TravBuddy — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to another episode of Thoughtpick’s series of articles: Apps Using SM Brilliantly. We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is: TravBuddy.

The Application:

My Travel Map!

TravBuddy is a social networking application for travelers. It allows Facebook users to create and share their own travel map and see what percent of the world they have visited.

HOW TO: Backup Your Facebook Account

Facebook plays a central part in the lives of the majority of its 500 million users and it is certainly a content rich site. People upload photos, conversations and connect with friends all over the world. Sometimes, Facebook is the only place that has a copy of a photo, or it’s the only way that you can get in touch with a distant friend. So, naturally, it’s quite devastating to lose your Facebook profile, and it’s quite annoying trying to recreate your Facebook profile from scratch even if you have a copy of everything that is on it.

Giving the current state of Facebook administration and judging by just the number of daily comments we receive from users asking for help with their disabled profile, I felt obliged to write this post as it is the only way that I found to dampen the damage that occurs when the draconian Facebook cops decide to disable a profile.

While FacePAD is very useful in backing-up your photo albums, it is manual intensive and there is so much more to Facebook than photos.

Local Backup

The Plug-in at Work

ArchiveFacebook is a great Firefox plug that helps you to create a copy of your Facebook profile locally on your computer allowing you to access at anytime locally.

Is Facebook’s Dominance in Danger? BBC Reports

“Facebook may have 500 million friends, but it also has many, many rivals – including some huge ones in some of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies“. The reports argues that there are new emerging competitors that threaten Facebook’s “All-Mighty” status: Local Facebook-like platforms and social gaming platforms such as The Great Indian Parking […]

Divorce: What’s Facebook Got to Do with It?

Social media opens the door to many topics, issues and problems which many of us are unaware of. Recently, while checking out my Facebook account, something triggered my trail of thoughts and I started wondering: How does Facebook affect the decision to get a divorce? What implications does divorce have on a Facebook user thinking […]

Really: New Windows Phone Ad [video]

It’s time for a phone to save us from our phones: the new Windows phone!

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Gap’s New Logo Sentenced to Death by Social Media!

NEVER underestimate the power of social media! One of the latest buzzing news articles is the proof: CNN Reports: Last Monday, Gap Inc. announced it will drop the new version of its logo after thousands of Facebook and Twitter users called for a return to the classic blue box with tall, white letters — a […]

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HOW TO: Download An Entire Facebook Photo Album

HOW TO: Download An Entire Facebook Photo Album

The FacePAD option

One reason for the success of Facebook's photo album is the extreme ease in which a user can upload their photo 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...

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Bored.com — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Bored.com — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

What is making Bored.com as “spreadable” and “viral” as is it? Read more for analysis, insights and tips!

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The Blacklist: Google’s Response to Defamation Conviction

The Blacklist: Google’s Response to Defamation Conviction

Google's Blacklist

Only some days ago, a Paris court convicted US search engine giant Google and its chief executive, Eric Schmidt, of defamation over results from its "suggest" function. Google's response: The Blacklist!

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Google Pretending to Care? — Two New Transparency Tools

Google Pretending to Care? — Two New Transparency Tools

The "Draw Mohammed Day" Block

Corporate Transparency and user information privacy are hot topic issues on the net, and with bigger and bigger services people are becoming more and more aware that their information is not solely accessible by those whom they decide to share their information with. Their information might be shared with hackers, nosy friends, and...

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