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Social Network Suicide

Social Network Suicide

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2011 03:54 PM

Those disillusioned with their virtual friends circle are saying goodbye through web applications that wipe out your net identity. What’s more, you can even have your own memorial page, says Sahana Charan in this article published in the Bangalore Mirror on Sunday, February 6, 2011.

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New Kids on the Blog

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2011 04:10 PM

Across the world, the blogosphere is shrinking. But that might not be a bad thing. Look closer, self-indulgence has found newer platforms, and only the fittest and the smartest blogs have survived. This article was published by the Indian Express on February 6, 2011. Indian Express reporter spoke with Nishant Shah.

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Can the mouse be a tool of revolution in India?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2011 04:26 PM

Do you consider yourself a ‘slacktivist’?” Vikram Sengupta considers the question for a couple of seconds, and then excuses himself. “I’ll call you back. I’m in the middle of something right now,” he says, and hangs up. Being called a ‘slacktivist’ is probably not very flattering, first thing in the morning or at any other time of the day. But this writer has been at the receiving end of endless mails from him, mails which sought to impose a burning moral imperative to sign up instantly and save the grand Canadian Musk Ox or the Mexican Dumpy Frog. The question, therefore, is not unjustified.

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What Are You Accused of? Find Out Online

What Are You Accused of? Find Out Online

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2011 04:48 PM

Starting Tuesday, police authorities in the Indian capital will make many crime reports, also known as First Information Reports, publicly accessible from its Web site. The report can be attained by entering details such as the name of the accused or victim and also the area where the crime took place. So far, no crime reports have been posted on the Web site.

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Getting Connected

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2011 05:03 PM

Nishant Shah of the Centre for Internet & Society talks about the growing adoption of social media, and what can constitute a "social media network"

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Clicktivism & a brave new world order

by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:02 AM

THE FIRST decade of this century has been one of accelerated change. The proliferation of the Internet has ushered in ubiquitous transformations in the way we live. And yet, the more things change, the more they remain the same.

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Would it be a unique identity crisis ?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 01, 2011 05:10 PM

The UID project will centralise a humongous amount of data but the fear is that it might fall into the wrong hands.

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Nel suk dei nativi digitali. Perché gli studenti 2.0 hanno bisogno di una bussola per orientarsi

Nel suk dei nativi digitali. Perché gli studenti 2.0 hanno bisogno di una bussola per orientarsi

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:31 AM

Addio al vecchio sapere lineare fondato sulla parola scritta e sulla trasmissione di conoscenza maestro-alunno: imparare oggi ha la forma di un suk arabo nell'ora di punta. Tra social network, video-racconti su YouTube, la musica di MySpace, il linguaggio sincopato delle chat e le bufale online, gli studenti di nuova generazione hanno bisogno di una bussola per orientarsi. Ma la scuola non c'è. O meglio, non ce la fa: a studenti 2.0 corrispondono spesso istituti scolastici da secolo scorso.

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A Tweet and a poke from the CEO

A Tweet and a poke from the CEO

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:30 AM

The official grapevine has moved online, and Twitter is the new water-cooler.

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Mothers discuss kids, music, fashions, on Net

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:25 AM

Among the many conversations about behavioural problems seen among teenage children and the benefits of organic foods, there is one that raves about a baby-sitter who takes care of pets too, and one that reviews newly opened art classes in the city. These are not the usual face-to-face discussions among women at a gathering, but threads that run on parenting websites and ‘mommy' blogs that have captured the imagination of many mothers in Chennai.

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'Pakistan' hackers target India's top police agency

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:26 AM

Cyber-attackers who identified themselves as the "Pakistan Cyber Army" have hacked the website of India's top police agency, officials said on Saturday. The website of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was hacked by programmers who left a message saying that the attack was in revenge for similar Indian assaults on Pakistani sites, Press Trust of India said. The hackers signed their message on the Indian police website: "Long Live Pakistan."

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Self-regulation in media and society meet to gain legal perspectives

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 01:22 AM

With electronic media generally expressing its opposition to government imposed regulations, a two-day workshop is being organised here from tomorrow on 'Comparative Perspectives on Media Self-Regulation and Society'.

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UID elicits mixed response

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 06:32 AM

Which is the root cause for pilferage of welfare funds in India: fake identity or corruption?

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Information Security Summit 2010

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 06:33 AM

The Information Security Summit 2010 will be held between 2-3 December 2010 in Chennai. The following is the agenda for the event.

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This Is All India Radia

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 07:28 AM

Our news media blanked it out, but the Internet forced the issue, says Debarshi Dasgupta in an article published in the Outlook Magazine.

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The Niira Radia Tapes: Scrutinizing the Snoopers

The Niira Radia Tapes: Scrutinizing the Snoopers

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 07:29 AM

There’s been plenty of outrage in India over taped phone calls between corporate lobbyist Niira Radia and local journalists, revealing what some people believe is evidence that star reporters at the country’s newspapers and TV channels are too cozy with the subjects they’re supposed to be reporting on.

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Time to bury e-mail?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 07:30 AM

Earlier this week, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, had a simple message to the world: email is outdated since it can no longer handle the sort of digital communication that we’ve got used to. Facebook Messages, which integrates email, SMS, instant messaging and social networking, is the way forward, he claimed.

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The internet’s new billion

The internet’s new billion

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 07:31 AM

New web users — in countries like Brazil and China — are changing the culture of the internet.

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DOC 2.0: A Resources Sharing Mela by NGO Documentation Centres

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 08:13 AM

A Resource Sharing Mela and Meet of DCM (Document Centres Meet) at the Centre for Education & Documentation in Domlur, Bangalore.

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Crisis for identity or identity crisis?

Crisis for identity or identity crisis?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 02, 2011 08:16 AM

The hurry with which the government is pushing its most ambitious project to assign a number (UID) to every citizen without any feasibility study or public debate has raised many questions.

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