Category Archives: social networking

Not the Usual Yada- an Open Letter to Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all digital platforms

All social networks and search engines need to start seriously working on a common code of conduct, which keeps people safe online. And it starts with people understanding what they can share, and what they can’t when they sign-in, whether they can read English, or any other language or none at all. Continue reading

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7 seconds or less: Attention span versus first impressions on social media

“In the future everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame”, thus spake psychedelic guru, Andy Warhol. That was 1968! And the flower power hippie movement was the backdrop, as was network TV in the US. Cut to 2015, and … Continue reading

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Is the News Room dying?

I didn’t blog a year back when Instagram, was valued at One BILLION dollars and acquired by Facebook, about the same time when Kodak filed for bankruptcy. I thought enough has been written already about how Instagram, which allows people … Continue reading

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Are you M positive?

Today, I heard another pitch from an ‘entrepreneur’, and I was reminded of a similar exchange which I walked away from, some six years back. At that time, I had just put in my papers at Nokia, to start my … Continue reading

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The Flip Side of Social Media

It’s time to end the silence. And what’s prompting me this time around is the flip side of social media. Having spent almost a year of talking, lecturing, Debating the worth and RoI of social media, and social networks as … Continue reading

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7 Social Networking Secrets from Mark Zuckerberg

Yup! been thinking of blogging about the movie on Mark Zuckerberg Facebook’s 20-something CEO ( I’m CEO, Bitch!) and his journey to the first 1000,000 friends ever since I saw the movie. A “MUST” watch cult movie, to be sure! But … Continue reading

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The 3C’s of Social Media Marketing- Are you co-creating your content with your community yet?

3 years back, when I first proposed Social Media Marketing to our PR and Online Reputation Management clients, there was a sense of dis-belief among the marketing mavens that traditional media could be dis-intermediated in the next few years. Today, … Continue reading

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Social Media Professionals- What makes U ACE ?!

This post (longer than usual) is provoked by a number of folks I know who are jumping onto the Social Media bandwagon. While corporates, businesses and organisations keep looking for how to maximise their visibility and awareness, people are becoming … Continue reading

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How to make your post VIRAL? 3 lessons I learnt in social media

On Oct 13, I wrote a blog post on the Se7en Deadly Social Media Sins. A week later, I was mystified with the spike in hits I noticed on the WordPress dashboard stat counter. Have a look! Now I don’t … Continue reading

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