Should technology companies proactively warn their consumers of the ill effects of excessive use of technology?

We are all quite familiar with the advantages that computers and the internet bring in our lives. Its effect on our productivity, connectivity with our friends and family, improving our knowledge base and the quality of entertainment etc, are well documented and well articulated by technology marketers. A PC for every family and child is a reality that should be worked at and its importance is not questionable or debatable.

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Do you judge a blog by the comments and number of conversations happening there?

I was having a corridor conversation with a colleague and the discussion centered around blogging. During the conversation he made a comment that struck a sensitive chord in me. He said “Nowadays everyone thinks or pretends to be a good blogger but if you go to their blogs, you will see zero comments on most of their posts”. Well that’s exactly the way my blog is, I thought to myself.

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Is Privacy a thing of the past?

With the proliferation and success of web 2.0 the question that comes to everyone’s mind is, does anyone enjoy the privilege of privacy anymore? With over 50 million bloggers and more than double that number of people on some form of social networking group, can anyone prevent the publishing of information about themselves with or without their prior knowledge? It’s no longer a factor of how much information you want

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Internet users in China hit back with 'Love China MS

If you have friends from China on your MSN then you shouldn’t be surprised to see an msn window like the picture above. A Love China protest campaign is spreading through Chinese Internet users as they are adding a “Love China” icon to their MSN chat names by the thousands to show support for their country. The icon is clearly in response to Olympic protest seen in the western countries

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