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  • Pritam Sinha
    Dear bytesforall readers, Political party using all new age media tools Indian main opposition Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is using all the new age media
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1, 2009
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      Dear bytesforall readers,

      Political party using all new age media tools
      Indian main opposition Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is using all the new age media tools to woo young voters in the capital city of India, New Delh,i with aggressive digital mechanisms like SMSes, customized ring tones, emails, MP3 music, use of social networking sites et al to make an impression on voters. Seems digital way of life is here to stay, more on Livemint.com
      more @ http://dCONTENT.in

      No mobiles yet, but ya Internet in American planes
      Though there are no plans to extend mobile phone connectivity on airborne planes as of now, the good news is that following Delta Air Lines, another US airline, American Airlines is soon going to make them Wi-Fi enabled. Passengers and people onboard can connect to the Internet aboard their planes. To know the whole story read this blog article on NYTimes.com
      more @ http://dCONTENT.in

      Take help of user generated content to prop up biz
      A new trend is emerging in the US and other parts of the world, of having the users rate the services and share the same with friends thereby increasing the authenticity of the services like for example restaurants. This trend is eliciting a mixture of responses from across the board. This news story from NYTimes.com delves deeper into the subject.
      more @ http://dCONTENT.in

      Real estate website and newspapers show a way
      There is an interesting content partnership happening across the oceans in the Unites States of America. Zillow.com, a real estate website, has partnered with 180 national newspapers to generate local content, in this case real estate information, to be published in newspapers and area specific Zillow websites. This might be showing a future trend for both online and newspaper industry. Read this revealing story on NYTimes.com
      more @ http://dCONTENT.in

      Computers vs human brains: A study
      The NYTimes.com has an interesting article comparing computers to the human mind. Both have complex hardware and software and an estimate puts it that in 15 to 20 years’ time, we may see advent of computers who might out think us humans. That is a challenge for human mind for now, how to outfox the fast moving computers. Read.
      more @ http://dCONTENT.in

      Ask no fee from ISPs: TRAI
      Indian telecom regulatory body, TRAI, is against any entry fee for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for extending net telephony services as it doesn’t require any spectrum at all. TRAI wants a level playing field which major mobile operators are opposing as they feel it will cut into their revenue stream. Read the full story on The Hindu.com
      more @ http://dCONTENT.in

      Compose in Hindi on Gmail
      Now it is possible to have that old flavour of Chitthi-patri meaning letters in the Gmail also. Gmail Labs have incorporated regional language typing (currently Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu & Malayalam only) while composing the emails based on phonetic settings. Just type in English and once you have desired settings it will be automatically converted into a language of your choice. Find more on the story at HindustanTimes.com. It is fun and might make computer usage more widespread at regional levels as a result.
      more @ http://dCONTENT.in

      Election campaign on new age media released
      In this elections season in India, a famous Bollywood actor and film maker, Aamir Khan, has launched a series of advertisements targetting Indians in multiple languages and across various media including on Internet and on mobiles apart from film and print. The ad film urges all of the voters to vote for good people based on their integrity. More on HindustanTimes.com
      more @ http://dCONTENT.in


      with regards from,

      Pritam Sinha (pritam@...)
      News Compiler @ http://dCONTENT.in
      Digital Empowerment Foundation (www.defindia.net)
      New Delhi, INDIA
    • Vickram Crishna
      @Pritam: Take help of user generated content to prop up biz A new trend is emerging in the US and other parts of the world, of having the users rate the
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 1, 2009
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        @Pritam: "Take help of user generated content to prop up biz
        A new trend is emerging in the US and other parts of the world, of having the users rate the services and share the same with friends thereby increasing the authenticity of the services like for example restaurants. This trend is eliciting a mixture of responses from across the board. This news story from NYTimes.com delves deeper into the subject.
        more @ http://dCONTENT. in"

        I have been seeing such sites in India for the past 9 years at least. Many of the dotcom startups were built on exactly this model, not to mention the spectacular success of sites such as Amazon. Please try and point us towards some specific conclusions re the way such sites succeed or fail, or businesses (and movements, too) succeed or fail, in this part of the world, as a result of this user-centric ratings model. Even NYT may sometimes rehash the obvious, they are not always the most omniscient of references.

        All across South Asia, which is where the majority of list-members belong, bandwidth is a serious problem, both accessibility and cost being considerable pressures. The value of an aggregation service like dCONTENT will be diminished if we are given less than useful links.

        Also, it would really help if the precis is a little sharper, as this is what we need in terms of recommending we click through.

        Finally, the hyperlink should point to the precise article, not to the website in general, as we may not have time to read it immediately as we check our mail, and want to either bookmark or read it later in a new window or tab. At that point it is not possible to always remember which article seemed interesting enough.

        Or maybe ;-) the link was an April Fool's joke.
         
        Vickram
        http://communicall.wordpress.com
        http://vvcrishna.wordpress.com



        From: Pritam Sinha <pritamsinha2007@...>
        To: bytesforall_readers@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 17:43:28
        Subject: [bytesforall_readers] (01 Apr) Daily News@... - Enabling Development through Digital Content

        Dear bytesforall readers,

        Political party using all new age media tools
        Indian main opposition Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is using all the new age media tools to woo young voters in the capital city of India, New Delh,i with aggressive digital mechanisms like SMSes, customized ring tones, emails, MP3 music, use of social networking sites et al to make an impression on voters. Seems digital way of life is here to stay, more on Livemint.com
        more @ http://dCONTENT. in

        No mobiles yet, but ya Internet in American planes
        Though there are no plans to extend mobile phone connectivity on airborne planes as of now, the good news is that following Delta Air Lines, another US airline, American Airlines is soon going to make them Wi-Fi enabled. Passengers and people onboard can connect to the Internet aboard their planes. To know the whole story read this blog article on NYTimes.com
        more @ http://dCONTENT. in

        Take help of user generated content to prop up biz
        A new trend is emerging in the US and other parts of the world, of having the users rate the services and share the same with friends thereby increasing the authenticity of the services like for example restaurants. This trend is eliciting a mixture of responses from across the board. This news story from NYTimes.com delves deeper into the subject.
        more @ http://dCONTENT. in

        Real estate website and newspapers show a way
        There is an interesting content partnership happening across the oceans in the Unites States of America. Zillow.com, a real estate website, has partnered with 180 national newspapers to generate local content, in this case real estate information, to be published in newspapers and area specific Zillow websites. This might be showing a future trend for both online and newspaper industry. Read this revealing story on NYTimes.com
        more @ http://dCONTENT. in

        Computers vs human brains: A study
        The NYTimes.com has an interesting article comparing computers to the human mind. Both have complex hardware and software and an estimate puts it that in 15 to 20 years’ time, we may see advent of computers who might out think us humans. That is a challenge for human mind for now, how to outfox the fast moving computers. Read.
        more @ http://dCONTENT. in

        Ask no fee from ISPs: TRAI
        Indian telecom regulatory body, TRAI, is against any entry fee for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) for extending net telephony services as it doesn’t require any spectrum at all. TRAI wants a level playing field which major mobile operators are opposing as they feel it will cut into their revenue stream. Read the full story on The Hindu.com
        more @ http://dCONTENT. in

        Compose in Hindi on Gmail
        Now it is possible to have that old flavour of Chitthi-patri meaning letters in the Gmail also. Gmail Labs have incorporated regional language typing (currently Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu & Malayalam only) while composing the emails based on phonetic settings. Just type in English and once you have desired settings it will be automatically converted into a language of your choice. Find more on the story at HindustanTimes. com. It is fun and might make computer usage more widespread at regional levels as a result.
        more @ http://dCONTENT. in

        Election campaign on new age media released
        In this elections season in India, a famous Bollywood actor and film maker, Aamir Khan, has launched a series of advertisements targetting Indians in multiple languages and across various media including on Internet and on mobiles apart from film and print. The ad film urges all of the voters to vote for good people based on their integrity. More on HindustanTimes. com
        more @ http://dCONTENT. in

        with regards from,

        Pritam Sinha (pritam@defindia. net)
        News Compiler @ http://dCONTENT. in
        Digital Empowerment Foundation (www.defindia. net)
        New Delhi, INDIA


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