Social networking or public embarrassment?

UPDATE 17 June: In a ‘not so surprising’ turn of events, Weiner announced his resignation today. The embarrassment quotient of this video is reminiscent of the episode in Iraq when a shoe was thrown at George W. Bush. It’s high time that public figures understood that their lives  (and all of ours as well) are an open book on…

Sort out your Facebook privacy settings

In Opinions: OK, so I’m coming back to my blog after a long hiatus…the move ot a new house, a new office and of course my research is keeping me on my toes. But another thing that has kept me busy is thinking of new passwords for my Twitter account. Why? Because it has been hacked…

Is multi-tasking among youngsters OK??

  In General: I had been thinking about writing on this topic for quite some time now, but a comment on my blog made me start typing (Thanks Smith!!). There has been a lot of talk about the increasing multi-tasking among youngsters (and hey..I’m not talking about just teenagers…even my five year old nephew can…

Should journalists be tweeting their opinions?

In General:  Presenting news and giving an opinion are two different things. As far as I know, journalism is about both! Even when the likes of Twitter and Facebook were not there, journalists across the world were using the ‘power of the pen’ to express opinions on social, political, economic, cultural and all other sorts…

On a cynical note

In Opinions: OK, so this is my first ever post on Our Wired World and I tried to pick something positive to write, but it’s this headline that caught my attention: Barack Obama warns of Facebook perils. The US president has warned teenagers against putting too much information on social networking websites like Facebook as something stupid…