quit Facebook
A tidal wave has befallen the once mighty Social Media giant.
The waves aren’t settling as yet for in my opinion one of the biggest offender of privacy laws in social media circles.
We have not seen the implications in full yet. Facebook stocks have crumbled, as users ditch the giant in large numbers.
Facebook s Zuck has not seen the end of the tidal spring as yet.
We have been outright negative about Facebook s policies on personal privacy laws.
The company has total disregard for users in general.
Zuck now has a dilemma on his hand that might prove difficult to deal with.
On the commercial side of things, we noticed that Facebook ad rates have dropped ( needless to say we aren’t interested ), a clear sign of sentiment of commercial users.
We still feel strong about Instagram, but Facebook is a no go.
There are better ways to spend your money.
GOOGLE NEWS AFRICASIAEURO
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Since we took the scenic picture in October last year, some sixty-four thousand visitors have reached us.
There are many pictures we shoot, but none has made it to the top, unlike the AFRICASIAEURO picture.
The scenic view of this place is really amazing.
Not for everyone to visit, I guess, but for those with endurance, yes.
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There are many miles to cover before you reach this historic spot.
In a mountainous area, covered in green Bamboo forest, history comes alive.
Song dynasties, Ming, and Qing dynasties, all have left their footprints here.
Lucky because of our artist friends, we were able to see the place again.
We want to see it in 10 years in a similar state, reminding us of the great past it witnessed.
BAROLO ITALY – PRIME WINE REGION
SOMETIMES I WONDER HOW SO MUCH BEAUTY IS POSSIBLE
Take Italy. Beautiful, hot summers in Piedmont region. Swinging landscape, lots of sunlight, Etruscan hills, and volcanic mountains. Prime conditions for a first class wine.
In stark contrast to this one will see Barolo s – and as such – Piedmont s winters.
A few miles really further to the West one will enter the massive Alpine region with the city of Cuneo providing a glimpse to the snow-capped peaks in winter.
A marvel of beauty to watch. Snow, ice, cold temperatures – death sentence to any regular grapevine. Yet, mysteriously, here, it creates a special blend between the hills.
The hills are of spectacular scenery. We shot hundreds of pictures, but only a few have been posted so far.
Three days after the shoot on November 17, 2017, and after crossing its mountain range at roughly 2200 m altitude via Col de Tende, snow covered the mountains.
Snow is nothing new to me – coming from a snow country like Austria – yet here – in the South of France I was thinking with shivers about the snow.
There was a good reason for this. The roads leading up to the Col de Tende – mountain pass between Italy and France – were narrow, winding – and risky to drive even in summer.
Never the less we made it just before the heavy snowfall that engulfed Piemonte in November. So much surprised was I when an Instagram friend posted her snow pictures from LIMONE ( up against the mountains, and famous ski resort ), a few days later after our crossing.
The scenery is breathtaking – to say the least. If not for the wine – a bottle can set you back 40-100 Euros – you should enjoy the beauty of the landscape at least.
I consider – apart from Tuscany – this to be the prime area for wines – globally. Perhaps with the exception of a good Corbieres, or a Cote d’Or from the region of St Saphorin. Then again, it will depend on one s taste mainly.
So, with the last shot from Col de Tende we are leaving this for today.
FB REAPS WHAT IT SOWS
The persistent offender of privacy rules
FB is reaping what it sows
Since the beginning of 2015, a noticeable drop in the use of this once popular social media giant has been registered – globally.
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It comes as no surprise, for FB has never paid much attention to their user’s concerns and interests.
It was more like a dictatorship where one has to follow rules – or else find himself culled by FB.
We have frequently commented on FB s latest sequence and actions, including their ‘ Algorithms ‘ funny laws regarding what they call ‘ Privacy rules ‘, and whatever seems fit for their liking.
Bundled by rules and claims FB is committing assault on privacy laws.
They have a total disregard for one’s property rights.
They keep your pictures, your data as if it was their divine right.
By now everyone has noticed the continuous breaches against their users.
In the latest stats lies the answer of the user. FB is on the way down – and nothing will stop it.
You want to wish your aunt good night – FB might be your choice.
For higher purpose – there are other services to cater to your requests.
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AFRICASIAEURO PRECIOUS ART
It matters little to the artist who produced these wonderful pieces of art.
His work is more a perfection of his soul, a continuous zest to express his own feelings and inner soul.
For what I have learned in three decades of art dealings, the artist in his humbleness is not after worldly goods.
His life is simple, tucked away in a tiny workshop, surrounded by lush green, or forests, he is one with his work.
It may take 5 years to accomplish his best masterpiece, or it may never be accomplished. In some cases the artist succumbs before the work he has started has been completed.
In all cases of artists, I noticed another thing: he likes the company of close friends, people who understand and value his work.
This may be the easy part to understand. Yet the solitude he finds himself in can be tantalizing.
In Cities around the world, we may find beautiful works of art, yet the one that created it has long gone.
He or she produced an item that will outlive him for many years, sometimes hundreds, or even thousands of years.
One of the most beautiful arts in the art to craft porcelain. And this is what I want to focus on.
Together with friends and most valued artists, I honor the beauty of their creations. And visit the most distant workshops, their hidden places of manufacture.
I enjoy it, and when I pick up a piece I also pick up a little of the artist soul and sadness.
He needs to live, and only for this reason, we are able to gather some of his works. And it always is a sign of respect to hand over the money to him – or her, to let her know how much you appreciate their work.
Art is us.
Our whole concept is built on this important phenomena.
Enjoy what you are about to see.