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Dealing with hate speech online – An example


Hate speech is, outside the law, any communication which disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as race or sexual orientation. In law, hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it may incite violence or prejudicial action against or by a protected individual or group, or because it disparages or intimidates a...

Softwares I use daily and can’t possibly avoid


Just like that ! On windows Adobe Photoshop – For all the image trimming for blogging. Firefox Browser – Browsing without firefox ? Difficult. Windows Live Writer – The one place blogging hub. Miss it on mac. Winamp – For music. Tweetdeck – For tweeting. Notepad – For quick notes. Skype – For calls. On Mac Ecto – instead of Windows live writer...

Pics and live updates on Mumbai Terrorist attack by bloggers and Twitters


It’s been more than 15 hours now since the whole hostage drama unfolded, and the blogging and twitter community have been catching up with it with a better pace than the Television media in India. Some of the prominent updates were from Vinu, who has clicked more than  a 100 pics from the terror attacked areas of Mumbai, right through the night. Watch the entire set of pics here Vinus Blog Kamla...

iPhone price in India – Big disappointment!


There’s no doubt that iPhone will remain a premium commodity and not a crowd puller in India. You’ve seen why. Now, there’s even more to worry. An iPhone in India will cost you INR – 36,000 for a 16GB model. In the US, a 16GB Apple iPhone 3G is available at $299 (around INR 12,259). So an Apple iPhone 3G in India will cost you three times as that of it’s original...

What is KILB (K.I.L.B) ? The Irfan Khan Ad


It’s good time for series ads alright? I remember, the first one was “Digen Varma” (for Mango fruity ad), which was big hit during my school days. I personally like all the series ads as they have a “kick” to them. They take advantage of our curiosity and the natural mouth to mouth publicity reaches a peak before the product is launched. Great strategy and works like...

Bangalore bomb blasts – A scary message


Scary it is! Despite the lingering question on who could be behind it, I’m worried about the message it gives. Bangalore, the IT hub of India that contributes to more than 50% of it’s GDP, is being targeted by someone who does not like it. And the most scariest fact is that it’s a soft target – ironic! It’s disappointing when you realize that the message was written...

I’m addicted to Pepsi


I have to admit it. Not sure if it’s the taste or the brand. Pepsi is cool to me. You know we guys tend to develop a sort of likeness to one particular brand even before trying it or knowing what it is. We also tend to dislike some brands similarly. I had a problem with Coke. I didn’t like the ads. It was always red and tinges of red. It always had a “loudness” to it. And...

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