Monday, 2 January 2006

Predictions and things to come in 2006

2006 is here! let's hope this year is much more exciting and better than the last. Happy New year to you all! Before I begin with whats to look forward to this year, here's a final look back at some of 2005's greatest web moments and gadgets. Some highlights - The Numa-Numa guy, The boy who hacked and AOL's acquisition of Google.

Some stuff in brief - Time magazine recently announced its Persons of the Year - Bill and Melinda Gates and U2 rocker Bono. Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, and his wife Melinda, along with Irish rocker Bono, were chosen for making a difference in different ways. The Managing Editor of Time said the three had been chosen as the people most effective at finding ways to eradicate such calamities as malaria in Africa, HIV and AIDS and the grinding poverty that kills 8 million people a year. Gates, who topped Forbes magazine's list of richest people again this year, were named for their work in the Gates Foundation.
The charity is one of the world's biggest with $29 billion in funding allocations. The organization funds hundreds of projects around the world primarily focused on public health, from vaccinating children to developing new drugs. Bono and fellow musician Bob Geldof spearheaded a popular campaign to tackle poverty in Africa through canceling the debts, Bono was described as the “rocker who has made debt reduction sexy.”
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Predictions and stuff to look forward to in 2006
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