Tag Archives: Social Media

It’s Official. Google Is Pulling The Plug On Google Plus

You know how doctors sometimes have to amputate patients’ limb(s) because an infection have gotten out of hand? Well, that’s what happening to Google Plus (Google+). Google’s very own social network that was meant to go head-to-head with Facebook is officially being “amputated.” It will cease to exist starting August 31, 2019. Rest in peace, Google Plus. You were as good as it lasts… if there was any good to begin with. I still recall how Google Plus was forced into blogs and websites like us, as with YouTube users. Having something you didn’t want pushed into your face was, obviously, a happy experience. TBH, I am glad it is finally over for good. Continue reading It’s Official. Google Is Pulling The Plug On Google Plus

Here’s How You Can Use Gadgets To Improve Your Business Plan

If you are determined to push forward with your entrepreneurial endeavors, you will need to have a clear plan in place. Otherwise, you could end up making costly mistakes that undermine everything you want to achieve. If you are a stranger to planning ahead, you may be intimidated by this change in approach. Have no fear; there are so many options available to you. Continue reading Here’s How You Can Use Gadgets To Improve Your Business Plan

Facebook Wants To Use Photos To Create “Walkable” 3D Spaces

I recall there was a sci-fi flick where some alien race on Earth uses a futuristic panel that, when pointed at a particular area, displays what had happened previously in that particular location. It is a tech is thankfully not real, but we are probably not far from it either. During Facebook‘s annual F8 conference earlier month, Facebook’s head of social VR Rachel Franklin let the crowd in on a somewhat similar tech (it’s rather creepy, TBH). Continue reading Facebook Wants To Use Photos To Create “Walkable” 3D Spaces

Facebook Dating Is Facebook’s Answer To Tinder… With A 2.2B Active Pool

You knew this is coming, don’t you? With a platform rich with personal data, you knew one day Facebook is going to get into the Dating business. Well, if you have foretold this, then give yourself pat on the back. You got it right. The CEO himself, Mark Zuckerberg, made the announcement during the company’s F8 Developer Conference keynote speech. Continue reading Facebook Dating Is Facebook’s Answer To Tinder… With A 2.2B Active Pool

You Can’t Afford A Private Jet, But You Surely Can Take Photos In One!

These days, it is not easy to convince your Instagram followers that you are filthy rich. Posing next to stranger’s Lamborghini parallel parked on the street? Nah. Too passé and a tad too obvious that ride isn’t yours. Using a model car and standing way in front of it, pretending that it is a full-size luxury sports car? Nah. That is the oldest trick on the book which kind of means predictable. So, what’s the best way, you ask? Get someone to photoshop you into a private jet. Almost a great idea, except that nowadays, the Internet is full of eagle eyed folks. If you do that, you are putting your reputation on the line. In other words, you’d be flamed till the cow comes home. Continue reading You Can’t Afford A Private Jet, But You Surely Can Take Photos In One!

Whatsapp Update Shares Info With Facebook And Here’s How To Opt Out

Ever since Facebook’s acquisition, Whatsapp has evolved quite a lot, mostly for the good, though not every update it pushes out put a smile in everyone’s face. And this latest update is bound to draw flak from users. While the incorporation of Whatsapp Calling, end-to-end encryption, and Whatsapp web and desktop are seen as welcome additions, the updated Terms and Privacy Policy that came with this latest update may not go down well with a lot of folks. Back then when Whatsapp was acquired by the social media giant, it pledged to remain independent of its new parent company, but now, things have took a turn with the new terms and privacy policy now stating that it (Whatsapp) will be sharing some user data with Facebook, along with “any of our other family.” Continue reading Whatsapp Update Shares Info With Facebook And Here’s How To Opt Out

Twitter’s New #Stickers Is The Visual Version Of The Good’ol Hashtag

You know how Facebook lets you add ‘stickers’ on your uploaded photos? Well, now Twitter has it too, but there’s a particularly useful ’twist’ to it. Dubbed #Stickers, it allows you to ‘stick’ stuff like emojis, props and ‘accessories’ anywhere on the photos, but that’s where the similarity with Facebook’s stops. Tweeted image that has a sticker slapped on it is searchable and discoverable. In other words, the sticker is essentially a visual version of the good’ol hashtag. This means, tapping on a sticker will bring up a series of Tweets by people who happen to use the same sticker. Pretty cool, huh? Basically, #Stickers is a funner way to discover stuff on Twitter. Continue reading Twitter’s New #Stickers Is The Visual Version Of The Good’ol Hashtag