Social Media

What next??

Daily social networking platforms, iPhone/Droid apps are coming up in the market. The battle for identity on web goes on and every morning a new/existing business comes up with a new innovative idea. Daily trending news like Facebook messaging system, More than 250 million users on Facebook, iPhone with Verizon, Twitter trends and Foursquare with new badges makes you think “What Next?”

Here is the next story which interested me the most this week i.e. Google Voice available on iPhone. As everyone know Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones, voicemail as easy as email, free US long distance, low rates on international calls.
Google Voice really impressed me in many ways like you get a number which you can direct to your cell phone and receive the Google voice call on your cell phone. You can also make free long distance calls within the US. Also Voicemail transcription is an existing feature through which you can get your voicemail as an email. Other features includes: Free text messaging to U.S. numbers, cheap rates for international calls.

Few months back in August 2010 Google introduced Call from Gmail, free calls to US and Canada. Now gmail has phone calls option using VoIP technology from the Gizmo5 acquisition. If you have a Google Voice phone number, Incoming calls pop up as a chat window in Gmail and you press a “Call phone” button that appears near the top of the Chat window to send an outbound call.

And now in November 2010 Google comes up with “Google Voice app” for iPhone. After been rejected from the App Store finally a free version of Google Voice web app is available. Google has put the power of HTML5 includes a few extra bonuses like a sleek design for your Google Voice inbox, with the option to create home screen icons for individual pages and the ability to display your Google Voice number as the outbound caller ID so you can easily receive return calls. You can also send and receive text messages for free. So if you are using an iPhone do check out Google Voice app.

The rivalry still continues and everyday existing businesses come up with new thought and startups comes with new idea with the common statement “that’s just going to be another social network platform” and an end user with the common question “What Next?”

Published: November 17, 2010

1 degree of Social Network

As Six degree of Separation states that each person is on average approximately six steps away from any other person on Earth. This is a shrinking world and each person is connected to somebody else through a mutual friend or acquaintance.

I think that Social Networks help people with developing their ideas & thoughts and enable them to share it on one platform. When it comes to Social Networking, each person can be connected to somebody else in 1 degree. I think 1 degree of seperation strategy can be used to connect people through different social networking websites in a degree.

On the left nav under “1 degree of Social Network” title you can find few of the Social Networking websites through which you can connect to me in 1 step or 1 degree. Thats why I call it 1 degree of Social Network.

Published: November 3, 2010

more on SEO

1) robots.txt file
The robots.txt is a simple text file that is placed on our root directory. Search Bots, crawl each URL and the first thing they search on an URL root is the robots.txt file. A simple robots.txt looks like:

      User-agent: *



“User-agent: *” means this section applies to all robots, the wildcard “*” means all bots. The “Disallow: ” tells the robots that they can go anywhere they want.

To exclude all robots from the server:

      User-agent: *


      Disallow: /

robots.txt should have the same place where you put your web site’s main “index.html”.Also remember to use all lower case for the filename: “robots.txt”, not “Robots.TXT.


Published: August 2, 2009

SEO basics

This post discusses about search engine ranking for the pages and some simple ways to improve ranking on google.

Few basic points to keep in mind:

  • TITLE Element:
    Make sure that the TITLE Element is relevant to the content on the page. Page title elements are normally 60-80 characters maximum in length.
  • META description Tag:
    The META description tag usually consists of no more than 160 to 180 characters total . The META description also shows up in many search engine results as a summary of your site.
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    Published: August 1, 2009