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About ozymandias

What am I? A body and brain, products of carbon concatenation chemistry, an intelligence and conscience to enable bits of DNA evolve. Maybe a pharaoh, maybe a dung-beetle, never more than a safe conduit for some genes.

This blog has moved

We are happy to announce that RK Swamy Interactive’s blog has moved to its own web location. You can now see all old posts and all forthcoming posts on http://rkswamyinteractive.com/blog. Thank you WordPress.com. It was fun being with you.

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Erratum

In our post ‘barkhagate: We, the Twitter people‘ we had incorrectly mentioned that Expressbuzz is owned by the Indian Express Group. It is in fact owned by The New Indian Express, and its editor is Aditya Sinha who does not … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: Y2K redux?

Remember the Y2K crisis that gripped everybody, a thousand years ago*, in 1999? There was panic worldwide that computers would crash on January 1, 2000 because their internal timekeepers, running on two digit years, would reset to 00. It gained … Continue reading

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Our blog post gets tweeted about

Our take on the Radia tapes and its consequences on old and new media is a hit on Twitter. We’ve noticed quite a few people have chosen to tweet the post through their Twitter handles. http://topsy.com/rksinteractive.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/barkhagate-we-the-twitter-people/?utm_source=pingback&utm_campaign=L2 While this might not … Continue reading

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#barkhagate: We, the Twitter people

Saw TV last week? Or read the papers? Did you hear or read of India’s latest scandal, as it unfolded with Outlook’s latest expose. Amidst the parliament disruption and any number of scams (adarsh, CWG, 2G, BDA) this one never … Continue reading

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A byte of magnetic code. A $7 billion business.

Would you think it clever business sense or rank insanity if you mortgaged your home to raise $100,000 to buy an virtual asteroid? Yes, you got that right, a virtual asteroid. It looks and feels like an asteroid, but rests … Continue reading

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The ‘Good’ Old Days?

As we grow older, there’s always the refrain of the ‘good old days’ we start spouting. (I’m beginning to spout some of it already). Do aging advertisiers too yearn for the good old days? When it was still about a … Continue reading

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A new Facebook Wave?

On November 15th, Facebook announced, in a touching blogpost, the launch of the new ‘Facebook Messages’. It began the blog by invoking the American family: Imagine the kind of family you might see in a modern American sitcom: loving parents … Continue reading

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Let’s celebrate National Unfriend Day

As William Shatner* says, “Those people on Facebook. They’re not your friends.” The host on this video has a simple test for your friends: announce that you are shifting home. Those who come to help are friends. Unfriend the rest. … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s Top Parasatires

An earlier post mentioned the word parasatire. I must admit I’m fascinated by the word. A satire that not only spoofs another movie, but releases in the afterglow and makes a decent bit of cash too. What a way to … Continue reading

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