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Select Twitter Postings (Tweets) – Week of Aug 12

Posted in Select Twitter Posts by Amit Paranjape on August 18, 2009

Twitter is a great medium for sharing interesting thoughts, ideas and links. It is increasingly becoming the ‘micro-blogging’ platform of choice (Twitter postings are limited to 140 characters). However, I still see that many of my friends, colleagues and other readers who subscribe to my blog feeds, are not on twitter.

I am trying this new format on my blog, where I put up some of my select twitter postings (also called as ‘tweets’) as a weekly blog article. The topics will be across the board – but mostly along the lines of what I have in my blog – Random Thoughts, Technology, Pune, Current Affairs, Science, Cricket, India, Humor, etc.
 
Today, I am publishing the first such weekly article. Please provide your feedback on this new format and content. I will also continue to publish regular blog articles. If you are interested in learning more about twitter – please checkout twitter.com and my brief article: What is Twitter? And why should one start using it?
Once you are onboard twitter, you can follow me at – http://twitter.com/aparanjape
 
Note –  The normal web links are also stored in a smaller format (to save number of characters) in twitter posts. Simply click on those short links, and they will take you to the original link & webpage.
 
Here are some select twitter postings (tweets) from this week:
 
 
 
Imagine 200 people dying everyday from flu in Pune! Was a reality in the 1918 epidemic. Great article by Mandar Lawate in today’s Sakal #Marathi.
    
#pune #mumbai In not too distant future, its conceivable – Pune will use water from Mulshi (9 TMC) and Mumbai from Koyna (80 TMC storage).
    
#punewatercrisis Believe water from Mulshi, Koyna hydel projects goes into the sea – no significant irrigation use..?
    
#punewatercrisis http://is.gd/2msad Tough questions regarding water distribution – White paper on water supply demandedabout 
    
Know quite a few people in this category🙂 http://is.gd/2m3Fb ‘Mutation Tied to Need for Less Sleep Is Discovered’ via @nytimes
    
IBM looks to DNA to sustain Moore’s Law http://bit.ly/1bqKGN
    
A massive storm spotted on Saturn’s Moon – Titan…Presence of water? via @naturenews http://ff.im/-6JJ5J
    
Energy-Aware Internet Routing: Software that tracks electricity prices could slash energy http://www.technologyreview.com
 
RT @TIME Nearly 90 percent of U.S. money contains traces of cocaine | http://su.pr/2AVoDe
    
Wikipedia isn’t dying! Today, the English version published its three millionth article. http://tr.im/wx0O via @NiemanLababout 20 hours ago from web
    
2009 H1N1 Pandemic – Global Statistics. http://bit.ly/1jgIb Take a look at where India stands (especially proportional to its population)about 20 hours ago from web
    
http://is.gd/2kUZt Great article by Dr T Jacob John – ‘India’s amateur handling of the H1N1 pandemic’about 23 hours ago from web
    
#pune Trivia – The Mulshi dam is owned by Tata Group and generates 150 MW of hydro-power at the plant at Bhira. It was built in 1927.2:09 PM Aug 17th from web
    
Didnt know that the great international architect Christopher Benninger, has been based out of Pune for nearly 3 decades! http://is.gd/2jMTg9:52 PM Aug 16th from web
    
Seeing this h1n1 induced hysteria in Pune, feel vindicated about my stand on the “Illiterate 21st Century Consumer” http://is.gd/2ilJI10:21 PM Aug 15th from web
    
http://is.gd/2hGVB I wrote this last November…as relevant as ever! “Is TV News Making Us Dumb” also add print media to it!11:05 AM Aug 15th from web
    
Prices near 30 year highs… RT @TheEconomist Why the sugar price is soaring http://ow.ly/15KTlR
    
Radical new simplified tax code draft unveiled by the Indian Govt: http://is.gd/2dFyO http://is.gd/2dFBM
    
WiMAX not really 4G: Ericcson CTO bit.ly/Q6zPs via @om
    
 
 
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