By Vivek Prakash
Where I live is not the India of most people's imaginations or memories, and it's hardly the India I once knew as a kid.
Sachin Agarwal created Posterous as a way for his parents to be able to see what he posted online. Two years later the blog publishing tool has more than 15 million monthly users, but experts still wonder whether its ultra simple functionality can catapult it into the rarefied air of Facebook or Twitter.
Our favorite billionaire blogger and corporate raider Carl Icahn is safely avoiding writer's cramp. His Icahn Report, launched to much fanfare as a hub for corporate governance and reform, has not been updated since April 16.
"Even Reuters' Ralph Jennings -- of whom I've been extremely critical for getting the story very wrong when it comes to Taiwan -- tells us that 'half a million' attended the protest," a blogger wrote in October after seeing the Reuters's write-up of an opposition-led demonstration in Taipei against President Ma Ying-jeou.
Political Web sites and blogs compete for scoops and eyeballs with an intensity rivaling the presidential candidates, so the Internet traffic figures released Wednesday by industry tracker comScore are likely to provide some bragging rights.