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Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Switching from Google Android to Windows Phone 8? - http://www.skepticgeek.com/persona...
"Thank you very much for the detailed, hands-on feedback! The People Hub integration and feedback on Nokia apps is very valuable. Appreciate the time you invested writing this...:)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Switching from Google Android to Windows Phone 8? - http://www.skepticgeek.com/persona...
"Thank you, Dhruv. Appreciate the feedback about both Tiles & migrating to the Contact Hub." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Switching from Google Android to Windows Phone 8? - http://www.skepticgeek.com/persona...
"Thank you, Tac. Yeah, it is mostly my atypical non-mobile usage because of which the lack of apps is not a major deterrent. Will indeed do a follow-up post! :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Switching from Google Android to Windows Phone 8? - http://www.skepticgeek.com/persona...
"Dear Matthias, I am very grateful for your detailed feedback about the Nexus 4. It is indeed a very sophisticated and stable platform now, along with its flexibility & rapid enhancements, which is why I adore it. If I were in the US or EU, the Nexus would have been a no-brainer, because of the significant price difference. In India however, Google is not expected to subsidize the Nexus, thus placing it in the same price range as the Lumia 920. This is the genesis of the dilemma in the first place. So I'm still sitting on the fence, especially since the Nexus is not even available here yet. Your feedback is extremely valuable for the real-word usage scenarios, thank you for bolstering my confidence in Android!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Switching from Google Android to Windows Phone 8? - http://www.skepticgeek.com/persona...
"Interesting, thanks. This is the first time I'm seeing this feedback about Live Tiles!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Apologies for the terribly late response, had not realized I had not responded here. As I remarked on Twitter, this is a solid example of when a comment on a post is better than the post itself. You write remarkably well, and I am most grateful that you read what I come up with." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Disillusionment of Social Networks - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Hello Keith, 'Core issue is that this task requires vigilance' - very well said. I too keep churning my RSS feeds all the time and I am privileged this blog remains in yours...thank you for the kind words!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Disillusionment of Social Networks - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Ha ha, thanks, Brijesh!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Disillusionment of Social Networks - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Thank you!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Disillusionment of Social Networks - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Precisely!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Disillusionment of Social Networks - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Thanks, Amit. That is an interesting way of looking at it and I largely agree. Sometimes though, the changes are quite drastic (unlike the frog example) and our inherent discomfort with change becomes the handicap. Nobody is looking for any answers. This post was meant for a minuscule few who may may enjoy rediscovering the diversity of the social web the same way I often do! BTW, cribbing/thrashing/ridiculing is very much an integral part of participating in all social networks, it is certainly much more fun than quitting altogether! :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Disillusionment of Social Networks - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Thanks, Gautam!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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"Lovely writing. Subscribed. Hungry for more." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re:  louisgray.com: The Best Mistake I Ever Made (h/t @kfury) - http://blog.louisgray.com/2012...
"Amazing how often, what we deem to be mistakes in the context of the present, turn out to be blessings-in-disguise when looked at in the mirror of the past." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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"Ha ha, that's a good point :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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"Thank you. Yes, can't agree with you more. Instagram is yet-another-embellishment of the idea that the true experience is." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Thank you. In my life, I am suffering the embellishment in so many different ways that i can't even count and have not enumerated in my post. But there are many, many, and just so many that they pervade our existence in ways that even we may not know. The oversimplified narrative *about* an idea *becoming* an idea is the deadlist manifestation of the problem. Thank you for that insight." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: TechPP & HP Ink Advantage Printer Contest – 2 - http://techpp.com/2012...
"b) Inkjet Printers" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Bret Taylor
Improve FriendFeed for your friends by recommending subscriptions - FriendFeed Blog - http://blog.friendfeed.com/2009...
Improve FriendFeed for your friends by recommending subscriptions - FriendFeed Blog
"As a devoted FriendFeed user, I have tried to convince all of my friends and family to join the site, but a handful of them never quite got their accounts set up properly. With our new Recommend friends feature, I can fix their FriendFeed experience by recommending subscriptions to them." Try it out at http://friendfeed.com/friends... - Bret Taylor from Bookmarklet
Excellent feature, gooood idea! - Susan Beebe
Very cool =) - FFing Enigma
Cool stuff. - Mike Bracco
Uh, it tells me that Scoble, among others, could use the recommendations. WTF? Perhaps I have too few subscriptions for this to work. - Fred Yankowski
more good stuff - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Finally a better recommendation - directeur
I'd still love an "e-mail this item" feature, similar to Google Reader. - Jesse Stay
great idea! - Edwin Khodabakchian
Cool! Beats the heck out of #followfriday!! - Larry Hawes
What am I supposed to get when I click the 'recommend friends' link on someone's pop-up? Currently, the popup just goes away and I don't get directed anywhere else. - FFing Enigma
Fred: yah, unfortunately, you can only recommend people who you are subscribed you and who are also subscribed back to you. - Bret Taylor
Mark, I didn't submit a bug report since what is supposed to happen wasn't actually spelled out on the blog post or here; this might be the intended functionality... I hope not, but it's possible. - FFing Enigma
Tina: it is supposed to pop up a dialog. Sorry for the trouble - we will look into it. - Bret Taylor
At first I did not understand this, but now that I am checking it out, it is brilliant and addresses much of what we have complained about. NOW what will we complain about? - Liza + = ?
Just to confirm Bret, the first image in the blog post is what the pop up is supposed to look like, right? Because that's nothing like what the ff.com/recommend page looks like.... - FFing Enigma
I notice that new subscriptions are automatically added to one's home feed. I consider that kind of a bug. - Meryn Stol
Tina: yes, that is correct. The http://friendfeed.com/friends... page is just a list of people that we think could use some friend recommendations since they have few subscriptions. If you click on any of the "Recommend" links on that page, you will see the same, standard "Recommend friends" dialog. - Bret Taylor
User-driven...I like. - Josh Haley
Where would we find recommendations that others suggest to us? - Fred Yankowski
@Bret, who receive the recommandation see also who is the recommender? - Roberto
Fred: You will receive an email as well as a notification on the top of your feed. - Ross Miller
Roberto: yes, they see who recommended - Bret Taylor
Bret, if I recommend friends to people who haven't signed in for a long time, will they get email? A lot of my bored friends are not active FF users I think. (quite logical) - Meryn Stol
Not getting the pop-over when I click 'recommend' on the friendfeed.com/friends/recommend page either... FFox 3.0.12 if it's relevant. - FFing Enigma
and can I see who has accepted my recommendation? - Roberto
Roberto: You won't be notified if they accept/deny as the recommender. - Ross Miller
Ross: Ah, it just appeared on my feed. Cool. (And thanks Meryn) - Fred Yankowski
Meryn: yes, they will get an email with your recommendations - Bret Taylor from email
Bret, I accidently just received an email with previous recommendations. I had already viewed them through the web-interface. But indeed, it's there. Email looks good too, as I expected of course. :) - Meryn Stol
hey Robert Scoble....I have a trade proposal....you send my name to all your friends...i send your name to all of my friends for the rest of my life.... - Bob DeMarco
I would like that deal, too, Scoble. I like this a lot. - Ben Hanten
Bob: I charge $1 per friend. :-) just kidding, but the UI makes it so hard to send you to more than a few people. - Robert Scoble from iPhone
Bret: You guys rock! This is so much better than FollowFriday, which I recommended just a while back. Now, I'm waiting for some recommendation emails! :) - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
If there’s something about friends and family not having their account set up properly, I’d prefer a way to recommend them the streams they forgot to add. For example, I could tell them “You forgot to add your Digg stream and your fourth and eight blog. Here’s the link.” Then he could just click the recommendation and had it set up easily. - Natsuki Seika
Definitely better than #followfriday. - Bernie Goldbach
As I have lots of subscriptions the pop-up window is *really* slow and always has been since the new UI (same thing for amending friends lists). :-( I like the feature though, so I could make a new friends list of my most recommended users and use that each time for each user? - Kol Tregaskes
better - solncee
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: On Our Online & Offline Identities - http://www.skepticgeek.com/socialw...
"Thank you :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Yes, kids are more inclined to accept upbringing through actions more than through words. But this is a generalization and there will always be many exceptions, such as where upbringing through language without reaffirming action will still get results. To put it in different words, what is more likely to result in a desired behavior/trait in your child - talking or action? I'd say the latter. This was, however, only one point in the post, not the theme. Sorry I had not understood your first comment correctly so I stand corrected." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Thank you, as always, well-said. I had heard of algorithmically composed music, but was unaware about EMI specifically. Fascinating! Thanks for sharing." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Agreed. Musical compositions as being eternal was a romanticism!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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"OK. Thanks for reading! :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: Kaande-Pohe Ritual in Maharashtra, India - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2012...
"All in all, a delicate balance indeed! Thanks for sharing :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"From the rest of your comment, I don't think you are disagreeing with me at all." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
"Wow, so many good news to share! My parents also shared their wedding anniversary this past week, and my elder brother also has his birthday this month. Finally, my mom's birthday is also May 22nd! :) So very happy to hear about your new full-time job! I'm very happy and excited for you. Here's wishing you a great career ahead with lots of learning and loads of fun!" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
Re: The Conflict of Online & Offline Identities - http://skeptic.skepticgeek.com/2012...
"Well said. In fact, I was thinking about the same thing yesterday - the proliferation of "Likes", "ReTweets", etc. is because there's such a low barrier to entry in these types of social interactions. One can easily shed inhibitions & appear more extroverted when engaging in such low-effort interactions." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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