I discovered the Delhi Traffic Police page on Facebook today, and have been amazed by it. There are about 20,000 people who like it, and it appears to me that people report on traffic violations on the page, and then Delhi Police responds and takes action on the incidents (not all of them I guess). I just read a comment about a hospital that I know quite well, and how cars were blocking its entrance, and then the folks at Delhi Police responded saying that they are going to take immediate action!
The fact that Delhi Police has a Facebook page is quite amazing in itself, but when they respond to comments, and take action – that is quite incredible. Kudos to them for being so tech-savvy, and helping citizens in this way. Quite incredible!
I came across this via an awesome post at the India Business Blog, where they discuss other unusual, and inspiring uses of Facebook in India.
While we are on the subject, let me do a little bit of shameless self-promotion. I have recently created a Facebook page for OneMint, so if you are on Facebook, and like OneMint as well, then please do like OneMint on Facebook, and spread the word among your friends too.
On to other stuff now, – I really liked this post at TechCrunch – Bill Gates: In Five Years The Best Education Will Come From The Web. Internet is obviously changing the way knowledge is being delivered, and we will see some great innovations on this space in the years to come.
Finance related pieces that caught my eye this week:
Value Research had an interesting piece on the MOSt 50 ETF, and how it is underweight on RIL.
IndiaÂ – the jewel crown in Standard Chartered’s crown @ beyondbrics was a good read about StanChart in India.
How does option “Exercise” Work? at Capital Minds is a good primer on the subject.
Learning about inflation from a box of eggs @ Ajay Shah is a good way of analyzing the subject.
DIY Projects to Save Money: Should you take them on? @ Digerati Life is a question that a lot of us have thought about at one time or another.
That’s all for this week, enjoy your weekend everyone!