Thursday, June 27, 2013

579. Facebook acquires twitter.

In a shocking move Facebook acquired Twitter even without the latter's knowledge. Facebook did this acquisition very slowly and stealthily.  The acquisition model used by them was the slow poison model.

When twitter came into the online market, they took the world by storm and with its amazing features their users increased in no time. As it was simple to use and as it helped people who did not have a good grip of the English language, it was an instant hit.

The makers of Facebook were noticing it all along and they went in for the secret attack. Slow and steadily they copied and incorporated all the features that Twitter had. Now Facebook has all the features that twitter has.

The @ symbol, the # tag, the follow feature and the Retweet feature are now available on facebook. Now Facebook even has image uploading features in it.

Unless and until the developers at Twitter push the pedal, they will soon be rolled over by facebook. As a big time user of Facebook, I do not even have to use my twitter handle anymore as my facebook ID does all that my twitter handle used to do for me.

This is one of the smartest and cruelest of all online acquisitions.


Thursday, June 13, 2013

578. Man's greatest enemy

The alarm clock is man's first enemy everyday. It spoils our precious sleep. Thanks to the snooze button , we could reach over and press that button and get back to sleep for some more time. Most of us have mastered the art of locating the snooze button even without looking at the clock. 

We are all magicians when it comes to locating the snooze button. Some of us even have the ability to press that button for almost an hour. Every time we would locate the snooze button with ease.

Every night before we go to sleep, we would keep the alarm as early as possible and say "Tomorrow I will get up early in the morning". But every day, most of us end up pressing the snooze button and in the process end up late at work.

How can we come out of this problem? It is not easy, if we are so used to pressing the snooze button. During the morning, when the alarm goes on, I would feel like breaking the clock. The mind doesn't remember the decision made before hitting the bed.

King Solomon was known for his wisdom. He was a poet too. He has written many proverbs. One such proverb tells us to learn from the ants. Check this picture to know what he tells us.

When we see the ants, we will learn that they are highly disciplined. They never jump the queue. They are organised and they are hard workers. We have lots to learn from them. Traffic systems in some countries are designed following the example set by ants. The economic planning of some countries are also planned following the examples set by these small creatures. We have lot to learn from the smallest living creatures around us. 

The next time, you see a small creature, try to learn one behavior from them. This advice was understood in a very wrong manner by TR. He also tried to learn new things from animals. He once happened to see how a bear excretes in the wild. Immediately he also decided to imitate the same. The result is seen in the video below.

If you are alive even after seeing this video, you have just witnessed a karadi kakkoos pora scene.