Total Posts : 47 posts


Biased Google searches – nay bigoted – are a reality!

Google searches are the world’s window to knowledge and information.  If that window is tinted in a certain color and prejudice then the world will be judged and seen differently. Khilji example – Biased Google Searches or outright bigotry? I recently wrote an article on Alauddin Khilji [https://www.drishtikone.

17 May 20 4 min read

Telegram gains 3 million New User in 24 hours when Facebook Properties were down yesterday!

There was a major outage yesterday in all of the Facebook related/owned properties.  There were significant outages worldwide [https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/13/18264092/facebook-instagram-down-partially-post-messages-profile-loading] in Facebook (and Facebook Messenger), Instagram, and WhatsApp!  In fact the service was not restored until almost this morning US time. #Telegram

14 Mar 19 1 min read

How Social Media Drowns me in the “Wisdom Ennui”

Between WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest – any normal human seems to be bombarded with wisdom, “truths”, half-truths, moral statements and idioms that seem set to make every sender seem like God itself.  But are all those Aunts, Cousins, Uncles and Siblings who send you those sometimes wonderfully worded messages, really

05 Oct 15 3 min read

Christian Anti-Hindu Bigot Nandy’s new rant: India should not win the Cricket World Cup!

Some weeks back we had discussed how political opposition to the ruling Government in India has metamorphosed into Anti-Hindu bigotry in India.  (Delhi Elections: Is Self Righteous Anti-Hindu Bigotry the new normal for Indian Secularism? [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/2015/02/delhi-elections-is-self-righteous-anti-hindu-bigotry-the-new-normal-for-indian-secularism/] ) Of course, all in the name

20 Mar 15 5 min read

Living Unplugged from the Digital Grid and Social World

World has grown exponentially for most of us.  Today a person sitting in a remote village of Philippines for example can be in touch with someone from New York.  And the digital technology is deeply embedded into our lives.  Can we disentangle ourselves from it?  Here is the story of

19 Apr 13 2 min read

Rise of Social Media Use in India

India’s internet use is undergoing a change as the Smartphone revolution takes over.  Every urban youth is using a smartphone today and with it is coming the access to the social media.  This infographic discusses the various aspects of the use of Social media in India.

25 Mar 13 1 min read

India #1 traffic source for Quora ahead of US now!

Quora is a great site for Question and Answers.  People ask interesting questions and there are experts who come out with very details and informative answers.  And it seems that the Argumentative Indians have suddenly taken a lead on this site.  India is now the #1 source of traffic to

27 Feb 13 1 min read

What is the pain of losing a child?

It is said that of all the experiences in life, the loss of a child is the worst pain that can be inflicted on anyone. There is a very interesting story of a Realized man.  He got married to a wonder lady and was extremely happy with life.  He was

18 Feb 13 6 min read

Facebook Deactivation Agreement: Dad to pay his Daughter $200 to keep off Facebook for 5 months!

A man in Massachusetts, US, is paying his teenaged daughter [http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/dad-pays-daughter-200-to-quit-facebook/] $200 to keep her off social networking website Facebook. Paul Baier, who is the vice president of an energy firm in Boston, posted on his blog [http://practicalsustainability.blogspot.jp/2013/02/facebook-deactivation-agreement-with-my.html]

07 Feb 13 2 min read

Does Facebook make you a different person?

A Facebook friend had the following interesting status on her wall: > I’m always curious when I hear people mention, ‘Facebook friends’, Facebook behaviour’, ‘Facebook mannerisms’..are we so different here than what many think of as ‘real life’ ? unless of course you wear different masks for different phases and

23 Jan 13 1 min read

What does a perfect Start-up Team include?

Getting to start up a new business and to grow them to something that can be a financial and business success is not easy. Many things need to be considered when starting up a business. Like how you’ll pay your employees for instance. Then you have to consider US

22 Jan 13 3 min read

Damn… Facebook forcibly likes a page for me!

Remember this article I had written sometime back about how even people who are dead long back were “clicking on” Like button on Facebook for some sites peddling products, that while alive they wouldn’t have touched with a 100 ft long pole? (Now even the Dead Can’t Keep

02 Jan 13 1 min read

Instagram wanted to sell your photos?!

First Instagram – which is anyways in a mess due to its Twitter disengagement decision – made another blunder – saying that it can sell your images. > Instagram said [http://blog.instagram.com/post/38143346554/privacy-and-terms-of-service-changes-on-instagram] today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic

19 Dec 12 1 min read

Now even the Dead Can’t Keep Away from Facebook!!

In the past few years, I have seen and read about a lot of crazy shit happening on Facebook.  From stalkers to crazy people to love affairs to divorces.  But nothing could have prepared me for this bizarre-ness. It seems some dead people have started hitting like buttons on Facebook

12 Dec 12 3 min read

Is Social Media really worth the money for businesses?

JC Kendall makes an interesting point [http://socialmediatoday.com/jc-kendall/1047376/facebook-waste-time-most-advertisers] in his article on the impact of Social Media on sales of the businesses.  He says the impact is negligible. > On this recent 2012 Black Friday, Online Sales grew 20.7% from last year.  Online Sales on Cyber

03 Dec 12 3 min read

40 Amazing and Insightful Marketing Infographic Charts

Eloqua has created an Infographic series – Modern Marketing Insights [http://www.eloqua.com/resources/marketing-insights/] – which looks closely at the Social media impact on marketing using Big Data Analysis. You can also download a free e-book from here [http://demand.eloqua.com/40-charts?elqoffer=40charts&elqchannel=blog]. * Some of the

30 Nov 12 1 min read

Case of 2 Air India Cabin Crews’ arrest for Facebook posts comes to light

The country heard with amazement and consternation about the fate of the two girls who had posted comments on Facebook about Bal Thackeray and were arrested. Here is a new case [http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/two-air-india-employees-arrested-for-facebook-posts-spend-12-days-in-custody-297118] that has come to light of two employees of Air India – cabin

25 Nov 12 1 min read

Facebook Messenger to be integrated in Firefox 17 Beta Version

Mozilla’s Firefox is updating its interface with Social API to integrate Social Media within the browser via a sidebar in its new Firefox 17 beta.Facebook will be integrated [https://www.facebook.com/about/messenger-for-firefox] such that Facebook chats and updates will be available within the browser itself.  It

21 Nov 12 1 min read

Is Facebook addiction impacting our minds? (Infographic)

Even Internet can be an addiction.  And it has its repercussions [http://collective-thoughts.com/2012/11/02/facebook-psychology-infographic/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CollectiveThoughts+%28Collective+Thoughts%29] . > Some people think that internet addiction (IAD) is not a real issue, but in China, Taiwan, and Korea

20 Nov 12 1 min read

Facebook updates analysis can predict success in Jobs and Academics

Huh!?  Now it is possible to predict your success or failure in academics and job by analyzing your FB profile updates!  Better be careful!! > Your Facebook profile holds more valuable information about you than you might think. Researchers spent about 10 minutes looking at photos, wall posts, comments, education, and

23 Feb 12 1 min read

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