Does Facebook make us unhappy?

Whether Facebook makes us unhappy or connected is a question that can readily show up conflicting answers. The night before yesterday, I had this massive urge to “look up” a few people who I had mercilessly thrown out of my Facebook account several years back. One thing led to the other, and I spent a large…

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The stories we tell: why do we share?

Today I had an interesting presentation at work. We were talking about story creators. And why do we share. Personally, I have talked about why I blog (or share stories) and also why culturally some people in Germany do not share a lot. Last week, I also tried identifying what we share. Why share and tell…

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Failing the #100HappyDays challenge

I started the new year with a great online challenge that I was quite hopeful for. Unfortunately like the 71% reported (as of March 2014), I failed the challenge. I continued for 55 days really pushing myself to do it and then I just couldn’t bother anymore. I could use excuses like I had no…

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Why do you blog ?

A friend of mine recently commented on my re-newed Pinterest activity and said, oh this can help your blog. I thought momentarily and snapped saying, I do not blog for money. At Someplace Else, that is true. This is a personal blog. I talk about people and services that make me happy and all of…

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100 Happy Days: A new year list

I’ve realised while I keep saying I do not like lists, the last year has proved in fact I do not ‘dislike’ them. I am just lazy to make them. But after getting a diary as a gift last year (it’s pretty and Chinese), I’ve actually been very excited to write my projects in it….

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Has social media innovated loneliness?

Thank you for the kind feedback (especially for people who’ve been telling me they like the Infographic). My posts don’t suffer from loneliness now! And for people who pointed out my loosely defined social media (Facebook) photo profile changing activity as not being a Gaussian curve since that can never be over time but frequency, I…

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TheFirstSixMonths: Being social- what it says about you

Yesterday night I noticed, while self-Googling [sophisticated social ego mapping what’s the shame in that], people like me have multiple profiles on various social networks. Currently Twitter and Quora are my favourite. Twitter has taught me, how I don’t need to carry the burden of ending sentences, paragraphs and conversations every time. Also, I am…

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