Showing posts with label What is. Show all posts
Showing posts with label What is. Show all posts

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Difference between unfriend and block on Facebook

There is a strong difference between unfriend and block on Facebook. The purpose of both can be debatable especially if you look at the difference and then decide. The rule of thumb on Facebook is that you block someone who begins to get very annoying and maybe you even feel you have a Facebook stalker. when you unfriend someone what happens is a little less harsh but still sends out a string message nevertheless.

When you block someone on Facebook this is what happens
1. They cannot find you at all on Facebook
2. Both of you do not appears in each other's search results
3. It is like you do not exist on Facebook at all.
4. They cannot contact you anymore as there is no way to find you
5. You might still appear on third-party apps like Facebook games. If both of you are playing the same games.

Difference between unfriend and block on FacebookWhen you unfriend someone on Facebook this is what happens
1. That person does not appear on your Facebook friends list
2. You can can each other on Facebook search
3. You can still message each other
4. You can read the other person's wall
5. You can still re-add each other as friends

These are some of the key differentiators  when it comes to blocking or unfriending someone on Facebook. So read the above points to help you decide which one is right. Please leave a comment with what you think about this topic. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Twitter: What does MT mean

If you are a Twitter user then you must have seen people using 'MT' before their tweets and it is not a rule you can use MT anywhere in your tweet. If you wondering what 'MT' means it simply stands for 'Modified Tweet'. Meaning the user is Retweeting a tweet and has added his or her own modification to the Tweet.

Why would someone modify a tweet

The main reason is because of cross-posting. When someone sees a good tweet and would like to share it with their own followers, it usually could do with some modifications depending on the people it is being tweeted to.

It is also a good thing because if you are using MT then you would also be acknowledging the original poster  with a link to the original post. Of course there are no hard and fast rules, but acknowledging it is a modified tweet is the first step to give credit where it is due.

Sometimes the original poster might share a link with a title that deserves better. This is one of the major times people use MT.

Maybe you are a content curator and would like to modify tweets and add your own dimension and flavor to it. 

Please drop a comment with what you think about it

An original post by


Saturday, July 30, 2011

What are 'Twitter Timely Tweets' and how do they work

Twitter has introduced anew feature called 'Timely Tweets', which is basically Tweets that users will be able to see on top of their or near the top of their timeline. These tweets will scroll through users's timelines and will appear only once. Twitter has promoted this service saying it is a way for users to be able to get their news first-hand and on time, as it breaks. These tweets will be from organizations users follow or might not follow. 

This is seen as a way for Twitter to make some money and in the process of doing so will infuse into users's timelines tweets from select organizations. Twitter has already announced their initial partners in this project. 

 Best Western, Dell, Gatorade, Groupon, HBO, JetBlue, LivingSocial, Microsoft Xbox, Red Bull, Sephora, Starbucks, Summit Entertainment’s “50/50”, TNT and Virgin America among others — with more to come soon. During this phase, you may also see Promoted Tweets in your timeline from non-profit organizations you follow, including charity: water, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Room to Read, The American Red Cross and

Users will see the new promoted tweet and will be able to follow the account right from their timeline. This feature has an interesting part to it, for one you do not need to search for official accounts to follow as Twitter will ensure it's in your timeline. Also a lot of the Trending Topics when clicked on will also point to official accounts related to the trend. it can be helpful and sometimes might actually annoy users. It has been billed as 'Easy to see' which does have a lot of truth to it as you are able to find official and related accounts much more easily than having to search for it. This might be a win win situation both for Twitter and all it's users. Users find info much more easily with information and news breaking real-time in their accounts and Twitter makes some money. With a feature like this organizations can break news on Twitter without the help of traditional media likes newspapers as they can point to their own sites and videos. 

What do you think please reply with comments and suggestions. 

Source: Twitter Blog

An original post by


Tuesday, July 26, 2011 What it is and how does it work

If you like to share photos online through popular social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter will use an algorithm and tell you how popular your photos are on a scale from 1-100. You can login using your twitter or Facebook or Twitter to get started and once in you can analyze all your photos. Once in you can also login using your Flickr, Instagram or picplz account. The ranking on the site gives precedence to the last 21 days. analyzes all your photos and takes into account all the likes and comments your photos have generated. You can also browse the site for people who you know or generally search for people with a high score. A high score means that the person obviously takes some good shots or at least shares photos that generate a lot of interest. 

So are you a social photographer and are you well-liked as well. Do you photos generate a lot of interest if so you can see how you stack-up against your buddies and other photographers. Also if you are into photography this is an excellent site to find users with high scores and browse through their photographs. There are some excellent photos to check and worth your time. When you see a users photos and would like to connect with the person. There are links to the users account from which the photos have been taken. So if it from Flickr you will see a link to their Flickr account. This way you can to connect with other users who have the same interests as you. 

There are three parameters on the site that is used to judge photo popularity

1. Reach: Measures how many different people interact with your photos

2. Activity: Measure how often you share photos on the internet

3. Quality: Measure how many votes and comments each of your photos receive.

The leadership top 50 can be found on the world leaderboard. 

If you are not happy with the service you can always unlink the account you joined the service with.

An original post by


Monday, July 25, 2011

Apply with LinkedIn: What it is and how does it work

Apply with LinkedIn is a button companies can use on their personal sites which show current vacancies. The button can be added beside a open job and applicants can apply for that job using their LinkedIn profiles. LinkedIn profiles are standard and easy to browse through. Companies will not have a problem as everyone is used to LinkedIn profiles and familiar with how they work. The button 'Apple with LinkedIn' is like the Twitter Tweet button on the Facebook like button. It can be embedded anywhere across the web and the company hopes to make this the standard button to help companies connect with job applicants directly. Currently many of the large companies have a long registration process before you can apply for job they advertise on their sites. This is apart from the many job portals across the internet and various countries. This one button has the power to change everything as the chances of this becoming the standard apply for a job button might become the standard. 

1. How does it work
Companies can add this button beside jobs currently being advertised. Applicants can apply directly from here using their LinkedIn profile. Once a job applicant click on the 'Apply With LinkedIn' button. They can then ask for a referral from their contacts at the company. You can also keep a track of the jobs you apple for using the 'Saved Jobs' tab in LinkedIn. Before clicking send you can make further modifications like choosing which phone number you want to apply with. 

2. For Companies customizations include:

The ability to customize branding to make “Apply with LinkedIn” feel like part of your company’s talent pipeline.
The ability to manage submissions better by routing applications to everything from an email address to a URL for a full fledged web application.
Integration with some of the most popular Applicant Tracking Systems on the market

Receive an email with a brief summary of each applicant. Automatically enter candidate information into company tracking systems. 

To get the code and start now please click here. LinkedIn is calling this new feature 'Then power of LinkedIn everywhere'.

An original post by


How to mute a post or thread in Google+

So what exactly is 'Mute a post' on Google+ and how does it work.

As part of the privacy settings in Google plus there is an option called mute this post. After joining Google+ people can add you to circles and start sharing with you. You can choose tho have them share or not. If you are added to a circle and that person shares with the circle there is a post that comes to your stream as well. If you have been added to many people's circles then there will be many post in your stream daily. Now some of these post you may choose not to see and not to follow.You can opt to use the 'Mute this post' option. Once you click on mute this post the entire post will remain hidden. This option is found on the top right-hand corner of each post. You can always undo mute the same post whenever you want by clicking on the 'unmute post'.

Muting a post will hide the entire post or thread and you can undo mute by finding that post again in your stream or by going to the user who shared the post and finding and undo mute it again. The second option is for those who have a large number of people who have added them to their circles. 

How to mute a post or thread in your Google+ stream
There is also another way to mute a post and that is by clicking the small drop-down arrow found on the top right hand corner of each post.

An original post by


Friday, July 22, 2011

Tango: What it is and how it is different from Skype

With 18 million registered users Tango is growing twice as fast as Skype did during it's first year. Today it is the 6th most popular free social networking App for the iPhone. Tango is a free mobile based video chatting service which is also going to launch it's desktop application sometime this summer. Tango is a cross platform mobile calling device getting ready to launch it's non-mobile platform for windows. Users will be able to access and use Tango across mobile (Android and iOS devices) and non-mobile on your PC. Unlike Apple's FaceTime  Tango works over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, while FaceTime is Wi-Fi only. it works over all Android based devices including mobile and tablets and all Apple devices including iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. The company announced that a mac application isn't too far away. The reason for going windows first was because of the considerably larger user base.

So how does Tango work and how is it different from Skype
1. Tango does video chat - unlike Skype you cannot call landlines and dial numbers. You also cannot accept calls from non-users. Tango is video chat only.
2. Tango is video chat really simple - there is no setup required and n on username and password is required to use the service. All you need to do is to simple add your phone number. Tango then automatically finds others from your address book who are already using the service. A similar feature is going to be offered with the PC version too.
3. Tango keeps a centralized directory of it's users. Unlike Skype which a peer to peer based model of communication. Data moving through end users' devices. 

Please click here to visit the Tango homepage. 

So what are your thoughts on this, please use the comments section below to continue the conversation.

How to make a Tango free mobile video call

An original post by


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What is InMail on LinkedIn

Wondering how to get across to someone who is not a part of your network, maybe contacting a potential employer or getting in touch with a potential new employee to be hired for your company. InMail is for you. The purpose of InMail is to allow you to send an email to any LinkedIn member. This comes in handy especially if there is someone you need to contact urgently and that member is not a part of your network. Sometimes people who you would like to contact are so far away removed from your immediate and extended network that the only way to contact them is to send them an email directly. Recruiters use this as a very powerful tool to get in touch with people they are looking to hire.

To start sending emails you will need to have a LinkedIn premium account, so Inmail is not free and comes at a price. This is also one of the ways LinkedIn makes money.

What is inmail on LinkedIn
A little bit more on InMail and how it works
Delivery is guaranteed
No introduction or contact info required
It's credible and your message goes with your profile attached
Each InMail you send comes with a guarantee that if you do not get a response in 7 days to get to send another mail absolutely free. You will also be issued an InMail credit
InMail can be sent directly from a members profile page or directly from search results
Has a much higher response than cold calls and email.

So if you want to make a big impression LinkedIn recommends InMail as this ads credibility since a mail sent through LinkedIn's internal mail service is guaranteed to get a response. To know the prices and rates you can always check once you login to Linkedin the next time.

Google+ Sparks what it is and how does it work

Google+ sparks is an interesting concept found on the Google+ homepage. Sparks as a concept has been introduced for users to use this new and innovative way to fins stuff on the web. When you first click on Sparks, you are show a set of featured interest to choose from and start discovering. If the featured interests is not what you are looking for there is a search bar to type in what you want and discover what the web has to offer in relation to your interest.

once you find something interesting you can then then share it with your circles and start a SPARK. Once you share with your circles it will ignite a spark and start a conversation and who knows where things will go from there. So you need to first start searching and over time your sparks will get brighter and more information will keep coming your way. In terms of news articles, videos and blogs. This is the whole idea of Sparks to help you discover, share, learn and go from there.

After you search in Sparks you can also "Add Interest' once you add an interest it is stored just below your sparks link and you can keep going back to find out what is new. These interests you add are private and not shared. You can also remove this interest at any time by clicking on the (x) mark beside each interest you add.

When you search for sparks you are show results that have a preview to read then entire article you will need to click on the title of the Spark.

If you are not happy with your Spark results and would like to see some improvement you can send your feedback to Google. Which is important both for Google and the users as both might have valuable feedback for each other. So go ahead search and start a spark. 

To send your feedback on Sparks, you would need to

Click the gear icon.
Click Report an issue.
Highlight the results that you'd like to report.
Black out any personal information.
In the text box, let us know what you searched for and any other results you've seen in the past on the same search query.
Click Preview to double-check your report.
Click Send feedback to Google.

An original post by