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.

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.

A Robot That Flies Like A Bird!!

You must have heard about flying robots and as a matter of fact technological advancements have led to a large number of robots that can fly but just none of them can even fly like a real bird. This could never happen until Markus Fischer along his team at Festo came up with a SmartBird which is actually a light weighted but large robot primarily modeled as a seagull and it flies by flapping its wings. The demo was being given from TEDGlobal in year 2011.

TEDTalks happens to be a daily video podcast of the best performances and talks from the TED Conference, and they have world leading doers and thinkers giving the talk of their lives just in 18 minutes time. There have featured speakers as well and it included JJ Abrams “Lost” producer on the allure of mystery, Bill Gates on mosquitoes and malaria, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke,Philippe Starck on design, and Al Gore on climate change.

TED actually is abbreviation for Technology, Entertainment, Design and basically TEDTalks is the one which covers all of these topics as well as arts, development, business, and science.

Check Out this Video and You will be amazed by the technology and how man has been able to make such robots that not only fly but fly like a real bird!! Enjoy Watching!! 🙂

 

 

Google+ – Get To Know More About It

Google+ is everywhere now!

I t can be termed as Fun, Bold and Social networking medium. A large number of people have been using this portal and until now it has more than 10 million users. Even after this demand and response, some people are yet not able to understand How Google+ works. Ishtihari is  being helpful to such people and following are some of the videos that would be useful in making you guys understand about how it really works.

Google+ – A Quick Look

Google+ – Circles

Google+ – Sparks

Google+ – Hangouts

Google+ – Instant Uploads

Google+ – Hurdles

As most of us are already a part of Google+, we are enjoying all these exciting features. What do you think about these? Do share 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.

 

Royal Wedding: Kate and William Marriage Live on YouTube

The most awaited event – The Royal Weeding is going to be broadcasted live via YouTube when both Prince William and Kate Middleton insisted to make their wedding ceremony as world’s most interactive public event.

The St James’s Palace will also be making use of Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter to host the dedicated social network giving the public with continuous chances, updates also enabling feedback.

Both Miss Kate Middleton & Prince William are regular users of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook and have played an imperative role overseeing plans for the online broadcast of the entire ceremony on April 29th year 2011.

Being the Internet Giant, Google has developed a live blog which will be synchronizing with the live footage, which will enable the viewers to click on the links that would be providing them with additional information on some of the vital moments of the wedding as they happen.

St James’s Palace spokesperson stated that we want people to easily interact with the Royal Wedding as they watch it.

Catherine Middleton & Prince William are just like any other people with respect to their age when it comes to social media. They both are YouTube and Facebook users and always had an intention that their wedding should be accessible to each and every individual.

The couple was being asked if they intend to change their relationship status on Facebook after the wedding, the spokesperson asked to ‘ Wait & See’.

The wedding Coverage on the Royal Channel, which is to be hosted by YouTube, will begin at 10am, an hour before the ceremony, and end at 2pm, after the couple have appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

The live blog will include a text commentary by staff at Clarence House and St James’s Palace, as well as links to background information and additional photographs.

It has been stated that this is going to be the first ever live blog that has run alongside a live stream on YouTube for any particular occasion. On the other hand, an official video named as ‘Wedding Book’ has lately being launched on YouTube that is inviting all the well-wishers to post their personal video messages of congratulations and Best Wishes to the couple.

Facebook is also going to launch an application via which users will be able to describe how they are preparing for the big event & how they are and will celebrate it.

 

Ishtihari congratulates the Royal Couple – Prince William & Miss Middleton 🙂

 


 

Google’s Japanese Quake Person Finder

Google has developed a special edition of Google’s Person Finder which is supporting Japan to find all those people who have lost their lives in the recent Worst ever disaster of earthquake and subsequent Tsunami.

It can be used as a message board as well as a directory where people can leave messages or search others just to make sure that they are safe. This facility and service can be easily embedded on various social networks and web portals so that this way you can reach as many people as possible.

For more than 4000 people this services has turned out to be extremely helpful who make use of it after the Japan quake Person Finder within a few hours when it was launched.

May Allah Have Mercy !!

 

Google BlogSpot: Banned!!

More than 600,000 Blogspot users in the region of Turkey have been left dry and high as their country is coming across a ban on this frequently used web portal. This is first and foremost because of the Turkish Super League football matches as they have been shown and streamed on the portal free of charges and this is not at all acceptable to some of the companies mainly including Digiturk, which is a satellite TV company.

A copyright violation complaint has been filed in one of the Turkish Courts claiming that the matches that is has been broadcasting have been also appearing on the website.

For this reason, the Google’s Blogger/Blogspot has been completely blocked it all.

 

 

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Women More Engaged with Social Networking Media – Study

Women and Social Media, both these terms together are pretty hard to comment on, while it has been a perception that men have been more involved with social media compared to women. Presently, studies have been conducted that states that men are less pro-active as compared to Women.

This has been a new study that has been conducted by iVillage & BlogHer, approximately 73% of women are said to be active on such social networking platforms and they are now engaging themselves on frequent basis on this entire social networking portals. Rapleaf, an Internet technology based company conducted a study on gender influence and different ages groups that are associated with social networking mediums and this has been highlighted that women are more involved as compared to men on most of these social networking mediums with considerable exception of Flickr and LinkedIn.

Courtesy: BlogHer.com

Current study indicated that women are relying more on messaging & blogging stuff as compared to Men. They are seeking recommendations and advices through these social networking channels. In the Blogging or even in the case of purchasing or buying new products/services, women are more involved and the percentage is more than 70% in both the scenarios. Further, it has been indicated that Twitter and Facebook are the two Social Networking Sites that have been browsed through actively whereas Blogging has been ranked as second in the list in the searching options that are currently available with particular portals.

While concluding the entire study, we can sum it all in one sentence as ‘the upcoming wave of Innovation and Technology is coming via Women, that is because of Women engagement via social media, and it is increasing day by day’.

All the dearest Women Readers;

I hope all such facts mentioned above are applied to you as well? Are you also an active individual on the Social Media Networks? You are welcomed to share your comments with Ishtihari! 🙂

Wishing all women all around the world – Happy Women’s Day

 

 

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