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Monthly Archives: August 2010

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And now for something completely NOT different – Chatroulette 2

By | August 30th, 2010|Categories: Social Networks|

Chatroulette came back today after a week offline when we (parents/others) were hoping that they were having a spring clean to dust away all of the cobwebs (Nasty bits). Sadly not, from what I hear it is still the same, the cobwebs still there, in all their glory! One report from Mashable  said that it was a full 4 mins of refreshing before the naked male appendages stopped appearing on the screen.   http://mashable.com/2010/08/30/chatroulette-is-back/   I really did think that's why they took it offline for so long.  From what I've read there are a few interface changes here and there and if you don't have a camera installed you won't see images. It doesn't seem as if it is fully up and running so that might change.  All in all nothing very exciting at all. Its highly blogged, talked, written that its just full of perverts and people connecting simply to have a laugh at the perverts for a brief moment until the novelty wears off. Usually after a few minutes of watching old men play with themselves. I [...]

Am I an Xbox Widow?

By | August 25th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Xbox widows are people that complain that their spouses are playing on the Xbox all the time, that they are in second place to the console.You can read on websites that some people are relegated to the bedroom to watch the 14inch portable TV all night, while their partner plays on the Xbox on the 42inch plasma.When playing Xbox you might hear someone saying they have to sign out as their other-half wants to watch Eastenders or Big Brother and it will be divorce if they don't. There's even a Facebook group for ithttp://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=60579179697A forum http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/archive/index.php/t-211954.htmlAnd a support grouphttp://www.cafemom.com/group/37146Some sound really extreme, like the guys that don't work and just spend 24/7 playing on the Xbox but generally its just the evenings people seem to complain about,  griping that they don't get any time with their spouses or the TV. Basically they feel unloved or replaced by the Xbox. Thank goodness I don't have that problem.  We like gaming in this house.  We have 2 Xboxes, a playstation2 (not a PS3 we aren't greedy), one main PC and some laptops [...]

How to get followed on twitter

By | August 22nd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After the success of my blog Who to follow on Twitter, I have decided to write a "How to get followed on Twitter". Now, don't get me wrong, I know I don't have tens of thousands of followers but I do have a couple of thousand now and they are really fantastic ones. If you want to use tricks and scams to get thousands of mainly spam followers then these tips won't be for you, but if you just want to make sure you are getting the best out of Twitter then read on. So, lets get to it..... (I'm going to do it in list form as @davepeck always says, people like lists) 1 - Choose a good avatar - I've said this before and I'll say it again, an actual photo of yourself is best, people like to see who they are tweeting with. If you are tweeting for a large business then the logo will be appropriate... sometimes.  However people prefer to "talk" to a face. 2 - Write an interesting bio- write what you are interested [...]

Something else to worry about – Facebook Places

By | August 19th, 2010|Categories: Social Networks|Tags: |

Last night I stayed up to watch the Facebook Event in Paulo Alto, CA, to find out about the new Places product.  Places is a new geo-location or check-in utility that enable users on mobile phones to notify friends of their current location that is initially going to be available in the US but soon to come to the UK. Its all very exciting as I love a new product especially if its free, and for grown ups setting up meetings and such like it could prove useful. However as usual I'm worried about our kids, safety and privacy. Facebook say its okay as Places will be set to "friends only" by default which is okay for people who know how to use Facebook privacy correctly but many of our kids don't. They add people as friends that they don't know, its a numbers game - some of them having hundreds maybe thousands of "friends".  Of course all of these friends look like kids on their profiles but if they are unknown to the user they obviously could be anyone, [...]

What an exciting day for a certain teenager – Twifficiency

By | August 17th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

What an exciting day for a certain teenager its been today......For me it started like this - I logged to twitter this morning and I immediately noticed trusted friends tweeting their Twifficiency scores, ooh I thought, that's new, the scores are low, I wonder what it means.  And I, like lots of other people clicked on the link to see what my score would be. We all love a high score :) I knew it would tweet my score as I had seen everyone else's. That much was clear in my book, so I'm not sure why people were surprised at that. My Twifficiency score is 39%. Whats yours? http://twifficiency.com/about 13 hours ago via TwifficiencyHmm, not very high I thought but sadly it didn't give any reasons, it just said on the app that it was rated based on your twitter activity - you followers followed and tweets. So a bit of a downer and pretty boring, (although I'd still got higher that a lot of my friends :) )  and the end of it as far as I was concerned. Next...... Soon after [...]

How do you know who to follow on Twitter?

By | August 3rd, 2010|Categories: Internet Tools, Social Networking Tools|Tags: |

  Do you find it as difficult as me to find like minded people to follow on Twitter ? Yes, Twitter has a search and there are various websites and lists all over the internet, some of which are helpful, but it still takes a very long time to trawl through all of the people to find the right connections for you, if you are particular like me.  How do you know who to follow on Twitter? He are a few sites to check out. Edit - 2016 - Some of these sites have changed slightly - but I've left them here for you to check out. http://wefollow.com/  http://tweepml.org/ http://followerwonk.com/ http://www.twellow.com/ http://listorious.com/  - I like this one for the name! cool ;) Even Twitter has recently introduced the "who to follow" tool. I was very excited about this at first.  I thought it would be an easy way to follow people, its apparently based on people you follow with your interests and tastes, but sadly it doesn't work for me, I think because I follow a vast variety of tweeters. My absolute [...]