Tharoor’s Net stock

The setting up of supporttharoor.org is the democratic right of either Sebastian Fuhrmann or his employers, especially if they are sitting in far-off Germany. It also seems to be fulfilling a need of those who actually think that “an educated, world-renowned,...

Just five minutes to send a blogger to jail

No surprises here. Just that we need to take note. After all Mubarak is a “democrat” by some standards . An Egyptian court has sentenced a blogger to four years’ prison for insulting Islam and the president. BBC NEWS | Middle East | Egypt blogger...

Google: To give or not to give?

Increasingly new media companies have to confront this: “A Brazilian judge has ordered the local office of Web search company Google to disclose the data of users of Google’s social networking site Orkut accused of crimes like racism or child...

Upstaging big bro

This one’s for posterity. The subversive potential of new media is real. Yet blogsphere has served merely to extend the reach of established media. The manufacturing of consent becomes that much more easier if news spreads through the blogosphere. Ultimately,...