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Top 10 Tattoo Conventions 2009

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Bring on the 2009 circuses of INK! Whether you are hoping to see, be seen, or rub inked elbows with the most coveted professionals in the tattoo industry, we’ve picked the top 10 tattoo conventions of 2009 to keep you covered all year long.

Singapore Tattoo Show: January 9-11, 2009

Location: Singapore Expo Exhibition

Contact Information: admin@tattoo.com.sg

Website: www.tattoo.com.sg

The first annual Singapore Tattoo Show will gather famed tattoo artists from around the world, including show ambassador Chris Garver of “Miami Ink.” The show is sponsored by the Singapore Tourism board and will feature tattoo contests, trade seminars and live performances. Event Partner is Utopia Studio owned by Kirby Lian who is also the shows mentor.

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The Organizers of the 1st Singapore Tattoo Show also run a lively facebook group: Tattoo Artistry which is open for all to join, visit http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=32140274011#/group.php?gid=32140274011

Miami Tattoo Expo: January 9-11, 2009

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center

Contact Information: info@miamitattooexpo.com

Website: http://www.miamitattooexpo.com

The 2009 Miami Tattoo Expo, formerly the Gold Coast Tattoo Expo, will include world-renowned tattoo artists, live tattooing and piercing demonstrations, seminars, custom cars and choppers, special guests and much more.

23rd Annual New York AM-JAM Tattoo Expo: January 23 – 25, 2009

Location: Holiday Inn – Syracuse/Liverpool (Exit 37) New York

Contact Information: 518.893.2273

Website: http://www.am-jam.com

Imagine three epic days of all things Ink. Expo features live music, special guest the “Lizard Man,” over 75 working artists and piercers, tattoo competitions including “Tattoo of the Day” awards, leather and jewelry vendors.

14th Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo: February 27-March 1, 2009

Location: Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

Contact Information: 517.540.6055

Website: http://www.eternaltattoos.com

Award-winning tattoo artists, tattoo competitions, trade seminars and vendors from throughout the nation will help celebrate the 14th year of this famous Expo in Detroit.

Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo: March 6-8, 2009

Location: Sydney Showground, Australia

Contact Information: mike@tattooexpo.com.au

Website: http://www.tattooexpo.com.au, http://www.myspace.com/sydneytattooexpo

The first annual Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo will feature over 100 international artists and body piercers, tattoo supplies, merchandise, 8 live bands, tattoo contests and a tattoo art-fusion project.

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IDC’s TOP 10 ICT Predictions 2008 – APAC to spend USD154billion – itsReal

Market analyst IDC predicts that the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) spending and growth for the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region fuelled largely by continued disruption with dynamic market changes driving new or more focused segmentation in vertical markets.


“In particular, government spending will accelerate due to digital inclusion and new digital demands from a more savvy population,” said Graeme Muller, Head of IDC’s Asia/Pacific Predictions Committee. “While governments will typically lead digital inclusion efforts, strong participation from ICT vendors is expected as part of their corporate social responsibility programs.”


IDC predicts the ICT market in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) to reach US$154 billion in 2008


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The Watch – TOP 10 virtual worlds in the news – Courtesy MVJ – itsReal

About MVJ…

The Metaverse Journal is a site devoted to bringing an Australian perspective to virtual worlds. Launched in November 2006, we believe that virtual worlds at the very least may bring a new approach to internet-based interaction, and we want to cover their evolution. Virtual worlds may provide some of society’s biggest opportunities and greatest challenges in coming years – it’s an area worth keeping informed about.

Lowell Cremorne – Editor in Chief

February, 2008

1. The Washington Post – Spies’ Battleground Turns Virtual. “U.S. intelligence officials are cautioning that popular Internet services that enable computer users to adopt cartoon-like personas in three-dimensional online spaces also are creating security vulnerabilities by opening novel ways for terrorists and criminals to move money, organize and conduct corporate espionage”.

2. CNN Money – Pointing The Way To New Web Worlds. “You can sling from one Web to another in business these days. The so-called Web 2.0 technologies that gave birth to consumer blogs, social networks and other ways to offer product advice are weaving their way into the corporate world”.

3. CNET – Teen virtual world goes Hollywood. “Habbo, a virtual world for teens, signed a deal with the William Morris Agency, one of Hollywood’s oldest and largest talent agencies. As part of the deal, WMA will promote its celebrity sports and entertainment clients within the digital world and help Habbo forge new promotional partnerships in Hollywood”.

4. ClickZ – MinyanLand Virtual World Aims to Teach Kids Finance. “Teaching kids financial responsibility can be fun and advertisers should come along for the ride, say the creators of MinyanLand, a virtual world for kids. Launched January 30, MinyanLand is the result of the National Council on Economic Education, financial infotainment company Minyanville and family site network Kaboose, coming together to try and educate children in grades three to six about the importance of financial responsibility and thrifty spending. Unlike several other virtual worlds targeting the kids market, including Disney’s Club Penguin, Minyanland does not require a subscription fee to participate, according to Kevin Wassong, president of Minyanville”.

5. ABC Science (Australia) – Bionic lens spies virtual world. “Engineers say they have combined a flexible contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights for the first time. The ‘bionic’ lens could give wearers a new look at the world by superimposing computerised images onto their natural view. Such virtual displays could be useful to drivers and pilots, who could have route, weather or vehicle status information overlaid onto their vision. Video game players could immerse themselves in a virtual world without restricting their range of motion”.

6. CNN – For online addicts, relationships float between real, virtual worlds. “Think of online video game addiction and what probably comes to mind is a socially awkward adolescent. But teens are not the only ones who get addicted. Consider Zach Elliott, who lives in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, is in his mid-40s, and plays Final Fantasy XI, an online role-playing game. About three years ago, he says, “there were people in my real life that sort of vanished into this game, and I followed them into it””.

7. FOX Business – Multiverse Unveils Virtual Times Square. “The Multiverse Network, Inc., the company building the leading network of 3D virtual worlds, today unveiled Virtual Times Square, a true-to-life digital recreation of one of the world’s most famous metropolitan environments”.

8. CIO.com – Companies Explore Virtual Worlds As Collaboration Tools. “For emergency responders working along Interstate 95, accidents aren’t a game; they’re a way of life (and death). So it seemed odd to a group of firefighters, cops and medics when researchers from the University of Maryland suggested it use a virtual world to collaborate on training for rollovers, multicar pileups and life-threatening injuries”.

9. TrainingZone.co.uk – View to a Kill: Training in Virtual Worlds. “Learning and training are likely to be the ‘killer application’ for computer-generated 3D worlds such as Second Life, delegates heard at the Learning Technologies event in London last week. Capgemini consultant Marco Tippmer made the claim during a session on the hype and realities of the latest training technology. We have been here before, he admitted, during the ‘virtual reality 1.0′ bust in the early 1990s, when lack of sufficient computing power undermined expectations surrounding touch-sensitive gloves and immersive 3D headsets”.

10. ZDNet UK – Nortel: Virtual worlds may replace the office. “Nortel Networks is looking to the next generation of employees to shape the workplace of tomorrow, and high on its agenda is exploring the role of Web 2.0 technologies and virtual worlds such as Linden Lab’s Second Life”.


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Top-10 Economic predictions for 2008 – Courtesy Global Insights – itsReal

Top-10 Economic Predictions for 2008….

From APLINK – Whilst China is mentioned sadly Global Insights is of the mindset that the economy is driven by the US, who agree’s with this, if you disagree

– Let me know why… add your comments below ?….is there room for a virtual economy ?

The U.S. economy is now in the danger zone. GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2007 (0.0%) and first half of 2008 (0.8% in the first quarter and 1.8% in the second quarter) is expected to be very weak. This will make the United States extremely vulnerable to another shock. Furthermore, it is unlikely that the rest of the world will be able to shrug off the expected sharp deceleration in spending by American households. Global Insight currently predicts that world growth will be 3.3% in 2008, compared with 3.7% this year. With the potential for housing crunches in some European economies and a post-Olympics slowdown (or even bust) in China, the risks for the global economy are now overwhelmingly on the downside.

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From APLINK – Whilst China is mentioned sadly Global Insights is of the mindset that the economy is driven by the US, who agree’s with this, if you disagree

– Let me know why… add your comments below ?….is there room for a virtual economy ?



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The Top 50 Marketing Blogs To Watch In 2008 – itsReal

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Here are the TOP 10 for the remaining visit: Evancarmichael.com

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<!– !–> 1) Search Engine Land
URL: http://searchengineland.com/
Editor: Danny SullivanSearch Engine Land brings you the latest information about all things search marketing. From SEM to optimization to how search engines work, Danny Sullivan and his team have it covered.

2) Search Engine Roundtable
URL: http://www.seroundtable.com/
Editor: Barry SchwartzA rotating roster of authors takes you through some of the most interesting and talked about threads in Search Engine Marketing forums. They scan the forums on a daily basis to bring out some of the most anticipated trends and topics dealing with search marketing.

3) SEOmoz Blog
URL: http://www.seomoz.org/blog
Editor: Rand FishkinBased out of Seattle , WA , SEOmoz staff brings you news, tips, and highlights from the Search Marketing industry. They cover everything from the players you need to know to technical issues to the events you should be at.

4) TopRank Online Marketing Blog
URL: http://www.toprankblog.com/
Editor: Lee OddenLee Odden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, a search marketing agency whose blog offers news, resources, and interviews on search marketing and online public relations.

5) JenSense
URL: http://www.jensense.com/
Editor: Jennifer SleggSEM consultant Jennifer Slegg gives you insider information for Google AdWords, AdSense and Yahoo Publisher Network. Her blog is also filled with interviews and case studies relating to SEM.

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<!– !–> 6) Pronet Advertising
URL: http://www.pronetadvertising.com/
Editor: Neil PatelA Californian of British origin, Neil Patel blogs about his personal experience with online marketing. He’ll even give you the inside scoop on the likes of Facebook and Youtube.

7) Copyblogger
URL: http://www.copyblogger.com/
Editor: Brian ClarkIt’s often overlooked, but Clark knows that effective copywriting skills can make the difference between an online marketing campaign that bombs or soars. He’s here to help you out.

8) Internet Marketing News
URL: http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/
Editor: Andy BealFrom breaking industry news stories to in-depth analyses of online marketing trends, Andy Beal has been blogging as the Marketing Pilgrim since 2005.

9) MarketingVOX
URL: http://www.marketingvox.com/
Editor: Angela NatividadGeared towards marketers and media professionals, MarketingVox highlights the latest industry trends and news. They go beyond segmentation and markets to look at the big picture of things.

10) B.L. Ochman’s Weblog
URL: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/
Editor: B.L. OchmanBlogger and social media consultant to Fortune 500 companies, B.L. Ochman is the woman behind the whatsnextblog, a blog that looks at online marketing strategy and social media trends.


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Top 10 Most underreported Humanitarian stories – itsReal

Every country in the world has people in poverty, people homeless and destitute, subjected to violence and deprivations that don’t end. None of it will stop until someone makes a difference. Who can that someone possibly be? ME or YOU.
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The 10 Most Underreported Stories

Displaced Fleeing War in Somalia Face Humanitarian Crisis

a 16-year conflict has resulted in some of the world’s worst health indicators, with an estimated life expectancy of 47 years
MSF increased its operations in 2007 and is now running projects in 10 out of the 11 regions of south and central Somalia.

Political and Economic Turmoil Sparks Health-Care Crisis in Zimbabwe

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Spreads As New Drugs Go Untested

Expanded Use of Nutrient Dense Ready-to-Use Foods Crucial for Reducing Childhood Malnutrition

Civilians Increasingly Under Fire in Sri Lankan Conflict

Conditions Worsen in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Living Precariously in Colombia’s Conflict Zones

Humanitarian Aid Restricted in Myanmar

Civilians Caught Between Armed Groups in Central African Republic

As Chechen Conflict Ebbs, Critical Humanitarian Needs Still Remain

the MSF teams also witness widespread needs for psychosocial care, caused by years of exposure to violence and displacement
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