From Yahoo to Facebook via Twitter

 try this only if –

You like music

You like technology

Have time on hand and want to have fun

I listen to internet radio using Yahoo Messenger’s Launchcast Plugin. Very good music, not too many ads (for free users like me) and good connectivity. I then enable the option of my status message in Yahoo Messenger to be the same as the song I am listening to.

I also use another Yahoo Messenger Plugin called Twitter Sync from WackyB.co.nz

It updates my Twitter account with the song I am listening to.

And on Facebook, I use a facebook application called Twitter 🙂 . It downloads my Twitter status and changes my Facebook status.

So there, changing my facebook status from my yahoo messenger . And listening to free music too !!

Mash that !!!


Microsoft Office Live

Thought for today: The World’s biggest Online compmay www.google.com is actually a one page frontend …

1) http://Officelive.com

It is a good and inexpensive starting point for online entrepreneurship.

 It helps you create websites, company branded email and without going to any other site, writing code or spending any money.

It helps give you basic level of familiarity of website making with both pure online businesses and online-offline businesses.

Here is an interesting book from Office Live, Microsoft’s initiative in the SME market. http://officeliveoffers.com/11steps/default.htm?cid=D74E0D06-3732-4DA3-8D0C-8E7E4A5879D1

Content Management Systems (CMS)

The two main content management systems are Drupalhttp://www.decisionstats.com/drupal/

and Joomla

http://www.decisionstats.com/joomla

These are two pages as test examples for the two different CMS’s.

Advantages of them are –

Easier to manage a lot of content

Disadvantages-

Difficult to configure as compared to wordpress

Less Attractive Themes or Plugins.

I preferred drupal precisely because it gives some added flexibilty in themes and editing content.

Web 2.0 sites

This is a list of Web 2.0 sites that add to your online experience , whether personally or professionally. This will be followed by a detailed note on each site, but as of now this is a list of most of the Web 2.0 that you would need.

Communication

www.Skype.com Chat using VOIP from your computer
www.counterpath.com/xlitedownload.html Chat using VOIP from your computer
www.Fring.com Chat using VOIP from your mobile
www.nimbuzz.com Chat using VOIP from your mobile

Content Creation

www.Drupal.org Create content management system
www.Wordpress.org Create blogs or sites
http://collectivex.com/ Create group sites

Photos
http://www.flickr.com/ Share Photos by yahoo
http://picasa.google.com/ Share Photos by google

Networking

www.Linkedin.com Professional Networking
www.Twitter.com Status updates to “What are you doing”
www.Facebook.com Personal Networking , Fastest growing social site.
www.plaxo.com Organize most of your your online addressbooks and activitiesby integrating most Web 2.0 sites.
www.shelfari.com Share your favourite books

Portals

http://my.yahoo.com Customized home page for Yahoo users -recently revamped
http://www.google.co.in/ig?hl=en Customized home page for Google users

Websites
www.feedburner.com

Site to create RSS feed for your site/blog
http://technorati.com/

Site to publicize your and read other blogs
www.google.com/adsense

Adsense is the leading site for putting online ads on your website to earn money
www.google.com/analytics/

Google Analytics helps you track traffic to your website with a great and free interface
www.digg.com

Site to help you surf the net, or popularize a web article by sharing with rest of the world
http://www.stumbleupon.com/

Site to help you surf the net, or popularize a web article by sharing with rest of the world

Do Monkeys Pay for Sex?

According to the paper, “Payment for Sex in a Macaque Mating Market,” published in the December issue of Animal Behavior, males in a group of about 50 long-tailed macaques in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia, traded grooming services for sex with females; researchers, who studied the monkeys for some 20 months, found that males offered their payment up-front, as a kind of pre-sex ritual. It worked. After the females were groomed by male partners, female sexual activity more than doubled, from an average of 1.5 times an hour to 3.5 times. The study also showed that the number of minutes that males spent grooming hinged on the number of females available at the time: The better a male’s odds of getting lucky, the less nit-picking time the females received.