Category Archives: blogging

Weekend Flea Market 5-Oct-07

An assort­ment of stuff I came across in cyber­space, offered sec­ond hand, for any­one who may be inter­est­ed. If you haven’t read it already, Thomas Friedman’s penul­ti­mate op-ed 9/11 Is Over, is a must-read. Chi­na has now start­ed block­ing all … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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3rd Intellectual Blogger Award…

It has been a long time since I nom­i­nat­ed The Intel­lec­tu­al Blog­ger Award, after Ergo and Nita. Being a new­bie, I decid­ed to take time to dis­cov­er new blogs, and will con­tin­ue to do so. How­ev­er, with­out fur­ther delay, let … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Getting back from a hiatus

Dear read­ers, I’ve been offline for the past few days, savor­ing India’s per­for­mance in the 20–20 World Cup, while attempt­ing to escape the insane noise pol­lu­tion, traf­fic con­ges­tion, and air pol­lu­tion as a result of the Gane­sha Fes­ti­val in Pune. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Google Reader does evil; dumps Opera

One of the most favorite (and cer­tain­ly my per­son­al favorite) RSS read­ers is Google Read­er. In cut-throat com­pe­ti­tion with Blog­lines, Google intro­duced Search func­tion­al­i­ty in Google Read­er yes­ter­day. Read TechCrunch’s take here. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this has made Google Read­er stop work­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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To My Readers

There was once a Ram­bodocWho twist­ed word and min­dA­long came An Unqui­et Min­dAnd soon they were one of a kind Not for­get­ting her­self, Aika­ter­ine joinedOemar’s ran­dom mus­ings entwinedThiru was perched on a spot­No won­der as he was on blogspot Priyank was fly­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spooky Spock

This is the spook­i­est thing I’ve ever seen on the Inter­net yet. A rev­o­lu­tion­ary peo­­ple-focused search engine, Spock, launched into pub­lic beta today. About 30% of all search traf­fic is peo­ple relat­ed — about 20 bil­lion search queries per month. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Are Blogging Journalists Shielded?

A US con­gres­sion­al pan­el on Wednes­day vot­ed, against the Bush administration’s wish­es, to shield jour­nal­ists includ­ing adver­tis­ing-sup­­port­ed blog­gers from hav­ing to reveal their con­fi­den­tial sources in many sit­u­a­tions. This is a major mile­stone in the ongo­ing bat­tle between free­dom of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Meaning of freedom

Imag­ine not being able to: Study Wikipedia Read news sources like BBC, New York Times, Wash­ing­ton Post, Econ­o­mist Ref­er­ence the Inter­net Movie Data­base (IMDB) Use MySpace, YouTube, Digg, or Orkut View pic­tures on Flickr Read blogs on Word­Press, Live­Jour­nal, or Blogspot … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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