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Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to download your Facebook data

One of the remarkably strong fundamentals that Facebook was built upon is how much people (well, most of them, if not all) like sharing their personal life with the people around them. This led to the age of a hugely interconnected world with "one graph to rule'em all" - the Social Graph, a term coined by Mark Zuckerberg which means "the global mapping of everybody and how they're related". 

On Facebook, people share their state of mind, likes and dislikes, photos of cherished moments of their lives, who they befriend etc. 

Apparently, Facebook has a great treasure-trove in the form of private data of it's users which makes it better positioned for targeted advertising as opposed to the rival Google. At this juncture, what Facebook strives to achieve is greater user satisfaction at every aspect. As users evolve, they demand better controls. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Issuu: An Online PDF Viewer You'd Fall In Love With!

eBook readers have witnessed a steep rise lately. The likes of Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook etc. have emerged in a big way.

However I personally feel, when it comes to getting your daily dose of news bits, ePapers have a long way to go before they could completely replace the old-school newspapers. After all, what could be better than having a crisp newspaper in one hand and a nice cup of hot coffee in the other.

Somehow, I've always liked spending some moments of my Sundays with Lounge, "a weekend magazine of business newspaper Mint, that looks at life beyond work; its sections include travel, books, culture, style, play, insider, parenting etc." In a nutshell, a perfect getaway after a busy work week. Now that I am staying at a place where Lounge is not available (demand-supply equation in action), I decided to settle on their ePaper to see what they had to offer on their website.

And guess what- I was enthralled to see the way their ePaper was presented. It's published on a one-of-its-kind publishing platform called Issuu, which is basically a web-based document viewing service by the Danish company.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

How to chat on Facebook invisibly

In the age of social networks, making friends is pretty fast and easy. Although the idea of ever-increasing number of friends on social networks has been questioned. According to Robin Dunbar, a British Anthropologist, the human brain can't keep a track of huge friend lists (a commonality in today's era of social networking). As a matter of fact, our brain can manage to befriend mere 150 persons, no matter how sociable one happens to be. Due to such a nature of human brain, you must have felt a need for having some control over "whom you are comfortable being a friend with".

"Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite."

If  you can identify yourself with this, you are, probably, looking for an "invisible chat option on Facebook."'

Today we bring you a guide on " How to chat on Facebook invisibly".

Saturday, June 26, 2010

And Now Java : The Movie!

Java is in news for a very unlikely reason as reported by Mashable.

The reason is a movie (at least, that's what they are calling it) is being promoted with a nicely-shot, funny trailer titled 'Java 4-ever'.

The video is a nerd comedy on software developing platforms like Java and .NET.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Facebook comments get a 'Like' button

Facebook, the second most-trafficked site on the Internet, seems to be all set to 'Like' the whole web. In the middle of an ever-increasing hue and cry about the privacy issues, Facebook keeps evolving itself with new features and changes time and again.

Facebook has recently released a new feature, another 'Like' button for comments. Up until yesterday, you could only like posts, links, photos, videos etc. and comment on those. However, now you can 'Like' comments made on other's posts.

This features is reportedly being introduced to increase the user interaction, which is the very essence of modern social networking sites.