GoDaddy (godaddy.com) the web, email hosting and domain registrar company experienced significant outages today. Around 2 PM EST on Monday GoDaddy hosted websites and email services became unavailable. Within an hour wast majority of Godaddy hosted websites were down and GoDaddy has posted first acknowledgement on its Twitter account. Based on the experience of some of our customers (we are using GoDaddy for hosting our client’s accounts) the tech support of the company was not available and instead the a voice message was stating the awareness of issues involving several services, including Read More +
As of today [11/07/2011] Google+ is opened for business. Now Google social network is not only connecting people but also bring closer people to local businesses and to global brands. According to blog post by Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering “For businesses and brands, Google+ pages help you connect with the customers and fans who love you. Not only can they recommend you with a +1, or add you to a circle to listen long-term. They can actually spend time with your team, face-to-face-to-face. All you Read More +
Facebook has introduced a new Facebook timeline and below is a few things you might want to know about it (has been referenced from from www.theclixgroup.com blog). 1. Timeline is wider and much more visual than the old profile. The first thing you’ll notice is the giant photo right at the top. This is your cover, and it’s completely up to you which of your photos you put here. 2. Facebook automatically populates it with content via its algorithm, but users ultimately have complete control over what gets Read More +
Facebook and other social media are often scorned by website owners unless they are going to help with the SEO of their main pages. One thing many marketing managers don’t like to see is their Facebook page appearing top for their Brand name in Google above their main website. Facebook have no follow external links, this means that having a Facebook page isn’t going to boost the SEO of your main website. However think about how easy it is to do SEO for a Facebook Read More +
That’s right, as of today no invitation needed for joining the Google’s rival to Facebook. Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering has posted in the Official Google Blog “the past 12 weeks we’ve been in field trial, and during that time we’ve listened and learned a great deal. We’re nowhere near done, but with the improvements we’ve made so far we’re ready to move from field trial to beta, and introduce our 100th feature: open signups” Google has introduced new features to the social network. Read More +
Hopefully the rainbow-colored-like Homeland Security Advisory System might be soon changed to two level of warnings – elevated and imminent and they will have an expiration date. The new systems is expected to replace the color coded one by April 27. Surprisingly our government decides to use social media for alert broadcasting. New alerts would be published online using Facebook and Twitter after federal, state and local authorities are notified. According to the draft plan, an “elevated” alert would warn of a credible threat against the U.S. It probably would not Read More +
Facebook has lunched recently updates to the Comments Box plugin which will enable user to comment on your website and will include moderation tools and distribution. What does it mean for the online anonymity? Now your comments anywhere on the web might be not only posted on your Facebook page but traceable and perhaps stored somewhere. And I am sure that a number of 3 letter government agencies will have access to that records. Interesting to see how many websites may adapt this plugin. Source: Facebook Developers blog
New Microsoft Bing bar release today for Internet Explorer includes Facebook integration. New bar will inform you on new activities in your Facebook social network without you opening a Facebook page in a browser. Oddly enough, it took me about 20 minutes to open a bar download page. Perhaps everybody were downloading at the same time with me. The installation of the bar took about a couple minutes. I guess my question is Why Microsoft and Facebook. Will they be partnering on a new Facebook Read More +
Forbes (2010-12-10) – Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans tp give away the majority of his fortune to charity. “People wait until late in their career to give back. But why wait when there is so much to be done?” Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder, CEO and president of Facebook said in a statement. read more ...
According to [http://www.abcactionnews.com] a bug supposed to delete fake profiles apparently deleted dozens of Facebook accounts on Monday. The majority of Facebook users who were affected were women. read more...