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Reppler: The New Social Media Monitoring Service

Reppler: The New Social Media Monitoring Service

Simply put, Reppler is a social media monitoring service designed to keep your social reputation clean and safe. It addresses three critical pillars of your social reputation — content, privacy and security. Read more »

Disney Tickets Together — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Disney Tickets Together — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly!

Millions of applications are flooding the social media scene yearly, some are fun, others are valuable while only a few have the ability of shining through the bunch and making a lasting impression! Today's... Read more »

How To Plan the Perfect Trip – & Save Loads of Money

In the first part of this series, I talked about how I plan my trips from gathering information about a country and its attractions, to picking the right hotel room or checking what events are going on in town. In this part, I’ll be talking about how to find out about the best deals, last minute offers and packages and any corners that you can cut to get more bang for your buck.

Booking the Trip

When I’m flexible with my plans (or procrastinating) and working with a shoe string budget I hit Voyij.com to get an idea of what my options are; it never fails to inspire. Aside from being able to search through many internet sites for the best and cheapest deals that fit your budget, it also has a great Twitter Stream. It offers a real-time search for the best deals offered on Twitter and there is always a chance to catch some awesome fire sale offers on there.

Some of the best deals are offered on Twitter

Some of the best deals are offered on Twitter

I usually like to compare deals and prices that I get on the web and hence I love Kayak.com, too.  Kayak allows searching across several online booking sites like Expedia, Orbitz and others along with their own site, giving the option of comparing them head to head and picking the cheapest deal. The flexible date search option, which requires you to register with them, is always helpful to make sure you get the best price.

How to Plan the Perfect Trip – Where & When to Go On It

I went on a trip to Istanbul recently, and after coming back, I was on Facebook checking some of the pictures that people took of the trip. It was truly exciting to see what each one of them focused on in their pictures and the moments they captured. As I was flipping through the pictures, and adding those friends that I met on the trip to my Facebook, it dawned on me how different traveling nowadays is compared to even a decade ago.

This trip would have been a completely different experience if it wasn’t for social networking sites and the internet. So that sparked the idea to track how exactly the internet shaped this trip.

The marriage of Travel and the Net

The marriage of Travel and the Net

With a two part series, I’ll be discussing the tools and sites that helped make this trip a success without tearing a hole in my pockets. If you like this post, remember to subscribe to our feed in order not to miss part 2.

Planning

There is no denying how influential sites like Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree Forum, and TripAdvisor have been in helping me decide where to stay, what to see and how to plan my days on the trip.

Livemocha Social Network: The Latest in Language Learning

Like many Americans, I studied Spanish in high school. For four years I learned the obtuse conjugations of irregular verbs and practiced scripted fill-in-the-blank conversations with my other English-speaking classmates. Why then, could I not even so much as order a beer in my first trip south of the border? Well, I had never spoken to a native Spanish speaker before I set foot in that bar in Tijuana. Enter, stage left, livemocha.com.

Blippy: Could This Insanity Have a Purpose?

Well privacy in the new social age is a very illusive ideal. Some people, like one Mark Zuckerberg, think that privacy is dead but even they try to reclaim their own private space! With Blippy privacy is not just dead, privacy has been dug up from its grave chopped up, processed and sold as piranha food.

Why Are All My Friends Suddenly Hot? Doppelgänger Week

Why Are All My Friends Suddenly Hot? Doppelgänger Week

My doppelganger: Chester Bennington

Facebook's Doppelgänger Week, where you change your profile picture to someone famous (actor, musician, athlete, etc). If you don't look like anyone in particular, you can use the Facebook application "Face Double" that will scavenge its system for your long-lost celebrity double.

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Top 10 Addictive Facebook Games Which Can Drive You Nuts!

Top 10 Addictive Facebook Games Which Can Drive You Nuts!

Goo Maze

My advice to you is as follows: If you work, go to school, have a family, have friends, or even have a life at all, I urge you not to play more than one of the following games in the same day. Trust me, the results are amazingly terrifying! :)

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Too Many Social Networks … Too Little Time

Too Many Social Networks … Too Little Time

Power.com

It is tough time to be an internet socialite these days. There are just way too many networks to keep up with and just not enough time to follow all those conversations that are going on all of them. So it was inevitable that someone will step up and introduce website that help to make the socialite life a lot easier and allows them...

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Green is the New Black: A Mobile Campaign with Potential!

Green is the New Black: A Mobile Campaign with Potential!

Sticky Phone concept by Liu Hsiang-Ling

Green phones are meant to reduce toxic waste without forcing you to give up your mobile communication habit - or even addiction!

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Obama Warns: Facebook is a BIG BAD Wolf! [video]

In the two videos below, Obama warns about posting pictures or personal information on Facebook. Whether this is this another PR stunt or not, is not clear to me however it seems that even Obama has been stung by Facebook just like Zuckerberg was a few weeks ago!

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App Review: KwiClick’s Firefox Search Plugin

App Review: KwiClick’s Firefox Search Plugin

KwiC hovers over other applications

Do we need another search gadget? MeetKwiClick, which has been described as "Firefox's dedicated searchbar on steroids." And it really is just that.

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