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

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How to use Path Messenger and send Stickers

We have already written about Path (The Social Network on SmartPhones) and how it works. Path have now updated both their iPhone App and the Android app and is now known as Path 3. Path 3 has a huge update - private messaging and stickers. Just like in other social networks like Facebook and Google+ - Path now has instant messaging. You can chat with a friend or a group of friends and along with your chat you can also send stickers, voice message, photos, videos, songs, books and your location.

Path MessengerThis way you can carry on meaningful or fun conversations with a single user or a group of your friends. Stickers have become very popular on the interwebs and sending them is a fun. With Path messaging you can go to the another new function - The Shop. here you can unlock some stickers for free and the others for a fee. Click on any sticker and send them instantly to your friends.

1. How to access the Path Messenger on my Phone
Like on Facebook Messenger - simply swipe to the right or on the top-right button to bring up the Path Private Messenger.

Visit Path on the web here.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What is Pheed and how does it work

Pheed has in a short while become one of the most popular Apps at the iTunes store. It is totally free to download and use and quickly risen to becoming one of the most popular apps being downloaded. Many uses on Twitter and other social networking sites are already claiming that it's the next big thing. Paris Hilton has also joined Pheed and has already Tweeted congratulating them for becoming the No 1. App in the world. So what's all the fuss about - there are many features that make Pheed a wonderful and powerful App and let us try to break it down for you here.

Pheed - how does it workWhat is Pheed?
Pheed is a social networking App now available at the app store and coming soon to the Google Play store for all you Android users. Once you setup your Pheed people can follow you and you can follow people. Something all Social Networking site users are familiar with

What can I do once I setup and create me Pheed
It gives you a chance to express yourself. As a user you can create and share texts, photos, videos, audio tracks, voice notes and live broadcasts. If you are an artist and would like to share your music or videos with users. You can setup your account to charge a premium for users to download and listen to your creations. This gives musicians a chance to release their music first to the world on Pheed.
How do I promote my posts on Pheed
If you are familiar with Twitter and Google+ - you know what a hashtag is. So you can setup hashtags that match your content. Like #MyNewPheed #MyPhotoPheed etc. You can also tag other people using the @Mentions - kind of like Facebook. In fact Pheed is a little like all the other sites out there. So you get to see features from sites like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and SoundCloud. You get the whole experience.

Can I join on the web?
Yes - go to and click the Sign up button. As simple as that.

What about privacy
All your content remains yours. Pheed does not claim any right to your cntent. You choose to share whatever you want and delete it whenever you want.

How long can my text updates be?
Kind of like Twitter but you have 420 characters to use.

This is one app that is great for networking and uses will simply not be able to ignore it for too long. The options you have to share are huge and the types af options are great. You can also add a copyright to your Pheeds by clicking a simple button before posting your status updates.

Join Pheed now and see for yourself.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pinterest: How does it work

This is the hot new social network on the web, which everyone is talking about these days. It has been in the news for a lot of good reasons and the main one being its phenomenal growth. This social network builds on the fact that people like to collect stuff online converting everyone with internet access into online curators. Breaking down this a little further is Pinterest - which allows you to create a virtual pinboard based on just about any conceivable topic one can imagine. Please go through our small Guide we have put together below. 

1. What is Pinterest?
A place for you to create a board based on images collected from the internet and then pin it up. ONce you create a Pinboard, you can then share it with the public and people who find your content interesting can then follow you. People use Pinterest to collect and share all sort of things. From DJ Equipment to interesting recipes to wedding ring collections, you name it you can now find it on Pinterest.

2. What is a person who uses Pinterest know as?
A pinner 

3. What is the purpose of Pinterest
Now there can be varying purposes and you can use the site as best suits you. Having said this, there is however something that comes across very clearly. The purpose seems to be that people like to create and share things that mean a lot to them. So from creating and sharing meaningful pins, you can also complete your research on something that matters to you on Pinterest. You can find Pins that would match you interest exactly and done by people who really have knowledge on a certain subject. So it will help you by finding people with similar interests and you can follow them and this of course puts people who have similar interests together and knowledge sharing is something we cannot live without.

4. How do i get started?
You will need to land on their official page and request an invite. Be prepared to wait as it might take sometime before the invite arrives.

5. How do i create a Pin?
Pinterest has an official Pin it button with is a simple browser extension. When you come across something you like on the web just click the pin it button and select the corresponding picture. 

Check the video below if you want to know how to create a 'Pin it' and pin stuff to your board.

6. What can I do if I like someone's virtual pin-board
You can Repin, like or comment. You can either follow all of someone's boards or just individual boards. 

7. Can I share my pins on other social networks?
Yes you can tweet your pins or share your pins on Facebook. With the new Timeline on Facebook your pins will lend a lot of glamour to it.

8. Can I create a Pin with my own material
Yes, absolutely. You can create a board based on all the material you have created online.

9. How to navigate Pinterest?
before you get started with creating your board click on the Everything Feed and start looking at what other people are doing. This will give you an idea on how to make your new pin-boards interesting. This is something you might want to do before creating Pins.

10. How to get started?
This question has come last because if you are new then the background above really helps you to understand the service before jumping in. So once you get your invite the first thing is to set up your profile page. You can then start with your Pins. You are given five boards by default. You can use the same topics given on the boards or click on edit to change it to what you like. 

11. Can I Pin a video?
Most pics are pics but you can easily pin videos. Go the the videos section on Pinterest to find an awesome collection of Video Pins and Video Boards. 

12. What is a Pinterest Board?
A pinterest board is a set or collection of pins.
So go ahead now and start pinning your interests and share it with other people. Please leave a comment with what you think about this fantastic new service.
Pinterest for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chumkee - The New Video Social Sharing App for your iPhone and iPad

Image: Chumkee

Chumkee - The video social networking app for your iOS device is fun and definitely something new to experiment with. The way this app works is that after you join you can start sharing your life though photos and videos. Forget text for the moment, you should try sharing your day with your pals through videos and images. This is definitely another way to tell a story. Once you and your pals get the app you can begin to share vie mediums like images and videos. Since this is a social sharing app you can also add random people to follow and add as friends. You can also find interesting conversations and people with similar interests by using the hastag.

Using this app you can share your digital life in one of the most creative ways possible. The app already has over 30,000 users and its user base is growing fast. The app also has a category called 'Hot', this is the place to go to find out what is trending among the people using the app. You can also share your Facebook and Twitter stuff on Chumkee. So give it a while and try it, highlight your day in this fun way - see the fun of discovering people via videos. This is the fun part of the App. Available on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The app requires iOS 4.3 or later to run, and if you wondering how much it costs, well it's free.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Survey says Facebook driving Divorce Rates Up

According to it's not just spouses that find infidelity evidence on Facebook and other social networking sites. Children and finding out about their parents and friends are spotting their friends who are cheating. A survey done of the top lawyers in the US have found that more and more partners are walking into their office saying "Facebook". 

With sites like Facebook you can now search beyond your neighbors and co-workers to find that missing something in your marriage. A lot of people have gotten in touch with their high school sweethearts and has led to all the problems. 

The report goes on to say that a mother of two has shown her lawyer love notes left on Skype by her husband for his old girlfriend he reconnected with on Facebook. This incident led to the divorce between husband and wife. The girlfriend also lost her marriage.

It's not always the betrayed spouse who stumbles upon the evidence. Children, neighbors and friends are now able to bust parents. 

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

May 31 is Quit Facebook Day

pcmag reported that "Quit Facebook Day" only effected 2% of US users. It seems people are not ready to give up on the social network over the recent privacy issues. Users have obviously spent a lot of time, energy and creativity in creating their own social network on Facebook and are not really ready to give it up.

Facebook has also announced it's new privacy policy that aims to make thing simpler for users to understand and adjust. There are many privacy rights groups who are very vocal against Facebook's privacy policies but that does not necessarily effect the masses. People are just not ready to quit, Facebook on the other hand has already put their new policy in place and if you login to Facebook and click on privacy policy you see a whole new page with simplified layouts in place.

Creating an account and maintaining it on Facebook is also no joke. You need to interact with your people, share photos, videos and then the games. People love their games and applications and it keeps them busy. End of the day people share only what they want to share and this whole thing of  "Quit Facebook Day" did not really  get the success it wanted.

So did you quit?

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Posting from Twitter to Google Buzz

Google Buzz has a Twitter App for you to connect and share all your Tweets with your Buzz connections, or just for a way to send your Tweets to Buzz. The Buzz Twitter App works like this. All you Tweets will be posted in Buzz and not the other way around. The Twitter App available on Buzz allows you to post and share your Tweets with everyone in Buzz. Your Buzz however is not posted to Twitter. So if you looking for a way to share your Buzz on Twitter, the option is not available.

You can only post from Twitter to Google Buzz

How to connect Twitter to Buzz.

1. Login to Gmail
2. Click the 'Buzz' tab
3. Click on 'Connected Sites'
4. Beside the Twitter icon click the 'Add' button
5. Enter tour Twitter username and click 'Connect'

Its that simple and a great way for you to share your Tweets with all your Buzz contacts.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Google Buzz Releases Teen Safety Video

Here are the highlights from the Google Buzz video on safety instructions to be followed. With it;s initial launch navigating the whole privacy thing of Google Buzz was a little difficult. Well Buzz seems to be leaving no stone unturned with their push to educate people on the best practices to be followed while using Buzz.

For Teens to follow.

1. Keep your private information private. While posting to the web publicly you need to be aware your info is visible to all your followers, Shows up on your Public Google Profile and may even appear in Google Search Results.

2. Know who's following you. Buzz sends a notifications when someone starts following you. If you do not know that person and would rather not have them following you. You can block them. Since a mail will not be sent to them that they have been blocked they will not really know.  

3. Control your Google Profile. You don't need to share anything more than your first and last name on your profile. If you have a photo associated with your Gmail account you can choose to use this. You can also choose if you would like your list of followers to show up publicly on your profile.

4. Manage posts and comments. You can add or delete your posts as well as do the same with comments made on your posts. Or delete comments you may have left on other people's posts. 

5. Know how to turn if off. If you no longer wish you use Buzz you can turn it off anytime you choose from your Gmail settings. You can also choose to hide Buzz in Gmail but still get Buzz on your phone

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Video: Google Buzz How To

Start conversations about the things you find interesting. Share updates, photos, videos, and more.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Google to bring social networking to Gmail, will challenge Facebook and Twitter

Google will hold a press conference in their Mountain View Calif, headquarters today to show of the new features they have incorporated into Gmail. That's right folks Google would like to add social sharing utilities to Gmail. As on Facebook who encourages members to share pics. videos and social updates via their site. Gmail will now allow you to do the same.

Once a user adds their profile information on Gmail, they can there share their pictures and videos right from Gmail and they will also be allowed to add status updates. The Idea is that you can share information with your contacts right from your mail account. Since all you friends are already on your contact list.

You can share your videos fro YouTube and pics from Picasa.

Just a week after Facebook announced their new design Google has announced the adding of social utilities to Gmail. Gmail will now bring the competition to Facebook and Twitter.

So are you ready to join the email social networking revolution?
Let us know in the comments below.

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