The Meme coin that Elon wants to take to the moon.

The Beginning.

Dogecoin created as a joke based on a popular meme featuring a Shiba Inu (a Japanese breed of dog). By IBM software engineer Billy Markus from Portland and Adobe software engineer Jackson Palmer, who set out to create a digital currency that could reach a broader demographic than Bitcoin. It is an open-source, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency that started in 2013 as a way to satirize the hype surrounding cryptocurrencies. It based on Litecoin. Users could buy, sell and exchange DogeCoin from popular Digital Currency Exchanges like Binance, Coinbase, WazirX, namely a few.

The Rise of Dogecoin.

Dogecoin started as something of a joke meme of sorts, but after it was created, it gained a following. In 2017 it also Joined the crypto bubble that got the values of so many coins up significantly. But shortly after the bubble burst in 2018, Dogecoin lost much of its value, like others, but it still had core supporters who trade it and use it to tip content creators on Twitter, Reddit and Twitch( Mostly used for gamers for live streaming).

The Boom.

Basically, the valuation of a particular coin depends on News, among other factors, of course. In the world of Crypto, positive News like being supported by a big company Or a famous person investing in a particular coin can do wonders for the whole crypto market.

It was Feb of 2021, just two days after Elon Musk(CEO of Tesla Inc.) said he was going take a break from Twitter “for a while.” Suddenly came up with a Tweet Musk first tweeted “Doge” and immediately followed it up with “Dogecoin is the people’s crypto.” In the past, Musk has been in support of Crypto, even going as far as accepting Bitcoin as a mode of payment in Tesla Inc. After that Tweet, The valuation of Dogecoin has Skyrocketed From 3.77 INR in Early Feb to being just shy of 30 INR In early April. And so on and so froth Elon has been supporting Doge ever since through his tweets Even say in one of his tweets “Doge Barking at the Moon.”

Written By – Shubham Kaushik

Why is Signal preferred over WhatsApp?

Whatsapp’s new privacy policy is brainstorming almost everyone across the world. Users are worried about their privacy not remaining private anymore. Meanwhile, most of them are trying to switch their messaging apps to other platforms. And one of the platforms being preferred the most over WhatsApp is SIGNAL.

Let’s have a look into why Signal is more secure than WhatsApp with these 5 topmost reasons of its preference:-

1.  Signal is open-source and the entire source code for android, iOS and desktop application is available for examination of any sort of potential backdoors.

2. Signal is owned by a non-profit organization, unlike a tech giant that has stakes in monetizing the data, appalling history and poor track record in terms of security and privacy.

3. Signal has been using domain fronting on/off along with other methods for obscuring the traffic for circumventing censorship.

4. Signal, as opposed to WhatsApp, stores minimal metadata, in fact, the only thing it stores is the phone number, time of account creation and last connection to signal servers, whereas WhatsApp stores a wealth of information such as IP address, mode, battery consumption, app usage, etc. This means WhatsApp when hit the information disclosure request by law enforcement will be compelled to give complete information.

5. Most of the features such as private chats, auto-detection of old messages, disappearing messages, etc. come to signal first and then are replicated by other platforms including WhatsApp.

I hope you have got a clear picture of what makes Signal different or better from other messaging apps.

Written By – Maram Roshini

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Reason why #XiaomiJawabdo is trending on Twitter!

By Mansi Yadav
#XiaomiJawabDo trending on Twitter after Gaurav Chaudhary’s tweet.

On 17th October 2020, Indian Youtuber Gaurav Chaudhary, also known as Technical Guruji, raised Twitter’s concern. He stated that Xiaomi Smartphones are not displaying the weather conditions of any city in Arunachal Pradesh. He asked his Twitter Fam to spread the word regarding this using the #XiaomiJawabDo.

Gaurav Chaudhary’s tweet on Xiaomi phones

Many people on Twitter started retweeting and asking Xiaomi the reason behind this malfunction. So, what possibly could the reason be?

Table of Contents

Xiaomi: Loyal Chinese company. 1

Know it all: The History of Indo-China disputes. 1

Did Xiaomi phones make corrections?. 1

Xiaomi: Loyal Chinese company

Xiaomi smartphones don’t show the weather of Arunachal Pradesh and extend support to China.

It’s pretty much evident that India and China have disputes regarding Arunachal Pradesh. So, Xiaomi being a Chinese company, has come out to support the People Republic Party of China. 

Even after the ban on Chinese products made by Narendra Modi, many people use Chinese phones because they are way cheaper. You can’t convince someone to buy a Samsung phone having low-quality features over a Xiaomi phone having more features at the same price. 

Know it all: The History of Indo-China disputes

How long will the Indo-China war continue?

China occupied Tibet in the late 1960s. During that time, to maintain peace, the British divided a line between the two nations giving China most of Tibet, and that line is known as the McMahon Line. Later, Beijing backed off and claimed that Tibet’s provincial government had no right to sign a treaty.

The present scenario refuses to acknowledge the McMahon Line as the border between India & China. It claims that Arunachal Pradesh must come under its territory, and there have been disputes at LAC regarding this. 

Did Xiaomi phones make corrections?

Gaurav tweets after Xiaomi corrects its mistake.

Well, On 18th October 2020, Gaurav Chaudhary tweeted that Xiaomi corrected their mistakes and added the cities of Arunachal Pradesh, thereby showing all cities’ weather conditions except Leh. He asked Xiaomi to correct their errors in one go. 

What are your reviews on this move made by Xiaomi phones? Is China crossing a particular line of decency?

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MY NEW ROOM(PART ONE)

I was never passionate about studies since my childhood. This always made my parents worried. Now, since I had graduated their worry increased on daily basis and so were their scoldings. I was preparing for UPSC CSE and my dream was to become an IAS. But my concentration was not supporting me in achieving my goal. So, to help myself I started watching motivational videos on YouTube. A two-hour motivational video motivated me enough to study for one hour. After some days, the one hour reduced to 40 minutes and the time I spent on watching motivational videos increased. Days passed and the exam was coming closer. After so much scrolling on YouTube for topics like “How to study?”, “How to increase study time?”, “How to make my subjects interesting?”. I came across a video, which made some sense. The guy in the video recommended that living alone for preparation of exams will help. He said, “At our homes, there are so many distractions like the TV, computer, smartphones, sibling, friends and sometimes parents. If we live alone in a single room without any of these distractions, just with our books anyone can clear even the world’s toughest exam.” At that time this advice made a lot of sense to me. Told my parents about this idea, they found a room for me around 10 km away and all my belongings were shifted there, then I was blindfolded and dropped there so I won’t be able to find my way back(my idea). As decided I just took a small cellphone which was able to just make calls and as a deal, I would get the smartphone during the weekends for clearing my doubts.

My meals were going to be delivered by my parents or sometimes they would order at my place using any food delivery application.

The room was an extended part of a big bungalow where my landlords lived. My landlords were an old couple in their 60s having a son working in the US. They had asked their maid to clean the room as told by my parents but when I entered, it didn’t seem clean. There were spider webs in corner and lots of dust on the floor. I cleaned it myself. So the walls of the room were pale pink and one wall was half-covered with tiles maroon in colour with floral design same as my curtains. The room was unusually tall. As if extended later on. The wall was half brick and half wooden on the upper side as if extended later on. It had a small kitchen and a bathroom. 

I started studying, wrote on board, wrote on the tiles with an erasable marker. The first day I studied 8 hours continuously!

My father came with dinner and asked me about the room and progress in studies. Hearing that I studied for 8 hours he was really happy and ignored my concern about the unclean room and the unusual height. After a day of hard work, it was time to sleep. It was around 11:30 PM when I started sleeping. I was disturbed by a sound knock probably at my door. When I came to my senses, I got confused that whether the knock was in a dream or real. The landlord’s had told me that they would close the main gates 10:30 PM. I saw there the keyhole, there was just darkness. I grabbed a knife from the kitchen and opened my door fast holding the knife very tightly behind my back with my right fist. A spine chilling breeze blew inside my room through me. No one was there. Closed the doors and went back to bed with a knife beneath my pillow. When I was about to sleep my heart rate would fasten up and I woke up with a feeling that someone passed close to me. I thought probably this is because it’s my first day sleeping alone at someone else’s house and my heart is not feeling safe. I slept at 6 am as I was feeling safer during the daytime. Woke Up around 10, opened my door to get fresh air, saw my breakfast in tiffin lying near the door. As I went to freshen up, while sitting on the toilet seat, I noticed there was a space between the wall and the ceiling of the bathroom. A gap of around 2 feet. I was really curious about what was there, but there was no way to climb up there. 

I started studying in the night and sleeping during the day time as it felt more secure. One night around 1 I heard a noise of an electric racket used for killing mosquitoes. The sound is basically like really small crackers bursting. Grabbed my knife and opened the gate to see who was there. It was my landlady! Killing mosquitoes of her garden which is in front of my room at one 1 AM! It was the first time I was seeing her, she was pale white, wearing a nightgown and somewhat healthy and lacked eyelashes. Suddenly she stopped and looked at me with her expressionless face. I smiled and quickly closed the door. I was unable to study after that. As I was lying still, I noticed a cockroach which was going inside my mattress and I was too late to respond. I uncovered my mattress and caught the cockroach and flushed it in the toilet. When I was to cover my mattress, I noticed a hole in it and saw that the fabric used in the filling was black. As I put my finger inside the hole to see what the fabric was made of, I realised it was not a fabric but hairs! I was horrified and called my parents, and dad said this kind of mattress is common, it might be a horsehair mattress. I asked him to get the mattress from my room.

As decided, I got the smartphone on Saturday. During the night time, I was face timing with my girlfriend, telling her about my new initiative and concerns about my new room. As I was showing her my room, I noticed a shadow moving towards my bathroom. 

Me- Did you just see that?

she- See what?

Me- The shadow! near my bathroom.

She- No, I didn’t see anything, that might be yours or a glitch. 

And then we started to talk about other things. As she was showing her new tattoo which was on her leg, I noticed a shadow behind me in my video. No, it was not of me! It was bald oval-shaped head and a really big body with no ears. 

Me- hey, just see behind me.

She- what?

Me- I mean the shadow. Can you see the shadow which is behind me?

She- No, and I think you are trying to freak me out. 

Me- No, I swear I saw it.

She- I didn’t see anything, probably you are tired, get some sleep. We will talk tomorrow.

Immediately I called my parents. And told them that I saw a ghost in my video while taking a selfie with Snapchat(of course, brown parents won’t accept an unsuccessful son’s girlfriend). My father laughed it off by saying, “was that ghost getting the Snapchat filter too” and asked me to sleep. But how could I sleep or study now? To distract my mind I started watching porn.

Next day I woke up hearing a blast during the afternoon. Stepped outside to see what has happened. The transformer of my landlord’s bungalow had a short circuit and has caught fire. Everyone in the locality came to see what has but my landlords were nowhere to be seen. The society security guards started to throw sand on it to extinguish the fire. I got inside my room. Everything was working fine due to inverters. At around 10 pm there was a knock at my door. The landlady was on the door. She asked me to turn off everything as the electrician was fixing the transformer and to put that knife back.

During the afternoon I decided to see what was in the gap of the bathroom ceiling. Rang the bell of my landlord’s but no one came out. After 3 attempts, I decided not to disturb them further. As I was about to leave, the gates opened. She asked me what happened. I asked for the ladder as I need to clean my fan. I said I can take it by myself just tell me where is it. She told me to stop. And she brought it by herself. As I was taking the ladder from her, I smelt something. Something rotten, it was coming from her. I couldn’t handle that anymore. Quickly took the ladder and came to my room. It was a ladder made of bamboo. As I was climbing to see what was there. The bamboo stick beneath my leg broke and I fell. The planned failed with a wound. As I was putting the ladder in the garden, I noticed the maid was cleaning the veranda of the bungalow. I called her.

Me -Can you please clean my bathroom ceiling.

maid -No.

Me -I will pay you.

maid – I don’t enter the rooms of this bungalow.

Me – Why?

To Be Continued…..

Written By – Satyam Kumar Tiwari

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How far the news conveyed by the media is correct? A brief review.

In the primitive era, humankind was unaware of what was happening around the world. As soon as a science originated, the people could update themselves by communicating with the outer world.

Later on, the news media was introduced to the community.

The news industry comes from mass media that focus on delivering news to the general or a particular field. The media includes

  • Print media (in the form of magazines and newspapers).
  • Broadcasting (television, radio, etc.).
  • Recently via the internet (e-newspaper, news blog, live news streaming).

Today’s modern community gets stuck in a busy schedule. News media is the kind of a source to get people updated to the outside.

Thanks to the media that we are getting current status even within a while. Nowadays a smartphone with an internet connection can bring the whole world in the palm.

The news over the internet is spread in the blink of an eye without checking the authenticity. And the media is taking advantage of these facts. Although the news media developed a lot in the digital era, doubts remain over how accurate the media is.

TRP VS REAL NEWS

TRP (Target Rating Point) is a metric system that is used in digital marketing and advertisement to determine the “percentage of target audience reach at a time by the advertisement through the medium”.

If a channel aim at the high TRP then the channel needs to provide eye-catching stuff no matter it is relevant or not.

On the other side, the real, verified news may not incorporate gossip or rumor all the time to catch the public’s attention.

A major portion of resources comes from the advertisement and the TRP ratings. That is why to run the channel well, the media is becoming TRP dependent day by day.

What is Yellow Journalism?

Yellow journalism is not the pure form of journalism, rather a form of business. The main motto of this kind of journalism is only profit.

Nowadays, in India, most of the political news is spiced up and exaggerated by the media.

This is one of the common examples of yellow journalism.

Some common examples of yellow journalism in India:

  • Astounding headlines for increasing selling instead of validated news.
  • Spreading rumors and scandal selling.
  • Use religious strife as a tool of reaching the maximum audience e.g. Love jihad.
  • Sensationalism over the facts.
  • Try to focus on a particular side and being biased.

The media plays a crucial role in the development of society.

Influential or only TRP based news has a great impact on the youth as well.

In this time, media only aiming at the financial resource and that is required, undoubtedly but at the same time, the news media should also think about the nation and the country’s well-being.

Advertisement is also needed to get updated but a limitation should be required in case of news channels.

Social media is also a great medium for spreading news.

However, the form of media is, the accurate and legitimate news should be delivered to the nation.

-By Saswati Chattopadhyay.