Cricket itself has degraded the quality of matches due to various reasons and unfortunately India is in the forefront of that;
- Match Fixing
- Cheating and being biased
- Having roads as pitches where it’s not adding any value to cricket.
- Not behaving like gentlemen on and off the field.
- Of course the ill handling of online media and social media
Let’s look at the last point only and try to elaborate more on it and not go into argument about the others. I just watched the last moments of the Ind Vs Aus match accidentally and was shocked to see the scores people have got in the last match and also during the series. Inability to bowl in good pitches seems to have lead India to make the wickets become more and more closer to roads
But the funny part is these performances were praised by every website and social media related to them. So why is this happening… simple… they are again run by Indians. So… do you get the proper information/news when you access these sites? Absolutely No. But, unfortunately there are no proper alternatives to websites like cricinfo.
So biased that you can call cricinfo = cricindia …
So even if we spread the news around there will be no alternatives, not enough coverage of matches, no mobile apps (Android, iPhone, Mobile Web, Etc.).
But this is to wake everyone up and to get you thinking in the right direction so that there will be a buzz around. May be to promote a less quality but less biased alternative which has the potential to grow…
Google seems to be showing the birthday Doodle for anyone who has a birthday
Following image shows what I got on the 8th of Dec. Obviously they pull it from Google+, but nice!
I just want to see how it looks like when there is a doodle for a specific day and when your birthday also falls on the same date.
There has been another Doodle on the same day which is “Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson´s 180th Birthday“. Don’t know whether this was shown in our region.
me wishing me
I was just going through the Sri Lanka Travel Website and came across this promotional video which had been released recently.
This seems to be more inline with the vision of Sri Lankan Tourism and worth sharing. Please make sure you do the needful by sharing this video to the world. Be Proud, Be Sri Lankan.
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I thought the above was creative until I saw the below by Max kegfire and Dima Viper. This is awesome guys! They must have really lived Sri Lanka
I will always be a WordPress fan for what they offer with the hosted solution. Yet to have simplicity and ease of not having to host I decided to go for blogger, with the aid of the android app which was made available for this region recently.
I noticed that there was a new layout with blogger which was introduced recently and thought of giving a try for that. Within few days I noticed loads of drawbacks forcing me to revert to an older layout.
YouTube video about dynamic views
Issues I came across are the following;
- No SEO as usual, Everything is in one page.
- Same template(you can only change the colours) and no layout change, so you are not distinguished much from the millions of other users who use this.
- Adsense support is available, but……. what you enable doesn’t apply, they do it the way that they want to do.
- Everything is generated dynamically and I doubt whether the search engines will have the capability detect the content
- When you share using social sharing services there is nothing available to be grabbed from the post (e.g. Facebook sharing) so sharing becomes difficult.
All I see is bad and no good
Hope these will aid you guys to make your own decision if you are using blogger.
Few days back I thought I was the only one who can’t access twitter. And tried so many things including DNS changing to anonymous proxies. First I was blaming the ISP’s DNS then it seemed there was something really wrong when Google DNS also failed to resolve twitter.
Horror!! the thing you least expect from one of the prime social networks has really happened. Twitter gone down…
This shows that anything is possible. So be really careful…. What if Google is hacked.? You create all your accounts with your email. Think about that getting compromised. This may compromise your whole online identity. So we can’t stop the extremes. But still we should take precautions. Have a very strong Gmail password. Enable step 2 verification. And you are safe from the foreseeable threats, at least!
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