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White Friday in the Middle East: Shocking Numbers from Google Trends

White Friday in the Middle East: Shocking Numbers from Google Trends

Bet you’ve never heard of White Friday!! Learn All About White Friday in the MENA region, from Google Trends. It seems the winter holiday season is upon us. Not convinced? The team in our Arabic sister website,... Read more »

5 Great Google+ Features

5 Great Google+ Features

After all the begging and the waiting, I finally got an invitation to Google+ and frankly, I must say that I am very impressed with what they have done so far! And though many people are comparing Google+ to... Read more »

HOW TO: Download An Entire Facebook Photo Album

Facebook is the ubiquitous photo sharing platform on the web. There is still a niche of serious photographers who prefer Flickr and still cling on to their premium accounts because they prefer service over what is offered by Facebook, however, their numbers are quickly dwindling. Nothing states the dominance of Facebook in the photo-sharing market like their numbers, while Yahoo’s Flickr service has 3 million photos uploaded to it on daily bases, Facebook has more than 70 million, that’s 750 photos uploaded per second!

One reason for the success of Facebook’s photo album is the extreme ease in which users can upload their photos on the website so even grandparents and little children are able to do it without a hitch. Now, even entire family photo albums exist solely on the website but there is one feature that just seems to be missing from their services: A method to download entire photo-albums, which sometime contains hundreds of photos, that is better than the mind numbing “Save As..”

How To Download an Entire Photo-Album on Facebook

FacePAD: Facebook Photo Album Downloader – Tutorial Video from Arthur Sabintsev (Lazyrussian) on Vimeo.

You will first need to get Mozilla’s Firefox Browser and install the FacePAD plug-in from the Firefox add-ons page. The FacePAD plug-in is developed by 24 year old  Arthur Sabintsev who got the inspiration in 2008:

I had five people taking photos at my 22nd Birthday party (2008). They all posted the photos on Facebook, but were to lazy to send me the originals. I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a method to download each of their albums onto my computer. Thus, FacePAD was born.

After installing the add-on and restarting Firefox you will be able to see a new option, “Download Album with FacePAD” when you right-click on your Facebook photo albums.

The FacePAD option

Clicking this option will download the entire Album into your default Firefox Download folder, which you can change by following this tutorial. As an added bonus, the plug in works for MySpace as well, in case there is anybody left on that site.

Hope that this helps save you both the time and the migration medication that downloading an entire Facebook photo album costs.

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3 Ways to Use Technology & the Web for Stalking!

The Stalking Shirt!

Technology and the web are just like money: they could be put into good use such as donations made to charity, and they could also be used to bring about pain and chaos; granting the purchasing power to obtain illegal substances such as drugs! Though mobiles, browsers, Facebook and Twitter help promote businesses, open up opportunities and allows some people to find love and friendship, they could also be used in schemes, scams, stalking and crimes!

We have previously addressed many of the harms which technology and the web impose, the serious and the not so serious. However, as I was lost on the trails of a friend of mine from one Facebook page to another, it hit me:

… there are so many stalking and tracking methods which have been introduced to us through technology and the numerous recent startups and it’s about time that we reveal them to you! I will break them down to you into 3 main categories: 1) discrete, 2) manual and 3) voluntary:

1. Discrete Tracking:

This type of tracking is not open to the public. It would be carried out by certain information seeking companies and governmental bodies. Here are couple of examples on how it can be achieved:

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HOW TO: Make Money Online (the non-spammy way!)

The first instinct for any decent netizen who sees something along those lines to quickly dismiss it as either a phishing attempt or scam that will 0nly bring trouble. But does that mean that the only way to make money online is through scaming and cheating?

We’ll be sharing some cool new ways to earn money on the web. In the past business used to rely on outsourcing, where they used to give the job to someone in India or china to do it since it was simple enough but nowadays they are moving more and more into crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is basically the act of giving the job to anyone out there on the web to do it, sometimes for free and other times for a fee depending on the service.

So the marriage of social media and jobs allowed for the creation of some interesting opportunity to earn a good buck if you have a certain skill set.

10 Tips for Keeping Your Twitter Followers Hooked on You!

10 Tips for Keeping Your Twitter Followers Hooked on You!

Reciprocating follows through Tweepi

Ten simple tips on how to cut through Twitter's noise clutter and keep your target audience hooked!

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HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account

HOW TO: Reactivate a Disabled Facebook Account

The Dreaded Account Disabled Message

Facebook have quite the draconian usage policy and at any point in time you might find yourself the proud owner of a disabled Facebook account. Do not dispair for there are ways to reactivate your account without having to re-create a different one.

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How To: Disable Facebook’s Social Plugins

How To: Disable Facebook’s Social Plugins

Instant Personalization on Yelp

It is already pretty ubiquitous on the web,; your Facebook profile seems to pop up everywhere! If you go to CNN, you find yourself already logged in with your Facebook profile and able to comment with it. If you go to Pandora, your music preferences are automatically shared with the site.

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Be Careful of What Links You Share via Social Media!

Be Careful of What Links You Share via Social Media!

“What your husband reads online can get you beaten to death when pregnant!” Our lives now have recently started revolving around links; those our friends share with us, those we come across on Twitter, Facebook, Mixx, Stumble Upon, Digg and so on and links that we find and share! It is safe to say that, […]

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If You’re a Regular Facebook & Twitter Updater… Be Ware of the Consequences!

If You’re a Regular Facebook & Twitter Updater… Be Ware of the Consequences!

Social media is slowly taking over our lives and, even more, causing us to fall into several dangerous pitfalls which could actually lead to great losses! Read more to find out how.

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10 Ways That Social Media Can Help You Land a Job!

10 Ways That Social Media Can Help You Land a Job!

A list of the top 10 ways in which social media can be used to boost your resume and give you an edge over other applicants.

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