PostPost: Personal Facebook Aggregator

PostPost is plain awesome! It’s like taking the old Project Petaling Street and turning it into my daily newspaper, somewhat.

postpost website

After logging in with your Facebook account, it collates (so canggih word) your feed from statuses, videos, images and links into a gallery. In their own words:

See what your friends think you should read in less than 30 seconds!

The layout too is really sweet as it caters to both common resolutions and wider devices. However, the only annoying behavior I felt about the website was the auto-loading of articles when you scroll to the bottom.

This should be a case study for user experience because they don’t have a main menu on the top and I’m unable to use the links in the footer because of the auto-load. At least, a sticky footer would’ve made the footer links more accessible.

Nonetheless, now I’m thinking why blog aggregators didn’t move towards this way. It would’ve been fantastic!

Malaysia Inland Revenue Board (IRB) Audits Bloggers

Malaysia Inland Revenue Board (IRB) Audits Bloggers 1
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My, oh, my. Imagine answering the door with 2 men wearing round shaped glasses, suited up, carrying briefcases, waltzing into your home. Or, a bright table lamp shone upon you while you only hear questions, within a dark room.

Okay, maybe the IRB don’t do those things. But they sure will fish your file out, if they found you under declaring a large revenue. How large? Well, safe to say, an average monthly salary.

If you read TheStar today, RedMummy was informed by the Malaysia Inland Revenue Board (IRB) about this.

And quoting the article, here’s another type of online income which is taxable.

An IRB spokesman said online businesses including via Facebook were bound by the Income Tax Act 1967 and their income were taxable just like fixed income.

Meaning, blogshop owners or the ones who sell goods via Facebook picture tagging spam, also are bounded by the same law.

But if I were to play the devil’s advocate, you may be lucky to be not picked out, if you’re very low profile.