Showing posts with label Social Network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Network. Show all posts

Now Google+ users can send email at gmail directly

Yesterday, Google expanded a controversial feature which allows Google+ users to send emails directly to someone else's Gmail. This isn't exactly a new feature, as there has been the option to allow Google+ users to email you via your G+ profile, but the new addition is that you can find people you follow on G+ directly in Gmail, and the most controversial part of it all: it was turned on by default.

Earlier today, we described why you might be interested in disabling this feature. The main reason for disabling the feature would probably be that you don't use Google+, and if you're not a plusser, then by all means you should disable the feature. And, I would certainly understand if you want to dial it back, because we do feel that Google overstepped in setting the default to allow "Anyone on Google+" to contact you; it should have been limited to just your circles, or extended circles at most. However, it is easy enough to change that setting; and, I would like to point out a couple things about the new feature, just in case you're on the fence about it, because there is value to be had in it. 

First of all, the feature isn't as worrisome as you may think. Users may be able to email you, but they don't ever get to see your email address, and you are in control of what happens after that first message. If someone emails you once, and you don't respond or add that person to your G+ circles, they will not be allowed to message you again. This has been done to limit the amount of spam and trolling that can be perpetrated through the system. And, if you have Gmail's auto-tags enabled, messages from someone not in your circles will be bumped out of your Primary inbox and into your Social inbox, giving you an extra opportunity to ignore it if you want. 

The value

Second, there is real value in this feature, if you fit the use-case. These controls make this a very interesting feature which feels more like Google is making a move against LinkedIn rather than any other social service. Think of it this way: if you are searching for a new job, or trying to build up your brand, you may turn to LinkedIn to push out some unsolicited networking emails. However, with LinkedIn there are two downsides: first, anyone can send you a message as long as they pay for the privilege; and second, you are less likely to get a response through LinkedIn than if you were to track down that person's actual email address, meaning you could end up wasting your money. 

On the other side, if you want to use Google+, your message will go directly into the recipient's Gmail, which gives it a higher likelihood of being seen. It won't cost you anything either. So, if you are attempting to build a public profile on the web, or if you are interested in helping others do so, or if you are just interested in helping out in your area of expertise, there is a lot of value in Google's new feature. For example, I have had the feature turned on with my Google+ profile since it was first made available, and the only emails I have received from it have been from readers who either want to comment directly on a story, want to send a tip about a potential story, or ask me a question because they trust my opinion. 

Sure, there will be some trolls and spam (and frankly I wouldn't be surprised to see some after I post this), but the system is designed to mitigate those issues right from the start, and Google will undoubtedly add more anti-spam features as time goes by. But, spam comes with being more open; it's an unfortunate side-effect of something that does have value for some people. 

On being more open

I certainly can't and won't argue that it is valuable for everyone. If you want to protect your privacy, that is your right and your choice. However, for some people, there is great value in living in public. In my experience, the more open I am, the less I worry about protecting my privacy, because at some point I began equating the "need" for privacy with a fear of being rejected by society. I eventually decided that in the majority of cases, privacy was really the mistaken belief that what you do and who you are is somehow different and wrong compared to others. It is the insecurity that comes from comparing your "behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel." (-Steve Furtick)

The more open you become, the more you realize that we are all human, and we share a lot more in common than what can be seen as differences. For example, I don't feel the need to be private about any health issues, because I don't hold exclusive rights to eczema, nor am I the only one to have a family history of skin cancer. I am not the only person to have been a shy kid or a fat kid, nor am I the only one to have overcome those issues to find great relationships and better health. From my choice of profession, I clearly don't feel ashamed to be passionate and excited by technology, because I am obviously not the only one to have that viewpoint. 

Of course, as with all beliefs, the key is to not force your views on others. I realize that my views on privacy are not universal. I have kept certain pictures and social posts more private, because my wife doesn't hold my same views on being public. And, there are obviously more extreme cases where anonymity and privacy equate directly to safety for some; and, I could never suggest that those people would be better off leading public lives. But, I have also lived a long time on the Internet, and dealt with countless people who hold the view that the only way to get noticed is through negative attention (aka trolls). 


At the end of the day, it is a choice. I have chosen to be more open, and I have found value in that (and have written about that in the past), just as I have found value in Google+. If you don't see the value in openness, or the value in Google+, then obviously you should just follow the easy steps we laid out earlier to turn off the new Gmail feature. All I would say is: don't let your knee-jerk reaction dictate what you do. The initial reaction by most these days is to want to protect one's privacy. Given all of the trouble with the NSA, various leaks, and stolen data, there are good reasons why you might feel that way. However, as the incomparable Frank Sinatra once said, "Fear is the enemy of logic." So, it can't hurt to take a few moments and reflect on why you feel the way you do, question what is driving your decisions. Those few moments of introspection can help make better decisions, and help to avoid any potential "troll moments" that we all have when we get stuck in auto-pilot. 

Instagram Launches Private Messaging

Instagram Launches Private Messaging

A so called super adjective photo-sharing platform called "Instagram" becoming indispensable in the visual communication world. Started in 2010 with 18 million  users to 150 million in 2013. Within  three years span of time, Instagram under went a radical change. In 2010 user shared 86 billion  photos with their friends, colleagues and love ones and in 2011 the stats of photo-sharing had reached to 360 billion which is four times greater than 2010.

The unprecedented idea to rise the ability to share photos in real-time world is enabling the users to communicate through pictures. Daily more than half of 150 million users use Instagram. For instance, when you share a photo bathing in the sea  to your friends. It communicates that where you are, what are you doing and who you are with.

 Instagram Launches Private Messaging

"Photo alone is an art, when it is transmitted becomes communication"

A giant photo-sharing Service Instagram company launched its new feature known as “INSTAGRAM DIRECT" last year on 12 Dec, 2013. Now users will be able to send photos, videos and messages privately. Instagram Direct offers to send video to a single person or up to 15 people.

In a presentation in New York, the co-founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom says: “Sometimes you want to be able to share, not with everyone, but just with a specific group.” Instagram which was bought by Facebook in 2012 unfolded its three years statistics and claim to have 150 million users who have shared 16 billion photos through this platform and daily increase more and more and capturing  and sharing  moments all around the globe.

You’ll now see a new icon in the top right corner of your home feed. Tap it to open your inbox where you’ll see photos and videos that people have sent to you. To send a photo or video to specific people, tap the camera button to enter the same simple photo or video capture and editing screens. At the top of the share screen, you’ll see the option to share with your followers (“Followers”) or to send to specific people (“Direct”).

 To send using Direct, tap the names of the people you want to send your photo or video to, write your caption, tap “send” and you’re done. Photos and videos that you receive from people you follow will appear immediately. If someone you’re not following sends you a photo or video on Instagram, it will go to your requests so you can decide if you want to view it.


WhatsApp Crossed 400 Million Active Users

Whatsapp Crossed 400 Millions Active Users

Mobile messaging technology is a popular and favorite of young generation in this era. Lately company has provided its users' statistics in which they asserted that their active users have been more than 400 Millions around the world.

C.E.O of Whatsapp Jan Joum says that other companies only show their users statistics, but not active users' strength. I want to establish a new tradition to share only active users' statistics. According to other provided statistics of Whatsapp company, everyday 16 Billion messages are sent through Whatsapp platform whereas two times more than that messages are received on Whatsapp.

There were a radical changes in messaging competitors of Whatsapp in some years and many companies got famous as well, but Whatsapp is still number one and well established today.  I suppose the purpose of providing the statistics of its users' strength was to aware of its performance and lead to its competitors.

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How to delete your Facebook account?

How to delete your Facebook account?

Although social networking sites have enormous benefits, they come with their fair share of downside as well. So whether you are irritated but the inane barrage of data, want to break free of the addiction, go into virtual hibernation or simply need a break, here are the steps to delete yourself from Facebook.

Before you delete your account, you may want to back up your personal files, such as images, videos, posts and messages, for that you can visit my post:  How to download all your files form Facebook ?


First of all head over to and log into you account.

How to delete your Facebook account?


Now click on ‘gear button’ at the top at right hand side.

How to delete your Facebook account?


From the drop down list, choose ‘Account Setting’ and click on it.

How to delete your Facebook account?


On the next page click on ‘Security’ below ‘General’ .

How to delete your Facebook account?


Now click on “Deactivate your account”. Follow the screen shot.

How to delete your Facebook account?


You will be asked the reason to delete the account. Choose one reason you like to and click on ‘Confirm’

How to delete your Facebook account?


Now you will be asked to enter your password and Captcha. Enter password and Captcha and click on ‘Okay’:

How to delete your Facebook account?

How to download all your files from Facebook?

For instance if you are going to delete your account from Facebook, you may want to back up your personal files, such as images, posts and messages. In order to do this follow the simple steps as follows:

Step 1

First of all log into your Facebook account and click on "Gear button" at the top and at your right. See the screen shot below:

How to download all your files from Facebook?

Step 2

Now select "Account setting" option from the drop down and click on it as below:

How to download all your files from Facebook?

Step 3

Now you will be on  "General Account Setting" page. You  will see "Download a copy of your Facebook Data" below and click on it. Follow the screen shot:

How to download all your files from Facebook?

Step 4

Now click on "Downlaod Archive" and then enter your password and click on submit.

How to download all your files from Facebook?

Now i the last you will get a message that "your personal data is being compiled and will be sent to you on your email.

Twitter's Top 10 things for Newbies

You've heard the entire ruckus about Twitter, but never really got what it was all about. You watch TV every night and see all those words prefaced by You've heard the entire ruckus about Twitter, but never really got what it was all about. You watch TV every night and see all those words prefaced by “#” at the bottom of the screen and can’t figure out why they are there. This post is for you.

Twitter, beloved by the news media, celebrities, sports stars and politicians, is planning to go public with an IPO that cloud raise $1 billion. But in documents filed related to those plans, Twitter disclosed that its audience base is at about 218 million monthly active users. That’s smaller than Facebook’s 1.1 billion or Google+, which has 500 million registered users.

Much of that, analysts say, is because Twitter is a harder nut to crack for many people. So, for today, let’s take a good look at 10 ways to use Twitter effectively:

  1. Sign Up
Twitter's Top 10 things for Newbies

Head to over, register and select a screen name. You new Twitter name will be prefaced with an @ sign. Add it to your e-mail signature so people know to find you on Twitter.

  1. Find people to follow

Twitter is nothing until you start building a network of folks you is interested in hearing form. Are you a news junkie? Start by getting the news feeds from your favorite news organization, whether that is Express Tribune, CNN, or BBC,. Then go deeper, by following individual reporters as well. Most post not only their own latest updates, but also tidbits and news bites from elsewhere on the Web. Beyond the news, check out your favorite friends, athletes, politicians, musicians, comedians, movie and TV stars. But a word of auction there. Most of the famous folk hire staff to pen their posts, known as tweets.

  1. Write up a bio

Let people know about you, with a short, one sentence blurb about yourself, whether that be that you are the CEO of My Company, sales associate for MyRealEstate or a Seattle mom with thoughts on hauling kids. And be sure to include a photo a photo, because a photo is associated with your posts in the Twitter feed.
If you don’t ass the photo, an image of a little egg in a yellow box will show up in your tweets instead.

4. Learn how to write in 140 Characters
Twitter's Top 10 things for Newbies

The art of tweeting requires the ability to be concise. Everything you say needs to be in 140 characters or less – no exceptions. So you need to shorten words with slang, “sez” for “says,” “2” for “two” “w/” for “with”, “+”, for “and”.

  1. Use hoshtages in your posts and searches

The hashtag symbol - # - is what’s used to search for “trending” topics, whether that be “#governmentshutdown” or “#meteorwatch” or simply, “#JustinBieber”. It’s a tool to help you find what you’re looking for on Twitter, and has since been adopted by Facbook as well.

  1. Don’t just promote

RT and MT. Rule NO. 1 of the successful tweeter in that it’s all about you. It’s good to use Twitter to promote whatever you’re working on, but Twitter works best when you can tip articles from around the Web to your follower. You can do that with a straight link, or retweeting others (essentially, re-posting someone else’s tweet - signified by an “RT”). The MT, or modified tweet, is when you copy and paste a link that somebody else posted, and comment on it as well. Share well, and you will get more followers.

  1. Get response from companies with a tweet

Many businesses are now all over Twitter to monitor what people are saying about them. You might have better lucj getting companies like Verizon to respond for a rep on the phone. Hotels, restaurants, airlines will see what you post, and respond in kind.

  1. Tie your account to Facebook
Twitter's Top 10 things for Newbies

It’s easy to pair your Twitter activity with your Facebook account, so you don’t have to double the effort. Just go to Settings (the gears tab on the right) and go to the Profile section to add Facebook.

  1. Direct messages

On Twitter you can communicate directly in private messages, but only with folks who already follow you. So be sure to follow your friends you want to DM with, and get them to respond in kind.

  1. Add photos to your tweets
Twitter's Top 10 things for Newbies

Text and a link are great, but let’s face it, everything looks better with visuals. The images show up as link, but they’re worth adding
  at the bottom of the screen and can’t figure out why they are there. This post is for you.

Twitter's cool updates for 2013


It was a rather productive (and busy) year for Twitter's engineers. With the site now fielding 500 million daily tweets, a number of product updates were introduced throughout the year in order to enhance the experience for everyone involved. The most important Twitter updates of 2013 were:

6 Seconds in Heaven

In January, Twitter introduced the app that's provided the portal for some of 2013's funniest video moments; Vine. Essentially, Vine allowed users to post visual tweets in the form of 6 second looping videos. At the time many people wondered just how much you could really say or do with 6 seconds or less but the true potential of Vine as a medium for entertainment and for business has really been proven in the last 11 months and it's popularity continues to grow. Clever recruiters have used the medium to tweet creative and visually pleasing job offers and employer branding efforts.


Not-So Blurred Lines of Communication

In August, Twitter added blue and grey lines to our screens in an attempt to organise conversations between users in chronological order. Now, even if a user responds to a tweet hours after it was posted, both the original and the response are grouped together and linked by a conversation line. The update wasn't popular with everyone but certainly for recruiters, being able to see when and how a candidate responded to Twitter engagement is extremely useful.



One of the most obvious and certainly most lucrative of Twitter's updates was the introduction of preview images for images attached to tweets. For the first time, users didn't have to click into a tweet to view an image, now a mini preview version brightened up our streams and the need to waste time clicking into individual images was done away with. The update not only made or streams a happier, more colorful place to be, but preview images also meant big business for corporate brands desperate to get their images and ads out there in front of users' beady eyes. The same could be said for recruiters wanting to catch the eye of potential candidates with relevant images that would lead them to click and discover the perfect job for them.


Ah, Push It!

In September, Twitter started pushing out recommendation notifications to users, providing them with information regarding the activity of their followers e.g. if numerous followers were retweeting the same tweet. Perfect for recruiters looking to see what members of their hiring industry are talking about and excited about.

Stop Following Me

In the past, you were only allowed to direct message another Twitter user if they were following you but in November the feature was opened up to everyone on LinkedIn regardless of their follow status. This one teeny update made a huge difference to how recruiters could connect with potential candidates on Twitter. Twitter was now letting recruiters contact potential candidates for free in a casual environment and in one that is actually opened and read by candidates unlike many email efforts.


#nofilter, oh wait there are!

The ability to  filter search results using a variety of media types including photos, video, news and people was launched in mid-November. Not only were users now able to pinpoint their searches by certain topics, they were also able to elect when their search results should be from. Users began to have a choice between results from a selection of 'top' tweets (which are often older), and ‘all’ tweets (which gives you a much more current set of results). The new update also meant that users' search could be broken down even further to reveal local content, rather than just stuff from ‘everywhere’ as it had been since the function began. For recruiters looking to find and hire people in a particular area, having the ability to search local content, in real time is priceless. By filtering tweets and content by topics related to the skills you seek in a candidate, recruiters are able to see influential tweeters in action and approach them on Twitter by making reference to the candidate's latest tweets.

Facebook video ads hoax/mark zuckerberg facebook video ads hoax

source: New York Times

Facebook is going to examine the patience of its some users in against of hundreds of million of dollars it could make on video advertisement. Ads will be placed into some news feeds -  Facebook page will display the stream of items. Now starting from this week some of Facebook users will see video ads in their news feeds. In the beginning Facebook will only make visible video ads at a short span of people. 

Video ads will be nestled between photos of giggling babies, some personal items on the site, video will kick off by default in muted mode. Facebook users will have to pocket the new ads, particularly in their mobile Facebook. In the start of year, Facebook was criticized a lot due to its sluggish development in mobile devices. Now, half of the company’s advertising revenue is derived from its mobile audience, which helped push the company’s share price up 100 percent over the last year, to $54 a share.

The video ads, if poorly received, could risk that growth, but they also present a tremendous opportunity. Digital video advertising spending is expected to hit $4.15 billion by the end of this year, a 23 percent increase over last year, according to the market research company eMarketer. YouTube has the biggest slice of that spending, at about 20 percent.

Sterne Agee, a research firm, projects Facebook could command as much as $3 million a day in video ads, which could represent as much as 10 percent of the company’s advertising dollars in 2014. Facebook had $1.8 billion in advertising revenue in its most recent quarter.

Facebook has taken steps to assure people its video ads won’t be too annoying. The videos are silent unless a user taps, clicks on the ad or enlarges it to a full screen.

For data-guzzling mobile devices, the company said that videos would be downloaded in advance when the device was connected to Wi-Fi. So if someone checks Facebook when a device is connected through a cellular network, it will rely on predownloaded versions of the video ads, keeping it from consuming too much data, a concern for people whose phone contracts have a monthly limit on the amount of data they can use.

At the end of each video ad, Facebook will show two other video advertisements that users can click or tap to view, if they choose.

To start, Facebook is working with Summit Entertainment to show video previews promoting a coming movie called “Divergent,” a science-fiction thriller starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet.

Facebook plans to eventually introduce the video ads to a broader audience, though it did not indicate when that would happen. But if early reactions on social media are any indication, Facebook has work ahead convincing users that its ads won’t be a problem.

“Thanks for implementing a feature that will slow my browsing down considerably, and eat into my monthly data allowance,” a user by the name of English Davis wrote on Facebook. “Really appreciate how much you care about your actual users! All this ad revenue won’t mean anything when you’ve driven everyone away.” Another user, named Brigette Meskey, wrote, “If it irritates me as much as I expect it will, I will be using FB a lot less.”

Facebook said that it had been testing video content on its site since September, and that the early response led it to continue with the introduction.

“As a result, we’ve seen views, likes, shares and comments increase more than 10 percent,” the company wrote in a blog post.

Reaction on Wall Street was muted, with Facebook’s share price up 1.95 percent Tuesday.

This is not the first time that Facebook has had to balance its desire to increase ad sales with the demands of customers. The company has long tinkered with its site design and has frequently introduced changes to its privacy settings.

Andrew Frank, an analyst at the research company Gartner, said that Facebook would tread lightly with the mobile ads and would use the limited test as a trial balloon, but he added that he doubted users would mind very much.

“I find it hard to believe it’s going to move the needle very much or have an outcome that will contribute to a mass exodus from Facebook or anything,” Mr. Frank said.

The bigger goal, he said, is probably grabbing even a tiny slice of television advertising, which is worth $66 billion annually, according to eMarketer.

“Clearly, there are a lot of ifs in that question,” Mr. Frank said. “What’s at stake is whether or not Facebook is an attractive vehicle” for the kinds of branding ad campaigns so often seen on television.

Twitter's new feature


Friends a good news from Twitter that Twitter announced to launch its new feature. This feature will let you send direct message to everyone. This amenity wasn't for all users before, only you could send direct message to those who were your followers. At this moment this feature will not be available for all Twitter's 20 Million users. Twitter will embark this amenity by the passage of time in different countries. I heard from some Twitter users that they got this feature straight away on 17 Oct, 2013, but some were remain deprived even on 19 Oct. 


Twitter will provide its users a check box where users will be given option either to choose this facility or not. Friends what do you think about this feature? I think this feature will be a easier  to interact with each other more closely, but spammers can break the ice of Twitter's peaceful environment. What are your comment about it, do share with me.


Thank your very much friends.


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