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Google Succumbs to Popular Demand, to Allow Pseudonyms on Google+

Google Succumbs to Popular Demand, to Allow Pseudonyms on Google+

The controversial ‘real name‘ policy of Google+ has found a new twist in the tale, with Google Vice President, Vic Gundotra’s clarification that Google will start allowing (common) people to use pseudonyms. Celebrities had always got a preferential treatment with this name policy, which had not gone too well with most of the people and was strongly opposed by Electronic […]

     
 
 

Can Twitter Timeline Take Ad Lines?

Advertising is the main source of revenue generation for any organization, especially companies based on the web. As per the latest announcement from the social media giant, Twitter ads are going to appear in a new flavor. Twitter is seriously pursuing pumping ads right into the user’s timeline. As per the earlier practice, users used to get advertisements only from […]

     
 
 

Facebook Timeline Scares the Shit Out of Me

Kudos to Mark Zuckerberg for yet another achievement with Open Graph. It brings so much to table. It adds a whole new dimension to Facebook and makes it an even richer ecosystem. But, coming to the most important revelation of F8 conference ‘Facebook Timeline’, which has impressed many, including many here at Technically Personal, but I can only say that […]

     
 
 

Facebook Timeline: Track Your Digital Life

Facebook Timeline: Track Your Digital Life

At Facebook’s annual F8 conference, founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced a slew of changes to the ever-growing social network. Certain updates were anticipated, like the launch of a Facebook-supported music platform and a way to track what your friends are reading, watching, and listening to, but others were completely unexpected. The new Timeline feature was a much-welcomed surprise announcement. […]

     
 
 

Google Sets Aside Their Name Policy to Welcome will.i.am on Google+

Google Sets Aside Their Name Policy to Welcome will.i.am on Google+

Google messed up a lot by banning users left and right for not having used their “real names” on Google+. They tried to win back the hearts by revising their naming policy, but made it clear that they still want users to avoid pseudonyms and nicknames while opening their Google+ accounts. But now, they seem to have kept aside all […]

     
 
 

Facebook is Losing it Big Time by Adding More New Features

Facebook is Losing it Big Time by Adding More New Features

Facebook has introduced a hell lot of new features over the past few days and today, they have added a few more by making a sweeping changes to the news feed. I personally love the New Facebook and am sure many geeks would love it as well. But what about the vast majority of non-geeks and new users? There is […]

     
 
 

Is Facebook Heading the MySpace & Orkut Way – Down the Hill?

Before I rant out my frustration on the topic, I would like to point out that I am one of the early adopters of Facebook, almost at the same time it was launched in India. What really drew me away from Orkut & MySpace was the simplicity Facebook had. It was neat, no stupid posts and certainly no mindless app […]

     
 
 

Free Facebook T-Shirt Scam Spreading Virally, as Believable as it Can Get!

Free Facebook T-Shirt Scam Spreading Virally, as Believable as it Can Get!

These Facebook scams hardly ever fail to amuse me. I say this for two major reasons. One, there are always enough gullible users, no matter how many scams have embarrassed them and two, Facebook hasn’t really found out a way to tackle these spammers. Tackling might be far fetched, I doubt if they even have an intent to keep off […]

     
 
 

Oh Dear! Is MySpace Still Alive?

Remember MySpace? For many, it is a hazy memory today, but one wouldn’t get surprised with the fact that it once rocked the social media circle. Facebook and Twitter have surpassed MySpace since 2006, that it almost has gone to oblivion. MySpace was founded in August 2003 by Mr.Anderson and Mr.DeWolfe, and it went on to become the most popular […]

     
 
 

Google+ DoFollow Links can be Disastrous for Google

Google+ DoFollow Links can be Disastrous for Google

Update: I just noticed that the plus.google.com updates indexed on Google are actually Google Buzz posts. It seems that Google is still not indexing the Google+ Public updates. If at all they start indexing the public posts, the below analysis will hold good. Bill Hartzer has some more info about Google stopping the indexing of Google+ posts. The links shared […]