Google Friend Connect

Google friend connect widgets allows any web master, within an hour or so, enhance his site with state of the art social features. The widget allows his current site Visitors or members, join the site, introduce* them self invite* their friends and engage* with each other.

I’m using “*” because it is done in a most interesting and innovative way:

Introduce  yourself:

Google has an holistic concept, which in my opinion that is where they are better than all the other. As far as they concern all the roads lead to Rome, which in that case Rome is YOU. Web 3 is about YOU and your friends. It is about small communities with same interests, same understanding, same vision.

From that little widget in your site, familiar with Google or not, Google allows your visitor to create a Google profile: It would look something like that: [http://google.com/profiles/your_google_user_name].

This profile page allows you to add links to your “sites” like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, EzineArticles, etc”.

It allows you tell about your self and allows people to contact you, not without saving your privacy.

Invite friends:

The widget allows you to invite your friends from all over the net: Your gmail contacts, your Orkut friends, your Facebook friends, plaxo etc” etc”.

Engage:

There are a few “social gadgets” you can use with your Google friend connect widget like adding a comment, adding a link to a video, rating an article or a game, site wall, polls, invite to events and  ilike. The list of gadgets you may use is growing from day to day. If I’m not wrong, the day you will be able to add 1000’s of gadgets to your site is very close. When Google thought of the open social platform, I’m quite sure, (now at least), that “Google Friend Connect” was on their mind.

That is not all:

Sharing/syndication: Any activity on the site is syndicated through plaxo, orkut and most important through your profile:

let us say that you have joined 15 sites using gfc. Now your activities will appear in your profile all over those sites, as well as you links, interests and so on.

Summary

As a web applications developer who is following the “open social”  evolution for about more than a year and a half, has an I Google gadget developer who has an Igoogle sand box account,  for that period of time as well and as web master/admin who has his own site/blog, I can say for sure that Google friend connect is the future. I didn’t even mention “Google Reader” which is part of it as well, but I’ll keep this for the next article.

Here is a link to a Google friend connect featured video, with a marketing orientation.…

Game on- Advantage Mobile Phones

Human beings have an inborn urge to express. Perhaps it is the societal conditioning that makes us live with the fellow human beings, and too with our pets of course. We like to share our plans, desires, anguish, achievements, night-mares and what not. We just want to express ourselves. Now let it be through the mediums of video, images, audio or any written words, we human beings like to exchange the interpreted matter of facts in every way it is possible. Mobile phones are the essential tools of successful and cost-effective communication. And by virtue of their technology assemblage and integrity they hold every salt of their worth.

In the scenario when communicational success spells positives for any professional or personal dealing, a gadget like a mobile phone that captures and streams video, records and reproduce stunning clear audio, helps in clicking away still pictures, and like a perfect e-mailing tool sends messages across; is a combination of all multiple mediums of communication in a single entity and utmost necessary tool to be held. Did I forget to mention that mobile phones are wireless devices and let their users remain free from the entangles of wires and also a mobile phone is sumptuous with its packaging and complete with features making any-time, any-where communication a sure possibility.

Add to all these fitting functionalities, a trendy mobile phone comes with health-friendly features benefiting one and all alike. If there are mobile phones that help parents to keep a track of their wards movements; there are mobiles that come with GPS navigability and help in locating any geographical location of choice. The list of offers from mobile phones inundates with possibilities where every category speaks of thousand probable usage of a mobile phone. Plus all, when any technological up-gradation is considered a probablity, the future of mobile phone glows bright with many more additional possibilities.

With so much so on offer from a device that promises to narrow the entire world of opportunities inside its sleek casing, and ready playing every shots demanded with effortless ease, from the recent standing to the one in the near future, it is advantage mobile phones only!!…

A Few Simple Steps To Keep Your Computer Running Fast And Problem Free

Software Maintenance :

Just like your car your computer needs some basic maintenance. The most common problems can usually be traced to the software that is on your hard drive.

We all want to keep our Computer System running quickly and at peek performance. Here are a few easy tips that will insure that your Computer continues to function properly. First and most important is that a up to date Anti Virus software, such as Symantec's Norton Anti Virus, is installed on your Computer. Once a week the Anti Virus software should scan the entire system and make sure that no viruses have been installed. You will also want to make sure that your Anti Virus software has the latest update. The second most important program to have installed is an Anti Spyware software. This software should also check the entire system once a week. If there has been a lot of internet activity you may want to check the system after browsing the internet. The next step to making sure that your system operates correctly is to Check for Errors on your hard drive. Simply right click your hard drive icon. Click properties, Click Tools then check for errors. You may have to shut down and restart for this application to complete.

Things to remember: Always check to make sure that your Anti Virus Icon is on the task bar and is working. As soon as you believe that your software has been compromised follow the steps listed above. If they do not solve the problem then a professional should be called. Usually if the problem is done within a few days it can be fixed without having to loose all of your data and programs.

Hardware Maintenance :

A majority of Hardware problems are caused by dust. Your computer case is designed to pull air from the front of the case over the motherboard and out through a fan in the rear of the case and rear of the power supply. Every three months the side of the computer case should be removed and the hardware should be cleaned of dust. The easiest method of dusting is by using a can of compressed air. The air should be sprayed on the computers heatsinc and fan, case fans, power supply fan and any other fans. You may want to check you video card as they typically have fans and are sometimes hard to see. By
removing dust you will insure that heat generated from them computer is properly vented. Fan failure is typically the main cause of computer noise and power supply failure.

The next cause of hardware problems is loose connections. Once a year the inside of the computer should be inspected. All cables to the hard drives, floppy drive and optical drive should be inspected. Any add on card such as a video, sound card, modem should be checked to make sure that it is properly located on the motherboard. It is also a good idea to …