Facebook Hits 1,000,000,000,000 Page Views

That reaches the figure of about one trillion.

Coming to the stats, Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner states that Facebook has got more than 870 million unique users. These figures certainly make it the leading web portals when it comes to broad reach of Internet users.

The YouTube service by Google is ranked second while having 790 million unique users and100 billion page views.

The Google Ad Planner services does not measure portals such as Google Search but measure only web portals by their domains rather than the company on the whole.

The Battle Between Facebook and Google+ Begins! [Inforgraphic]

Once again, we are back here with the typical rivals and this time it is within the battle ring of Infographic. The contestants are two of the leading and prevalent names belonging to the Internet world; they have been coming across each other in various other matches as well.

Check out the fight between the two most top-notch and primary social-networking sites; Facebook and Google+. Unable to wait? Browse through and check out your favorite Google+ vs. Facebook shown in an infographic post below

Source – singlegrain

 

Games For Social Networking Portals by Google+

Facebook, which is one of the largest and prevalent Internet based social network has acted to boost its gaming content. This was the move that came on the same day when Google Corporation initiated with games on its lately launched social networking portal Google+google games

Google has launched Google+ in June 2011, which had more than 10 million users signing up in the very first two weeks of its launch. Google states that it is going to offer 16 different games via third party developers on Google+, which mainly include Bejeweled, Zynga Poker, and the infectiously well-liked Angry Birds game.

Angry birds has turned out to be a blockbuster as a large number of people have downloaded the game. According to the stats, the game has been downloaded 250million times to launch infuriated birds at egg-stealing green pigs.

the competition is increasing as Facebook and Google+ are big rivals. Is Facebook going to sustain? or just as Facebook murdered MySpace..Google+ will be able to take the charge? lets wait and watch and do share your experiences! 🙂

Facebook To Be Hacked!!

Anonymous happens to be one of the most renowned and well known hackers group all around the world. The group has been formerly involved in hacking web portals worldwide and mainly includes the Indian government websites, Spain Police, Malaysian government, as well as been  in charge for the PlayStation Network outage. The group has now decided to opt for something big and in this regard, it has considered to launch an attack on the largest social networking medium – Facebook!

It has been claimed by the Anonymous that it is going to be attack world’ biggest social networking website on November 5th year 2011. They have filed a reason behind it and they think that Facebook has been advertising and selling personal information to the government agencies and as a result they are spying on people from worldwide. This unambiguously indicates that the group is not very comfortable especially with the Facebook privacy settings.

However another vital reason regarding the announcement is to gain ‘popularity’. Nevertheless, the group already has a great fan following and it has been truly recognized by people worldwide. Anonymous whatsoever has now planned to attach a leading company and for this reason they want it to be different and strong.

Are you in favor of what Anonymous has claimed? Or do you go against it? Do share about what you think about this with Ishtihari. As soon as some new updates are available, we are definitely going to share them.

 

Social Media As Addictive As Smoking!!

A large number of studies being done until now have concluded that Google, Twitter, Facebook, and some of the other social networking portals are as addictive as drugs. While people were not provided with an access to any of the electronic mediums or even the Internet, they reacted just as twitchy addicts who have denied to take their drugs while they are forced to give up access to them.facebook addiction

Furthermore, just as a Boozer who completely inclines on bourbon as a social media lubricant, these online addicts truly believe that people who are not hooked on the information expressway, instant messaging and text messaging tend to be big time bores; this fact has been lately reported by the New York Post.

The research firm Intersperience concluded at the end of the study which was useful in depriving the behaviors of people and their online habits that some people truly considered giving up the Web based technology as hard as quitting the habit drinking or smoking.

The study states that approximately 53% out of 1000 people who were being surveys reported feeling ‘upset’ while there were deprived of their Internet connectivity. Moreover, it was also indicated that more than 40% people consider themselves lonely when they are just not able to access these portals.

 Making use of social media portals is certainly helpful but getting it over you definitely isn’t the idea. These portals although have been truly useful for a large number of people all around the globe but still they are making people get addicted to themselves and as a result their productivity and efficacy is being affected to a great extent.

Facebook vs Google+ – Some Comparisons [Infographic]

You have been one of those who have been the die hard fans of Facebook and you recently have switched to Google+, you certainly would be looking for comprehensive comparisons regarding What Google+ and Facebook services.

Infographic has done a great job here by comparing these two leading social networking platforms and it would be helpful in figuring out what both of these are offering.

All these services as well as the comparison is going to make you opt for a better choice of portals in case you are consdiering opting for one of them as an option.

Google+ is Here There & Everywhere

Google+ has more than 10 million users at present. WOW! It certainly shows that each and every Internet user is truly excited about it and there are people who find themselves too cool while they are using Google+ among their friends. It’s pretty obvious that whenever Google launches something, it comprises of such things that people never think of using and this makes them really excited about using it. There have been numerous blogs that are focusing Google+ these days; one of the most prominent reviews I came across was ‘Google+ is just another form of Facebook but with No Friends!”google+

Since the release of this service, it demand has been elevated to a great extent and the popular figures are already followed by tens of thousands of people. Although, Google+ is coming across various criticisms, yet it has created a buzz over the World Wide Web and people are  switching to it just to see how this new social networking medium works and it has become a rival to social media giant Facebook.

Google is already working on the criticism that is posted by its users and they should be expecting the changes in the coming week. Google’s senior vice-president Vic Gondotra has stated this.

We all are aware of the fact that Google is somewhat behind via its social networking rivals. Facebook last week announced that it has more than 750 million users and on the other hand, Twitter holds more than 300 million users.

Let’s see if Google+ can break all the records and if Internet users really stick to it! Good Luck Google+ !!

Google Plus Vs Facebook

I know everyone is excited about using Google+ and most of us are dying to use it. Certainly when Google launches something, it has many things which you really never thought of.  I was reading different reviews about Google + and I agree to one of the comments that Google + is just like facebook with no friends

Some of the Pros : More or less, the interface is the same except Google’s traditional White background everywhere.  You will see the interface is very user-friendly and doesnt look like a clutter ( which new users experience when they start using Facebook). The most killer feature of Google+ is Hangout which is video conferencing feature with atmost 10 people at one time. I havent tried this feature yet but thats what it says.  Other than that, terminologies are different like Friends are called ‘Circles’ and the categorization is very easy as you just need to drag and drop friends in a group. Sparks is a decent feature where you can tag the keywords to followup with the latest happenings and news.

Now comes to the Cons – First of all, No Wall, No message inbox and I am still figuring out how to do it.  The interface is friendly yet very basic indeed. I am sure Google must be working on this as well because there is alot to done in terms of adding things.

Recommendations to Google : Add and integrate Google other products where user can check email while working on Google Plus. There are no gadgets at all so its more like Twitter’s upgraded version with some additional and flashy features. Google can do a lot better than this because in order to increase the stay time on Google plus, they need to do something other than people just come and updating their statuses on a new website. Google’s webstore is a very good option which should be integrated in Google Plus where people can play games, add other apps to their Google interface just like we have high level of customization on Android. Google has beaten Iphone who has ruled the world for many years and I am sure, Facebook is just another piece of cake if they do well.

All the best to Google!

Facebook Video Chat – Get Started!

You must have read about the announcement that has been made that Skype and Facebook together are offering video chat feature within Facebook.
You can learn about how you can make your first video call via Facebook chat.
Open your browser to the point of Facebook Video calling and click on the ‘Get Started’ button to initiate it. The image below shows you the exact illustration.facebook video call

You will be prompted to download and run a java based file and are required to follow the on-screen instructions. It is only a matter of few seconds. As soon as you are done, you can select any particular online contact, there it is going to be a green circle right next to the name on the Facebook Chat, click on it and you will be able to make a video call via Facebook.

Try out and Share your Experiences with Ishtihari 🙂

Google+ Project – Is It Going to Leave Facebook Behind?

Do you remember Orkut, Google Buzz, or Google Wave? Without acquiring much of the success, now it is considering obtaining Facebook – the social networking giant. This happens to be one of its largest efforts yet.

Lately, Google has launched the Google+ project which happens to be a social networking service which is more or less like Facebook. The service presently is available to selected Google users, they will be able to invite people, and this way they will discuss and share status updates, links, and photos pretty much as they do on Facebook.

On the other hand, Google+ project will be different in a noteworthy manner, which Google anticipates will be adequate to convince people around to make use yet another social networking portal.

It is primarily focusing sharing with groups such as hiking friends, roommates, or colleagues and not with all of one’s peers or the entire World Wide Web. It is also offering video chat and group text messaging feature.

Vice president for product management at Google, Bradley Horowitz stated that we have windows and walls in real life and we can speak to them knowing that they are in the room but when it comes to the online world, you are required to have a ‘share’ box with which you can easily share anything with the while world. Senior vice president for engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra states that Google+ project is actually a different model.google+ ishtihari

Google is unable to rank itself especially when it comes to social networking; it is for the reason that the competitor know all too well and their services are fully dominating the market.

Initially, Google+ will be testing if it can easily overcome its prior stumbles concerning this particular area and dealing with one of the most critical challenges that the company is facing. Right now, Google’s status is at stake as one of the most popular entry point to the entire Web. While people are posting on Facebook, it is normally off-limits when it comes to search engines; Google has been losing valuable information that could be benefiting its advertising, Web search and various other products.

On the other hand, Google+ may perhaps already be too late. comScore states that this year, in the month of May, around 180 million people browsed through different Google portals which included YouTube, comparing with 157.2 million on Facebook. However, Facebook users have been browsing through 103 billion pages spending 375 minutes on an average on the websites whereas Google users viewed only 46.3 billion pages spending 231 minutes.

These figures have been truly imperative for the advertisers and to the fact that people have been increasingly turning to Facebook and various other social networking portals such as Twitter and ask question which they used to ask from Google like asking for a recommendation to a doctor or a restaurant.

Analysts’ states that Facebook users are most likely going to duplicate their friend’s network on Google+ and will be posting on both these portals; however they can make use of both for different forms of communication.

Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Gundotra state that knowing more about Google users individually would be truly helpful in improving the overall Google product experience which includes maps, YouTube, search, and ads, for the reason that Google will be learning about what actually people like to have and how they eventually personalize Google products.

On the other hand, Google has been greatly criticized for failing to fully understand the significance related to social information on the World Wide Web until competitors such as Twitter and Facebook had already leapt ahead. Google’s co-founder, Larry Page regrets that Google has been a failure in this regard.

Google Buzz has been a sharing tool particularly for the Gmail users. It included user’s emails automatically to their Buzz network, which had been facing huge criticism that Google has been invading users’ privacy and have failed to understand this vital point that everyone is the email list or contact list are not necessarily their friends. Google altered this service so now it doesn’t connect people automatically.

Unlike Google Buzz, its employees have tested Google+ before making it public. It has been called as Google+ a project that is useful in emphasizing on the fact that it is not a finished product. Google states that it will be undergoing various modifications to introducing new feature and fixing problems. However, it happens to be a new web portal, plus.google.com and is a fully formed social networking portal by Google as yet.

Mr. Horowitz and Mr. Gundotra stated that they took great pains to mimic people relationships in real life and tried to bring down the social awkwardness such as over-sharing and friend requests normally lead to on other networking portals. Google+ users will be able to easily select people from the Gmail list or any other services. They can easily drag and drop friends into different groups and name them accordingly. They can even share updates with their friends as well as on these groups. Contrasting Facebook, users are not required to be in each other’s friend list; they can easily receive and share updates without sharing their own.

Google+ is offering various other features such as group video chats, which are called as Hangouts which means that each and every member of the group can easily join as it is happening. Another section called as Sparks provide videos and articles from all across the Web on particular topics. They can be easily shared with certain groups of friends.

When it comes to Google+ mobile app for iPhone and Android phones, people can easily have group chats with the feature known as Huddle. Videos or photos can be easily uploaded via cell phones to the user albums and Google+ users can easily post and view them from their systems or smartphones.

Google is just trying to bring in a million of users to in a manner that happens to be a great challenge as a start up. I don’t think people are much willing to let go off Facebook but exciting and amazing feature could be grabbing their attention, making Google+ most preferred networking medium.