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10 Minutes On Facebook & Things I Noticed

By on Dec 31, 2013 in Wisdom | 5 comments

I’m not a fan of social networking and haven’t been active on Facebook since majority of Indians decided to ditch Orkut. Make no mistake; I do have a Facebook account; which I had created in order to allow for ‘Facebook Login’ feature. The only page I’ve used so far is the Apps settings page and the Facebook brand page. I decided to take a break and spend some time checking out what makes Facebook so addictive. I logged in to the site and had a look at my notifications (~100+) and friend requests (from people had I ran into at various occasions). I spent some time scrolling down my wall and found few interesting things. People upload photos. People like & comment on those photos with an average of 2.35 words. Photo uploader feels good & uploads more photos. People aspire for more likes and comments on everything they upload. I realised that more...

How to ‘appear’ successful in life – quick 2 minute guide

By on Mar 27, 2013 in Wisdom | 1 comment

Getting ‘real’ success in life vs. appearing successful are two different things in life. In the modern world, it’s more important that you ‘appear’ successful (no matter how screwed you are in your life) to your friends, relatives and neighbours than actually being successful.   And you must look successful and happy exactly where the people who matter to you are likely to find you – on Facebook. Today, I’ll give you the ‘guru-mantra’ to be seen as ‘successful’ on Facebook. It shouldn’t take you more than 2 minutes to understand it, of course the time may vary depending upon your intelligence. Here it is – “Make the most mediocre & average experiences in your life look super-fantastic on Facebook“ Keep updating your facebook timeline until people start believing that you are happy and...

Facebook’s Instagram Acquisition & People’s Obsession With Photographs!

By on Apr 10, 2012 in Wisdom | 3 comments

The big story of the week is that Facebook has reached an agreement to acquire Instagram – arguably the most popular Appl on iOS for sharing photos. The more interesting part? Mark Zuckerberg is more than happy to shell out $1 billion to acquire the app maker company that does not make money! Instagram has, I’ve heard just 12 employees and that makes the per employee valuation of $100 million. Everyone on the planet secretly wishes they were the Instagram founders! Well, Instagram did manage to get over 30 million users on iOS (and growing) and even added 6 million Android users in just 6 days after the android version of the app. Another fastest growing startup in the silicon valley is Pintrest – a service that lets you pin photographs and share them with friends. The common thing between Instagram and Pinterest: Photographs! People are obsessed with photographs!...