The caring lot on Facebook and Twitter: Suarez, Sharapova, Gaza and Iraq

Two recent incidents which started trending on Twitter: Suarez bit Italian footballer Chiellini and Tennis player Maria Sharapova showed ignorance on knowing Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the best cricket batsman world has ever seen. With these two incidents, simultaneously two other incidents were taking place: Isreal teens killed in Gaza and Israel air strikes Gaza; and… Continue reading The caring lot on Facebook and Twitter: Suarez, Sharapova, Gaza and Iraq

Facebook: A virtual commode to bullshit

I always believed, Internet will be one technology that will democratise information and will unleash democracy in the true sense of it. We might denounce the concept of democracy itself and might not have any solution by saying this is the best among worst, but let’s face it we have to live with it for… Continue reading Facebook: A virtual commode to bullshit

Social media, where to?

Image courtesy: onbile.com When Marshal McLuhan coined the term Global Village, way back in 1962, he had just seen a glimpse of what electric technology could do. But he had sensed that whatever it comes to be in future, it would be an “extension of consciousness”. He had predicted that every information collected would be… Continue reading Social media, where to?