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Social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook connect you with like minded people, friends, family and co-workers. These websites are tempting. Users want to share what they do in their real lives. They share dining activities, food pictures, travel experiences, stuff they like and stuff they dislike. People think that its a way to freedom and open speech. They can share their thoughts about cultures, religions and anything they like in anyway they like. If you use social networking websites then activities or stuff you share can be a big plus or negative for your professional carrier.

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I have not felt need to change name for my Facebook account yet, but a guest asked that how can he change his first and last name on Facebook. You can change your display name for Facebook account from Facebook settings. You can also add an alternative name or nick name for Facebook account. In the upper right corner of the Facebook page, click on gear icon and select ‘Account Settings’. In ‘General’ tab, under general account settings first editable option is name. You can edit that to change your name for Facebook account – BUT NOT SO FAST! Few Facebook users try to change their name and get the following error. “We require everyone to use their real name on Facebook.” Facebook won’t allow you to change your name easily, because Facebook has certain policies and rules for name changes.

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I rarely shutdown or restart PC unless its really necessary. I have web apps, web browser tabs and software opened most of the time on PC. Restarting PC and then re-opening all those apps seem to be a drag to me. I am sure many Windows users also experience the same. Windows downloads updates from web automatically and then restarts in order to install those updates. That is good and all but for those who use PC excessively, its irritating because they usually keep web browsers tabs and software opened and if Windows restarts, unsaved data can be lost or even you save data, you have to re-open all the web browser tabs and software that you were working with earlier. The solution is to disable that automatic restart function in order to install Windows updates. Windows asks to save your data and close apps before it restarts and you can even chose to stop it from restarting for few more hours, but still PC gets restarted in few cases somehow. Here is how you can disable restarting PC in the process of Windows updates availability.

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For your Twitter profile you can customize its header and background to match your individuality, voice or company. You can use default background colors, photos and default header settings for your Twitter profile anyways, but if you want to customize Twitter background and header then there are plenty of options. You can upload Twitter background photo and Twitter header photo. You can select any of the images that are available in Twitter profile settings and design settings. What I want to share, is different. I will show you how to use photos from Instagram and use those as background or header for Twitter. You can create photo collage from selected photos from Instagram to do that. You do not have to have Instagram account to do so.

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Create extra tiles in Windows 8 for Shutdown, Restart and Logoff controls.

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Services like Dropbox, Skydrive and Google drive have made it easy to store files online. But more users are familiar with RapidShare. If you want to allow users to upload their files in your RapidShare account for free then it is easy. Friends who use RapidShare together can get benefit from this or a company can get file updates from employees or clients by using this method. All you have to do is to create a shared folder and set its privileges in a right way. I have also explained three different levels of RapidShare folders access and how to set RapidShare folder privileges.

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This is not difficult at all and many users know this already but if you are new to RapidShare then it might give you tough time in the beginning. RapidShare has been updated recently. RapidShare web-based uploader and file manager are simple. Hit upload button (orange color button – left top corner), browse files and start uploading. You can even create folders and arrange your uploaded files in different folders. Now did you see that the file (that you just uploaded) download link is hidden from view. After upload you will share it will buddies. But where exactly is the download link for file that you want to share? Get rapidshare download link for your file.

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Do you want to use Instagram on PC? Do you want to use Instagram with your laptop webcam to take picture of yourself and upload it to Instagram? You can even upload pictures from your computer hard drive to Instagram. Instagram shows its bells and whistles to tablet device and smart phone users (e.g. iPhone, Android, iPad). But if you want Instagram for PC, we are about to give you that. In the following demonstration, we will use Instagram on PC and take a picture by using webcam and upload it on Instagram and then we will upload pictures from PC to Instagram.

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