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

Posted in Funny, Random Links, Social Software, Technology and Internet

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

Posted in Governance, India, Marketplace and All Things Current, Rights, Social Software, Technology and Internet

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

Posted in India, Marketplace and All Things Current, Online Projects, Social Software, Technology and Internet

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..

Posted in Blogs, Random Links, Social Software, Technology and Internet