Alright, here is the story. Some four years back New York Times wrote about Wikipedia logo, reporting two symbols rendered were not correct. One of them was Japanese and the other was our own Devanagari used by many Indian languages including Sanskrit and Hindi. That was the first time probably someone had a good look at the logo, including me. 🙂
It was right there! The Kannada text “wi” in logo jigsaw was wrong too. Its wasn’t exactly typo error, the vowel addition to consonant base had been slipped in all these three cases to make it meaningless. Right, after blogging this I went for a long hibernation, from internet world, that’s what polar bears do.
Meanwhile, Team Wikipedia took NY Times article very seriously. Of course they did, the question raised was “if Wikipedia cannot get their logo straight, how accurate rest of the information are?”. Team Wikipedia left a comment on my blog asking for more information, which I couldn’t provide on time.
These guys say it is Kannada, and what’s more they say “it does not make [sense] at all”. They gave two suggested replacements; I can’t find the first one (might be U+0C8F, ಏ), the second seems to be U+0CB5 with combining U+0CD6 (I think? The combining character looks more like a U+0CEE in their image, but that doesn’t combine; may be a font thing), which is ವೖ. I have left a note on their page asking for help identifying the character. – the discussion
Finally it was all resolved (I don’t know when) and here you go, the Wikipedia logo with all errors fixed.
It was the time to check what does Internet think about Bhopal Gas tragedy, just to check how much awareness we bloggers could create in online world. Answer is “The Internet doesn’t really care about Bhopal Gas”
I hate twitter for several reasons. Its content, looks and its hype. It is an overrated internet product with no useful content generated whatsoever. For instance, how useful is it to fill web by zillion of tweets like “having my dinner…Chicken it is! …Yay!!”? and, how annoying it is to get this as search result when you are searching for something very important?
It’s a hype that “everybody tweets nowadays”. No, everybody do not tweet, they are just registered to this service and they are sleeping. Only fraction of tweeters(tweetees is it?) you follow tweet in regular frequency and only fraction of their followers read what has been tweeted. Further only a fractions of those followers are going to retweet it or reply to it or click a link you asked them to click.
Contents, they are utterly useless. I generalise them to be generated by those who do not have enough substance to write blog posts. People really don’t care on what is happening in your life on real-time basis unless you are a hot celebrity or one with a hot girlfriend. If you want to write something seriously and want people to read it, there are forums for that purpose. Blogs are wonderful things when it comes to expressing opinions. You can always push RSS feeds or email newsletters to get attention. Twitter is worst invention to do this.
Anyways, this was just an opinion till I came across the statistics to aid my dislike towards this application. Information is Beautiful presents exactly the same information with more accurate data. Enjoy 🙂