Category Archives: Social Software, Technology and Internet

An Inappropriate and Offensive Swastika

Further to yesterday’s madness, Google now appears to apologize for the “Swastika Situation“. Here’s Google’s response We have an automated system to identify and remove inappropriate or offensive material in Hot Trends. In rare cases, when such material is missed, … Continue reading

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Searching for the Swastika

TechCrunch is getting all worked up about the word Swastika appearing on Google’s Hot Trends. They obviously want to make a lot of noise about it and hint that it’s the return of the Neo-Nazis. But if you notice Google’s … Continue reading

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Supermarket 2.0

Via Dina, this hilarious video on a Supermarket going 2.0 [Supermarket 2.0]. Some really hilarious references – including Quakr and Watr. http://www.glumbert.com/embed/supermarket glumbert.com – Supermarket 2.0 Watch out for the part when the “user” holds up an egg, and asks … Continue reading

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In which the Indian Cops trace your IP

In some supremely air-conditioned room, cops will sit on their computers, logging into Orkut. They will then meticulously wade through all the offers of “fraandship”, “oye, sexy pic you got” and what not to track down the very bored people … Continue reading

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The Kalleda Rural School Photoblog

If there are one link you click on today, make it this one. The BBC profiles the Kalleda Photo Project – Children at a rural school in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are running a photoblog about daily … Continue reading

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Blogging, Nhilism and the Post Post Post Modern World

If you click on one link today – make it this one. Geert Lovink writes on “Blogging, the nihilist impulse“. There is a quest for truth in blogging. But it is a truth with a question mark. Truth has become … Continue reading

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RSS in 1970

I don’t know why I still use Bloglines. Today, while checking feeds of a particular blog, I saw that Bloglines decided that a particular subscriber had been reading the feed since 1970! Ze mind.. it boggles..

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Global Voices Summit in Delhi

Global Voices Summit in Delhi is going great guns so far. I had loads of fun running around and moderating the discussion on Blogging and Outreach. The conversation is flying about all over the room so I am not really … Continue reading

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Orkut, criminals and the ardent Police in Bombay

The way the police is wasting their time breathing down on Orkut‘s neck would be funny if some private company was paying for the police’s time. I don’t know how I missed this – but anyhow, apparently the police is … Continue reading

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24 hour online demo against Internet Censorship at RSF

From RSF: Reporters without borders organises 24-hour online demo against Internet censorship How to take part in the 24-hour online demo against censorship: The Reporters Without Borders website will be given over to this protest from 11 a.m. on 7 … Continue reading

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Why we get online and a podcast recommendation

Why do people get online in India in the first place? I am not talking of the way their user behaviour changes once they start exploring the nooks and corner of the net, but the fundamental pull factor. How does … Continue reading

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Blog War, Russian and LiveJournal

A lot of “well-versed” people I know tend to write-off LiveJournal as something too basic to be bothered about. But a large number of blogs exist on LJ because it is rather user friendly and allows for some excellent interaction. … Continue reading

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