Archive for August, 2010


If Historical Events had Facebook Statuses

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A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal published an interview with Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt. It delved into a number of things like the Verizon deal and Schmidt’s excitement forMinority Report-style “targeted advertisement,” but the folks at the Telegraph noticed a truly interesting quote nestled unto the discussion. Schmidt apparently believes that, as time goes on and we reach a point where every single person has embarrassing information and pictures from their adolescence posted on social media sites online, it will become commonplace for people to automatically change their name once they reach adulthood.
From the Wall Street Journal:
“Google takes a similarly generous view of its own motives on the politically vexed issue of privacy. Mr. Schmidt says regulation is unnecessary because Google faces such strong incentives to treat its users right, since they will walk away the minute Google does anything with their personal information they find ‘creepy.’
Really? Some might be skeptical that a user with, say, a thousand photos on Picasa would find it so easy to walk away. Or a guy with 10 years of emails on Gmail. Or a small business owner who has come to rely on Google Docs as an alternative to Microsoft Office. Isn’t stickiness—even slightly extortionate stickiness—what these Google services aim for?
Mr. Schmidt is surely right, though, that the questions go far beyond Google. ‘I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time,’ he says. He predicts, apparently seriously, that every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends’ social media sites.
‘I mean we really have to think about these things as a society,’ he adds. ‘I’m not even talking about the really terrible stuff, terrorism and access to evil things,’ he says.”
While this sounds like a great idea for a sci-fi novel, I really just can’t see this happening. First off, there will always be a sense of legacy and heritage connected to our names. People aren’t just going to throw away that connection to their families and ancestors en masse. Secondly, as smart as Schmidt is, he seems to be completely forgetting one of the biggest draws of sites like Facebook; connecting with people from your past. There will always be a market for seeing what that cute girl from back in high school looks like, so disconnecting oneself from old online identities is going to be much harder that switching a name.
But Schmidt is obviously right that this is going to change society. Everyone and their grandmother knows that job hiring practices have changed since young people started posting all their dirt online within potential employer’s grasp. But what’s going to happen when those young people grow up and every living person has all of their closet’s skeletons uploaded in digital form? The world’s going to be different and not just because all of the private detectives are going to be out of business.
I remember when Facebook first added their photo uploading and tagging feature and people first started worrying what to do with all those photos online of them drinking out of a beer bong (I was in college at the time). I theorized to my friend that the world of politics were going to have to change. Nowadays, a few photos of a candidate lighting a joint in their youth will really hurt a candidate’s career. But, in a future where everyone had pictures like that or of them in a skimpy outfit at a party, I had hoped that people would stop pretending to be shocked by silly things like sex scandals and start focusing on candidate’s actual policies.
God, if that doesn’t sound like the ravings of an idealistic college student, I don’t know what does.
I mentioned sci-fi novels earlier and it seems like my old prediction and Schmidt’s new one could both make good books. Mine would predict a utopian future and his would obviously foresee a dystopia. We can only imagine then that the actual future will probably end up somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately, given how near dystopian futures in books and films (like the aforementioned Minority Report) tend to be to the truth, it’s more likely that the future of social media will hew closer to his vision than mine.
In that case, I call dibs on the first name “Rex.” That name’s bad ass.

 


Happy “World photography day” all the photographers all over the world . It’s celebrated on August 19th every year.And who doesn’t love photography anyway….

 

In childhood, i was totally mesmerize that i will be a photographer in future,As far as i get older and older,my intreste towards photography is decreased but w.r.t my intrest my father given me a nice camera on my 13th birthday,and my intrest pumped up like never before. My friends and family always respect my this decision and because of this resone and w.r.t new genration technology, my elder brother given me the nicest Birthday gift on my 20th Birthday, its a 3 M.P mobile camera,but now things are changed, i am not about to make career in Photography, now its Software engineer. As far as i get older and older,my intreste towards photography is decreased. But now Cobineing my Both intrest in one. As i am near to Web devloper filed right now, i made a blog on Amazing Pictures.

 

Happy Snapping!!!

 

While Search Engine Optimization is about making your site visible to search engines, SMO’s concept is to optimize your site in order to make it visible on social media searches, easy to be linked to, visible on internet search engines for blogs.


Here Are The 5 Rules Of SMO…


Increase your linkability: Search engine optimization talks about getting relevant back links. Social media optimization however emphasizes on the need of making your website linkable. In most cases websites are hardly updated and display limited content. To enhance the linkable feature on such websites, adding a blog could be a better idea.

Make tagging and bookmarking easy: You need to add quick buttons to make bookmarking and tagging easier. You can also include list of relevant tags and suggested notes for a link. You need to tag your pages on popular social bookmarking sites as well.

Reward inbound links: The importance of inbound links could not be denied. A better way of increasing links is by encouraging the sites that link to you. You can do this by listing recent linking blogs on your site. You’ll be rewarding them and encourage others to do the same.

Help your content travel: When you have portable content like video files, audio files, PDFs, you need to let them travel. You can do this by submitting them to relevant sites. YouTube is one of the best ways to promote your videos online. When you submit your content on other sites you’ll be promoting your site and get links back to your site.

Encourage the mashup: In the process of establishing and maintaining relationships on web, you need to be more open and let others use your content. RSS feed is the best example for this, by syndicating your content others will be able to create mashups and promote your content.


Social media optimization is all about building relationships. You need to build trust, make the readers feel at ease and provide interesting content to make them return over and over again. You need to be creative and enjoy your social life on the World Wide Web.

Today Orkut began rolling out applications (apps for short) and they have plans to roll out apps in local languages over the next few weeks.
Orkut going Facebook road
For me application integration experience is same as Facebook. As you log into your profile, you can have access to 25 apps to your profile.So just watch out for the more apps link in your profile over the coming weeks.
Some of forthcoming apps are
TypeRacer: A typing game that lets you race your orkut friends,
Viibee: A dating app that lets you watch videos, read profiles , potential matches etc.
MyMiniLife: Imagine a world where you can create your own place that fits your unique style
Crazy Story Game: Crazy Story Game lets you create funny stories with your friends
Hangout: Plan hangout with your friends.
Conclusion : The “apps” entry to Orkut is similar to what Facebook already provides so if you are not bored of Facebook or fed up with application spam yet then go ahead and try “All new Orkut with tons of apps.”

Google result position

Google result position % In search traffic
1 34,35 %
2 16,96 %
3 11,42 %
4 7,73 %
5 6,19 %
6 5,05 %
7 4,02 %
8 3,47 %
9 2,85 %
10 2,71 %
11 1,11 %
12 0,85 %
13 0,70 %
14 0,57 %
15 0,48 %
16 0,39 %
17 0,33 %
18 0,28 %
19 0,27 %
20 0,29 %

Of the above addresses, as of May 2010 only three , i.net , x.com andx.org actually host a web site directly in the single-letter domain in question. Two others redirect to sites in different domains, and one, q.net, does not appear to be active.

Domain 1993 Owner Current Owner
i.net INet Solutions Ltd Future Media Architects
q.com JG Qwest
q.net Privately owned Privately owned
x.com Weinstein & DePaolis PayPal
x.org The Open Group The Open Group
z.com HomePage.com Nissan Motors

Twitter Founder Biz Stone at Aspen Ideas Festival announced that Twitter now has over 800 million search queries per day.

Twitter Search Data

Twitter’s monthly searches now surpass Yahoo and Bing combined


This is up 33% from April, where at Twitter’s Chirp conference Stone said Twitter was serving 600 million search queries per day. This roughly equates to 24 billion searches per month which is more than Bing (4.1) and Yahoo (9.4) combined.

We have indicated all along that Twitter & Facebook would be bigger search competition for Google than Yahoo and Bing. The fact that this is coming to fruition so soon is astounding. Social search and social commerce are becoming reality and it’s a great thing to see. Keep in mind we haven’t even mention YouTube and its social search activity.

Many of us are just unaware of services provided by the government and to the extend we do not know what to do or how to do it!

How many know about this site India.gov.in Its called The National Portal of India
I’ve just reproduced some information and useful links to avail various services being provided by the Central and State/UT Governments in India .

Obtain:

Apply for:

Register:


Check/Track:


Book/File/Lodge:


Contribute to:


Others:

Airlines

Indian Airlines – 1800 180 1407
Jet Airways – 1800 22 5522
SpiceJet – 1800 180 3333
Air India — 1800 22 7722
KingFisher – 1800 180 0101

Banks

ABN AMRO – 1800 11 2224
Canara Bank – 1800 44 6000
Citibank – 1800 44 2265
Corporatin Bank – 1800 443 555
Development Credit Bank – 1800 22 5769
HDFC Bank – 1800 227 227
ICICI Bank – 1800 333 499
ICICI Bank NRI – 1800 22 4848
IDBI Bank – 1800 11 6999
Indian Bank – 1800 425 1400
ING Vysya – 1800 44 9900
Kotak Mahindra Bank – 1800 22 6022
Lord Krishna Bank – 1800 11 2300
Punjab National Bank – 1800 122 222
State Bank of India – 1800 44 1955
Syndicate Bank – 1800 44 6655

Automobiles

Mahindra Scorpio – 1800 22 6006
Maruti – 1800 111 515
Tata Motors – 1800 22 5552
Windshield Experts – 1800 11 3636

Computers/IT

Adrenalin – 1800 444 445
AMD – 1800 425 6664
Apple Computers – 1800 444 683
Canon – 1800 333 366
Cisco Systems – 1800 221 777
Compaq – HP – 1800 444 999
Data One Broadband – 1800 424 1800
Dell – 1800 444 026
Epson – 1800 44 0011
eSys – 3970 0011
Genesis Tally Academy – 1800 444 888
HCL – 1800 180 8080
IBM – 1800 443 333
Lexmark – 1800 22 4477
Marshal’s Point – 1800 33 4488
Microsoft – 1800 111 100
Microsoft Virus Update – 1901 333 334
Seagate – 1800 180 1104
Symantec – 1800 44 5533
TVS Electronics – 1800 444 566
WeP Peripherals – 1800 44 6446
Wipro – 1800 333 312
xerox – 1800 180 1225
Zenith – 1800 222 004

Indian Railways

Indian Railway General Enquiry 131
Indian Railway Central Enquiry 131
Indian Railway Reservation 131
Indian Railway Railway Reservation Enquiry 1345,1335,1330
Indian Railway Centralised Railway Enquiry 1330/1/2/3/4/ 5/6/7/8/9

Couriers/Packers & Movers

ABT Courier – 1800 44 8585
AFL Wizz – 1800 22 9696
Agarwal Packers & Movers – 1800 11 4321
Associated Packers P Ltd – 1800 21 4560
DHL – 1800 111 345
FedEx – 1800 22 6161
Goel Packers & Movers – 1800 11 3456
UPS – 1800 22 7171

Home Appliances

Aiwa/Sony – 1800 11 1188
Anchor Switches – 1800 22 7979
Blue Star – 1800 22 2200
Bose Audio – 1800 11 2673
Bru Coffee Vending Machines – 1800 44 7171
Daikin Air Conditioners – 1800 444 222
DishTV – 1800 12 3474
Faber Chimneys – 1800 21 4595
Godrej – 1800 22 5511
Grundfos Pumps – 1800 33 4555
LG – 1901 180 9999
Philips – 1800 22 4422
Samsung – 1800 113 444
Sanyo – 1800 11 0101
Voltas – 1800 33 4546
WorldSpace Satellite Radio – 1800 44 5432

Investments/ Finance

CAMS – 1800 44 2267
Chola Mutual Fund – 1800 22 2300
Easy IPO’s – 3030 5757
Fidelity Investments – 1800 180 8000
Franklin Templeton Fund – 1800 425 4255
J M Morgan Stanley – 1800 22 0004
Kotak Mutual Fund – 1800 222 626
LIC Housing Finance – 1800 44 0005
SBI Mutual Fund – 1800 22 3040
Sharekhan – 1800 22 7500
Tata Mutual Fund – 1800 22 0101

Travel

Club Mahindra Holidays – 1800 33 4539
Cox & Kings – 1800 22 1235
God TV Tours – 1800 442 777
Kerala Tourism – 1800 444 747
Kumarakom Lake Resort – 1800 44 5030
Raj Travels & Tours – 1800 22 9900
Sita Tours – 1800 111 911
SOTC Tours – 1800 22 3344

Healthcare

Best on Health – 1800 11 8899
Dr Batras – 1800 11 6767
GlaxoSmithKline – 1800 22 8797
Johnson & Johnson – 1800 22 8111
Kaya Skin Clinic – 1800 22 5292
LifeCell – 1800 44 5323
Manmar Technologies – 1800 33 4420
Pfizer – 1800 442 442
Roche Accu-Chek – 1800 11 45 46
Rudraksha – 1800 21 4708
Varilux Lenses – 1800 44 8383
VLCC – 1800 33 1262

Insurance

AMP Sanmar – 1800 44 2200
Aviva – 1800 33 2244
Bajaj Allianz – 1800 22 5858
Chola MS General Insurance – 1800 44 5544
HDFC Standard Life – 1800 227 227
LIC – 1800 33 4433
Max New York Life – 1800 33 5577
Royal Sundaram – 1800 33 8899
SBI Life Insurance – 1800 22 9090

Hotel Reservations

GRT Grand – 1800 44 5500
InterContinental Hotels Group – 1800 111 000
Marriott – 1800 22 0044
Sarovar Park Plaza – 1800 111 222
Taj Holidays – 1800 111 825

Teleshopping

Asian Sky Shop – 1800 22 1800
Jaipan Teleshoppe – 1800 11 5225
Tele Brands – 1800 11 8000
VMI Teleshopping – 1800 447 777
WWS Teleshopping – 1800 220 777

Others

Domino’s Pizza – 1800 111 123
Cell Phones
BenQ – 1800 22 08 08
Bird CellPhones – 1800 11 7700
Motorola MotoAssist – 1800 11 1211
Nokia – 3030 3838
Sony Ericsson – 3901 1111