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StayTune : Oxbridge sex blogger

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The blogger describes herself as a ''fairly attractive'' and ''highly intelligent Oxbridge student currently shagging my way through the half-term hump''.


The anonymous blogger "Sex At Oxbridge" also has a  Twitter account in which she posts regular updates on her status.

 


Her real identity, and whether she is an Oxford or Cambridge graduate or undergraduate, remains a closely guarded secret.

But in her candid blog she discusses a one-night stand with a Blues rugby player, losing her virginity at 18 and the penis sizes of different nationalities.

It has drawn comparisons with Belle de Jour, author of "Diary of a London Call Girl".


IF MR. BEAN WAS IN AVATAR HE WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS!!

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'Now the fight is for other Ruchikas'

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Aradhna Gupta could have taken it easy after the hard-fought victory against her friend Ruchika’s tormentor. But she says her battle has just 


Aradhna, who lives in Sydney with her husband and children, and teaches Indian culture at a school there, says people have begun to expect newer battles from her. And she’s ready for it









begun. Her anti-abuse website will be launched on Valentine’s Day — for the love of her childhood pal — and on the drawing board are ambitious plans for a legal panel to help victims as well as a nationwide helpline...

The buzz inside Aradhna Prakash Gupta's head just won't go away. Earlier it was a deep sense of injustice and an unequal fight against a feckless system that kept her awake at night. Now it is the feeling of empowerment , of being vindicated, that makes her wait impatiently for day so that she can go out and do more for the thousands of Ruchikas quietly cowering in dark corners , praying desperately for someone to rescue them from their individual hells.

"We need to speak less and do more,'' says Aradhna, whom the country now knows as the woman who two decades ago saw her 14-year-old friend Ruchika Girhotra being molested by a top Haryana police officer, vowing to bring the guilty to book - something that finally happened on December 21 last year. "That day changed a lot of things for me,'' says the 31-yearold , talking about the time when the CBI special court convicted SPS Rathore in the molestation case. "It took 19 years for justice to come, but when it did, the response of the people was just so overwhelming . I think the only way to return this affection is by fighting for the rights of children, women and scared witnesses, those who are violated and bullied into silence in various parts of the world."

Aradhna, who lives in Sydney with her husband Aman and their two children - she teaches Indian culture in a school in Sydney - is all set for her next big crusade. "We are not done yet," she says with a steely resolve as she goes through the scores of fan mails that she receives everyday from acquaintances and complete strangers congratulating her on the courage and fortitude she has shown.

She has just drafted a plan, with help from friends and family, to fight abuse of all kinds, but especially that of women and children. With the blueprint of activities to be undertaken in order to achieve her desired goals in place, she is certain what her weapon will be as she carries on the battles for helpless victims - her new-found celebrity status. "When I started my journey, I was alone. But now the world is with me. And I want to use my power for the betterment of children and society at large."

There's a website, Justice4Ruchika.com, that she's launching on February 14. "What better day than Valentine's Day to commence my next battle,'' she says. "It is a symbol of love and friendship and it is on this day that I'll start my social campaign, which will be dedicated to my friend. The website is a platform where people from all walks of society can come together to create awareness, educate and eventually help prevent child abuse."

Then there is a law panel (a collective of lawyers and legal experts who will give advice to victims of exploitation and fight their cases for free), an anti-child abuse forum, helplines that'll connect with NGOs across India, books and petitions for a fast track justice system that she is seriously thinking about. The 'harbinger of hope' , as many call her on internet sites, says her platter is full.

"The idea behind the legal panel and my organisation is that victims, their families and witnesses - who want to depose, but can't - don't go through what we had to,'' she says, talking softly, the tenor of her voice hiding the fire in her belly. "They should feel protected and confident enough to face the system, have faith in it. There will be regular seminars and lectures in schools and institutes to educate children, teenagers and youth about their rights."

What about the book? Will it be an autobiography? "The plan is to author a series of books about my entire journey and other issues,'' Aradhna says. "The titles have been zeroed in on and soon I'll script my nearly two decades-long journey since the time I was a 13-year-old subjected to the harrowing experience of seeing a friend first violated, tortured and then pushed to suicide.''

Since the time she came for the latest series of hearings on her friend's case, Aradhna's life has turned on its head. These days there is no respite for her from an endless run of press conferences, interviews, seminars, lectures, book releases and the odd felicitation.

Aradhna says she knew her life had changed when a young boy recently asked for her autograph. "When I landed here in October 2009, I had decided I would go back to Australia and dedicate all my time to the family. But then the verdict came, sweeping me and the entire nation in its wake. For now, though, the family has taken a back seat. There is so much to do and achieve. And I feel I can," she smiles. "Hope, you know, is such a thing.''


JUSTICE 4 RUCHIKA / justice4ruchika / RUCHIKA

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

It seems we are living in Jungle Raj not in a civilized society. The people like Rathod must be handed till death.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Shame on the police force. Every policeman should learn the lesson if he illegally uses his power.

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SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME SHAME on Rathod

Deepak


guilty must be punished without delay. No mercy for such a senior police officer. Hang him straightway, why these lengthy court proceedings.

Aman
 

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Death sentence 4 Rathod, nothing less than that.
Deepak 
 
 

Punish the Guilty

Very well done Umesh. Your effort will help Ruchika's family to finally get justice.We should also thank media for their proactive role to highlight the molestation act of Rathore. 
Yours truly

Lion Sushil Kharinta
District Governor 321-A3
 

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ruchika should not committed suicide she must fight against injustice and explotation for his honour, suicide is a bad example. Delay in justice is an injustice.
Sumit Kumar
 
 
Whats your view/opinion?..We will forward your opinion to petition site.
 
 
REST IN PEACE,RUCHIKA
 
 
 


Adding LinkedIn Button To Blogger or Wordpress or any other Blog

Posted On 10:24 PM by Official 0 comments

Today i was trying to add a "LinkedIn" to my linked in profile button on Blogger.But it was not so easy.
You can directly embed the HTML and get the linked in image link if you want but for me it didn't workde.Then i came to know that the linked in people themselves provide custom buttons that you can add anywhere either to your blog or your websites.
But these custom button service is rather hidden ie not visible at the first sight.So i thought that it would be helpful if i share this post with you all.
Below i have given detailed description with images on how to add this linked in button to your blog.
Steps:-
    3.Goto public profile and click the edit button next to your public profile
    4.Click on promote your profile add custom buttons link


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LinkedIn Launches Company Blog
Our good friend Mario Sundar is already making his mark at LinkedIn as the site's Community Evangelist, by announcing today that the site is launching its first blog. He also recently posted about his '3 tips before launching a corporate blog'.


Remembering the advice I gave last week in my 'Eight Steps for Revitalizing Your Company Blog' article, what should LinkedIn's blog content focus on? Should the online site focus on its own offerings, or instead on helping its readers maximize their networking efforts?

I bet Mario knows. If you're a company that's considering adding a blog, you should know as well. (Hint: It's about the readers, not you.)

Congrats again to Mario and the LinkedIn team for the launch. I have no doubt that under Mario's watchful eye, we'll soon be referencing LinkedIn's blog as a case study for corporate blogging done right.

UPDATE: Mario adds in the comments "I believe the goal of the company blog is to get the company (meaning those working internally) talking to the users and vice-versa."


Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn

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  • The average number of LinkedIn connections for people who work at Google is forty-seven.
  • The average number for Harvard Business School grads is fifty-eight, so you could skip the MBA, work at Google, and probably get most of the connections you need. Later, you can hire Harvard MBAs to prepare your income taxes.

  • People with more than twenty connections are thirty-four times more likely to be approached with a job opportunity than people with less than five.
  • All 500 of the Fortune 500 are represented in LinkedIn. In fact, 499 of them are represented by director-level and above employees.
  • According to my inside sources, the person with the most pending LinkedIn invitations is...Guy Kawasaki. (Though I’m not sure if I should be proud or ashamed of this factoid.)



    Most people use LinkedIn to “get to someone” in order to make a sale, form a partnership, or get a job. It works well for this because it is an online network of more than 8.5 million experienced professionals from around the world representing 130 industries. However, it is a tool that is under-utilized, so I’ve compiled a top-ten list of ways to increase the value of LinkedIn.
  • Increase your visibility.
    By adding connections, you increase the likelihood that people will see your profile first when they’re searching for someone to hire or do business with. In addition to appearing at the top of search results (which is a major plus if you’re one of the 52,000 product managers on LinkedIn), people would much rather work with people who their friends know and trust.
  • Improve your connectability.
    Most new users put only their current company in their profile. By doing so, they severely limit their ability to connect with people. You should fill out your profile like it’s an executive bio, so include past companies, education, affiliations, and activities.
    You can also include a link to your profile as part of an email signature. The added benefit is that the link enables people to see all your credentials, which would be awkward if not downright strange, as an attachment.
  • Improve your Google PageRank.
    LinkedIn allows you to make your profile information available for search engines to index. Since LinkedIn profiles receive a fairly high PageRank in Google, this is a good way to influence what people see when they search for you.
    To do this, create a public profile and select “Full View.” Also, instead of using the default URL, customize your public profile’s URL to be your actual name. To strengthen the visibility of this page in search engines, use this link in various places on the web> For example, when you comment in a blog, include a link to your profile in your signature.
  • Enhance your search engine results.
    In addition to your name, you can also promote your blog or website to search engines like Google and Yahoo! Your LinkedIn profile allows you to publicize websites. There are a few pre-selected categories like “My Website,” “My Company,” etc.
    If you select “Other” you can modify the name of the link. If you’re linking to your personal blog, include your name or descriptive terms in the link, and voila! instant search-engine optimization for your site. To make this work, be sure your public profile setting is set to “Full View.”
  • Perform blind, “reverse,” and company reference checks.
    LinkedIn’s reference check tool to input a company name and the years the person worked at the company to search for references. Your search will find the people who worked at the company during the same time period. Since references provided by a candidate will generally be glowing, this is a good way to get more balanced data.
    Companies will typically check your references before hiring you, but have you ever thought of checking your prospective manager’s references? Most interviewees don’t have the audacity to ask a potential boss for references, but with LinkedIn you have a way to scope her out.
    You can also check up on the company itself by finding the person who used to have the job that you’re interviewing for. Do this by searching for job title and company, but be sure to uncheck “Current titles only.” By contacting people who used to hold the position, you can get the inside scoop on the job, manager and growth potential.
    By the way, if using LinkedIn in these ways becomes a common practice, we’re apt to see more truthful resumes. There’s nothing more amusing than to find out that the candidate who claims to have caused some huge success was a total bozo who was just along for the ride.
  • Increase the relevancy of your job search.
    Use LinkedIn’s advanced search to find people with educational and work experience like yours to see where they work. For example, a programmer would use search keywords such as “Ruby on Rails,” “C++,” “Python,” “Java,” and “evangelist” to find out where other programmers with these skills work.
  • Make your interview go smoother.
    You can use LinkedIn to find the people that you’re meeting. Knowing that you went to the same school, plays hockey, or shares acquaintances is a lot better than an awkward silence after, “I’m doing fine, thank you.”
  • Gauge the health of a company.
    Perform an advanced search for company name and uncheck the “Current Companies Only” box. This will enable you to scrutinize the rate of turnover and whether key people are abandoning ship. Former employees usually give more candid opinions about a company’s prospects than someone who’s still on board.
  • Gauge the health of an industry.
    If you’re thinking of investing or working in a sector, use LinkedIn to find people who worked for competitors—or even better, companies who failed. For example, suppose you wanted to build a next generation online pet store, you’d probably learn a lot from speaking with former Pets.com or WebVan employees.
  • Track startups.
    You can see people in your network who are initiating new startups by doing an advanced search for a range of keywords such as “stealth” or “new startup.” Apply the “Sort By” filter to “Degrees away from you” in order to see the people closest to you first.
  • Ask for advice.
    LinkedIn’s newest product, LinkedIn Answers, aims to enable this online. The product allows you to broadcast your business-related questions to both your network and the greater LinkedIn network. The premise is that you will get more high-value responses from the people in your network than more open forums.
    For example, here are some questions an entrepreneur might ask when the associates of a venture capital firm come up blank:
    • Who’s a good, fast, and cheap patent lawyer?
    • What should we pay a vp of biz dev?
    • Is going to Demo worth it?
    • How much traffic does a TechCrunch plug generate?

Addendum
These additional ideas came in through comments:
  1. Integrate into a new job.
    When people start a new job, ordinarily their roots aren’t that deep in the new company. However, with Linkedin, new employees can study fellow employees’ profiles and therefore help them get to know more people faster in a new company. (contributed by Vincent Wright)
  2. Scope out the competition, customers, partners, etc. This seems like it’s a no-brainer, but you can use LinkedIn to scope out the competition’s team as well as the team of customers and partners. For example, your competitor’s vp of marketing came from Oracle...she’ll probably believe that business is war. (Kev)


LinkedIn Review

Posted On 10:08 PM by Official 1 comments



Greetings everyone and thank you for all the good test-suggestions I got from readers. You gave me a lot of web 2.0 portals to test, some of which were not even known to me. Lets start of with the most popular web 2.0 business portals: LinkedIn
LinkedIn Review You all probably have heard about LinkedIn. It started a few years ago with only 30.000 users and now has over 8.5 million. Probably half that number are unique business users. Its’ portal lets you write your profile in a user-friendly way and helps you to find other profiles quite swiftly and accurately. Although you can use it to find people profiles which are related to a business or service, most people will use it to find jobs or (if you are a recruiter) candidates for jobs. LinkedIn seems to only have ambitions in that specific area, so you cannot find services or products using the same technology which is a shame considering the amount of people who are now on this network. The system also doesn’t match business objectives (like CollectiveX does e.g.) . In addition, LinkedIn also has the ideology that you ‘should introduce and help eachother for free’, so that’s also something we business users don’t want to hear. The profiling is very much based upon the status of your profile, not the profile itself. What do I mean by that? Well, if you have a big network and a lot of contacts which are connected to your LinkedIn network, you’ll end up higher in the ranking of searches. You can choose for people with the biggest network or with the highest number of ‘recommendations’. Naturally heavy LinkedIn networkers are using every trick in the book in order to increase their number of contacts and to give eachother recommendations to end up high in the rankings. Quality is therefore very relative on LinkedIn, especially since you cannot communicate directly with one-another. It only has email options, no IM or Skype integration. Summary LinkedIn is one of the best and well known portals for job seekers. It thrives too much on ‘status’, it does too little in helping people in quality of online business and to create quality in personal communication. It thus is still a long way away from real business and business objectives. It has a promising basis in the quantity of users, portal interface and user friendliness. To LinkedIn: please understand the real business objectives of your users, let them make money out of introductions or introduce quality online quality recruitment services if you want to stay in that niche. Add the possibility of sharing photo’s and IM / Skype integration. Points (1-10); Remarks 1) Manage and view profile: 7; Good: simple user interface. Bad: only words, no photo / video integration 2) Manage contacts: 9; Good: very good batch up- and down-loading. Suggestion: interface with Plaxo 3) Communication options: 3; Only email 4) Effective business use: 5; Limited to recruitment, take precautions not to get spammed, not in line with real business (yet) 5) Growing potential: 8; Market-leader in its niche, could grow beyond 6) Money making potential: 7; Depends on the insight of their staff  

Total: 39; Verdict: promising but a lot to do


LinkedIn Review #1: Overview

Posted On 10:06 PM by Official 0 comments

LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) is such a powerful tool that I will review different features on multiple blog postings. Ever since MySpace became a phenomenon, social networking sites have sprung up overnight. Many of them are geared toward small segments of the population or different industries. LinkedIn is at the forefront of the business networking revolution. Most of the people with LinkedIn accounts hold professional level jobs, so if you're looking to network with a pizza delivery driver, you might want to try another site (althought I did have a professional dominatrix request to be in my network "for a spanking good time"). There are also a tremendous number of entrepreneurs, business owners and CEOs that are actively involved in exchanging ideas about best practices, economic changes, and industry specific events. Unfortunately for me, there are about as many recruiters as there are other professionals.

The concept behind LinkedIn is something like the six degrees of separation theory. You know, we're all connected to Kevin Bacon by six people or less. With LinkedIn, you only get three degrees, but it is enough to easily build a network in the millions. To clarify, let's say that you and I connect. I am now a first level connection of yours. At this point, you now have access to all of my other first level connections. These are your second level connections. You also get access to the first level connections of your second level connections. These are your third level connections. At the time of this post, I have 2889 first level connections (I'll explain how to get that many in a later entry) which gives me access to 9,436,400 people.

What good is having access to that many people? Obviously, as a recruiter, having a huge network to draw from is critical. Not only is the number of "passive candidates" critical, but the folks on LinkedIn tend to want to help each other out. Just ask one of your connections to introduce you to another. Ask your entire network a question about a challenge that you're working through. Send out a job description to your network and ask for referrals. It's brilliant!

I am an open networker, so I'm always looking for new people to connect with. If you'd like to join my network, And no, I did not link up with the dominatrix (my wife is in my network and I value my marriage).

Have a similar or different experience with LinkedIn? Please share your comments..


30 Top LinkedIn Groups for Entrepreneurs, eMarketers, and Social Media Enthusiasts

Posted On 10:03 PM by Official 4 comments

LinkedIn is the social hub for business professionals.  The site now has over 45 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the world (LinkedIn Press).  According to LinkedIn, a new member joins LinkedIn approximately every second, and executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn members. If you are not familiar with LinkedIn, see the introductory video below.

LinkedIn links me to a vast number of qualified professionals and experts.  While it is great to have tons of LinkedIn connections, another LinkedIn feature that I believe has been underexplored is the fact that you can join many LinkedIn groups.  LinkedIn Groups is your destination to find and join communities of professionals based on common interest, experience, affiliation, and goals. Stay in touch with organizations, schools, and companies that you are and were a part of, network with professionals with similar interests and goals, and collaborate in a professional community online.  In this post, I will sort through 30 top LinkedIn groups that allow great efficiency for all entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, and social media enthusiasts.


Category A – Top 10 Groups for Entrepreneurs/Business People

1.  On Startups – The Community For Entrepreneurs (90,079 members) – On Startups is the biggest LinkedIn group for entrepreneurs and business owners.
2. TopLinked.com (60,747 members)  –  A networking  group for LinkedIn Open Networkers (Lots of top connected LinkedIn business professionals are from this group.)
3. Startup Specialists (32,083 members)  – A group for people who believe they are startup specialists and love the challenges of being with startups.
4.  The Indus Entrepreneur, aka TiE (7,134 members)  – Founded in Silicon Valley in 1992 by successful entrepreneurs and professionals with roots in the Indus region, TiE is spread over 48 chapters in 11 countries. Over 12,000 Members and 1,600 plus Charter Members – entrepreneurs, VCs, Private Equity, Angels, Law Firms, Tech & Mgt.professionals.
5. Linked Business Strategists (6,247 members) – A business network for professionals, exchanging knowledge and helping entrepreneurs and start ups find and evaluate the right strategies for their business worldwide.
6. Start-up Phase Forum (5,860 members)  – A FREE community for the entrepreneur and small business owner in the start-up phase of starting their own business.
7. Linked Strategies (5,702 members)  – Linked Strategies focuses on strategies for creating professional success on LinkedIn for entrepreneurs and business owners.
8. Band of Entrepreneurs (4,007 members)  –  A non-profit organization of, by and for entrepreneurs. It is formed to facilitate and accelerate the development of the entrepreneurial/startup ecosystem.
9. GoBigNetwork Startup Community (3,235 members)  – A community for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and others who have an interest in facilitating the rapid growth of startup companies.
10. Linked Business (2,847 members) – A business advisory group for small business owners, entrepreneurs, startup businesses, attorneys, accountants, marketing & PR professionals, etc.


Category B – Top 10 Groups for Marketing/Sales Professionals

1. eMarketing Association Network (148,264 members)  – It’s the largest marketing group with 148,000+ members. It is managed by the eMarketing Association, and open to all professionals interested in Internet Marketing.
2. Innovative Marketing, PR, Sales, Word-of-Mouth & Buzz Innovators (60,225 members) – Innovate with innovative marketing, public relations, promotions sales & selling professionals skilled at using creative marketing methods. Organized by Gerald “Solutionman” Haman.
3. Media Professionals Worldwide (49,982 members)  –  Media & Entertainment group for media professionals from USA (America), Europe, Asia (China & India), Australia etc..
4. ThoseinMedia (48,410 members)  –  A group for Social, Online, & Broadcast Media, Ad Sales, Marketing, Buying/Planning, Interactive, Gaming, Print, TV, Radio, Mobile, Internet, Animation, Newspaper, PR, SEM, Paid & Organic Search, SEO, CPM, CPC, CPA, Analytics, Publishing, Ad Agency.
5. Inbound Marketers – For Marketing Professionals (35,261 members)  –  Online group for marketing professionals. A community for those looking to reach their best customers online through techniques like inbound marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) and social media.
6. ! Sales Best Practices (34,997 members)  – Topics involved in this group include business strategy, sales development, productivity, trade performance, team management, marketing, etc.
7. Social Media Marketing (33,133 members)  –  A decent and very active social media marketing group on LinkedIn. It is intended for interactive advertising and marketing professionals who are actively engaged in social media and community-oriented websites.
8. True Wealth Marketing & Communication Group (23,903 members)  – A great group for marketing and sales professionals
9. Digital Marketing (19,167 members)  –  A group for people who want to engage in debate and exchange information on best practice digital marketing.  It’s ideally designed for Digital marketing, internet and e-commerce professionals.
10. SalesBlogcast.com (19,138 members)  –  Sales & Leadership Blog. Related topics include sales, leadership, management, marketing, CRM, recruiting, business development, selling tips, training, networking, etc.


Category C – Top 10 Groups for Social Media Enthusiasts

1. Facebook.com (18,745 members)  – A LinkedIn group for Facebook fans
2. Web 2.0 (11,994 members)  -  Web 2.0 group is a network of professionals involved in the 2nd generation of web-based communities & hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis and folksonomies, which aim to facilitate collaboration and sharing between users.
3. Social Media Today (11,604 members)  – A social media group for tech savvy people and Web 2.0 lovers
4. Twitter innovators Innovation & Creativity Network of Tweeters (11,302 members)  – A LinkedIn group for Twitterers.  Many members are experts on innovation or passionate about using creativity to Twitter. Exchange questions, ideas & advice.
5. Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo (8,680 members)  –  Search Engine Strategies, the conference and expo series for search marketers (SEO & SEM), was launched in 1999. With events around the world SES has taught many thousands about paid and organic search, social media strategies and integrated marketing analytics. A good group to join if you are interested in search engine optimization.
6. Future Social Media (8,526 members)  – The essential online meeting place for people captivated by the transformational power of social media marketing, buzz monitoring, social media metrics, Enterprise 2.0, collaboration technologies and Web 2.0.
7. Twitter Power for Business (4,770 members)  – Based on the book Twitter Power written by Joel Comm.  Another great LinkedIn group to join if you like Twitter.
8. Social Media Mafia (3,054 members)  – Facilitate information exchange on issues that relate to creative business, social media, technology embracing, advertising, new-media skills training and industry related education.
9. Fans of Mashable (2,821 members)  – One of my favorite blogs “Mashable.” This group attracts a variety of social media lovers.
10.  Professional Bloggers (1,062 members)  – A group founded by Darren Rowse, the owner of Problogger.net. It’s a group to discuss the business of blogging for entrepreneurial bloggers of all levels.  Worth to check it out.


Note: All groups were ranked based on the number of group members as of 8/20/2009. The number may have changed over time.


inkedin-groups-now-offer-rss-feeds-job

Posted On 9:57 PM by Official 0 comments

LinkedIn has added a feature allowing Group managers to add feeds for their Group members to read. I haven't tested it out, but it sounds like a good idea.

Also, there is a new "Jobs" tab for Groups (I have enabled this for the Law Librarians Group). LinkedIn says, "The jobs area enables members to discuss job opportunities in these difficult economic times without cluttering the main conversation, and like all discussions it's free."


linkedin-groups-created-by-headhunters

Posted On 9:56 PM by Official 0 comments

I have noticed that Headhunters who operate in a particular space in Capital Markets or have a job opening in a certain area will create LinkedIn groups for the sole purpose of identifying candidates. I never join groups that have been created by a headhunter unless they are personally recommended to me.

For me, LinkedIn is becoming a bit like the Wild West, and its usefulness will be diluted by recruiters who misuse the service.

Thoughts?


Omegle: An Impressive "Web 2.0" Chat Service

Posted On 9:51 PM by Official 0 comments

Are you interesting enough at first impression? Do you introduce yourself well? On Omegle if you don't you're disconnected.

My impressions:
1. Technically, it works really well.
2. What it is: web-based chat with random strangers.
3. Reminds me of my early days on IRC. You meet new people that are guaranteed to be at least somewhat interested in talking.
4. There is full anonymity, in the sense that you don't have a consistent identity that's kept from one conversation to another.*
5. There is no cost to disconnecting, if you don't like the conversation.
6. It's very much like speed-IRC, as in "speed dating" as opposed to regular dating.
7. Since you get a very specific IRC-like experience (meeting new people you'll never meet again anonymously), you can practice like Socrates did on the beach (Imri corrected this to Demosthenes: http://itotd.com/articles/319/demosthenes-stones/). You have only a few minutes and a few sentences to convince someone you're interesting, or they just disconnect, and you both move on.
8. You still have a lot of the IRC-like stuff, as in being asked "a/s/l" and so on. [age/sex/location]
9. I wondered how secure it is, who is logging the conversations/ip addresses involved etc.

All in all, a cute service. Also nice to know it was written by an 18-year old that's just finishing high-school, and as I said, it works well.

Cheers,
Imri.

My take on it is similar, I was very excited:

Omegle has a simple interface. No complex functionality at all. You can chat, and you can disconnect. You are anonymous unless you choose to tell the other person who you are.

I just finished my first chat there, and it was fun. It seems like a waste to me to be able to chat with people and yet not necessarily keep in touch, but the experience with the types of people you meet makes all the difference.

Unlike Imri, I was not reminded of Demosthenes meeting random people on the beach, but rather of the old classic movie adaptation for the novel Logan's Run where random people who match you exactly are transported to you so you can have non-committal sexual relations. Only in Omegle's case, not sexual.
This won't turn into a dating service (I'll probably be proven wrong).

The experience felt like a shot in the dark. You find someone random, defying the whole idea of the Internet where interest groups on every subject meet each other and become a marketing force based on that affiliation.

More interesting, this service as Imri mentioned with the Demosthenes story, raises the subject of how one introduces oneself to be interesting. Also, it allows us to talk to people without any prior knowledge or prejudice on who they are, which normally affects our social engine--how we treat other people and get treated.

The story of Omegle once again shows us that the cost of developing on computers is small to non-existent. If an 18 years old guy can create this, anyone can learn how to.
 


Omegle ALternative : http://www.gettingrandom.com/

Posted On 9:48 PM by Official 0 comments

Do you like the stranger chat website Omegle? Lots of people do. You get to chat with a random stranger from anywhere in the world.

However, there are a few problems with Omegle:
*Spam bots
*People speaking a different language than you
*Not being able to specify the gender of the person you're chatting with

One site has emerged that is like Omegle, called Getting Random. On Getting Random, you can choose to talk with Guys or Girls. Also it filters out annoying bots and spammers. Finally, you can use the app through your Facebook account as well. To try it out, click here.


Omegle! This Teenager Wants You to Chat with a Stranger

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Everyone's talking about Omegle, a new chat website which promises to hook you up with a random person on the Internet. It's the perfect antidote to Facebook's real-people prissiness: Social networking with perfect strangers.
According to the Omegle blog, the site is the brainchild of Leif K-Brooks, an 18-year-old high school student who lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. Which makes perfect sense: If you've been to Brattleboro, it's easy to imagine how quickly a clever teen might run out of interesting people to talk to. And yet Facebook, with its insistence on real names, has made making friends online so cumbersome. Part of Twitter's charm is its throwback use of quirky Internet usernames. (Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg goes by "finkd" on the message-broadcasting service.)
Omegle takes that one step further, replacing goofy pseudonyms with perfect anonymity. (Chat partners are identified simply as "stranger.") It's the Internet-chat version of truckstop-bathroom sex — hotter because you don't know who you're hooking up with.


And yet it's over so soon.


omegle sex

Posted On 9:42 PM by Official 41 comments

I  normally wouldn’t post about a trendy web app but it has so much in common with an iPhone app I recently discussed that I thought it might be interesting to mention it. The app I’m speaking of, which has recently gained quite a bit of web popularity, is called Omegle (official blog here).

Omegle is a simple but quite interesting app. When you go to the site, all you have to do is click the “Start a Chat” button and you’re off. There is no registration, no downloads, no wait time. But who are you chatting with? Well, that’s the interesting thing. You are chatting to another person, selected completely at random, who is also using Omegle. There are no names, no information at all on who you are chatting to. It is completely anonymous. By the way, the creator of Omegle is apparently 18 years old.

The iPhone app this reminded me of immediately is Distant Shore. Distant Shore has the same anonymity, the same concept of conversing with complete strangers. However, in Distant Shore, the exchanges are by “messages in bottles tossed into the sea.” So there is a significant delay between responses. With Omegle the communication is always active and immediate. You can think of the difference as similar to that between e-mail and IM. Another difference is that in Distant Shore the key aspect, talking to random people, is surrounded by a game of sorts. You have the beach atmosphere, the collection of shells, the inventory. Omegle strips all of this away and gives you the conversation immediately.

That’s not to say one is better and one is worse. If you wish to get to the talking right away, Omegle is for you. If you prefer the whole atmospheric approach, you should try Distant Shore. Or you can use both of them…depending on what you are in the mood for. That’s what I’ve been doing and I feel like they both have their place in this wacky world of random chatting.

I will say that the overall quality of the conversations I’ve had are better in Distant Shore than Omegle. I think it’s because the atmosphere is conducive to taking the time to write actual messages. And people who spend the time collecting shells will likely take the time to write something of value. Not to mention that if you’re going to buy the app, you probably want to actually use it. On Omegle, it’s so easy for anyone to click that button that you get more people who just want to screw around. And there seems to be a lot of lurkers - people who lose their nerve or something. Because I often find people will just disconnect after you say hello. There’s also a lot more people looking for sex chat on Omegle…so hey - if that’s your thing Omegle is the place for you.

I’ve certainly had some really good conversations on Omegle and met some very interesting people. And the immediate chat thing does provide a bit of a bigger rush than sending a letter. But the probability of getting someone to speak rationally with is lower. On the other hand, with Omegle if you don’t like the conversation or the person is not responding it only takes one second to start a new session. I’ll mainly stick to Distant Shore myself but I’ll probably mess around with Omegle from time to time.

I was unsure what to think about Distant Shore in many ways. And I still don’t have the answers to the questions I raised in that post. The same questions apply to Omegle. Is this kind of communication exciting? Educational? Sad? Depressing? I’m not sure, but I do find the whole thing interesting. Try it for yourself and see what you think.


OMEGLE, www.omegle.com, Talk to a stranger right now

Posted On 9:40 PM by Official 18 comments

Are you bored to death and looking for new way to kill your time? Fadeup with Twitter, Orkut, Facebook and all the people you know in your online social network..? Here comes OMEGLE to help you get connected to a stranger right now. OMEGLE is an online browser based chat service that connects you (called you in OMEGLE WORLD) to a random person (called Stranger) instantly. The service is not much diffirent than a normal chat service other than the fact that It instantly connects you to a random STRANGER and lets you contuie to chat. Both you and the Stranger has the option to disconnect the momnet you feel its not worth to continue and immediately you can get connected to some other stranger and it goes on till you realize that you have wasted so much of time.


OMEGLE was created by a 18 years old boy!! yes you heard me right. and within months of it’s launch OMEGLE is pulling about 150,000 hits every day(imagine how much people are bored with the people they already know and how much they are in need to find and connect to new people). It’s a very simple service as of now and the match that it finds for you is also not based on any matching algorithm to hook you up with anyone with any matching crieterias.
Some facts about OMEGLE:
Was created by  18 year old Leif K-Brooks from Brattleboro, Vermont.
Launched on March 25th 2009 with an initial capacity to handle 100 concurent users.
OMEGLE is an alteration to word OMEGA and doesn’t have any meaning of it’s own.
As of now its hitting about 150,000 per day visitors.
OMEGLE is also available as an iPhone App.



Visit Omegle website: http://omegle.com/
Download Omegle iPhone App: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=318233700&mt=8&s=143441


Google Buzz: Not fit for purpose

Posted On 9:31 PM by Official 0 comments

Please see update at bottom of post!
There has been, ahem, quite a bit of buzz about Google Buzz since they started rolling it out across the Gmail network a few days ago. I first saw an invitation to it when I logged into my inbox yesterday evening. Being curious, I accepted Google’s invitation to try it out, but fairly rapidly started to think that perhaps it was a bad idea.
My problems with Buzz are twofold: Firstly, it sits in Gmail, both as a menu item under my inbox and as live messages in my inbox. Secondly, there are some serious privacy implications that Google appear to either have ignored or not thought about. Either explanation is a poor show, frankly.
Buzz off out of my inbox!
I have written and spoken before about the problem with email, but for those of you unfamiliar with my views I shall summarise: Email is causing significant problems for people, not just because of the volume of email we get these days but because dopamine circuits in our brain encourage us to seek new information and cause us to check our email more often than we realise. Every time we check email, we waste about 64 seconds getting back into doing what we were doing before. Some people check email every 5 minutes. That’s an 8-hour day each week that we waste in mental limbo. Email is a significantly counter-productive tool yet it’s our default for almost all communications.
By adding in a new source of random reward – Buzz – Google have made their inbox even more addictive and unproductive. Not only do you have a new unread Buzz messages count to lure you into checking and rechecking, Buzz also tangles up Buzz replies with your email in your email inbox. Whilst that may seem sensible from an engineering point of view, or for someone whose inbox is quiet or beautifully organised, for me and the many people like me for whom inbox is a daily struggle, this is a disaster. I just do not need extra fluff filling up my inbox.
Privacy issues
For me, this mess of an inbox would be enough to put me off Buzz, but it gets worse. Google have historically not been great at doing social stuff. They are really great at their core business, which is search and serving ads against those search results. They also excel in some other areas, such as document sharing. And yes, I even appreciate the use of labels instead of folders in Gmail. But social stuff seems to be a bit beyond them.
Google Buzz lays bare Googles social weaknesses, illustrating the lack of thought given to potential social problems caused by their design and engineering decisions.
Privacy problem 1: Google Buzz exposes your most emailed contacts
Nicholas Carlson pointed this out in his Silicon Valley Insider piece, WARNING: Google Buzz Has A Huge Privacy Flaw:
When you first go into Google Buzz, it automatically sets you up with followers and people to follow.
A Google spokesperson tells us these people are chosen based on whom the users emails and chats with most using Gmail.
That’s fine.
The problem is that — by default — the people you follow and the people that follow you are made public to anyone who looks at your profile.
In other words, before you change any settings in Google Buzz, someone could go into your profile and see the people you email and chat with most.
This is a significant problem. I use my Gmail account for business and personal email, so many of my most-emailed people are not my friends but my clients. It’s not appropriate for Google to expose my clients like that. I maintain a client list on my site, but that’s at my discretion and doesn’t give away individual names and email addresses. Google Buzz could.
My email contacts list is not a social graph. It is not a group of people I have chosen to follow, but is instead full of people with whom I have a (sometimes very tenuous)professional relationship, as well as my family and some of my friends. Interestingly, my best friends don’t email me very often, so they do not show up as a part of my Buzz following list.
This answer to this is to go to your Google Profile and uncheck the tickbox next to “Display the list of people I’m following and people following me”.
Didn’t know you had a Google Profile? Nope, me neither! God knows when it was set up, or whether I agreed to it at some point in the past without realising what I was doing, or what. My friend Kevin Marks reminded me that he nagged me into creating a profile when Google first got them, which explains why I forgot all about it! But still, now I know I have a Google Profile I can give it the information I choose to.
Privacy problem 2: Poor default settings and no central control panel
Carlson goes on:
A Google spokesperson asked us to phrase this claim differently. Like this: “In other words, after you create your profile in Buzz, if you don’t edit any of the default settings, someone could visit your profile and see the people you email and chat with most (provided you didn’t edit this list during profile creation).”
This is appalling behaviour by Google. It’s well known that users tend not to edit their default settings. The people currently playing with Buzz may well be early adopters, more experienced in the ways of the web and more curious about settings and defaults. But you can guarantee that most people will accept the default settings as they are, without realising how much information that they are exposing to the world.
When you first join up to Google Buzz, you get a screen that shows you the people you’re automatically following, and who is following you. It doesn’t make clear that this information is visible to others, nor is it clear how to change the settings. If you go to your normal Google settings (at least for me) there is no ‘Buzz’ tab where I can manage all my privacy settings. Instead you have to ferret about in the interface in order to find the different privacy settings.
This is just not good enough. Right now, I can’t even find half the settings that I saw earlier. I found them through clicking on all the links I could see until I got to the page I wanted: This is the sort of usability mistake that Google should not be making.
Privacy problem 3: People can hide themselves from you
One of my followers is anonymous to me.
Google Mail - Buzz - Followers
This is completely appalling. I should be able to see exactly who is following me, and not have them be able to hide themselves from me. The opportunity for abuse here is huge – ex-boyfriends stalking their ex-girlfriends, bosses spying on their employees, random internet trolls watching their victims.
Anyone can get my email address – it’s out there on the web. It has to be, because I’m a freelance consultant and people have to have a way to get hold of me. This means that anyone can hide their profile and I won’t know who they are or why they are following me on Google Buzz. This is creepy in the extreme.
It also means that I can’t block that person. In order to block someone, you need to go to your follower list, click on their name and then click ‘Block’.
If I can’t see a follower’s name, I can’t go to this page and I can’t block them. Huge fail.
Privacy problem 4: Mobile Buzz can publish your precise location, but gives no option to make it fuzzy
If you have a browser on your phone, you may be able to use the mobile version of Buzz. When you open it up, it asks if it can use your location. Say yes to this, and your precise address will be published at the bottom of every Buzz you create. It doesn’t give you a choice in terms of how detailed you want to be, you can’t say ‘London’ or ‘UK’, it just determines your street address to the best of its ability and uses that.
This issue was highlighted by Molly Wood over on Cnet, and is as unhappy about it as I am. Molly has an Android, and her experience was this:
When you first visit the mobile app on your Android phone and attempt to post something, you’ll be asked whether you want to Share Location or Decline. The “Remember this Preference” box is prechecked too, so be sure you’re ready to have everyone know right where you are, whenever you post to Buzz. At minimum, uncheck the Remember button so you can decide whether to reveal your location post by post.
On the iPhone, there’s no “Remember this Preference”, so you are asked every time you open the site. You can turn location on or off on a per-Buzz basis very easily, so it’s not as bad as it sounds like the Android is, but the lack of choice about level of detail is dreadful.
If you do publish your location, you are not just publishing it to those people following you on Buzz, you are also, by default, also publishing it to everyone who is geographically close by. The ‘Nearby’ tab on the mobile Buzz site gives you a list and map view of everyone who has published a location that is within a certain distance. Again, this is fine if that’s what you want, but it shouldn’t be the default. You can, on a per post basis, set your privacy settings to “private”, but you don’t seem able to set that globally via the iPhone.
Once you have published your location you have to delete the Buzz in order to delete your location. You can’t just strip the location off the Buzz.
What’s also annoying is that it asks to use your location every time you open the site up. And every time you open up the Buzz Map. Every time. Lord, that is a real buzz killer.
(Molly flags up some other issues too: The use of photos from her Android that she hadn’t uploaded, and the revelation of her email. Her post is worth reading.)
Privacy problem 5: The opportunities for spammers and PR hacks
Jennifer Leggio has already had PRs spamming her via Buzz (on page 2). Oh dear lord, what a grim thought.
[T]he brand spamming and public relations pitching has already started. It’s bad enough that a lot of these people have my email address, but now they can buzz me just by adding me. (Whether I add them back or not, I found. Was this a glitch?)
The idea that Buzz is going to make me more available to PR people and to spammers, against my will, is not one that fills me with joy. I already get heaps of crap press releases in my inbox, I do not need more of this stuff cluttering things up. The true spammers aren’t there yet, but they will so find a way to abuse Buzz and make the whole thing a horrible experience. And right now, Google seem to be making it easy for them.
Privacy problem 6: Buzz automatically links you to other Google properties like Picasa and Google Reader
Jennifer says:
If you are using Google Picasa and Google Reader yet are not wholly aware of Buzz, you may not realize what you are publishing and promoting to your Buzz stream because you may not know it exists.
Again, would it be so hard to hold off automatically publishing stuff to people’s Buzz streams and make them go through a configuration process before they start publishing anything? Of course, that wouldn’t suit Google, who want as many people to be using Buzz as soon as possible. They don’t have a new tool here, they are just integrating Jaiku, whom they bought in Oct 2007, into Gmail. (Wait! What? It took them over two years to think of this?) So they don’t have a really compelling reason for people to change from Twitter or Facebook or FriendFeed. Buzz is not a killer app, it’s a mess. A TGF.
In conclusion
I haven’t even begun with the usability problems Buzz has. How poorly considered the interface is. How annoying it is when your Buzz stream is flooded with someone’s Google Reader output. But I do have a cure:
Go to the bottom of your screen and click “Turn off Buzz”.
That should pretty much solve the problem. Google can get back to me when they’ve hired someone who actually understands social functionality and, y’know, people, and has fixed the awful usability and privacy problems. As Steve Lawson said:
There’s a reason why I don’t keep a ‘who I’ve emailed this week’ page going on my blog, and it’s not just cos it would be dull as shit.
UPDATE: 12 Feb 2010, 10am
Google have responded very rapidly to users concerns regarding Buzz. In a blog post on the Gmail Blog comes the news that they are making changes to the way that Buzz works and will be rolling those changes out soon.
The changes they are making are:
1. More visible option to not show followers/people you follow on your public profile
2. Ability to block anyone who starts following you
3. More clarity on which of your followers/people you follow can appear on your public profile
My advice to all new Buzz users would be:
  1. Edit the default list of followers that Buzz suggests when you first join the service. Make sure that you are only following people you want to follow.
  2. Decide if you want that list to be public. If you are in any way unsure, make it private.
  3. Keep an eye on who is following you, and use the block functionality if you find someone following you who makes you uncomfortable in any way
  4. Edit your public profile page and make sure you are happy with the information it displays. The minimum Google will accept is a name.
Having used Buzz already, I can’t check what the defaults are on initial sign-up now, but I’m hoping that Google has made some better choices about default levels of privacy. It would be better if Google doesn’t automatically tie Buzz into its other properties, but asks people to choose that up front. It will certainly be good to be able to see (and block, if I choose) everyone who is following me, not just those with public profiles.
There’s still no word on fuzzy location on the mobile app. My personal preference is not to use geolocation apps, but that’s just my own squickiness. I might use it more if I could set the level of detail in my location, e.g. “London” as opposed to a street address.
Now, if Google gives us the option to spin Buzz off out of our inbox and into a separate app, I might be more inclined to give it another go. But keeping it in the inbox is still a dealbreaker for me. I have enough problems managing my email already, I don’t need Buzz to add to the cognitive load.
I doubt that Google will separate them, though. Just read their opening paragraph where they coo over how many users they have. That’s why they did it like this: It gave them an immediate user base that they probably would not have got if they had launched it as a stand-alone service. My friend Max said to me on Twitter yesterday:
Wave is a separate app that should have been part of GMail, Buzz is part of GMail and should have been a separate app…
And I think he pretty much nailed it there. Buzz still feels uncomfortable in my inbox, but at least Google are making some progress towards clarity and better privacy controls for users. Here’s hoping the solve the other problems soon.


Google Buzz: We Might Be On To Something

Posted On 9:26 PM by Official 0 comments

Everyone and their dogs is talking about Google Buzz huh? So yeah I felt like jumping on the bandwagon too….
Jokes aside, I believe Google Buzz might actually become something. It is tough to say who will end up using it, how they are going to use it and so on, but Google managed to accomplish at least one thing: to make the tool accessible and easy to use, thanks to the integration with Gmail.
To illustrate my point: I received a Google Wave invite early on from a friend, but never actually used it, because the setup process required more than two clicks. I just figured that I would wait and if the thing went mainstream I would start using it. So far it has not.
Google Buzz is different because with one click on my Gmail account I accessed it. After that I just needed to pimp my Google Profile a bit et voilĂ . If you want to follow me here is the link: http://www.google.com/profiles/danielscocco.
My first impression is that Google wanted to get a piece of the microblogging/real time web action. Hence why they adopted the “following/followers” nomenclature. It reminds me of Twitter inside Gmail at times…
One drawback I see is the interruptions and emails you get while using Gmail from people using Google Buzz. If they become to much of a hassle I might need to turn the thing off.
Have you tried it? What are you thoughts so far?


Add Google Buzz Button To Wordpress Blog

Posted On 9:22 PM by Official 1 comments

In my last post, I posted about Google Buzz, a new social tool by Google. If you are still unaware of Google Buzz, you can read about it here. Famous tech blogs Mashable and TechCrunch already started adding the Google Buzz buttons into their posts. Now you can also add Buzz this button to your Wordpress blog. To make this button work, your Google reader account must be connected with Google Buzz account. If you already have a Google reader account then it must be already connected with your Google Buzz account.

Manually Add Buzz this Button to Wordpress blog

  1. Login to your Wordpress dashboard.
  2. Now go to Theme editor and open the single.php file.
  3. Copy and paste the following code in single.php file where you want the button to appear :
    
    href="http://www.google.com/reader/link?url=&title=&srcURL=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow external">
    src="http://img2.pict.com/15/da/3e/2809374/0/googlebuzz.png" width="50" height="58" alt="" />
  4. Click on Update file button.

Google Buzz Wordpress Plugin

For those who do not want to mess with the coding of the theme can download Google Buzz wordpress plugin developed by ClickOnF5
  1. Download Google Buzz wordpress plugin from here.
  2. Unzip and upload the plugin to your plugins folder.
  3. Activate the plugin from Plugins dashboard.
  4. Now you can see Google Buzz button at the bottom of your posts on single pages.
The image used in this button is hosted on Pict. You should download and upload it to your own server for faster loading.


Official Google Mobile Blog: Introducing Google Buzz for mobile: See buzz around you and tag posts with your location.

Posted On 9:20 PM by Official 0 comments


YQL Open Table for Google Buzz now live

Posted On 9:18 PM by Official 0 comments

We were seeing a lot of hype around Google Buzz today and we thought YQL would love to chew on the data. Fifteen or so minutes later we had an Open Table (the blog post took a bit longer :P ) wrapping the Google Buzz API. It's now live on GitHub: github.com/yql/google/google.buzz.updates.xml.
You can use it in your queries like this: USE "http://github.com/yql/yql-tables/raw/master/google/google.buzz.updates.xml" AS google.buzz.updates; SELECT * FROM google.buzz.updates WHERE user="nakedtechnologist".
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Introducing Google Buzz for mobile: See buzz around you and tag posts with your location.

Posted On 9:15 PM by Official 0 comments

Today we announced Google Buzz, a new product that integrates with your Gmail inbox and makes it easy to start rich conversations about the things you find interesting. Google Buzz lets you share web links, photos, videos, and more with those who are important to you. Rather than simply creating a mobile version of Buzz, we decided to take advantage of the unique features of a mobile device - in particular, location. We go through many experiences when we're on the go, and while there are lots of ways to share these experiences with your friends or even the world, there isn't always an easy way to let your audience know where you are when you post. Your location brings valuable context to the information you share. For example, does "Delicious dinner!" mean you're at a great restaurant, or that you had a wonderful home-cooked meal? Your mobile phone, which is with you almost all the time, can help answer these questions.

Google Buzz for mobile allows you to post buzz and keep up with your friends when you're away from your computer. It also uses your location to identify places around you. You can select one of these places and attach it as location tag to your posts, or read what others have posted about the place.

There are several ways to use Google Buzz on your mobile phone:
* Buzz.google.com: This web app provides access to Buzz from your iPhone or Android phone's browser, allowing you to view and create buzz messages. It has two different views: 'Following' view shows buzz from the people you follow, just like Google Buzz in your Gmail; 'Nearby' view shows public buzz that has been tagged with a location near you, and might be from people you don't follow. From Nearby view, you can also select a specific place from the list of nearby places and view posts attached to that place.

* Buzz on Google Maps for mobile: The new Buzz layer allows you to see buzz near you or anywhere on the map. You can post public buzz directly from the layer, and even attach a photo from your phone. Also, try visiting a mobile Place Page to read recent comments or to post buzz about that place. You can access Place Pages from the web app as well, by tapping on the place name in any location-tagged post.

* Buzz Shortcut from Google.com: You will see the buzz icon in the top right corner of the google.com homepage. Just tap on the icon to trigger the posting box.

* Voice Shortcut: The voice shortcut, which is available in the quick search widget on Android and in Google Mobile App on iPhone, allows you to post buzz without typing anything. Just say 'post buzz,' followed by whatever you'd like to post.


Omegle What the fcuk.....

Posted On 2:25 PM by Official 0 comments


Stranger: are you Tod Goldstein McFarm?
You: no
Your conversational partner has disconnected.

 

 
—Wtf?


One Omegle chatter got this warning.

Posted On 2:23 PM by Official 0 comments

I was talking to this guy and I sent him the FBI thing and he received a message

"If the above message says you have been reported to the FBI, it is not legitimate. Please ignore it."

It seems like it has a keyword thing, if you write anything with FBI they receive that message.


Answer : 
Just Rumour,nothing else...no need to worry.


Question from one of subscribe member?

Posted On 2:21 PM by Official 0 comments

I got this omegle FBI message. this person was talking all nice and everything then i went away for a minute..?

and came back he had said all the sexual stuff. & then there was this message about the FBI. it also said if you get this message then disregard it. its not legit..? im scared im only 14. it said it saved my IP address. then after that message it ended the chat


Answer 
Did the guy KNOW you were 14? Perhaps the FBI is watching him. They aren't likely to send the message, BUT they may have been alerting him they caught him. You aren't telling us what the message said. Also you aren't telling us how old this person you were talking to was. It may have said to disregard it because that was meant for you to disregard it as anything. It was meant just for the guy. Honestly though I think there is a better chance someone was being an idiot.


4 New Funny Omegle Convos | Funniest Omegle Logs

Posted On 2:20 PM by Official 0 comments

you’re now chatting with a random stranger. say hi!
stranger: greetings you delicious stranger
you: thanks
stranger: that wasn’t a compliment
you: i know
stranger: how was your day?
stranger: did you meet tim at the mall?
you: yeah
stranger: that guy is such a douche
stranger: don’t you think?
you: yeah i think so too
stranger: i know you are a spambot
stranger: bye forever
connecting to server…
stranger: hi
stranger: a/s/l
you: tell me a story
stranger: once upon a time
stranger: there was a stranger
stranger: he said
stranger: f_ck you

connecting to server…
looking for someone you can chat with. hang on.
you’re now chatting with a random stranger. say hi!
you: you walk into a room and see a flash what do you do?
stranger: turn around and walk out
you: cowardice.
you: you lost the game.
connecting to server…
looking for someone you can chat with. hang on.
you’re now chatting with a random stranger. say hi!
stranger: hi
you: you walk into a room and see a flash what do you do?
stranger: smile
you: unable to see anything, you smiled. someone suddenly thrust something like a microphone in your hands, then walked back into the room. what you do?
stranger: speak
you: you spoke.
you: as the flash thins off, you notice several beaten down and a few dead people in the room, and a staircase going down.
you: you look at your hand and see a small blunt weapon covered in blood.
you: you started to hear police sirens. what you do?
stranger: run
you: you started running. two police officers saw you. they drew their guns and started shooting. what you do?
stranger: ninja
you: you try to ninja your way out. a bullet pierced through your forehead. h_adshot, b_tch.
you: you lost the game.
stranger: lawl
Thanks M. Tekin for the logs


I’m From CNN, I’m From CNDA | Omegle Humor Goes on

Posted On 2:16 PM by Official 0 comments

You’re now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
You: I’m From CNN
Stranger: im from CNDA
You: BSOD, WTF, OMG
Stranger: NWAI
You: hold on, googling it
Stranger: FINLAND!
You: rofl
Stranger: hahhah
You: lol


Omegle.com, The Worst Site On The Internet | Funny Omegle Conversation

Posted On 2:14 PM by Official 0 comments

You’re now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
You: hi
Stranger: life is like a dick
Stranger: when its hard
Stranger: you f_ck it
You: WOULD YOU TELL ME WHAT IS THE WORST SITE ON THE INTERNET?
You: i don’t think so buddy.
Stranger: http://omegle.com/
You: just a bit calm down
You: lol, that’s an awesome answer.