Posts tagged ‘Facebook’

Should I update on “Facebook” ?

I shouldn’t be saying all this, but sometimes I feel like writing it down somewhere and my first writing always happens here, should this be of any good I really don’t know since, we (myself and my close friend) had a very good reasoning and questioning on “Should we put our photos on “Facebook/Orkut” or should the status be updated in facebook,twitter ? Am I doing any justice on writing this on wordpress? Some questions are tough to answer, aren’t they ?

My question to my friend was this ” We tend to update our status in FB and Twitter regularly, are there any motive behind this ? Okay, we might update it for friends sake, then why not mail them or call them? Are we trying to be in lime light by updating only the best messages or the best things happening to ourselves? I rarely see any sad,dull or dejected messages…

We are so happy playing farmville, are we really interested in farming? We don’t find any good places when we are in our domicile, but when we go “Abroad” our album will be loaded with those places. Is this a method used to “Show-off” ? A person is forced to update his/her status if he/she is in the limelight, or else he/she will be questioned, same thing happens in blogging too, if we find some comments flowing, we are forced to write some thing, aren’t we ? 😀

This is really a great way to have some psychological problem, you will be dejected if you don’t find any friends or you will be dejected if you don’t get any comments or liking or blah blah.. this was my friends argument, and I really appreciate the way of thinking in this.. that’s really true, people’s mentality can change just by looking on your friends updates… for example: A person with great career will be boasting their life, and a person having some trouble with the career will find this little demotivating, since the later is no way lesser than the former. 60% holder will be called first class and 59.4 will be called second class… What a funny world 😀


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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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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