So this post follows on from one previous post about the spammy email practices of Docplexus, a networking site for doctors, and has been incited by a deluge of emails which kept pinging my inbox non-stop. I first noted that they were celebrating the achievement of a wonderful milestone - 250,000 medics signing up for … Continue reading Social Media for Doctors: Signing up for online professional networking sites? Consider these points first
Yesterday, my friend and medical blogging maestro, SoumyadeepB brought this to my notice: https://twitter.com/DrSoumyadeepB/status/427811236634296320 So, apparently, the National Institute of Epidemiology got hacked by a member identified as what I think reads as Haxorioux Mind who apparently belongs to a high-profile group of hackers called Team Madleets. They identify themselves as white hat hackers. White … Continue reading Hacking of the National Institute of Epidemiology and Musings on Hacktivism
I have been debating whether or not I should write this post, but eventually I decided to go ahead with it. There is no point in holding back on one's opinions, right? So, before I start off, Happy Republic Day, India; how're you feeling? This post reflects on a back-and-forth I got into with the … Continue reading My “Kunwar Amar Fiasco” and Republic Day Reflections
Few emerging technologies have taken by storm the world as much as Facebook has. Although a plummeting share price has theoretically halved Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune (it has come down to $18.75 from its $38 IPO in May and experts say there is further room for the slide) (1) there seems to be no effect whatsoever … Continue reading Facebooking Your Faculty: To be or not to be?
When Chris Rumble, an American Hockey player aged all of 22 years was diagnosed with Leukemia, he was, understandably crushed. But, he brought together the Hemato-Oncology floor of the Seattle Children’s Hospital together for a fantastic remake of the fantastic Kelly Clarkson number, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It has already gone viral, … Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger