Category Archives: Blogosphere

#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 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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Cometh The Time, Cometh The Word!

This blog has a (not not much used) section on new word coinages, many triggered by the internet. While we do recommend that as a good read, when that section is not being updated, we direct you to Ben Schott. … Continue reading

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Blogwatch: Puneri Patya

One frequent grouse about the internet in India is that it does reach out in Indian languages, which is why print and TV are still dominant. Compare this to the internet in China, which has some 400 million users and … Continue reading

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The best and the worst on the net

All of us have a fascination for lists. We like to know the ten best movies, the ten biggest natural disasters (morbid, but morbid fascination is a universal human trait), the richest men, the most fashionable women, ten things Lindsay … Continue reading

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Blogwatch: drksongs

To become an internet phenomenon like Justin Bieber, you have to be, um, well, Justin Bieber. Cute, fifteen and a voice that has an intoxicating effect on teenaged ‘beliebers‘. But you can be an internet phenomenon without being Justin Bieber. … Continue reading

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When nothing goes right, Failblog gets going

This is easily one of the internet’s most popular blogs. The blog whose tagline is “Helping you feel better about yourself everyday”. Whether you’ve had a dressing down from boss, a mere wardrobe malfunction or pressure cooker exploded, A few … Continue reading

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Blogwatch: Inside Facebook

If you are trying Social marketing for your non-profit cause (or for profit brand), you probably have pages on Facebook, Twitter etc. Facebook is by far the richest (in terms of media, photos and long content) and most popular social … Continue reading

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Flog the blog

It is with great hesitation that I finally managed to embark on this journey of blogging. Used to think that it is such a waste of time (it still is in many cases). But then it is also an effective … Continue reading

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Blogwatch: Ann Telnaes’ animated cartoons

We often look first at the cartoonists’ column in a newspaper – it is in a way, a summary of the day’s dominant theme. Presented in a witty manner, with an exaggerated caricature and a witty line, the cartoon often … Continue reading

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