Veechaar-The Insight:A blog on Web2.0,Technology,Internet

February 10, 2010

Socialization of Gmail-Google Buzz

Filed under: Gmail, Google, Technology — Tags: , , , — The Insight @ 5:14 am

Gmail is no more something that you are just using for sending emails and chatting.Gmail is going to be ‘Social’.Succes of social media particularly Twitter make Google to introduce Google Buzz.
In layman language Google buzz is simply the incorporation of Twitter inside Gmail.Your Status messages would be the ‘tweets’ in Google Buzz.You can follow the people you email and chat most using Google Buzz.’Sharing ‘ is the cornerstone of Google Buzz.Sharing of Status messages,videos,links and photos.You would have control over your sharing buzz.If you want to share with few and dont want to share with other people you have choice.
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February 5, 2010

Increasing speed of PHP:HipHop for PHP by facebook

Facebook has released an open source project called HipHop for PHP to speed up PHP.

It is an effort to maximize the speed of PHP and to raise the standards of PHP so that it can be used at Enterprise level.

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December 20, 2008

Facebook adding 600000 user per day

Filed under: Facebook — Tags: , , — The Insight @ 8:18 am

Facebook is growing with exponential rate. In Social network domain Facebook is Google. In some areas Facebook is competing with Google. e.g. Google Friend connect and Facebook connect war.I think Facebook Connect is to be a runaway success, Everyday they are doing something new to help user to implement Facebook connect.

According to inside facebook Facebook is adding 600,000 users per day and they have reached 140 million active users.

If Facebook continues at this rate, it could add up to 20 million new users in December and reach 200 million active users by March. Keep in mind however that about 70% of that growth is happening outside the United States.

Facebook also released new engagement stats today about the way users interact with different features on the site. Some highlights:

  • 13 million users update their statuses at least once each day
  • 2.5 million users become fans of Pages each day
  • 700 million photos are uploaded to the site each month
  • 4 million videos are uploaded each month
  • 15 million pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared each month
  • 2 million events created each month
  • 19 million active groups exist on the site

November 25, 2008

TV on Facebook

Filed under: social media, TechNews — Tags: , , , , — The Insight @ 6:22 am

Facebook is launching Full-length television via a new generation of applications.this TV shows will be available available through a wide range of TVLoop “Addicted to…” applications and Mesmo TV. Many of these shows are streamed directly from television networks or via the video site, Hulu.

These applications make it easy, not only to watch shows, but also to discuss them, share bloopers, challenge friends’ knowledge of TV trivia, connect with other fans, and see how many of your friends are watching each week.

So we have more reason to be glued to Facebook.

November 19, 2008

November 18, 2008

Barcak Obama’s Social Media Strategy

i dont know why this topic always fascinates me all the time. I surfed internet and whenever i found anything interesting i read it with utmost curiosity. This is a Reuters video which talks about how social media helped Barack Obama in his historic win.

November 17, 2008

Facebook launches birthday reminder feature

Filed under: Technology — Tags: , , , — The Insight @ 11:51 am

Facebook has introduced Birthday Reminder feature for its users.  This feature will remind the user about upcoming birthdays of friends via email notification.

Earlier users were using Facebook Apps “Birthday alert ” for this service now this will will handeled by Facebook.

November 15, 2008

Webama 2.0

W – White house

W – Web 2.0

W- White

W-War

All these words points  to one man – Barack Obama. How ? You can easily understand. No need to explain.

How he created history i am not going to discuss that thing. It is an old story. I will share my views on second W-Web2.0. We cant deny that Web 2.0 has played a vital role in this historic win. Obama’s Web campaign is going to  set the trend for future.Emerging role of web 2.0 has been accepted.

Social Media has played  a vital role to deliver his message of change to voters and above all made voters to take action which resulted in a  “change”. It was the most effective presidential campaigns ever. It was the perfect blend of technology with traditional way of campaign like broadcast advertising, rallies and debates etc.

Obama has used all major social media  tools- YouTube ,  Facebook, Twitter to tap the potential of Web 2.0.  On Facebook, Obama holds a fan page with over of 2.5 million fans and number of groups with huge fan following.Morever there is also an   Obama application developed by Obama for America that allows supporters to share inspiring Obama quotes, videos and speeches.

On Twitter, Obama has over 118,000 followers. live video streams links were provided to these followers .

On YouTube tons of Obma fans had played a significant role using viral video campaign. Who can forget ObamaGirl’s “I Got a Crush on Obama” with over 10 million views, “Yes We Can”, i.am from the Black Eyed Peas with over 11 million views,a BarakObamadotcom YouTube channel with over 120,000 subscribers and over 1,800 videos.

Obama also has a social network of his own—my.BarakObama.com, where supporters can come together, build profiles, add friends, blog, make donations, find and host events and find information about voting registration and polls.

We will see the impact of Webama wave in coming elections in India also. LK advani has taken the initiative by launching his website http://www.ladvani.in.

This campaign has so much to teach. Not only in political terms in every sphere of life.Most important things which we can learn is “Brand Positioning”. It also gives insight how Social Media is changing and touch all aspect of society.

November 12, 2008

Facebook Apps competition

Filed under: TechNews — Tags: , , , , — The Insight @ 9:34 am

Facebook is organising a competition to select top five next generation  Facebook Apps. For this purpose Facebook has created fbFund .

Facebook will award $225,000 to each of the top five teams. Till now they have short listed 600 teams of developers and entrepreneurs to top 25 candidates in the first round of selection. Secound round selection will be based on users voting .  There is a 30-second overview before casting vote.

Cast your vote by Sunday, November 30th. We expect to announce the winners the week of December 8th.

Top five will get funding ($25K to $250K) ,mentorship and above all marketing (at f8 and Facebook Developers events)

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