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Monday, 21 July 2008

WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN WELFARE and Julie Morgan [Scam]

I received the following forward from a friend, stating an open invitation to the World Congress on global youths combined conferences taking place from September 10th-12th 2008. I was a bit pissed at first, as I have already surpassed the UN definition of youth and am no longer eligible for any youth meets for that matter, save as an observer.

Yet again, i checked up on two things (WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR HUMAN WELFARE) and Julie Morgan and was quick to deduce it was nothing but a scam as is evident from the Google results.

Miss Julie Morgan is is a Labour politician in Wales and the World Youth Organisation for Human welfare has received quite a number of mentions among youth organisations, some falling victims and supporting the scam, while some warning others not to fall victims to the same. :D

Read the following email transcript, and see if you've received something similar.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: julie morgan <julie.morgan.us2@gmail.com>
Date: Jun 28, 2008 4:39 AM

Subject: INVITATION..................................
To:

Dear Friend,


My name is Julie Morgan, female, working with (WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION
FOR HUMAN WELFARE) California, U.S.A. We are organizing a global youths
combined conferences taking place from September 10th-12th 2008 at
California in the United States and in, Dakar Senegal from September
17th-19th 2008 .In our request to invite people from various countries
around the world, I went in search of e-mails on the web site as a
means of contacting youths and organizations As a result, I picked your
e-mail from an N.G.O`s website.


If you are interested to participate and want to represent your country,
you may contact the secretariat of the organizing committee for details
and information. You should also inform them that you were invited to
participate by a friend of yours (Julie Morgan), who is a member of the
American Youths 4 Peace and a staff of (WORLD YOUTH ORGANIZATION FOR
HUMAN WELFARE). I believe that we may have the
opportunity to meet if you may be willing to participate in this event.
The benevolent donors from across the world and the Organizing
Committee will provide round trip air tickets and accommodation for the
period of participants? Stay in the U.S., to all registered
participants.


If you are a holder of passport that may require visa to enter the United
States you may inform the conference secretariat at the time of
registration, as the organizing committee is responsible for all visa
arrangements and travel assistances. Below is the contact address of
the conference secretariat:




Sincerely,


Julie Morgan

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Collaboration over the internet

Various hosted services provide tools for collaborative work spaces with features that cater to collaborative work, often allowing users (collaborators) with varied technical strengths to collaborate on any given idea.

A mailing list that allows the first mode of “one to many” connections is, perhaps the most evident communication tool that users are accustomed to. But again, this technology is considered very Web 1.0.

However, mailing lists (read discussion groups/fora) are still considered important to support diverse thematic discourses. There are plenty around - Mountain forum holds/supports discourses on sustainable mountain development), PPGIS’s primary focus is on for Participatory Geographic Information systems), FSN forum facilitates discussion related to food security. There are plenty others which host their discussion fora or Dgroups.

Wikis and blogs

Wikis and blogs are web-centric tools used for collaboration but each has a set associated audience. Wikis allows confluence where collaborators converge on ideas. Examples of successful wiki based projects include Wikipedia, Wikia, Wikispaces and numerous others.

Blogs

Blogs, in turn are useful tools when chronicling ideas, thoughts or stages of an effort amidst a work group or more and seeking feedback from the same. Typepad, Wordpress and Blogger are popular web based platforms that allow users to become publishers.

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