Aap bakwaas band karen ge?

These were the words spoken to me by a smiling girl with glasses in a small cafe which was the first version of T2F many years ago here in Karachi, . The premise was me sitting and hammering something out on a laptop mini I had at that time and her coming over to invite…

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The Bhc social stream

The tasks of high commissions and embassies in foreign countries is usually to improve strategic ties with the host country, process messages in between governments and to look after consular services of its citizens based in the home country and visa services  for people who wish to visit the consulates home nation. Therefore consulates in…

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Social media at cross roads

Social media seems to be coming of age in Pakistan. I say this because not only is it now spoken of in the mainstream and often with not so kind tones but it has caused a few upheavals of its own ala the fight for judiciary and in recent times maya khan, Shahzaib and the…

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Non perving 101

The world is shrinking is often a phrase we hear from users and experts of social media as more and more social networks keep springing up daily to enable us all to “connect” in different ways. There is however very little talk of the ethics of all this connecting business and what is a no…

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Socialmediamela2012’s photostream

Socialmediamela2012’s photostream on Flickr. The SOCMM12 social media melas photostream was snapped by Tapu javeri, Ali khursid, Fursid & me. Was proud to organize and work with this team..see the results for yourself

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SOCMM12 Live twitter stream

The social media live tweeters were Rj kulsoom, Abdullah syed, Salman latif, and Nazia, the session spanning over two days was moderated by Shoaib taimur. Great work people!!!      

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Mainstream vs social media media in Pakistan

In recent times after the leak of behind the scenes footage of a special on dunya tv and the creation of a  fake list of 19 journalists who had allegedly taken some form of bribe from Malik riaz,  a vast chasm of insecurity seems to have opened up in peoples minds about social media in…

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PTA’s alleged persistent pursuit of a URL filtration and blocking system is not acceptable

Please note that this is an unconfirmed report but from a reliable source, we are following the situation and will be publishing confirmed reports immediately.  Karachi 20th June 2012:  We received information from a reliable source that Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued a notification to other government departments announcing the installation of a filtering system. This has in turn…

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LivEy

  A few months ago me and samra muslim met for the first time with an idea. LivEy is the realization of this idea. A group of personalities from Pakistan’s social and mainstream media landscape which will be sent every couple of months to a new destination internationally. To discuss their experiences and to make…

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How much klout do you have?

  The world of social media has always had its problems with translating into numbers a person from the outside or say an advertiser  could easily comprehend. People have forever been confused on what is more important? Traffic or engagement? Uiqs or interaction via comments and linkbacks? What is the actual standard for success in…

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