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Dina Mehta
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Wow. Lots of great tips on how to make Google+ more relevant to you. And importantly, why it matters. Thanks Christopher!
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Posted an extensive article on "Managing your Social Graph with Google+" in my Life With Alacrity blog. Feel free to comment here rather then the blog if you prefer.
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I LIKE INDIANS EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T LIKE RWANDANS.
NKUNDA ABAHINDE NUBWO BATWANGA.
J'AIME TELEMENT LES INDIENS MEME SI ILS  NE NOUS AIMENT PAS
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check out #heretohelp #needhelp and #mumbaiblasts on twitter along with the googledocs and fb stuff
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Out of tragedy a really amazing story. Watching Mumbaikars organise rides and other assistance using Twitter, Google Docs and Facebook is a testament to the human spirit. Check out #here2help on Twitter.
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Can we help? Leave a message if you're trying to get through to pals in the city. We'll try and reach them for you. Preferably leave a cellphone number for both yourself and your friends / fam...
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agarebah...........
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Ouch bomb blasts in my neighbourhood about a km from my home at kabutarkhana in dadar west. 3 explosions already in the city. Dadar, Zaveri Bazaar, Opera House - all very crowded areas
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hi dina..
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been wondering - can you edit out or delete comments on your updates, from people who aren't in your circles. how does Google+ deal with "spam"?
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:) +Amit Avasthi thanks for the correction
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i got mine too - http://gplus.to/dina
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Create vanity urls for your Google+ accounts: http://gplus.to/
mine is http://gplus.to/gautamkishore
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There is no risk involved from where i see it too. But, its an unofficial url shortener kind of thing. So what? We trust so many apps for twitter, facebook etc. If they'll ever misuse their popularity and redirect somewhere else, they'll fall down in a day.. Its an open world and ppl know it.
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reminder from @deathendsfun- dilip d'souza - "I'm with Dylan 'How many deaths will it take till we know/That too many people have died?'"
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u r looking style very nice
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check out #needhelp and help if you can. http://t.co/8ecB7tk for folks not on twitter
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mumbai help spreadsheet - offers of help across the city being compiled in an open doc http://t.co/vvYsyVF #mumbaiblasts
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I know you may be deeper? dina
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and email!
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Bombay folks, hope you're all okay.

Stay indoors - leave the roads to the ambulances and cops - and don't jam the phone lines - use SMS, Twitter, Google+, Facebook instead
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so was just chatting with +Aparna Ray and we were both cribbing that despite changing our privacy settings only for our circles we are being added by random folk. i dislike that i've had to change to a more private mode already but i'm being added to all sorts of circles by folks i don't know at all and in different languages too like bahasa!
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Hi my name is raquel
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okie ... filter in gmail coming up - definitely skip inbox. have had it with email notifications!
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mmm ya
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Researcher and Ethnographer
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  • Convo.org
    Researcher and Ethnographer, present
  • IMRB International, Explore
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Introduction
My Blog - Conversations with Dina

Dina is a founder and Managing Director of Convo and Mosoci India. With a  Master’s Degree in Sociology and a background in anthropology and psychology, she has spent twenty years specializing in qualitative research and ethnography. She is at the forefront of technology trend research in India and works with a global portfolio of companies; including learning journeys, and immersions for innovation teams. Dina brings her unique perspective to understanding the emerging social aspects of new technology and the impact of new media on youth and mobility.

Dina is based in Mumbai, India, with 20 years of experience in the field of qualitative research and ethnography. She set up Explore Research & Consultancy in 1998, which has a portfolio of global clients including MTV, JWT, Unilever, ESPN, HP, JJVC and Microsoft, Pitney Bowes Inc., Dell Inc, Intuit and Greenberg Research.  Her projects have led her to study the impact of technology in rural markets, follow trend-setting youth in urban settings, dig deep into motivations and possible triggers across a wide range of demographic and psychographic groups, explore and identify underlying value propositions and key drivers/barriers in several categories.

Her personal blog is Conversations with Dina. From 2003, she has contributed to building several communities on the internet, such as Worldchanging, Tsunami Help, KatrinaHelp, Asia Quake Help, SkypeJournal. Her efforts have been acknowledged worldwide.

Dina is a heavy user and observer of how people are interacting with digital tools and social media, and the impact it has on their lives and identities  – she’s likes to call herself a “netnographer” and believes that the best way to learn is by doing and experiencing through auto-ethnography!

Dina is among India’s well-known bloggers and social media observers, and is a friend and advisor to Global Voices Online and a Sub-Board Member of the Information Program at Open Society Institute. She was a TEDFellows at the India conference in 2009.

Presenter and Speaker: on Social Tools in Research and Collaboration – Reboot 7 in Copenhagen in June 2005, and at EPIC 2005 in Seattle in November 2005.  Presented a paper on Mobile Spaces at Microsoft Research’s Social Computing Summit in Seattle in May 2006and was at BlogHer 2006 in San Jose in July, where I was on a panel discussion about developing grassroots Communities around Social Tools. Was a facilitator of the Open Publishing stream at AsiaSource 2 in Indonesia in Jan 2007, and was invited to be on a panel discussing Trust in Social Networks and what it means for our societies, at the Women’s Forum at Deauville, France in October 2007.

In 2009, she was a lead facilitator of the Publishing Information and Engaging Audiences stream at the Info-Activism Camp held among 160 digital activists from across the globe, and has been featured in a documentary ‘10 Tactics for turning information into action‘.

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  • J. B. Petit High School
    1983
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