Indian’s are not happy :-)

Via Guy Kawasaki…and the Original Story

Yes, Indians are not being considered as happy people around. According to a new survey/study conducted by Adrian G White, a psychologist at University of Leicester, produced a map of happy people around the world. This study considered the data from UNESCO, CIA , New economics foundation, the WHO, and Veenhoven Database, the Latinbarometer, the Afrobarometer, and the UNHDR.

The top 10 countries are as follows…

1. Denmark
2. Switzerland
3. Austria
4. Iceland
5. The Bahamas
6. Finland
7. Sweden
8. Bhutan (Asian)
9. Brunei
10. Canada

Other notable countries

23. USA
35. Germany
41. UK
62. France
82. China
90. Japan
125. India
167. Russia

Digg effect on Yahoo….It’s Bad !

Yahoo Auto Suggestion’s new design is creating ripple through the aggressive unmanaged community of Digg.com for all of it’s similarities with Digg.com design. They call it as Shameless ! God ! what’s happening to these crowds? Yahoo even did mentioned that they wanted to go with Digg style of voting for some purpose in their blog. That was really a good thing they did. There is no rule that someone should not follow the way you do things…There is no patent filed for the GREAT style of digg.com as well or that is not the style of century also. Well if we don’t like digg to be mentioned on yahoo, why the hell every blog and site in this world should say “Digg This” and “Digg that?” Let’s Stop it !

Once again Digg.com community has proven that it has major number kids and unprofessional cowards by making/defacing Yahoo auto’s page as shown below…

How to use IE 7 as the Best RSS Reader

I have used plenty of RSS Readers including some of the best Online RSS readers like Google Reader. But I had never got a point where I could stick to one particular RSS reader which can make my life easier by providing everything in one place. I decided to step back and look at Browsers as main stream RSS readers for me. I have tried to use Internet Explorer 7 as my RSS reader and I found it as a very cool and light weight RSS reader with few add-ins installed.

Let’s see what would anyone expect from a typical RSS reader…

01. Reading feeds in rich text format (like a news paper)

02. Aggregation & Searchable RSS Information

03. Feed-wise folders

04. New feed alerts

Now let’s try to make use of all these features with in Internet Explorer 7.

1. IE 7 by default renders the RSS in rich format including images and links. But it doesn’t have a feature to view all the feeds on the same page for a particular day. To get this feature in IE 7, you will have to install a small add-in for IE7’s RSS reader.

 Install Feed Plus

Feed Plus does many cool things like Aggregating your feeds at folder level and displaying it as a single feed in browser. It also installs a cool notification script that alerts you whenever you get a new item in subscribed RSS feeds.

02. Aggregation at all folder’s level and each folder level.

You can opt for aggregation at multiple levels. This enables to read all the feeds related one particular stream in one go.

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Search :  IE7 comes with a “Search As You Type” feature for RSS reader, which is the best form of performing a  search on content. It filters out the feed items in the context based on the keyword you type on the fly.

3. Feeds as Folders

Now the big problem is : How can I read feed wise items in my aggregated content? Feed Plus has got answer for that too. It creates all the Feeds as Categories with in Aggregation, so that you can easily navigate to any feed content.

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4. Feed Plus Alerts (Near System Tray)

This is the coolest part of Feed Plus. It alerts you for each feed that you subscribed based on the interval that you set.

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Extra Effect : So what else a typical, light weight RSS reader would need to have? Hmm…a live bookmark system? Let’s see if we can make it work in IE 7 too…

Install this nifty cool tool called Feed Folder. This tool will make all the RSS feeds as Live Bookmarks in your browser. Now you can simply browse through feeds as you do with your normal favorites.

Feed Folder in action

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India’s first WikiCamp @ Chennai

The first WikiCamp is being conducted on 25th Feb, 2007 in co-ordination with The Knowledge Foundation. The Venue is Tidel Park, Chennai, India.

Registration fee : 200 Rs (around $ 5)

What is WikiCamp by the way?

 

Wikicamp is all about harnessing and understanding the power of Wikis. It is a one day event aimed to bring together the best minds from the Wiki/Internet space to talk about issues, opportunities and what the future and evolution of this valuable tool looks like.

Crowd sourcing, Wisdom of crowds, User generated content and collaborative knowledge sharing have become the keywords of today’s Internet. Wikicamp aims at demystifying these terms.

The event will feature workshops, debates and keynotes on the present state and evolution of the wiki.

FireFox 3 to Support Offline Applications

FireFox 3 is going to support Offline applications according to ReadWriteWeb. This means with this support one can browse and use Internet applications like Gmail offline too.

SitePen has also released an Offline toolkit called Dojo Offline Tool Kit (What?) to achieve Offline functionality for Web applications like Blogger, Gmail etc.  

Read more @ ReadWriteWeb and Original Story at DRury

How to sell a Zune?

Like the way CompUSA does….:-)

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Robotic Dragon Fly is now takes off for customers

via : RobotsRule.com

Calling all gadget lovers…grab your Dragon Fly, before the stocks are over at RadioShack 🙂

Now you can order the famous RC Dragon Fly (CES fame) (built by WowWee, the cool Robot puppet makers) from Radio Shack’s website for just 50$.

Features at a Glance

  • Flies about 10 minutes per 15 minute charge  (Requires 6 AA batteries)
  • Selectable bands: 27MHz or 49MHz
  • Control distance: 30 feet

I am super excited about this and cant wait to grab one.