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: I'm a Bombay boy working with Mumbai Mirror.
I cover the city's lower courts.
I love science and technology and can talk about it for hours on end.

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Remember, the Sun is always shining out in space. Which means you can still post as #LightCrew, even if it's night time where you are ☀️

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This is a surprisingly pro-privacy move by Google. Combined with their recent initiative to "phase out" 3rd party cookies, it almost makes me wonder what's going on over there.

"Google seeking to deprecate Chrome's User Agent string - 9to5Google"

ww.9to5google.com/2020/01/14/g

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Next release of Mastodon will allow admins to post important announcements to their users, and yes, those are reactions

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The Telegraph India is spot on with its headline as usual!

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I've noticed that on most Android phones, WhatsApp runs in the background much longer than it is actually used in the foreground. Creepy app.

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Mastodon is not Twitter
BUT THIS ALONE WILL NOT HELP...
...if you are still tangled in a Twitter-mindset!!

Are you still searching for the Trending Topics that will impose to everyone what is the thing about whom you "must" talk today?

Are you searching for "people to follow" instead of "people to interact with"?

Are you still planning time wasting things like hashtag wars instead of doing something real?

Are you searching for emotional and social gratifications by the number of retweets you received?

Are you still judging a post by the number of likes that received?

Are you still writing '"cool lines posts" for obtaining likes insted of writing interesting posts that stimulates discussion and interaction?

If so, pkease pay attention: there is still much Twitter INSIDE YOU.

(It takes some time to heal 😉)

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[BREAKING] Leaked Facebook emails reveal "number one threat" to its platform: decentralized platforms.

#FediverseNewsNetwork

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Due to Indian Economy how many of you are spending less than you did say 3 years ago. Are you conscious of saving more due to not knowing what is going to happen?

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**Quality of education is falling because of low fee**

Ayyayo! Such discrimination against the upper-castes that everyone is able to afford education.

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Yesterday, a story I wrote made it to the front page of my newspaper for the very first time. What a thrill! 😄

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When you check a profile of another user you will see the number of people who follows his and who are followed by him but if you click on.that number you can't see the entire list of people. Instead you can only see the ones of them that you just know.

That's alsi by design and that's also an anti-harrassment tool.

Let's check real life: in real life I dont walk around with the list of my friends attached on my neck and neither of you (hopefully) does.

So, if you cannot discover new people by checking who is following who, how can you find and meet new people on Mastodon?

By t-a-l-k-i-n-g, socializing and discuss things. If you boost a post of your friend you are presenting him to all your other friends and so on.

Mastodon emphasizes real human socialization instead of espionnage-style exploration of profiles

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Good people of Mastodon, I've been seeing a number of posts here that compare the Ayodhya judgment to a husband losing his wife to another man, treatment of rape victims etc. This is quite worrisome.

Women aren't property that one can win/lose claim over. Such comparisons reinforce the idea of ownership over women as passive objects. I have high hopes from this space and how we talk about women here.

So please do continue with the much-needed criticism, but please keep women out of it.

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The trial on 11 year old Khair Mohammad during the Non Cooperation movement in 1922

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It makes me wonder what will remain in a few years...

RT @vinodjose@twitter.com

When capitalism gives way for oligarchy capitalism:

🐦🔗: twitter.com/vinodjose/status/1

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