Microsoft SkyDrive is changed to OneDrive

OneDrive is the new Microsoft SkyDrive. Apart from the name change, a couple of new features have also been added. Now, documents that you share with people (like spreadsheets etc.) with other OneDrive users can be edited in real time by multiple users – you can actually see the changes being made by other users on your document while the document is open in your web browser. This is a much welcome feature that was never present on SkyDrive earlier. Teamwork becomes much easier with this update.

Alright, let’s talk about the stuff that has changed, and the stuff that hasn’t changed in more detail.

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The name change…

I did a bit of research online, and it’s actually pretty funny to know why Microsoft suddenly decided to change the name of SkyDrive. Microsoft was actually sued by Sky TV provider in the UK for breaching its trademark, and following a high court ruling, it was decided that because of breaching BSkyB’s trademark rights, Microsoft had to rename the service or shut it down. Well apparently Microsoft promised to change the name within a reasonable period of time, and that’s what happened.

So why the name OneDrive? I don’t really know, but maybe it has got to do something with offering the capability to store all kinds of documents into one location or one drive – hence OneDrive. Maybe it’s also because of the new “One” line of products that Microsoft has been bringing up- like the Xbox One. But who really knows!

What has changed?

+ The name, of course.

+ A small change, but now you can change your status from Available to Invisible from the Drive page itself. See below screenshot when I click my name on the top right, I get the options to change my status.

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+ You can now chat with online users from OneDrive itself. Click on the message button, and a chat box opens up at the right side of the screen. This box also allows you to link your Facebook, Skype etc. accounts to chat with people online on those accounts. Pretty neat feature, so you can chat with your Facebook friends while still staying inside the OneDrive interface! The below screenshot illustrates the chat box.

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+ People can edit your documents in real time! Also, people with non Microsoft accounts can be invited to edit the documents in real time. Now with this feature, Microsoft has really killed Google Drive as Google Drive only allows editing documents by people who have an account on Google. See the screenshot below to know how people can be invited to edit a document.

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The above box appears when you choose to share your document. Click Share after adding the email id.

+ With the new OneDrive, it’s incredibly easy to allow people even without email ids to edit your document. For this, click on Get a Link in the above screenshot towards the left. Just ask the person who wishes to edit to copy and paste that link in the browser, and he’ll be able to edit the document. Make sure that the option to allow editing is checked before you click Generate Link.

Well, this pretty much sums up the new features.

Real time collaboration…

To demonstrate this feature, I opened up two browser windows, and I input some text in the right window and some in the left. I could see exactly where the other person’s cursor was, and what’s more, I could actually see the letters being typed in the window where I wasn’t actually typing anything. This shows the true advancement in real time editing technology that Microsoft has implemented in the new SkyDrive, or should I say, the OneDrive.

What hasn’t changed…

+ The interface is the same.

+ You get the same 7 GB of signup storage space.

Platforms supported…

Apart from the standard web browser support, the app has made its way on the Android Play Store and the iOS App Market. An update for the preinstalled SkyDrive App is on the way for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone OS.

Get Microsoft OneDrive Free download here

Simple Facebook Security Tips

Facebook is a great way of keeping in touch with friends. However, you need to be very careful about the type of information that you reveal… just in case it falls into the wrong hands.

Internet Security tips – to help you use Facebook more safely

With cybercriminals using a wide range of financial scams in order to try to steal money – and criminals also making bogus ‘friend requests’ in order to capture personal information – it’s wise to be careful in how you use Facebook. Here are a few Facebook security tips to help keep you safe:

Facebook Security Tips

  • Verify every Facebook contact
    Make sure that the person you’re talking to… really is the person you think they are. Try to verify their identity.
  • Protect your banking and financial information
    Never disclose anything about your bank accounts, credit cards, debit cards, or other financial information on Facebook.
  • Be wary of strangers
    Don’t add or accept friend requests from people that you don’t know.
  • Keep your password secure
    Taking a little extra care over your password can be a vital element in your Facebook security:

    • Devise a complex password that will be difficult for others to guess
    • Ideally, your password should use a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols
    • Remember to change your password frequently
    • Don’t use the same password for Facebook and other websites. If the security of your password is compromised on one site, it may then be used to access your Facebook account
  • Secure your computer, your mobile devices, and your data
    Install a rigorous anti-malware solution on your computer, smartphone, and tablet – to protect your devices against the latest computer viruses, worms, Trojan viruses, and other threats.

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How To Bookmark Facebook Posts view them later

This tutorial explains how to bookmark Facebook posts.

Many a times we come across Facebook posts that are quite informative and we would like to go back to them in future. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn’t provide any way to bookmark posts (though, there has been buzz about Facebook implementing this feature, but it has not happened till now).

Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to bookmark Facebook posts that you like. Let’s go over them to see how you can go back to Facebook posts that you liked earlier.

Bookmark-Facebook

1. Bookmark Facebook Posts

Every browser comes with a bookmarking feature that lets you bookmark any webpage. You can use that feature to bookmark Facebook posts as well. Bookmarking the posts is the simplest method to save your Facebook posts, so that you can view them later.

Posts on Facebook can be easily bookmarked by these simple steps.

Step 1: Click on the timestamp of the posts. Below every post, there is a timestamp that shows when the article was posted like: “2 hours ago”, “ten minutes ago”, “yesterday at 2.30 p.m” etc. Just tap on that and the post will opens in a separate page of its own.

Facebook-Timestamp

Step 2: Now use your browser’s bookmarking feature to bookmark that page (you can also just press Ctrl+D.. try doing on this page). Now the page of that post is bookmarked on your browser and you can go to it anytime you want. (If you bookmark lot of pages, you might want to check out one of these bookmarking plugins for Chrome).

2. Chrome Extensions To Bookmark Facebook Posts

If you don’t want to go through the whole process of opening the post in a separate webpage and then bookmark it, then you would be happy to know that there are two Chrome extensions that let you directly bookmark Facebook posts.

The two chrome extensions are: Facebook-Bookmark Posts and Facebook Favorite.

Facebook Bookmark Posts: This one is my personal favorite. Just add this Chrome extension and you will see the “Bookmark” Option added to posts on your Facebook. Just tap on the Bookmark option present there, to save the particular post. After you install this Chrome extension, you will be able to see a Facebook logo added to your Chrome toolbar. Tap on the logo, and you will be able to see the links of the Facebook posts saved by you.

Facebook-Bookmark-Extensions

Facebook Favorite :  Similar to the above, this one is also a Chrome extension that adds an option called Favorite to the posts. And similar to the Facebook Bookmark Post extension, this too adds a Facebook logo, which when tapped on shows you the list of the posts that has been set as favorite by you. Click on the option that says Favorite, right below your posts, to add the post to the list of favorites.

3. Clip It

Apart from the traditional ways to save your Facebook posts, there is one more way to save the those worth reading posts posted on your Facebook wall. SocioClip is a popular website that let’s you save the Facebook posts.

To save the Facebook posts via SocioClip, you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: The first step is to install the SocioClip extension for Chrome. After installing this extension, you will be able to see an option called “Clip it” added to every post that is on your Facebook wall.

Step 2: The posts that you wish to “Clip” will be saved to your SocioClip account. Therefore, first of all you will have to get a free account on SocioClip. Now tap on the option that says “Clip it” below the post and it will open a small window that will require you to fill certain details about the post. After you fill in the details, tap on the Clip it Option to save the post to your SocioClip account.

These are some of my favorite methods to bookmark Facebook posts so that I can get to them anytime I want to. There are some other complicated methods as well (like, you can share a post on Facebook, and then choose it to share the posts as a “Private Message”. That will have your posts saved in your in your Facebook inbox, till you want). But you don’t need to be bothered with those, especially when there are so simple methods available.

Facebook Popup (Like Box Widget) for WP Sites

There are many ways to prompt the viewers to request for like the site. One of the powerful method is Facebook Like request Facebook Popup Box widget.

Here’s a fantastic way to increase facebook likes for your blog or website.  Add this enticing widget to your site and a facebook like box will pop up with the lightbox effect when a user visits your page.  The facebook widget will show up on your page about 20 seconds after the page loads (but can be customized).  This is a surefire way to dramatically increase your likes.

Add Widget to Your Site

Add the following code anywhere in the body section of your template. Or simply click the “add to blogger” button for blogspot blogs.  For WordPress themes, Weebly templates, and Tumblr, you will need to manually copy and paste the script into your template.

Html code for Facebook Popup Box

How to Customize

Where to find the code?
If you’ve installed the widget by clicking “Add to Blogger” you’ll need to locate the code in order to make customizations. In order to find the html go to the blogger dashboard>Layout. Click “edit” on the “HTML/Javascript” gadget.

facebook like box widget

Enter your facebook username
Search for the line of code below and replace Big-Tips-Tricks with your own facebook page username. If you don’t have a username you can easily create your own here.

Change the 20 Second Time Delay
By default the widget pops up 20 seconds after the page finishes loading.  Search for the code below and change the number 20000 to a greater or lesser number.
1 second = 1000.  10 seconds = 10000. 60 seconds = 60000.

Popup every time the page loads 
By default, the like box widget only shows up the first time the user visits your page.  If you would like the facebook box to popup every time the page loads, then remove this line of code:



Display only when user visits your homepage
You can do this by surrounding the widget code with these conditional tags below. Go to Template Edit HTML. Now search for the </body> tag. Place the facebook popup widget right above this body tag.  Make sure to include the conditional tags below.



Having trouble seeing the facebook widget?

By default, this facebook like box widget is only displayed once every 30 days. You may need to delete your cookies if you would like to see it again.  Or check out the “How to Customize” section above, in order to display the widget every time a user visits your site.

Facebook Like request Floating Box for your website code

Everyone who is having Blogs or Websites wants more Facebook likes but most of us don’t know how to get it. There are many ways to prompt the viewers to request for like the site. One of the powerful method is  Facebook Like request Floating Box widget. This tutorial will explain how to make it by step to step guides.

View Demo

You can see a demonstration of this facebook widget on the right side of this page. Hover over the facebook image with your mouse. A facebook like box should appear.

Add Widget to Your Site

facebook floating widget

Step 1
Add the following code anywhere in the body section of your template. Or simply click the “add to blogger” button for blogspot blogs.

Html code for Floating Box

Step 2
If the floating facbook widget is not working properly after step 1, then you need to add jquery to your site. Follow the instructions below.

  1.  Go to Design>Edit HTML
  2. Search for <head> and just below it paste the following JQuery code.

Html code for JQuery

How to Customize

Where to find the code?
In order to find the html go to the blogger dashboard>Layout. Click “edit” on the “HTML/Javascript” gadget.

Enter your facebook username
Search for the line of code below and replace Big-Tips-Tricks with your own facebook page username. If you don’t have a username you can easily create your own here.

facebook.com%2FBig-Tips-Tricks

Using Social Medias for successful Business

Using Social Medias for successful BusinessSocial Media can be a powerful way to increase brand awareness, monitor your business reputation and offer better services. Nevertheless, using Social Media as part of your marketing strategy is not as simple as many people think. In order to have better control and better results with your Social Media campaign, build a flow chart starting with the following steps:

1. Research – Which Social Media are good for you

After conducting the research you must be able to answer at least the following questions:

Which Social Media networks can be used to reach my target audience?


One of the most important steps is to choose the right Social Media networks in order to successfully reach your target audience. Some social media are more business oriented (LinkedIn, Xing) while some others are great tools for finding news and articles (Twitter) etc. Your choice depends on your industry, the nature of your product/service, your language, the characteristics of your target audience etc.

Even if Social Media are considered a cost effective solution for lots of businesses, have in mind that sometimes traditional channels can be much more effective especially in B2B cases.

Using Social Medias for successful Business 2How do I use each Social Media?

Here are some key issues you should know before investing in Social Media websites:

  • Terms and Conditions
  • Posting, Replying
  • Community development
  • Monitoring
  • Measurement

What are the risks of getting involved in such networks?

The main risk in Social Media is that you can`t control what people say. In order to be able to manage a future crisis you must be flexible, monitor what users say about your company, locate potential issues and be responsive.


Tip: Negative comments or mentions with strong language and no arguments are not always worth answering.

A secondary but also important risk in Social Media is investing too much time without having a clear strategy or goals.  Remember that you should not focus all your strengths on Social Media and that there is not a single formula of success for all businesses/industries. Make sure you adopt the optimization philosophy according to the feedback and the results (experiment – measure – improve).

2. Define communication objectives

In social Media you have the option to speak and/or to listen. It is your decision whether to ignore what people say or to consider it a useful feedback and try to improve. By using Social Media you can add value to your services by understanding the needs of your customers. Just make sure you do it professionally as it is vital to define your objectives and align them to your corporate communication strategy.  Generally a change of customer’s opinion for a brand can be achieved only if a campaign has specific and clear objectives.

Tip: If your objectives target only on increasing website visits (traffic) then Social Media are not recommended.  Instead, try internet advertising options such as pay per click, display ads etc.

Using Social Medias for successful Business 33. Social Media Planning & Execution

A successful Social Media campaign, like in all communication campaigns, requires an action plan. So open an excel sheet, list the channels and schedule the various tasks (i.e. monitoring, replying, posting, community building etc), add corporate announcements, events and seasonal “material”. Remember that you should have clear objectives and predefined available resources for this campaign.

4. Community Development

Social Media community development is the process to build your global network within social media. This network can be a source of information related to your customers needs or to your brand reputation.

Follow people of common interests on twitter and start new discussions in groups on Social Networks like LinkedIn or Xing. Share content that your target audience will it find useful. Don’t try to reach millions of people in one day. After all community building is a long term process.

5. Cross Linking to other Social Media

Driving traffic through various social media embassies of your business can be an effective way to promote your business. This is because in this way you take advantage of the different characteristics that are supported in the various Social Media. So when you build accounts or when you post messages on Social Media don’t forget to cross link them.

6. Measuring Social Media

Measuring the effectiveness of a Social Media campaign depends on the objectives you have set. The various metrics that Social Media networks provide can be useful way to understand the reaction of the users on the messages that they receive.

10 Tips to increase your Facebook Fans

10 Tips to build your Facebook FansFacebook is one of the most powerful tools for all online marketers since it enables us to promote products and services by using highly targeted campaigns with relatively low cost. Either you are using ad campaigns or viral techniques, one of the main targets is to Increase your Facebook Fans of your pages.

In this article, we will provide 10 fast, ‘simple’ and creative ways to increase Facebook Fans and we will describe the first steps that one should take to creatively build a genuine fan base of truly engaged fans.

Firstly, we must consider why a Facebook Fan ‘likes’ a page. Except of ‘just for fun’, there can be an array of more or less obvious reasons like getting exclusive content or education, show support to friends, get coupons or special promos and discounts. Taking into account all these reasons we list the 10 following ‘miraculous’ ways:

1. Use applications

Free or paid, applications are the online marketing tools that will enhance your online Facebook Strategy. Either you create a coupon, an online streaming or contest application; the opportunities for Marketers are many and need to be investigated. There are literally thousands of applications that can help you improve your visibility. A great place to look is the website AppBistro.com.

2. Invite your email contacts-subscribers like your page

Just click ‘Build Audience’ and then ‘Invite friends’ in the Admin Panel of your Facebook Page. Each admin can immediately invite friends and instantly be supported by Facebook contacts. In the past it was also possible for simple users to invite their friends, but this functionality was disabled to fight spam and of course increase FB’s advertising revenues.

3. Organize campaigns

Creative posts around industry related subjects for a specific time period can be a dynamic way to attract new audience.

4.  Offer valuable quality content

Avoid auto-posting and emphasize mainly on personal creative inspired messages of added-value: tips, photos, videos etc.

5. Run a contest

As we discussed in a previous article, social media contests are a great way to gain visibility in social media channels and increase audience. Often organizing them involves lower costs than using paid ads.

6.  Facebook ads

This tool is similar to Adwords bidding vehicle nevertheless it allows you to serve much more targeted banners depending on the interests of the user. Thus it is worth to explore and invest on it as an advertising tool. Don’t forget though that Facebook is an image-driven network and thus the pictures that you will use on your campaigns will significantly affect your Click Through Rate.

7. Link to Twitter


Twitter and Facebook posts can be linked by using various applications. Connecting the two channels is usually a good move nevertheless you should not ignore your initial Twitter strategy and practice.

10 Tips to build your Facebook Fans likes8. Provide exclusive content for fans only

Providing exclusive content to the people that liked your page can help you increase your fan base. Coupons, exclusive offers, content for fans, special events, previews, and trials can become great incentives for your users.

9. Invite fans to tag your page like they tag on an image

As already discussed, Facebook is image-based and thus tagging your page on images related to your product/service is a clever way to increase your publicity.

10.  Add a large button linking from your website

As we mentioned several times in the past, adding social media buttons on strategic places on your website and blog is a basic but extremely effective way to enhance your target audience and convert your visitor into a follower/fan.

Following the above tips can help your increase your fan base, nevertheless one should not forget that listening to the feedback and comments of your users is an important and essential task:

True Engagement, personal immediate interaction and feedback are important in order to show and prove that YOU CARE.

Add an Facebook Pop-Up Box for Blogger blogs

Facebook is an platform of millions of users today, Facebook “LIKE” have become one of the powerful tool for webmasters to promote their blog or website. The logic is very simple, whenever a person likes a link, that link will get published on this Facebook wall and catches eyes of thousands of  his/her friends in a single moment and brings curiosity in them to click on your link. The tactic here is your link gets a chain connection and it will get disposed to thousands of users at a single moment so Facebook like can be preferred as an most powerful tool for bloggers. Today i will help you in implementing a Facebook like box with pop up feature on your blog apart from implementing a simple Facebook like Box, which can motivate max number of your viewers to like your blog on Facebook.

Facebook Pop Up box for blogger blogs



1. Create an Facebook Fan Page.

2. Paste your Facebook Page Url In The Box Provided Below.

3. Click On Add To Blogger Button.

 

Enter Your Facebook Page URL : 

 

 

You Like It!? Then kindly share with your Friends.

How to Create A Facebook Page

 

 

 

Most of the Facebook users thinks it is very difficult to create a Page in Facebook but it is very easy! Here I am going to explain in this tutorial how to create Facebook Page.

You can use it for your business, friends and social works etc.

In my knowledge most of the companies using Facebook page for their business to advertise their products.Continue reading