Which Are The Most Popular Social Networking Sites Important For Traffic?

It is important and beneficial that socially valued media content must be exposed in order to attract better traffic. However, certain sites are more popular than most others. Although the popularity aspects depends on various factors, the primary aim of these sites is to promote inter-personal relationships, improve public and private professional alliances with firms and all this independent of time and place Other reasons for these are high quality content, higher accessibility which in turn endorses the formation of an online Community that includes friends, family and even absolute strangers willing to become your friend.

Today, social networking is indispensable to common man because it is more of a necessity than a luxury. Having said that, it is imperative to reason why some sites have succeeded faster as compared to their weaker counter- parts in the industry. The secret to this success is the ability to postulate the needs of the subscriber. To put it simply you need to know who your ‘Target- Audience’ is and what they are expecting from you. Once the liaison is established, a simple step is to physically create that nexus by setting up a Site. As you keep growing in the industry you will be exposed to the loop- holes present.

Once you have established the nexus you need to carefully study the reasons why the most important networking sites are ahead of the game and get that ‘Zing’ factor for your site too. The most popular Social Networking sites include Facebook which is estimated to be worth a good $50 billion. Facebook has established a firm ground in building online communities and through the introduction of new and innovative ‘Apps’ (Applications) has been its main source of traffic. The second important site is Twitter which is currently a media hub of eminent personalities which started this unique trend of 140 characters called ‘Tweets.’ These short tweets allow you to keep track of your friends and families and could talk about anything from fashion to sports and politics. In short the secret of its success is its brevity.

The others that follow list of the popular social networking sites include: MySpace, Ning, LinkedIn, hi5, classmates.com, Tagged, Friendster, bebo, Orkut, etc. These Sites have attained the acceptance of the masses which has led them to the top list. According to me, sites like Twitter, Facebook are most popular ones, however the others are not far behind!

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Google to Introduce Chrome for iOS and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google keeps on launching new apps or web tools to best integrate the web features into new and upgraded devices. One such recent updates from Google is Chrome for Android and iOS for allthe devices, desktop, tablet and Smartphone. No doubt, users of Smartphones really got delighted to hear this as the Android Browser in comparison to modern desktop supported browsers is a low performer. However, in a recent seminar at San Francisco, Google has released some interesting news in relation to its newly launched chrome. The news is highly contradictory to the usual perceptions.

The first such news is that new Chrome Beta for Android browser is actually out of beta. Google Chrome for Android is of version is 18, and this version doesn’t support the stuffs of chrome’s beta version. But this version 18 is quite compatible with HTML%. Galaxy Nexus Smartphone is still having Android with Jelly Bean as its default browser, and chrome is required to be downloaded. However, the tablet Nexus 7 is the first device to have Android 4.1; this will have Google chrome as its default browser. The new devices and the 4.0 version old devices, which are upgraded to 4.1, will have chrome by default but others will continue to have android. However, for web views, Chrome engine is not yet being introduced. Further, in terms of HTML5 compatibility as well, the default engine on 4.1 upgraded devices is still continues to be non-Chrome.

The second interesting piece of news is that Chrome for iOS is not at all Chrome. Though it has Chrome-style UI, Chrome synching, omnibox and search by voice option but its execution and the rendering engine are not Chrome. This is more like pseudo-browsers, which is using iOS Web View that shares most of the code with Safari. Thereby, when using Chrome for iOS, the user sees the web in the same way as in Safari, as both Safari and Chrome iOS are based on WebKit. But in terms of HTML5 compatibility, Chrome for iOS follows Safari on iOS. This means that one won’t get IndexedDB, animation timing API, full screen API, remote debugging file upload and HTML media capture in Chrome for iOS. However, in the new iOS 6 versions, these stuff may get incorporated. Further, Chrome for iOS is also more likely to replace the default UIWebView local storage. Moreover, with Chrome for iOS, there is no provision to work with full-screen apps.

Another important aspect to be taken into consideration is that with Chrome on iOS, there will be no default browser; every time a user will try to link up with Twitter, Facebook, etc, he will be forwarded to Safari; from there he has to copy and paste the URL in Chrome, to get linked through chrome. Moreover, against each iOS version, the same Chrome version will operate with different support such as 4.3, 5.0, 5.1 or 6.0.

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The Desire From HTC With Sense UI

Androids fans will undoubtedly be delighted with the excellent new handset from HTC, the Desire. This models also benefits from the inclusion of HTC’s own user interface. Named “Sense”, this makes the everyday operation of the phone not only fun, but also very functional.

The HTC Desire is basically the impressive Google Nexus One handset featuring many improvements. Looks wise the devices look almost identical, which is no bad thing given the eye catching looks that the Nexus One flaunted. The unit incorporates an excellent 3.7″ screen capable of displaying images in high quality WVGA resolution. The display boasts AMOLED technology rather than TFT, improving the depth of colours that can be displayed. The new Desire features an optical trackpad, offering users a nice alternative to the capacitive touchscreen. This trackpad is a more responsive option that the older trackball that was found on the Nexus One as well as on other model phones. The Desire measures 119 x 60 x 11.9mm and weighs just 135 grammes. Media facilities are great on the phone. A 5 mega pixel camera offers superb resolution pictures that benefit from an LED flash in darker conditions. If you would rather capture video then the Desire can also handle this task at a resolution of 800 x 400. The device features 512Mb of internal memory, however this is easily added to thanks to the micro SD card slot.

One thing you immediately notice upon using the HTC Desire is just how quickly the handset operates. There is no lag in loading applications, and when scrolling across the various homescreens results are instant. This is thanks to the excellent quality processor that the device incorporates. This 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip adds real appeal to the phone, alongside the excellent Android 2.1 operating system and the excellent HTC Sense user interface. These 3 aspects works superbly together, resulting in perhaps the most satisfying user experience to be found on any phone. The Sense system does make some nice additions to the phone. The calendar for example gives you an agenda option rather than an overview of the coming month. Once you have loaded an application, a simple swipe across the bottom of the screen opens up options within that function. This is especially useful within the messaging and phonebook options. The swipe method also works on other aspects of the handset, like skipping tracks on the audio player for example

The HTC Desire is a well equipped handset. Not only will it appeal to existing Smartphone owners but it also proves the perfects handset to introduce newcomers to the high end mobile phone market.

Smartphone Skins – HTC Skins and GPS Skins by XO Skins

Many of you reading this are like me; you have to get your hands on the latest and greatest gadgets. Awed by the technology, features, and most current human achievements designed to dazzle your imagination. Many of these new devices are designed to either entertain, make our lives easier or both. People anxiously wait in lines outside stores, overnight sometimes, to get the latest gadgets spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on their shiny new device. An entire industry has subsequently been born for accessories to protect these devices. Cases, pouches, skins, screen protectors, guards, shields, and armors developed to keep your expensive new toys from baring scars from the abuses of daily life.

Scratches are one of my biggest fears when I get a new gadget. My latest toy, the HTC Google Nexus One, is my shiny new companion and daily I am discovering the amazing things this phone can do. The very first thing I did after ordering it was order a full body and screen protector from XO Skins. With clean hands and a little concentration, this clear protector went on fairly easily and is nearly invisible. I have had many gadgets the past few years and have suffered with the bulky and flimsy cases that detract from the beauty of my newest toy. This is no longer the case and XO Skins now has a fan for life. To my horror only 2 days after installing the clear skin I dropped my phone and it skidded across my driveway. I rushed to pick up my phone fearing the worst and brushed the grit off of it. There were no marks, nothing! I couldn’t even tell I had dropped it!

So here I am typing up the story of the Nexus One that could, the XO Skins shielding and guarding it from damage, and the clumsy geek who can’t hang on to his expensive toys. If you are like me, your phone is like a digital leash, an endless supply of information at your fingertips, connecting you at the speed of light to friends and information a world away. If you told someone you could harness a connection to the whole of human knowledge in the palm of your hand a hundred years ago, you would have been burned at the stake. We truly live in a remarkable age with seemingly endless potential. Maybe that explains our relentless pursuit to have the greatest gadget connecting us at a millisecond faster than our old device.

Obtaining the Nexus One was not as difficult as some of my past gadgets. I didn’t have to camp in front of a store, braving the elements, I ordered it from the comfort of my home and got it the next day at my front door. Now how’s that for awesome? Thank you, Google. While I do miss the collective buzz of anticipation waiting in front of a store, it was nice as an early adopter, to not have to. Who knows, maybe one day Google will have a physical store and those wanting to camp on cement will get their chance. Either way, with or without the sacrifice and struggle of obtaining my Google phone, I still have the desire to take care of it, and my XO Skins has done just that.

In checking out their site at you will see a YouTube video on the left where they batter an iPhone half protected with their screen protector and the other half bare naked. As you can imagine the naked side is destroyed and unusable. They then peel away the left side that was covered by the XO Skin revealing a new looking iPhone screen, completely scratch free. On the right side next to the video you will see a flash banner with testimonials from industry experts illustrating the strength and clarity of these skins. Check it out for yourself, they are not limited to just cell phone skins and screen protectors. They cover cell phones, smart phones, laptops, iPads, GPS devices, MP3 and media players, and gaming devices like the PSP and Nintendo DSI. I have chosen to keep my phone scratch free, will you?

My Real Life Mobile Computing Experience With VDI and a Tablet

Just like many of you I have heard the predictions, analyst reports, and media hullabaloo about the coming of the Post-PC era, and how Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is going to cure baldness, eradicate cancer, and have dogs and cats living together in harmony. In order to test this out, I had my engineers move my primary desktop to Windows 7 running on VMware VIEW. After 4 months of use, I am now a fanatical convert, and we are moving everyone else at our company over to virtual desktops as well. My daily interaction with my PC is faster, easier, and I have no concerns about running backups anymore. Everything works better with VDI, as long as I have some kind of device and a network connection.

I was getting very tired of my laptop. It was a three year old laptop that I had converted to Windows 7 last year. Performance was pretty good because I had bumped the RAM up to 4GB, and put Windows 7 on a new hard drive. There were many problems I had with my laptop, however:

I had to lug my laptop everywhere I went, carrying a backpack everywhere.
Whenever I wanted to work, I had to find a place to plug in, because even though I was on my third battery, battery life was less than an hour.
I could not get the VPN to work whenever my laptop came out of Standby, so I always had to shut down and fully boot my laptop whenever I wanted to use it.
It took 5-10 minutes for the laptop to boot whenever I wanted to get anything done.
Applications were slow, especially Outlook, and I had to use a VPN for most applications to work properly.
I had to make sure I had the laptop connected to the backup drive at least once a week for a five hour stretch to complete a backup.
I realize I could have purchased an expensive new laptop, contracted for an online backup service, and done other things to address some of my issues, but that would not have addressed everything. I still would have been lugging a backpack with a laptop from home to work and back, worried about it getting stolen, and had to take it on vacation with my family.

Instead, I parked my existing laptop at home, got a $500 Wyse terminal for the office, bought a $500 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and a Targus bluetooth keyboard for mobile computing, a Verizon 4G/3G Mifi WIFI device, and started my new way of working. I have gained one to three hours of work productivity every day, am more reachable, and have no concerns about loss of data to theft or industrial espionage.

The productivity increases come in small increments throughout the day. The laptop I used to pack up in the morning and take with me stays at my house – I just grab my tablet, paper notebook, and drive off. When I get to the office I grab a cup of coffee, walk to my desk, touch the button on the Wyse PCoIP terminal, and login to my Windows 7 desktop; the login takes less than 10 seconds. I usually leave Outlook and my CRM application running, but if I had closed them, it takes just a couple of seconds for the application to start. If I have to get up to leave my desk for more than a few minutes, I touch the button again to log out to comply with our security policy. By lunchtime I have already gained at least 30 minutes of productive time by not having to shutdown, lug, and boot a laptop.

When I am out visiting customers, suppliers, or otherwise having meetings, and have some extra time, I use my tablet. Most of the time I use the native Email, Calendar, and Contact applications to keep up to speed. Sometimes I need to access full Outlook to look at other people’s calendars, so I use the Android VMware VIEW PCoIP client to access my virtual desktop. It does matter if I have logged out at the office or not, because the VIEW server takes care of switching the login to whatever device I am currently using. It is fast and usable, even on the tablet. The battery life on the table is 15 hours – I have no worries about using it whenever I want!

It took a few weeks to optimize the tablet experience. I really like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Other people at the office use the Apple Ipad 2, and that works well also. In additional to the standard Android applications, I also use the Cisco AnyConnect client to get a VPN connection back to the office for when I need to access the internal Wiki, Sharepoint or Email archive server. I upgraded to Quickoffice HD to be able to view and edit Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents. For accessories, I use a Bluetooth keyboard for some serious typing, and I also use a 4G/3G WIFI mobile access point so I don’t have to try to find free WIFI. In fact I am typing this as we are driving from Atlanta to Panama City, and I am glad I checked my email because there was a customer service issue that needed attention, and I was able to ask the rigth people to look into it!

At home, even though I still have my old laptop, I prefer to use our big screen Apple Mac. I login to the same virtual desktop that is running on our company servers in the datacenter, with everything open that I was using when I ran out of the office at the last minute. If I really need to work, I will use my old laptop, running the Windows VMware PCoIP VIEW client, which works really well. I have DSL at home, and it is good enough bandwidth to give me a good working experience. All my files are kept on the Windows share in the datacenter, and I use the VDI client because application perforance is faster than on my laptop.

The setup at the datacenter is very similar to what we deploy at our customers. We have two racks at the Quality Technical Services datacenter in Atlanta. One rack is full of our Cisco Unified Computing System blade servers, Nexus 5000 and Nexus 2000 switches, Fibre Channel connected NetApp with a SAS shelf and SATA shelf. The Cisco B series chassis are about half full with Cisco blades running VMware ESX, VMware VIEW, and Nexus 1000V. We run all our production applications on the Cisco UCS, including the Cisco Hosted Voice service. The second rack has a second NetApp storage array that provides a backup to the primary array through the use of Snapshots and Replication. The second rack also has the full Cisco High Definition Video Conferencing Infrastructure system as well as some of our network security, services monitoring, and private network connectivity systems.

Based on the positive experience I have had using desktop virtualization, we are going to go from our pilot phase into full production in the next few months. For desktop clients, we are going to use a combination of existing PC’s, Pano Logic, Wyse, and Samsung clients. For mobile clients, we are going to use a combination of Cisco CIUS, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and Apple iPad. In addition to using VMware VIEW, we are also going to deploy Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp. I have found that sometimes on the table I really only need to access one application, like Powerpoint or our CRM application. Citrix XenApp provides the ability to remotely access just the one application without needing to login to a full Windows desktop. I expect VMware to have that capability as well at some point in the future, but right now Citrix is the one with the ability to stream a single application to any client that can run the Citrix receiver.

There are some things we are going to have to do on the infrastructure and server side for full desktop virtualization productivity as well. We have enough storage capacity and spindles. But I am still concerned about performance, so we have ordered more memory for servers, and we are going to run the Atlantis Computing application to improve desktop performance.

At the end of the day I am very happy with the improved productivity and availability provided by my switch to working on a virtual desktop. The technology is ready to go for all users to switch over now, and it addresses all the issues I was having using an old laptop and then some.