Twitter’s Image Sharing Service, Yet Another Nail in Third-Party Services’ Coffin social networking 

Twitter’s Image Sharing Service, Yet Another Nail in Third-Party Services’ Coffin

On June 01 2011, Twitter announced the release of “a feature to upload a photo and attach it to your Tweet right from Twitter.com.” The feature is finally available on my Twitter today. Previously, users have to use third-party photo upload apps like Twitpic, Twitgoo, yfrog and many others. Now, users can directly upload image on Twitter.com interface. Images are hosted on Photobucket and appear as links – “pic.twitter.com/…”. The maximum size of each image is 3MB. Twitter will remove Exif data of the uploaded photo to address privacy concerns.

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Google+ in Asia: More than 500,000 Users and India Goes Google+ Crazy Featured 

Google+ in Asia: More than 500,000 Users and India Goes Google+ Crazy

In just two weeks, the scorching hot new social network Google+ has surpassed the 10 million users mark. The milestone was mentioned by Google CEO Larry Page during an earnings call on July 14 2011. These 10 million users are sharing / receiving 1 billion stuff per day on Google+. Roughly 90% of Google+ users are from outside the US. In the Asia region, the percentage of global Google+ population is around 6%. Google+ has now more than 500,000 users in Asia. Google’s other social network Orkut used to attract…

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The Most Liked Asian Airline on Facebook, Surpasses 1 Million Fans mark Featured 

The Most Liked Asian Airline on Facebook, Surpasses 1 Million Fans mark

Asia’s largest low-cost airline AirAsia has recently surpassed the 1 million fans mark on Facebook. Globally, AirAsia is one of the world’s most famous airline brands on Facebook; it is only second to Southwest Airline, in terms of total fans. The US largest airline hit 1 million fans in December last year and today, its Facebook Page with over 1.4 million fans. Here are the Likes tally of some other airlines:

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Twitter may soon introduce a Shorten button Featured 

Twitter may soon introduce a Shorten button

Twitter continues to pack its web interface with features. Now, it seems the microblogging site may soon introduce a Shorten button, to be located next to the Tweet button. Shorten is a URL shortener. Enter a URL and click the Shorten button to convert long URL into a shorter bit.ly link (yes, bit.ly). The button is gone now; it only appeared for a few minutes and quite surely an accidental exposure. (And unfortunately, I didn’t manage to screenshot it.)

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Facebook’s strategy for global domination: Shame Google Featured 

Facebook’s strategy for global domination: Shame Google

Social networking giant Facebook was caught playing dirty. It is revealed by Don Lyons that Facebook have engaged top PR firm, Burson-Marsteller, to plant negative news about Google. Facebook confirmed this and stated the following reasons for the engagement: First, because it believes Google is doing some things in social networking that raise privacy concerns; second, and perhaps more important, because Facebook resents Google’s attempts to use Facebook data in its own social-networking service.

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Trending topics making a comeback on new Twitter homepage social networking 

Trending topics making a comeback on new Twitter homepage

Twitter has just unveiled (again) a different homepage design. It is only on recently (April 08 2011, to be exact) that Twitter homepage design underwent a major revamp. This time around, Twitter introduces only a few minor changes: Inclusion of What’s on Twitter right now, which highlight three current trending topics. Trending topics were featured prominently in the design layout introduced on July 29 2009. From March 30 2010 onwards, trending topics ceased to appear on Twitter homepage. (I’m wondering if the return of Executive Chairman / Product Lead Jack…

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