Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Social Networks are the buzz word of the day. Every day you learn controversies created by social networks. A Minister had to face wrath for tweeting about the cattle class and governments going down because Social Networks provided platform to people to unite against the tyranny of the state. One prominent spokesperson of a leading political party had to go in hiding after follow up taken by netizens about his deeds ( You can read about this more in my earlier post here )
We have seen rise of Social Networks in India not more than last five years. People started using Facebook, Twitter, Linked in, Slide Share etc. to keep their friends informed about whats happening in their public as well as private life by using these social networks. At certain point in time in the past suddenly Social Networks went viral and now you will find every fifth person using internet on at least one of these social networks. Following are some of the important characteristics of social networks.
Monday, November 5, 2012
We the people of this land are full of dichotomies. Since last many days I am thinking on this post and the more I started thinking I got more evidences of this phenomena which I believe now is very deep rooted in our society.
We criticise politicians and government officials for being corrupt and being manipulative and promoting dynasties in politics.
What we do in our daily lives is no different than what our politicians do.
- We offer bribe to get our driving license,
- When we jump the signal we happily pay 100 bucks to the cop not insisting on receipt of the penalty.