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Beyond Facebook and Twitter: Try Stumbleupon for Social Networking

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So you have content you want to share, and everyone says Facebook and Twitter are the ways to go. But what else? Are there any other sites out there worth signing up with to share your content? Of course, there are probably hundreds, but most aren’t worth your time. Explore stumbleupon worth getting to know.

Registering your website, articles and blogs, and any other hosted information related to your company on StumbleUpon gives viewers another avenue to find your content and engage your company. You use tags to label the topics of your articles on SU, and when other users "stumble" using the same tags, your content can come up. This also adds links to your content, which helps with rankings on search engines. StumbleUpon creates a considerable amount of traffic.

A StumbleUpon Tip

You can use StumbleUpon to run searches. For example, if I search google for “Digital DJ,” I will get a lot of product sites. If I run the same search on StumbleUpon, I will get the coolest sites and…

Beyond Facebook and Twitter: Try Stumbleupon for Social Networking

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So you have content you want to share, and everyone says Facebook and Twitter are the ways to go. But what else? Are there any other sites out there worth signing up with to share your content? Of course, there are probably hundreds, but most aren’t worth your time. Explore stumbleupon worth getting to know.

Registering your website, articles and blogs, and any other hosted information related to your company on StumbleUpon gives viewers another avenue to find your content and engage your company. You use tags to label the topics of your articles on SU, and when other users "stumble" using the same tags, your content can come up. This also adds links to your content, which helps with rankings on search engines. StumbleUpon creates a considerable amount of traffic.

A StumbleUpon Tip

You can use StumbleUpon to run searches. For example, if I search google for “Digital DJ,” I will get a lot of product sites. If I run the same search on StumbleUpon, I will get the coolest sites and…

Widget for Your Website to Share on Social Platforms

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There are options like http://sharethis.com/

i don't like sharethis.com as it doesn't work very well with wordpress.org - i think the best in the market at the moment is http://addthis.com amazing features and analytics.

Install AddThis (it's free!)

addthis had an amazing plugin in. I could do pretty much whatever I want... also, although i never really checked the analytics for sharethis, the analytcis for addthis are truly amazing.

Addthis can track how many clicks you get back from every share you get (although I suspect sharethis does that too), it connects to your twitter account and stumbleupon. I actually find the analytics page so simple but yet so power full that I didn't try to connect to my google analyutcis as I did with sharethis.

Both plugins are probably very good, but personally I think the people behind addthis are doing a great job.

Widget for Your Website to Share on Social Platforms

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There are options like http://sharethis.com/

i don't like sharethis.com as it doesn't work very well with wordpress.org - i think the best in the market at the moment is http://addthis.com amazing features and analytics.

Install AddThis (it's free!)

addthis had an amazing plugin in. I could do pretty much whatever I want... also, although i never really checked the analytics for sharethis, the analytcis for addthis are truly amazing.

Addthis can track how many clicks you get back from every share you get (although I suspect sharethis does that too), it connects to your twitter account and stumbleupon. I actually find the analytics page so simple but yet so power full that I didn't try to connect to my google analyutcis as I did with sharethis.

Both plugins are probably very good, but personally I think the people behind addthis are doing a great job.

What is Social Media and It's Role in Digital Medium

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The term Social Media refers to the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue.

An interesting trend is that social media has further empowered users to seamlessly merge their online activities across web and mobile platform.

Though mobile is a great medium for brand communication but this new medium is evolving at a rapid pace, and affordable smartphones have only become available recently. In addition, mobiles are the primary communication devices for interpersonal communication. Brand communication does not always seamlessly fit in the scope of interpersonal communication.

The challenge is creating the need where the consumers will want to use his/her mobile to receive communication from the brand. If that value is created mobile can be very effective.

So now we go back to what is social media?
Social Media is about creating conversation, cultivating 2-way relationships with our audience and help us listen to what our constituents are sa…

The Zoo Pub Lounge Nightclub in Delhi

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The Zoo, Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi

The Zoo, an eclectic bar, is the brainchild of well-known Delhi models Sapna Kumar and Michelle Innes. That the duo has an eye for the unusual is evident in the vintage sofas, faux snakeskin-printed walls and bar stools with paw-shaped legs. This bar can accommodate about 40 people inside and is open from 7pm onwards.

The bar, which has indoor and outdoor seating, overlooks wilderness that has thankfully not been brightly lit. Benches and high bar stools with no-fuss round tables dot the porch. Small pots of narcissus are placed on the tables outside and I swear I could smell their sweet fragrance. Maybe that’s not something men care much for at a bar, but I am sure women would and that’s what makes this a perfect place for an intimate before-dinner chat (or maybe even a nightcap).

Inside the bar, the midnight-blue dome of the roof with its zillion tiny convex mirrors is spectacular. You cannot help but be mesmerized by the play of light when las…

Nokia Money on your Mobile

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Nokia has come with a money services through your mobile.

You can transfer money, pay bills, recharge your balance and shop all from your mobile!!. What’s more, it works on all handsets, networks and you don’t even need a bank account to operate it. Mobile Money Services is faster, smarter and safer.

Mobile Money Services by Union Bank of India, Powered by Nokia is an exciting and innovative mobile payment services. It’s a secured pre-paid wallet on your mobile which is a new way to send & receive money, bill pay, prepaid mobile recharge and cashless shopping all with your mobile phone.

For more..visit site

Nokia Money on your Mobile

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Nokia has come with a money services through your mobile.

You can transfer money, pay bills, recharge your balance and shop all from your mobile!!. What’s more, it works on all handsets, networks and you don’t even need a bank account to operate it. Mobile Money Services is faster, smarter and safer.

Mobile Money Services by Union Bank of India, Powered by Nokia is an exciting and innovative mobile payment services. It’s a secured pre-paid wallet on your mobile which is a new way to send & receive money, bill pay, prepaid mobile recharge and cashless shopping all with your mobile phone.

For more..visit site

Coriander - Calorie Counted Meal Service | Unique Concept

Health being a common recurring concern for us in today's time, so Coriander has introduced a new health meal service.

They provide a wide variety of freshly cooked calorie-counted meals to individuals across NOIDA, Delhi. They have a team of creative chefs and dieticians who work together to ensure that your meal is not just healthy but also tasty and varied. The meals are individually packed in hygienic, contamination-proof packing with a clear account of the nutritional content printed with every single meal.
The meals are available in Veg and Non-Veg & comes with complete nutritional information.All meals are under 550 Calories (recipes prepared by our expert Nutritionist)Doorstep delivery up to twice in a day.Meals can be paused and will be carried forward in the next month.You may take a "No Obligation Trial" in which you can try the food and service for upto 5-days and if you dont like the food or the service they will only charge you for the meals consumed if a…

Who is a leader? What are the Leadership Qualities?

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What is leadership? Have you ever thought on this?
Looking back on my more than 12 years of leadership experience, I have come to the conclusion that leadership is no more what’s regarded as “conventional wisdom.
Are you of thought that you are a self made men or woman?
If you do, then you really need to look into the mirror and ask what's wrong with the "self-made" theory. My answer is "Everything"

If your pride, ego, arrogance, insecurity, or ignorance keeps you from recognizing the contributions of others, then it’s time for a wake-up call.

Here’s the thing – real leaders don’t take credit, they give it. While I take complete responsibility for all my failures and shortcomings, I take very little credit for my own success. Virtually all of the good things that have happened to me over the years have been the result of the collaborative efforts of many. Leadership isn’t about self-serving behaviors; it’s about service beyond self. It’s not about you, and wh…

Favourite Restaurants to Dine in Noida

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Here is a list of my favorite places to dine in Noida.

Kaustubh - Great India Palace Mall
Cuisine: South Indian
Kaustubh offers authentic Southern Indian cuisine with distinct, taste and aroma from the States of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka.Bendaikai Pulusu, Chettinad Kaalan Masala, Kai Stew...

Address: 3rd floor, Great India Palace Mall, Sector 38 Noida
Phone: 0120-4330557
Email:contact@kaustubh. net.in

Superstars, Noida
Cuisine: Multi Cuisine & International
Superstars is a multi cuisine restaurant serving Mexican, Indian and many more International Flavours. Housed in very popular sec-18 Noida and Ansal

Address: K Block, Ansal's Fortune Arcade, Sector-18, Noida
Phone: 0120-2505880/2515881

The Great Kabab Factory, Noida
Cuisine: Indian Platter

Address: K Block, Ansal’s Fortune Arcade, Sector-18, Noida 201301
Phone: 0120- 4642921/2515882

Vaango - Noida
Cuisine: South Indian
Introducing Vaango, a unique concept where one can enjoy authentic South Indian food in a contempor…

Chilli Garlic Okra: Chinese Style

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Intro: Chilli Garlic Okra is a chinese recipe which you can make as main dish with noodles or steamed rice. Deep fried okra or ladysfingers served Chinese style.

Ingredients:3-4 green chillies
2 tbsp red chilly flakes
6-8 garlic cloves, peeled & chopped
500gm okra(lady fingers)
4tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp oil for deep frying
1 med onion, peeled & sliced
1 med green capsicum, seeded & cut into strips
1tbsp soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder
salt to taste

MethodWash, pat dry and trim the ladies' fingers. Sprinkle two tablespoons of cornflour on ladies fingers and mix well. Mix the remaining cornflour with one cup of water. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry the ladies fingers until golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Heat 2tbsp of oil in a wok; add the chopped garlic and stir fry for a few seconds. Add the sliced onion, green chillies and capsicum and saute for two to three minutes or until the onion turns translucent.


Add the soy sauce,white pepper,salt & …

Chapati Masala Noodles

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Chapati Masala Noodles is an healthy snack recipe which can be yummy snack rich in vitamin b complex and fibren and the best is that you make this with chapatis so even your kids would love this. So next time you have leftover chapatis dont waste but store for the next day for snacking.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
2 tsp low-fat butter
1/2 cup sliced onions
1/2 cup sliced capsicum
1 pc finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 cup tomato slices
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
1/2 tsp kitchen king masalasalt to taste
5 leftover chapatis , cut into long strips

For The Garnish
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
lemon wedges to serve

MethodHeat the butter in a broad non-stick pan,
add the onions and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent. Sprinkle a little water to avoid the onions and capsicum from burning.
Add the garlic, tomatoes, turmeric powder and chilli powder and sauté on a medium…

MIRCHI KA SALAN

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MIRCHI KA SALAN
green chillis cooked in a tangy tamrind gravy.

Preparation Time : 15-20 minutes

Cooking Time : 10-15 minutes
Servings : 4

INGREDIENTS
Green chilli big18-20
Olive oil +deep fry2 tablespoon
Sesame seeds (til) 2 tablespoon
Coriander seeds 2 tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Peanuts, roasted 1/2 cup
dry red chilies 2
Ginger, roughly chopped 1 inch piece
Garlic 6-8
Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves 8-10
Onion , grated 1 medium
Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste


METHODWash, wipe and slit green chillies lengthwise without cutting the chillies into two. Heat sufficient olive oil in a kadai (wok) and deep-fry for one minute. Drain and place on absorbent paper and set aside. To make masala paste, dry roast sesame seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds. Cool and grind them to a paste along with peanuts, whole dry red chillies, ginger and garlic. Heat two tablespoons oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, let themsplutter and add curry leaves. Sauté for half a minute and…

Himachali Cuisine: Madra a delicacy!

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When talking about himachali cuisines Madra is famous for being a real treat to your taste buds. Every person has a somewhat different style of cooking it. I’ll share with you my mom’s recipe. She says, if your yoghurt curdles then your Madra is a disaster. To avoid that you have to massage your arms and keep stirring the yoghurt well.

Without saying much, try out this delicious himachali cuisine yourself.

Ingredients:
Garbanzo Beans (Kabuli Chana) or Red Kidney Beans (Rajmah) or Raung – 2 bowls
Hung Youghurt – 4 bowls
Ghee – 1 bowl (not refined oil)

Masala:
Aniseed – 1 teaspoon
Cardamom Black – 2 pieces
Cardamom Green – 2 pieces
Cinnamon – 1 small piece
Bay Leaf Indian – 1 leaf
Turmeric Powder
Salt
Sugar

Dry Fruits:
Cashews
Almonds
Grated Coconut
Raisin

Method:

Soak Garbanzo Beans/ Kidney beans/ Raung overnight in water. Preferably use Garbanzo Beans as they taste best in Madra than any other pulses. Next day boil beans in a pressure cooker for about half-an-hour by adding salt to taste in it.


By the time…

Most Beautiful Social Networks: From a UX Perspective

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A little bit of inspiration for those of us who love social networks and their design.

What is a social network?
According to me social network is an online community where like minded people engage, interact and share. But what really makes social networks successful with user is its UI and User Experience on that platform.

So what makes social network experience and engagement a success?
First, we can say "naturally attractive" because it's all about nature's design of the brain for visual perception.

How does the untrained mind make visual sense of the jumble of colors, lines, and shapes that we see?

The mind seeks to see "wholeness" or the "essence or shape of an entity's complete form."

Secondly the simplicity so that the user can actually experience the ecosystem with ease and comfort

Thridly the attributes which define an ecosystem.

Lastly, a common goal that binds the user to community to engage.

Most Beautiful Social Networks For those who priz…

Most Beautiful Social Networks: From a UX Perspective

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A little bit of inspiration for those of us who love social networks and their design.

What is a social network?
According to me social network is an online community where like minded people engage, interact and share. But what really makes social networks successful with user is its UI and User Experience on that platform.

So what makes social network experience and engagement a success?
First, we can say "naturally attractive" because it's all about nature's design of the brain for visual perception.

How does the untrained mind make visual sense of the jumble of colors, lines, and shapes that we see?

The mind seeks to see "wholeness" or the "essence or shape of an entity's complete form."

Secondly the simplicity so that the user can actually experience the ecosystem with ease and comfort

Thridly the attributes which define an ecosystem.

Lastly, a common goal that binds the user to community to engage.

Most Beautiful Social Networks For those who priz…

Think of a Paradigm Shift: Capitalizing on Explosive Indian Web Industry

India is already the third-largest Internet market by users, behind China and the U.S. "Despite a lot of the infrastructure challenges we have as a country, 100 million Indians are online. Indian online ad spending is only about $200 million per year – a small slice of the $80 billion global digital advertising industry. E-commerce like airline and movie ticket sales online generate about $5 billion in revenue compared to about $80 billion in China. Big marketers like auto makers and cellphone companies pour billions of dollars into TV and newspaper ads targeting affluent, urban consumers, but they barely pitch their products in online ads even though 90% of people in that market segment are Internet users. Isn’t it time to Think of a Paradigm Shift.

Its time for digital strategy innovation first. Many industries digital today can not only reach the audience that's most valuable to them but also target them in a very interesting way." Mr. Anandan Google's country head…

Online taxonomy: Why do people engage?

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Information is power, we must have it ! But how to cope with the volumes?

Understanding the complex relationships between classes of objects, has been a priority for science since the beginning.

Once the products of nature have been classified, there starts the need for categorization of the product of human mind. Knowledge.

Now, in a new millennium, storage and classification of knowledge is becoming increasingly difficult due to the proliferation of information and multiple growth of delivery and access paths.

Not only humans produce more knowledge - the internet is exploding creative output, even if not yet sufficiently organised -
but the patterns of proliferation and exchange are exponential.

Well defined taxonomies are now starting to become essential tools used in business to maintain control over data.

They are the backbone of every intranet, extranet, website and other electronic storage device. The efficiency of their structure determines the success of the information…

Google will provide better rankings for high quality sites

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Google launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to their ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of their queries—and they wanted to let people know what’s going on.

An update by google webmaster is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on.

So time to think original, different and good researched content.

So all seo people be prepared it has to be that some sites will go up and some will go down. The only thing that can save you is high-quality content. Afterall google has a responsibility to encourage a healthy web ecosystem.

So, for ranking improvement you need to substantially improve the quality of the pages.

Currently to start with, Google has launched this change in the…

Google will provide better rankings for high quality sites

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Google launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to their ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of their queries—and they wanted to let people know what’s going on.

An update by google webmaster is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on.

So time to think original, different and good researched content.

So all seo people be prepared it has to be that some sites will go up and some will go down. The only thing that can save you is high-quality content. Afterall google has a responsibility to encourage a healthy web ecosystem.

So, for ranking improvement you need to substantially improve the quality of the pages.

Currently to start with, Google has launched this change in the…

How to generate positive leads on twitter?

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Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now. Twitter is a really powerful tool for online social networking, promoting your online work and getting to know people in the web world around you.

But this will happen when you have good followers who are interested in what you are tweeting. It is not difficult to get followers on Twitter. In fact, among all the social networking sites, Twitter is probably one of the easiest sites to get friends, or followers, as Twitter calls it.

All you need to do is make a process, define goals and put your house in order first.You can take the following steps to make sure that you are "attractive" to a Twitterer.

Don't Use The Default Icon, Use Your Photo.

Create an interesting biography.
Remember that you are trying to get people to follow you, that is, listen to what you have to say. So, be interesting.

Tweet A Little
Tweet a little first before trying to get more followers. And don't just twee…

How to generate positive leads on twitter?

Image
Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now. Twitter is a really powerful tool for online social networking, promoting your online work and getting to know people in the web world around you.

But this will happen when you have good followers who are interested in what you are tweeting. It is not difficult to get followers on Twitter. In fact, among all the social networking sites, Twitter is probably one of the easiest sites to get friends, or followers, as Twitter calls it.

All you need to do is make a process, define goals and put your house in order first.You can take the following steps to make sure that you are "attractive" to a Twitterer.

Don't Use The Default Icon, Use Your Photo.

Create an interesting biography.
Remember that you are trying to get people to follow you, that is, listen to what you have to say. So, be interesting.

Tweet A Little
Tweet a little first before trying to get more followers. And don't just twee…