Posts tagged “facebook

#Multimedia Hmmm… (Sounds/Looks Interesting!) #3d #edu #web cc @downes

Multimedia is the use of computers to present text, graphics, video, animation, and sound in an integrated way. Long touted as the future revolution in computing, multimedia applications were, until the mid-90s, uncommon due to the expensive hardware required. With increases in performance and decreases in price, however, multimedia is now commonplace. Nearly all PCs are capable of displaying video, though the resolution available depends on the power of the computer’s video adapter and CPU.

Then again, this whole subject is quite extensive in regard to the mobile, social cloud, right? 🙂

Gotta #Love #Droids 😉

40 Twitterapps: Twitter Tools, Widgets & Applications

Autopostr: With this tool, Twitter users can instantly inform all of their friends whenever they post a photo on Flickr.

BiggerTwitter: An app (or add-on) that can be used to post tweets longer than 140 characters on Twitter. BiggerTwitter works by placing a link in the tweet.

BigTwitt: A Twitter tool that lets users post messages that exceed Twitter’s 140 character limit. A URL shorten service to shrink tweet URLs to 20 characters, plus track and share URLs.

Bkkeepr: A Twitter tool that allows users to keep track of books they are currently reading.

Blackbird Pie: A Twitter tool that allows individuals to embed tweets into Web sites or blog posts instead of copying and pasting tweets or taking screenshots. Users simply need to enter the URL of the tweet they want to include.

Check Yes or No: Users can visit this site to compose simple yes or no questions and then share them on Twitter by using the “Send to Twitter” feature.

Blackbird: The name of a Twitter client for BlackBerry smartphones.

Flock: A social browser with many Twitter related features. Users can send and read tweets, read mentions, and perform and save Twitter searches. There is also a character count tool Twitter users can use to make
sure they stay within the character limit.

Foamee: A website where Twitter users can keep track of who owes them drinks (beer or coffee) and what drinks they owe to others.

FollowersForSale: With this Twitter tool, users can buy a certain number of followers for a set price.

FoodFeed: Using this site, users can share their food and eating habits in Twitter posts.

Friend or Follow: A Twitter tool to find out whether people you following are following you back, and whether they are following the people following them. Interested twitterers simply need to enter their Twitter username at the site.

Geotwitter: A website users can visit to view the geographical source of the most recently posted tweets. Google’s own URL shortener. Offers short URLs, reliable service and good uptime.

GroupTweet: A Twitter tool that lets users send messages that can only be viewed by a selected group of Twitter friends.

gTwitter: A Twitter application developed for Linux, it allows users to post, read timelines, receive notifications, and more. Categorize your tweets so people can find them and understand what they are all about.

Hellotxt: A tool that lets users update Twitter and other social networking sites by clicking a single button. Currently, 50 social network sites are supported. ()

Ianswr: Compiles questions asked on Twitter and permits any Twitter user to answer them.

InnerTwitter: Encourages Twitter users to meditate by sending chimes at specific time intervals or at random times throughout the day. These chimes are the signal for users to spend a few quiet moments in meditation.

iTweet: This is an interface for Twitter designed to make it easier to use Twitter from an iPhone.

Jotabl: A “shoutbox” you can display on any site or blog letting your visitors leave comments via a Twitter login.

LinkBunch: This tool lets Twitter users combine several links into one link so they can be shared in a single tweet.

LiveGo: Stay connected to multiple social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Instant Messenger clients and online email accounts.

LoudTwitter: A Twitter tool that allows Twitter users to display Twitter updates on their blog.

Monitter: Monitter is the name of a free Twitter tool that lets users monitor the Twitter service for a set of three keywords. Monitter then shows you what people are tweeting for the keywords.

Natter: Monitor your tweets and posts to your Facebook.

PocketTweets: The name of a mobile Web-based Twitter client for the iPhone. You can use it to see the latest tweets from your contacts or to update your status remotely.

TinyURL: shrink your URLs to 23 characters on Twitter or any online publishing space.

TurnSocial: A free social toolbar for small businesses to add popular social media and location-based applications, in addition to content from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Foursquare and more.

Twadget: A gadget that lets users view and submit tweets from the Twitter Vista Sidebar Gadget

Tweet Effect: Filter Twitter data to show which of your own tweets made people follow or leave you.

TweetLevel: Measure an individual’s importance on Twitter using four key ranking metrics: influence, popularity, engagement and trust.

Twibs: An application that lets Twitter users find businesses on twitter.

Twidroid: A full-featured Twitter app designed for use on Android mobile phones.

TwitDir: Search within Twitter usernames, locations, and descriptions.

Twitrank: A Twitter user ranking service that provides an updated list of the top 150 Twitter users

Twitscoop: A Twitter search tool that lets Twitter users tracks popular trends and events.

TweetStats: Use this tool to see Twitter stats including tweets per hour, tweets per month, tweet timeline and reply statistics.

Twitter Widgets: Twitter’s own widgets are compatible with any website and most social networks.

You Can Always Nudge Someone On #Facebook About IT…

Interesting Games That People Play, Huh?

…and of course… YOU Could Always #Google It! 😉 😉

About Google

 And Be The Most AWESOME Multimedia ‘SELF’ Ever! 😉 😉

& Please Make Sure You (R)ead, w(R)ite, (R)etweet & (R)epeat This.

To Send LOTS Of Butterflies Out

Because There’s Rockin’ Robins Who Tweet. 🙂 #Music Of Course! #LOL

Which Makes You REAL Happy (Since This Is ALL YUMMY Stuff!)

And It Makes You #SMILE 🙂

And You’ll Get LOTS of @RecoveryRelief From It


Once In Awhile. 🙂  

Sincerely, Debbie @RecoveryRelief.


Top 100 #Google+ Users: /v @RecoveryRelief #music #blog










You’ve Got A #G+ #Friend 😉                        

by @DebraUlrich

“@Twylah Turns Your #Twitter Account #In2 A Website” #Tips via @KeithKeller & @StacyZapar. @RecoveryRelief #quote














by @DebraUlrich

6 Standout #SocialMedia World Records /via @RecoveryRelief


by @DebraUlrich

It’s said: #God grant me patience, yet please #hurry up w/the #evolutionof the #mobile #social #cloud. ~ @DebraUlrich #quote



This is for all #peopleunited4recoveryrelief who ‘happened to’ #stumbleupon developing #hashtagitis symptoms, perhaps as a #twitterholic #in need of a way to #amplify #hotmail items as a way to get #relief from getting #myspace being to cluttered.
A ‘home sweet home’ as a #technology ‘place’ that one can ‘#google over’ with lots of addresses like #EmpireAvenue to #facebook themselves (&or an entity) all over the place is a wonderfully perfect place to be. Eternally.
[Make sure you #<3urtweets as well as yourself, and please get #help and #recoveryrelief if you (or another) have an #addiction, while I go get a #buzz looking at my #friendfeed now. Ok?]
#ThankYOU very much! 🙂 

by @DebraUlrich

#Happy #FF I’m #grateful. Grandma got a #facebook #youtube #video (just) 2days ago & it’s NOT the 13th (haha!). #Celebrate :)


by @DebraUlrich

What Facebook & Twitter Feeds Can Look Like.


You can get valuable insight about a person (and even a company!) just by reading their feeds.
Have you noticed many that look like this?
Obviously, posting/tweeting can be quite an addiction… and one that too many are unable to ‘give up’ (even for just a little while).

By @DebraUlrich @RecoveryRelief Foundation

The Top 29 Social Networks

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Lots of people

Although Facebook is by far the largest social network out there, the social network sphere is large and has a ton of players. We were curious about which of them are the most active. To find these sites, we decided to focus on the number of daily visitors to each site.

The number of (unique) daily visitors is an interesting metric since it doesn’t rely on registered users (who may or may not be active) or monthly visitors, where some may visit the site as seldom as once per month. In short, you get a good idea of the day-to-day activity on a site.

Number of visitors per day

We found 29 social networks that currently have one million or more unique visitors per day. For traffic data, we used Google Trends for Websites.

Note that these numbers are estimates made by Google from a variety of data sources, so they will not be 100% correct, but should still give us a good idea of how the sites compare.

Social networks with at least one million site visitors per day

A few quick observations:

  • Facebook has stated that about half of its users log in to the site every day, which seems to match these numbers.
  • It’s interesting that Orkut, counted out by many, clocks in a significant number of daily visitors. From this perspective, it’s the second-largest social network in the world. This is in large part due to it’s extremely strong following in Brazil and to a somewhat lesser extent, India.
  • How the mighty have fallen. MySpace is only number 12 on this list. (And speaking of the fallen, Friendster didn’t even make the list.)
  • Facebook dominates to an almost ridiculous extent. Combine all the daily visitors for the other 28 social networks on this list and you still only end up with two-thirds of what Facebook has.
Photo credit: Crowd photo by Anirudh Koul (we had to crop it a bit, sorry).



Facebook Government Pages May Grow In Number

This was posted by Jackie Cohen at

The attorneys general in 15 states have reached an agreement with Facebook over how state and local governments represent themselves on social network pages. This may prompt a surge in page creation by such entities.

The agreement resembles one that Facebook arranged with the U.S. government, clarifying the terms for the way federal agencies present themselves and connect with the public via pages on the social network.

A press release put out by the Utah Attorney General’s Officeexplains how Facebook has modified four provisions of its terms and conditions to meet government needs:

  • Striking the indemnity clause except to the extent indemnity is allowed by a state’s constitution or law.
  • Striking language requiring legal disputes be handled in California courts and adjudicated under California law.
  • Requiring a public agency include language directing consumers to its official website prominently on any Facebook page.
  • Encouraging amicable resolution between public entities and Facebook over any disputes.

These four things go into effect immediately for state and local governments that already have pages on Facebook and will also apply to any others that subsequently create presences on the social network.

After a 2009 agreement between Facebook and the federal government on the four points mentioned above, page creation by U.S. agencies surged from around 33 to well over 50 and still growing. So it’s expected that a similar phenomenon will happen among states and local jurisdictions.

The timing of this couldn’t be better, given today’s first ever live broadcast of the U.S. House of Representatives floor proceedings on Facebook. Presumably, states, counties, cities, school districts, courts, fire departments, police — anything that has a government or public stamp on it will likely get going on the social network.

Do the modifications of the terms for government and public entities strike you as fair compared to Facebook’s policies for other types of page administrators? Will you feel more inclined to connect with your local officials if they have pages on the social network?

(c) RecoveryRelief

Teens Lead the Way in Shift Away from Email.

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texting teens

Earlier this week, Nielson Co. released a report revealing how Americans spend their time online has changed dramatically over the past 12 months. As people spend more time on social networking sites such as Facebook, time spent emailing was down 28 percent and instant messaging dropped 15 percent.

This news has industry executives speculating how the trend could affect how teenagers who have grown up texting and using social networking sites will communicate with each other in the future.

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said last month during a conference that “email is probably going away.” Although this claim received some backlash online, there is indeed evidence that some consumers are finding alternative ways to stay in touch with their friends.

“Email isn’t necessarily going to go away all together, especially since some of us still write letters once in awhile,” said John Barrett, the director of research for market research firm Parks Associated, which specializes in consumer technology trends.

“Even though communication habits change, they all have their proper use and give us options to choose from. We are, however, seeing a large shift toward communicating through Facebook and less with email.”

Teenagers today consider email to be a “grown-up medium,” and not ideal for day-to-day communication with their peers, according to a recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project and the University of Michigan.