Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hands-On Review: Alto Mail by AOL

Alto an webmail client by AOL was unveiled on 18th Oct. AOL only showed few glimpses of the service and allowed you to request an invite from it's home page.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

How to make the most out of Facebook Part-2

Tips for Publisher/Content makers

If you are a website owner, a blogger or just a page owner, you had always thought to maximize your traffic from Facebook. Here are ways to attract more users and retain them through Facebook.

Networked Blogs
You have been living underground(not with Julian) if you have not heard of  NetworkedBlogs. It's a great blog network for readers and publishers. Once connected with your blog, it will automatically share your new posts on facebook page(can also be a profile) and your twitter account. That removes the half of the effort you put in sharing every new post. You can add authors, invite friends to follow your blog, add a widget to your site and more importantly gives some back-links.
You can also add it's app as a tab on your Facebook page or profile, so that users can have look at your posts within Facebook. Visit http://www.networkedblogs.com to get started.
Note: Facebook has discontinued RSS import in Notes app. So this is app for you, if you need that functionality.
A story created by NetworkedBlogs

Facebook Comments Box
The comments box from Facebook is a social plug-in that enable user to comment on your site through their Facebook account. The viral thing happens when a user leaves the “Post to Facebook” box checked while commenting. A story appears on his friends’ News Feed (also on his timeline) indicating that he has made a comment on your website, which will also link back to your site. What's more, if his friends comments on that story, it automatically gets added on your site's comments. Happy already? But there's more, comments are automatically ordered to show users the most relevant comments from friends, friends of friends, and the most liked.
Also, it includes all the moderation tools you find in custom plug-ins. Moreover, as the comments are placed in an iFrame object they doesn't get indexed by search bots. So, that means less spamming by SEO experts.
But the plug-in has some downfall too as the comments doesn't get indexed, many commentors will be demotivated hence decreasing the user engagement for your blog post. One more negative is that all the comments are hosted Facebook servers which means you may have problems in case of website failure, domain name change and switching between plug-ins. Although, Facebook allows a way to backup your comments, but that would add to the already existing backup pains. Learn more here.
Comment Box

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Installing the new Gesture Keyboard on ICS

The new Gesture Typing Keyboard introduced in Android 4.2 let's you type by just gliding your finger over the letters you want to type.