Category Archives: Mobile Telephony


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~



It must be Valentine’s Day real soon when you see year of the Rabbit double bunny pics appearing in Hollywood as movie marketing posters. And that other movie with Topher Grace and her Young Hollywood posse that includes the funny Anna Farris. What’s it called? Poster below.

Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news happening from the hood today – looks like this.

Nicholas D. Kristof: We Are All Egyptians

Gossip: Ugly accusations fly in Halle & Gabriel‘s custody battle

Report: 22K Flee Fighting In Pakistan

Designer’s Egypt tweet causes stirWear Red Day

Canada rules that internet costs will be charged by usage amounts.

Locke & Key casts Jesse McCartney in the Fox TV pilot. Score.

American Idol’s TV rating are up. J to the L.O Aerosmith.

Memo to NY Times. The divine is not an  iPhone’s Almost Heaven phone ICandy

Green & Yellow – Lil Wayne enters the Super Bowl prime time music market.

Verizon Halts iPhone Sales After Record First Day

ABC‘s Egypt reporters say ‘thank our lucky heads for Lebanese camera crews.’

Waitangi Day gossip, no 1 - Marae critic told to stay away

Clearisil sticks with teen porn show Skins on MTV. Y?

Reality TV star Camille Grammer will cameo in the $#*! My Dad says movie.

Obama to the $30 billion man – Urges Mubarak To Make The ‘Right Decision’

Buffy star James Masters weds Patricia Rahman Masters

Domestic Lives: Chicken Vanishes, Heartbreak Ensues

Pop star Bruno Mars to plead guilty in cocaine case. Yawn!

Teen mom Amber Portwood files police complaint against Gary Shirley

Waitangi Day Gossip no. 2 - Hapu leader calls for investigation of Waitangi media charge

Men’s dating tips - choreplay as foreplay. Emotional investing with actions not stuff.

Director defends Rihanna‘s ‘S&M’ music video

Spencer Pratt thinks USC can turn him into an FBI agent. Okay! “Security.”

Justin Bieber & Stewart swap bodies on ‘The Daily Show’

Jaime Pressly pleads nada guilty to DUI charges.

Olaf Wiig news: Kiwi cameraman injured in riots in Cairo

Movie review: Will 3-D ‘Sanctum’ make a splash?

MTV passes on a Lauren Conrad fashion line, reality TV pilot. Too eyebrows high brow?

Shortlist: Brad Pitt renovating $56M French chateau

Gwyneth Paltrow consoles Chris Martin after his folks split after 30 years marriage.

A Charlie Sheen sex tape? Say it isn’t so.

Tara Reid will star in American Pie 4 and The Big Lebowski 2.

Gossip Girl‘s creator wants to get a little bit psycho.

White House, Egypt Discuss Plan for Mubarak’s Exit

Jennifer Aniston & Jessica Simpson fans still hate on John Mayer.

Rugby Football Sports Live stream: Wellington Sevens

Super Bass news – Taylor Swift is a big fan of Nicky Minaj‘s rap style.

Anderson Cooper‘s Egypt reporting trials see his ratings sky rocket. Pay day.

Smaller New Orleans After Katrina, Census Shows

Zac Efron is a fan of West Hollywood’s Club Voyeur too.

Stephen Colbert To Auction Portrait Of Himself

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.4.11~



American born Kiwi-Aussie babies are quite cute really. People Magazine tends to agree too. Country star Keith Urban ‘shared an iPhone photo of wife Nicole Kidman cuddling with their 5-week old daughter at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. “She just looks like her, don’t you think?” the country star asked reporters.’

To read about quality early childcare in our news today, go here for a unique view in Te Reo Rangatira, the Maori language of New Zealand. It’s always cool to mix up our pop culture and celebrity news here in Hollywood. On this blog, we certainly do that.

Hollywood entertainment news as voted by you the people worldwide, is eclectic as always. Here’s our top ten today. Thanks everyone.

1. Kim Kardashian‘s W Magazine photo shoot returns @ no.1

2. Britney Spears sends a message of equality for Brett Miller‘s big day

3. Redemption Songs – Little Russia for Egypt

4. Halle Berry & baby Nahla shine

5. Steve Buscemi wins big for Boardwalk Empire

6. Gabriel Aubrey throws his hat in the celebrity news ring – Custody Battles

7. Empathy – A unique view – Egypt News via West Hollywood

8. Vintage Oscars Night heat – Racquel Welch

9. Paz de la Huerta‘s red carpet look could do with some style tips

10. Diversity & some smiling real faces of Young Hollywood today -2.1.11

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.1.11~



Calif-A snapshot of US today: Sometimes life is like high school exams. I think this as I blog opposite an investment conscious guy wearing a blue, ‘Chicago Cubs’ tee shirt. He scours the money section, like it’s his manual with an almost religious fervor. I take a break and join the cue that is now fifteen people deep, all waiting inline at the local Starbucks patiently, as if it’s a coffee train station, like we’re all at the high school cafeteria all over again.

These days, as grown ups, it’s okay to wait. A wait in line means a treat. Personal phone time on one’s mobile phone.

We have been socialized to drink coffee every morning from exotic nations like Africa, Guatemala. We feel like we’ve traveled to these nations, when we haven’t every day. In line, we are socialized to happily spend money via internet based phone companies pressing growth areas like ‘smartphone spend’ apps, services, IT systems with major franchised store owners. It is the ‘mobile wallet’ culture that the corporate kids of America, are all for, to transact virtual dollars quicker into their own virtual worth accounts.

Each day we pour phone time into their corporate banks. They sit on top of us, like privileged wasps, drilling down into the honey of the sweet fruit of our labor. We envy their ‘clever’ over our drudgery. The trade-off for their privileged spots is that now they work with government, banking merchants and news agencies to provide our world views, in a boxed screen, like a QR code-reading, single eye, we hold in our hands.

We don’t know yet, if the eye can read us too. But it can map and track our habits. Each one of us is like a social guinea pig. Or lives via our telephones can be read, like a personal tabloid. Transparency in a digital age is the only cultural way forward, if we live in a world, where nothing is secret or unknown about us.

I notice today, that it is rare that anyone talks to each other in the cue as neighbors of community would, standing side-by-side. We don’t care, we have control of the world in our palms as our trade off. Or so we think.

If you’re a little old school, you might want the feel of papyrus newsprint in hand (the invention of Egypt and China), of wood that has been beaten to a pulp, pressed, dried and inked with journalists and politicians or corporate spokes peoples words placed on them in 26 characters of the English alphabet, with a Z being more apparent here in America than many other English speaking nations.

Instead of talking to the person beside us, we reach for a copy of the Wall Street Journal. That always makes us look smart, sorts the men out from the boys, or women out from the trophy girls with bucket loads of salon time, like we know what a buck is – an important American trait, I don’t yet possess – or maybe never will. Today, a circus of orchestrated volatile news occurring in the Middle East, shouts terror, violence – the subliminal subtext leans towards ‘more security measures needed.’ Nations are played out like their own reality TV show. Any attention in a ‘competing’ global economy is better than ‘no press.’ How else will anyone else know you exist and the tourism dollar come your way, or not. Politicians can sacrifice their tourism draw, with other nation’s leaders in secret trade offs. They become villains, to aid nations as not-so-secret-unlikely allies in a super powers race. They take turns being terrorists, in the way or nations they’re politically courting. We live in a reality TV culture, so such narratives are easily read, more and more – as if a big TV spectacle. Even the terrorist’ or ‘religious unrest’ orchestrated ones too.

The gratification of the terror-lines is that it makes you feel incredibly thankful we’re standing in the land of the military-protected, brave and the free of the US.

Like, where else would you want to be in the world right now, except somewhere incredibly protected from all that stuff out there? Doh! That’s a no brainer. Especially if you have a family on your  mind. Again, we are encouraged to remain safe, and not travel. We’re in the best place.

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When the printing press gets run at the slightest hint of a budget deficit overrun here in the US, the easiest thing to do is say, money (cash and credit cards) is totally overrated. Right? Instead, let’s move to a cashless society some more. Now, as a sign of progress, even credit cards -those plastic things that can signify debt and overspending are bowing to mobile telephony’s popularity and convenience in the world.

Via CNN money: “Your plastic card hasn’t changed since the age of the vinyl records,” said Michael Abbott, CEO of Isis, a new mobile payment network. “This is the chance to bring payments forward from the plastic age and the vinyl records age to the digital age,” says Michael Abbott CEO of ISIS, a new mobile payment outfit hoping to cash in on shifting times.

Abbott adds: “”I definitely believe that the mobile wallet will eventually replace the plastic card — but it’s going to take some time because consumer habits take a long time to change,” she said. “But where before it’s been a lot of discussion, we’re at the point now where you’re going to start seeing momentum toward it and going to see it move beyond the trials and into reality.”

Michael Upton of Spank You America (BoA) bank adds to the hype with some good cowboy culture talk: “2011 is going to be a very exciting, very dynamic year when it comes to mobile payments because it’s the Wild West again, with all these players positioning in various different ways to redefine the digital payments landscape.” Upton acts as senior vice president of online and mobile banking at BoA, which expects to launch it own mobile wallet later this year.

In an age of cashless societies, you just hope no one pushes the delete button ever of your account. That would suck. No phone credit and no record of money in that moment. This will only drive the value of gold up some more as people still want something more real and permanent, and, young people getting even more tattoos too. Quite clever really about the gold price values looking like they’re about to sky rocket.

[Pic courtesy of The iPouch for the iPhone, that in today's world is really, the Mobile Wallet via GBD]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.27.11~