Sunday, January 20, 2013
But very few think about the privacy setting. Again privacy setting on Facebook is like chasing a rainbow. They keep on changing.
From basic privacy setting of sharing your posts and photos with a select few or the whole world to how you connect to the Facebook could be chosen.
What do you do with old posts? does the current setting apply them as well?
What do you do with other people tagging you in their posts and photo when you plan only to share your info with a close circle of friends?
Well without going into much lengths, there is a guide, well written by my Twitter friend, Ruhani Rabin, taking you through all the folds of Facebook privacy.
Read Ruhani's post and be knowledgeable.
Twitter blogged that;
The 44th President and 113th Congress on Twitter On Monday (Jan. 21), Barack Obama will be publicly sworn in as President. While buzz about the Inauguration builds on Twitter, the legislative branch has some news of their own: as of today, all 100 members of the Senate as well as 90% (398 members) of the House of Representatives are on Twitter.And if you want to find your senator on the twitter follow this list to find him/her and if you also find your House member among 398 of them, follow this link.
It is not only the House (90%) and Senate that is making news, our First Lady, Michelle Obama (@FLOTUS) is making '#bangs' on the Twitter.
In addition to the above accounts, the following services and agencies are also on the Twitter, bringing you news about President Obama(@BarackObama) Inauguration. @SecretService, @ObamaInaugural, @MetroInaug, @USCapitol, @JCCIC2013, and@DHSgov.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
When graffiti artist David Choe was asked to paint the walls of facebook offices in Palo Alto, California, in 2005, as desired by the founders, he took Facebook Inc. stock instead of a few thousand dollars of cash for the job.
As New York Times reports, Choe's Facebook stake may be worth about $200 million, based on a market value of $100 billion. I hope Choe, kept his shares.
In addition to countless millionaires, facebook IPO will create a bunch of billionaires as well. Mr. Zuckerberg, has 533.8 million shares, and is worth $28.4 billion in the same base valuation. He owns 28.4% of the company and 57% of voting rights.
Peter Thiel, Facebook's first outside investor will collect about $2 billion for his $500,000 investment. U2's front mas, Bono also invested about $120 million in the facebook and stand to gain lot more than he invested.
Even there are some unwelcome rich people, like "Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the Olympic-rowing pair, Harvard graduates and former business partners of Mr. Zuckerberg, own about 1.2 million shares as part of their settlement with the company and their former classmate, who they claim essentially stole their idea for Facebook. " According to NYT.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
We do not talk about the issue of domestic violence much, but that does not mean it does not exist or small.It is called the silent epidemic for reasons. These statistics that will make you realize why.
One in four women will be a victim of domestic violence."MONSTERS" portrays the alarming impact of domestic violence on families and children, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Studies suggest that between 3.3 million and 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence each year. The video notes that girls who witness abuse are more likely to be abused later in life, and boys are twice as likely to abuse their own partners -- "because that's the world they know." MONSTERS is produced and funded by the Verizon Foundation and supported by the National Domestic Violence Hotline
One in nine men will be a victim of domestic violence.
One in three teens will be a victim of domestic violence.
According to some studies, less that 1 percent of domestic violence cases are reported to the police.
Be A Hero, Speak out! Speak to someone, like the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) or Verizon Wireless customers can quickly reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline by dialing #HOPE.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
“Focus is about saying, “No. And the result of that focus is going to be some really great products where the total is much greater than the sum if the parts.”
The complete video 1 hour 11 min;
President Barak Obama posted a message on Whitehouse blog. Just like the winter, it is setting down with the cold knowledge, how much Steve Jobs meant to the USA, how much it meant to the world.
I think the best tribute was that I read about his passing on an iPad2, that he put his beliefs and love behind.
President Obama's message, please follow the link to read the complete message on White House Blog.
"Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.Yes, That is Steve Jobs.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him."
White House Blog.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Even though Google+ is a 90 day old private beta, Google is telling us that they have made more than 90 improvements to the Google's Social wunderbar since it's release.
One of the best things on GooglePlus is the Google Hangouts, Hangouts allows to collaborate, face-to-face-to-face, as Google says, via live video.
And as usual, the GooglePlus users have maximized the usage with Music concerts, Game shows and for those hungry ones. cooking classes.
So it is no wonder the next improvements to the Google+, 9 of them revolves around Hangout.
92. Hangouts on your phone
93. Hangouts On Air
94, 95, 96, 97. Hangouts with extras
98. Hangouts APIs
99. Search in Google+
- If field trial has taught us anything about Hangouts, it’s that the community is overflowing with creative individuals. So in the wake of last week’s Google+ API launch, we’re also releasing a basic set of Hangouts APIs. If you're a developer who wants to build new kinds of apps and games (and who-knows-what-else), then you can find more details on the Google+ platform blog.
100. Anyone can sign up for Google+
Great! Read more at
Official Google Blog: Google+: 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99... 100.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
After helping out last year with the bid to buy the papers of the British computer scientist and wartime codebreaker Alan Turing and return them to their rightful home at Bletchley Park. This February.the papers came to it's rightful place.
"Today, Block C is derelict. We hope to help restore it to serve as a visitor and learning centre for both Bletchley Park and the UK’s National Museum of Computing. The fund-raising campaign kicked off this week with a Google-supported garden party in the Bletchley Park grounds, at which over £10,000 was raised. We still have a long way to go, though, so if you’d like to contribute, please donate at the Bletchley Park website."Please visit the links to learn more about the place, Turing and others as well as Colossus—the world’s first electronic programmable computer.
Official Google Blog: Restoring Bletchley Park, birthplace of modern computing
We See Alan Turing