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You can track people in any country via satellite by their mobile telephone - even if it is switched off.
It will locate the person and zoom in on them and you will be able to know where they are and see what they are doing.
And very useful if you suspect your partner is not telling the full story
Social Networking Rules
The first and the most important part of social networking rules is that 'do not talk to strangers'. Many use social networking platforms to launch hideous ideas, criminal missions and groups propagating terrorism. For the same reasons, they wear fake identities, which are difficult to unmask. Thus, until you are sure about a person's background, do not add him/her. If you get a friend request from an unknown person, go through his/her profile, check the mutual friends, see the photographs and when none of this works, send a message. Wait till you get a reply to find out a little more about this person. If you fail to get any trustworthy information, refuse the friend request. Talking to strangers can get you into serious trouble in the future.
Your virtual profiles are like you identity cards. Several companies, fellow colleagues, team members, organizations and so forth, do their employee background check by viewing your profiles. Using these profiles as information data about the users, is going to be the future of social networking sites. A lot can be gauged from the company you keep on your profile, your pictures, your status updates, the games you play, the tweets you follow and make and the conversations you have on these sites. Thus, its extremely important that you maintain a decorum on social networking sites, just as you do when you go to office or head out to hangout with a few friends. Existence on social networking sites is as important as being a part of any other real organization. These profiles are for real!
As social networking sites bring together people from varying diaspora, it also makes this platform vulnerable to heated debates over sensitive issues. To avert offending anyone, be choosy about the words you use and the comments you make. Disrespecting anyone can lead to harsh judgments about you or make you indulge in the crime of slander to defend yourself. Avert these potential issues, by keeping a distance from sensitive issues, because a few words will weigh mightier than the sword. Respect, to be respected.
Though conversations begin with status updates or tweets, one needs to understand the art of listening to the other side as well. For instance if you join a group, it is important that you hear what others have to say, than get aggressive with your comments. Provide the others a chance to make their statements, give your background to them and then put forth your defense in the most appropriate words.
Social networking etiquette is no different from decorum of social conduct in real life. Often the excitement of joining a new group tempts many to stalk people involved in it. Tone down your excitement and allow the people to befriend you instead. Understand that, social networking sites are not about adding friends to your list, but connecting with old friends, colleagues and consequently making friends. Social networking sites are about connecting for reasons that are close to the heart. It is most definitely a space that needs to be respected, in order to be respected and loved in return.
Originally, Facebook was a platform for people to share pictures, thoughts, views and simply keep in touch with their friends, but over time the Facebook portal has become an ecosystem of sorts. The aim is to enable people to log on to Facebook and carry out all their Internet based activities from the network itself, and whether this is something that will happen remains to be seen. One of the best ways to keep people hooked on to a particular platform is to offer some intuitive and great games that they can play, and here we will be telling you about some of the most popular Facebook games.
Best Facebook Games
|Dawn of the Dragons||A simple RPG (Role Playing Game) where you have to save your village from an army of dragons that is threatening an invasion. There are tons of areas to explore and quests to complete, and you can invite a lot of your friends to participate as well. The game has been developed and published by 5th Planet Games.|
|Farmville||Developed by the hugely successful company Zynga, Farmville is one of the most loved Facebook games. You basically have to build up your farm by focusing on the crops and the livestock, and you can invite your friends to be your neighbors and grow your farmed area. The game has more than 75 million users worldwide.|
|Mafia Wars||Zynga is the developer and publisher of this excellent game as well, and it requires the player, who is a Mafia clan member, to build their criminal quotient and reputation and strengthen his clan. A variety of tasks will need to be completed in different cities, and the points earned can be spent on different updates. Friends can be invited to make your clan large and stronger as well.|
|Monopoly Millionaires||Monopoly is a classic game that is loved by one and all. Facebook now has their own version of Monopoly with some additional social features that only a social network can bring to the table. This is a perfect remake of the original classic on this new age platform, and the game has been published and developed by EA Sports.|
|Ravenwood Fair||This is a very simple but addictive game that requires you to build a fair in the middle of a large forest inhabited by a number of hostile and dangerous creatures. You need to complete a variety of tasks to create the fair, while simultaneously fending off the dangerous elements from the forest. The game has been developed and published by Lolapps.|
These were just a few of the best Facebook games that you can consider playing. Here are some more great Facebook games, along with numbers for the active members on the game for the month of March 2011.
- Cityville - 95 million
- Farmville - 51 million
- Texas Hold 'Em Poker - 38 million
- Frontierville - 20 million
- Cafe World - 15 million
- Mafia Wars - 13 million
- Millionaire City - 12 million
- Treasure Isle - 12 million
- Pet Society - 11 million
- Bejeweled Blitz - 11 million
Web applications have come a long way. They used to be amateur imitations of their desktop counterparts, with only one or two functions and not at all practical. But my, have these web apps grown. Web apps these days have become so powerful and useful that in some cases, they’ve begun to replace desktop software.
Desktop programs are great and all, but they don’t provide the same benefits as web apps that make use of cloud computing. With most web apps, you only need a browser and an internet connection to access all your data online. That beats having to install annoying programs any day. To give you a better sense of how useful web apps have become, I’ve compiled a list of web tools and apps that can very well replace some desktop programs. I hope you take the time to try them all out. You’ll be surprised how well they work.
Without further ado, here are some great web alternatives to the popular desktop programs we all love.
Replaces: Microsoft PowerPoint
Sliderocket is a fully functional presentation web app that allows you to create, manage, edit, and share presentations on the fly. It offers many of the same features present in PowerPoint and then some.
Replaces: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat
Acrobat.com is a suite of web applications by Adobe that replaces your office suite. The online suite includes services like Buzzword, Tables, and Presentation which replace Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint respectively. Acrobat.com also offers other features, allowing users to convert files into PDFs, hold online meetings, and collaborate with one another. All of its services are free (with some limitations), but users can subscribe to different plans for more features.
Replaces: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Soundbooth
We have already covered a list of online image editors, and of that list, my favorite would have to be Aviary. The Aviary web suite offers powerful tools that allow you to edit images, vectors, and even audio! Take a look at the huge list of the tools included in their suite:
• Phoenix: Image Editor
• Toucan: Color Editor
• Myna: Audio Editor
• Peacock: Effects Editor
• Raven: Vector Editor
• Falcon: Image Markup
• Roc: Music Creator.
If you’re still using Quicken to manage your money, it’s time to toss it out and move on to the better solution: Mint.com. Mint is a very popular personal-finance tool that allows you to keep track your credit card transactions, balance your budget, and create charts or graphs to help you visualize your spending. Mint is the free and secure way to manage your money online. In fact, Mint has been so successful that the makers of Quicken and TurboTax purchased it in 2009. What are you waiting for? Hurry up and sign up!
Replaces: Desktop Gaming
Forget about your desktop gaming – why waste space when you can play awesome games online? Kongregate is an online gaming community with a library of over 30,000 flash games. Not only do you have access to a variety of games, but you can also gain points, chat, and unlock achievements for the games you play. Developers can upload their own games and even make money off ad revenue for their games!
Replaces: Video Editing Software
JayCut is a very easy to use and powerful online video editor. With Jaycut, you can create videos with the same tools used in desktop programs. Add clips, transitions, audio, effects, and more with their simple UI. When you finish editing a video, you can choose to download it or export it directly to YouTube. Export up to 20 videos a month with 2GB of storage under a free plan, or pay monthly for a better plan.
Replaces: Unzipping Software
Have you ever tried to open a compressed file only to find out you don’t have the right unzipping software to do the job? In comes WobZip, an online tool that helps you uncompress your files. It supports a variety of compression formats, including the popular ZIP, RAR, and 7z formats. You can upload a zipped file from your computer or direct WobZip to a URL. The best part? WobZip will scan the files using BitDefender to make sure there isn’t a nasty virus lurking around.
Replaces: File Conversion Software
Instead of downloading dozens of different programs to convert a file, you can always use the Zamzar, the free online file conversion tool. Can’t open a crucial .docx or .pptx file and your boss is screaming in your ear? No problem, just upload and convert your files using Zamzar. Zamzar supports dozens of image, document, video, and music formats and is the only tool you will ever need to convert files.
Replaces: TV Tuner Software
I’m a cheap guy who spends all his time on the computer. How could I watch my favorite TV shows without leaving my computer? Well, I could purchase a TV tuner and install their lame software or I could head to Hulu.com and watch my favorite shows for free. Hulu is a website that offers streaming video of popular TV shows and movies in the US. It is ad supported, but allows you to watch your favorite shows from the comfort of your computer. Although Hulu is a U.S. only website, there are ways to access Hulu from outside the U.S.
Replaces: Desktop Chat Clients
With Meebo, you can chat with your friends from anywhere as long as you have a browser and an internet connection. Meebo is an online tool that allows you to login to any major IM network, including AIM, MSN, GTalk, and Facebook. You don’t even need to create an account, just input your IM information and you’re ready to go. If you take the 20 seconds to set up a Meebo account, you can login to multiple accounts at once. This sure beats downloading and managing three IM programs at once, doesn’t it?
Replaces: Video Chat
TokBox is an online video chatting app that enables you to chat with up to 20 people for free. There are no downloads required, just sign up and start a video chat! Invite your friends via social networks or IM and set up a chat in just minutes. TokBox is free to use, but if you’d like more options, you can sign up for monthly plans. TokBox may be free, but you’re going to need your own microphone and webcam.
You may have a huge iTunes library, but what happens when you go out and forget to bring your iPod along? Moof is the solution. Moof is another web app that streams music online, but I think of it as an iTunes alternative. You can export your entire iTunes library as an .xml file and upload that to Moof, so you can have a full backup of your music online. Where does Moof get all its music from? Youtube. Yeah, I know, it’s a little disappointing, but the quality isn’t that bad. Don’t like Moof?
ESET Online Virus Scanner
Replaces: Anti-Virus Software
While the ESET Online Virus scanner is a great alternative to Anti-Virus programs, you shouldn’t literally replace your Anti-Virus program. Think of this tool as a backup tool, in case your Anti-Virus software malfunctions. Made by the folks that brought you NOD32, the ESET online scanner uses the same threat signatures as NOD32 and allows you to scan your computer from your browser. It may take a while, but after the scan, suspicious files will be quarantined for you to restore or permanently delete. A great tool for your security toolbox.
Replaces: BitTorrent Client
When you don’t have access to a BitTorrent client on your computer, you can use the BitLet app to download your torrents. BitLet is a Java based file sharing protocol that allows you to download torrent files from your browser. Just upload a .torrent file from your computer or direct BitLet to the torrent URL and it’ll do the rest for you.
Replaces: Operating System
We’ve already covered dozens of web alternatives to desktop software, but why not go a bit further and include a web app that replaces your entire operating system? Meet iCloud, the future of operating systems. iCloud is a very slick web operating system that gives you access to hundreds of built in applications, including an office suite, a media player, a chat client, nifty games, and much more. You have 3 GB of free storage and can opt to buy more if needed. You can get everything you need in this web OS.
As the world turns to cloud computing, we’re only going to see more and more web apps that function like their desktop counterparts. I’ve only listed a few of the web alternatives to desktop software, and I’m sure there are many more out there. As these web applications become more powerful and appeal to the masses in terms of functionality, we may soon see a decline in desktop programs as we all move towards the web and the cloud. Is this the end of desktop software? Who knows, we’ll have to wait and see.
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