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Saikat Basu

Deputy Editor / Joined 26 June, 2008

Saikat Basu is the Deputy Editor for Internet, Windows, and Productivity. After removing the grime of an MBA and a ten year long marketing career, he is now passionate about helping others improve their storytelling skills. He looks out for the missing Oxford comma and hates bad screenshots. But Photography, Photoshop, and Productivity ideas soothe his soul.

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5 Ways To See Your Facebook Friends On A World Map

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5 Ways To See Your Facebook Friends On A World Map

Facebook is now the world’s largest social network with more than 500 million users worldwide. Even if you have a fraction of that geographical spread in your friend list, it really helps to locate them visually on a map. It’s not just a fun visual fun tool but has some practical uses too.

06-04-2011
5 Ways To See Your Facebook Friends On A World Map
10 Cool & Interesting Web Applications On Fonts & Typography

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10 Cool & Interesting Web Applications On Fonts & Typography

I have always been intrigued by how thick and thin lines, angles and shapes can come together and form beautiful fonts. Just a shift of pressure on a stroke and you can get something entirely new. That’s the magic of typography.

Typography is art in its truest sense, and the web has certainly made it more mainstream. Choosing the right fonts and a theme to go with it are joined at the hip when it comes to web design. The right combination gives us a web design that spells ‘wow’.

01-04-2011
10 Cool & Interesting Web Applications On Fonts & Typography
6 Places to Read Old Newspapers and Archived News Online

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6 Places to Read Old Newspapers and Archived News Online

It might be old and stale, but dated news still has its uses. Does the image of a guy who keeps stacks of yellowing newspapers in his attic seem somewhat out of the ordinary? It might be an obsessive disorder, and rummaging around in that pile may not appeal to us, but that pile could be a storehouse of valuable information.

30-03-2011
6 Places to Read Old Newspapers and Archived News Online
5 Sources For Special Symbols To Spice Up Your Online Chat & Messaging

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5 Sources For Special Symbols To Spice Up Your Online Chat & Messaging

We need symbols. We might have progressed through alphabets to cultured forms of languages, but the internet age has brought us right back to where we started off as cave dwellers. Complete or incomplete sentences are fine, but sometimes nothing expresses an emotion better than an emoticon or a symbol.

There are lots of online places which do not support graphic symbols or picture emoticons. Facebook is a prime example. But that shouldn’t keep you away from communicating more warmheartedly.

29-03-2011
5 Sources For Special Symbols To Spice Up Your Online Chat & Messaging