In a recent turn of events individuals making hateful and racist comments with regard to Bodu Bala Sena and Anti Muslim sentiments have been republished by another Facebook page, tagging them to their work places, prompting the organizations they work for to take action.
As per request of the spousal unit yours truly was forced to go on a Social Media Detox. The first few days were the toughest as this was not a planned diet of sorts, but more of a cold turkey approach.
Not only does Mili have Big Ideas, these days he seems to Think a Minute as well. I'm referring to my latest pet project, a Facebook page for my daily dose of sarcasm and satire, which is a totally different look on the usual motivational quotes you see.
Effective November 1st, there will be a shuffle of radio frequencies in Sri Lanka. Key differences are that : Radio stations will have a max of 2 frequencies. The gap between stations has been increased to 3Mhz. Only 2 English stations on limited range, Japanese Car Stereos. :( Following is a list of all the frequencies :
Social Media isn't a complicated Science, despite the extremely complicated metrics out there to measure the success of it. I'm against people writing rule books, defining 'this is Social Media' and 'not that' and generally over complicating it. That being said, if there ever was one rule I'd want all those engaging in Social Media to follow, it would be..
In my opinion there isn't enough noise being made by Sri Lankans about this new bill. The main reason is probably due to the lack of information on it, as well the urgency of the government to get it passed, prior to more light being shed on it.
Social media, is nothing new in Sri Lanka, especially since your grandmother and your tuk-tuk driver are on it. Brands have jumped at the opportunity to be with their customers on Social media.
Many have their own reasons for wanting Sri Lanka to win as well as lose the World T20 Finals. I wanted Sri Lanka to win for the following reason(s).
Everybody agrees that brands have to be more friendly and possibly human on Social Media. This means tearing down the high walls that large corporates love to build and open them selves up for lots of criticism. It goes without saying that this is probably the hardest thing to do. There is no sweet taste in this medicine. But "it's good for you", as they say.
Sitting over here in Sri Lanka, I don't notice that many errors in the recently released Apple Maps in iOS 6. However seeing what people are saying around the world, it is a no brainer that the product is flawed, and is not acceptable by Apple's rather high standard of perfection and emphasis on usability.
A certain sect of Muslims (from Beruwala) were seen protesting today. They were on their way to hand over a petition to the American Embassy. Unfortunately this particular protest is more of a political gain for certain ministers, to be seen as the 'true saviours' of their religion and ensure a win, come election time. It is sad that each ...
iOS6 the latest Mobile OS from Apple Inc., has received positive and negative feedback for many of its features. However there have been a few hidden gems in iOS6 that have been over-looked. Thought I'd do justice to them, since they make a world of difference to me.
Be warned of individuals or mushrooming organisations claiming to be Gurus and Experts of Social Media, just like the ancient Medicine Men who travelled around selling various oils. Remember there is no 'Miracle Cure' for all your Social Media problems. Be wise, be prudent.
I was looking for a way to embed tweets for my previous post. I settled for the Twitter Blackbird Pie plugin. Only today did I realize that all I had to do was hit the 'Update Wordpress' button.
There are a few myths and potholes that newbies entering Social Media fall into. Felt like providing my 2 cents on it.
Finally rescued the blog with Nazly's help. Misbehaving plug-ins. The good news is that I have come back with a Responsive theme as well. Thanks to a bit googling and the good folks at wplook.com.
This post is a long time coming, just like Google’s implementation of Pages. It has been rumoured they were in discussion with many large corporates like Ford, listening to suggestions on what was missing on Facebook Pages. Currently the Google pages might seem very bare, with no room for custom app tabs etc. But with a host of Google ...
Image courtesy of : www.webupd8.org Needless to say I’m not a Big fan of the Overlay Scroll bars that have been introduce since Ubuntu 11.04. Despite news that you can even activate the Overlay Scrollbars that will be featured in Ubuntu 12.04, I still prefer the traditional space consuming, not so pleasing to the eye, but practical as hell scrollbars. ...
There has been a lot of hype about Gnome 3.2, atleast their release notes promise the sun and the moon. Fed up of Unity, I switched to Gnome 3.2. How to Install Just type the following steps in a terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gnome gnome-shell After a reboot or logging out, you’ll be ...
Starting off with Ubuntu 11.10 there are a few things you have to get used to. The un-customizable Gnome Panels (same in 11.04). Lack of Adobe Air install candidate. Here are a few work-arounds. Adobe Air (for Tweetdeck and other Apps) Apparently Adobe have given up on going the extra mile for Linux users. There fore we’re supposed to ...