by on November 26th, 2008

I gave a review of Twitter, Tweettag and Twollow before here. Here are some real great tools for Twitter. You can find many facts using these tools. e.g.

Find Power of your twitter profile.
You can tell your friends what are you doing, and where you are! even by using a mobile.
See what’s happening at Twitter — right now.

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WordPress 2.6.5 is immediately available and fixes one security problem and three bugs. I recommend everyone upgrade to this release. The security issue is an XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith that fortunately only affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x. If you are interested only in the security fix, copy wp-includes/feed.php and wp-includes/version.php from the 2.6.5 release package.

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Ever Witnessed 3 Hours Old Content At Front Page of Google? I Did Just Now.
You can reach at the front page of Google in hours time, may be in minutes (Update: Yes 15 minutes, if using a WordPress blog). I will tell you how!!!

Have a look at the image below. It is said by SEO guys that it takes 3 months at least for SEO of any new content and to bring it at the front page of Google. Google is sharp and can distinguish between popular and simple content. Last evening (23 Nov 2008) was Lahore Bloggers Meetup in LUMS. We attended that and in the morning today (24 Nov 2008) I posted the event review. By chance after 4 hours, I hit search button to find some new information about the event by any other blogger but Guess What?

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Tumblelogs are the easiest way to express yourself. Post ANYTHING: Tumblr makes it effortless to share text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be.

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by on November 24th, 2008

Gmail fans have been building unofficial extensions to spice up their in-boxes for a while, but up till now themes haven’t been an integral part of Gmail. They wanted to go beyond simple color customization, so out of the 30 odd themes they launching some days ago, there’s a shiny theme with chrome styling, another one that turns your inbox into a retro notepad, nature themes that change scenery over time, weather driven themes that can rain on your mailbox (my GOD!!! Have you witnessed such luxurious effects with any mailing service?), and fun characters to keep you in good company (wow).

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by on November 24th, 2008

Update Services are tools you can use to let other people know you’ve updated your blog. WordPress automatically notifies popular Update Services that you’ve updated your blog by sending a XML-RPC ping each time you create or update a post. In turn, Update Services process the ping and updates their proprietary indices with your update. Now people browsing sites like Technorati or Sphere can find your most recent and recently updated content!

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Lahore Bloggers Meetup – Sunday, November 23, 2008
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), DHA Lahore, Pakistan
Auditorium SC-4 (adjacent to super store), LUMS, DHA, Lahore

Host:

LUMS IEEE Students Chapter
(in collaboration with CIO Pakistan & Google Pakistan)
Management: Khurram Amin, Adnan Ali, Badar Khushnood
Event InfoHost: Pakistani Freelancers
Type: Meetings – Informational Meeting
Network: Global
Goals:

  • Socializing offline & sharing the secrets to earning online!
  • Who Can Benefit From Blogging?
  • Students: Discover how you can earn your own pocket money.
  • Housewives: Learn how you can earn & support your family while staying at home.
  • Professionals: See how you can enjoy a second income while still doing a full-time job.
Event Summary:

The idea was to encourage Internet users & bloggers to meet offline as well. Senior bloggers got a chance to share knowledge & experience. New wanna-be bloggers could learn from the local success stories and network with leaders & professionals in this field.

But it turned out that it was a blogger.com introduction and ‘how-tos’ sponsored by Google. But its okay. Their aim was to aware people and they introduced Blogger as a blogging choice.

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Scribd is an Online Service which provides a way to Upload and Share your documents online using iPaper. Now You will think that Why-O-Why should I share my documents online which are safe in my Computer disk drive?… Well there are some fair reasons for that:

  • Reach millions of viewers. Scribd has the most viewers of any document sharing site.
  • You can share your document with only those people you choose.
  • Get your document ranked higher on search engines like Google.
  • Free online storage with regular backups.
  • Embed richly-formatted documents into any website or blog.
  • lots of formats supported

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