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Nokia’s Ideas Project

nokia ideas project Last February Nokia launched a brand new community website called “Ideas Project“, which is an online information vault designed to help people like you to find and understand the relationship and correlations between the industry pioneers and the big ideas.

The site revealed many fascinating insights and disruptive ideas of some of the web’s most visionary and influential big thinkers into the future of network communications, highlighting where technology and communication may be taking us in the near future.

This big initiative from Nokia brought together some of the industry technologists, experts, university professors, venture capitalists and bloggers for an on-going conversation on a variety of topics including cloud computing, global social issues, new application areas such as genetics and social networking etc. A complete list of topics can be found here.

Blogger Robert Scoble (scobleizer.com), who himself started a similar project called Building43 not long ago, said in a video interview that refinement of search-capability, being done by himself and others to monitor trends in the aggregation of real-time social Web data, will make it possible for individuals to obtain a stream of desired information based on personal preferences. Scoble believes this development will have similar game-changing implications for users of social media applications such as Facebook.

New extremely powerful tools are coming out enabling you to build specific, advanced searches that can help you identify patterns of usage and review what people are saying around a specific topic,” said Scoble. “I feel something is just about to happen that will make it possible for you to tell this world, I’m interested in “X” and have a stream of “X” come at you.

Social Search Will Revolutionize Society’s Access to Information

Do you have an Idea to share? Head over to Nokia’s Ideas Project and share your big idea with the whole world. The editors’ favorites will receive a free Nokia N95 phone!


Facebook Username in Profile URL

facebook-logoAre you a hardcore Facebooker? Wouldn’t it be really cool if you could just give someone your facebook URL to add you as a friend, instead of them having to search for your profile by your name using the facebook search?

For instance, when someone wants to follow me in twitter, I can just easily tell them my username (a.k.a twitter handle -@saadkamal) or give them the link – http://www.twitter.com/saadkamal.

However for facebook there is no easy way to do it. But the good news is facebook recently announced that they will be launching a system soon whereby every facebook user will be able to associate an unique user name with their profile. So from then onwards, your profile can be accessd from a unique profile URL in the following format – http://www.facebook.com/username.

How to Setup Your Facebook Username

Well unfortunately you won’t be able to do it just yet! Facebook announced that starting from Saturday, June 13th, this new feature will be activated for all Facebook profiles and Fan Pages.

To claim your username (and thus your facebook profile url), all you need to do is just visit Facebook.com/username. On this page, you will be offered instructions on how to choose a URL or create your own. These new facebook profile URLs can only include numbers, letters, and periods – no hypens or underscores. Currently the page displays a countdown of this feature to go live.

Note: You cannot change your username once you have selected it, so be extra careful!

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Monitor The Social Media – WhosTalkin

Nowadays, It is extremely Important to monitor the social media and keep track of the conversation that is on-going continuously. If you are a small business, you need to know what your customers are saying about your brand, product or services. You need to be there, when they have a problem, complaint or feedback. And this is the most effective way to save your online reputation. People often think that online reputation management is only needed for the big brands, but Its not entirely true. Small brands & small businesses require a proper reputation management tool even more than the big guns of the industry. Why? – Because Small businesses don’t have any reputation to spare! They can’t afford to lose any reputation. For big brands, its a totally different scenario as they have more room to play on. They are in a position where they can choose to ignore the ‘little guy’ (even though its not always best for them). But for Small Businesses, you absolutely have no option to ignore anyone – not even a single customer. A slightest of bad noise can shatter your online reputation – and recovering from it would be pretty difficult.

There are plenty of solutions out there that helps you to monitor the social media. A perfect solution isn’t there yet – as each has their fair share of pros & cons. But the service that I’m about to talk about today has done pretty well to bring the social media into a search engine and its completely Free to use.

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WhosTalkin is a brand new social media search engine with a very simple & easy to use user Interface. You simply need to type in your query and click on search and the engine will automatically display all the conversation that has happened regarding that subject matter. Currently it displays results from different microblogging platforms, blog search engines, news aggregators, video networks, images, forums, social bookmarking & news sites etc. WhosTalkin is pretty good if you want to get a instant overview of what people are saying about you, your brand and your business.

But for more advanced tracking – with support of of multiple keywords, email notifications, RSS etc. – I’d highly recommend Trackur.com, A web-based Professional Social Media Monitoring service created by the Online Reputation Management Expert – Andy Beal.

Are you monitoring your personal brand? How? Share in comments!


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