Archive for March, 2010
Chennai Social Media Club’s inaugural session
Ever wondered what is this ‘Social Media’ is all about? Is it a medium to socialise? a place to follow and get followed (Twitter),Is it a place to connect (LinkedIn)? or to network and make friends,join fan clubs and communities(orkut, Facebook), and meet your schoolmates after a very long time and wonder How old you have become? Incidentaly I met most of my schoolmates almost after a decade or so, thanks to Orkut. Social media is fast emerging as the next big thing and is definitely much beyond all this.
Inorder to understand and share the immense potential of Social media, a bunch of enthusiasts (some addicts)have come together and started something called a ‘Social Media Club’, first of its kind in Chennai. In this club you will meet Social media practitioners and experts and they will in turn be sharing the best practices in Social Media.
So if you are a social media enthusiast, if not an addict, come and join here.On April 3,this Saturday,Club’s inaugural session is scheduled.
The Event: SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING,a session by Mr.Ashok Krish
Head, TCS Innovation Lab – Web 2.0 at TCS
Access Atlantech(SAE),Jayalakshmi Estates, 29/8,Haddows Road,Pin- 600 006.
Ph: +91-44- 2821 4045/2821 4227. see map
Welcome to TED Tuesday. Artist Theo Jansen demonstrates the amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures he builds from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His creatures are designed to move — and even survive — on their own
Twestival Chennai tweetup
It all started with a change of venue, Amethyst did not give permission for the tweetup. Atleast for a while all were confused if not sad.
But better things were waiting for us, the meetup happened at Cafe Coffee Day @ Lloyds Road (Avvai Shanmugam Salai) and they were super supportive, kudos to CCD crew.
Lavanya Ravishankar, who organised the very first Twestival in Chennai talked about how 6 people,that too, all from IIT Madras turned up for the event. She gave an intro on Twestival
Kiruba Shankar,he has 8 or 9 times more followers than all of the rest combined, 54,899 and counting, was supposed to talk on how twitter helps social causes.As always, he made it an unconference and shared one incident that made him realise the power of social media
Ramakrishna, Co-founder & CEO Rangde shared his experience on how Rangde, through their twitter handle clarifies various queries
Yes, we indeed discussed about celebrities active in twitter and concluded that Rahul Bose tweet all by himself, but Shahrukh Khan, hmm we couldn’t find out. It was a bit shocker to know that Kim Kardashian charges a fortune to tweet and David Beckham a little less! If you are excited to know more on celebrities in twitter, have a look
and The Hindu’s write up about the event
Mahabharata, what is not in it, is nowhere!
Part IV: Male pregnancy
This is in continuation of my series on The Great Indian Epic, The Mahabharata
There is this wonderful movie Juniorof Arnold Schwarzenegger,becoming pregnant and giving birth to a baby. Its quite interesting to watch a man getting pregmant and giving birth.In animal world,Sea horse take care of the so called female activity but if you look at Mahabharata, you come across a similar incident.
Once,few boys of Krishna’s Yadhava clan dressed up a boy Samban, as a pregnant woman. They teased Sage Durvasar asking him if the child would be a boy or a girl. Enraged Durvasar cursed that a steel pestle would be born which would annihilate the entire YAdhava clan. Same thing happened and the steel pestle resulted in the downfall of the Krishna clan. One more plot confirming the fact that what is not in Mahabharata, is nowhere!
Image of the week
Welcome all. Parag Khanna talks about the future of countries
Enjoy the TED talk
Social media club@Chennai
Chennai Social media club’s second meetup@Access Atlantech was very engaging and productive
Now the club’s very basic purpose, as Jayanth Vincent put it, is to share the best practices in Social media
So whats the prog for the month of March? The club is planning to have talk on Social media marketing by an expert
If you are interested, do join the Club
The new hashtag for Social Media Club is #smcchn
Thats what I call the second Chennai Univercell IndiBlogger meet.
Bloggers at the meetup (foto courtesy:Ram)
Techy bloggers, some blog for niche segements (what about a blog on surrogacy or interriors), some because s/he hates her/his teacher, some just to record the various events, one person lost a fortune watching stupid films and in order to take revenge on the Directors of those films started reviewing film, some true professional blogger with around 17 blogs,OMG!
Then we had interesting way of networking. Each one was given a chart that (s)he was supposed to wear, meet people and get their comments. It was fun.
Chain reaction? Bloggers desperately scrapping! (foto courtesy:Ram)
I wrote about my childhood, my wonderful days and to my absolute astonishment, the writeup was included.Another wonderful thing about the writeup was I realised that I have a passion for writing. Later I found a platform to jolt down whatever I found interesting, blogging! and i became a blogger.It was a pure accident. The same writeup became the first post in my world
Then by choice I became an Indiblogger. A platform for bloggers. Now Indiblogger has organised a bloggers’ meetup at Chennai this Saturday i.e 20 March 2010. Around 200 bloggers are expected. here are the details
And now am eagerly waiting to meet my fellow bloggers!