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Monday, December 31, 2012

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Bohat salon se ye haik rawayat si ban chuki hai ke world main naye saal ka istaqbal josh aur khushi se kiya jata hai. Such tou ye hai ke ye aik big festival ban chuka hai. Dunya ki famous cities main khuch places tou goya naye saal ke liye makhsoos ho kar reh gayi hain. Rukhsat hotay howe new year night ke junhi 12 bajtay hain aur nayay saal ka pehla lamha shuru hota hai, un places par colors ka flood ajata hai. Fireworks ke hairankun muzahire tou taqreeban sabhi aisay muqamaat par hote hain aur un main baishtar spots par poor aur rich peoples ki tadad millons main hoti hai jo apne style main naye lamhon ko welcome kehtay hain. Khuch log crazy andaz main dance kar ke aur khuch heart se prayers mangtay hain.

  Usa, Uk, Canada aur deegar europe main log jashan mananay ke liye seaside par jama ho jatay hain in main zindagi ke different sectors se taluq rakhnay wale log atay hain jin main bankers, lawyers, car insurance companies main kaam karnay wale hon, real estate sector se taluq rakhtay hon ya tax collectors hon ya medical doctors hon won new york ke beach par naron aur shoor sharabay ke zariye khushi ka izhar kartay hain. Khuch 5 star hotels ka rukh kartay hain jahan woh garam garam lazeez fish sea food aur dusri special dishes se lutf andooz hotay hain. Taham Asia ke khuch mulkon main luft andoz honay ka style zara alag hai kahin electricity nahin aur kahin andhera nahin par jashan ka silsila rukta nahin aur sare world main logon ke faces par smiles bikhri hoi nazar arahi hoti hain. Traffic ka nazam sambhalnay ke liye police australia jesi countries main kafi achay arrangements karti hai takay car accidents se bacha ja sakay aur logon ki life safety yaqeeni banayi ja sakay. Har insan new hopes, passion, expectations, objectives ko amli jama pehnanay main successful rehta hai aur koi saal ke end par yehi sochta reh jata hai ke... "Lo zindagi ka aik aur saal bhi younhi beet gaya." guzri hoi memories ko apne paas mehfoz karnay ke liye khuch log ebay wagera se online shopping ke zariye top companies jese nikon, canon aur sony digital camera purchase kartay hain takay apni haseen sunehri yadon ko capture kar liya jaye aur khuch apne pyaron ke liye gifts wagera kharedtay hain jin main latest laptops, mobile phones wagera shamil hain. Baat yahan hi khatam nahin ho jati naya saal celebrate karne ke liye friends aur familes resorts aur picnic points aur fabulous places ki janab travel kartay hain is tarah tourism ke sath sath memories bhi sunehri banane main kafi acha moqa mil jata hai. New zealand main sunset hotay hi log apni luxury cars par new fashion apna kar nikal jatay hain aur youn woh log dunya main sub se pehle naye year ko khushamdeed kehtay hain kyoun keh wahan sub se pehle saal ka aghaz hota hai. 
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Facebook Embraces Local Search Via 'Nearby' Updates for Mobile

Facebook has rolled out a new updates to its "Nearby" tab on Android and iOS apps, allowing users to find places near them based on the likes and recommendations of friends.
The social network has expanded its Nearby functions beyond revealing where friends have checked into to now include a ratings system, recommendations and searching for certain business categories such as hair salons and restaurants.
"Local businesses such as restaurants and salons have always relied on word-of-mouth recommendations, and now Nearby makes those recommendations relevant to people on the go looking for places around them," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. "Businesses with a Facebook Page and physical location will benefit from this update."

SEE ALSO: Instagram Now Shares Your Data With Facebook
As more than 150 million people visit Facebook Pages each day -- with nearly half occurring via mobile in the U.S. -- Facebook believes this presents "a tremendous opportunity to connect businesses with new customers."
To make the most of the new features, companies are encouraged to include basic information such as address, store hours and phone numbers in the About section of its Facebook page, as well as making sure they are added to the most appropriate category for its business and urging customers to use the check-in, ratings and Like functionality.
"This is an early release and there’s lots more to do," wrote Josh Williams, product manager of location and events at Facebook, in an official blog post. "Results will get better the more people use Nearby, and we’ll continue to improve it based on feedback. We also plan to add places info from third party services in the near future."
In the short term at least, the upgrade is bad news for Yelp, whose business is based on ratings and reviews of local businesses. In afternoon trading, Yelp's stock was down about 3%.
Image courtesy of Facebook

Facebook Reportedly Planning to Run Video Ads in Its News Feed

In a move sure to annoy some users but potentially please investors, Facebook is planning to introduce video ads in the first half of next year, according to report.
Citing "several industry executives," Advertising Age reports that "by April at the latest," advertisers will be able to target video ads in users' News Feeds on desktop and mobile. The length of such videos would cap at 15 seconds as opposed to the standard 30-second TV ad, according to the report.
Facebook reps could not be reached for comment.
The report adds that the video ads will be on "autoplay," meaning they will start running automatically, a potentially controversial move. IN addition, on desktop, the ads will expand out of the News Feed and into the left- and right-hand columns.
The move comes as Facebook is facing a backlash for its new Terms of Service for its Instagram unit. The TOS states that pics that users upload on Instagram after Jan. 16 can be used in ads on the social network

Here's How Police Get a Suspect's Facebook Information

When major media outlets (incorrectly) identified the name of the suspect in Friday's elementary school massacre, journalists immediately flocked to Facebook to learn more about him. Pictures, status updates, comments -- anything that might give more insight into the killer's motivations.
Putting aside the media frenzy and subsequent reflection over what went wrong in newsrooms on Friday, journalists aren't the only ones who have learned to check social media for more information about a suspect -- the police are doing it too.
Mashable reached out to Facebook, Twitter and several law enforcement agencies to learn more about what happens behind-the-scenes immediately following a high-profile crime.
Most, unfortunately, were unwilling to divulge much in the way of procedural information. However, a Facebook spokesperson did point us to a public-facing site teaching police how to request access to a suspect's info. Here's how it's done:
Police need a subpoena in order to access "basic subscriber records" including name, length of service, credit card information, email address(es), and a recent login/logout IP address(es). For the next level of information, including message headers and some IP addresses, a court order is required.
For the real bounty -- messages, photos, videos, wall posts, and location information -- a search warrant is required.
What if a user who commits a crime goes home and deletes his or her account? Once Facebook is made aware that a user is the subject of an official police investigation, the company "takes steps" to preserve that user's account information for 90 days -- even, apparently, if the user tries to delete his or her account in that time.
Facebook does, however, stipulate that it will only find data which it is "reasonably able to locate and retrieve."
If the police want the Facebook information of a suspect but don't want to tip off that suspect that he or she is being investigated, Facebook requires "an appropriate court order or other process establishing that notice is prohibited." But even that doesn't ensure total secrecy: if Facebook determines the user in question is violating the company's terms of use, it may notifiy the user it is "aware of their misconduct," potentially tipping law enforcement's hand.
SEE ALSO: 8 Dumb Criminals Caught Through Facebook
Facebook and other social media records are becoming an everyday element of evidence in many criminal cases. Twitter messages, for example, were instrumental in an Occupy protestor's recent decision to plead guilty to disorderly conduct.
It remains unclear how law enforcement and social media companies were together to keep suspects' profiles away from the prying eyes of the media and curious digital snoopers -- it's a fair bet they do cooperate, but both sides of the partnership are tight-lipped about the arrangement

Instagram Responds: 'We Hear You'

UPDATE: Instagram just posted a lengthy blog entry clarifying various aspects of their privacy policy. The company promises to "modify" some of the language to make its intent more clear, but it sounds like no substantive changes will be made. We'll have more analysis shortly, but in the meantime you can read the full blog post here.
Faced with a rising tide of user backlash over its new privacy policy and terms of service, Instagram sent an olive branch Tuesday. And it did so on the service where most of its critics are talking: Twitter.
The tweet simply announced that user complaints had been heard. It promised, in apparently rushed and slightly garbled grammar, that there would be more information soon:
"Raising a lot of questions" is perhaps the understatement of the week. Twitter has been burning up with critiques of the new policy, which kicks in January 16 and effectively turns your Instagram photos into commodities. Under its terms, Instagram and Facebook can use your photos and your likeness in advertising.
The tweet doesn't hold out any hope that Instagram will make significant changes to the policy. But it is an indication that the #boycottInstagram movement is having some effect; perhaps the folks at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, Calif. have seen a surprising number of users drop off the service.
SEE ALSO: Instagram Will Basically Sign Your Life Away
Given that Instagram has more than 100 million users, however, the number of boycotters would have to be very big indeed to make any kind of serious impact.
What do you think Instagram will do to respond to the backlash? Let us know in the comments

Is This Instagram's Netflix Moment?

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Just a day after Instagram announced its new privacy policy, users are outraged. Celebrities who once flocked to the photo-sharing site in droves are reconsidering how they use the service, and competing services such as Flickr are seeing a surge in signups.
SEE ALSO: Instagram Will Basically Sign Your Life Away
While user backlash against tech services is nothing new, it's stunning to observe the change of sentiment regarding Instagram in just 24 hours. The last time I remember a company shifting so rapidly in the hearts and minds of users was when Netflix made a series of blunders that caused it to shed users and lose more than two-thirds of its stock value.

A Brief History of Netflix's Fall From Grace

In the summer of 2011, you may recall, Netflix announced it was raising the price of subscriptions.
Price increases are never pleasant, but Netflix CEO Reed Hastings seemed to make a point of being obtuse and cavalier about the impact the price increase would have on customers.
Netflix compounded its problems when it announced it was going to decouple its DVD service from its streaming service: the soon-abandoned and now-infamous "Qwikster." All of this happened as Netflix lost one of its most important content providers, Starz.
This perfect storm of errors caused Netflix to lose more than a million subscribers; it also saw its stock price tank.
This perfect storm of errors caused Netflix to lose more than a million subscribers; it also saw its stock price tank. Eighteen months later, Netflix has recovered most of its lost subscribers and its stock price is rising again, but the company has lost a bit of its luster.
Moreover, consumers aren't fanatical about Netflix anymore. It's become just another streaming service. I have been a Netflix user since 1999, but my opinion of the company has shifted from "best ever" to "meh" in those few months. It hasn't returned.
If Instagram isn't careful, it could wind up in the same position.

A Textbook Example of Poor Timing

When Facebook bought Instagram, die-hard users of the service immediately worried about the impact Zuckerberg and co. would have on the startup. For the last eight months, most of that hand-wringing has been for naught. Instagram changed very little.
In the last two weeks, however, the company has made a series of changes that have started to rub users the wrong way.
First, it decided to escalate its pissing contest with Twitter by ending support for Twitter Cards. Regardless of the rationalization, the net result was that users got caught in the middle and ultimately lost out.
Then, the company updated its apps for iPhone and Android. That would normally be fine, except some users are unhappy with the new crop of options and other aspects of the interface.
It didn't help that both Twitter and Flickr introduced photo filters into its apps, creating a real sense of competition in the mobile photo space.
Changing the Terms of Service was never going to be a popular decision but Instagram made things ten times worse for itself by making the change amidst these other unpopular decisions.
It's great that Instagram "hears" the feedback from its users but unless it takes quick action, it might be too late.

How to Not Become Netflix

Normally, when users announce their plans to leave a service en masse, I roll my eyes and say, "see you tomorrow." Call me a cynic, but I've seen this movie before.
The reason I worry for Instagram is that the reaction I'm seeing from my Twitter followers is a bit different. The tenor is more akin to the Netflix complaints rather than the typical "Facebook/Google/Apple/Microsoft sucks so I quit" that crop up with these types of movements.
Fortunately, a true replacement for Instagram and its most important asset -- its social graph -- doesn't exist. Make no mistake, such a replacement will exist and it will draw in users if Instagram doesn't take care of this situation immediately.
First and foremost, Instagram needs to communicate with its users. The company got off to a good start earlier this afternoon, thanks to a well-written blog post from Instagram's co-founder Kevin Systrom.
Moving into the future, the company needs to do more of this type of communication. Most users don't know that Instagram still operates as a very small team within Facebook. Instagram should use that smallness as an advantage. The more users can decouple Instagram from Facebook in their minds, the better.
One of the most valuable assets Instagram has is its reputation with users. While Netflix can survive -- even thrive -- in a world where it isn't beloved, I'm not sure Instagram can. As my colleague Seth Fiegerman said to me earlier,
"People have a more personal relationship with Instagram. They need to trust to the service."
To keep user trust, Instagram needs to think more carefully about how it times its announcements and changes. There is absolutely no reason that these changes had to coincide with the other changes happening within the service.
The same was true for Netflix. Netflix wouldn't have suffered as much as it did if its mistakes didn't all happen in succession.
The truth is, Instagram will make decisions in the future that its users aren't all going to love. It's also true that users won't cut Instagram the same slack that they might before Facebook bought the service. That means that when unpopular decisions or abrupt user-facing changes take place, the company needs to be absolutely clear with its timing.
Eight months ago, I begged Facebook not to ruin Instagram. Now I'd like to renew that plea. I hope my worst fears are never realized and the company can assert its independence and identity, much as YouTube did with Google.

5 Free Alternatives to Instagram

No filter can make Instagram's new privacy policy look pretty
facebookThe popular photo app is on the verge of a mass exodus in light of new Terms of Service, which many interpreted as giving Instagram the right to sell your pics to advertisers starting Jan. 16. The backlash has been notable, with celebrity users tweeting their concerns and disaffected Instagrammers casting about for a new service to call home.
SEE ALSO: Boycott Instagram: Anonymous Joins the Backlash
The response was so vocal, in fact, that Instagram released a statement on its blog this afternoon to clarify some of the points from the new Terms of Service. The statement reads, in part:
We've heard loud and clear that many users are confused and upset about what the changes mean.
To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear.
Instagram users own their content and Instagram does not claim any ownership rights over your photos. Nothing about this has changed. We respect that there are creative artists and hobbyists alike that pour their heart into creating beautiful photos, and we respect that your photos are your photos. Period.
But what if you simply no longer feel secure on Instagram? Where can you go for the kind of beautiful filters, close community and ease of use you've grown accustomed to?
We've compiled five slick and totally free apps for photo editing and sharing that put a cool twist on the Instagram standard. Maybe you'll find something here you never even realized you were missing.
Do you have a favorite photo app we didn't mention? Tell us why it's great in the comments section below.