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Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Unbundling of Social Networks - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Thank you Sumit!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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Re: The fallacy of “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2014...
"Thank you, Jyoti!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The fallacy of “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder” - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2014...
"Thank you! :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Even professionally. And hence, can lead to so-called "successful careers"." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"I don't think there can be a better comment than this! :) Thank you." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"The best blog post I have seen in a long, long, time. You write wonderfully. I was compelled to express "I wish I could write like you", where I stopped for a moment, and realized, what I really meant was "I wish I could think like you". That, I think, is one of the greatest compliments from me." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Goodbye TechCrunch, And Thank You - http://blog.semilshah.com/2014...
"Always enjoyed your TC posts, do keep writing here!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Importance of my Earnest Vote in A Comedy of Errors - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2014...
"Ah, I should have consulted the PCMC veteran before! :) What a drama! Yeah, spelling mistakes here too. Both our names misspelled, luckily that wasn't an issue." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Importance of my Earnest Vote in A Comedy of Errors - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2014...
"Yes, except that, as one regional TV analyst put it, if you ask candidates in Maval which party they're representing this time even they won't be sure!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Hi Anand, Yes, changing routine often helps me too. But sometimes even that requires an extra push that sometimes eludes me :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Role Playing and Entrepreneurship - http://www.skepticgeek.com/persona...
"Hi Rupa, yes, have always tried to explore that, however haven't reached any concrete conclusions yet that can be articulated." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Thank you @TheRomit, I know 2013 was another big move for you - hope you settle down comfortably and have a great 2014!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: A Photo Essay on Friendship and Criticism - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2013...
"Wow, thanks so much. And I can't think of any higher compliment either! Will take time for me to digest this truly - you made my day!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Thank you, @asuph - hope 2013 has been good to you as well. Wish you a great 2014!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Indian Housewives and Their Maids - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2013...
"Ha ha! :) Thanks Kaustub." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Indian Housewives and Their Maids - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2013...
"This is absolutely fascinating...never knew Mexico was a multi-lingual country like India! The logo is indeed very unique :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Indian Housewives and Their Maids - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2013...
"Wow, that a similar culture exists in your part of the world is indeed fascinating! I just absolutely love your "Queens of Home" moniker :) You are right in that our exposure to Mexican culture involves the cliched old maid who has been with the family for more than a decade, and it is good to know that it is not very far from reality. I had never heard of Otomi before, I had always thought Spanish was the native language of people since centuries. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts, a very warm hello back from India! :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Art of the Footnote in Tech Blogging - http://www.skepticgeek.com/miscell...
"Yeah, I remember your FTC disclosures icon set very well :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: A Photo Essay on Friendship and Criticism - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2013...
"Thank you so much! :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Building A Windows 8 PC With Intel Haswell - http://www.skepticgeek.com/how-to...
"Depends on which components you choose, whether you buy it offline locally or which online store, amid almost weekly variations in price." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Thanks, Rolypoly. You seem to share the same optimism and vision @manuscrypts has :) See discussion below. The reverse engineering can indeed work, if there were any concern behind it, which I think doesn't exist. Actual sentiment of customers is just not something that "top brass" is concerned about any more." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Thanks Kunal. I am not sure, but I think it is a policy problem. If true, it is certainly not an Indian telecom policy problem, because Vodafone has an opportunity to know its customer that it doesn't seem to utilize at all." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"I must thank you again for providing insight from "the other side". I do not see any point where we disagree. As you say, the crying child gets the milk. The intention is simply to stop children's amplified crying on social media, not to ensure that all children are being fed well. When resources are finite, utilize them in the best manner possible to salvage the brand. If you envision an evolutionary necessity that all this will ultimately result in treating the disease, I am happy, but alas, I do not share your optimism. I do not think brands intend to address the disease, all they will forever worry about is the symptoms." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"You are, of course, right. This was a "rant" post :) Abstractions serve more meaningful purposes than just joy, I hope to have a follow-up post on it sometime. Still "in process" in my unquiet mind." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Thank you Manu, for reading the post and sharing your perspectives. Because you are 'on the other side', your thoughts on this are precious and I am grateful. "deal with customers who feel entitled to a real time solution only because they're on social media" Isn't this precisely symptomatic of the theme of my post? Customers are entitled to solutions (to problems which shouldn't have existed in the first place) whether they are or are not on social media is the point of my post. However, brands perceive it otherwise, as your comment seems to acknowledge. "when social begins to prove itself as an early warning system/dipstick of a common problem, and processes are set up to identify, escalate and solve issues" As described in my post, social media need not serve as an early warning system, a simple DB query would do the job. The company need not resort to social media to act as an early warning system, the early warning system can and should be in-house. "the intent of the brand is..." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Thanks, Abhinav, couldn't have said it better! I have no clue to why such logical, simple questions have no answers :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: How Our Intelligence Makes Us Bad Listeners - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2013...
"Thanks. The trick is *not* to create multi-threads, and have only one to listen! :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: How Our Intelligence Makes Us Bad Listeners - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2013...
"From "Telescopes": Each of these human beings is a tele­scope, if only one were will­ing to watch through the eye­piece. The eye­piece, in this case, is the human abil­ity to lis­ten, which we most often abuse — or in other words, don’t use at all." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: How Our Intelligence Makes Us Bad Listeners - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2013...
"Thank you. After "Telescopes" in April, I'm happy to have a post where you comment! :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: How Our Intelligence Makes Us Bad Listeners - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2013...
""...their intelligence gets in the way of them understanding what understanding really is" This does not sound remote, this is what the post is about :) I am tired of these atheists you describe ;) Thankfully, I think my life is far removed from those earlier days of having to confront the atheist/believer debate. Yes, there are folks out there. "They watch quietly, even when they know the right answer." These are the folks who watch quietly, but have An Unquiet Mind. Thank you for reading and commenting. Your comments are precious, as always." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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