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Social Media

Roundtable on Information Access, Public Initiatives and Civil Society Engagement

June 24, 2009

Tweet Last week, I attended the Round Table on Assessing the Efficacy of Information and Communication Technologies for Public Initiatives, hosted by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore, on 17 June 2009, in collaboration with the Liberty Institute, New Delhi. The discussion was really interesting, and I do hope it is the start […]

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Designing for the social web

May 28, 2009

Tweet Came across this really interesting presentation from Chris Messina on designing for the Social Web. The new assumptions are: And then, some more: Here’s his presentation on Slideshare – there are some good lessons spelt out in there for each of the assumptions. New Assumptions for Designing for the Social Web

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India Elections’09 2.0: did online campaigns & social media work?

May 19, 2009

Tweet The verdict is out. An article at Business Standard (link shared with me by @aparnaray who writes Newsmericks and who encouraged me to blog my thoughts) called Impassive Indians reveals findings from a study conducted by IMRB International on the impact of the political campaigns on youth in India. What’s evident from this study […]

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Tweet-writing a book on Social Media Marketing

April 7, 2009

Tweet This is really cool – Social Media Marketing GPS. It’s a book being written entirely on Twitter. Interesting experiment. I’m following the evolution of this Tweet-book #smgps and see valuable comments and questions around many of the Tweets – I wonder whether these will be incorporated into the book too in true crowdsourcing spirit! […]

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Informed …. go Vote!

April 7, 2009

Tweet Sampad Swain points to this Election Page from Google which is an interesting mashup on the Lok Sabha 2009 Elections, in partnership with a bunch of organizations and groups like the Association For Democratic Reforms, HT Media, Indicus Analytics, Janaagraha Centre For Citizenship and Democracy (the Jaago Re folks), Liberty Institute, PRS Legislative Research […]

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Social Media ‘Expert’ & Personal Engagement

April 3, 2009

Tweet I couldn’t agree more with Katie Allison Granju (Mamapundit): In other words, if a social media consultant’s only interest in and experience with the field comes as a result of trying to earn a living off of telling other people how to do this thing, well, I would see that as a real weakness. […]

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Social Collider – visualizing Twitter connections and conversations

March 20, 2009

Tweet This is a pretty fantastic visualization connecting your conversations on Twitter. From Google’s recently launched Chrome Experiments, which showcases JavaScript intensive games, apps, and visualizations.  I did some runs on some keywords and its pretty amazing. Here’s a screenshot of visualizations of the connections and cross-connections between tweeters I (@dina) have had conversations with […]

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links for 2009-02-12

February 13, 2009

Tweet Anthropology and Activism in Pakistan with lullabies – A great example of Anthropology being used in Activism:”A few days ago, Pakistani anthropologist Samar Minallah lauched a “video song”, a tribute to little girls in all the regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan where schools are being destroyed, depriving girls of their right to education, The […]

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Interesting things

January 15, 2009

Tweet I’ve been quiet here but have been reading. And playing games – I think I am quite addicted to some of them – Alphattack is my current fav and I’m determined to crack level 18 on hard to get the award. And I’m trying to get back sculpted arms!!! I find myself opening GoogleReader […]

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Because I believe in citizen media

December 22, 2008

Tweet If you do too, don’t hesitate to click the button below, this December.

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India Social Media Survey – Brands & Corporates

December 22, 2008

Tweet Take this – it’s a great start to collecting some good data: We need your participation: You can take the survey here- open until 24 December 2008 but don’t wait until the last day. All valid participants get a FREE copy of Summary & Key Points from the “Overview of Blog & Social Media […]

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To hustle … or not?

December 12, 2008

Tweet Gaurav Mishra says he’s “the marketer who hates the social media hustle”. And yet he finds himself hustling, as he believes much of what we do in social media is hustle: But social media is all about the hustle, it’s all about working the room, and, indeed, working your social networks, doing anything you […]

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Kids for Mumbai

December 5, 2008

Tweet Priyanka Kargupta is an 8 year old living in Maryland, USA. She’s set up Kids for Mumbai – to help those affected by the Mumbai Terror Attacks.  I personally don’t know her, just got an email from her, and would encourage you to assess it for yourselves before donating.  She’s provided links to her […]

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Are we asking the right questions?

December 3, 2008

Tweet A whole lot of questions are being asked about whether the Twitter #mumbai feed was citizen journalism or not. Many ‘sides’ are emerging in this debate. I found this post (thru’ a tweet by @MaryHodder) which asks How Should Journalists Use Twitter? I’m not so sure it’s the right question to be asking … […]

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