Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dealing with #nipclub spammers

There's always the old fashioned way to deal with spammers too.
@DuchessCrabtree and @SnoopDoggDoxie.


Purrrr dem spammers is at it again. It really important for all #nipclub anipals to cooperate when one starts talking to us. Here is how.

  1. Follow Twitter's spam-watch account now so you ready later.

  2. Wait for spammer to talk to you using #nipclub. Let's say he named @455h013.
    @455h013: @kittehboi You wantz to buy poops!!
  3. Shout out to your anipals.
    #nipclub #SEKURITY spammer @455h013
  4. When you see hashtag #SEKURITY, send a direct message to @spam. DON'T copy spam message!!!
    DM SPAM @455h013
  5. We have to all tell @spam at once and @spam kicks dat norty spammer right off twitter. If we act together we can do this!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Songmice



OMC OMC OMC! Mice can SING!!!

Singing Mice, Songbirds, and More: Models for FOXP2 Function and Dysfunction in Human Speech and Language
Although the most widely appreciated vocalizations of mice are audible, it has been known for several decades that mice and other rodents also vocalize at ultrasonic frequencies. In the Holy laboratory, we recorded and analyzed the vocalizations of a sizable population of adult males. When the recordings were computationally shifted into the range of human hearing, these vocalizations were found to be subjectively reminiscent of bird songs.
Purrrr for my musical furends, dat mean an electronic capo, sort of. Dey lowered pitch only.

*Whispers* But we kittehs have been hearing mouse songs all along. MOL!!

Photo credit:
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Source Flickr
Author patries71

Friday, September 28, 2012

New virus in Africa looks like rabies, acts like Ebola

This could be the next global epidemic. Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

New virus in Africa looks like rabies, acts like Ebola

“Although the source of the virus remains unclear, study findings suggest that Bas-Congo virus may be spread by human-to-human contact and is an emerging pathogen associated with acute hemorrhagic fever in Africa,” the researchers wrote.

Happy World Rabies Day. :-(


Thx to @TinyPCAT for da heads up.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Social Anipals Author Resources

Purrrr If you hazn't seen my Tools For Social Anipals page, Dis a good time to check it out.

Iz added a section on Author Resources.

Feel free to review any tool on Social Anipals, suggest new tools, offer advice.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

World Rabies Day, Sept 28, 2012


The world is again joining together on September 28th to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of rabies prevention. Rabies is the oldest and deadliest disease known to mankind and I think we all should support this initiative.

Rabies is a preventable disease, yet kills 55,000 people needlessly each year, half of whom are children under the age of 15. That's right, rabies kills 150 people a day!

"Rabies is primarily a disease of children, who are particularly at risk from this terrible disease, due to their close contact with dogs, the major global source. Children are more likely to suffer multiple bites and scratches to the face and head, both of which carry a higher risk of contracting rabies. Children are often unaware of the danger that dogs transmit rabies and may not tell their parents when a bite, lick, or scratch has occurred from an infected animal"
Dr. Debbie Briggs, Executive Director of the Alliance for Rabies Control

Rabies is a viral disease that can be transmitted to animals and humans. The disease is transmitted mainly by bite, but exposure may also occur through contamination of broken skin or mucous membranes with saliva from an infected animal. Once neurological symptoms of the disease develop, rabies is fatal to both animals and humans. The good news is that rabies is easily preventable.

"Vaccination prior to possible exposure is a crucial part of health management of domestic animals, and is the single most important factor in rabies prevention", said Peter Costa, Global Communications Coordinator for the Alliance for Rabies Control.

Rabies prevention starts with the animal owner. Protect yourself, your pet and your community by taking animals to be vaccinated. Avoid stray animals and wildlife. If you are bitten, wash bite wounds with soap and water and seek medical attention immediately. If your pet is bitten, consult your veterinarian immediately. Prompt and appropriate treatment after being bitten and before the disease develops can stop rabies infection and/or prevent the disease in humans and animals.

The World Rabies Day initiative also raises money towards local rabies prevention and control programs, with eight projects funded since 2008.

More information on World Rabies Day can be found at the official web site, worldrabiesday.org

References:
WHO. Human and Animal Rabies, Rabies: A neglected zoonotic disease. Available at: http://www.who.int/rabies/en/. Accessed on July 23, 2008.

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Brat Lesson About TAILS.


Purrr Added a new Brat Lesson today.


Hoomans has to learn to watch where dey sits or lies down or puts da feet. My tail is where it is.