Category Archives: Information Sharing


The best way to be is free. Don’t care. Write creative lives–(Horiwood on Facebook fears as a agency of world governments’ fears to ‘not know everything.)

Artwork today from the Hollywood hood as people question the user experience of Facebook communities and what is occurring within information going into this think tank of words [IP] networking [connect the dots linking mapping] and messages appearing at the sides of users Facebook pages.

And because this artist is drawing of all Hollywood’s attention to this fact (maybe true, maybe not) in this graffiti? post it art–let’s not even discuss what is occurring within the mobile telephony information sharing game either.

Mark and his buds could be totally innocent. This is just an artist’s impression and free expression. But you know, Wikileaks culture these days and all, it’s not hard to look innocent when leaking information. It’s all too easy. Just use a third party, right? In New Zealand, our peoples words, thoughts IP are viewed as cultural taonga that cannot be shared, sold etc by anyone. It’s written in law that our taonga remains with these people. I hope Facebook knows that? And were informed of this.

This artwork is a reminder that we must live our lives like their is no privacy. I’m fine with that. Are you?

This pic worth sharing today as inspiration to write exciting lives online and within states ‘wireless’ freedom. We’re so blessed here in the USA! China too with internet 3 x faster than what we have here in America.

The solution perhaps… is to spend more time on a blog, than Facebook, for this artist plastering this stuff all over telephone boxes. It’s totally spy culture paranoia. A common trend people are feeling more and more.

The trend rests on the premise, that no one wants to miss out on an invite to others fun. Governments are the worst for this. Invites are always more polite and better!  :)

I like to think that Mark did this poster himself, for a laugh. Now that is the best possible light to see it in.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.5.11~



This beautiful view of Jones @ Sunset on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood is just one of the many reasons why you should visit California.

So pretty. This photograph is real, non photoshopped, required zero amount of money to photograph and is free to share, with whoever you like in the science of information sharing online.

Visit California. Enjoy such views. Sunsets of California are some of the biggest and brightest stars in America as entertaining breath taking views. Peace.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.30.11~



Wired founder Kevin Kelly shares his favored 6 verbs that will define the next 20 years of being wired to each other online in a connected world.

At the moment Kevin is doing Tech News with an Alien Chaos visual overlay on his website wired. The above pic, denotes his tastes.

Inventor’s create a new order as a ‘guru’ because they invent new words basically. Here’s Kelly’s take on what he favors as being the words he wants to reside over in the IT worlds expansion in the next two decades. Kelly’s six verbs are:

  • Sharing — While most people think of this right now as the top level social ideas, “we’ve just begun this process,” Kelly notes. The self-tracking of everything we do is now coming into play, he notes. This includes location, realtime pictures and videos, etc.
  • Screening — Kelly notes that whereas there used to be just the television screen and then the computer screen, now screens are everywhere. And increasingly, everything will be a screen — all surface. There will be a “one screen for all,” Kelly says.
  • Interacting — Right now, interaction is limited mainly to our fingertips, Kelly says. But the iPad is changing that — it’s about using more of your body now. And going forward, things like gestures, voice, cameras, and other things in our technology will transform the way we interact with everything. And yes, he brought up Minority Report.
  • Flowing — “We’re now into a new metaphor for the web,” Kelly says noting that we started with the desktop on computers, then pages for the web. Now the realtime stream connected to the web is the thing.
  • Accessing — We’re moving to a world where it’s about accessing information and media and not owning it. We see this now with the rise of Netflix, but soon that will fully hit the music space too.
  • Generating — “The Internet is the world’s largest copy machine,” Kelly says. Going forward, there will be an importance placed on things that cannot be easily copied. A key to this is an easy way to pay and content that is hard to copy. Immediacy is a key — if you want something right now versus when it can be copied. Personalization is another key, he says.

Riveting stuff. US glued to one screen is how Kelly sees us in the world. Isn’t that the way the world is already? And I have to admit, if I share any more with the world on the level dear Kelly describes, I’ll scream. Won’t you?! ;)

My favorite word is flowing. Water flows. Electricity flows into laptops and appliances. Oil flows. Ideas flow. Knowledge flows. Flow is a good word. He’s winning with that one. If the future is about flows. Who owns the containers of the flows – is King. Yet another reason why every single nation on earth needs to develop our own IT flows. Then we can truly share equitably and on a humane level that’s fair. I like Kelly’s thoughts. He’s a good bloke.

MG Siegler wrote the bulk of this report. Thanks MG.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.30.11~



Recently a friend sent me a link to the book review by Ben Brothke on the much talked about book in Hollywood, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking, penned by Christopher Hadnagy and published by Wiley.

Hollywood is divided into two tribes of filmmakers. There’s those that unpicked social engineering by offering views of living different than what we may perceive to be good living. Avatar‘s green planet conservation film text over destroying the earth in war, was one such powerful moment. Or, on the other hand, Hollywood too can be involved in filmmaking to program people with texts of new trends (sometimes propanda – all cinemas do this to varying degrees with view points offered) embedded in films to help social engineering people along the lines of new orders of power, or, prescribing the ‘new norms’ of social behavior.

For these two reasons, I’ll give you some snippets of Ben’s review on the topic of social engineering (people hackers) as a courtesy to the friend who shared the link. Here we go.

A person’s brain (or mind) can be hacked like a computer. Christopher Hadnagy describes social engineering as being like a science of manipulation of humans. He writes  ‘tools are an important aspect of social engineering, but they do not make the social engineer. A tool alone is useless; but the knowledge of how to leverage and utilize that tool is invaluable.’

Studies on how people have been hacked reveal two important books before Hadnagy’s. These Kevin Mitnick’s The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security and The Art of Intrusion: The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders and Deceivers.

Hadnagy advances the social engineering (observational science of the process) by detailing how attacks take place. He writes, the social engineer needs to use a formal context for the attack.

Information gathering is the game. (We saw this in wikileaks for example with a global scandal in foreign affairs ‘secrets’ being spilled to other nations). Brothke writes ‘Social engineering is often misportrayed as the art of asking a question or two and then gaining root access. In chapter 3 on elicitation, the author details the reality of the requirements on how to carefully and cautiously elicit information from the target. Elicitation is not something for the social engineer alone, even the US Department of Homeland Security has a pamphlet (Pdf) that is used to assist agents with elicitation.

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“The traditional intelligence community is absolutely biased toward classified information,” said Lt. Col. Reid Sawyer, an Army intelligence officer and head of West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center. “I think that open source provides a critical lens into understanding the world around us in a much more dynamic way than traditional intelligence sources can provide.”

In a story where the US security industries realize that they missed the Arab uprising because they weren’t reading google trends, they now say Google is a part of modern Intelligence mapping.

What this means is… perhaps Google and Facebook, Twitter, Youtube owners are now required to give this information to US Intelligence, though the story doesn’t say that. Not a bad idea to read Google trends. All bloggers do. Most financially aware people do too.

Read NPR’s story here.

Did I mention that Harry Houdini is a trending Hollywood film topic in the works. Go here to read up. :) Should Daniel Radcliffe play Harry? Why not! As a young superstar Daniel thinks of metals, all people, teenagers welfare as well as doing live theater and delivering big time at the Hollywood box office. Give this lad the role.

[Photo of Daniel Radcliffe's Magazine cover from ICYDK blog archives]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.24.11~



WASHINGTON – Bill Keller, executive editor of the venerable New York Times, and Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, exchanged blows on Thursday in a highly public spat.

In a column for the Times magazine, Keller called Huffington the “queen of aggregation.” That’s a polite word for vampire/ thief in media circles.

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Charlie Sheen is holding market share in twitter and Google trends, and one site drawing in Sheen searches is owned by a Microsoft employee.

One website owner who set up a Chaarlie Sheen fan club says that 48 hours after Sheen was sacked from his stint for Warner Bros that he’s still trending well on his website.

“On average I was getting about 10,000 pings a month, now it’s about 5,000 pings a day,” says Microsoft employee Emmanuel Athans who also owns the Charlie S website.

Athans says he bought the url in October of 2007.

The site features a classy black and white image of Charlie Sheen with a “I [heart] Charlie” decal. American loves its bad boys. Period. What more can be said about this. :)

Perhaps Sheen should just start his own Cable TV channel is what these trends are indicating. Something like Adult Swim, with plenty of cartoon comedies, with reruns of Married With Children and similar shows like that. Moguls have been created in the world under worser circumstances than Sheen’s current messy press of late and his pink slip exit from a show he didn’t want to be on any more.

In all of this, let’s hope THE DUDE is okay. Fame means nothing. Longevity is more.

Sadly, rocker Michael Starr was reported dead today, aged 44. Like Sheen Michael has battled drug addiction, yet it got him before his time to go. There’s a lesson in that for Sheen fans perhaps and us all.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.9.11~




Community Marketing is all the rage. If you want to be connected to community and you’re a trusted name in America, then a scribe writing a book about your life, combined with coffee distribution in America in a closed community digital network, is the way to keep leading. Here’s an example of this in the form of a press release that Starbucks Digital Network is running, currently. Clever marketing.

Nancy F. Koehn writes in a review of a book she’s penned about Oprah Winfrey being a model citizen who leads well: “A leader’s assets include head, heart, and power. Heart tops all.

By identifying with others, the best leaders inspire and strengthen people. Oprah Winfrey is such a leader. In her 55 years of soaring from obscurity to global icon, she has turned self-awareness and emotional intelligence into vast empathy, tripling her success as a talk show host, film star, humanitarian, and force of nature. Her secret is quite public: Oprah leads from the heart.

She was born out of wedlock in 1954. The place was Kosciusko, a mid-Mississippi town of about 7,000 people with modest incomes. For reasons no longer clear, the place was named after Thaddeusz Kosciuszko, a Polish patriot who fought in the American Revolution.

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Did someone want to see teen love in the form of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez kissing? Yeah, most of you did.

I can’t believe I’m posting this. It’s like blogging peda-porn snog pics and I never signed up for this!!!! My true American story!

Lol…. Anyway, here we go! Teen puppy love the Canada-Disney way looks like the above pic via Celebuzz. Very sweet teen friends. And Natalie Portman in a woolen hat doing a romance show, isn’t bad either. Romance is big! Commitment in love is the timeless trend returning to Hollywood for Young America. I like it.

Here’s some hot topics on your warped and twisted minds. ;) Let’s roll! From inside the Horiwood hat, here’s what search engines are driving this way. I am so Z-listed! But thanks Google!!!

selena gomez and justin bieber
megan fox
lady gaga’s boyfriend
ryan seacrest julianne hough
levi johnston
adam frankel
the jackson siblings
natalie portman
adrien brody halle berry
lena horne quotes
ryan reynolds
joshua leifer poem
angel in
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SEO just got tougher. Google says that it is changing the secret formula it uses to rank Web pages as the company which handles nearly 2/3rds of world’s Web searches struggles to fight websites that have been able to game its system.

Okay, that’s coming from a company whose being looked at for running competitions that collect kids Social Security numbers.

Fair enough though. Google has to stay competitive too. Perhaps it’s a good time to be more Chinese language and Arabic language inclusive in the way Google’s formulas rank web pages as well. Just a thought.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.26.11~

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When peace came, I saw our youth, inside a multicultural womb… there happened you – A fragrance dancing ‘gainst a new… [You were] frightened innocence of beauty…And we were blessed by starting fresh. In rhythms of pervading warmth; Serenity.–selected poetic streams of consciousness via Mark R Slaughter.

Here’s ten blog posts via Hollywood we’re sharing as light hearted distraction here in Hollywood.

1. Justin Bieber (who else?) talks Health Care via Rolling Stone Magazine

2. Whanaungatanga or ‘Ohana gets a mention via Jennifer Aniston

3. Hone Tuwhare’s poetry is so ‘world hot’ it hurts to read

4. Friends with Kids movies news – Jon Hamm & Megan Fox have the best minders

5. Flags by Brooke Fraser is a very pretty song

6. Madison Wisconsin goes out in sympathy for Bahrain. No. But it looks that way

7. By ‘democratic’ American voting – Twitter’s Best Sports Peeps 2010

8. Button Hat fashion references by Kelly Rowlands

9. Maori as Super Heroes of Taiaha Art – indicate a film franchise should happen

10. Bullets of Bahrain – a Not Funny post happening right now!

Heartbeat Karakia for the World – 2.19.11

for Bahrain, Libya, Egypt – may Love be our language.

World may your heart be free: protected in the bonds of brotherhood’s liberty. We have our fears too, yet our eyes see between the showers of movie-set like bullets of reality beneath humanity’s tree. The beating of your blood acts as the shared witness of our life’s sap in rhythm. You are courageous light moving in flight. Redeeming a future anew. Mauri ‘Ola.

~Photo – New York Times. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.19.11~



Power in an age of media and social media, is simply who is fed the best knowledge first. What is needed as a balance is true spiritual power and people who possess it, (super) naturally.

The Hollywood Reporter has an exciting story today for Kiefer Sutherland 24 fans waiting for Kiefer to return to the small screen.

The story as guest commentary, reads like this: “Kiefer Sutherland, who starred for eight seasons on Fox’s 24, might be reuniting with the network. The actor is in preliminary talks to play the lead role in Touch, a drama pilot from Heroes creator Tim Kring, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment, centers on a father who discovers that his mute, autistic son can actually predict events before they happen. Sutherland would play the father.

Touch, developed as a spec script, marks Kring’s first pilot script since Heroes, which debuted on NBC in 2006. He is executive producing with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.

Sutherland is still in early negotiations.”

There’s a lot going on with spiritual ideas in the world. People who can predict the future are basically called prophets. Hollywood thinks the world needs more prophets. Noted. Prophets have an ability to see with the eyes of their spirit, as well as sense things spiritually too. They don’t need tarot cards or astrology charts to do this. Their unction comes from within like a spiritual compass, that’s God given.

In an age of artificial intelligence (ie – internet fed knowledge collection, aggregation of trending key words around the globe and manipulation of this data – appearing as all knowing knowledge via the mouth of one person, key players or a spokesperson of a firm, or corporate entity, especially via certain pop stars) spiritual communication is a good balancer. Love the show concept. It will fly, if done right. Hot.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.17.11~



A budget battle is certainly cheaper news-creating fodder than an Afghani war show. That is THIS YEAR’S White House agenda, I see.

Today on the cover of the Wall Street Journal (my favorite newspaper at the minute, sorry Los Angeles Times!), Budget Battle Lines are Drawn takes top billing on the front page of The Wall Street Journal to keep America’s masses distracted and amused. Mushrooming health and retirement programs are listed as being the big killer, of Obama’s budget plans being more successful.

Obama’s goverment is said to “offer tax increases and spending cuts, but avoids big fiscal issues.” Riveting stuff to be fought over via Washington DC, apparently.

In addition, every nation of the world is supposed to have a revolution of culture right now. Like Iran, is supposed to follow Egypt’s wake of revolution and overthrow their government’s system of rule – and go for Twitter, Facebook, Google (internet) Apple culture as well – the promise of democracy and freedom. That also makes the front page. The central star that all news is revolving around, appears to be OIL. 

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One single drop of rain
Your salty tear became blue ocean
One tiny grain of sand turning in your hand
A world in motion
You’re out beyond the furthest Morning Star
Close enough to hold me in Your arms
Adonai, I lift up my heart and I cry
My Adonai
You’re Maker of each moment
Father of my hope and freedom
Oh, my Adonai
One timid faithful knock
Resounds upon the Rock of Ages
One trembling heart and soul
Becomes a servant bold and courageous
You call across the mountains and the seas
I answer from the deepest part of me
Adonai, I lift up my heart and I cry
My Adonai
You are Maker of each moment
Father of my hope and freedom
Oh, my Adonai
Oh, From age to age you reign in Majesty
And today You’re making miracles in me
Adonai! I lift up my heart and I cry
My Adonai You are Maker of each moment
Father of my hope and freedom
Oh, my Adonai

[Well worth sharing from Hollywood at this new dawn of Egypt's 'freedom forward' momentum. Complete with piercings pop art for Young Hollywood Young Egypt types today. Same thing really if you look at celebrity news this weekend. This girl, looks like my niece. ]

~Pretty poetry via Sing 365.Com today. Hollywood California USA. 2.12.11 as a part of the West Hollywood – What’s in a Rainbow Pop Art series of blog posts. Water is in a rainbow, apparently!~



“For the world will fade away.

Still my song to You remains.

Only You will I adore…”

[Image - Mediterranean Ocean, Enric Adrian Grener]

~Psalmist’s Poetry ~ Adonai lyrics. Hollywood. 2.11.11~



“You give your life and invariably they leave you with nothing. Young girl ain’t got no chances. No roots to keep her strong. She’s shed all pretenses. That someday she’ll belong.. She will find her place in the sun”–Tracey Chapman provides poetic political-music commentary with She’s Got Her Ticket below WSJ’s financial news.

This photograph of Bibi Aisha,18, who had her ears and nose cut off after she balked at an arranged marriage in Afghanistan has picked up top honors at the 2010 World Press Photo of The Year Awards. Such a harrowing image of a beautiful young lass, with her visage altered by laws not serving her young life well.

Photographed by Jodi Bieber the image that alerted us to real human rights needs in the world was originally Time Magazine’s controversial cover in August. Poor Bibi!

In local views, a Hollywood minute is always so fickle. It’s like a week read in tabloids, but all the celebrity story line cards are shuffled. Your votes at any given hour, best reflect a Hollywood reality. That’s why I love our 10 Hot Posts Right Now section. Your choices, your authoring via popular blog hits taken from people from 50 nations of the world.

Here’s that picture with ten choices. Eclectic as ever!

1. Saris worn as colorful tattoos amongst Indian women

2. Video – Lady Gaga‘s interview with Anderson Cooper

3. TMZ always gets the best exclusives

4. 10 Hot Posts right now

5. Vincent Cassel & Mila Kunis for Natalie Portman‘s Oscar chances

6. What a guy! Richard Chandler is a model citizen

7. FX Men: First Class trailer, German Bull dykes and echinacea chats

8. Egypt crises – Wael Ghonim ‘vs’ Hosni Mubarak – switching billionaires spokespeeps

9. Haka Patu! A filmmakers tohu for Joanna Paul

10. Deutsche Borse and the NY Stock Exchange situation

In world news and financial watch news via the Wall Street Journal, here’s what’s on Wall Street Culture’s radar today:

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.11.11~



Maori proverb – Whaia te iti kahurangi ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei. Search for great mountains. If one has to bow, let it be to a lofty mountain –Rotorua Boys High School motto.

According to my calculations via the Jewish calendar, we are fast approaching the 2.95 million milestone on Horiwood.Com.

Okay, I was joking about the Jewish calendar calculations, but blog stat calculations reveal that at midnight tonight Hollywood’s first website created by a Maori-Kiwi, will hit the 2.95 million benchmark.

We’ve got their together – thanks for your loyalty as a blog audience and making it happen. Kia Ora! :)

[Photography credit - Climbers at Syme Hut, Fanthams Peak, and Alpenglow at Dawn on Mt Taranaki, Taranaki, Te Ika a Maui - North Island, Aotearoa New Zealand - aerial by David Wall]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.9.11~



What do President Obama, Elvis, Justin Bieber, pubescent teen girls hormones and Donald Trump have in common with a cartoonized hairstyle? Nothing actually, except a single magazine cover and one magazine editors thoughts when it comes to cartoonizing a bunch of trending names. All names mentioned are actors of American entertainment or history’s pop cultural pages.

EXTERIOR/ HOLLYWOOD CAFE/ DAY – The actors act out a script at Starbucks in West Hollywood. He’s intense, she plays the misunderstood lover. Every now and again while delivering their lines, they gesture dramatically with their hands while looking around. You never know, if acting out in public, you just might get discovered. You never know whose having coffee. Directors and casting agents need their coffee too. For belief in their dream, they’re cute.

Alrighty then, Facebook shares you’ve selected from Horiwood.Com to share as social media give a snapshot of as looking kinda like this list. Here’s ten in this moment we’re sharing as culture from Hollywood.

1. What Egypt means - Political leaders making billions while in office

2. Country hotties know how to stay in shape

3. Hollywood’s Top 40 Box Office earning stars of cinema 2011

4. For Ezra‘s generation – Key @ Site Ramses II with Isaiah‘s poetic words

5. Social Media, Hollywood News & You – 1.15.11

6. Maori musical expression in music via Te Piranga – live theater

7. Model billionaire citizen – Christopher Chandler

8. The sweetness of Superbowl DivasFergie defends Christina Arguilera

9. Celebrity news wrap up via The Hollywood Hood – a day in Feb 2011

10. Yes. I really really am a Facebook friend of Alison Stewart

True Fact – In New Zealand, ‘I grew up’ reading my friends copies of Mad Magazine. This from MAD’s Editor-in-chief: on a Justin Bieber-Google choice of popularity (Zeitgeist) magazine cover. Subtext being, just do what Google tells you is popular. If you cover who Google recommends, then as a magazine editor the chances are you’ll make money – hence this magazine cover above.

The ed’s comments are: “That was probably the highlight of his career and being on the cover of MAD is the lowlight. We like to do what we call Zeitgeist covers. When we found that his movie was debuting just about the same time we would be coming with the issue, we knew he’d be all over the place. He’ll hate it and buy every copy, and it will be a sellout. Or, conversely, Bieber won’t even notice and we’ll probably sell three copies of the issue. Every time we put one of these young teen stars on the covers — this goes back to New Kids on the Block — we do get a ton of mail from prepubescent girls. The weird thing is I happened to be looking through old issues and we did a piece on Elvis, too. So that must be hardwired into the DNA of prepubescent girls. When somebody attacks, they do the same. The magazine has changed quite a bit. We take ads, which was a trade-off for the color. Certainly the humor has been ramped up as society has been ramped up. MAD just reflects the signs of the times. It’s a great time because there’re so many whack jobs for us to go after. The lunatic fringe is alive and well from the right to the left. There’s never a shortage of material.”

To make a difference to one in six teens in the world, who don’t yet have access to clean drinking water, let alone a Justin Bieber/ Dianne Warren penned song hit, go here to Charity Water to . We Are The World. Let’s do it.

[Justin Bieber is depicted here with the lovely Selena Gomez courtesy of Celebuzz]. Some bloggers and media outlets who do not live in Hollywood like I do, but who cover Hollywood story lines too and political story lines as well are: USA TodayVanity FairWall Street JournalWashington IndependentWashington TimesWashington Post; ;  Read the rest of this entry »



Story boarding Democracy – “If democracy in an internet age is preferred in a Mid-East nation. How do you show it ‘unfolding’ … in pictures?”–Horiwood on Egypt.

In the left corner we have Hosni Mubarak, a man with billions in his personal bank account he’s amassed while he has had a career in politics as Egypt’s leader for 30 years. Hosni has approximately a billion dollars for every year he’s been President. That’s not a bad job.

In the right corner we have Wael Ghonim, 30, a spokesperson in the Mid-East for American billionaires, Bill and Melinda Gates. We like the last two names. We do not like Hosni’s name as we’ve been reading it in the press.  Wael has had a career being paid to talk about Google’s virtues in the Mid-East. He sells google into the Mid-East. Bill and Melinda pay Wael to do that for them.

Talk of freedom through information sharing (accessible under any topic via Google and the internet) is Wael’s no.1 sales rhetoric as Google’s mid-east salesman in charge of marketing. It gets better. More billionaires are involved in Wael’s story. Wael also ‘s progress reports to his friends. Meaning, he’s also an advertisement for Mark Zuckerberg and Co. Zuckerberg a member of Gates and Warren Buffet‘s newly formed Giving Pledge Trust.

In a way, Wael works for people who all sit at the same table. He works for some of the world’s Top 200 richest people in the world. He’s their new face as a Mid-East hero, leading an online tech revolution carrying the wings of ‘democracy.’ Democracy defined as information Google deems and ranks as being list-worthy under any topic on its search engines first two pages (stats show that 80% of people using a search engine, rarely scroll pass page 1 or 2 when searching Google). Therefore what Google lists ‘organically’ in the first 20 search results has a lot of power as ‘truth’ in the information sharing game – a symbol of ‘democracy’ in a modern digital, computer and mobile telephony driven age. Gates and Zuckerberg are two key players in this billionaire’s game of the Top 200 richest people in the world.

Ironically Hosni is in this numbered club too. They kind of all know each other. Billionaires leading and influencing the world in different ways. This month, Hosni is ‘the bad boy’ of the billionaire’s classroom. Not everyone can be ‘good’ as that would be a very boring club. Is Hosni playing the villain Joker to Gates’ Robin (Wael). I live in Hollywood. We still like Heath Ledger who plaid the Joker in the very successful film, The Dark Knight. And Heath is dead. Hosni will survive this revolution. Egypt will be aligned more with the US. They are being trained to go to the US for information sources to be fed knowledge, with Hosni acting as the villain guide of Arab nations introducing a Mid-East friendly youthful face as a hero, like Wael Ghonim.

These are the background factors to this story as reported by The Associated Press. It reads as follows: “CAIRO — A young leader of Egypt’s anti-government protesters, newly released from detention, joined a massive crowd in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the first time Tuesday and was greeted with cheers, whistling and thunderous applause when he declared: “We will not abandon our demand and that is the departure of the regime.”

Many in the crowd said they were inspired by Wael Ghonim, the 30-year-old Google Inc. marketing manager who was a key organizer of the online campaign that sparked the first protest on Jan. 25 to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Straight from his release from 12 days of detention, Ghonim gave an emotionally charged television interview Monday night where he sobbed over those who have been killed in two weeks of clashes.

He arrived in the square when it was packed shoulder-to-shoulder, a crowd comparable in size to the biggest demonstration so far that drew a quarter-million people. He spoke softly and briefly to the huge crowd from a stage and began by offering his condolences to the families of those killed.

“I’m not a hero but those who were martyred are the heroes,” he said, breaking into a chant of “Mubarak leave, leave.” When he finished, the crowd erupted in cheering, whistling and deafening applause.

Ghonim has emerged as a rallying point for protesters, who reject a group of traditional Egyptian opposition groups that have met with the government amid the most sweeping concessions the regime has made in its three decades in power.

Read more from AP here & Zedo Max.

One things for sure Wael Ghonim has an interesting job. Taking a lead from his beaming smile, Wael looks like he’s enjoying his job with an increased profile to date. Appearing in front of 250,000 Egyptian people assembled in one place publicly (demonstrations are popular these days. Jon Stewart and Steve Colbert‘s American led rallies reflect this tradition too. Heck in New Zealand we’ll roll out for beaches and hobbits in public demonstration form, we’re not adverse to a rally) and being beamed out to the world during this time of political unrest in Egypt, is certainly much better for Wael in doing his job – than visiting this office in Cairo. It’s nice to see Wael get a bit of a hand up, from the powers that be, to do his job.

Know what I’m sayin? That office looks awful to go to work at. :)

[Music by James Taylor and Shower The People]

~Photographs courtesy of the Associated Press and friends. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.8.11~



What lies beneath a veil of Mid-East political activism? as an agent of world domination, that’s what!

Have you heard of Wael Ghonim yet?

He’s America’s main man in ‘shaping Egypt’s culture of revoloution’ – using the internet’s lure to the Mid-East as the bait. The Wall Street Journal celebrated the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl football win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, with a Google-Egypt scandal as their front page news today.

Perhaps because AOL has merged with the Huffington Post, the WSJ deemed this Google story to be front page news worthy. The story goes a little like this – Google Executive Emerges as Key Figure in Revolt: “More than a week after his mysterious disappearance in Egypt, Google executive and political activist Wael Ghonim will be released from government detention on Monday, according to his family and a prominent businessman.

“During his disappearance, Mr. Ghonim, a father of two who is in his 30s, emerged as a central symbol of the antigovernment protests, cast as the face of a movement and hero in the cause of democracy. Protest organizers in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square adopted him as a symbolic leader. Suspecting his arrest—but having no proof—they declared in speeches that they wouldn’t leave the square until he was freed. Marchers carried homemade signs emblazoned with his name. At the same time, some local media suggested the political activities of Mr. Ghonim, who is Google’s head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, make him a traitor to his nation. 

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[Todays true fact - Hillary Clinton has worked so hard for America, she's been on the road 165 days in her first two years of office. Wow!]

On the cover of The New York Times today (like most major newspapers in the US) the front page rhetoric is Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers Team’s Super Bowl football win, juxtaposed against “Egypt vows new protest news” with wait…. this caught me by suprise a major IT or Online information-sharing company’s news story too.

The latter big IT story (of two major ones covering papers) today, is that Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post is selling her blog (not website, but blog) to AOL for $315 Million. $300 million to be paid in cash and $15 million in stock. AOL hopes to ‘gain readers and increase profit from online ads.’ AOL seeks to reach 100 million new visitors with Arianna’s golden taste of news and snobby tone – that America’s intelligentsia seems to think is US.

So much so, that Ms Huffington is kinda getting married to AOL. In a corporate merger kind of way of twinsy-like ‘finished sentences.’ That romance goes a little like this – “Arianna Huffington, the cable talk show pundit, author and doyenne of the political left, will take control of all of AOL’s editorial content as president and editor in chief of a newly created Huffington Post Media Group. The arrangement will give her oversight not only of AOL’s national, local and financial news operations, but also of the company’s other media enterprises like MapQuest and Moviefone.

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In Egypt, President Mubarak ‘still holds on to power,’ regardless of the protests occurring calling for greater transparency of the political and judicial system of Egypt. Change management is looking slow for this billionaire President to hand over sanely. If at all. Rolling Stone brings us the latest magazine cover of Katy Perry, and the juxtaposed opposite worlds that an American pop star must occupy to be relevant. Though, contrary to this magazine’s tag line, good sex brings us closer to the divine.

Romance is UP today, on this blog. Nice one people. :)

Hollywood entertainment news, voted world wide from 50 nations today here in Hollywood, rounds out our top ten celebrity news posts as follows:

1. Romance pic – Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough

2. Kim Kardashian‘s silver body paint art portraiture

3. Hollywood pop culture this Waitangi Day, 2011

4. Romance pic – Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green, Hawaii

5. Romance pic – Derek Jeter & Minka Kelly

6. Teen romance – Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez

7. Hollywood’s Top 40 Box Office earning stars – Cinema 2011

8. What is the Super Bowl‘s mane attraction?

9. Model citizen – Richard Chandler puts most billionaire Presidents to shame

10. Tie A: Political leaders making billions while in government office. Ouch!

10. Tie B: Pot or text books? Teen mom Jenelle Evans big decisions in downtime

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You know that , still need access to the internet and the latest stock market figures clean drinking water, when you see Evian sinking money into advertising like this in Hollywood. Crazy stuff on tee shirt messages cotton.

Here’s ten news posts in Hollywood, you’re sharing as culture via social media with others right now. Eclectic tribal news choices, as per usual, with Egypt’s own reality of political and societal change being a concern of ours too in this moment. Nice one!

1. Dating humor with Betty White for Parade Magazine

2. Interweaving narratives – Maori tukutuku panel

3. Doily as a heatwave shirt by Miley Cyrus

4. Gappy model grit by Lauren Hutton on Dennis Hopper & Jeremy Irons days

5. Who were the biggest new trending names of entertainment outside of Asia – 2010?

6. 3D Documentary Tribal – after his Avatar course James Cameron heads to Brazil

7. Riki Flutey has hopes of playing rugby football at The Rugby World Cup 2011

8. WSJ, New York Times – Egypt News coverage printed on American papyrus

9. Catherine C Ammann is hot in Hollywood for reals

10. Halle Berry‘s Hollywood Star, Hollywood Walk of Fame

From the pages of InStyle Magazine, model Helena Christensen reveals that Heath Ledger had a knack for photography. I met Helena once at a film premiere at Grauman‘s Chinese Theater. She’s freaking tall! Very sweet though. Kind eyes with exquisite cheekbones. Lucy Lawless and her daughter Daisy were both there too. They’re loud, not shy at all, and good fun!

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Although my own belief is that freedom to access clean drinking water is a universal right, especially in Africa and India, thankfully President Obama has wise words on Egypt’s current revolution of change. Responding to how the Egyptian people’s internet was cut off, the 44th President of the United States of America says: “freedom to access information is a universal right.” So true. I was thinking that water makes up most of us as 63% or more of our bodies are made of the stuff, and electricity that fuels computer, internet and mobile telephone battery cells is largely dependent on water also. Knowledge is carried by water. My hope is that we get that right as human rights, on our watch and that all people of the world have it flowing freely their way.

Magazine Cover: Time‘s recent issue, depicts two American Presidents together. Cover Awards website writes: “While Obama and Reagan’s politics seem drastically different, Time points out that Obama admires Reagan’s “persona” and is approaching the second part of his presidency in a “Reaganesque fashion.” Or as Obama has said himself, “Reagan recognized the American people’s hunger for accountability and change.””

Alright, that sounded a little like current Egypt news too then today. Synergy all round.

The what’s in your taco story, outlined on this magazine cover is kinda more where it’s at here in the US politically at this juncture in voting history. That’s funny!

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Internet today is the opium of the masses. It’s the sceptor of empire. Not guns per se. Definitely not nuclear weapons. The internet is THE WEAPON for cultural imperialistic ideological rule as a symbol of ‘fastest knowledge sharing equals power.’

Here’s (about to be Katie Couric and friends talking about the internet’s ‘main stream’ introduction on The Today Show in 1994 from ‘military information sharing technology, to information tool for ALL.’

Today China – that Communist nation! – has internet 3-4 times faster and stronger than the USA for the Chinese people. Wowsa!

At the time of writing, Egypt has turned their internet off so this nation of 80 million people has nada internet access at the minute. Harsh rule? or a flex of power?

On wordpress – the community of bloggers I blog from – one writer is so obsessed about this fact they have written a story well worth reading, titled - How Egypt Cut Off the Internet (and How a U.S. ‘Kill Switch’ Might Work) via Techland – Time.Com.

Thought II for today – if the internet was developed for military purposes by the military – then it follows a logical progression that the internet as a tool is still being used in this way today. It was designed that way. Spiritual communication, is an alternative in communicating ‘monitor free.’ It’s the story of spirit messengers in the world, from the time humanity began through to today. Everything else, can be a mere distraction from spiritual things.

[Video clip via Michael K, NYC]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.29.11~



The guy wearing the leather proud tee shirt opposite me at the Cafe today, with Larry King suspenders over the top (so not leather, whose he kidding) reminded me I haven’t done enough quirky blogging today.

He has two iPhone telephones (1 to grind) and 1 for business. So sketchy. Or is that just called ‘organized’ in that ‘got his game on’ way in L.A. It is the weekend. Funny!

Like his telephones, even his laptop is an Apple.

Anything that resembles hair, his eyes all over it. I think he should get a dog. Like a husky puppy or something via Russia. It would be a win-win combo. Obviously he’s ready to be a daddy.

The girl with hair as red as Christina Hendricks except Rapunzel length, talks loudly on her phone to a girlfriend, “You know, Carlos called again last night. You know, he’s always wanting me to go out with him. But it’s not like that. He doesn’t get it. My feelings for Carlos have never been like that.”

She talks in English. I feel like I’m watching an episode of Modern Family, like, live. She is curvaceous and beautiful.

Seeing twin-phone dude’s three-toned shoe laces over vinyl sneakers or hearing Phone girl now break out into Spanish and cascading laughter at intervals of her chat (laughter usually always follows the Spanish language I’ve noticed), reminds me of how I am often not diverse enough when I blog from Hollywood and L.A as a Maori-Kiwi Hollywood blogger.

You know, you just can’t do it all and cover everything.

Thankfully, you – the audience – do it all everyday for me. In your own words then let’s take a look at some topics searched for today, on Horiwood.Com’s search engines fed by search engines around the world. Of course, the more obscure topics – um, can not be mentioned – hence the cut off point of the list – where things get a wee bit too creative (gosh!). This is a child friendly website – but those search items do make me laugh out loud, during a lull of Hollywood news. You’re all funnier most days!

With music and visuals by Frank Sinatra and a vintage image of Marilyn Monroe doing that thing she did with fabric like a Vanessa Redgrave movie title over a grating.

UPDATE 10.25PM – A husky puppy really did turn up for leather proud tee shirt guy. The moment was too cute.

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christina hendricks
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kim timmerman
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amber portwood
johnny depp
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Meet Charice (black jacket – upper left of this photograph), who randomly turned on an impromptu comedy show, for anyone attracted to her friend’s laughter reacting to her humor over coffee, this afternoon in California.

Charice’s story time that ended 5 minutes ago was on the theme of “My First Job at MacDonalds when I was 18.” She recalled back-to-back stories of customers treating her like some ‘cotton picking slave.’ The humor came from what Charice would say back to these ignorant MacDonalds punters (customers). Charice is five generations Los Angeles born.

Living in Los Angeles – can be a wonderful experience. Such as moments of shared spontaneous culture in a show biz town, where to be an Angeleno means to share your comedic talents, regardless of how painful the content, in the form of live theater or a show. It’s just what L.A does effortlessly, like no other city I’ve ever lived in. Fun.

The most talented people in L.A are usually not on TV or in films. The beauty of Charice’s show today, was that she laughed the hardest at all the punchlines, making it okay for us all to laugh with her – at her expense. How generously sweet of her to give us this opportunity to enter into her cultural reality.

What a beautiful comedian Charice is. Not on Television, but so much more smarter and funnier naturally than someone, say like Chelsea Handler.

Maybe Chelsea should add Charice to her writing team or have Charice do a ten minute segment on her show once a week. That would make great TV – like real television that’s actually funny and relevant in Los Angeles – as President Obama talks about a need to fix up China’s human rights record today. I think Chelsea could learn to share more, don’t you? So Charice’s of the world that aren’t ‘black constructs’ but that are real talking real stuff that is funny can shine more.

Meanwhile, in the real world, Charice is fixing up America’s human rights short comings with her gift to entertain. What a winner! Thanks C. “I want to live in a REAL America” too. :)


Ten Posts via Horiwood.Com you’re sharing as culture too right now are:











Thanks people for the blog love. Let’s keep sharing culture as global citizens of the world.

[Nicki Minaj demonstrates the art of How Not To Work in MacDonalds and be MisTreated by Ignorant Mean People. Just give yourself permission to be as fake as possible because people just want your next distraction you create from reality. Both Nicki & Charice's approaches to US life are valid. I like Charice's approach better. It's more meaningful - though some of Nicki's music is very cool. Image via].

Some bloggers who don’t live in Hollywood but who perhaps should, as they are obsessed with Hollywood entertainment news – and yet they don’t get to meet and see real Hollywood girls like Charice ‘break it down’ REAL Cali styles are: Accidental SexinessRead the rest of this entry »



Artisan News Service has that picture. Enjoy the view of Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network‘s dominance at The Golden Globes this year and the singing cast of happy clappy Glee being honored for sharing happiness in song and dance, in their hit TV Show too.

Thanks Artisan for editing this story together!

The trend is – communities who love music, singing, dancing together as well as social media sharing–are US. The two driving forces of pop culture and its dissemination and co-creation by ordinary people, today. This clip contains this aesthetic, that currently rules the Western world and allies, today from a cultural perspective.

Quite exciting really! But who is Robin Malcolm? I bet Golden Globe winner Katey Sagal knows!

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Yep! We’re almost at the 2.9 million milestone on Horiwood.Com. Congratulations people!!! We’re doing it.

[Photograph - Jessie - The Camera Op, films Maggie - the homeless lady today on Crescent Heights & Sunset Strip. To read more about Maggie, her story I wrote on my Facebook Page . What a beautiful day to be growing to 2.9 million on! Woot.]

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