Iran elections and twitter

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei to his countrymen, “I am following you all on Twitter.”

Had L K Advani followed Ayatollah on twitter, elections results would have been different.

Me on twitter

--Last month, the NYT appointed Jennifer Preston as social media editor to grab space in the expanding social media network.

--For some days HT has been reporting expressions on social networking sites as if it’s a regular beat.

--Today I joined twitter.

One should not see all the above developments in isolation.

The Bhaiyya Factor

This week, the state government came out with the finding on economic survey specifying how growing outsiders’ population in Maharashtra is taking toll on the infrastructure here.

Now the HSC results are out. Big cities including Mumbai, Thane and Pune saw sharp dip in the overall pass percentage.

Mahanagar, a local daily from Mumbai came out with the analysis of result and claimed that slip in HSC results was mainly because of more Bhaiyyas appearing for HSC exam.

Since Raj’s MNS has fetched impressive number of votes, the Bhaiyya factor reverberates everywhere.