Category Archives: Social Republic

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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The Facebook Cheat Sheet

Tridib called Facebook a “Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game” in which the objective is to make as many ‘friend’s as possible. So how does one go about it? Here’s a cheat sheet at cracking this Great Game. This comes … Continue reading

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Will the revolution be tweeted? Part I

Malcolm Gladwell is an author used to being in the eye of storms. It’s usually about his books, and the way the ‘insights’ in those books excite people; his ‘Tipping Point’ is now as much a concept in human behaviour … Continue reading

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Website Review: IPAIDABRIBE.com

In 2009, according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI), India ranked 96th among 180 countries. In other words, it was the world’s 96th most corrupt country (Somalia). Overcoming corruption and bribery offers great scripts for movies, but often stamping … Continue reading

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Who will watch the Watchmen?

This question, originally asked by Plato to Socrates, defines the relationships of governments and citizens. Socrates defined a perfect society in which the citizens form one class, and the elites form another class that guards and protects the citizens. Plato … Continue reading

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How (not) to get addicted to Facebook

It’s easy to get sucked into Facebook and spend (or as bosses call it, waste) one’s whole day on it. But how does the addiction, which has made one website as powerful as China or America, start? This snippet from … Continue reading

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