Total Posts : 35 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

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

Anushka, for love’s sake, don’t back off!

Manoj Sebastian was livid on twitter because of Anushka Sharma!  Why?  Because she happened to be in Sydney watching her boy friend Virat’s semi final game against Australia.  A game where India lost and Virat – the star Indian batsman – scored just 1 run.  As per this guy Manoj [https:

26 Mar 15 5 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

Posterous goes out; closing on April 30th

Posterous – a blogging platform – when started, was one of the most revolutionary.  It offered a lot of new features.  The best being that you could create a blog for yourself, just by sending a blog by email.  The email to blogging interface was probably best explored by Posterous!  The company

06 Mar 13 2 min read

Pope wants Faithful to “convert” to Twitter

While trying to enter Asia to spread the “Christian Good News”, a euphemism for converting the local populations – while decimating the local cultures and myriad of belief systems and rituals as new “Walmartization” of culture happens – Pope now wants to enter a new territory.   Social Media. He has a new

27 Jan 13 1 min read

Beef Burgers in Britain and Ireland contained Horse meat

The Brits are in a bit of trouble.  Their Beef burger patties had Horsemeat in it as well. > Many of Britain’s biggest retailers were forced to pull products from their shelves yesterday as their suppliers were found to be selling beefburgers laced with horse meat.  Tesco’s were found

17 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 [] today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic

19 Dec 12 1 min read

Is Social Media really worth the money for businesses?

JC Kendall makes an interesting point [] 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 [] – which looks closely at the Social media impact on marketing using Big Data Analysis. You can also download a free e-book from here []. * Some of the

30 Nov 12 1 min read

Twitter + SGI Supercomputer = Heat Map of Angriest Tweeters locations

Data Scientists are using Twitter data and Super-computer power to understand [] where positive and negative emotions and responses are being generated. > Silicon Graphics International, or SGI, has partnered with researchers from the University of Illinois

20 Nov 12 1 min read

8 Interesting Facts related to India from Twitter

> India has more citizens with IQ’s over 120 than the total population of the U.S. — Funny Facts (@FunnyFacts) October 28, 2012 [] Mumbai Smog and pollution> Breathing the air in Mumbai, India for just ONE DAY, is equivalent to smoking 2.5 packs

29 Oct 12 1 min read

Police arrest Twitter Users for harassment of a Singer in Chennai

Singer Chinmayi SripadaThis is an interesting case [] from India where the harassment on Social Media by some people culminated in their arrest on complaint from the victim.  So, moral of the story is that you better be careful while passing

23 Oct 12 2 min read

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