Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The New Facebook design - 35% relevant

Facebook's new design seems to have narrowed the news feed, a feature central to sharing of information among networks in this billion plus congregation of people. To understand how much of Facebook's home page is still relevant in the context of getting updates from our network, I did a small analysis of its homepage.

It turns out that more than 14% of the Facebook homepage constitutes of advertisements, while 27% of content relatively static.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

World's most popular Tweet

What makes the world's most popular tweet?
  1. Selfie
  2. Live
  3. Star Power (12 in total)
  4. Global event
  5. Integrated with TV (Uses the power of social TV)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Arun Shourie mimicking Arnab Goswami on News Hour

If you have been fed up with the daily banter of Arnab Goswami debates, here is some support. Arun Shourie in a very funny manner (video below) explains the exact problem with The News Hour and Arnab Goswami.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Perseverance and Belief - Satya Nadella's email to employees on first day as CEO

Satya Nadella's story as Microsoft's CEO is a story of perseverance and belief. There are many things that can be learnt from his email by all young people having ambitions to lead a big organization or become a successful entrepreneur. Here are a few excerpts from his email to Microsoft employees at his first day as CEO.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The psychology of Arnab Goswami debates

Arnab Goswami debates have been famous for fire brand narration by Arnab. I've been a prisoner to these debates everyday for the last few years. They are famous and have gone a long way in making Times Now the number one news channel. They have made Arnab Goswami and subjects of his debate trend on Twitter. They've also been converted in to some hilarious parodies like the one on Pranab Mukherjee's son Arijit Mukherjee dented and painted women.

But what is it in these debates that make them so catchy? Is it the content, Arnab's personality, or something else?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Indian politicians on social media

Social Media has allowed people to connect and express their views to multiple individuals. The ability for anyone and everyone to share their opinions and respond to other opinions has created in what is popularly known as the Online Democracy.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Social TV

Social Media to a great extent has become a reflection of our offline lives. Although most of us are curating an identity on the social web, its elements contain a shade of our real self.

Our expressions on social media are shaped to a good extent by our offline experiences. One of these experiences is our rendezvous with Television.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Selfie at funeral - Being Human or being inappropriate?

Barack Obama's selfie at Nelson Mandela's memorial caught on camera may have hit his image in a wrong way, especially when in politics image is the king. While there are blogs dedicated to shame people who indulge in selfies at funerals, this over the top negative reaction towards such selfies is pushing it a bit too far.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The perils of being a famous Entrepreneur!

Entrepreneurs spend so much time getting more visibility for their idea that there is tendency for them to loose focus from their long term vision. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Is your CEO an analytical amateur?

If he isn't one, he better be. With the proliferation of Big Data for better insights and decision making within an organization, it is very important for startups, small businesses and big businesses to understand analytics for better decision making.

Monday, December 9, 2013

People are more curious about the victor

"History is written by the victors" is an often quoted adage. A big cause of this is also the greater curiosity of people in the victor.

The state elections in New Delhi show this trend where Aam Admi Party, (which I had ridiculed earlier) have won and almost decimated the Congress ruling party.