From the monthly archives:

November 2008

Why I am deleting comments

November 30, 2008

Tweet I’m getting a huge load of comments around the politics of religion, of division and hate at my last few posts on the Mumbai terror attacks. While religion and politics may have a lot to do with the state of our world today, my blog’s not the forum to air or feed these divisions. […]

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Twitter meetup at Leopold Cafe Mumbai 30/11/2008

November 29, 2008

Tweet From Suketu Mehta‘s heartfelt piece in the OpEd at New York Times: If the rest of the world wants to help, it should run toward the explosion. It should fly to Mumbai, and spend money. Where else are you going to be safe? New York? London? Madrid? So I’m booking flights to Mumbai. I’m […]

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… and then there was Light

November 28, 2008

Tweet Picture source – The Big Picture. More amazing pictures on the site, many are visceral and disturbing.  Description of this image: “Schoolchildren hold candles during a vigil held in memory of the victims of Wednesday’s shootings in Mumbai, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 27, 2008. Elite Indian commandos fought room to […]

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Mumbai Bleeds

November 27, 2008

Tweet {updated: 28 November 10.30 am IST} Some helpline numbers: List of Injured and Deceased JJ Hospital +91 22 23739031 St George’s Hospital – +91 22 22620240 Mumbai Police’s Helpline Numbers Taj helpline numbers for info about people stuck inside – +91 -22-66574322, +91-22-66574372, local toll free 1-800-111-825 Trident Hotel Helpline : 011-23890606, 011-23890505, 9810956888 […]

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Ethnographers or Bricoleurs?

November 15, 2008

Tweet Dr. Aviva Rosenstein – “Fake Ethnography vs Real Ethnography” at URF08 from bolt peters on Vimeo. In a review of the User Research Friday Talks, Celeste Roschuni provides a recap of Dr. Rosenstein‘s talk: ….. and finished with the idea that it’s more important to be doing good research than to be doing “real […]

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Mashup for Ethnography

November 12, 2008

Tweet Here’s a very neat mashup of GoogleEarth and Twitter for ethnography (it’s in French). @thiteu sent me the link on Twitter. This work is a simulation of a 3 dimensional Geography using GOOGLE EARTH and of a social signal using TWITTER in ethnography nowadays. Cool? Yeah. Imagine Second Life sort of re-enactments of the […]

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Seeing the world through people’s eyes

November 10, 2008

Tweet Gabriel Biller & Kristy Scovel from IIT Institute of Design, Chicago have a neat video called Getting People to Talk: An Ethnography & Interviewing Primer. It’s long – about 30 minutes but great for anyone who wants a good primer on conducting ethnographic research and interviewing. Getting People to Talk: An Ethnography & Interviewing […]

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Measuring the value of conversations in social media engagement

November 10, 2008

Tweet I recently read that shopper marketing strategies are being affected by how customers behave online. From this article, Connect the Dots at the Hub: Our conversation with consumers and shoppers today is one way; we send them our advertisements and promotions. But we now live in a conversational culture because of the internet and […]

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The Paradox of the Wisdom of Crowds

November 7, 2008

Tweet I rediscovered this TED talk by James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds. James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news — and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy. . […]

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Info Activism Camp in Bangalore

November 7, 2008

Tweet Tactical Tech and Aspiration are organizing a week-long event in Bangalore, India in February 2009 – The Info-Activism Camp. Deadline for applications has been extended to Nov 8th. The Info Activism camp (http://www.informationactivism.org), to be held in Bangalore, India from February 19th to 25th, helps advocates to make the best use of information, communication […]

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At home in Khandala

November 4, 2008

Tweet “I should be content to look at a mountain for what it is and not as a comment on my life” –David Ignatow More pictures at Flickr.

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Woman: Inspiration and Celebration

November 3, 2008

Tweet A celebration of women. “Last month 26 women from around the world took a moment to write an inspiring sentence. Each woman has shared something unique – please take the time to read the message on each slide.” A Woman’s Investment View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: opportunity_intermational microcredit)

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Chris Brogan ebook

November 3, 2008

Tweet In his short ebook: Fishing Where the Fish Are – Mapping Social Media to the BuyingCycle Chris Brogan offers up some good practical advice on social media approaches, tools and strategies. Relying on stories and examples, it’s a good demonstration of effectively communicating strategies to: 1.) Find the Customer – listening tools, search. 2.) […]

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YouTube, Qualitative Research & Ethnography

November 3, 2008

Tweet Interesting intersections between YouTube, qual research and ethnography. Visual observations and reporting have always been very powerful in research.  Some recent explorations and projects around this: YouTube as a Qualitative Research Asset: Reviewing User Generated Videos as Learning Resources by: Ronald J. Chenail, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida [Source: The Weekly Qualitative Report […]

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