Facebook Introduces Twitter Like Tagging : A Wannabe Move?

For me, Twitter has always been the first priority over Facebook and FriendFeed because I find it so much easier to manage and find the content I need presto. Agreed, FB gives me richer media while FF syndicates dozens of my other social media services; but in the end it becomes an endless stream of ‘I-do-not-always-want’ stuff.And one of the strongest features behind Twitter is the @reply...
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Google Wants To Be A Monopoly Player!

Ok, I love new ideas on the web. And considering the fact that this one is about online social gaming, I am already getting goose bumps. This is going to be big and very addictive. Mashable reports that Google Maps is teaming up with board game maker Hasbro to launch Monopoly City Streets this Wednesday.This will effectively make it the biggest monopoly game ever, with the whole wide earth serving...
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WordPress Now Supports RSSCloud: A New Battle In Real Time Web

RSS or Really Simple Syndication is as simple as the name suggests; it’s a way for people to subscribe to your blog. Many of you would have come to this link after you got an update from WATBlog RSS in your favourite reader. However, it has always had one major limitation and that is speed. It can take minutes to hours for a new post to reach the subscriber’s reader through RSS. One reason why...
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The Ultimate Showdown: Facebook vs Twitter vs Google

Ok, I admit it. Facebook is on a roll. Earlier today, when most of us were sleeping, the internet was buzzing (shouting?) about the acquisition of FriendFeed by Facebook for a whopping $50 million in cash and stocks. We have already covered the finer points of the deal and it’s clear that the world’s largest social network just boosted their technology in real-time updates, conversations and search. And...
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Google Admits Mistake Over Indo-China Map Controversy

The search engine giant Google today formally admitted their ‘mistake’ of wrongly showing parts of Arunachal Pradesh in Chinese language and showing its northern boundary with China in broken lines. This basically means that the region is an undefined boundary between the neighbours and its country hood is still not decided. The service in context is Google Earth which lets the user view satellite...
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Sprite’s Latest Campaign Online – TV Ads Take A Back Seat

It looks as if the Indian market is finally gearing up for advertising via the digital medium. We have already talked about the Bollywood movie houses increasing their digital medium budgets, while other examples include Star TV showcasing premiers online before television. The online advertising industry is slated to grow at 20% as compared to TV at 11% and print media at a meager 6%. The online media...
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The Day Social Media Came To A Standstill – Facebook / Twitter Under DDoS Attack!

The day when social media stood still. Online world looked crippled. And we got to know just how dependent we are on social networks. Waves after waves of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks hit popular websites like Twitter, Facebook and Live Journal yesterday, crippling their infrastructure. The sites were down for hours and continued their struggle to get back to full potential for a long...
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Social Media : A Primer

The word Social Media is everywhere. You read about it on the internet. You hear it from your friends. You might even get to read about it in the newspaper these days. And since it’s so commonly available everyone considers self as an expert.Look at Twitter. Every second Twitter follower I get calls himself a “Social Media Evangelist”; whatever that means. But the truth is, this medium is still...
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Internet Privacy: Are You Being Watched?

Let me begin this post with a question. Every time you fill out a form on the internet, what do you think happens to the information? Does it get lost in the servers or does it go to the big bad wolf who then tracks your personal data online? Most probably it’s the latter one. Welcome to the real world. Step out of The Matrix. Bit of a corny start, but hell! Internet privacy is an passionate debate. Marketers...
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FM Stations Get Social Media Savvy – What’s Next?

Every traditional media platform is logging onto the internet for something that no other medium of communication can provide; interactivity between users. Social Media is being used to completely change the way we consume and dissipate information. Instead of the one-to-many format we are now adapting to a many-to-many format for broadcasting where users are not just listeners, they are talkers. The...
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