Saturday, August 21, 2010

Convergence

So, this is merely an administrative type post. Trust us.

Thanks to the millions of people... ok, thousands of people... ok, two or three anonymous commenters on the blog who wondered why Cafe Pyala's posts were not shared more widely on Facebook, we've finally created a page for ourselves on that darned social networking site. We don't really think it will make much difference - people share what they share - but at least next time someone asks us that question, we can throw this in their face. (The things we do to go one up on our readers.) Incidentally, not sure if you guys noticed or not but there's been a sharing hotlink to Facebook and a couple of other sites below each post for some time now.



In any case, if you're on Facebook, you can look us up on our Official Facebook Page. We're listed as, believe it or not, Cafe Pyala.

But actually what is kind of exciting about the Facebook page, purely from a tech point of view, is that it aggregates not only our blog posts but also our Twitter feed (@cpyala, yeah, we've kind of got used to that infernal thing too, though if truth be told it makes us waste even more time than we already did). We believe this is known as 'convergence' in techspeak. Not sure if it will make a darned bit of difference to us but it sounds cool.

So, if you're one of those people who find it a gargantuan task to open a new tab/window on your browser and actually mosey over to our blog because you're too busy checking out who's becoming friends with whom in your news feed, we've made things easier for you. You can stalk us equally easily as your crush from school.

So that's it. We're on Twitter and Facebook as well now. Told you this was nothing but administrative crap. You can go back to your bunkers now.

10 comments:

mcphisto said...

I am waiting for a tumblr account now.

though really, a myspace page will take the cake.

Ahsan said...

Orkut too, don't forget.

Anonymous said...

awwwwww pyala that was such a cute post... i love you!!!! :)

AA said...

What? No photos? :-( And there is no 'like anonymously" button. Unless I "like (publicly)", update won't show up on my feed. This is a conspiracy against the anonymous community. I must protest, even though I have no problem following a bookmark in my browser when the email alert arrives. It's fun protesting.:-)

Anonymous said...

does this mean you can be my neighbor in farmville? :-P

Anonymous said...

AA you have a point. we will have to go public now :(

Anonymous said...

A might be new post?

http://geodost.tv/2010-08-21-36955/

or youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL4SStK1q3g&feature=youtu.be&a

:-) enjoy

Anonymous said...

Are you not going to write anything at all about the murder of two young boys in public view in Sialkot?

Hafsa said...

the first page that comes up when i search for "cafe pyala" on facebook is obviously not you since its has a post titled "Ramadan Kareem" (it would be Ramzan Mubarak if it were you I think :) )and some others ....i see a link to Facebook though when I click "share" for the article.

Ammar said...

In these chaotic times we need to strengthen democracy in Pakistan, rather than indulging in conspiracy to destabilize the government and lead the country towards further anarchy. I absolutely agree with view that perpetrators of the Sialkot orgy must not be extended the same barbarism; such views are indeed reflective of the fact that our society accepts violence. We need to promote humanism and basic civic sense at the state level or else witness the demise of humanity