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Data, the center point of Digital Revolution has become an Oil-like commodity which India had got plenty on its own. But are we really equipped to handle the new Data-bloom in the digital space? With the raging Facebook Data Leak debate going on, it is high time we pay attention to the numerous social […]

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Can I Have Your Attention Please?

I have always liked Ronnie’s photographs mostly related to sports. They are vibrant, energetic and very interesting.
Since I am not on FaceBook, I request the bloggers who are, to kindly help Ronnie.
Thank you.

 

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The Land Slide Photography

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I’m begging for votes to win a Summit Workshop. I need to finish in the top ten to reach the judges round. If you have a moment to click each link below and vote, I’d really appreciate it. Shares would be awesome too. Please note that while likes to this post are are welcome and appreciated, they do not count toward the contest. Thank You !

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omg! lol!!!

I got this video from a friend. Couldn’t stop myself from laughing out loud in office 😆 I can see myself there during a training that I had attended a couple of months back. I bet lot of us have the same problem 😉

The video is so… cute and so adorable… don’t you think so ?

What’s that app?

I ain’t on Facebook, irrespective of the fact that I am there as part of my friend’s posts, but then since I ain’t being tagged and for the fact that I don’t have an account over there (pseudo or not) I can claim that I am not there, yet (even in spite of being pressured a lot recently). But ever since I joined gym last year, I am on Whatsapp (even when I had my old phone with access to very less data using 2G) because the timings or any updates to my classes were done through Whatsapp. I am not fond of texting and try to avoid it as much as possible. That in turn means that I don’t take part in the Whatsapp conversations unless and otherwise it is necessary.

I literally groaned my frustration when my brother created a Family Whatsapp group and included all of my family members (yup, the only one who was left was my Mom who got an Android phone as a gift from my brother for her birthday last year and he set it up for her with an email account and loaded it with enough games for her to spend her free time). My brother is too much into all these social media stuff. He is the one who introduced me to blogging (even though he doesn’t do it anymore) and I will be grateful for that. But he texts too much for my comfort. But imagine my surprise when my sister also gets a little bit more involved in texting in Whatsapp, sharing the photos of kids, their daily activities, their fights, normal chit chat of the day and this inspite of them being in the same town and much closer to each other. No wonder my dad went running for the hills in a day or two , in other words , it means he left the group 😉 My mom is still figuring stuff out and I haven’t spoken to her yet on this to get her feedback on her view of this whole new text world. So yeah, suddenly everyone is on Whatsapp (well because every one has a phone now, duh!) irrespective of whether they are on Facebook or not. There are lots and lots of groups created to communicate (my brother told me that there is a 60+ member group he is part of , which consists of members of a whole village, imagine that), people share forwards and all those stuff they did earlier through FB using Whatsapp groups.

And not to mention the famous blueticks and the set of jokes and repercussions that it triggered when that got enabled. Blueticks should be used only when you really need to know if the other person received the message or not and not for why they haven’t replied. If you are able to disassociate receiving and replying you can live in peace with it. I just don’t care about it, blue or gray. What triggered this rant like post on Whatsapp ? Well this article, where they were talking about the growing numbers in Whatsapp. If every single person who has a phone and with the data getting cheaper (comparatively) start using Whatsapp instead of texting over Facebook it is obvious the numbers will grow exponentially. And I know I am already part of that when I got added to the Family group in Whatsapp. And I am already considering the mute option on them.

 

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Some just can’t resist taking Selfies

My brother was on a quick visit today (as part of his business visit to the city) carrying with him some Diwali sweets sent by my mother. I am happy that they came unharmed and packed. Usually if the train got delayed or if he is hungry he would help himself to the eatables my mother sends me. So there is no guarantee that they would ever reach me safely.  But I digress. So he comes home, he sees my new phone, checks it out and what does he do to validate it is a good one ? He takes a selfie. And declares that the selfie has come out good and hence the phone is good. I was like ‘dude, really ?’ I did not pay 13k for the camera, even though it is good too. He is one of those who can’t resist from taking selfies. Earlier it used to be just him. Now that he is married, his selfies mostly includes his wifey too. No wonder there is a song for people like him in the new and upcoming Tamil movie ‘Kaththi’ (meaning knife).

This is just a small clip from that song, but the English translation  goes like this

I have Terabytes and Terabytes of love for you

Making me go crazy when I am consumed byte-by-byte by you

Lets live our life through Instagram

By shooting (using camera i.e.) every second of our lives

When we get together there is bound so much fun

That even the Facebook likes and shares are bound to breakdown.