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A social networking service is a platform to build social networks or relations among people who share similar interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his or her social links, and a variety of additional services such as career services. Social network sites are web-based services that allow individuals to create a public profile, create a list of users with whom to share connections, and view and cross the connections within the system. Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, pictures, posts, activities, events, and interests with people in their network. Other popular services include Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest, Vine and Tumblr.

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An interesting look at how you can use YouTube video essays in the classroom.
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Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

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Apart from its culture, demographics, and beliefs, Indian infrastructure is also quite complex, especially because of the challenge of overpopulation that stares us right in the eye. Due to this, it has been quite difficult to anticipate the traffic behavior, directions, local businesses, and many other things, with accuracy. When Google Maps was launched in India, it certainly helped, but also showed us that we need a better solution. Something that is indigenous, so that it knows the country inside out. Hence, MapMyIndia.


A mobile apps development company that works in sync with ISRO’s Bhuvan satellite - MapMyIndia recently launched its navigation and positioning app, created exclusively for India, and is already giving tough competition to Google Maps. It provides accurate information even for daily commuters. In fact, it has taken it a step further by including many live features that are extremely helpful, especially when you are in a country like India where traffic situations and even addresses change every now and then. So let’s take a look at what features it brings together to create something that is messing with the Google ‘bear’.


IoT Tracking


A big leap ahead for India with this IoT solution, the app uses its own IoT devices to track and collect information from different points through sensors. Making the best use of IoT technology, the app has been instilled with the ability to create real-time alerts for users and commuters. In case of a traffic jams, IoT sensors take note of the situation and suggest short and alternative routes to mitigate the traffic.


Voice-guidance


Matching shoulders with Google, the app also provides a voice navigation facility with turn-by-turn navigation support, which is expected to decrease the rate of road accidents that happen due to the lack of hands-free GPS systems.


Floating button for Reporting Issues


Apart from the data collection via the IoT system, there is a manual way of reporting issues i.e via people. Road damaged? Broken transport? Traffic jam in your area? Just take a picture and upload it to the relevant section in the app. Good thing is that the app has covered almost all kinds of issues that occur, including map issues, traffic issues, connectivity issues, and areas with specific access.


Tailored for India


Compared to Google Maps, MapMyIndia focuses on much more detail and list small businesses, facilities, shopping centers, and even personal addresses. However, because the app is still quite new to the market in terms of reach, it is still under the data collection phase, during which you may not find many small addresses in the app. But that is only for now because the database is constantly growing.


Detailed Information


Another reason why the app has great usability in India is that it provides complete information about a particular thing that you look for on the map. Apart from the address and direction, you also get a contact number, email, website and opening hours. Also, with the help of worldview, not only you can get details about a place, you can also see what people think of this place, based on the number of likes it has garnered.


Analytics


Some people just want more information about everything, including trips, so just an odometer and tachometer is not enough for them. MapMyIndia comes with trip analytics that allows info savvy people to track more. You can track the time of trip completion, estimated time of arrival, remaining distance, remaining time of arrival, and much more; on-the-go.



MapMyIndia has created something that is perfectly tailored to the ever-changing maps of India. However, one of the things that the application clearly lacks is user experience. The touch buttons and screens reflect subliminal efforts on the designing side. 


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Are you stumped by social media? Are you flummoxed by Facebook? Do you have a business that would benefit from some of the free marketing opportunities that social media offers? You’re not alone.
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I think that's incredible that Instagram exists.
It's a good platform for business as well since people use this social media all over the world.
For me it has became a very good marketing tool, especially instagram direct message as effective way to interact with customers.
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Advertising is a powerful thing. The important question is, how to create advertisement people would willingly want to share on their social media? This article gives you essential tips on how to launch successful viral ad and increase substantially brand recognition.
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LinkedIn blogging is great for networking, building up an audience, and expanding your influence as well. However, if you want to achieve these results, you need to work really hard to make your post worth liking and sharing. Here are 4 tips that can help you do so.
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I personally feel that people should steer well clear of writing useful tips on "How to Write a Résumé" unless they are extremely well versed in what works and, of most importance, what does not work.  I think that the only people who are properly equipped to write such tips and articles are those who have a lot of experience in hiring staff for jobs and have therefore read or tried to read enough terrible, mediocre, and excellent résumés to be good judges of what grabbed their attention (good and bad).  Your linked page (How to Write a Good Resume - article on eliteessaywriters.com) demonstrates one of the pitfalls that becomes apparent when somebody tries to write an article on that subject, and the pitfall is trying to be too clever.

[A] Resume is not:
1. A summarization of the positions you held in the past

If I was the manager with the task of shortlisting applicants using their résumés and I saw the word "summarization" used in one, it would go straight into the "trying to be too clever" pile destined for the litter basket or shredder.  The word is either "summary" or "summation".  A conglomeration of the two words does not make a proper or better word because it has an "ize" in it.

There are already far too many "useful tips" articles about résumé writing floating around the Internet.  If the purpose of writing LinkedIn blogs is to "expand your influence", then I would suggest that unless you (LinkedIn member, not you personally) have already reached a level where you are expert on offering "Do and Don't" articles about how to succeed in job applications, then refrain from doing so.  The vast majority of LinkedIn members are there to find new or better jobs, and while sitting in that queue I do not think it is appropriate to try and provide tips to others in the same queue.  It equates to somebody on a modest income telling others how to get rich before managing to actually become rich.

I don't mean to sound scathing, but I feel quite strongly about this one aspect mentioned in your otherwise useful article.
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The search for the perfect social sharing platform can make you feel a bit like Goldilocks. Some platforms deliver well in one area and fail in another. In this article, I evaluate three well-known social platforms—Buffer, CoSchedule, and Hootsuite—and compare and contrast offerings.
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by:Renee Punzi
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Thank you for breaking down the options so clearly!
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Excellent article.
Allie Thanks
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Did you know there are services out there that can turn an Instagram feed into an RSS feed? I found some interesting exclusive Instagram content which I wanted to follow without signing up for yet another social media account. RSS to the rescue!
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Choosing a core focus or particular set of features and options can be tough. To help out, we’re going to highlight a handful of things your business needs on one of your social media pages. In other words, if one of these is missing, you should implement it as soon as possible. Let’s get started.
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Adults who share images on social media aren’t the only ones who need to worry about their privacy. Our culture’s tendency to share every move and celebration affects the privacy of our children, too.
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Developer portfolios can be a bit of an enigma—how do you present yourself to employers without burying them in lines of code?  A modern portfolio is more than just work samples, it’s also a statement of how you work.
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Cloud Class® Course: Python 3 Fundamentals
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Cloud Class® Course: Python 3 Fundamentals

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There are countless ways to use social media and often times businesses are not using it properly. Is your business making any social media mistakes? Here are some tips to get your foot in the door with social media and make the most of it for your business.
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High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis Conference 2011
You don't always have to apply to land your dream job, keeping your LinkedIn profile up-to-date enables recruiters to look for people just like you!
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Good day,
                     This's a great and inspirational story, keep up the good work.
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Find out how to use dynamic social media in email signatures with this top 10 DOs & DON’Ts.
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Want to add social media icons to your email signature but not sure how to do it? Use this guide and learn how to add them quickly and easily.
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This caught my eye because I needed t0 place sharing buttons in an email this week, as opposed to links to a social media page.

I did it using AddThis - very easy and works perfectly.

Scroll down and click "See All Tools" to get to the email sharing button info.
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Follow these tips to boost your freelancing career. Soon enough you'll be enjoying the freedom of being your own boss and working from anywhere.
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Currently, it's non-trivial for users to draw the attention of a particular Expert. Let's make it easier for them!

You can set up a Saved Search with email notification so that you receive an email when a user mentions your name in their question. Here's how:
 

1. Create a new Saved Search


From the EE home page, click the "Create a new saved search" button. This is on the far right, and down a bit, and it looks like this:
Create a new Saved Search

2. Set up the details for the Search


Check all the Content Types checkboxes, and enter your name or username as a Keyword. If your name is multi-word (with a space in it), then ensure you change the "All these terms" option to "This exact phrase". If your name or user name is a commonly used word like "database", then see my notes on this at the bottom of the article.
Entering the search keywordsCheck the "Save this search" checkbox near the bottom of the form, and enter a sensible title for the search such as "Mentions of me". Then click Search to save it. If you have any other saved searches at all, then you're not quite done yet though.
Save the search and give it a title

3. Setting the notification precedence


Go back to the EE home page, and click the "View all saved searches" link (just above the "Create a new saved search" button).

Click the upward-pointing chevrons against your newly saved search which has been added to the bottom of the list so that it is moved to the top. The reason for this is that if …
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Terry,

Great article; thanks!

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by:Ryan McCauley
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Agreed that the search should include these features! On other competing sites, it's trivial to tag a particular user of the site Facebook-style (Type @ and then start filling in their name and it will suggest a completion, favoring people who have already participated in the question, but allowing you to select anybody to receive the alert).

It seems like functionality that would be relevant here as well and I'm in support!
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For a lot of organizations the use of social media is a “can’t live with it and can’t live without it” situation. Risk assessment is conducted to determine the effects of social media. Risk is assessed by identifying threats and vulnerabilities, then determining the likelihood and impact for each risk.

Regarding social media risks, common risks that are mentioned often are as following:

Reputation Damage: An organization’s reputation, brand, and goodwill are an asset to the organization. But if this asset is affected in a negative way, then that organization’s customers no longer wish to conduct business with them.

Information Leakage: If Information held by an organization is impacted in a negative way, it may lead to financial losses.

Data Loss: Any data held by the corporation may be at risk. This includes propriety information or intellectual property.

Piracy and Infringement: Social media is used to advertise the pirated content such as an e-book, any type of software, digital copies of music, movies, and computer based training videos and further social media provide the access links to the IP, which is usually posted in blogs and forums.

Corporate Espionage: Attackers can use social media to directly steal trade secrets or use social media as a vehicle to eventually gain access into the organization to acquire such secrets. That access could be as a result of wayward or disgruntled employee posts.

Reconnaissance:
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Hi,
as of you all know new ,interacting social networking site is come in market i.e, nothing but Google plus (Google+). So it is obvious that everyone will compare it to the Facebook network. Facebook has all the interacting features which an individual want. It also has other features which can help a businessman or celebrity to keep in up-to-date or keep in touch with customers and fans.
The main feature Facebook provides is Fan page or say business page for it. Every celebrity and business has their respective page in the Facebook to promote their goodwill and latest news updates etc, Google plus also provides the same features so lets check it out what both offers,

lets check out how to create a Facebook fan page:-

Step 1:
Log in to your Facebook account.

Step 2:
go to the following link,

https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

their you will find 8 options like this, look1select whichever option you like.

Step 3:
then after above process facebook will ask for another 3 quick steps.
like to upload an Display pic ,import contacts to ask them to like you page ,enter your website etc,
 look 2Step 4:
after this your page will be created.

Facebook in start before you get 25 like to your fan page it will show you get started tab. it will helps you to show you lot of options like import contacts ,suggests friends, advertise on Facebook, add like box to your respective webpage etc to increase your page likes.
 look 3
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by:d4durvesh
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thanx.
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by:mikeplastic
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Once again, good work!
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Social Networking

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A social networking service is a platform to build social networks or relations among people who share similar interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his or her social links, and a variety of additional services such as career services. Social network sites are web-based services that allow individuals to create a public profile, create a list of users with whom to share connections, and view and cross the connections within the system. Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, pictures, posts, activities, events, and interests with people in their network. Other popular services include Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest, Vine and Tumblr.