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Comic book University

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If Websites were Pets

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How to find targeted community using Buzzom Premium?

Social Media is about conversation with community. The world is no more under a single brand, we have multiple brands and multiple communities. All thanks to the emerging Internet Society. Even businesses are starting to become a niche player in the Internet. People are producing goods and services based on specific interests, increasing the importance of community.But how do you track community in the Internet. Basically, there are many kinds of community spread over different platform. Forums, Facebook Groups, Yahoo Groups, Google Groups, blogs and so on. But there is one platform which somehow has the potential of giving information about all these groups, and it is twitter.Twitter has become an omnipresent channel for everything. Where ever you go, you will always find communities having their own Twitter profile. This makes Twitter an interesting platform for community hunting. But there are very few platforms that allows you to do so.Some of the essentials of tracking community …

8 guidelines for usability testing

In professional web design circles, the usability testing session has become an essential component of any major project. Similar to focus groups in brand development and product launches, usability testing offers a rare opportunity to receive feedback from the very people the website is aimed at - before it's too late to do anything about it.
But how can you get the most from these usability testing sessions?
1. Choosing your subjects As with any market research project, the results will only be as good as the people you test. Do not test people from your own company, or friends and family. Go to a market research firm or temp agency and ask them to source participants to a certain profile. Make sure the market research firm does not provide the name of the company or any other details that will cloud the judgement of the participants.
2. Before the usability testing As with everything in life, first impressions are vital. Each participant must be put at ease. Remember, the usability …

10 Innovative Ways To Use Twitter For Business

Increasingly more companies use Twitter for business – to do market research, do brand advocacy and reputation management and provide selected highlights from a conference or event. Twitter allows them to expand their brand and thus generate new opportunities.But to be more innovative in the use of Twitter for a business setting, here are 10 useful tips.1. Expand Your NetworkUsing Twitter, you can join topic groups related to your business and career and gain valuable information from scanning others’ tweets. Your company will gain new customers and potential partners. Do a search for keywords related to your product on Twitter Search and then follow the users.Anyone can use Twitter to build a personal brand. Your customers and prospective clients will perceive you as an approachable social personality. Twitter is designed to establish consistent and deeper relationships for future benefits.2. Share Expertise to Build CredibilityIf you hold free workshops, seminars or web meetings; le…

Top 10 Reasons Your Company Probably Shouldn't Tweet

Mainstream media has gone ga ga about Twitter, which grew more than 1,200% in the past year, doubled its members in the past few months and attained 14 million members in March, according to Compete.Everyone and his dog seems to be tweeting, from CEOs, celebrities and not-for-profits to venture capitalists, banks, business services, government and, well, dogs (and cats and the random parakeet, too). Should your business be tweeting? Twitter is not for everyone. Here are the "Top 10 Reasons Not to Tweet."You think using Twitter is a social-media strategy. It's a tactic, a tool, not a strategy. It works if you already have an online following who'll view your Tweets as a way to interact with your company on a human level.Every tweet has to be approved by legal. Twitter is a social network where conversation is fast and interconnected. If you have to wait a day, or even a few hours for your 140 character Tweet to gain legal approval, Twitter will be the wrong platform f…

Top 10 Twitter Tools for Business Users

“Twitter Marketing” must be the buzz word for 2009/10 in Twittersphere. But how many applications are out there that actually support Twitter Marketing? There are more than hundreds of twitter applications claiming to be the best app to track and manage your business in Twitter.
But one application cannot fulfill all your business needs, hence I have listed down the major Top 10 Twitter Apps which I thing will leverage any twitter account for business.

1. Tweetmeme is the aggregation of all the content being shared in the Twitter. You can find the latest trends and popular content being shared in Twitter.

2. Wefollow
WeFollow is the directory of all the people in the Twitter, who have added themselves to the list. It provides an easy way for you to find relevant people in twitter and connect with them.

3. Socialtoo

Socialtoo is a paid service that lets you manage your twitter account by autofollow and unfollow…

Twitter, Facebook Can Improve Work Productivity

By Carrie-Ann Skinner, PC-Advisor-(UK)

Using Twitter and Facebook at work will make you a better employee, says the University of Melbourne.

According to a study by the Australian University, 70 percent of office employees use the internet at work for personal reasons. Of them, nine percent were more productive compared to employees that didn't use the web for fun.

"Workplace internet leisure browsing (WILB) can help sharpen workers' concentration," said Brent Coker, from the University's department of management and marketing. "People need to zone out for a bit to get back their concentration."

Coker defined WLIB activities as browsing the web for information and reviews of products, reading online news sites, playing online games, keeping up-to-date with friends activities on social networking sites and watching videos on YouTube.

"Short and unobtrusive breaks, such as a quick surf of the internet, enables the mind to rest itself, leading to a higher …

The Twitter Ramayan

I Just got a mail from twitter saying Bhagwan Ramachandra @Lord_Ram is now following you on twitter. As i open Bhagwan Ramachandra's twitter account to check his profile i realize that even Lord Hanumantha @Lord_Hanuman is on twitter. Offcourse not real gods on Twitter but some really creative people have started a new age Twitter Ramayan.
Lord_Ram profiles reads:
Name: Bhagwan Ramachandra Location: Omnipresent Bio: Perfect HumanA and Ideal Man. I love SitaA. I hate RavanA. HanumanA is cool. LaxmanA is Nice. I always add an extra A.
Some of his hilarious tweets to Lord_Hanuman
@Lord_Hanuman Hello Brother. When did you arrive on earth and onto this virtual world?
@Lord_Hanuman Indeed. Well said. I see that you have picked up what people call, "Internet Slang". You are fast on the intake o HanumanA.
@Lord_Hanuman We shall lodge a complaint with the Godly behavior regulatory committee. The shall pay for this insult.

Lord_Hanuman twitter profile is the coolest, here is what it reads

The Blog Song

I Had to put this song on my blog...this is the most hilarious and creative shit i have seen so far. This song is composed by Wilbur Sargunaraj who is one of the most original musicians to grace this industry. His super hit song "Blog Song" is just one of the killer dance tunes that is having people across the globe begging for more music. You should check out his website for more super videos

Facebook's new Beta language settings - Pirate English and upside down English

Facebook has introducted some really interesting Beta language settings the best ones are Facebook English (Pirate) and English (Upside down).

The latest language to be added is Facebook English (Pirate) and it pimps your profile by turning everything into pirate speak! Facebook English (Pirate) changes almost everything on your profile - posting photos becomes 'hoisting portraits', being poked becomes 'Arrr! Ye have been skewered by' and you have 10 friend requests becomes '10 sorry louts think they're yer mates.

In this all your text turns upside down except for status messages. I think Batman is still out there testing this one.

How to go about it...

Go to the language settings at the bottom of the page

The pop up allows you to change the language settings - select either English (Pirate) or English (Upside down)

Google honours the birth of ‘Pac-Man’ - 30th Anniversary of Pac-man

Google honours the birth anniversary of the favourite childhood game ‘Pac-Man’ on its 30th anniversary. Google puts the image of its search page with the game of Pac-Man which can be played.

Hit the Insert coin button and start playing the game instantly.

The official Google blog Stated ‘Pac-Man’ fits for the Google homepage as it symbolizes the company. “They’re both deceptively straightforward, carefully hiding their complexity under the hood. There’s a light-hearted, human touch to both of them. And we can only hope you find using Google at least a quarter as enjoyable as eating dots and chasing ghosts.”
‘Pac-Man’ was released in the arcades in 1980, and is still a popular game until this moment.

Comics on Twitter addiction

I came across a lot of twitter comics on the web and these are one of the best collections and portrays how much people are addicted to Twitter

Make Free phone calls from Twitter

Social Media Telephony Solution -- @call -- Open for Twitter Users -- Use Twitter to Talk to Friends, Family and Followers
@calls are made without revealing your number and without needing to know the number of the person you wish to call -- all you need is their Twitter username. How does it work?
To make a call simply send a Twitter message (tweet) with "@call @username" where the 'username' is the Twitter name of the person you wish to call. If that person follows you on Twitter, a free two-minute call -- the verbal equivalent of a tweet -- will be initiated. Both Twitter users need to be JAJAH users as well.
JAJAH@call works no matter how you use Twitter, whether it's on a computer or mobile phone, at Twitter directly or using a Twitter-client such as Seesmic (web and desktop), TwitterBerry (BlackBerry), Tweetie and Twitterfon (iPhone), and Twidroid (Android).
Here is a demo as to how it works

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How to make your own twitter book

For all you twitter addicts who have wasted their time tweeting, heres is something intresting for you "The Tweetbook" Tweetbook, as the name indicates, is a free web tool converts your tweets into a PDF. The format is beautiful in a nice magazine ,diary-like PDF ebook of all your tweets as well as tweets that you may favorited or retweeted on Twitter.
To generate your tweetbook, just click on sign in (via oAuth) to access to your twitter account and give access and within short time you will get your own copy of twitter book converted on the spot

This can be used to create Twitter book of your own account and does not allow anyone else to make one.

Happy Tweeting!!!

How to do multitasking on Twitter

If you were to send out multiple DM's (Direct Messages) or follow multiple people in a list or check friends on twitter, it would take a lot of time to do that manually. Twitter does not allow you to do this in one go.
Here is the perfect solution to all the problems of multitasking; a very simple and tool which lets you do multiple DM's (Direct Messages) or follow multiple people in a list or check friends on twitter. You should check out
Some of its additional features are Twitter realtime roll for offline events like TwtRoll for TEDx, TwtRoll for Ignite and TwtRoll for Twestival its has a perfect series of twitter tools , auto tweeting bots and services
Note : Maximum number of people you can DM is 12 at a time

Gabbar Singh's orkut profile

This is a nice example of how creative kids can be. A school kid drew Gabbar singh's orkut profile in a drawing competition show ow addicted kids are with social networks like Orkut and Facebook

Facebook lets your "friends" give away all your information to applications you don't even use

How comfortable are you giving your information on social networks? do you want spammers to spam your mailbox with irrelevant stuff? how much do you trust a social network?

Ask as many questions to yourself before you join any social network. You will find it hard to believe that Facebook lets your "friends" give away all your information to applications you don't even use and here is the proof

Superheros on Facebook

Superheros status updates on Facebook