Archives for July 2007

Chinese Blogger Jailed for Giving Stock Advice


Wang Xiujie, a blogger who made a business out of selling stock tips that would be delivered to subscribers via instant message, has been detained by Chinese authorities. Stock tip gurus have thrived in China’s two quickly growing stock markets; however, the nation’s government has recently criminalized the act of recommending stocks without a license…( Source: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/58308.html)

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Corporate India wants bloggers

I bumped into http://www.fabcity.in/jobs/fab-jobs.html today. I was very surprised and pleased to see Corporate India has an opening for a blogger. I think it is the way to go (no, I am not looking for a job).

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Print Media in India has to change its style of writing

Most newspapers in India today are carrying articles about blogs. I read an article about Hindi blogs in the Times of India (Bangalore edition). Was happy to learn that there are about 500 active Hindi blogs, for the early years of broadband in India this is a sizeable number. Few blogs were mentioned in the article but not their URLs 🙁 I don’t understand why journalists in India like to “hide” vital information. If you are writing about a particular blog isn’t it natural for the reader to get the complete information? Duh!

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Jesus! My blog is being followed by Jesus!

Alexa of mahesh.com

Was surprised to see the above graph recently. A friend asked me “Do you know anybody in Vatican? They are accessing your blog”. I said “Yes, of course, the Pope!”

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