ONE PLUS THREE REVIEW When i first heard of the one plus three i thought this was another vain attempt by a bunch of folks to come up with at best another samsung clone. I started reading about it then though and then soon ordered one online. It arrived a few days ago and i…

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Facebook fires trending team, and algorithm without humans goes crazy

Facebook fires trending team, and algorithm without humans goes crazy Ahh the algorithms…. one algorithm to rule them all is the mantra social media platforms and many other facets of our online life have been seeking for some time now. Facebook in particular is very fond of tweaking big data with its algorithms opening new…

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Refugees and our apathy

Social media has recently been inundated with an international outpouring of sympathy for a 3 year old Syrian child washing up on the beach in turkey. Memes have been made out of him, his father the only living survivor of this tragedy has been interviewed extensively and calls have been made for better or for…

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Understanding not banning is required

Understanding not banning is required

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Male writers tend to get asked what they think and women what they feel. In my experience, and that of a lot of other women writers, all of the questions coming at them from interviewers tend to be about how lucky they are to be where they are – about luck and identity and how…

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Elections & social media in pakistan

During the last year, we have seen immense political presence in Pakistan’s social media. It started with leaders of almost all political parties garnering an online presence to realising how to market a party as an online brand. It has not been an easy ride for these political parties because our politicians tend to be more…

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The power of one Pakistani

We have never given a toss about education in Pakistan. This is not a blanket statement but a fact pretty easily verified if you look at statistics of literacy in this country or the work done on education in our 65-year history. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) puts our literacy at 56…

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Farrukh: an inspiration for us all

I first met Farrukh when I was speaking at an International Education and Resource Network(iEARN) event in Karachi. I saw him sitting there on his motorised chair, smiling and listening attentively. As soon as I was done speaking, I stepped down from the podium and went straight over to him, to sit down and talk. Farrukh…

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My reading list – 17/6/2013

I keep hearing from time to time that there are no new bloggers out there in Pakistan. Well sorry but that is just malarky as more often then not people tend to just read the few dozen blogs everyone does while the length and the breadth of the greater pakistani blogsphere is ignored. So as I love…

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Election day safety & security tips

By Cerrina Dsouza   Please keep your political opinion to yourself. Do not discuss leaders, party ideologies or your own vote. Politics is a very tempting as well as an emotional topic for some, therefore just refrain from any discussion. Cell phone services might be down, so good planning for that day is essential. Check…

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