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The Recent IIPM - Blogsphere Tamasha

Blogged on 18-Oct-05 01:51:31 am in Background, DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

At last, some voices are heard which say "Enough of this IIPM-Rashmi-the IBM resigned dude blogging Mania" .

Hey folks, pls get back to your regular styles and post the stuff that makes BlogSurfing enjoyable. Enough of arachufying the same maavu...

I stopped surfing blogs for a week now; folks were just charged up and blogging support, hate or sentimental crap.

I think I'll give up on SEO techniques and try something like this to popularise my blog amd myself. I'll soon post about the travelling sexologits and publish a photo of their fake degrees and ads. These guys will threaten to sue me or worse burn my dick and I'll post that too and then through some emails let it be known that I'm being victimised and my freedom of speech is being questioned. And the blogging community in one movement will rise against these fake sexologits and the world will say "Head to Don's blog. He's taken on these dudes all alone. He needs support. He has told us what we didn't know all these days". Great !!!

From the start, I didn't understand what the buzz was all about. Some journalist reported something on her (till then not-so-well-known) mag/site about an ad by an educational institute, a dude refers about in his blog, the institute threatens legal action and boy, the blogworld goes berserk. Why was this normal everyday defamation suit blown out of proportion? Hey, no one would have bothered if Rashmi had been just a print media person and just wrote about it in some magazine and IIPM had sent a printed notice. Guess it happens everyday to publishers.

So why all the sensation ? It wasn't that IIPM sent out a mail to the blogging community threatening to sue bloggers as a whole? Why didn't Rashmi go to the authorities with her observations or file a PIL? Why would a dude quit his job in IBM bcos of some misplaced sentiments? Assume he joins MS next, would he quit again if the students threaten to switch over to Linux from Windows? Sensationalism or a clever job-changing strategy? A Mark Jen inspired act?

What's funny is that except the rest of the bloggers screaming hoarse, both R & G haven't posted about this much last week. If they thought that they were intimidated by the IIPM mail, why didn't they go to court? After all, they had the wholesome support of about 58,171 bloggers. So wots happening now ? Just create a ruckus and let it go ?

Whether IIPM is genuine or a dubious institute cannot be decided by a group of excited bloggers who probably form just a miniscule of the Indian population. If the IIPM notices are genuine and can stand in court, the the matter becomes sub-judice and the Institute will have to prove its case in court (though the bloggers have already prejudiced the case). If they are a hoax or was just sent to intimidate, it becomes an offense and Rashmi or Gaurav have legal channels to turn to..

What are we trying to get organised ? A Bloggers Online Protection Force ? What message are we gettin across ? 'Hey, we are bloggers, watch out. Dont mess around..' In the process, several leading bloggers just lost their individuality and style and became "just another blog"..

Hey, I always thought that a blog was an individual expression, not some collective thot process. Collctive thought process is usually done in Forums...

So, once again, pls get back to regular blogging....

 

7 comments

Comment from: Sudhamshu [Visitor]
Sudhamshu

Finally, someone thinking on the same wavelength as mine :). Ironically, this was also ‘another’ blog on the same issue. even if it cries out loud to stop the same.
Two controversies worthless pursuing, the Jam mag - IIPM one an the Shobha Warrier one too. People write crazy things about trivial issues, it is the manner in which readers react is what gives the writers undue attention.

18-Oct-05 @ 18:24
Comment from: BIKHU MAHTRE [Visitor]
BIKHU MAHTRE

I GUESS WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE BEST STEP IIPM GUYS COULD HAVE TAKEN …..
I GUESS A CALL FROM DUBAI WOULD HAVE COOLED THINGS DOWN WITHOUT DAMAGE…
I MUST SAY RASHMI AND SABNIS ARE TRUE AND INNOCENT
BUT LOOK AT THE DAMAGE IT HAD DONE.IIPM EARNS IN CRORES AND PONY TAIL HAS A SOCIAL STATUS AND HIS SELF RESPECT AND EGO IS HURT..EVEN THOUGH HE IS A BIG FRAUD.THINGS COULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN LESS PERSONAL MANNER. I GUESS RASH AND SABNIS ARE PURE AS LILY WHITE AND THEY WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING IILEGAL…..AND WHO KNOWS IF THERE IS HATE ATTACK AFTER 5-6 YEARS TO RASH AND SABNIS….

18-Oct-05 @ 20:35
Comment from: Narayanan [Visitor]
Narayanan

Yup, I agree.!! We have to move on.!! So when is the next bike photo coming up Don??

20-Oct-05 @ 03:09
Comment from: china [Visitor]
china

feel the same about shoba warrier…came thru sudermans blog…feel the same about IIPM too…I think they will soon become like the Clinton-Lewinski case on blog…everytime a controversy like this comes up…it becomes a joke later…going thru ur other posts…

27-Oct-05 @ 02:24
Comment from: Ms. V [Visitor]
Ms. V

I’m probably the only one in the blog world who has no clue what the issue is about. Call it ignorance but I was like “if it doesn’t concern me, I don’t care!” It was a lot of work trying to avoid reading about it because it was blogged about in almost every second blog! But I survived…

27-Oct-05 @ 15:51
Comment from: Arindam [Visitor]
Arindam

Whatever said and done, that Pony Tailed freakshow (very unfortunately he goes by the same name of mine) is a B@#$%^&. Period.

But, aye, enough.

Don - Heh Heh. Did you know that George W. Bush till date has not allowed anyone to test him for drugs? Just a passing information.

09-Nov-05 @ 11:37
Comment from: bluebyrd [Visitor]
bluebyrd

LOL your sense of humor is second best to none….could d balance mine out anyday hehe.

Now i’ve been watchin this dude on Vijay TV each morning preachin bout how married women in Tamilnadu are so sex-deprived and they don’t need jewellery or silk sarees all they want is some fun time in bed that lasted a little longer…..am amazed at how the slipper r weildin broomstick flauntin Tamil nadu wimmin tolerate this and not of Kushboos remote remarks !!!!! chit happens n some pitchers get away with it !!!

13-Nov-05 @ 07:27


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