Thursday, June 18, 2009

Buzz 140 - One day Unconference on Twitter

Buzz 140 - One day Unconference on Twitter is organized by "The Knowledge Foundation" on Sunday the 21st June 2009 9 a.m. - 5 p.m in the premises of Photon Infotech Private Ltd.

No. 2/102, Photon Towers, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Karapakkam,Chennai,India

The main object of the unconference is to analyze the Twitter apps as such and all its pro and cons. The agenda or topic that will be covered is as below

  • How can we enhance Twitter awareness?
  • Twitter History and Timeline
  • Features of Twitter - usefulness and the way it is changing our lives
  • Twitter applications and the business around them
  • How should Enterprises leverage twitter?
  • Famous tweets!
  • Dos and Donts of tweeting
  • Twitter wishlist
  • Perils and the dark side of Twitter
  • Life before and after Twitter
  • Beyond Twitter - what are we looking at?
  • Is Twitter just a fad?
  • Twitter projects
  • Twitter in other languages
  • Twitter on the Hand Held - Pain & Pleasure
  • Twitter Connect - Unravel the nuances
  • Importance of having Corporate policy guidelines for Social media behavior
  • Twitter as a Social media Lead channel for Corporate Sales
  • Twitter and Real Time Search - Where are we heading to?
  • Open discussion, and next twitter camp, what we can do from here on...
  • Tech Quiz - for the quizzomaniac tweeps
It is a 1 day event organized to share knowledge, so no entry fee. If it interests you register yourself here

Thursday, June 11, 2009

H1N1 Flu Helpline – India

The ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India has taken up various initiatives to tackle the H1N1 Flu in the country. As one of the step the ministry has opened a country wide Help line number 011 - 23921401 specially focused to help H1N1 flu victims and to avoid spreading to others.

So "If you have traveled from a country that has been affected by the H1N1 flu and show symptoms live Fever, Cough, Sneezing, Sore Throat or Difficulty in Breathing call the outbreak monitoring cell, National Institute of Communicable Diseases on the number 011...

Countries that have been affected by the H1n1 Influenza A virus are Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China,Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus , Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, EI Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Republic of Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovokia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam (as per WHO update 5th June 2009).

The government of India also advises people to defer non essential travel to the affected countries, the list of affected countries is being constantly updated on and

"Stop the infection be the Hero" help to stop spreading H1N1 by conveying the message at the right time to the right people.

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