Saturday, September 01, 2007

Orkut adds More Regional Languages to Profile Features

Orkut the most Popular Social Networking site in Brazil and India is probably unknown to the rest of world. What is the reason??

Orkut might not be as Popular as some of the Popular Social Networking sites like Facebook or Myspace but seems to be growing everyday with its recent addition of Web 2.0 Layout and Buttons.

Orkut recently had updated its layout from an old and dull layout to a Sophisticated but less impressive Web 2.0 layout. Face book and Myspace are probably the top social Networking sites across the English Speaking World but seem to be lacking Users from the Non English Speaking Countries.

Orkut a product of Google seems to be targetting the Non English Speaking Users for its growth and to compete with the gaints of Social Networking Myspace and Facebook. Orkut has added new languages to its Interface like Deutsch, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Marathi,Bengali, Tamil,Telugu, Hindi,Chinese and Japanese etc.

The advantage of adding Interfaces in Regional Languages would probably help Orkut to grow in Countries where the majority of People are non English Speaking but for the Social Networking site to grow else where could this be enough....

With Brazilians and Indians forming about 60% of the users in Orkut and the rest of the world favouring Myspace and Facebook Orkut definetely needs to add more than just adding Languages and web 2.0 Layouts. What do you think....??

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Generate Free Newspaper Online with Fodey

Everyone across the World is expecting the next big thing after the Apple iPhone would be the "Google Phone" and so am i waiting for that big news from Google.

This article hasn't been scanned from any newspaper nor it is a preview of a Future news that would be published in Tomorrow's News. It is a Fake Newspaper!!!!. Fodey.com has a nice Free Newspaper Generator where users can Create Free Online Newspaper for themselves

Users have to provide the Newspaper name, Article Title and the Content of the Article. Fodey.com would create a Newspaper alike Image with the Content you have uploaded on the Newspaper Generator. The Online Newspaper Generator Tool just gives you a feeling of a real newspaper. Isn't that Great !!!.

Besides the Newspaper Snippet Tool Fodey's Website has other Tools like the Clapping Board, Talking Squirrels, Jiggle Jiggle, Ninja Text, Talking Flowers, Talking Tomatoes etc. It is a nice way even to write a Post on your Blog reminding users of the Newspapers world. With the growth of Internet Newspapers seem to find difficult in finding Readers and Advertisers to sustain in the market. Can the newspaper Market Survive the next big thing in the world Blogging? We have to Wait and Watch...

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Blogger Service adds Enclosure Link Feature

Google seems to be in a hurry to improve the Quality of Blogspot Blogger service and has been adding quite a bit of features recently.Blogger has recently been added a nice Video Upload features for Blogspot users. Another Interesting Feature that Blogger has added is the Inline Link feature as shown below

The new feature lets Blogspot users to add Back links to Posts directly at the bottom of the post.The Link feature would be very useful if your blog posts are frequently linked to other Blogging articles and you want the links to these easily spotted on your public blog.

In Order for this feature to be useful Bloggers need to Enable the Show Link Field Option to 'Yes' in their Blogspot Settings. This is a Wonderful new feature that would allow Bloggers to
track back links to Blog Posts.

With Growing Competition from Wordpress Blogging Service Google's Blogger Service definitely seems to be catching its Competitor. What do you Think? Post your Comments

Monday, August 27, 2007

Would you Choose Blogging as a Career

The word Blogging has been Buzzing more than ever in the history. We have seen Blogger's from the age of 10yrs to 70yrs everyone having a reason to Blog. Some Blog for Passion while other do it for Money and the third category do it for both Money and Passion.

Can Blogging be chosen an Career ?. This is the question that one of my friend has asked me.We had several arguments with no ending to it.. Well it is a Tough Question that has an Yes and a No answer.

Blogging certainly seems to be easy but Blogging for Money seems to be a Difficult Task and it takes time. What i mean is that you cannot become a Multi Millionaire Blogger by posting a couple of posts in a week and expect the money to flow in. There is tremendous amount of Harwork beyond all the successful Blogs like DumbLittleMan, Problogger etc

The most important thing that an Amateur Blogger has to learn in his early days it to not expect overnight results. Believe me Miracles are not going to happen. Success depends on the amount of Hard work you put in and the amount you want to grow.

As the Guru of Blogging Word Problogger Says Blogging is definitely not a One man Show and you can expect people to turn up to your Blog unless you get involved with others. As a Blogger you need have a Community to grow up. Link to other Bloggers. Ask them Questions and Participate in Forums, Emails, Groups etc.Bloggers are more kind hearted to help you with your Queries and you would probably have more solutions to your single query.

Coming to the actual Point of Blogging as a Career? The answer from the Probloggers would be an 'YES' and from others would probably me 'Maybe" or 'No'. Blogging in 2007 is growing at a tremendous pace and there is competition in Blogging than ever. Blogging is certainly a Risky Profession but has its advantages and Disadvantages.

As an Amateur Blogger do not think of the idea that you want to quit your Daily Job and start Blogging Full Time from the very next day you make Money with your Adsense account. The most important aspect for an Amateur Blogger who would want to turn in to a Problogger would be to establish a niche in the blogging world.

Learn the art of Blogging and you wouldn't be disappointed by what you have achieved in your life. You would make an enormous number of friends and people who would share similar thoughts as you. Every step you learn in the Blogger's world should probably convince you to take up blogging as a career. But are you willing to hang on as a Blogger until success is going to be around...

Statistics seems to Indicate that 90% of Bloggers give up in just a couple of months of Blogging. Blogging takes time and a Blogger should post interesting articles for at least an Year and than decide if he want to stick around Blogging world or call it Quits.....

Once you have established a solid platform in the Blogging world and you are making more Money in Blogging than your Full Time Job than you should probably ask yourself the Question Should i Quit my Full Time Job and choose Blogging as a Career?.

If you have reached to this point in your Blogging career than you definitely know the answer...What do you Say? Post you comments..

Steve Snells at BloggingTips has some interesting Tips for Long Term Success of a Blog.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Amateur Bloggers Steps to Avoid while Growing

Blogging World is booming as never with thousands of Blogs starting everyday and with the ever enticing Google Adsense adding Monetary value to it Blogging has indeed become more from a hobby to a Profession.

There are Tonn's and Tonn's of Blogs out there in the Internet offering you advice on Blogging, Search Engine Optimization, Adsense, Search Engine Traffic etc and an Amateur Blogger has so much content in front of him that he is puzzled as What to take as advice and What Not to take as Advice.

Here are my 2cents while growing as an Amateur Blogger in this Blogging World

More Content More Traffic: If you take the case of any of the Top Blogs you should be able to notice that the more Content a Blog has the More is the Traffic unless it is a Blog about Celebrities or Porn. As an Amateur Blogger you don't need to post multiple Times a Day nor will you find time to post multiple times per day. The important thing is to be consistent in postings at least once a day.

Read 10 Folds more than Writing: It is simple Read more and ideas will strike your mind as your knowledge increases. Important sources of Information would be Books, Magazines, News Papers, other Blogs, News Letters etc.

Avoid Early Monetization: Programs like Google Adsense, Yahoo Publisher, Chitika, Text Ads entice most of the Bloggers in Monetizing their Blogs at the early stages. As a Blogger with very little Traffic to your Blog it is best not to Monetize your Blog. As Search Engine Traffic is more for your Blog Growth Bloggers should concentrate on Traffic Growth than Monetizing his Blog.

Quality is Important: Quality of the content is important for every Blog in order to convert a One Time Visitor to a Repeated Visitor. Top Blogs mainly get their Traffic from Loyal Visitors who Visit their Blog all the Time. If you are planning to Write 10 Posts per day with Average Content I would suggest that 4 Posts with Excellent Quality Content would be better off in Long Term Goals.

Blog for Long Term: Most of the Bloggers give up in a Week, a Month or after a Couple of Months. It is important to Understand that Blogging is easy but Monetizing is difficult. Blogging will take Time and Definitely more than a Couple of months in order to be notices by a Larger Crowd.

Avoid Checking Visitor Statistics: This is something that almost all the Bloggers tent to do But as an Amateur Blogger the rate is higher and one tends to get disappointed will the Low Traffic to your Blog in your early Stages. You cannot get a Traffic of 132,324,343,439( A random No) Visitors Per Day on Day one of your Blogging World. You need to Grow up consistently Day by Day, Week by Week and Month by Month and Year by Year.

Learn from Other Bloggers: As it is said You will Learn More by Observing it is very much True in Blogging World. Read others Blogger's Blog and learn about their Blogging Techniques, Posting Frequency etc

My 2cents for amateur Bloggers. T become a Good Problogger again the emphasis would be to get Quality and Consistent Content on your Blog Posts. Do you have more thoughts to share... Post your Comments !

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A Post you must Read:How to Start Writing a Blog For Passion or for Money

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Adjust Transparency with Windows Transparency Utility

Microsoft has been in the news for its Surface PC for some time and they are planning to roll out the Surface PC to large Businesses like Casinos and Hotels. This simple piece of software might not make your PC a Surface PC but would be something that you would definitely want on your Windows XP laptop or Desktop.

Ryan VanMiddlesworth has a cool utility that control the Transparency on utilities in Windows 2000 and XP Operating Systems. Once the Installation is completed the small piece of code Written in C language would allow users to Toggle the Transparency of a utility. For Example Look at the Screenshot below...


This is a great utility when users would like to do work on Multiple Tasks like Watching a Movie in the Background and Working on your Excel Spreadsheet at the same time with the Whole Screen to your Use. Users can Toggle the Transparency rate of a utility by using the Ctrl + Shift + Keys(1 -9) with 1 being the highest Transparency and 0 being the Lowest Transparency.

The Transparency Utility is absolutely Free to Download for Non Commerical Use and can be downloaded for Free from Ryans Home page. You can Donate to Ryan at his Paypal Donation TipJar at his HomePage.

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Yahoo Messenger Update for DoS Attack Bug

Yahoo has released a Critical Update to its Popular Messenger Service to protect Yahoo Messenger Users from a Dos attack from a Malicious attacker. News has been spreading across the Internet of a possible bug in Yahoo Messenger service that would potentially allow malicious attackers a computer system.

Yahoo seems to have accepted the potential flaws in Yahoo messenger and has quickly worked on a solution for one of the most popular Instant Messaging Service.

The Flaw in the IM service would potentially lead to a Malicious Script Installation if the user accepts a Webcam Invitation from an attacker. This would lead to a Potential Denial of Service to the PC owner and affect the whole System leading to loss of Productivity.

This is a critical Update for the Yahoo Messenger Users to prevent Dos attacks on their Personal Computers. Yahoo has urged users to update their Yahoo Messengers to the latest update.

With the Gtalk Messenger growing in Popularity and growth of Multi Messenger Services like Meebo and others Yahoo would find it difficult to survive with Potential flaws like this coming out Frequently. The war for Instant Messaging is getting Hotter.... What do you Say... Post your Comments

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Blogger Adds Inline Adsene Ads in Posts

Blogger had added a new Feature where users can insert Adsense Ads in between Posts. This new feature certainly is useful for all Bloggers who wanted to insert Ads either after the First post or insert ads for a couple of posts on the Main Page of a Blog.

This new feature is introduced as a Widget Application and would not be applicable to Bloggers like this Blog who still use the old Blogger Template. Bloggers can insert a maximum of 3 Adsense Widgets on any single page(as per Adsense Rules and Regulations).

Inorder to add Inline Adsense Ads users have to Edit the Post Widget and select the "Show Ads Between Blogger Posts" as show in the above Screen shot. Once Customized to show Inline Adsense Ads Bloggers can even customize the Number of Times an Adsense Ad would appear, Format of the Ad, Color, Font etc.

This Feature is certainly useful for Bloggers as they were faced issues of adding Inline Adsense Ads on the Main Page of Blogger. It is time for Bloggers to switch from the old Blogger Template to the Widget Layout Version to utilize the new features in Blogger.

Which Version of Blogger do you like and use.. The Template Version or the Widget Layout Version. Post your Comments!.

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Google adds Adsense Videos to YouTube

Youtube Videos the most popular Online Video Network seems to be the next target for Google AdSense as i noticed an Advertisement while playing an Online Video on Youtube. It looks like Google AdSense is testing Advertisements on selected Youtube Videos.

The Adsense Ads on the Youtube Videos seems to be transparent and appear at the bottom of the Video Screen. Further Google seemed creative as to when the ads would appear in the Video. Youtube Adsense Ads appear exactly 15seconds after the start of a video and lasted for 15 seconds. Also the Advertisements seems to be irrelevant to the Video that is currently playing on Youtube.

Once the Adsense Ads are clicked they would appear on the entire screen with an Exit button on the top right corner to return back to the Youtube Video. The ads also seem to be a One Time ads as they do not re appear again in the Youtube Video for a particular user.

Google smart Advertisement might or might not successful as the whole world has been watching Ad Free Videos at Youtube. Would the Online Video Viewer be annoyed by these Flash based Advertisements or would he be happy with it.. Only Time can tell.. What do you say..... Post your comments !

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Interesting Post: Earn Money With Video Upload at Flixya

Monday, August 20, 2007

iPhoneBook Read Blooks on iPhone

iPhone Book ReaderBook application is a nice piece of Widget kind of application that lets users to Read ebooks on their iPhone.

Book.app application lets users to read ebooks in HTML and text files stored on your iphone with ease. I personally like the feature where the Book application lets use to read a book that is broken down in to multiple chapters.

Zach has a quite tedious and tiresome method of installing ebooks .Though the Installation process is pretty tiresome for a Beginner. it is kind of worth if you are a avid Ebook reader and an iPhone Owner.

Thanks to Zack for this new Book Application for iPhone !. You can know more information about the Book application and the Download and installation procedure for Book application at

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