Everytime I am their I See the Bride crying and This Questions Pops WHY WHY WHY , it has become much like a custom for the brides to cry here in India I think dont know about elsewhere.
Why do they cry, Is it cause of Fear, Is it cause of letting go , Is it cause they just have to do that to seal the moment.
Seriously am there standing and watching and thinking will someone please make her stop crying ,cause if she feels so scared or doesnt wants to go with the groom tonight please stay " We will come tomorrow just dont cry "
I See the mothers cry I believe that can be justified , but when I see brothers crying its like this in my head to the brother " Hey why are you crying are you leaving her forever :O she is getting married not going to another universe if you love her so much you can always go and meet her , Be a Man act like a Brother and Support her be Her Strength for God's Sake she is crying too What will she think when your crying as well ."
And in this Mobile age I don't think there is any Far anymore.
A humble requests to the Brides to Be , Don't cry when you are at the Gates it sucks Totally I mean it . If It were me I Will Leave You Right There and come back Later.
Windows/Mac/Linux (Adobe Air): Social media organizer TweetDeck pares down configuration buttons, adds full Facebook feeds and new MySpace support, and integrates more tightly with link shortening service Bitly in a new version. In other words, it's worth the update.
TweetDeck is mainly a Twitter client, but it's been making inroads into helping you organize, search, and compress your other social networks in later versions. Adding columns is now a bit more intuitive and specific, as TweetDeck asks you which account the column should come from, and which aspects of a feed should be shown. Along with the aforementioned status-checking features, there's now drag-and-drop photo uploading for Facebook posting, and new lists of recommended Twitter accounts to follow for different types, like 'Journalists.'
TweetDeck is a free download, works anywhere the Adobe AIR platform does.
Windows/Mac/Linux (Java): Got a bunch of files to send to Google Docs, and don't have time for the webapp's one-by-one uploads? Google Docs Batch Upload does just what you might think, loading any folder of files into Google Docs' servers
The command-line, Java-based tool requires having at least the 1.6 Java Runtime Environment, which is really the biggest hardship of running the app if you don't have it installed already. Once you're up to date on Java, simply load the .jar package and point it to a folder full of documents you want to upload, like so:
You'll be asked for your Google Docs login credentials, and then Google Docs Batch Upload gets to work. The latest version includes the ability to replicate a folder structure of sub-folders placed in your chosen upload folder, which might relieve the minds of those with a hyper-organized set of docs.
java -jar google-docs-upload-1.2.jar /home/kevin/uploads --recursive
Google Docs Batch Upload is a free download and works wherever Java does. Looking for a two-way Google Docs sync solution? Try the similarly command-line-powered GDataCopier.
Though I noticed it few weeks ago, it seems guys at Orkut did not find it worth mentioning on their official blog about such a good change.
If you are not aware, earlier this year, favicon of other Google products were been revamped and now Orkut too, underwent a favicon change. Is Google on its way to rebrand all its product? What’s you take about this new favicon?Source :
Google Reader has made tremendous progress on the social aspects over the last 8 weeks: profile, user search, asymmetric follow, comments, friends and comments view. We wanted to make sure that people who use feedly as a Google Reader client were able to take advantage of all these new features. As part of feedly 2.x.009, we are pushing out a new friends/comments page. Here is what it looks like:
If you are not following anyone on Google Reader, you can start with Louis Gray (http://www.feedly.com/home#subscription/user/05763917848110205585/state/com.google/broadcast) – he is very active on Google Reader, has a great tech/social networking shared feed and gets engaged into interesting conversations.
2.x.009 is available for download now.
Special thanks to the Google Reader team for doing all the heavy lifting under the hood!
Source :Building Feedly
Diehard Sony fans will certainly love this new handset SE -- the XPERIA X2 which is the successor to the X1 .The X2 is now officially out after a bunch of leaks and blurry cam shots .The release of Windows Mobile 6.5 devices are round the corner and Sony sticks with WM on this handset. Its got impressive hardware according to the specs sheet
Specs and Features
- Windows Mobile 6.5
- 3.2 inch TFT Touchscreen display with 800x480 pixels resolution
- 8.1 Megapixel Camera with LED Flash and 16X xoom.
- VGA Video Recrding at 30 fps
- 3G, Wi-Fi , DLNA , GPS , Bluetooth
- Stereo Speakers
- 3.5 mm audio port
- microSD memory expansion upto 16GB (4GB in box)
- 14 specially designed XPERIA panels ( these are part of the User interface and not to be confused with phone covers)
Here is an official intro video of the phone
Expected Price and Availability
The Xperia X2 is expected to hit the market in Q4 and the expected price is around 650-700 euros or Rs.45000-50000 approx. Remember that Xperia X1 was launched at Rs.42000 in India !Source : Fonearena.com
The Google Web site–and many of the company's software programs–are loaded with gags, goofs, and Easter eggs that have helped Google maintain a fun-loving spirit in the cut-throat world of Web competition. Here's a compilation of a few ones:
Thanks to Google Calculator, you can use the Google search box for serious number crunching–anything from converting currency to solving advanced maths equations. But things don't always add up the way you think they will with Google Calculator. Try searching for "answer to life the universe and everything," "number of horns on a unicorn," or "once in a blue moon" for unexpected computations.
If you Google "ascii art", you'll find an ASCII representation of Google's logo next to the search box. Likewise, try searching for "recursion". The search results will have a 'did you mean' inspire the right spelling. It's actually a geeky Easter egg closely related to the witty use of the "did you mean" feature to help you understand recursion.
Google's free image editing and management software Picasa has a wild side that few people know about. Open Picasa and press Ctrl-Shift-Y, and a teddy bear will pop up. Keep pressing those keys and watch out for the sloth (or sleuth) of red-bowtied bears that take over the program!
Over and above all this there is a specific google's easter special search page too!
Google also has a tradition of perpetrating April Fools' Day hoaxes. More on these can be read on its wikipedia page.
(Image Credits: Google's easter special page)
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Posted by Peter Chane, Product Manager
We recently announced that Google profile results now appear at the bottom of U.S. name-query search pages. Creating a profile gives you greater control over what people find when they search for your name on Google. Your profile can include online photos, links to your blog or other online profiles, and ways for people to contact you -- and you can restrict contact information like your address and phone number to only the people and groups you choose.
When creating a profile, you have the option to use your Gmail username as a your profile URL (profiles.google.com/yourusername), so it's easier to remember and share. Some examples:
If you want people to be able to contact you, but don't want to reveal your email address to the world, you can hide your username and use a 24 digit number instead. Turn on the 'Send a message' feature, and anyone with a Google Account can send you a message through your profile, without having your email address revealed to them.
Don't have a profile? Go to www.google.com/profiles to get started.
We perform lot of searches on the web everyday using search engines. Most of the time we use Google, sometimes it's just not enough & we try others like Bing. So, myself & the100rabh came up with an idea to provide access to multiple search engines right from IM. We built an IM Search Bot, which we call "sbot" which is always available for you in your IM to perform searches.
Sbot supports Google, Bing, Yahoo! & Twitter search right now. Just add Sbot as your buddy on Gtalk/Y! Messenger/Live Messenger & start using it!!
Google Talk – email@example.com
Yahoo Messenger – firstname.lastname@example.org
MSN Live Messenger - email@example.com
Once Sbot is added to your IM Buddy list, just start conversing with it. To start with send "help" & bot responds with usage instructions.
- To perform Google search send g<space>search term
- To perform Bing search send b<space>search term
- To perform Yahoo search send y<space>search term
- To perform Twitter search send t<space>search term
We are open for suggestions to add more search engines & features to sbot, please drop them in comments section.
Search Bot is built using Imified
All these people demand VIP status wherever they are. This is a virus like symptom only in India and has no cure for it. Shah Rukh Khan has created an embarrassment for Indian and American officials by exaggerating his 2 hour ordeal which is otherwise a routine questioning.
A few months ago Gmail got some new buttons and keyboard shortcuts to make labeling easier, especially for those of you accustomed to that familiar folder feel. Now we're making some more changes to Gmail's labeling toolkit.
1) New location for labels
You'll notice your labels in a new location on the left of your inbox (or on the right, for those of you using the Arabic, Hebrew, or Urdu versions of Gmail). Instead of having their own section, your labels are now above your chat list, grouped together with Inbox, Drafts, Chats and other system labels.
2) Label hiding and showing
You now have control over which of your labels show. We've done our best to get you started by automatically showing the labels you use most and hiding the rest. Label hiding is my favorite new feature, since it saves me from having to look through labels I rarely use. If I ever need to reach any of my old labels, I just click the 'more' link.
You can show, hide, or delete a label by clicking the down-arrow to the left of that label.
If you want to make a lot of changes at once, go to the Labels tab under Settings where you can edit labels in bulk.
For those of you who created label names like _stuff or ++todo++ to force your most-used labels to the top of the list (come on, you know who you are, I did it too...), you don't have to come up with clever tricks like that anymore ;)
3) Drag and drop
You can now drag messages into labels, just like you can with folders. This does the exact same thing as "Move to" — it labels and archives in one step.
You can drag labels onto messages too. It's the same thing as using the 'Label' button. To label or move many messages at once, first select the messages and then drag and drop the label.
It's also possible to drag labels into the 'more' menu to hide them and vice versa. If you only want to move a couple labels around, I've found it quicker than going to Settings.
All of these changes also mean the end of Right-side Labels, an experimental Gmail Labs feature. This is the first Labs feature we're retiring. (The idea behind Labs was always that things could break or disappear at any time or they might work so well that they become regular features. More on that soon...) Now that labels aren't in their own little box and take up much less space, moving them around the screen didn't seem as important. We realize quite a few of you used and liked Right-side Labels, so if you feel strapped for left nav screen real estate without it, try turning on Right-side Chat in Labs instead.
We hope these new changes make labeling even easier and help you stay organized. We'll be rolling out these labeling features for everyone throughout the day, so if you don't see them right away please check later today.
When composing messages, you probably rely pretty heavily on auto-complete to add recipients. Auto-complete is convenient and fast, and usually does the trick. But sometimes seeing your list of contacts can help you remember all the people you want to include on your email. So, we've added a contact chooser to Gmail. Click the 'To:' link (or Cc:/Bcc:) when composing a message and you'll see something like this:
You can click on the contacts you want to add or search for others.
If you use contact groups, your groups will appear in a drop-down menu in the contact chooser, so you can select contacts from the groups you've already created. And if you happen to use Gmail in Chinese, Japanese or Korean, being able to pick from your list of contacts should be particularly useful since auto-complete doesn't offer the same search as you type experience that it does in other languages.
OK! Let me clarify right at the beginning, as the title quite clearly states, these tips are centered around blogs based on Google’s blogger.com and not ones based on the wordpress platform (although I’m planning one for it soon).
So what does it take to bring people to your blog and turn them into regular visitors? Of course content is king, but when it comes to blogger many background tips are equally important to increase views and your money!
Many of us just create blogs, with the sole intention of only creating money. That’s the greatest mistake that you can ever do! Don’t just think about earning and go about copy-pasting articles. No one wants to read articles that are copied or have no value, blog about something that you are passionate about, things that you know a thing or two about!
OK. Enough of the blabber. Lets come straight to the hacks or tips that can increase your traffic and revenue, although not overnight, but gradually! Let me tell you that some of these tips are a little advanced.
Tip 1: Remove Duplicate Meta Description Tags and page titles
You can easily add meta tags to you blog. However due to a silly and mostly overlooked mistake, these meta tags that are meant to increase your traffic, causes the downfall of your blog!
The error is that the meta tags that you insert are only meant for the homepage of your blog and not the post pages. But due to the code that we insert, all the post appears to have the same meta-tags. This causes Google to think that you have duplicate content all over your blog, and your blog gets marked down for spam.
How to rectify it?
Tip 2: Submit your blog or its feed to Blog Directory And RSS Submission Sites
Whats the use of submitting your blog/feed to blog directories or RSS submission sites? Well, these sites are on the internet for quite some time. So they are well recognized by Google. When you submit your blog url to such directories and google crawls them, your blog’s preference in search results increase. These in turn results in lots of organic traffic!
To get a good many number of sites to submit your blog to, visit Robin Good’s RSSTop55:Best Blog Directory And RSS Submission Sites from here.
Tip 3: Insert an ad below your post title
You can see in this very post, that there is an ad just below the title. According to many experienced campaigners, this is one of the spaces on the blog that is most likely to be clicked on. So go on and insert one ad below the title on your blog and you can earn almost double of what you are currently earning now.
Tip 4 : Contradict Others!
Well that doesn’t mean you go on saying that twitter is going to shut down in the next month! If you have a strong view about a particular topic (for eg. you think that test cricket has it, in itself to survive against T20. This is a big contradiction these days!) blog about it. People like to read posts and articles that counter others and contradict the pundits!
Let others know about your views by commenting on the article that you have contradicted against, along with the url of your article. You are bound to get many readers.
Tip 5 : Write a ‘Top 5′ article
What was the main aim of this post. To give blogger’s a list of hacks that they can implement to increase their traffic and revenue, in one place itself. If you would search the blog-sphere you would get all these tips but in various posts and blogs. Here you got all the 5 tips in 1 post, that’s what people like.
Top 5, Top 10, Top 100 lists are very attractive as well as tempting for a person. The reason being that you get many tips in one place itself. So go on and write a ‘Top n’ list on your blog.
Note: Apart from this Alok Chaudhari has given two wonderful posts on hacks that every blogger must implement. They are 5 Best Blogspot Blogger Hacks Everyone Should Use! and and Best Blogger Hacks Collection – Part 2
Hope you liked the post and do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions.
Some time ago I wrote a popular post about how to integrate into your web pages a Tweetmeme button that shows the number of retweets received by a single post or page of your blog or website. In the past days a new service, similar to Tweetmeme, has been launched. This service is ReTweet.com that shows popular links being retweeted across Twitter and provides a simple widget that shows the number of retweets received by your posts.
If you are a Blogger user find this code:
<div class='post hentry'>
...and if you want to add the big button add immediately after the last row this code:
url = '<data:post.url>';
If you prefer the smaller button use this code:
url = '<data:post.url>';
size = 'small';
If you use another blogging platform and want to add a ReTweet.com button on your website the only thing you have to change from the previous code is the value of the var url. Take a look at the official page here.
Related Posts- Add a retweet counter on your posts with Tweetmeme
Finally I've Figured out how to add facebook connect on my blog and how to make sure it publishes stories on the news feed of facebook..
That goes for facebook.
I am Currently Using Addthis and Share This Button for Media Sharing in lay man'z term you can now share my posts anywhere on the web you want ..
example : If You Like My Article/Post on "How To Be Rich" and You Want to share it With your Facebook Friends Just Click on the Small Facebook Icon Below the post and It will post it on your profile in just three clicks.
You Can Post It On Others As Well Myspace delicious digg reddit and many more.
And If Somehow that stupid button is not Working .. I've Added A Share This Button Too It must be green in color and has a kryptonite kind of feeling to it :P
Well that was the sharing part.
I've Added Badges From my Facebook Profile FriendFeed and thinking of adding a Twitter Badge too
Other than that their are widgets for my friendfeed posts and Status on these social sites and a Twitter Feed As Well
By The way Follow Me at @saami23
Ops I think there is some issue with facebook connect just checked the page will crash when you post comment BUT dont worry your comment has not gone in the waste it is still there just refresh the page and it will ask you if you want to publish it or not.
Other Interesting feature is the Google Talk Widget if you have a google account you dont need to open your google talk app to sign in and talk to me you can just log in from the blog it's cool save's time and I dont know.
Then there is the Followers widget if your a regular blogger you would be knowing what this means anyways if you have a google account again you can follow me to keep tab on my blog simple. You will not have to visit everyday to see if i have made a new post or there is something interesting by following me you will be simply notified in your following page if there is anything new or not.
PS follow me. :P
And BlogArchive and Slideshow were already there ..
Yeah I added a clock too . It Shows the Time in New York atm which is quite useful for me I believe.
I am thinking of changing the template or skin of the blog to a more Me Kind Of
Finding Nice Skins Will take time and then have to also make sure that it works with everything already there.
Last on the list is getting it signed to a domain name.
Open To Any Suggestions and please free to comment I reply to em :P
I am going to write a sad experience of mine with this great social networking website.
I am very addictive user of facebook I post messages to my friends regularly,write on their walls and poke em often.
If thats not enough I share all my experiences from the net on facebook by the share tool they have introduced.
I regularly update my photos and notes.
Now what happened one night was that i was uploading pictures for a new album.The Upload was successfull, only thing which was to be done was to publish it.
I click the publish link and bammm I am logged out of facebook. This doesnt stops me I try to login again but I fail it says incorrect password or email id.
Hmm now what do I do i ask for a reset password request with that done I wait for the mail to come which usually comes in a minute or two.
Waited for 15 minutes still no mail.
Thinking something might have gone wrong I reset my password again but to no help.
Now am afraid If I got disabled or deactivated or worse deleted from facebook.
Which is a nightmare scenario cause you wouldnt want all the stuff on your account to vanish right away.
So I ask My roommate to check for my profile and see if i am still there.
Shocking news I am not there. I cant be searched or found on facebook...
I got angry and sad at the same moment.
After 5 minutes of that bloody rage i figured out i cannot stay without it. And Thought what if my account has been just deactivated and would be reactivated if i sign up again
So like a newbie I goto facebook and sign up for a new account with the same email address as that of the old account.
Now what happened was disturbing I thought my old profile would come back but no it made a whole new account (wtf)
Something really went wrong here.
Well with everything done from my part i decided to get help from facebook
while i was searching for the right email addresses to mail to them.
One Of my friends on the new facebook profile posted me a message why need of a new account your already on my friend list and i say wtf impossible how can that be.
I search myself from the new account and there i am still there with all the stuff as I left. I send a friendship request to my self and get a email notification to it too.
Which meant that my account was active but it was using the same email address.
So Now I log out of my new facebook profile thinking it would magically disappear and when i login back my old account would be presented to me.
But that didnt happen
Googled for other users with same problems and came across getsatisfaction.com and i wasnt the only one with this problems there were countless others too.
I made a list of email addresses of facebook support which was as follows:
mailed to all of them explaining them my detailed situation and giving them links to both the profiles and agreeing to disable my new account as it is against facebook policies to hold two account.
since all this happened on friday night.
I simply got an automated response from the facebook side.
I didnt knew what was going to happen.
I mailed them again and again precisely three four times with my original id and linked id.
Saturday went no response
Sunday went no response
Depressed with what was happening I closed my new account thinking if it would help in gaining my old account back.
But no use it was still the same.
I read a lot of stuff on getsatisfaction.com and came to know that facebook doesnt actually deletes your stuff it keeps it just that it cannot be accesed this is because of some laws and their terms of service.
If this was the case I had some hope that my account wasnt deleted.
On Monday I get a mail from Homer saying that my account is now active and working and apologising for the inconvinience.
I was soo glad to get that mail.
After getting my account back the first thing I did was made back of everything on my facebook
Photos easy way is to use facepad in firefox as an addon it downloads all the albums by one click
Then came the question of backing up my 2000+ friends how do I do that I cannot export my facebook friends to a csv file.
So there is a facebook app FriendsCSV it backs up the names of your friends and mails it to you.
After going through this I realized that our social networking identities are not completely our own and its better if we have a back up plan for exiting it.
Anyway This was just my experience I got my account back where as some people couldnt sad for em.
All this was a big drama for me but who cares am facebooking again :D