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9 Stories from 2013 that show the rising power of Social Media in Jamaica
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9 Stories from 2013 that show the rising power of Social Media in Jamaica

Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube and other social media websites are some of the most popular and most visited/used websites by Jamaicans. With more and more Jamaicans getting access to the internet especially via mobile phones, social media sites are a frequent buzz with local happenings. Below are some of the top stories from 2013 that  show the rising power of Social Media in Jamaica. F - Word Mayor  Who can forget Her Worship The Mayor of Kingston Councillor Angela Brown Burke's controversial "What The F..." tweet that started a Twitter storm that spilled over into newspapers, editorials, radio and television shows. She officially claimed that her "F" was misconstrued and was the first letter in a completely different word. Shape like Jamaican Economy  When Jenaae Jackson...
Winter is Coming as Google+ is on a collision course to beat Facebook by 2016
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Winter is Coming as Google+ is on a collision course to beat Facebook by 2016

“Partnership has been key to Google's success as a rising tide lifts all boats. So we're excited to announce a new way to help our clients succeed by working with Facebook to participate in FBX, their real-time bidding exchange” DoubleClick’s Senior Product Manager Payam Shodjai, on Facebook’s decision to include Google’s Doubleclick in their FBX (Facebook Exchange) Cookie-driven Ad Platform It's finally happened folks! Google+, the Social Network that Google launched in July 2011 some two (2) years ago now has some 500 million registered users and 343 million to 345 million active users since December 2012, according to web analytics firm GlobalWebIndex. Google+ is now the No. 2 Social Network and yes, another Graph makes that super clear! By comparison Facebook at their recent Earning...
Angry Reactions to Youtube’s new Google+ Intergrated Commenting System
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Angry Reactions to Youtube’s new Google+ Intergrated Commenting System

The Youtube community of content creators and users alike has been in collective uproar since Google decided to change the commenting system on Youtube and require all users wishing to leave a comment on the video sharing site to have a Google+ account. There are major problems with the new change. users must comment with their Google+account which more often than not is their real name, comments and replies no longer go to your Youtube inbox they now get pushed to Google+ notifications interacting to comments is now a tedious multi-step process, spammers are having a field day plastering spam/virus/malicious links using the new comment system These issues have caused many of the most popular Youtube Channels to disable commenting on their videos and many users have tak...
Posting Tweets and Facebook Updates via email secretly is fun
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Posting Tweets and Facebook Updates via email secretly is fun

Have you ever wondered how to do that? Anonymously tweet or post to FB from a regular cellphone? You can actually do this, despite not having a smartphone as all the Social Networks are made to be backwards compatible with the great exalted email. After all, were it not for email, many a FB account and tweeter wouldn’t be born, as email accounts are the source of all of your initial friends when you had signed up. It’s still the gold standard for all Social Networks. Plus most Feature phones can send email as explained in How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel Feature phone. This’ll be the shortest DIY (Do it yourself) article in history for me as far as I’m concerned. Once you’ve read my article How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel F...
How to download Photo Albums and Videos from your Personal and your Friend’s Profile on Facebook
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How to download Photo Albums and Videos from your Personal and your Friend’s Profile on Facebook

Attention! So you like that Picture I just posted eh ? The video giving you green eye nuh? Too bad you can’t copy the URL for the photo album or Video that bedazzled your eyes, as that link’s only valid to yourself or your friends or persons who are logged into Facebook. YOU however can send your friends a link to view Facebook page by sharing YOUR photos of Video using the Sharing option. But what if you want to download your friends Photo Album or videos? That’s a tough one for which I have 2 elegant software solutions. Downloading Photo Albums: En Mass Migrante There’s a plethora of Web Apps and programs for PC’s and Laptops I’ve experimented with, but the best three by far are the following Programs: PhotoGrabber PicknZip Fluschipranie, a Firefox Extension ...
Yahoo Revamps Flickr and ups free storage space to 1 Terabyte
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Yahoo Revamps Flickr and ups free storage space to 1 Terabyte

Not long ago Flickr was the undisputed king of the social media hill when it came to photography. However after years of being the leader by being on the bleeding edge of innovation Yahoo allowed the property to stagnate and it was eventually overtaken by newer trendier products such as 500px and other social media offerings such as Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, Instagram which offered more than just a online gallery with a few community and sharing features tacked on. Yahoo has revamped Flickr and increased the available free storage on the site to a whopping 1 terabyte. For the less tech savvy among us; 1 TB = 1000000000000 bytes = 1000 gigabytes, the average total hard drive space in computers these days is about half a terabyte or 500 gigabytes. What this means is that Flickr users can s...
Facebook Home announced alongside HTC First
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Facebook Home announced alongside HTC First

At a press event today in California Facebook has announced a new software for Android phones called Facebook Home. Facebook Home is a suite of apps that integrates the world's largest social network almost every functionality of an android-powered smartphone. The mobile web is an area Facebook is keep on cementing its presence in and it today's connected world being more than just one of hundreds of apps installed on a smartphone is a definite edge. Facebook Home comes with an app launcher, cover feed, chat heads one of the honest mobile apps today - Instagram. Facebook has taken their partnership with Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC to another level and has also announced the HTC First - an affordable android phone that comes reinstatement with Facebook Home. The HTC First will be th...
New “Blast” service promises discounts for customers and exposure for merchants
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New “Blast” service promises discounts for customers and exposure for merchants

Yesterday I got the news of a new service launched in Jamaica that promises discounts for customers and exposure for merchants. That service is called "Blast" and with its BlastPass feature can be best explained as social media meets discount shopping. Services that recommend products and offer discounts is nothing new, but one that embraces social media that put the power in the hand of the consumer is an interesting spin, especially for Jamaica. We'll be keeping on eye on Blast, the countdown on the website currently reads about two weeks before launch. Check out the clip below for more details on what the service has to offer and visit their website at blastja.com.