I’m back on Instagram: here’s why

If you have been following me for some time now, particularly since April the 9th last year, you will know that I quit Facebook for Google+ indefinitely, and that I have also advocated for Twitter over Facebook. So when Facebook bought Instagram’s hard-earned community for a meager $1 billion, I quit Instagram as well.

But you had quit!

Yes, I had quit. I said that already, but if it is elaboration you are looking for, it is quite simple: I had certain re-defined aims in mind (see next sub-heading). And the solutions to problems that had cropped up were either easy or impossible. Continue reading

Google+ vs Facebook: 10 reasons why Google+ is far better

As PCWorld rightly pointed sometime out last year, the comparison of Google+ vs Facebook (which the masses generally draw) is an uneven one. Google+ is a far bigger picture for Google than one might imagine: my own way of putting it, as I have said to many of my acquaintances, is that Google is on its way to becoming a Skynet, although in a good way as things now stand.

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This is part 1 of a 4-part article series on Google+. Read the others here:

For Google as a corporation, the Google+ Project is a landmark venture where they aim to bring together all their products, most of them the best in their niche, to make each thrive on the other and deliver an infinitely better user experience, centering on a users–you guessed it–Google+ profile. Continue reading

One fell swoop

How one wrong move on Google+ can help you lose half the Web

I left Facebook for Google+ a while ago, although not many have found doing that to their liking. While why anybody would want to remain with Facebook (except, perhaps, for its Pages feature) is beyond me. But that is another issue altogether. In spite all these indications, Google+ received positive reviews and reached 10 million sign-ups in no time. And yet one policy of Google+ seems to bother everybody.

The use of your real name

A huge lot of people get thrown out of Google+ for registering with fake names (including sugarguy postman and teddy teddybear which I came across somewhere!) All Google asks these people to do is prove that those names are really theirs; and since those fellows cannot, Google throws them out—they will effectively be barred from using any Google service under that name. Continue reading

Why I prefer Twitter over Facebook. And why you might want to.

Like everyone dedicated enough to technology to have multiple accounts on websites across the internet (and I refer to the years when the convenient Login with Facebook button was not around) I am an economical user of both Facebook and Twitter—and more recently, Google+, but let me not go into that right now.

Facebook was created to promote ease in linking with your friends and acquaintances and, as it later turned out, bosses and never-before-seen people. But I need hardly say that here considering there are people who make far greateruse of Facebook than I do—including my mother. For one, I do not put up photographs on Facebook; and, frankly, the only reason I am on Facebook—apart from to promote my website—is because, in society nowadays, to whose expectations you have to tiresomely bend, if you are not on Facebook you are unanymously considered technologically backward and outdated. Continue reading

The Facebook Blue

I was making a few small edits to the style sheet of my website when a question that often bothered me popped up again. I am quite meticulous when I design (or rather re-design, for I do it over and over again) my website and make sure everything is just as I pictured it. In fact my own opinion is that the reason why so many people have badly designed or overly colourful and almost gaudy websites is either because they do not have a picture of what they hope their final product ought to be like, or because they cannot convert that mental image into CSS coding. Continue reading