A good read – Think Like a 5-Year Old (the Best Leaders Do)
Here’s what I realized. I had gotten so used to my surroundings that I stopped seeing them. I got so used to the way I do business that I stopped questioning it. I had lost my child-like sense of wonder, that endless curiosity about the world around me.
Its again another new year. New hopes and new resolutions. Hope to update this blog more frequently.
They are viral, be it the Anaconda – Hippo video or Truth about McDonalds thing. All your friends are sharing and liking them, they must be something cool. Are they ?
These pages want you to ‘like’ them and share on your Facebook profile before you actually see them. And without hesitation you do it. But remember when you like or share something on FB you are actually recommending them to your friends and telling them ‘Hey buddy check this out, its kinda cool’ and most probably they will click them, the same reason why you clicked at the first place. And these become viral. So if something prompts you to share or ‘like’ it before you actually see them, no matter what it is, its some sort of SCAM. So don’t ever do what they tell.
As far as watching those videos or pictures are concerned, just google it and most probably you will find ‘em. And the Anaconda video, it isn’t that shocking.
How many times did you want to dislike something on the Web but could only find the Facebook “Like” button ? Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg told ABC News that they are aware about the user demands for a Dislike button and are considering that. So is Dislike button coming to Facebook any time soon ?
Pete Cashmore of Mashable in his column on CNN writes why Facebook will never implement the Dislike button. He feels it would damage the company’s relationships with brands, businesses and web publishers because a Disike button allows users to dislike their products thus affecting its reputation. Also web publishers won’t be desperate to implement a Dislike button and accept negative feedback from the users.
Yes, there are unofficial ways to ‘dislike’ things on Facebook. But what do you think, should Facebook officially implement the ‘Dislike’ Button ?
( Reading: Zuckerberg interview on ABC (video) , Cashmore’s article on CNN )
I was searching for something at wordpress.com and accidently put two spaces between words. I was shown a results page with some html codes in it. Curious, I added more spaces between words and the amount of code kept increasing. Don’t know the reason or whether temporal, but its interesting.
This is the search result with 2 spaces http://en.search.wordpress.com/?q=hello+++world&t=post.
Anyone knows why ?
When the idea of mass quitting Facebook came up and lots of people pledged to do so, it was sure that not many are going to do that, even those who pledged to quit. May 31st passed without much problems for Facebook.
Many said the QF day was a flop. But Tom Spring from PC World tells why it was a success. He thinks only because of the mass publicity that it received Zuckerberg finally went on to do some privacy reviews. He says from past experiences it’s clear that only these kinds of user movements can make a difference in case of Facbook and not corporate kindness.
The much awaited change is coming to Wikipedia. A new look and feel and more importantly a new editing toolbar.
List of Changes
- Navigation: improved navigation for reading and editing pages. Now, the tabs at the top of each page more clearly define whether you are viewing the page or discussion page, and whether you are reading or editing a page.
- Editing toolbar improvements: reorganized editing toolbar to make it easier to use. Now, formatting pages is simpler and more intuitive.
- Link wizard: an easy-to-use tool to add links to other wiki pages as well as links to external sites.
- Search improvements: improved search suggestions to get you to the page you are looking for more quickly.
- Other new features: a table wizard to make creating tables easier and a find and replace feature to simplify page editing.
In the FAQ section they say
When knowledgeable people cannot participate in editing Wikipedia because they find it too confusing or difficult to edit articles, it is a serious problem that undermines the potential quality, breadth and depth of the content that we can offer to you.
It also says this is just a beginning to the set of additional changes that are still under testing phase. You can see all those changes on the prototype site. The Wikipedia Usability Initiative is coming to MediaWiki as well. That means all those who were using MediaWiki for there Wikis can also create better wikis.
Government Requests is a tool from Google that reveals what different governments across the Globe are asking them to reveal. These are categorized into two – Data Requests and Removal Requests. Data Requests include requests for information about Google users and products and Removal Requests include requests for removal of content from Google search results.
The data is based on the number of requests received between July 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. Brazil tops the list with 3663 data requests and 291 removal requests. India is in 4th position in Data Requests with 1061 requests and 3rd in removal requests with 142 requests.
In the FAQ section it says – “We are working on a separate tool to show you when Google services have been blocked by governments or government agencies” .
You can view India’s profile on Open Net Initiative here.
While at Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg hacked into the Harvard servers to get the photos of all the girls in order to start Facemash, a sort of “hot-or-not” site exclusive to Harvard. That eventually led to the creation of Facebook.
This is the story of Mark Zuckerberg – ‘The Accidental Billionaire’ and soon its going to be a Hollywood blockbuster – ‘The Social Network’. From the director of ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ , David Fincher, the movie is expected to be released this October.
You must have noticed that Orkut has now shifted the position of ads to the top of Orkut pages. Doesn’t that make Orkut look dirty? I will show you how you can remove those ads from Orkut pages. This trick has been there for quite some time, but now that Orkut is showing them right at top of pages, I think it would be good to remove them.