Category Archives: Social Networking
Vodafone in India is always known for its innovative commercials.Their latest commercial is for Vodafone Blue also known as The Facebook Phone. The phone is mainly for those who spend a lot of time in Facebook. The commercial shows a man singing and dancing about what he does on Facebook everyday. The music, song and the dance everything is great in this commercial.
Till now it was not easy to customize what appears in our Facebook news feed. That’s a big issue if you do not want to see game updates in your feed, or would love to read new posts from a Facebook user that you do not want to or cannot befriend.
The new Facebook subscribe button supposedly takes care of this by providing users with better news feed controls. The button will appear later this week on profiles of friends and other users provided that they have activated the feature for non-friends.
According to Zach Rait of Facebook it servers 3 purposes
- Choose what you see from people in News Feed
- Hear from people, even if you’re not friends
- Let people hear from you, even if you’re not friends
- All updates: Everything your friend posts
- Most updates: The amount you’d normally see
- Important updates only: Just highlights, like a new job or move
Subscribe to Interesting People
The Subscribe button also lets you hear from interesting people you’re not friends with—like journalists, artists and political figures.If you see a Subscribe button on your favorite blogger’s profile, this means you can subscribe. Just click the button to get their public updates right in your News Feed.
You can Also Get The Subscribe button
To let people subscribe, go to the Subscriptions Page and click Allow Subscribers. Once you allow subscribers, you can decide who can comment and what notifications you get. You’ll also see a Subscribers tab on your profile, where you can see who subscribes to you
Facebook scams are not new, but with each new scam it gets as tempting as it is possible. Recent one is Free Facebook T-shirt scam. I’m seeing a lot of not-so-gullible users getting trapped this time around.
I must say it’s as tempting as it gets. Look at the above screenshot. It’ a really cool Facebook blue coloured t-shirt.There are multiple versions of the scam going on right now. Some of them claim that Mr. Zuckerberg is giving away free Facebook t-shirts on the occasion of seventh birthday of the biggest social network in the world. Of course Facebook was started in 2004 and the smarties have tried playing an intelligent game this time around.
Why It is a scam?
Clicking on the wall post link takes you to the following page:
This page is strictly designed to mine user information and spread their spam message to your friends. The page requires you to like a country or other and also join their group.
Much like the other scams, the trapped users will be bombarded with automated posts on their walls with links to the scam sites aimed at trapping some more. There are multiple domains being used for this scam, most of which were registered just a couple of days back.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you “liked” the page and joined the group, then you need to perform some cleanup duty on your profile. Remove the item from your wall by clicking the small “x” in the top right hand corner of the post. It would also be a good idea to remove yourself and report the bogus group you joined.
If you submitted your email address, home address and / or other information, then be prepared to receive a deluge of spam email and marketing offers. Keep a watchful eye on your credit and make sure no identity theft attempts are made.
If you or your Facebook friends are falling for tricks like this, it’s time to get yourself informed of the latest threats
Two hundred years of British rule of the Indian subcontinent made English a status symbol and a key to upward social mobility.English In India is spoken with a lot of native language influence. Many South Asians have put their hearts and souls into mastering the language, but in doing so they have created their own dialect.
Samosapedia was started a month ago and it has compiled more than 2,500 definitions and is quickly becoming a cultural touchstone for the young and hip of India. One can consider it as Indian Version of Urban Dictionary. Just like Urban Dictionary has explanation for terms and phrases which are not part of standard english, Samosapedia contains terms and phrases used only in India.
Tamil / Kannada slang; equivalent of “Dude”.
Actual meaning in Tamil: Brother-in-law.
Alternate spelling: macha.
“Machaan, where’s my car?”
What da, machaan, full tight on Saturday night aa?”
Google Plus(g+) is a social networking site from Google. Currently it’s an s invitation only service. I have been using it for quiet some time and I must say most of the features are like Facebook. What makes it’s different and more likeable than Facebook is that it’s very easy to use and g+ has taken privacy very seriously so it gives complete control to the users over their content.
Having said that g+ was(tats “it was”) not as engaging as Facebook because there were no games or apps which makes Facebook user spend a lot of time on it. But not any more after unveiling g+ was only a matter of time for Google before launching games in g+. But the have taken a different approach in that. The official announcement starts like this
My family has a games closet. Inside you’ll find a few decks of cards, two decades’ worth of board games and a Twister mat for those times when we’re feeling limber. Playing games is a great way for us to spend quality time with each other (and a little healthy competition never hurt anyone either).
What google is saying is that unlike Facebook where your game activities are published in your news feed, in g+ there is a separate tab for games, If you choose not to play any games then you can easily ignore it completely concentrate on the real people.
The initial set of games include Angry Bird, Edge World etc.
If anyone need g+ invite just leave a comment.