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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 27, 2011 No Comment
Amar Chitra Katha & The Politics of Race?

The “father of Indian comics,” Anant Pai, creator of the fabled Amar Chitra Katha (अमर चित्र कथा) comic books that generations of Indian children were reared on, passed away last Thursday. In my dusty library in India, I had stacks and stacks of ACK comics. In fact, some of my most memorable childhood moments […]

Written By: daveski on February 19, 2010 3 Comments
RT: Getting these #wordsonline @ucbFIT

I remember what a good friend told me several years after he had finished his PhD in New York and moved to Osaka, Japan. We were going over some old emails–you know, the quality kind, the long kind of emails that were composed and not just dashed off in a series of bullet points and […]

Written By: daveski on January 9, 2010 No Comment

Recently I’ve started following @morsmal‘s tweets on Twitter, and was interested to see this document, a compilation of 50 projects, places, and contexts where languages are being learned and taught to great value. It builds off findings of the LINGO study in Europe–if you’re looking for inspiration, check it […]

Written By: daveski on December 1, 2009 2 Comments

SFGate’s “The Tech Chronicles” points out in this November 30 post from Penny Evangelista that “Twitter” was the most popular English language word of 2009, beating out “stimulus” and “vampire”.


What’s YOUR vote for most popular English word of 2009? Or is it too early to tell? We still have 1/12th of the year […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on August 11, 2009 1 Comment
Revolutionary Twitter

Over the last two months, protests have been breaking out in Iran over the “election” of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President. The dissenters comprise of supporters of the candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who are convinced that the election has been stolen from them. I have been following the […]

Written By: daveski on June 13, 2009 2 Comments

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be one of the participants at “Wordcamp San Francisco”, one of the many gatherings/conventions being held around the U.S. and in a bunch of other countries for users, developers, and fans of the open-source blogging platform WordPress. Of course, a week and […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on May 9, 2009 2 Comments
Default Thumbnails

From the Journal of Murketing (not a typo), “Gallery of default anonymity: A work in progress.” The gallery presents the default user thumbnail image from a variety of sites, such as eBay, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and others.

A newly added friend of mine remarked, “You know, your [default Facebook] thumb confused me because […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 18, 2009 3 Comments

So a couple of news stories caught my attention today. The first piece appeared in the New York Times, entitled Public Provides Giggles; Bloggers Get the Book Deal. This piece begins by discussing blogs that have gone on to be published in traditional book format, like Pets Who Want to Kill Themselves, […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 14, 2009 No Comment

A University of Southern California study concludes that:

streams of information provided by social networking sites are too fast for the brain’s “moral compass” to process and could harm young people’s emotional development.

The study will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Online Early Edition.

Read articles on the study […]

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on April 12, 2009 No Comment

Twitter is SO 2008. Here comes Flutter, the “nanoblogging” site, with only 26 characters maximum allowed. So, what would YOU “fleet”/”flut”? Also, check out the ” FlutterEye,” for all you I-need-my-blogging-fix-all-the-time folks.

(And before you ask, no, none of this is real.)

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 26, 2009 No Comment

President Obama’s teleprompter begins blogging. And is gloriously tweeting away.

If you’re not sure why Obama’s teleprompter has been pushed to broadcast itself, click here. Or just let Letterman fill you in:

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 26, 2009 No Comment

“Mass media reaches its natural end-state when we broadcast our lives rather than live them”-Nicholas Carr, Encyclopedia Britannica Blog.

Have we reached ours?

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 22, 2009 No Comment

Here’s a list of 25 prominent tweeters, micro-blogging from beyond the grave.

Among my favorites: Freud, Shakespeare, and Lacan.

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on December 15, 2008 No Comment
In Utero Twitterization

Inventor and NYU student Corey Menscher has come up with the “Kickbee,” a device that transmits a baby’s kicks in the mother’s womb, and converts them to Twitter updates. Those following the updates will be informed within moments of the baby kicking. Check it out here!

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