Oct 232005

All through last year, and this – p2p sites have been served with notices. This image is going up on some that have been shut down.

It almost seems like a challenge. For everyone of the sites that they shut down a couple more come up. Moving into countries like Poland and Turkey where it is difficult to get prosecuted.

It promises to be an interesting game.

Oct 232005

Last week Charu had blogged about Neil French talking himself out of a job because he said

“Women don’t make it to the top because they don’t deserve to. They’re crap.” and went on to further explain the reason – women are “…a group that will inevitably wimp out and go ‘suckle something”‘

Our esteemed Economic Times covers this story with a headline that says “He spoke about women & lost his job”

That’s a bit like saying that the plague is a minor illness! Do people who write these kind of headlines actually understand what they are saying?

Oct 232005

My blog is worth $49,679.52.
How much is your blog worth?

Mine is worth almost USD 50,000. Maybe it is time I sold out and moved to the hills 🙂

The valuation is based on Tristan Louis’s research that was triggered off by the aquisition of Weblogs Inc by AOL.

Not bad for a blog that is part of a:

a bitchy, self-indulgent and an almost incestuous network comprising journalists, wannabe-writers and a massive army of geeks who give vent to their creative ambitions on the internet. Given that the average blogger-age is 25 years, it’s clear bloggers love to indulge in hearty name-calling and taking college-style potshots at others. This is probably why some of them get into trouble.

That surely sounds like a frustrated blogger whom no one links to, or even worse a bitchy self indulgent journalist who either doesn’t know about the topic that he is writing about, or couldn’t care 🙂