Welcome to this weeks edition of “Playcast 2.0”, with our hosts Sidin Vadukut, Samanth Subramanian and Krish Raghav. This week we take on a gamut of issues, ranging from dotcoms to pacman to privacy and rights on social networking sites.
We begin with a sneak peek into the upcoming edition of Lounge, which is a tech special. Krish Raghav who is coordinating the issue takes us through some of the key stories we can look forward to reading this Saturday. We talk about 25 years of the dotcom, India’s first regional language websites and an Indian company’s answer to Apple’s ipad.
Next we look at the sheer number of man hours that were spent playing Pacman on the Google homepage last Friday. Based on an annoucement by “Rescue time”, a blog that tracks exactly how businesses and individuals spend their time and attention.
Next we look at what “rights” individuals have over photographs they upload on to social networking sites like Facebook and Orkut. The issue was particularly brought into focus after a few newspapers reproduced Facebook photographs of the pilot and crew who died in last weeks plane crash in Mangalore. Do you still own your photographs when you upload them on a social networking site? Can you sue for unauthorised usage? And what’s all the fuss about privacy?