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I find the story on Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data leakage (it is not a breach or hack), fascinating. More so, the call to #deletefacebook is nothing but hypocrisy. I will group my views on this as 3, 2, 1 below. I am restricting my post to the discussion about Facebook & Social Media, I have no knowledge or opinion about Cambridge Analytica or its activities. Three things that I believe: These companies are run…

Yesterday, Manish Maheshwari, CEO, Network18 Digital wrote an article with inputs from a friend of mine “Avinash Mudaliar”, titled “Why Facebook’s Latest Dual News Feed Pilot Is a Nightmare for Publishers”. In this article, Manish says “It is the fundamental problem of trying to assume power by controlling what a certain section of users can do on their platform, and displaying this intent through their various initiatives”. After reading the article, this is what I wrote in…

I just realised I haven’t posted a review of a book that I enjoyed reading some time back – “Facebook, Twitter and a Pair of Shoes” (FTAPOS) by G.Sankaranarayanan, here it goes. There have been many books about how businesses can benefit from having a good social media strategy. FTAPOS takes a slightly different approach, rather than prescribing you with models to follow the author tells you about many of the successful journeys, how they achieved it and…

G.Sankaranarayanan, a speaker and author is known to me for more than a decade now. As a former journalist he has a deep understanding of the Indian market and the challenges faced by Indian enterprises in reaching their message to their consumers. People keep talking about moving out of urban sprawls and taking businesses to towns of India and to their native places; Sankar has walked his talk on this and has build a successful consulting business “younomy” based…

This is one movie that anyone using FaceBook or any other social sites should certainly not miss out. It shows how a great idea coupled with fine execution results, in a runaway success, along in the way you are sure to earn enemies. I have been waiting for the release of this movie “The Social Networking”. It is good to have the movie released in India just after its US release last month. Having decided…