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Blog Perambulations - third edition

Filed under: Bits and Bytes by Hari
Posted on Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 10:31 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:38 IST)

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This is the third set of links I'm sharing with you. Hopefully these articles make for interesting reading. I always try to pick relatively recent articles from other blogs, but I'm always open to highlighting interesting content regardless of age. So if you've written something which you want me to share with other readers and blog authors, please post a comment here and you'll feature in the next edition of Blog Perambulations. :)

Creative Hedgehog has written an article titled how I use facebook. Social networking sites have mushroomed in the last few months, and I have no doubt that they will continue evolving as the days go by, but to me they're nothing more than glorified contact lists as I've mentioned before. This article is a good review of facebook's unique features and the overall tone is quite positive. Ultimately every social network is the sum total of its userbase. Everything else is fluff.

Cop Killer....So what?! is an article that has spawned some discussion at GEM's blog Human Psyche. He wonders why people get so heated up over the death of a cop on duty. His point is well made though the language is a bit crude. I also wonder whether this is a cultural phenomenon specific to the US. My feeling is that low-ranking policemen in most parts of the world are generally rough, uneducated men who tend to instill more fear than respect in law-abiding society. Can education make a difference?

Drew has written about Mandatory Christianity in the US. For a country that prides itself on being the biggest democracy in the world, religious freedom is still a big issue. The hypocrisy of the people who actively propagate one religion in the name of religious freedom while trying to destroy other religions really sticks out.

On a similar note, Sandeep writes about how Big Brother Sermonizes. Seriously Sandeep is essentially a political blog and his views are quite refreshing and different for people who've been fed on a diet of pseudo-secular crap found in the Indian English language media and Press. Once again, he highlights the hypocrisy of "religious freedom". The real problem in the world is not a lack of freedom but selective freedom of religion which creates so much tension in society.

Dominic at OneAndOneIs2 has found out How to scare people on campus. It's quite amazing how much of an effort it is to remember names, but the real challenge is to remember faces and then associate them with the correct names. Face recognition is one of the most complex functions carried out by the human brain and it's quite a feat to remember the names of an entire group of people and correctly identify them. Teachers do have a tough job and Dominic as one in training, seems to have all the right instincts for it!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention Desh's blog Drishtikone. He has some interesting pictures of Landing a plane with Parking brakes on. That looks like something to try out on a boring Sunday afternoon ;)

That's all for today and once again, if you have any interesting articles to share, please do so here and I'll feature them next time. :)

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9 comment(s)

  1. His point is well made though the language is a bit crude.Wow...Hari, thanks for the comments about my posting. I'm so honored. I enjoyed the "crude" part. I think many of my friends might agree with you there.

    Comment by GEM (visitor) on Tue, Sep 25, 2007 @ 00:15 IST #
  2. I enjoyed your article for that reason, GEM. Don't change your style if that's what comes to you naturally :)

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Tue, Sep 25, 2007 @ 08:23 IST #
  3. The largest democracy in the world is our own nation, Hari! :)BTW, that article was nice... thanks!

    Comment by Sudipta Chatterjee (visitor) on Tue, Sep 25, 2007 @ 12:07 IST #
  4. That's quite true, Sudipta. Glad you enjoyed the article I linked.

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Tue, Sep 25, 2007 @ 14:06 IST #
  5. Don't let the 1 percent of Americans that grab headlines whenever they can paint the wrong picture. The other 99 percent really do believe in religious freedom. I just wish that 99 percent was as vocal as the 1 percent.

    Comment by RT Cunningham (visitor) on Tue, Sep 25, 2007 @ 22:34 IST #
  6. RT, I agree. I wish the silent majority would wake up soon!Unfortunately for the US, if somebody sneezes in their backyard, it can become world news while I bet a lot of Americans have no idea who is India's foriegn minister right now. :razz:

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Tue, Sep 25, 2007 @ 22:39 IST #
  7. So, Lynx gets blocked at SKs captcha. Perhaps surfing to your site with the "ever so popular" Dillo may work...

    Comment by MrCorey (visitor) on Wed, Sep 26, 2007 @ 09:51 IST #
  8. Wow! thanks for the link! (no comments on own site though.. sigh... :wink:)

    Comment by titanium_geek (visitor) on Thu, Sep 27, 2007 @ 14:08 IST #
  9. No problem, t_g. :)

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Thu, Sep 27, 2007 @ 15:19 IST #

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