Posts from the ‘Social Media’ Category

World at its best – But save now !!

There is lot of talks happening at Copenhagen, are we listening to them ? or is anything happening there, few may ask. I would say, more than Copenhagen it should happen at every place, starting from your home. We first need to come out of our ego, that its not only our world there are few others sharing it with us.

Some simple things can change lot of things, we cant see the change unless we change ourselves. This idea of walking came into me few days back and now I am following it very strictly. I agree, this walking dint start on this purpose but now as I am aware of so many things on global warming and its effects, I have started to see the change in me in order to see the change in others. You too can feel the difference when you start walking for the nearby stores or for a radius of 2 kms to 3kms which will save a lot of fuel and carbon emission not only that you can stay fit 🙂

Thanks to energy efficient appliances, try using them they make wonders in energy consumption, I have already planned to change my old time tube lights which would roughly consume 40 to 50 watts of electricity to some LED kind of lights which has the same power but which would use 6 watts to 16 watts. There are more better ideas like using CFL ( Compact Fluorescent Lamp) but it would cost little bit extra but worth it !

I am lucky in one way to have my mom at home, she keeps telling me to switch off the fan or lights when not used 😛 , if you don’t have anyone at home to remind you about this, now start to put this in your “things to do” list immediately. It saves more electricity than you imagine, you know it can light up a whole village.  I think,  Chennites shouldn’t worry about lights at morning, we always have sun shining on us 🙂 I always recommend to shake hands with nature and get along with it.

Investing in alternative energy is always better and safe way to live. Think of solar powered heaters, solar powered lights and much more. There are plenty of solar powered appliances, start investing on it than on some hi tech music system or running 3 to 4 air conditioners together.

We have started this war against nature, now we are facing serious threats. Now we should act cleverly. Its easier to destroy this planet but think what will happen to our younger generation or the generations yet to come ? What wrong have they done to us or to this very planet ? Not only to human race, there are so many animals gone extinct because of this.  A lot of things can happen, summers getting longer, Crops getting damaged due to sudden change in weather, Earths atmosphere is getting more un-predictable by more rains at some places and lots more like melting of ice and rivers overflowing etc..

we need  to think seriously, we need to get united and face this than saying,” hey! this is not for us”, some big people are talking something at Copenhagen and they would come up with some solutions. If we don’t co-operate with those leaders then how can they bring some solutions? Just think about it… a food for thought 😉

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Facebook weds SMS

Good News for Facebook fans in India. Recently Facebook has inked a deal with an Indian SMS service company called GupShup, the advantage from this deal is, Facebook users can register their mobile phone and update thier status through SMS from anywhere in India. Earlier, this can be done only if your using TATA Indicom or either through GPRS or using internet from your smart phones.

In India, most of the people dont use smartphones, but the SMS is used like crazy. Almost 90% of the users know how to send sms from their phone. Facebook has also made is very simple, people cant forget the number to which they need to send the update. (9232232665) you can read it in another way (92FACEBOOK) simple isnt it ?

How to activate the service?

You need to log on your Facebook account, go to settings and then to mobile. You can register your mobile number by choosing “Other Carrier”. You would be receiving a SMS with an activation code, you need to enter this code and done. Now you will receive an another sms with some tips on how to use this service.

When you need to update your Status, just type your status like how to send a SMS then use this number (9232232665) you can see your update updated in your profie. You can edit the prefrence in the settings tab.

How to Deactivate the service?

Just send a msg “Stop” to the same number, simple !

Some words from the director of Mobile from Facebook “Henri Moissinacm, “We realize how important it is to work with great companies in the mobile space in countries like India, and by enabling Facebook on SMS, users can now use it even when they’re not near a computer.”

I am sure, VAS is the next big thing in the Indian Mobile market. Watch out for more interesting news ! Do pass on your feedback on this service.

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‘Excel’lent way to tweet

I got a good news for all those souls who aren’t allowed to tweet at thier will while working in a Multi national Companies. Some companies doesnt allow thier employees to access some social media websites like Facebook, Twittter. So what do these desperate souls who love Twitter will do? Find a way to tweet without going to the site. So a guy called ElliotKember used his brilliance in bringing up a tool, by which you can start tweeting without logging into the site.

Disclaimer:

Well, if you guys get caught while tweeting, I am not responsible. You will be doing this at your own risk.

Here is the tool:

The tool developed by ElliottKember, where you can tweet without logging into Twitter and the big plus point is, this tool resembles like an Excel. So even when your tweeting, it will look as if you are working on some excel sheet. 🙂 Look at the screenshot below to see how this works. Now you def want to try?

screenshot2This tool can be run using Adobe Air installer. Now if you are ready to download you can go ahead and click this link. Make sure, you don’t violate any of your company policies.

You can pass on the information to your friends, who might be looking out for such an application. Have fun ! you can follow me @thefrozenhands and happy tweeting.

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Facebook next big thing!

It was a great news for Facebook this friday. Barely few months ago they were claiming they had 200 million users worldwide, now they have crossed another milestone. The current user base worldwide is around 250 million users. This clearly says that, Social media is growing like crazy.

According to Mark Zuckerberg in this official blog post commented  “So today as we celebrate our 250 millionth user, we are also continuing to develop Facebook to serve as many people in the world in the most effective way possible. This means reaching out to everyone across the world and making products that serve all of you, wherever you are—whether through Facebook Connect, new mobile products and the other things that we are building. We’re grateful to have all of you with us, and we look forward to helping connect the next quarter billion people on Facebook.”

Nowadays people are using the social media for everything, be its a company or an individual or a brand. I hope you are aware of the power of Twitter, I dont need to say about the United airlines incident and the song ” United breaks guitar” . So if there is any delay in air service or anything that matters, people don’t hesitate to tell it to the world through social media. Thanks to smart phones.

Companies need to listen to social media, they need to hear what the customers or the prospective customers are talking about your brand. If there is any negative comments are being said about your company or brand, you need to act immediately. I will write an another post, about the social media in detail.

Do you have an account in Facebook?

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CEO and Social Media

Today I came across a document, which made me to think, what does CEO’s do in their free time. Yeah this might be a silly question to ask, but when you read the entire post you will be like .. yeahhhh !! anyways back to the topic, the recent survey by uberCEO revealed that most of the CEO’s don’t indulge in any of the social networking sites. some facts on based on the survey:

  • Only two CEOs have Twitter accounts.
  • 13 CEOs have LinkedIn profiles, and of those only three have more than 10 connections.
  • 81% of CEOs don’t have a personal Facebook page.
  • Three quarters of the CEOs have some kind of Wikipedia entry, but nearly a third of those have limited or outdated information.
  • Not one Fortune 100 CEO has a blog.

So now you guys put on the thinking hat and tell me, what these guys do. May be they don’t have any free time ? Some more top line results

Twitter was the least used service by Fortune 100 CEOs, despite being one of the fastest growing social media networks. Wikipedia had the highest level of engagement among the Fortune 100 CEOs, yet 28% of those entries had incorrect titles, missing information or lacked sources.

LinkedIn, a site mainly used for professional networking, only attracted 13 Fortune 100 CEOs, five of which had just one connection. Three CEOs stood out from the pack on LinkedIn, each having more than 80 connections. However, they are all from technology companies – Michael Dell (Dell), Gregory Spierkel (Ingram Micro) and John Chambers (Cisco).

While there were slightly more Fortune 100 CEO users on Facebook than on LinkedIn, most of them had limited information on their page and few friends. More surprising is that no Fortune 100 CEO has a public blog that could be easily found.

Dont you think, CEO should’nt be disconnected from these social media’s, where there are lots of marketing happens? This is one of the ways to get in touch with customers and prospective customers, there are more opportunities to build the brand. Again, there is a problem here, if all the CEO’s of top 100 companies starts to tweet and update their status in facebook, write blogs all the day, then when do they give importance to other aspect of their business ? isnt it ? Anyways, your welcome to post your views..