Thursday, August 13, 2009

Digital Janmashtami


Janmashtami wishes are flowing on twitter this year. A lot of Indian tweeters are sending messages to friends and fellow tweeters on Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna.

Here is a live update about Janmashtami from twitter:


Wish a Happy Janmashtami to all :) Enjoy mithai and kheer unlimited.

Knock Knock – Follow Me

Found an interesting, and impressive as well, twitter profile - the profile picture says it all :)


The picture is attractive, eye-catching and annoying to some extent – you can laugh at it or get disturbed, but cannot ignore it. And there lies the success of its creator, Nathaniel Johnson (socialnate).

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nandi Hills Blogger Meet to spread the awareness of Eye Donation

Bangalore bloggers are going to organise blogger's meet to spread the awareness of Eye Donation among the masses on August 30, 2009. Indiblogger.in has supported the event. Noble.

To create the buzz and to spread the awareness, they have planned a 'Blind Fold Ride' – bike riding with eyes closed. A piece of cloth is to be tied to the eyes of the riders while riding. 'Blind Fold Ride' is an art and a lot of practice is needed to perform this.

Visit Indiblogger.in blog to know more.

Somehow, I can relate the event with my Eye Blog idea. Wish I could attend the show on behalf of WebReps and promote the Eye Blogging idea there. Have 16 days in hand, not sure if we would be able to make it to the Nandi Hills Blogger Meet.

Cannot Find a Laptop - Please Help

Asked 10 people which model should I buy and received 10 suggestions. Confused. A friend suggested Acer – though they do not have the brand value as other biggies in the market, but according to him Acer models are doing good.

My requirements are not hi-fi. A netbook or mini laptop could be good for me as I need to access internet on go mainly. But no netbook comes with optical drive :( except few from Toshiba I guess and they are too much expensive. If I had that much of money, I could buy Macbook.

Heard that Samsung is offering optical drive for free with its netbooks. Not sure about the performance of Samsung.

Any suggestion friends?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Twitter CEO's Wife

Suddenly noticed that "Twitter CEO's Wife" is appearing at the 2nd position on the trending topics list on twitter. Looked funny; came to know that Sara, twitter CEO's wife was tweeting while in labor.


According to some, it shows her dedication to family business :) Whereas; some find it idiotic. However, keep watching her tweets - the first tweeter baby is going to born afterall.

UPDATE:

And the baby is here: @sara gave birth to a perfect baby boy...8 pounds, 21 inches!

Congratulations @sara and @ev :)

IndiRank goes up: KBM Effect?

Got an email from Indiblogger.in; IndiRank of "Web Wings" has been updated – it has jumped to 79 from 57. Happy.

Is it an after-effect of Kolkata Blogger’s Meet 2009 (KBM ’09)? I was amazed to see the mybloglog stats of "Web Wings". It never received such a huge traffic in its entire life as it got during KBM ’09. It has 11 followers as well.

Adding the new IndiRank logo in the side bar. Let’s see what else is waiting for me in the coming days.

Kolkata Blogger's Meet 2009 - Moments


Courtesy: shimul

Sunday, August 09, 2009

WebRepers - Who are they

Kamanashish, Anirudh, Shimul & Saikat (that's me)

Since, I used the term in my previous blog post, I should clarify it for your understanding. The word is self-explanatory. Members of WebReps are the WebRepers. Twitter account: http://twitter.com/webreps

Image courtesy: Anirban

Kolkata Blogger's Meet 2009 - Participation, Interaction, Support & Fun

5 hours flew like 5 minutes - could not perceive when it started, how it went and when it was over. Returned home happy, relaxed and proud.

It was supposed to start at 5:00 pm but it did not as some honorable guests were yet to reach. Kamanashish officially announced the beginning of Kolkata Blogger's Meet 2009. Soham, the youngest blogger (going through teenage voice change) present in the show, inaugurated by cutting the cake.

... and then it went on with its own pace. A lot of bloggers participated in the Elevator Pitch event. 1 minute was scheduled for each blogger to describe their blogs, but hardly anybody finished their pitch in 1 minute :)

All the speakers, Abhishek Rungta of Indus Net Technologies, Aji Issac Mathew of SEO for Clients, Arun Agarwal of Ebizindia and Saptarshi Roy Chaudhury of SEO Kolkata were simply superb with their presentations. Vikas Kedia's teleconference was a bit dis-engaging but Aji did a great job to engage people once again.

If you ask me what I enjoyed most in the entire program, Aji's presentation would be my answer. He prepared a stat on the blogging habits of the Kolkatans, such as how frequent are they, how many bloggers monetize their blogs etc. He included some excerpts from various participating blogs in his presentation - this was awesome. You never know if Aji is going to speak about your blog or not, hence you have to listen to his full presentation - what an idea Sirji :).

In the Launch a Product event, FusionCharts team presented FusionCharts Google Gadget. Sanket and Saptarshi did a great job. Their style was unique - apart from the slides, they prepared some banners which were really good.

Mitesh Ashar, a fellow blogger and tweeter, presented his app - twit discuss. Though the app did not work at that time, but the concept was good. It helps you monitor conversations on twitter based on the hashtags.

The award distribution event was really fun-filled. Anirudh (a dear friend and a webreper) got the Best Idea award for suggesting India Internet Summit in Kolkata. The best Elevator Pitcher award went to Rahul Bharadwaj of FOURDY Wlog. Mr. Dev Anand (not the actor) of Bima World got the Best Marketer award.

Indus Net Technologies conducted a survey to test the blogging trends in Kolkata. The result of the survery will be published on their website. Though none of the ball pens supplied by them worked, yet Kolkata Bloggers filled up the survey form and returned back to the Help Desk. Indus Net also presented T-shirts and Tutorial DVD's to all the participants.

Without the support of Indus Net Technologies Kolkata Blogger's Meet 2009 was not possible. I should also mention about Tata Photon - they provided free internet connection during the event to all bloggers with laptops or netbooks.

Amit Kejriwal, Prabhanjan Panigrahi (though he could not make it, he lent his laptop and I used it during the event), Ranjan Upadhaya and Shyama Kant managed all technical stuffs. Anand Kedia was with us through out the event and Debleena handled the twitter account of webreps. Thanks for your support friends.

CCD guys, Naveen and his team, did a GREAT JOB indeed. From space management, sitting arrangement to food - they were good at all. Snacks, cold coffee, veg and non-veg sandwiches and the slices of chocolate cakes - ummm...delicious.

Trust me friends, CCD @ RDB Adlabs, Sector V, Salt Lake is the best hang out zone in Kolkata and a confirmed adda-place of webrepers as well.

All bloggers agreed on sharing the stage once again to have India Internet Summit in Kolkata. And Kolkata Blogger's Meet 2009 ended but left an ever-lasting effect on us.

Sorry guys, I was so busy with other things that could not even took out the digi-cam from my bag. Please visit Yogesh and Anirban online for some snaps.

Some moments captured digitally (courtesy, SEO for Clients).

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Unable to access twitter

I am having problem accessing twitter for last 3/4 hours. Am I alone OR others also facing the same problem?

Update 1:

See why the Twitterworld is so quiet today:

Update 2:


Received following message from Twitter after 5 hours, finally.

Update 3 (August 07, 2009 - 1:10 pm):

Twitter is down again :(

Eye Blog – Kolkata Blogger’s Meet: What’s Next

More you get involved in a process, more you think about it – more ideas start coming in your mind. While thinking out some quotations about blogs, suddenly the idea popped up.
"Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry"
Eye Blog: What about a strong yet simple and easy blogging platform for those who are physically challenged – yes I am talking about our brothers, sisters and friends, who cannot see, cannot speak or cannot hear – the blind, deaf and dumb community.

There are plug-ins that automatically create the audio version of your blog posts. We need to access this with Braille keyboards. We may need a suitable browser as well. Actually we may need to do A LOT of things to achieve this, but the objective is worth putting the efforts, right?

And I am sure, as long as people like Aji, Kamanashish, Anirudh, Shimul, Abhishek, Naveen are there, we can do ANYTHING.

A tremendous coincidence:
While writing this post, suddenly one of my colleagues, who sits few cubicles away, started playing this number...we can do this, I am sure, we have got the ‘go-ahead’ from the supreme power.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Belly On Me - UGLY

I need to work out, seriously. The belly is growing everyday. I eat less, I walk a lot - still this is happening :(

Searched for some good health and fitness centers in Kolkata, but the timing is not matching with my tight schedule. I am really worried, not sure how the new round-neck shirt customised for Kolkata Blooger's Meet would look on me!

One Hindi Blog - Finally

Finally one partially Hindi Blog entered Kolkata Blogger's Meet. I mentioned in one of my previous posts about the lack of blogs in regional languages. Saurav Arya filled the gap :)

Monday, August 03, 2009

The Blogspot Magic

No, I will not change the template of this blog, neither will I host it somewhere else. Webwings is my first blog and I will keep its typical blog-like look intact, forever.

When I started my career in Online Marketing 4 years back, I knew nothing about blogging. It was blogger.com that fascinated me most. It’s true that all my hosted blogs use the WordPress blogging software. But I get the flavor of blogging more when I log on to blogger.com and the term ‘blogspot’ in the URL leaves a magical impact on me.

That is the reason, I will keep at least one of my blogs hosted with blogger.com forever and maintain its simple blog-like look.

Happy Blogging :)

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Kolkata Bloggers’ Meet – What’s Next!

Boss, a lot of things can be done; mentioning few here, will keep you posted.

Green Blogging:

Let’s do something for this planet. Let’s start writing about the environment, climate changes, how to stop pollution, what measures should be taken to save this planet, how to protect animals and insects from extinction, importance of rain water harvesting in India, importance of alternative energy etc.

Once bloggers start doing this, let’s have another meet and decide how to implement the ideas. I am sure we will get a lot of people, activists and groups with us.

Banglar Mukh (The Face of Bengal):

We are going to celebrate Kolkata Bloggers’ Meet 2009, and there is not a single Bangla Blog! Are Kolkatans not blogging in Bengali?

Let’s popularize blogging in all regional languages – let’s convince writers and celebrities to have their blogs written in vernacular languages. There must be 100 Bengali Blogs in the Kolkata Bloggers’ Meet 2010 along with blogs written in other tongues.

Kids – Should they start blogging?

Organise a parent-teacher-educationalist meet and let’s have a debate.

More ideas will come in to my mind and I am sure about that. Keep watching.