Monthly Archives: March 2016

‘Flames and Fright’ by Safa Aman

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Ancient method of conquering fear in renewed
Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, Miami, FL

Ancient customs that were supposedly buried away ages ago are now revived. Corporate managers have strong beliefs that in making their employees walk in fire, the employees may overcome whatever fear they have which results in a higher success rate along with more profits in their business.

In the medieval era, embers were placed in the palms of people in order to extract the truth. In today’s date and time, this practice is believed to eradicate fear in the employees. Hot coal is lit on fire for these workers to walk barefoot on.

“It is quite ridiculous,” states Dr. Eddie Hampton, a special physicist at Southern Methodist University, “when in reality, firewalking does not have much to do with overcoming fear — such a custom should have stayed in the past.”

A team of people working for a local McDonald’s underwent this firewalking experience. Several workers benefited from the act whilst six of the workers ended up with serious injuries.

Studies have proved that there is no strong link between firewalking and company profits. However, it has mentally aided people who now believe they can conquer their fears.

Among these firewalkers were the few people who developed a grave phobia. This phobia made the firewalkers unable to gain control of their physical surroundings along with the incapability to reason.

Doctors and physicists hope to put a stop to this revived tradition especially when it comes to employees and benefiting the company as there is no connection between the two.

By Safa Aman

‘REPORT WRITING’ by Daniyal Durrani

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To:    Mark Zuckerberg

CEO

Facebook

From: Daniyal Durrani

Student

Froebel’s international.

Date: 25th February` 2016

Subject: Report on the analysis of the popularity of Facebook.

This report is an analysis of the popularity of Facebook, which will include statistics, critics’ views in terms of its effect and its effects at the international level.

Facebook is part of everyone’s daily lives. Over the years, although the features have improved and have become more user friendly, there are several risks or as computer experts might refer to them as ‘viruses’. The following are some of the recent findings regarding Facebook:

  • Many links are posted daily on Facebook that trick users to click on them, which then directs them to malicious websites. A large amount of these websites have hidden viruses that happen to severely affect the users’ device or their personal information.
  • Unknown individuals create fake profiles of people and use false information to ‘catfish’ others for many reasons. This can cause invasion of privacy and could possibly result in serious emotional harm.
  • False profiles are also used in order to trick friends of a particular individual to provide them with crucial/sensitive information. People that may hold a grudge against you or dislike you usually do this.
  • Around 59% of the users of Facebook have reported that they happen to procrastinate due to over usage of Facebook. Major portions of these people are teenagers and young adults who are distracted from their responsibilities. Millions of people fall victim to this every week.

Following are the suggestions we gathered from a recent survey.

  • Facebook can develop a firewall that blocks out the viruses and keeps the users safe from hacks or cybercrime. If some viruses happen to bypass the firewall, they should immediately be removed.
  • Facebook should strongly encourage all of its users to occasionally update the information related to their profiles. As much as possible, precise and correct information should be recorded to avoid anyone from creating false profiles, which can be of harm to others.
  • To reduce the over usage of the website, Facebook should introduce a new feature that reminds people to take a break from the website, if they are seen to be excessively using it and do what is important, frequently. This would assist the users to balance out their lives.

I hope this report does come of use in the near future and would assist you in further improving the website which is, predominantly, the ruling social media website/application.

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‘Official Report’ by Maheen Khan

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To: Mark Zuckerberg

CEO, Facebook

From: Maheen Khan

Date: 24/2/16

Heading: Analysis of the population of Facebook

This is to state the analytic view of the growing popularity of Facebook. Facebook has turned into a phenomenon and many people have become addicts of this web. People are becoming fake on these websites and have started to make fake profiles. This is to inform that a few months ago my identity was stolen by a user called “Diesal Pointer”. It was informed to me of this fake profile by one of my friends. This user is said to be from the Maldives but as my identity is from Pakistan, It seems wrong that someone from Maldives would like to steal my profile.

This report is directed to the negative effect of Facebook. In fact, Facebook nowadays is a breeding ground for most of the terror groups to contact and plan out things enlisting these problems down

  1. Facebook is a cynical publicity and marketing tool.
  2. A playground of popularity contest causing insecurity to some people.
  3. Causing misconceptions throughout different International level friends.

Therefore, this incident recommends leveling up your security level.

It is hoped that this report affects the likeliness of Facebook and makes people’s perspective change of the way they see online websites unsafe.

‘Should students’ textbooks be replaced by laptops?’ by Saif Saleem

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There has been a major argument on whether students’ textbooks should be replaced by laptops or not. The history takes us back to the time of Ancient Arabia, where textbooks were made out of pages and used. As a result, textbooks have been around from ‘ancient times’, whereas, laptops were invented a few years ago! This has caused a major argument whether to replace books by laptops!

Campaigners in favor of the topic claim that yes, laptops must replace textbooks! This is the modern technological era, where laptops are used as multipurpose devices. Hence, they can also dominate, compete and replace textbooks, as they are more efficient, cheap and quicker. However, critics against the topic argue that textbooks have their own place and position in history. They cannot and will not be replaced by gadgets such as laptops. They claim that we have to maintain the legacy of our forefathers, who used textbooks from older times! Hence, they prefer textbooks over modern laptops!

Advocates in favor of the topic, claim that textbooks are very limited and provide information on a specific aspect in our lives. They believe laptops are the all knowing and not only they information on everything, but also, they provide its images, origins, history. Nonetheless, pressure groups against the topic regard such things as unnecessary and irrelevant. They argue that students should only have information on topics concerned with their age groups, as there is some eighteen plus content in which parental guidance is recommended. This is why they argue that laptops are harmful, whereas, textbooks are better!

People in favor of the topic, state that laptops are cheaper, quicker, and more efficient than textbooks. They believe that not everyone can buy expensive books everytime they want information on something. However, laptops require money only once to buy them and later they can be used to get information on innumerable subjects. Also, everyone needs a laptop to compete with the modern technological era and stay connected with current affairs. People against the topic, claim that laptops spoil our young youth and are barriers in leading a pleasant, successful life. They still argue that textbooks are the rulers of the old and present!

In my opinion, I believe that yes, textbooks should be replaced by laptops due to a number of benefits and advantages. Still, I partly agree with the topic. Textbooks have their own position in our lives and they will continue to have. Hence, textbooks play a major role in our lives, but laptops are dominant! As result, I agree that, yes, textbooks must be replaced by laptops in order to obtain their numerous advantages!