Facebook’s new look – interesting or …?

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Facebook, recently got numerous updates that at first annoyed Facebookers, but later on when users got used to it, they started liking it, in some way if not completely. We all know that Facebook already has 750 million users and its primary target is not to gain more users. Its primary target right now seems to be as elegant and modern as it can be.

In the recent f8 conference in San Francisco, it took a giant leap towards achieving its modernization goal. Facebook’s new looks at first might confuse its user base but later on the new look becomes the icon. Even if the new looks are complex and a bit confusing, user base doesn’t care – according to one point of view. As users come to Facebook due to emotional attachment than the necessity.

On the other hand, another school of thoughts say that as Facebook has dedicated users who have heart affiliation with this platform, it should not lose its emotional resonance. Otherwise people will start hating it – however this school of thoughts even accepts that no matter people hate or no, they simply will not leave it because everybody is Facebooking!
However these new changes compelled Facebookers to react over other social media platforms recently. Blogosphere, Twitter, and Google Plus are some names to mention where people talked about the ‘Frictionless Sharing’ of the new Facebook design.

Though to survive in a rapidly changing environment, and specially in today’s web, social media websites need to stay up-to-date but Facebook is an exception – as we have noticed it. People disliked the latest Facebook looks, but still they didn’t say they will stop using it!

What about you? Do you like the Facebook’s new look, hate it, want to suggest something? Share your thoughts with us through comments.

Google Plus 1 vs. Facebook Like

With rapidly advancing technology and its technicalities – smart cyber-tech drivers are working tirelessly to break down communication barriers and make social interaction better, thus further shrinking our global village. It’s only a few years back when Mark Zuckerberg along with his fellows Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes launched Facebook that set new social interaction trends, and reshaped internet marketing industry. Millions of internet users grew addicted to Facebook propelling it to bring revolutionary change in social lives. Indeed, the social networking site has been enjoying unparalleled success and maintaining social media monopoly since years.

Furthermore, it provided inspiration to many popular social networking sites of today. Google couldn’t resist either, and this is evident by the recent announcement of the release of a Google’s new social button called +1 (plus one). Also written as Google plus button, it’s a part of Google’s social media strategy 2012 and widely considered as an answer to facebook for social media and social data.

I learnt about it when my Gmail account showed a Google +1 notification a couple of days. Having explored, I realized that Google+1 works just as Facebook does, from its video chat to group texting, bookmarking to content sharing, and grouping to news feeding. The former, however, allows users organize the mess the latter has created.

Google+1 allow users to classify their friends with its interesting feature called Circles. Now, instead of continuing to connect with all of your friends like on Facebook, you just need to create different groups and add friends to them depending upon your relations with them. This simplifies communication as to who to communicate what as well as enhances privacy and control.

So far, the addition of Circles is being highly favored by both users and tech pundits. Unlike Facebook being widely considered as sloppy and insensitive, Google – the giant search engine – aims to provide an organized and secure realm of social networking. Other sparkling features that Google+ has to offer include Streams, Sparks and Hangouts. Stay tuned and keeps an eye out – there’s much more to come!

Expected Gold Rush in Mobile Business Apps Development

Considering the current sensation for smart phones and tablet PCs, a large number of software developers are expecting a gold rush for business applications development.

A recent study from IBM indicates that tech pros from all corners of the world are expecting a huge increase in business application development for devices like Apple’s iPhone, iPad, Google Android phones and BlackBerry devices such as PlayBook and its other smart phones. According to the survey, which included 2000 pros from 87 countries, most software developers are expecting that  mobile apps development will surpass any other kind of business software development in the next three or four years.

According to Forrester Research’s senior analyst Jeffery Hammond, “Mobile devices have become and they are going become a lot more powerful than what they are today.  Software development for these devices is becoming easy, and soon there will be somewhat innumerable players trying out their luck in mobile apps development.”

Many tech-savvy users are looking for smart solutions to incorporate leads and contacts from their computer based Twitter and Facebook accounts into their cell phones.

IBM developers relations manager Jim Corgel says: “The fundamental demand here is for simple, secure and easy access to information that’s going to help people do their business without being tethered to an office.”

There will be steady growth in the development of generic mobile business applications that are directly marketed to enterprise customers. The technologies these developers are developing are not likely to crop up in online stores that seem to focus more on their consumers.

Considering the current sensation for smart phones and tablet PCs, a large number of software developers are expecting a gold rush for business applications development.

A recent study from IBM indicates that tech pros from all corners of the world are expecting a huge increase in business applications development for devices like Apple’s iPhone, iPad, Google Android phones and BlackBerry devices such as PlayBook and its other smart phones. According to the survey, which included 2000 pros from 87 countries, most software developers are expecting that mobile apps development will surpass any other kind of business software development in the next three or four years.

According to Forrester Research’s senior analyst Jeffery Hammond, “Mobile devices have become and they are going become a lot more powerful than what they are today. Software development for these devices is becoming easy, and soon there will be somewhat innumerable players trying out their luck in mobile apps development.”

Many tech-savvy users are looking for smart solutions to incorporate leads and contacts from their computer based Twitter and Facebook accounts into their cell phones.

IBM developers relations manager Jim Corgel says: “The fundamental demand here is for simple, secure and easy access to information that’s going to help people do their business without being tethered to an office.”

There will be steady growth in the development of generic mobile business applications that are directly marketed to enterprise customers. The technologies these developers are developing are not likely to crop up in online stores that seem to focus more on their consumers.