Just wanted to share that kwippy.com, India’s premier conversational platform was covered in yesterday’s Economic Times. For the uninitiated Economic Times is India’s Leading Business Newspaper run by Bennett, Coleman & Co Ltd. This is the first reference of Kwippy in mainstream Print Media. Here’s the complete news item.
Our chat bot is about an year old and has been running quite smoothly. The bot support the following functionality
1) Storing custom status messages
2) Sending kwips(updates) by sending messages
3) Receiving comments on kwips
4) Getting mentions of keywords on Twitter(Track)
5) Receiving latest kwips(updates) of users.
6) Subscribing to RSS feeds of blogs
Combined together these six features give a lot of power to the chat bot and this is not it, we’ve got plans for some more fancy things.So stay tuned 🙂
I’ve been thinking, I’ve been wanting and I’ve been trying but with no avail.
I am talking about my relationship with “Google Reader“. As much as I love reading blogs I’ve never really got too much into using RSS readers to follow blogs I like. That said, I started using Google Reader more actively a couple of months back, reading posts, sharing them and even favoriting some(do you actually go back and read what you starred ?). Things were fine till I was just following 5-7 blogs but once that number crossed a dozen, things started becoming difficult. I know, anything less than 40-50 blogs on the RSS reader is not a problem with many and some can even manage reading(or just manage) 100’s of blogs in their reader but incidentally “reading blogs” is not that only thing I do and thus have a problem keeping track of large number of blogs and using another tool for it all together.
I happened to skip checking out my reader for a weekend(while out of station) and had a really tough time getting back following it regularly. While I was not doing any good at being regular reading post from blogs I like and the things my friends share this happened. I’ve made good friends with my gtalk and gotten it to do all sortsofthings thanks to our kwippy gtalk bot. It’s been a regular affair now to check my google reader once-twice a week and to quickly glance through the new items and the way things are going I have a hunch that despite all its goodness I might just have to stop using it all together as now I can get new posts from blogs I like or what’s being said about social media marketing on twitter delivered straight to my gtalk which is nothing short of spectacular.