Posts Tagged ‘ social media ’

Slaves to sensationalism

Immediate communication

News? It’s such a joke these days. There was a time when broadcast media reported on, analyzed, and facilitated critical thinking. There was a time when reporters were serious journalists covering social, political, economic, religious, world issues of significance. There was a time when one wore the journalist badge proudly. With the pressure of...
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Not wired 24/7

Social Media

What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Stretch a little, drink a glass of water? Rub your eyes and will your body into leaving the warmth of the bed? That used to be me, a couple of years ago. I’d lie curled under my Jaipuri quilt, gazing out the window...
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A record of our life, our times, our vanity

BlogAdda's Spicy Saturday Pick

What does blogging do for you? Is it a forum for tips? A place where you reflect and have conversations with yourself? A safe haven; an escape? A commentary on social, political, economic issues of our times? A minute-by-minute record of your personal life? A journal that was meant to be personal, but really...
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Civility: A golden rule

Is this Civil?

Sitting across the board room conference table you have a disagreement with your colleague — do you shout and tell them to shut up because you know you’re right? Do you stand up defiantly, raise your hand, and say, “You are useless. You have no idea what you’re talking about. Get out!” Do you...
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Think before you post

Think Before You Post

Yesterday the European Union celebrated Safer Internet Day with the theme Think B4 U Post. Although the message was aimed at teenagers, there’s a lot that adults can learn from it. I see Facebook status updates from friends and acquaintances detailing the contents of their breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They talk about their daily...
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When reality takes a backseat….

Virtual Friendships

Found this in my e-mail archives. I’d written this opinion piece nine years ago — while I was still in India — and it still rings true, especially because of the rise of social media and our need to be acknowledged online by a mix of real-life friends and complete strangers. We’re more involved...
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Connected for life

Us

As I was reading The Way We Live Now - The Overextended Family, my thoughts kept wandering back to 2001. The year when my husband and I “met.” What started as a random e-mail conversation connecting us through the intertubes halfway across the world, turned into a “virtual” courtship that resulted in an online...
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