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Oct 12, 2012

Digital habits: How and why we tweet, share and like

There aren’t always rational explanations for the ways in which we behave on networks. Habits might offer us an explanation of why we participate in memes, sharing and disseminating information virally across the interwebz #Facebook Inc #Google Inc. #SocialMedia #TheLongView

Aug 20, 2012

Social media, SMS are not why NE students left Bangalore

Instead of addressing the larger issues, efforts are being made to blame technology as the site where the problem is located and the object that needs to be controlled. #Bangalore #ConnectTheDots #exodus #Northeastern Students #SMS #social media

Jul 13, 2012

Internet censorship: Anonymous can’t be just harmful hackers

Even as my heart sings with these sounds of protests, there is a growing alarm that these seemingly radical guerrilla warfare might actually be more counter-productive than helpful to the cause of building an open and inclusive Internet. #Anonymous #Freedom of Expression #India #InMyOpinion #Internet censorship

Jun 27, 2012

How Facebook is blatantly abusing our trust

In a move that is almost a pale imitation of Google’s growing monopoly over our private information, Facebook seems to be now looking to expand its data empires. But unlike Google, its trying to sneak in through the back door. #data #facebook #Facebook email #Facebook features #InsecureNet #privacy

Jun 7, 2012

Beyond Anonymous: Shit people say on Internet piracy

This post looks at some of the most ludicrous things that have been said about file-sharing around the world, wondering why this idea of sharing has evoked such startling responses from different quarters. #BitTorrent #Censorship #InsecureNet #Internet Relay Chat #Piracy #Technology/Internet #The Pirate Bay

May 22, 2012

Open letter to Kolaveri Di makers: How Dare You!

The producers of "3" which features the Kolaveri Di song are infringing on all our digital rights. Here is how. #File sharing #High Court of Chennai #InsecureNet #Internet Relay Chat #Internet Service Providers #Kolaveri di #ThatsJustWrong

Apr 25, 2012

Non human intelligence is closer than you think!

We are soon going to enter worlds where the non-human actor in the network is going to have equal rights, agency, will and choices, and it will perform actions that will have equal credibility as the human one. #artificial intelligence #Bots #Code #Computer #HowThisWorks #Networks #non-human actor #social media

Apr 9, 2012

Sharing in the time of Facebook, or why I’m not a pirate

Within digital networks, the primary activity that people perform, is sharing. We share information about our lives, relationships, likes, political causes, and cultural objects that we are fond of. #facebook #File sharing #InsecureNet #Internet #Piracy #social network #The Pirate Bay

Mar 20, 2012

Why your Facebook stalker is not the real problem

Internet Service Providers are evolving systems that will now keep track of all your digital transactions and will monitor what you consume, who you talk to and determine whether you are a good ethical subject. #InsecureNet #Internet #Internet Service Providers #privacy #social network #Social network service