Monthly Archives: July 2009

world around twitter

Twitter phenomenon is unknown to none and then there are phenomenal products[apps, alright!] around twitter like twhirl, tweetdeck,destroytw…. And then there is a world around twitter of start-ups that depend on twitter, of apps built to give different output of twitter tweets, of tools that represent data in different fashion(s). My attempt to list a few

Twitter:
www.twivert.com

twitter twitter everywhere


Yes, as everybody else, I too am writing about twitter. There are so many things around twitter that have been built. Just my attempt to write the most crazy and different ones over here.

  1. Tweets from mars phoenix !
  2. Species that tweet – Horse; Dog; Cat;
  3. Plants – This one i didn’t explore much
  4. HOUSE This one’s got a name too, I mean a expansion of SARAH!

This last one has been too much for me to take — I cease to write.
Here’s Cofi — He to tweets, only intermittently just like most of us.

Any other weirder entities that you know which tweet?

Added:
- tweet from excel! (Via @neverclever)
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Such is life

There is this serial on air these days, a copy of “Moment of Truth” – ‘Sach Ka Samna’. Just saw that it’s got a legal notice for content that offends good taste and decency.
(Here’s the link)

This was coming their way. The fundamental of this game is that prior to the show, offline, people are asked 50 questions with “lie-detector” attachment and the results noted down. During the show they are then asked 21 questions from the same 50 questions and you keep on playing till you are telling the truth (based on the earlier answer-results matching with your current answers)

Here’s the Vinod Kambli episode clip:

The questions asked are what the show is all about — meant to be embarrassing, uncomfortable to answer. All answers are either Yes or No. The contestants, of course, have the option of leaving anytime — with the clause that they forfeit their prize money. I was of the opinion that both ways, one loses in the game. If you are asked a question that you answer incorrectly — results say it’s a lie — then you are out of the game. If you are asked a question that you do not wish to answer — again you lose — the answer of course can now be guessed by anyone as we know that he didn’t answer the question since the answer must be the embarrassing Yes (or no, whichever is more shameful).

I have my own thoughts on the ability of polygraph tests to actually determine whether a person is lying or not — the thoughts are negative!.There’s no way a machine can be 100% accurate.

What do you say, do these polygraph – lie-detector – tests mean anything?

What does twitter reveal about the Rediff revamp

Rediff.com has secretly revamped it’s site and it’s a change a blind man can’t miss.
It’s completely that – revamped.

Had been listening to people crib / swear / appreciate(only a few) about the activity, so thought I might as well do a simple search and post the views of people – tweeples to be specific, internetly speaking!

So I did just that using this new site that I heard of – Listoftweets.com
here is what came out:

  • @kunald rediff new look sucks looks so empty hardly getting anything to read there i donno why so much of whitespace and real estate wastage
    Fri Jul 17 10:20:27 +0000 2009 from arunsark
  • rediff’s new dry look http://bit.ly/60SZM #rediff
    Fri Jul 17 09:56:50 +0000 2009 from 1kush1
  • WOW!! RT: @icarusprakash: #Review: #Achamundu is a must-watch: Rediff.com movies http://bit.ly/KmSp7
    Fri Jul 17 09:56:25 +0000 2009 from milliblog
  • #Review: #Achamundu is a must-watch: Rediff.com movies http://bit.ly/KmSp7
    Fri Jul 17 09:48:28 +0000 2009 from icarusprakash
  • Now IPL-style T20 league in USA – Rediff: ESPN STAR SportsNow IPL-style T20 league in USARediffThe success of th.. http://bit.ly/1E6Sfz
    Fri Jul 17 09:43:08 +0000 2009 from IPL_Update
  • hate rediff’s new page!!
    Fri Jul 17 09:40:15 +0000 2009 from agarwalabhishek
  • The rediff home page is indeed very neat and clean. But I get too many spam mails on that account. They must do something about that.
    Fri Jul 17 09:30:37 +0000 2009 from shawnchandy
  • @csathya yeah..rediff page sucks…sify has moved to new light layout.
    Fri Jul 17 09:02:47 +0000 2009 from rajeshs142
  • The best part … Rediff earlier had a sports page and now has Cricket page and covers all Sports News. Wondering who is the designer
    Fri Jul 17 08:58:07 +0000 2009 from mrmwrites
  • just noticed – rediff.com drastically revamped – when did they do it? – now it more looks like a google than a portal (yahoo?).
    Fri Jul 17 08:52:20 +0000 2009 from santo_tweets
  • I like the new Rediff homepage, if only for the fact that it signs me back into email automatically, without making me log in again.
    Fri Jul 17 08:50:02 +0000 2009 from neverclever
  • I dont like the new rediff page… not that I had great love for the prev one… @fail
    Fri Jul 17 08:48:17 +0000 2009 from csathya
  • Now IPL-style T20 league in USA – Rediff http://digg.com/u18gk5 #IPL
    Fri Jul 17 08:39:50 +0000 2009 from CricketIPL
  • @krthksrnvsn I liked the older look .It was more indian + news in the mid. IMHO new look is a little weird, don’t feel like visiting rediff.
    Fri Jul 17 08:11:17 +0000 2009 from yogeshkm
  • Satyam gets till Mar 31 to restate accounts: Source: rediff Business http://bit.ly/jaYib
    Fri Jul 17 08:03:44 +0000 2009 from outsourcingEq
  • #rediff Their new look mirrors rediff intl/US. http://ia.rediff.com/ Alignment strategy?
    Fri Jul 17 07:45:27 +0000 2009 from vedantvarma
  • I will visit Rediff.com for my daily news from 2011 onwards. @WATblog http://tr.im/sKwe
    Fri Jul 17 07:42:44 +0000 2009 from sachinuppal
  • RT @rimeswithcya: I think they threw out the baby with the bathwater. There’s no ads, but there’s no engagement hook either. #rediff
    Fri Jul 17 07:33:41 +0000 2009 from rimeswithcya
  • Got a follow from someone working at #rediff . They seem to be listening to the twittercon abt #rediff site:-) http://tr.im/sCUo
    Fri Jul 17 07:32:27 +0000 2009 from vijaysankaran
  • WTF happened to the Rediff interface???? Hate it!
    Fri Jul 17 07:31:51 +0000 2009 from shantanub
  • @bikashchowdhury Rediff Newlook lesser clutter now but liked original :the main news updates section which was bang in center has moved
    Fri Jul 17 07:30:24 +0000 2009 from krthksrnvsn
  • rediff.com has a new look
    Fri Jul 17 07:22:34 +0000 2009 from bikashchowdhury
  • after rediff, toi also redesigns its homepage…are we seeing some wave coming
    Fri Jul 17 07:21:07 +0000 2009 from pankajagarwal
  • Gosh – The new rediff homepage is awful…am I in the minority?
    Fri Jul 17 07:20:02 +0000 2009 from topeszz
  • How Hillary Clinton can boost Indo-US trade ties – Rediff http://bit.ly/L2a5j #cleantech #japan
    Fri Jul 17 07:19:53 +0000 2009 from japancleantech
  • Industry reactions to rediff redesign http://bit.ly/vKuqu
    Fri Jul 17 07:19:52 +0000 2009 from seoparas
  • Rediff have redesigned their website. Will Rediff.com’s bold revamp work? http://bit.ly/iKwtg
    Fri Jul 17 07:18:13 +0000 2009 from nitinkarkara
  • How Hillary Clinton can boost Indo-US trade ties – Rediff http://bit.ly/L2a5j #india #cleantech
    Fri Jul 17 06:52:09 +0000 2009 from IndiaCleantech
  • Points of View: Will Rediff.com’s bold revamp work? http://bit.ly/vKuqu
    Fri Jul 17 06:51:20 +0000 2009 from afaqs
  • RT:@Sushilkrishnan:‘be good to users & the monetization will take care of itself’ Ajit Balakrishnan on adless Rediff home http://is.gd/1B14A
    Fri Jul 17 06:03:10 +0000 2009 from ruchiraswal
  • @RajaSen do, its not half bad. still writing film reviews for rediff? How’d you get into the biz, am curious as I love reading your reviews.
    Fri Jul 17 06:00:37 +0000 2009 from joeychopra
  • Check out what industry experts think about Rediff.com’s bold revamp http://bit.ly/VRAgG
    Fri Jul 17 05:56:01 +0000 2009 from kapilohri
  • I read rediff.com almost twice a day …I am not able to adapt myself to the new UI.
    Fri Jul 17 05:49:54 +0000 2009 from hkhurana
  • @prempanicker: And sports has been renamed as cricket on rediff homepage! (but contains all sports’ news???) Sheeeeesh…
    Fri Jul 17 05:37:31 +0000 2009 from shankaranand
  • New rediff Television ad to promote redesigned look. Just your Stuff! http://vimeo.com/5607418
    Fri Jul 17 05:37:28 +0000 2009 from medigit
  • RT @tweetmeme ‘be good to users…and the monetization will take care of itself’ Ajit Balakrishnan on adless Rediff home http://is.gd/1B14A
    Fri Jul 17 05:35:36 +0000 2009 from Sushilkrishnan
  • @prempanicker: whats with this new rediff look? The older one was wayyyyy better. This looks kinda empty.
    Fri Jul 17 05:35:14 +0000 2009 from shankaranand
  • RT @tweetmeme Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign, Search, Mobile, Ad Revenue & Its Future P… http://is.gd/1B14A
    Fri Jul 17 05:35:09 +0000 2009 from medigit
  • RT @Vulturo Webchutney employees frequenting rediff.com = NOT COOL. Makes me ashamed to be working here.
    Fri Jul 17 05:28:26 +0000 2009 from rajeshbarnwal
  • what’s wrong with rediff.com? it has changed its whole interface which is not good. seems alot of bugs are introduced now.
    Fri Jul 17 05:12:38 +0000 2009 from santhoshst
  • What does the industry say about Rediff Redesign – Some interesting perspectives here: http://digg.com/u18fd4
    Fri Jul 17 05:04:10 +0000 2009 from siddheshj
  • Why Kashmir has no case for self-determination – Rediff: NewsweekWhy Kashmir has no case for self-determinationR.. http://bit.ly/K28gC
    Fri Jul 17 04:50:26 +0000 2009 from kashmirfollow
  • RT @Praval: After failing out with emails, greetings and more, #rediff is all set to fight the search engine war with it’s new UI #FAIL
    Fri Jul 17 04:39:40 +0000 2009 from shankybaba
  • RT @Praval: After failing out with emails, greetings and more, #rediff is all set to fight the search engine war with it’s new UI #FAIL
    Fri Jul 17 04:39:40 +0000 2009 from bawaal
  • What’s ur view on the new Rediff.com home page design? Read mine at http://bit.ly/vKuqu
    Fri Jul 17 04:35:14 +0000 2009 from ashoklalla
  • After failing out with emails, greetings and more, #rediff is all set to fight the search engine war with it’s new UI #FAIL
    Fri Jul 17 04:28:54 +0000 2009 from praval
  • @shankybaba All that is to promote Rediff as a search engine now. So very Googlish! #rediff #design
    Fri Jul 17 04:27:59 +0000 2009 from praval
  • @RajaSen The new design of Rediff.com SUCKS big time! I called it ultimate suicide! #rediff #design
    Fri Jul 17 04:10:38 +0000 2009 from shankybaba
  • The new design of Rediff.com SUCKS big time! I called it ultimate suicide! #rediff #design
    Fri Jul 17 04:09:37 +0000 2009 from shankybaba
  • Oh Pallavi Aunty who is no longer with Comrade Ram’s newspaper turns a Rediff columnist http://is.gd/1BH5z.Says Hans better than Yindoos
    Fri Jul 17 04:00:22 +0000 2009 from prasannavishy
  • Now, ‘standing room’ on airlines! Rediff Money http://ff.im/5kuz6
    Fri Jul 17 03:58:33 +0000 2009 from kanmoorthy
  • The new design of Rediff SUCKS big time! #rediff #design
    Fri Jul 17 03:52:27 +0000 2009 from shankybaba
  • #cloudcomputing Why Google eyes cloud computing – Source: rediff Business http://ow.ly/15HZqH
    Fri Jul 17 03:32:10 +0000 2009 from cloudEq
  • The redesigned rediff.com sucks! #web #india #rediff #design
    Fri Jul 17 03:28:00 +0000 2009 from KARTHIKJAI
  • Just saw BBH India’s first TVC: http://tinyurl.com/n3fcmu – for rediff.com. and then went to the homepage, redesigned. confused everyone!
    Fri Jul 17 02:44:16 +0000 2009 from kajal81
  • The new Rediff sucks so bad. It would fill even my mobile phone screen with white space
    Fri Jul 17 02:22:33 +0000 2009 from srikanthv2
  • Rediff On The Net, Movies: Satya is the latest movie to depict predator as prey http://bit.ly/2MHaxF
    Fri Jul 17 01:08:21 +0000 2009 from pchakilam
  • RT @tweetmeme ‘be good to users…and the monetization will take care of itself’ Ajit Balakrishnan on adless Rediff home http://is.gd/1B14A
    Thu Jul 16 22:23:36 +0000 2009 from PACHonorSociety
  • RT @tweetmeme ‘be good to users…and the monetization will take care of itself’ Ajit Balakrishnan on adless Rediff home http://is.gd/1B14A
    Thu Jul 16 22:21:50 +0000 2009 from PACGlobal
  • @arpitd yaaa…rediff is much less cluttered nw
    Thu Jul 16 21:57:21 +0000 2009 from Desh
  • New rediff homepage sucks! http://tinyurl.com/nbuf
    Thu Jul 16 19:19:30 +0000 2009 from vishalmamania
  • @arpitd now u realise that rediff is redesigned?!
    Thu Jul 16 19:06:42 +0000 2009 from mihirmodi
  • RT @RaviHegde “I am not sure about regional language, but, in India, on web, English speaking market will grow” – Says Rediff Chairman Ajit
    Thu Jul 16 19:01:40 +0000 2009 from _india_
  • “I am not sure about regional language, but, in India, on web, English speaking market will grow” – Says Rediff Chairman Ajit Balakrishnan
    Thu Jul 16 18:59:11 +0000 2009 from RaviHegde
  • Rediff.com is redesigned! I like the changes. http://www.rediff.com/
    Thu Jul 16 18:55:32 +0000 2009 from arpitd
  • Just saw rediff’s tv ad. why on earth are they spending money on tv ads
    Thu Jul 16 18:04:28 +0000 2009 from ekalavyab
  • @kanchangupta see what i wrote about empire and predatory states some time ago: http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/aug/16rajeev.htm
    Thu Jul 16 17:51:40 +0000 2009 from RajeevSrinivasa
  • Australia fight back after Strauss ton – Rediff http://tr.im/sEIe
    Thu Jul 16 17:43:58 +0000 2009 from CricketBooks
  • The new rediff page design is really hopeless www.rediff.com
    Thu Jul 16 17:29:17 +0000 2009 from harshal09
  • Now its timesofindia.com’s turn to redesign site after sify and rediff.
    Thu Jul 16 17:02:49 +0000 2009 from arunthomaskb
  • Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign …: This latest revamp is an outcome of us reflec.. http://bit.ly/zNcps
    Thu Jul 16 16:57:28 +0000 2009 from adtrend
  • rediff.com comes with a new look
    Thu Jul 16 16:30:16 +0000 2009 from _rajesh
  • rediff.com look & feel changed…very simple template..search engine and mobile friendly but still didn’t liked it….. :(
    Thu Jul 16 15:56:50 +0000 2009 from stylo87
  • India Inc cautiously optimistic; 6% cos cut pay: Source: rediff Business http://bit.ly/1iewtV
    Thu Jul 16 15:37:01 +0000 2009 from outsourcingEq
  • rediff looks strange…. http://www.rediff.com/
    Thu Jul 16 15:19:20 +0000 2009 from clutchplay
  • Rediff ‘zeroed in’ to simplification!! Wonder what’s difference betwn its indian http://ia.rediff.com and US http://in.rediff.com edition
    Thu Jul 16 15:07:23 +0000 2009 from vijaysarathy
  • Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign … – WATBlog.. http://beyonceringtones.koolrings.com
    Thu Jul 16 15:07:04 +0000 2009 from Beautycabc
  • very true.. RT@theneverknown okay who stripped Rediff.com?? the site suddenly looks naked-er than a stereotypical Indian beggar child
    Thu Jul 16 15:02:29 +0000 2009 from gaurilonkar
  • @RajaSen and am not saying this ‘cos I am against change. rediff has just shot down the very reason i used to visit it.
    Thu Jul 16 14:53:30 +0000 2009 from wNimish
  • @RajaSen I liked the google theme of rediff … Same shit new skin!
    Thu Jul 16 14:46:52 +0000 2009 from Chinmoy
  • So… what do you lot think of the new Rediff.com look?
    Thu Jul 16 14:44:11 +0000 2009 from RajaSen
  • rediff gets new clothes. Copying google homepage ?
    Thu Jul 16 14:37:30 +0000 2009 from seoparas
  • Punjab government lied to its farmers: Rediff.com’s Krishnakumar P travels across such areas and assesses how fa.. http://bit.ly/8puKQ
    Thu Jul 16 14:19:27 +0000 2009 from RediffNews
  • Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign, Search, Mobile, Ad Revenue & Its Future Plans http://bit.ly/JLSYo
    Thu Jul 16 14:14:12 +0000 2009 from India_Web
  • #rediff.com redesigns after years. Disappoints. #fail
    Thu Jul 16 14:09:14 +0000 2009 from rbhavesh
  • Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign, Search, Mobile, Ad Revenue & Its … (WATBlog.com.. http://bit.ly/MfwVg
    Thu Jul 16 14:05:35 +0000 2009 from webmemeFH
  • missing money.rediff.com, sorry guys i m not connected to anyone in official hours
    Thu Jul 16 14:05:31 +0000 2009 from pooranj
  • Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign, Search, Mobile, Ad Revenue & Its Future P.. http://bit.ly/4e4DIX
    Thu Jul 16 14:02:23 +0000 2009 from indimeme
  • Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign, Search, Mobile, Ad Revenue & Its Future Plans http://bit.ly/Tc2iF
    Thu Jul 16 13:58:17 +0000 2009 from TheAlok
  • Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign, Search, Mobile, Ad Revenue & Its Future Plans http://bit.ly/Tc2iF
    Thu Jul 16 13:56:31 +0000 2009 from amaleshsingh
  • RT @WATblog Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign, Search, Mobile, Ad Revenue & Its Future Plans http://bit.ly/T7XAi
    Thu Jul 16 13:48:09 +0000 2009 from Ruchi
  • Rediff.com Redesigned. Clean. Simple http://www.rediff.com/
    Thu Jul 16 13:45:24 +0000 2009 from binojxavier
  • Exclusive Interview With Ajit Balakrishnan On Rediff Redesign, Search, Mobile, Ad Revenue & Its Future Plans http://bit.ly/T7XAi
    Thu Jul 16 13:43:58 +0000 2009 from watblog
  • rediff dy & r gets a woman cco http://bit.ly/Lhztv
    Thu Jul 16 13:31:04 +0000 2009 from treecreative
  • Readout on Rediff’s New Homepage – http://bit.ly/2MizH
    Thu Jul 16 13:30:26 +0000 2009 from popvulture
  • Apparently, Rediff is not the only one with a home page layour change. Pagalguy sexed up it’s inteface too.
    Thu Jul 16 13:20:32 +0000 2009 from ssssssiddharth
  • rediff’s new design sucks
    Thu Jul 16 13:15:55 +0000 2009 from zeqox
  • Rediff redesign: No more ads on homepage http://bit.ly/4DY7js (New blog post)
    Thu Jul 16 13:14:44 +0000 2009 from saurabhsahni
  • Minimalist design – a big gamble for Rediff. Worked for google for sure. Fingers crossed for Rediff!!!
    Thu Jul 16 13:10:36 +0000 2009 from BalenduS
  • Rediff while travelling abroad, showed a clean tidy page. Glad to see that now with native rediff as well… good move to grow up…
    Thu Jul 16 12:43:27 +0000 2009 from cacofnix

Guess there are more thorns than petals here for rediff.

Movies that must be seen


Just a list of movies that, in my opinion, must be seen before you leave for the other side. No order in which they have been penned.

1) The doors
2) Matrix
3) Black – Hindi
4) My cousin Vinny
5) Fight Club
6) Into the wild
7) Amelie – french
8) Jaane Bhi do yaaron – Hindi
9) Kung Fu Hustle ( try watching this in hindi if you can)
10) The goodfellas
11) The bucketlist
12) The matrix
13) The Godfather
14) If only
15) The Cable guy
16) Snatch
17) Pulp Fiction

The ones that I could think of are up there. The list will have more additions.

You think I missed something very important?
Suggest…I might just add it