Posts Tagged Social Media

HackingTag creates social network for bloggers

HackingTag Security, the Kashmir IT giant today announced that they are releasing a social network for bloggers. A social network where bloggers can chat, make new friends and even blog. The social network has been named BlogTag and is live at www.btag.3owl.com. Register now!

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Facebook’s $1 message test opens inboxes to strangers

The experiment seems enabled in part by Facebook’s new policies, which remove the capability to block messages from people you aren’t friends with. Under this policy, the main Inbox is reserved for messages from friends, or for other messages that Facebook’s algorithms deem important. Everything else is routed to an “Other” section. In the test, users can pay $1 to make sure their messages land in the Inbox, rather than the Other section. Facebook thinks this could be the best way to deliver important messages from non-friends while keeping spam out of the Inbox.

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Fakebook [Not Facebook]

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We face a debate about social media and our right to be free. Well, all repressive measures clamped by any political system ) on social media can’t be explained or  much less  justified. When a voice is silenced, a choice is born.

You choose alternative means to make yourself heard. When other physical means of resistance are being cracked down on, technology comes in handy. And that is where we come face to face with our extended family Facebook.

Facebook literally changed the face of the world by piecing people together. It makes us free to exchange ideas, to know and to read each other’s minds. This all contributes to the health of a society. Through it we participate, we protest, we demand, we resist. It grants us what we were dying for. Freedom unlimited. So far so good. The trouble erupts when the same platform is used to spread hate, to kill those virtually whom you don’t want to see live actually, to create public disorder for setting your own lands in order.

That makes Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder rue the day, he gave us this incredible mode of idea sharing. And the trouble deepens when we slip in disguised. We become fakes there by turning Facebook into a “Fakebook“. We hide behind pseudonyms and shoot our malice at anyone and anything we want to, and the irony is we get away with it.

We want to throw, we don’t want to be spotted. We kick you in the face, but we don’t show our face. That is not courage, that is hypocrisy at its cheapest, lowest. That is not freedom, that is stink we spread in the name of freedom. And if that is the freedom of expression which defines our relationship with social media, I cast my vote against that freedom.

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UK Replaces Japan as World Leader in Mobile Use

The United Kingdom is now a global leader in the mobile market, with its residents who consume more data on their phones or tablets than any other country, according to an Of com report on mobile use.

The U.K. uses 424 megabytes of data each month. Second-runner-up Japan uses 392 megabytes per month, and the U.S. places sixth using 319 megabytes of data, The Guardian reports.

Were you surprised that U.K. residents are the highest users of mobile data? Let us know in comments below…

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5 Free Ways to Promote Your Business Online

Most businesses can get benefit from free online promotion. We got a useful list of the best free resources for promoting your business on the web. While there are hundreds of free ways to promote your business, these are my picks of 5 ways to promote your business online.

The five ways to promote your business online are:-

Social Media

Social Media for Business
Whether you own a small business or big business but if you haven’t brought it in social media craze then it is a flop. Silence is no longer an option. People are online talking about your business.  If you don’t engage in the conversation, you risk losing your customers. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn. Facebook allows you to create a business page.

Guest Blogging

Guest Blogging
Guest blogging is a powerful marketing strategy to get your business noticed. By posting on blogs, you will get the chance to reap the following advantages:-

  • You can get back links from other blogs to your website
  • You can bring new readers to your blog as soon as they click on your bio and your other links
  • You can get increased traffic for your own business site
  • This is also a perfect way to brand yourself

Guest blogging is one of the best marketing strategies to get your business noticed.

Forums

Another great way to promote your business is to start a thread on forums. Forums are a great way to promote your business. Keep in mind, you don’t have to spam the forums or the administrators will disable your account.

Google Places Business Listing

Adding your business to Google Maps or Google Places has become important. It will bring potential customers for your business. Anyone can add their business to Google Places. It’s easy & Google does not charge anything for it.

Website

Nowadays, having a website for business is important because it drives customers to your business. People can purchase your products online from your website which is known as e-Commerce. This will increase your revenue. The importances of having a business website are:

  • No one is using phonebooks anymore!
  • Opportunity to gain more customers
  • Getting a website is cheap and easy
  • A website provides flexible advertising
  • Using your website to track customer behavior 

 

 

Areeb Majeed writes for TechInUs, a technology and gaming blog founded in Kashmir. He is interested in technology and video games.

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What is EverySignal ?

Social networks keep us connected to the people but sometimes the important updates from friends, family and co-workers can get buried amid the constant stream of posts. In this matter EverySignal helps.

The service, which launched Tuesday, lets you set up alerts for important updates shared by your connections on Facebook and LinkedIn.

You can also set up additional categories to filter results, such as “Obama” (if you want to see how your friends feel about the election) or “Shopping” (if you care a lot about what your connections buy).

After you’ve selected your categories or events, the service will send you a daily email organizing the posts from your connections that fall under each one.  At any point, you can also remove people from being included in these updates.

In the future, Derek Merrill, the CEO and co-founder of EverySignal said he hopes to expand the service to other social networks, and launch a mobile app.

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Sheryl Sandberg Named To Facebook Board. Finally.

Sheryl Sandberg, the fifth most powerful woman in the world, Silicon Valley’s most-watched female and Facebook’s COO, has been named the first woman to the company’s board of directors after four years with the company.

She joins CEO Mark Zuckerberg and six other board members that include Adreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen, James W. Breyer of Accel Partners Reed Hastings, the chairman and CEO, Netflix and Founder’s Fund Peter A. Thiel, among others. Marketwatch reported and Facebook confirmed this news with FORBES this afternoon.

Given the pressure that’s been on Facebook to increase diversity on its board, Sandberg’s appointment does not come as a total surprise to the tech community. Women are a significant minority among those employed in technology jobs. Although women comprise 48% of the U.S. workforce, they hold only 24% of science, engineering, technology, and math positions, according to government statistics. As my colleague Larissa Faw noted recently, this imbalance means the few high achievers, such as Sandberg, are viewed as both an inspiration and as outliers, making today’s news even more compelling.

In the lead-up to the company’s spring IPO, pressure on Facebook to increase diversity on its board began to mount and my colleague Connie Guglielmo took note of a rash of protests. Ultraviolet, a community of women’s rights activists, protested outside Facebook’s New York headquarters in March and submitted a petition signed by 53,000 people collected in under 48 hours asking Zuckerberg to add a women to the board.

But while Sandberg’s appointment is certainly positive news, it does cast a light on the continued gender imbalance on the boards of some of Silicon Valley’s most popular and influential firms. By Guglielmo’s count Adobe Systems, Pandora, Zillow, Zynga and Splunk’s boards are no-girls-allowed, while Apple, Groupon and LinkedIn have only one woman board member.

“Sheryl has been my partner in running Facebook and has been central to our growth and success over the years,” said Zuckerberg in a statement. “Her understanding of our mission and long-term opportunity, and her experience both at Facebook and on public company boards makes her a natural fit for our board.”

Before joining Facebook, Sandberg served as vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, and held a position in the Clinton administration, serving as Chief of Staff for the United States Treasury Department. In addition to Facebook, she serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, the Center for Global Development and V-Day.

As reported by TechCrunch, Sandberg will have her own vote in all company matters, meaning she won’t be voting to represent anyone else—whether chief executive Mark Zuckerberg or other shareholders.

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Here’s What Social Media Analysis Predicts Will Happen with the Greek Election

As most of you know it’s election day in Greece and everyone is watching.

Amidst the ongoing economic turmoil and upcoming elections in Greece, social media analytics firm Crimson Hexagon, dove into Twitter and Facebook to get a pulse of what Greeks are saying online in Greece. Crimson Hexagon’s ForSight™ platform collected sentiment from conversations regarding continued inclusion in the Eurozone, continued use of the Euro as currency and support for political alternatives offered in today’s and tomorrow’s Greek elections in this explosive time. With just under 33,000 opinions on the topic, the findings may surprise you, as the data collected significantly expressed support for leaving the Eurozone and transitioning the currency.

The key takeaways from the analysis, are that Greek’s expressed significant support for leaving the Eurozone and transitioning the currency. Additionally, the findings indicate that because of the economic turmoil and bailout, the pressure and impact on today’s elections are a real concern to the people. The sentiment collected on conversations surrounding the political parties, indicated the majority at 16%, support the New Democracy party (centre-right and pro-memorandum party led by Antonis Samaras).
32% of sentiment collected was surrounding the Euro debate
16% of users expressed anti-Euro sentiment
13% of conversation was neutral
3% expressed support for the Euro
40% of conversation debated Greece’s political party
16% of user conversation supports pro-memorandum parties
14% expressed support for anti-memorandum parties
10% of related conversation was neutral
28% of social media conversation focused on general political/economic debates
12% expressed supports of Greece’s exit from the EZ
9% of user conversations on the topic were neutral
7% of conversations expressed support for Greece’s presence in the EZ

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