Facebook photo tags

Facebook Photo Tags: Good Riddance?

Last month I complained about tagging useless, spammy photos on Facebook that made their way to my news feed. While Facebook wouldn’t have noticed my complain. They surely going to do something about it. Profile Tag Review Before: Photos you…

Secondary Research Practices for Product Managers

These are not best practices that I am outlining here. While they could be, it is finally dependent on the personal comfort of the individual doing the research. At ISB I had opted for the Market Research elective, but attended…

Annoyances and Ideas: Facebook Photo Tags

Annoyances and Ideas: Facebook Photo Tags

Photo tagging was Facebook’s breakthrough innovation. It made the network more social or so to say. And now it is, at least for me, one of the biggest annoyances. If people were being tagged in photos in which they were…

Why Groups is a Better Approach to Social Segmentation

This post is a continuation from my post on Circles and Lists and the Problem of Plenty where I argue that putting people into asymmetric circles will not solve the social segmentation problem because it will ultimately overwhelm the user with too…

Circles and Lists and the Problem of Plenty

This post is not about a comparison between Facebook and Google+, but rather my thoughts on the problem of sub-networks within a social network. I have been to three schools in life: high school, engineering school and business school. That…

The Price for Simplicity is Privacy

Google+ Solves the Social Privacy Problem By Making Friending Very Complicated From the article: If I add someone to a Circle that means I push my content to them when I share with that Circle. It also means I see their public…

Facebook continues to spread its wings

Facebook is Not a Social Network

If you feel the post title is a bait to have you click through, you are correct. But the statement is correct too. I often have debates in my workplace that Facebook will in some years be replaced by a…

Open access to government data could create new opportunities and give new insights

India to Provide Access to Public and Government Data

India to join the open data revolution in July – India This portal which has been modeled on Data.gov, a portal which offers public and government data to the outside world, aims to share non-sensitive data from various Indian ministries for general…

Who's Copying Whom?

Who’s Copying Whom?

Google Indexing Bings Cached Image Results. Earlier this year Google complained Bing was copying its results. Which Microsoft denied. And now this. This is definitely not a deliberate mistake but it is still a very embarrassing mistake. Surely Google would have…

Social media is overtaking email as a web destination

Personal Communications Has a New Medium

Indians Now Spend More Time on Social Media Sites than on Personal Email | Nielsen Wire This is something I have been observing with my browsing habits over the last few months. There are rarely any conversation that happens via…