Facebook users to get bargain deals by sharing locations

Posted by Kelley Halter On February - 3 - 2011

Facebook users to get bargain deals by sharing locationsBy sharing their exact location through a new smartphone feature, users of Facebook in Britain can get access to shop discounts and restaurant “bargain deals“.

The Places Deals service is aimed at logging the location of members and then finding money-off deals in their local area.

From in.finance.yahoo.com:

“Friend deals” depend on tagging a number of friends to share savings while “loyalty deals” require multiple check-ins, similar to a traditional punch card.

The application, which is part of Facebook Places, was launched in the US in November, and Starbucks, Debenhams and Argos have all developed offers in conjunction with the social networking site.

Now rewards will also be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, and each special offer will be unique to Facebook users.

Facebook is built around people and sharing personal experiences and Deals is a great extension of this,” the Daily Mail quoted Joanna Shields, vice president of the company in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as saying.

There are a many reasons why someone might be hesitant to use the feature, according to Dan Olds, an analyst at The Gabriel Consulting Group.

Presenting Yourself at Workplace

Posted by Kelley Halter On September - 19 - 2010

Presenting Yourself at WorkplaceOnce you are there at a workplace, you tend to meet lot many young people. But one will always remember the one whose impression is long lasting and attractive. It is said that first impression is the last impression and the youth nowadays does not give any second chance to prove you. You will always notice that because of these things a person can get a chance to stand out of the crowd and avails opportunity at times. One needs to create a social networking site. It is important to present yourself the best you can.

From timesofindia.indiatimes.com:

It’s rightly said, the first impression you make on someone is the one that’s going to stay with them for a lifetime. Yes, how you present yourself the first time you’re meeting someone — be it a potential life partner or a potential new employer, your classmates on the first day of college or even a new group of people — is of utmost importance in building and maintaining relationships. Knowing how to make a good first impression is very essential. Here are a few quick tips on how to make a good first impression.

There are little tips while you interact and promoting youth relationship: You should stand straight, to show an aura of confidence in you. Carrying yourself properly while walking is another way you can allow people to come to you and know you. One should make good eye contact in a conversation. The handshake should be brief, firm and without any sign of nervousness. The way you introduce yourself gives a good impression and will gradually boost your confidence as people take interest to know your personality and traits. Be relaxed and listen to everyone with proper attention.

Google Acquires Social Deck

Posted by Kelley Halter On September - 9 - 2010

Google Acquires Social DeckAfter Angstro, Google now acquires Social Deck to strengthen their network. The online games social networking site Social Deck has formerly announced its acquisition by Google at an undisclosed amount.

From timesofindia.indiatimes.com

NEW YORK: Internet search giant Google has acquired social games website SocialDeck for an undisclosed amount, in a move to strengthen its social networking service.

The transaction comes within days of Google‘s acquisition of Angstro, which makes applications to discover new photos on Facebook and create a real-time social address book.

Going by reports, the deal is one of several acquisitions in the past month through which Google is hoping to build a social-networking service to counter rival Facebook.

SocialDeck has announced on its website that it has been acquired by Google.

SocialDeck has been acquired and we have joined the Google team. We started this company with the goal of connecting friends through social games on all kinds of exciting new mobile devices,” the company stated on its website.

SocialDeck, a Canadian start-up, has launched several games titles for Facebook, Apple’s iPhone and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry devices.

The firm’s games platform technology enables simultaneous game play across multiple mobile devices and social networks.

Earlier in the month, Google had bought social widgets maker Slide Inc in a deal that would give the search giant a team of developers with vast experience in social networking.

This step by Google was an attempt to compete with Facebook. Social Deck basically connects to the mobile devices and online networks through social games and forms a network of friends.

“Panic button” will be discussed with Police by Facebook

Posted by Kelley Halter On April - 22 - 2010

Panic button will be discussed with Police by FacebookIn order to discuss child safety issues, executives from Facebook are due for a meeting with a senior UK police offer Monday in Washington.

It is important to note here that the popular social networking site was recently criticized by UK child experts and police officials for not doing much for making it easier for children to report incidents of sexual abuse or bullying.

From Edition.CNN.com:

A Ceop spokeswoman told CNN the agency had received 253 complaints about Facebook in the first quarter of this year and that only one of these had come “through the Facebook environment.”

“We have been trying to engage with Facebook for some time, this meeting is happening after a long build-up.

“More and more children are using Facebook and a panic button would allow them to report potential threats directly. We have experts who can respond immediately.”

Ceop says there is an urgent need to install the button and that it will help both children and parents.

A Facebook spokeswoman told CNN: “We will be discussing many issues, there are lots of initiatives.”

Facebook that claims of having more than 400 million users worldwide has said that it has a “robust” reporting system in place but recent incidents of sexual abuse seem to have “nullified” the claims.

Social Networking – Good or Bad?

Posted by Kelley Halter On March - 3 - 2010

Social Networking - Good or BadSocial networking sites such as Facebook have reached every corner of the world. More and more people are becoming members of these sites and engaging themselves in social networking. Let us discuss if this is good or bad for all of us.

Nothing in this world can be completely safe and without any negative effects. Social networking is no exception.

In today’s web-dominated world, it is surprising to see how social networking sites have managed to change habits of people across the globe, who are not reluctant any more to share some words with complete strangers or develop new relationships in no time.

Let us now move to the topic of our blog to find an amicable solution.

There is nothing wrong with social networking sites as long as they do not intervene in personal and professional lives. But, this is not the case. In many countries of the world, they have reduced employees’ time on the work seat to a considerable level. Personal relationships have also taken a backseat such is the power of social networking today.

However, things are as perceived. Many people have gained all and lost nothing by using social networking. It is important to note that making use of social sites should not be habitual but purposeful. Things start going the wrong way when habits ride over the purpose.

If used in the right sense, social networking can reduce the gap between nations and their citizens to a considerable extent. Business owners can explore new markets, customers, and what not. Customers can get the feel of market and the best places to buy besides getting lucrative purchase deals. Economy can gain from these gains and this will also result in distribution of gains to all of us over a period of time.

The underlying point is – let the better sense prevail when you switch on the PC to visit a social networking site.

Finding a Job on Twitter

Posted by Kelley Halter On February - 23 - 2010

Finding a Job on TwitterThe Internet has revolutionized the world and the world of job opportunities has been no exception. You might find it strange that you can find rewarding jobs on Twitter, one of the most popular social networking sites on the Web.

If you are striving to find the perfect job in the pool of employment opportunities, Twitter.com is one social networking site that you just cannot neglect for long. This is simply because Twitter boasts of members who are there just because to find suitable candidates for their business.

How to Start?

Create a Twitter account and use a professional looking avatar. Now, put your job pitch in the bio section and then Tweet about your job search and preferences. Do not forget to include a link to your online resume and make every possible effort to look and act as a professional besides backing up your expertise.

However, it is important for you to check the authenticity of a potential recruiter before visiting the interview place for the career opportunity. This can be done by having a close look at recruiter bio, followers’ ratio, checking the link to the business website, and enquiring about their credibility from your network friends.

Once you are done with all verifications, get ready to face the recruiter in person. But before this, do make sure that you have all your credentials at one place and you are dressed professionally. Stay confident and the world is waiting for you! After all, finding a job on Twitter is easy but the onus of finding the best one still lies with you.

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