On Saturday, I had the opportunity to speak at HeadStart organized event – Startup Saturday. I was invited  to participate on the panel discussion on “Digital Marketing” by Mittu Tigi from Zhooyi Communications. It was one of the first “unconferences” I attended in a long time and was looking forward to learn and share with the startups of Kochi. Here is a quick report on the event if you missed it :)

My twitter account was hacked a few weeks ago, thanks to a rogue app that ended up blocking all my followers, my follows and everyone on my lists. It was annoying to say the least, seeing over 2500 awesome tweeps blocked. Since all my network was blocked, I was no longer able to follow them without unblocking and Twitter does not have a “bulk unblock users” yet.

Turns out, third party apps that do this are not popular either. Here are two apps that help you manage your blocked users individually and in bulk.

UnBlock.IO

unblock-twitter-bulk

Just came across the revamped website of KochiMetro rail and noticed the below image  –

Project Profile - Kochi Metro Rail Ltd

Who is the Kochi Metro targeted at?

Those who currently travel to work by private bus?

You expect a salaried workforce currently spending around Rs. 5 per 2.5 Kms to move to Rs. 15 /km?

Those who take the car to work daily?

This falls into two broad categories, those who stay near the station and those who are a bit away from the station

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU1l1TB7GzI

Financial Planning is something that most youngsters in our country have no clue about. Found this little video called One Idiot made by the IDFC Foundation’s to educate the youth of India to be financially independent. Loved it and raises some serious questions on how we live our life, hope it helps you too.

And a question out to my readers out there, would you be interested in knowing more about financial  planning? Is it something you would want to read on TheAnand? Shout out in the comments section below.

Click here if you cannot view the video on email/reader.

Issues with Google Glass

As the technology world prepares to begin its transition into the era of wearable technology, with smart watches and smart eye wear, it might change the way we live in ways we might not have expected it to.

Google Glass is probably going to be one of the hottest must-have gadgets when it launches this year. A hands-free gadget that ensures that you see what you need to see when you need to see it. But what are the possible reasons that the gadget will be remain in a geeks’ wish list and never a commercial success?

The iPad Mini is the latest entrant into the tablet segment from the Apple stable. The product is said to be a miniature version of iPad and is premium priced. The design clearly lives up to its price tag with a built that is pleasingly light to handle.  However, despite all glowing reviews this device received for its hardware finish, the iPad Mini is a delicate device and needs to be protected. It is always wise to protect this device with several of the stylish cases that are available in the market. Here is an example of a few of them.

BarCamp Kerala 12 will be held on 22nd of April(2012) at Techopark, Trivandrum. BarCamp Kerala is an ad-hoc gathering rooted in the desire to share and learn in an open and friendly environment.

Hearing the word ‘barcamp’ for the first time?

BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants who are the main actors of the event

Venue

BarCamp Kerala 12 will be at Techopark, Trivandrum. For more details, go here