Gaurang's Thoughts

My habit list

One has to follow certain habits that would enhance the efficiency, productivity, longetivitity of the person. In 2023, I am aiming to follow the following habits religiously. 

1. Walk every 5-10 mins every waking hour

Sedentary life can contribute to heart problems, dementia, diabetes and other health problems, therefore it is important to walk every hour/ half-hour if one sits all day. Read more here.  

Google Adsense displaying Ads by Criteo - What's going on?

As a website publisher, you would get enrolled in lots of Ads network as publisher to get ads on your website. This helps in generated some revenue out of the content of your website. 

Google Adsense is one of the largest such Ads network used by millions of website owners. 

However, at times, Google Adsense may display Ads from its third-party partner network as well. In my case, I stumbled upon couple of Ads slots stating that the ads were by Criteo. I was confused about that as I had never enrolled into Criteo Ads network as publisher but still my website was displaying ads from it. 

Then I googled and realised that Google Adsense has the feature to display non-Adsense ads which was happening in my case.

If you wish to block that from happening, go to : AdSense dashboard > Blocking controls > All sites > Manage Ad networks.

Twitter charging for verified status (blue tick) - what it means for businesses?

Getting verified faster - In over past 10 years, it used to take few months to years to get the verified status on Twitter which used to be a struggle for large firms  leave alone the smaller firms. Now after  the introduction of chargeable Blue tick, businesses can get verified within days which is a win win situation for businesses of all sizes.

Preventing impersonalisation/ risk situations - As it is incredibly easy to create new accounts on Twitter, any person but malicious intent can impersonate anyone or any business and may tweet out something that impacts the reputation of the firm. By having the verified status early on helps in preventing such risk issues for the businesses which is of prime importance to any cyber security aware firm. 


Every unwritten idea is a lost opportunity.

How is plagiarism checked in assignments / official documents / proposals / content writing?

In the field of writing or anything about content writing at all, plagiarism is an important threat which is checked for.

Whether it is writing assignments, answering to question papers in the field of studies or preparing official documents, proposals, it becomes critically important to have plagiarism free content. 

So how does plagiarism works?

In the field of academics, first of all university / examiner needs all the sample set of data to compare ( which means searchable content on search engines and online books + content of assignments/ answer sheets of all students ) and then it compares with the assignment of the student which gets checked.

The percentage of similarity of different phrases is calculated and if the similarity is above 40-70% then it becomes a Copy Case. 

So to be on safer side, always rewrite the content in your words and give examples. If you will do that honestly, there are minimal chances that you will end up in becoming a copy case as everyone writes in an unique manner and sentence structure differs from person to person, so does the thought process. 

Same principle applies in official documents as well. Never try to copy paste word to word. 

Instead rewrite the main thoughts in your words and give context / examples to make it an understandable content. 

If you want to check plagiarism of your content, then visit following websites which are used by thousands:

Since single source cannot possibly index all the searchable content on entire planet, their accuracy would be limited to the size of database they have so it's better than you try 2-3 of them.

And if you want to be absolutely sure about not getting stuck in the case of plagiarism, then write/ rewrite the content by yourself.

Post your comments below if you have any queries about Plagiarism.