Testing Twitter poll

I don’t know how many of you are already addicted to Twitter, but I admit, I am.

For the blissfully ignorant ones, Twitter is a micro-blogging service, i.e, you can post messages in less than 140 characters. People who are interested in what you have to say “Follow” you to keep updated of your one sentence micro-blogs.

In turn, you can “Follow” other members to see what they have to say.

Admittedly, it sounds stupid at first. But if you linger around for a couple of days, you will find yourself twittering all the time.

Until recently, there was no solid business model behind Twitter, but nowadays I’m seeing a whole new eco-system of Twitter-related services.

One such service is the Twitter Poll and below is the Twitter poll I have posted to test it.

Btw, Follow my Twitter-posts here.

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Digital Paper .. or, Try Wrapping a Wada Pav in this one

Wait !!!

Don’t cringe at the title !!!

For my non-Indian readers, Wada Pav is a type of indian junk food which the roadside vendors ofter wrap in a piece of paper for the customer when he has ordered to go.

Now that everyone is on the same page, feel free to cring and swear (Hey, thats wha comments are for)

The concept of an online office is not new.

Zoho were the pioneers in it. Read an inspiring article on Sridhar Vembu, called the Smartest Unknown Indian Entrepreneur by Forbes, here.

At around the same time, we saw Google Docs, Google’s enrty in the online office suite space.

There were others like Ajax13,etc., but I think Google Docs and Zoho were the clear front-runners in this space.

The latest addition to this category is Scribd.

Scribd’s USP seems to be the concept of the digital paper… or as they prefer to call it iPaper. Scribd lets you publish your and share your documents just like its peers. But along with publishing, it also has a facility to monetize your documents by integrating a sophisticated Google Ads system which displays Ads according to the document content. Finally, it will also allow iPaper to directly integrate into your website and even has support for PDF documents so that you do not have to bother with the offline PDF readers. The more they feed my laziness, the more I like ’em 😉

The next time I write a paper or a neat tutorial here on my techblog, I’ll take iPaper for a spin.

Lemme know if any of you guys have already done so and what has been your experience.

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Try Phone

You read it right !!

For those of you who thought I misspelt TRAI (Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India), the ubiquitous Indian governement body , you’re about to learn a thing or two from this post.

One : I have a spell-checker which i deign to use once in every few years .

Two. TryPhone is a website which lets you Try out a phone before you buy it.

No, they do not home-deliver the phones to your house so that you can try out all the features to your hearts content and then decide whether you want to buy it. But what these guys are doing is the closest thing to the physical experience.

TryPhone
Try Phone

TryPhone lets you try out the features and applications of the phones in their database in a virtual web environment.

Ok, so it still doesn’t have the touch feature. And for some of the weight-concious snobs out there, you get no idea of how “heavy” the phone is. But I still think it’s a pretty swell idea to test out a phone’s UI, apps and features.

Go give this baby a test ride here !!!

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