4 Daily Uses Of Social Media And The Tools To Help

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Social media has become immensely merged into our lives that we do not even notice most of its uses. I found four ways and tools through which I use social media.

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1. Scrutinize Trends Deeply

Learning is good, even I love to learn and explore information and stay up to date with the events that unfold quickly. Social media is a platform to stay tuned to breaking news, headlines, detailed commentary of events and or topics you are interested in, and get notified by. But on the same run it is tricky to sort out what exactly you want from a pool of information, as information is scattered.

Topsy, known as “Google of social media”, offers you to explore information that is timely required, watch events and allows you to nudge into the topics, by making you available itself in different languages across the social networks.

2. Keep Tabs

As we all know, it’s the era of Twitter, where we get connected by people and keep up with them through their tweets. But the problem is, if you are following more than 100 people, it makes difficult for you to get important information, and hence require your full attention and concentration of mind if you want to get updated.

If you are a geek and afraid of missing any sort of information like I do, then you must search for a solution to this problem, a tool that automatically filters for you what you actually require from the people you select.

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Brook, a digest, allows you to select people out of list of 100, it then daily send you an email pertaining five best tweets of people you select. All the hectic work of gathering tweets, screening, and filtering them done by Brook, which after completing this daily cycle sends you an email every morning.

3. Find Out When You Are Being Talked About

It can be very time-taking to search your name, your friend’s name, any company’s name or industry on different social media networks, but for keeping your good-will and reputation it is necessary. What to do then?

Mention, a tool offers you to trace your query on multiple social media platforms through keyword search system. By telling the Mention a specific term, it notify you back with data containing these term. You should be very specific while choosing terms, or you will end up with a junk of irrelevant notifications.

4. Track  your Posts Clicks

It is just impossible for everyone to actively participate on social media all the time, but a person like me wants to share content (which I pooled) on a time-scheduled system.

I found Buffer the most useful for this problem. It works with your browser and allows you to share content by just a single click and also helps you to select social media platforms on which you want to spread your content. It also helps you to set a time-plan for your posts to get published. Additionally Buffer got the ability to track number of clicks on your post you shared, as each post has a unique URL.


Be up-to-date with social media but do not let this thing swallow your real life. Play with the real time management through different tools that make you active and efficient.

Best Facebook Security Practices To Implement

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facebook Privacy:

Since Facebook become popular among Social Networking Sites through the world, it kept on introducing new and enhanced features, after every few months. As a result, many users started feeling uncomfortable with the privacy options. In order to protect your personal bio data and information from strangers and cyber hackers and trackers, we going to share with you Facebook privacy options that will best for implement.Privacy

Facebook Guide to Privacy:

Facebook offers a link with the name “Privacy” on the bottom right of every of its page, containing all the updated Facebook privacy concerns. Let’s say, new Facebook Privacy
Features expose few of your private information to “public” b itself without letting you know, until and unless you set your privacy options, e.g. profile picture, gender, networks etc.

Still if you doubt your privacy settings, just go to your “profile”, click small arrow beside activity log, then click “view as”, here you can check how your information visible to others or specific person.

Remember!!! one cannot set few of privacy options according to his/her will now, such as: cover photos, public posts, videos and pictures you like and comment remain visible to all either you like it or not.

Become Friend Carefully:

Making and deleting contacts/friends from your Facebook profile is not a big deal, it’s just a matter of a click. The term “friend” here does not mean the one whom u know very well, it means the one included in your “friend list” by you, who can access any of your personal information and data even photographs that you make visible to “friends only”. So…. be very careful when you add someone in your contact list on Facebook.

Limit Friends:

Sometimes you have to add people in your friend list, who actually are not your “friends”, they can be colleagues, teachers, etc, with whom you do not want to share every of your post and information. For these sorts of contacts, rather than customizing each and every post (as it is time taking), you can simply use “limited friends” options, for letting these contacts see limited posts of your Facebook profile.

Disable everything First:

Starting a thing with nothing accessible is far better than making everything accessible in the start. Disable each and every option first, now think wisely and twice about what you want to share and with whom you want to share, now open the access gradually. It’s simple isn’t it?

How To Hide Friendlist On Facebook

Don’t want your contact list and all other Facebook users to see your friend list???

We are sharing few easy steps to follow in new Facebook version (Timeline version):


Go to your profile, then click on “Friends” showing list of all of your “Friends” “Followers” and “Followings”

Step 1


Now click the small button (edit button) in the right side of page right beside “+ Find Friends”, as shown in the picture and then go to “Edit Privacy”.

Step 2



A popup window will appear, letting you set your privacy settings. Click small arrow in front of “Friend List” and click on “Only me”.

Step 3


Click on “Close” to close popup window.

Step 4

Here your friend list is hidden from any of Facebook user; either they are your friends or any other stalkers.


Top Ranked Social Media Plugins For WordPress


A website/blog with quality of content cannot make it smashing until and unless it lack connection with social Media. Making your site content easy for its reader/viewers to share with their social circle, and letting viewers connect with your website on other social media can better boost your website and or blog. For this, you do not need to send requests to join you on other social networks all day long or other hectic tricks; all you need to do is to put social media “plugins” to your website / blog. These social media plugins enhance your WordPress and let you: download, find, comment, share, rank and much more than what you think of.

Here we going to let you know five social media plugins that are top rated.

1.      Gravity Forms:

Integrated with icontacts and email marketing Gravity forms let the viewers contact owner of the website/blog. It helps you setup a form that automatically replies the one submitting his/her message to the owner, and also notify administrator of the website about whole activity.


2.      Digg Digg:

Since easing your website viewers share your content on their preferred social media become key for any blog/website success, Digg Digg helps you with a social share bar allowing you to add buttons in it. We recommend you to add: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google + and Buffer Buttons in the bar. It is not necessary that one is well-known of all the social Medias, take time to learn what are they are and think about the ways how they can be useful for your own blog/site.


3.      Social Stickers:

Including buttons of most famous social media to your website widget or footer can help people access your social media profiles. Again we recommend Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google + (if using), depending upon your aim and purpose of website/blog.


4.      Facebook Like Box:

You can use this box anywhere on your website or blog, depending on site design you have, mostly this box is been used at the lower right side of webpage. It allows you to show display pictures of those who have liked the page, mostly friends of viewers.


5.      Follow on Twitter button:

Simplest among all, make viewers follow you on tweeter by just clicking this button you put on your website.


There are hundreds of more plugins that do not need any rocket science to get understood by and can be used to make your website/blog user-friendly, more social, and easily accessible. All you need is to get to know about them and properly utilize them as per your need.

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Facebook Privacy


Since the incorporation of Facebook, it kept on facilitating its users with the new and entertaining features. With these features, where users like them as they get to know them, few got problem coping up with these features reason behind they are not as frequent Facebook users as others are. With enhanced features and options, Facebook kept on offering privacy options that are confusing as well though Facebook say it’s always upto you to decide what you want to share with whoever you like.

As Facebook change any privacy feature, it nags each of its users to review them all. Who got such time to spare for reading these reviews? No one, those who use them daily or those who don’t.


Facebook is just like a safe, where people put their photos, plans, and all the personal stuff, thinking saved stuff is secured in this iron safe and can only access by them or by whom they allow to do so. No doubt Facebook is a personal safe of oneself, but the difference is, it’s a glass-made safe if you do not know the privacy options, where every user can access you and your personal information, that you suppose shared with your dear ones only.

New Facebook search tool allow strangers, unknown to you to get to know about you, your likes and where you went to. You can also be easily observed by marketers who kept on observing your facebook search behaviors and can utilize that information for their advertisements.

Who should we blame for these issues???? Facebook authorities? Who always justify themselves with clear privacy reviews readable to its users whenever they change them. Facebook users have these issues still they keep on using it and sharing private stuff over the web, without thinking who’s going to see them. It is time to ponder that is it really our own ignorance? Does Facebook contacts really our “friends” ?


Vine iPhone App allows You to Shoot Short Videos and Upload Directly to Facebook and Twitter


Vine was acquired by Twitter last year, company renowned for making a mobile app that allows people to film 6 second short videos and share them on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. You might be thinking to ask why not the Android version yet? Many of you know Vine was founded in June 2012 pretty handsome time has passed but there is no news from the company regarding the Android version, maybe it’s totally out of plan, but this app is getting hype over internet and users so thought to share about it.

What’s It All About?

Tech geeks has always been busy in catching and sharing the internet news, the launch of Vine has made a lot of noise among market and people who love to capture and share. Sharing movies has always been fun and an attraction to catch people to profiles.  Vine is a simple application that allows people to create a short video up to 6 seconds long. Vine is compatible and can be used with iPod Touch, iPad or iPhone for creating short videos and posting them directly to social media profiles.

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Why is Vine Unique?

Sometimes simplicity makes things gold and sometimes it makes them flop, Vine’s attraction is its simplicity, this app can be started with the press of a button and stop instantly by moving back you finger. The best of all is you can start right from where you stopped all this has made this fantastic app a use of fun.

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Out of all the most unique and intriguing feature of this app is the 6 second of video need to be consecutive. You can have 2 three second clip and join them together or go for 3 two second clips choice is yours. If you are in a mood to annoy your friends shoot 1 second six clips and see what’s the reaction 😉 still no words from the company about Android version. Enjoy using the Vine and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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5 Best Social Media Plugins For WordPress Powered Sites

Today Search Engines has became the most powerful and biggest source for traffic to sites, while social media services are the second biggest source of traffic that can’t be neglected, some of the major sources among social media sites includes Facebook, Twitter and Google’s new Google + (plus) with some big names in social bookmarking sites like Digg, Stumble Upon and to be mentioned early LinkedIn.

1.       Social Toolbar

wordpress social toolbar plugin

Social toolbar is one good social plugin available free over the web, this plugin embeds a toolbar at the bottom of your site among your tweets are displayed above the toolbar and on the right of bar are counter buttons with facebook likes and re-tweets. On left you r social profiles are displayed that gives this plugin the power of both sharing and following plugin.


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You can customize the settings of this plugin seeing your site color scheme; modify the background, border and icon sets. See the settings pane below.

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2.       Social Media Counters

wordpress social media counter plugin settings

Social media plugin allow user to add sharing buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Digg, StumbleUpon and AddThis. Giving the reader ease to like by simply pushing the button that directly ads + 1 to the article or posts.


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A setting page consists of three independent sections among one is for the top of content of post, same goes for bottom and the third is for excerpts. Each of the section can be configured independently by admin.

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3.       Shareaholic


High rated and highly configurable according to user needs is the wordpress plugin shareaholic that adds “Sexy Bookmarks” to your blog posts, pages, landing page of site / Blog, category archives and RSS feed. Hides the half of social icons and reveals the full icon upon user mouse hover over it. Shareaholic is the only plugin giving a total of 86 social media buttons that best suits you or your readers.


Several color scheme and SEO options are also available like making the comments section no follow to save yourself from Google penalty and spammers.

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4.       Sociable

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Sociable is an awesome plugin with best features, it adds social media sharing buttons to your blog posts, pages and feeds. Giving the support of over dozen popular social media networks that are updated on regular bases, choose among icons or buttons that show the number of times article has been liked or shared.



sociable plugin settings page

Customizing the sharing area is easy, just you need to check off the websites you want to include under or above the posts. You have the flexibility to change the order of icons by simply dragging and dropping the boxes.  You can use the icon set in different dimensions and three available color styles and four color variations. Icons set can be used in 16×16, 32×32, 48×48 or 64×64 pixels. Custom icons can be used if it’s required by you.

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5.       ShareThis

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ShareThis is the most widely used plugin the bloggers community an estimate shows over 1 million sites are loaded with ShareThis and satisfied. Giving the same functionalists like other plugins of sharing and like with Google + too.

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You will be amazed to know that this single plugin gives you seven types of available displays including large, horizontal, vertical icons and various classic and new age button styles. You can set the order of icons in the settings of plugin.

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