Showing posts with label Social Networking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Social Networking. Show all posts

Monday, March 17, 2014

Buy Apparel - leading Indian online store motivates people to Vote

Vote and become eligible for discounts. Wow this is really interesting and a great way to motivate voters.

As we know general elections are nearby and every single effort to motivate people is respectable. 

And as we know discounts, offers and sales lure people to the core. And when your vote can bring savings on your shopping even those who don't have time to vote or are just lazy will go out and vote.

Vote and Save big on your online shopping is Quite an innovative concept which i came through official blog of this afternoon.  Probably they are the first eCommerce  shopping site to do this as after searching on Google i cannot find any single website which has such innovative offering.

Buy Apparel is one of the best online shopping website for Indian women as they specialize in Indian ethnic clothing for women - Sarees, Suits, Lehengas and Kurtis. They are the people with difference. Always up with best prices and services.

So what the offer is all about?

You have to just go out and vote these elections, Get a pic of your clicked showing your inked finger and voter id card (optional but recommended) and off course your face. Post it on the buy apparel facebook fan page or on your twitter account. Update your profile pics and done. Read the official blog post for further information Buy Apparel Blog

These elections lets vote for better India. Vote For India. Vote yourself, show the world that you voted (taking part in such offers is optional but this is certainly a great idea to show the world that you voted) and ask your friends and family members to vote.

Thanks and Regards,
Navneet Singh Chauhan

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Introducing Facebook Timeline - The most awaited FB update ever. - Facebook Timeline Review

All you ever wanted to know about Facebook Timeline....

Facebook with almost 800 Million users is a social networking giant and what makes this giant sustain and grow bigger day by day is it's the way it has evolved and changed with time. 

Probably the best update in past brought by Facebook was the "Like" feature introduced back in February 2009. Since then many good features where added like "Facebook Questions" in July 2010 (beta edition). "Facebook Places" in August 2010.

Recently Facebook also gradually rolled out changes which were opposed by many and was not welcomed by most of it's users.

Specially the farewell to options which were used to short News Feed like shorting of News-Feed by Status Updates, photo's, links, etc and two separate options, "Most Recent" and "Top Stories" on Homepage. This was replaced by "Top Stories" since you last checked in Facebook and "Most Recent" got little down. Shorting of News-feed by status updates, photo's, links is no more but shorting of update's by friend's was introduced with New Facebook Dynamic "Friend-list" and yes the annoying Facebook 'Ticker". Annoying Ticker is what many called it. Well Ticker brings live instant update's of your friends activity. Also the new amazing subscriber's. (We will dedicate a special post to it)

Though many where not happy with some of these updates but gradually got used to it.

Many believe Facebook will ruin because of constant changes but the reality is these changes are making the giant sustain and grow. These changes have always pleased the variety seeking nature of human being.

Today we are going to talk about an upcoming Major change in Your profile and on your Facebook Pages. Most of you would have certainly heard about it, it's "Facebook Timeline"

Timeline profiles are already released for Facebook developers (1.1 Million people have already installed it) and Facebook plans to start rolling out gradually to its normal users since October 6th, 2011.

We are going to take a close look on this upcoming feature and what makes it most awaited update.

First this is how Facebook Timeline profile will look like. (The profile belongs to Tic Tech Tips Founder - Navneet Singh Chauhan)

Facebook Timeline - Profile. (click on image to view a larger version)
Introspecting the elements of it. There are many new stuff and old stuff bundled in a new way. Good things first.

The Design part: Your New Facebook profile will have two parallel horizontal line's bringing the updates you have done on Faceook in reverse chronological order (From Newest to the oldest). The two column layout is very neat and clean with Timeline in Between. The Top of the profile page will have your pic covering half of the screen (Known as Cover Photo). Yeah it's your profile so you should be the hero. Facebook has taken care of it and is really impressing. Below it comes major information about you like where you work and your education, current city and languages known to you. On right of it you have a box listing thumbnail pic of 6 of your random friends and total number of friends, followed by Total Photo's you have on Facebook with thumbnail preview of your recent pic, followed by places you have been, the places which you have listed on Facebook ever in your timeline are shown. Next to it is Pages you have liked on Facebook. Clicking on all these thumbnails will open a detailed list of it like clicking on friends will open friend-list and clicking on like's will open a list of all the pages liked. Next to it is a drop down button when clicked on it, it further opens your Notes, Subscribers, Subscriptions and applications if any.

The Cover Photo: Cover Photo is a great way to share your best pic on Facebook at top of your profile apart from your Facebook profile pic. You can upload a cover photo from your existing pics in your Albums or you can add New. Currently an Issue is there with cover pics, It fails to add a pic from your existing albums as your cover photo. As the Timeline is in beta face we can understand such issues. Solution: Download the pic you want to set as your cover photo from your albums and then upload it from your computer.

Featured Post: New Facebook Timeline has two column layout with timeline in between, but you can always showcase your best posts and updates by Adding it as "Feature on Timeline". The Featured Posts will be shown as full post breaking the timeline in between and covering the full space. Have a look on the pic below. This gives you an opportunity to share best things happened in your life. To remove a featured post just click on 'Star' icon it will then be shown as Normal post and to delete or hide a post from timeline click on Pencil,

Featured post on Facebook Timeline Profile

You can add a New Post back in Your Timeline: Once you will get Facebook Timeline Profile you will soon realize that many important events are not listed in it because probably at that point of time you were not on Facebook or was just busy to share the stuff on Facebook or just not preferred to share it. And now you wish to add it on your timeline as Facebook timeline will represent your life (just like a scrapbook) in status updates, photo's, video's and maps.

Adding an update on Facebook Timeline

Showcase your Educational and Work Achievements:

Facebook Timeline Showcasing Educational Achievements

Facebook Timeline will also showcase your Educational Achievements like "You Graduated from certain college" and "You joined certain organization". You can add an image to it too. Also you can on which date you joined Facebook. Refer the image above.

Info Tab: Facebook Profile had got an info tab. Now the info tab no more exists but info page do exists in a very new way in two column design. You can go through all important info of your friend or of yourself by clicking on "About" which is available on your timeline profile below your brief information about your work and education, city and languages known.

This is how your info tab will look like

Facebook Timeline Info tab
New Info tab will contain briefly your "Work and Education", "About You", "Favorite Quotes", "Living" (places where you live, showcased on bing maps), Featured Pages, Family and Relationships, Contact Info.
And "History by the year". History by the Year is something new on your info tab. It will contain in brief of all your information in Timeline form representing years when you got a job, graduated etc.

Facebook Timeline and Legal Issues: A Chicago based online social scrap-booking firm sues Facebook for copyright over the feature which reorganises updates on Facebook. The Firm requested to court to grant an immediate injunction on the Facebook’s concerned product that is still to be rolled out to public. This issues is expected to be resorted very soon but it may cause a delay in the launch of Facebook Timeline to public.

This is from us for the time being on Timeline. We will bring more on this later once Facebook rolls out it.

We expect a very positive and healthy response to this new Facebook update.

What's your say in this regards? Let us hear from you.

Navneet Singh Chauhan
Founder - Tic Tech Tips.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Concerned about Facebook Privacy? Follow the simple tips.

Love Facebook? So you must have concerns about it.
Privacy have always remain a concern for Facebook and yeah it is naturally a site where we share most about our-self we naturally get concerns about our privacy.

Recently Yahoo News reported that Facebook keeps track record of sites you visit even if you are offline. Though it is yet to be confirmed.

Also according to new privacy policies Facebook Partner Websites by default can access your profile data.

Here we present some simple tips you might follow if you are concerned about your privacy on Facebook.

1. Regarding Apps and other Websites:  Go to Drop down Menu at Top Right - Click on "Privacy Settings"  You will find "Apps and Websites"  click on Edit Settings under Apps and Websites. Now under "Apps you use" you will find few apps which you have used recently. Again click on "Edit Settings" box this will open a list of websites and apps to which you or according to updated Facebook privacy it's partner websites have access to your profile information. Now Remove all the websites and applications which you don't wish to have access to your profile information by clicking on cross mark which appears next to edit. It will prompt you to remove the application? click on "Remove" to remove it. Do remove apps and games requests and websites which you don't use or don't want to have access to your profile info.

2. Regarding Facebook Tracking your browsing on other websites: Facebook does tracks other websites you visit if they have Facebook integrated in it so that Facebook can offer you valuable services like content sharing and it's superb comment system. Also if we believe Yahoo News reporting that Facebook tracks your browsing data even when you are offline then this tip should work.

Latest Version of Browsers viz Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Internet Explorer have an option "New Incognito Window" in Google Chrome (click on settings followed by New Incognito Window to start private browsing) or  "Private Browsing" in Mozilla Firefox (click on Tools, Start Private Browsing) and Apple Safari (click on settings, Private Browsing).

Open the Incognito window or start private browsing while you are using Facebook. This will keep your Facebook data away from normal browsing. In Google Chrome a separate window for private browsing is opened so you can enjoy other sites and Facebook privately to keep data of websites separate. This will not allow Facebook to keep track of other websites which you browse until you open other websites in Incognito window. Also your browser will not save any browsing history and other information on your computer.

Alternatively you can use another web browser dedicated to Facebook. Like browse other websites in Mozilla Firefox and Facebook on Google Chrome.

3. Old Posts on Facebook: With New Facebook you can change your privacy settings regarding posts or photo's you have posted even after posting it. Want to change all those old posts limited to Friends only all together?

Go to Facebook Privacy Settings. 4th option there is "Limit the Audience for Past Posts"  Click on "Manage Past Post Visibility" Followed by "Limit Old Posts". This will set all your old posts to "Friends only" except the friends whom you have tagged; their friends will be able to access the stuff.

4. Facebook Disconnect: We have found an Extension on Google Chrome Store called "Facebook Disconnect" (click to see) Which claims disconnecting Facebook on other sites. It works but it itself has privacy concerns because this extension will keep track record of all the data you browse through web. This has been mentioned on chrome store with red at right hand side. We do not recommend you to use such extensions. These can at times become bigger privacy concerns then Facebook itself.

Hope these Small tips would have been helpful for you. Let us hear from You and do share with us if you have some more ways to keep your privacy while enjoying life on Facebook.

Navneet Singh Chauhan
Founder - Tic Tech Tips.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

How to Recognize a Fake Profile on Facebook?

There are so many fake profiles on Facebook isn't it? But how to recognize them?

Here are few golden rules made by us to identify such fake profiles.

1. No.of Friends: Most fake Facebook profile's have too many friends usually above 1000+. You can look for suspicious profile even if number of friend's is above 500. 

2. Responses to wall posts: Most fake Facebook profile's usually of girl's do not reply to their wall posts. Check their news feeds and if you found that many of them are not responded back, remember it might be a fake Facebook profile.

3. Responses to own status updates: Fake profile's usually do an update and don't bother to comment back on their own status update's.

4. Incomplete Profile: Most Fake Facebook profile's have very few profile information and most of them are young in age.

5. Too few own Photo's: Fake profile's have too few Photo's of their own. They might claim that they are their own photo's but most of them are copied from web.  

TIPS: In order to identify the originality of the pics download the image to your computer and then search that image using Google Image Search (you will find a camera icon at the end of search box click on it to upload the image and search). If you can find same images on web it mean's it is copied from there and profile is a fake profile.

6. Profile Picture: Fake profile's usually have hot and too attractive profile pic.

7. Friending Activity: Fake profile's have too many friending activities. Like "Pooja is now friend with Jatin and 80 more people".

8. Chat Status Offline: Fake profile's are usually found offline and they hardly chat. 

9. Responses to message: Most fake facebook profile's do not respond back to messages.

10. Lot many Tag on other's photo: Fake profile's have too many tag's on other's photo but most of them are irrelevant tagging. You will find almost zero tagging in real pics with faces. 

11. Roleplayers: There are too many fake profile's on Facebook in the name of Roleplayer's. But these people will talk and respond to you and their only goal is to have some fun via roleplay's. If you see their work as "verified roleplayer" or so or details like of a celebrity or a movie story then make sure it is a fake roleplay profile. Many fake roleplayer's profile will inform you themselves that this is their roleplay account.

12. Website promoter's: There are many fake profile's made by Web promoter's and SEO guy's. If you find a profile promoting a website or content of a particular website too often then it might be fake profile. NOTE: Many blogger's promote their own blog and post their link's in such case visit their blog and see if the author name's are common then they might not be fake. Most Fake profile's if created with business interest's keeps liking and sharing update's from certain facebook page and they will keep inviting you to the event's created on that facebook page. Also such profile's are found hardly active on Sunday's as it's holiday.

13. Irrevelant Status Update's: Fake profile's usually do not have sense making update's. Most of them are good morning, good night etc. They are hardly tagged in other's relevant status update's like at McDonald's with the name of fake profile.

Facebook and we at Tic Tech Tips always recommend not to add strangers on Facebook but Facebook is a great place to mix. So here is a Golden Tip, "Before adding somebody as Friend you must have some conversation via Facebook Messages. This will surely help.

These are few of guidelines which may help you to realize a fake profile. All points may or may not be applicable on a specific fake profile. Use your own intelligence to realize fake profile's.

Also if you have found some ways to realize a fake profile let us know.

Navneet Singh Chauhan
Founder - Tic Tech Tips.

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