Archive for August, 2009


Employers and Social Media

August 24, 2009


There have been numerous reports lately about employers checking up on employees or potential employees on Facebook, MySpace, and other forms of social media.  I do not have a problem with this in principle.  I am one who has always believed that you should be real wherever you are.  If the real you is a crazy, backbiting, vendetta-seeking drunk, it is going to catch up with you.

Being denied employment because someone found out ahead of time instead of firing you later might actually do you a favor.  It might just give a person the motivation he needs to get his life together.  What bothers me more than extreme cases like that is, in most instances, the information that people provide about themselves on Facebook and other social media sites is personal information.

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Ramadan Lectures

August 22, 2009

Ramadan Mubarak to all.

Here are some of the scholars and intellectuals speaking on the English Ramadan lecture circuit.  All of these are video and audio.

Hajj Hassanain Rajabali


Sheikh Jehad Ismail


These are being broadcast live and then the recordings will be uploaded to YouTube.

Sayyid Hossein Al-Qazwini


This will be broadcast live, and the recordings will be available on the YMA website.