Twitpic to shutdown by end of September, 2014
Another twitter application to shutdown after threats from Twitter. Another one bites the dust.
Run Jekyll on Windows
Those who are not aware Jekyll is a static website or a blog generator which is gaining popularity. Github, the popular code based social media website, supports Jekyll.
One of the problem (if I may say so) is that Jekyll is not very windows friendly and officially it cannot be run on windows. However, do not despair as Julian Thilo has written up instructions to get Jekyll running on Windows and it seems to work for most.
If you are one of the those unlucky ones where the installation of Jekyll fails then refer to this page on the official website of Jekyll.
I would recommend taking the opportunity and learning Jekyll if you are interested in web development and design. The best part is that the jekyll installation also helps you to install Ruby on Windows and dabble in it.
We’re introducing a bug bounty program to thank researchers for responsibly-disclosed issues. Learn more: https://t.co/cXkWDsQuRe.— Twitter Security (@twittersecurity)September 3, 2014
Are you a programmer?
You can find programming bugs?
A screenshot of how the bug reporting and how the bounty is paid is provided.
Facebook went down on September 3, 2014 at about 3:45 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) and the message read
Sorry, something went wrong,
We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.
The website remained inaccessible till about 4:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time).
After having talked about using social media wisely, and still finding people being irresponsible when using social media (the crack-head thinks people are fools and he thinks he could get away by saying that his Twitter account was hacked), I came across this story of how social media is being used by the police department to spread the message to the community being policed.
Chicopee is a small city in the state of Massachusetts (always a mouthful for me), in USA with a population of about 56,000 (source). The city council decided to appoint a social media officer for the The City of Chicopee in an effort to make the city officials and offices more accessible. Patrolman Michael Wilk was appointed the social media officer. He was selected because of his familiarity and experience in using social media personally.
This weekend a water main broke in the downtown area of Chicopee and since the traffic was going to be high the police wanted to inform those who were travelling so that the traffic could be diverted. Wilk informed thousands of people within minutes using Facebook and Twitter.
“It used to be my main weapon was a gun. Now it is a phone,” said Wilk who was appointed due to the initiative taken by the police chief William Jebb.
Since adopting social media as a tool of communication the police department of The City of Chicopee shares information regarding
It is no wonder that the Facebook page in a month was able to garner 2,500 likes. Similarly on Twitter they have 324 followers and this number is growing by the day.
In another case a man who was suspected to be part of robbery and a murder turned himself in when the information was shared on Twitter and Facebook
h2>Social Media can benefit all
Since adopting social media residents of The City of Chicopee have also been opening up and helping the police to serve them by reporting about real issues they are facing. Not only that the police has also been winning the kudos of the residents for jobs well done.
The moral of the story is that, though it may seem otherwise, social media is fairly new. Ways to use social media so that it is useful to all are still being discovered.
Therefore it is frustrating when people without giving it any thought declare social media as evil and of no help to them or their business. Stories like these I hope will get such people to think and they would discover how social media can help them. All they need to be is a little more inventive.
A collection of start up management tools that allow you
The list contains software that is compatible with all the versions of Windows.
In spite of many examples, there are incidents where people or brands do not think before they share something on social media.
Saying something nasty can have leave a very big dent in your reputation as Ram Gopal Verma (Bollywood film director) realized when he posted his thoughts regarding Lord Ganesha on twitter who is very dear to people in India.
The lesson is, once again, think hard before sharing anything on social media.
heNarendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India (my tumblog entry a few days back on Narendra Modi) understands that communication is the key to success in all relationships.
Therefore before embarking on a 5 day tour to Japan, Narendra Modi sent out this tweet addressed to the people of Japan and Japan’s Prime Minister in Japanese script
私は８月３０日から日本を訪問する。印日関係を強化するこの訪問を、とても楽しみにしている。@AbeShinzo— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2014
この訪日は、私にとって、インド亜大陸外で初めての二国間訪問となる。当初は７月初旬を予定していたが、議会の都合で不可能になった。— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2014
私が特に心待ちにしているのは、安倍首相にお会いすることだ。私は彼のリーダーシップを深く尊敬しており、これまでの面会を通じて温かな関係を享受している。 @AbeShinzo— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2014
After perplexing followers Narendra Modi explained the tweets
Friends from Japan asked me to talk to the people of Japan directly in Japanese. I also thank them for helping with the the translation.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2014
Twitter users quickly helped translate the tweets by Narendra Modi. One of them was
PM Narendra Modi tweets in Japanese, says he looking forward to meet Japan PM Shinzō Abe, respects Abe’s leadership— ANI (@ANI_news) August 28, 2014
There are some interesting comments to the tweets. Here are a couple of them.
Narendra Modi is tweeting in Japanese. Only a matter time before he discovers the darker side of Japanese internet and entertainment.— Buffetkhor (@MyDixonCider) August 28, 2014
So Narendra Modi refuses to speak in English while giving his speeches, but tweets in Japanese. *slow clap*— Ms. Chanandler Bong (@facepalm92) August 28, 2014
It is heartening to see such twitter conversations (involving Indian politicians) like these on Twitter.
Top Level Domains (tld) are the end part of the web address preceded with a period. For example .com is the most popular tld which is being used by more than 50% of the websites.
Ever wanted to go through the list of all the tld’s available?
Here is the list of all the tld’s available with the accredited registrar’s on whose website you should be able to find how to register a domain name with the particular tld. The list is official therefore reliable.
As you would know new tld’s are being added regularly. To see the status of various tld applications check out this page.
New cctld .भारत is available. What’s more since the same .भारत ccTLD is shared by other Indian languages such as Boro, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindhi-Devanagari, the end user can now get domain names in these languages apart from Hindi.
There are a couple of disappointments though
A post on firstpost outlines the process of how new tld’s are being released by ICANN and also explains how domain names work.
In the end some progress is better that no progress.
Note: Thanks to shutterfly for the image used in the post. The image can be found here.