Get your Freedom from excess Social Media & Internet with Freedom

Okay we’ve talked about your addiction to the Internet and Social Media, I guess its time to do something about it. Well i found out two great guys, Ok apps that can help you with that withdrawal. One is Freedom which shuts your Internet Connection out and forces you to use the time allocated for your Outernet activities before you log back on and the other is RescueTime which shows you a vivid graph of your life behind the PC and hoping you will change and monitor progress.

Freedom is a simple productivity application that locks you away from the internet on Mac or Windows computers for up to eight hours at a time. At the end of your offline period, Freedom allows you back on the internet.

If the internet is distracting you from your work, Freedom might be the best 10 dollars you’ll ever spend, Its free to try before you buy so test now

Freedom enforces freedom; you’ll need to reboot if you want to get back online while Freedom’s running. The hassle of rebooting means you’re less likely to cheat, and you’ll enjoy enhanced productivity.

RescueTime is an app that helps you answer “How on earth am i spending my day” or simplay put “Am i spending my day the right way”? well that’s waht rescuetime helps you answer. RescueTime helps you figure out the answer by showing you how you spend your time on the computer. RescueTime is a web-based time management and analytics tool for knowledge workers who want to be more efficient and productive. The best way to get a sense of how it works for you or your team is to test it free here.

RescueTime helps you with the graph view and yes it has one cool banning action like freedom, However instead of cutting your internet connection, RescueTime shuts down access to like 3 of your most used Site so you can focus, and yes that tool is called “Get Focused”.

Install Rescue-Time today, You’ll be up and running in a minute or two. Not yet ready to give it a try? View one of the tour videos or scroll down for some feature screenshots.

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Google+ After 12 Months…Numbers look Good, what do you Think?

Google+ started last year just like that and everybody asks why another social network, What was Google thinking going into Social Networking, What, How , Why? Well, 12 months later it appears that it is now the third largest social network in the English speaking world behind Twitter and of course Facebook. In the English Speaking world i say because in Asia, the like of Sina and Baidu have crazy user rate of about 300M+.

However, with the growing stats and the present failings of facebook, Should we assume that it is now possible that Google+ will be knocking on Facebook’s door within a couple years? Well that depends on the future anyways. But the present 2 to 3 years promises to be Mobile + Tablet years where Google will have an edge with Android and its new Google Nexus, I dare say Google will pick an edge in a way sooner or later.

So what is Google+ achievement over the past 12 months, Stats say Google+ has reached an amazing 250M+ Users including me…The actual numbers that Google+ has just announced at the I/O conference is that in just one year it has grown from zero to 250 million plus users. now that is huge, with a 50% growth in 3 years, G+ may be stricking 800M users that is of course if the social network is still the way we live.

What are some of the other facts, figures and statistics that are worth noting.

  • 150 million monthly users
  • 75 million daily users
  • Google+ active users spend over 60 minutes a day across Google products
  • Google+ users spend on average 12 minutes per day in the Google+ (that is 360 minutes per month which compares very favorably to Facebooks 441 minutes per month)

So what to do you think? Do you think Google+ really as a shot or its just really another Social Network?

Is it easy to use or just a 2nd social network you remember to keep an account on?

Do you enjoy G+ features like the Circles, Hangouts and Events and really think G+ has a shot?

What do you think of Google+ shot at being #1?

Give your Twitter Usage a Boost with TweetDeck

Everything is right there on twitter but you have to move with one click after another to see your tweets, interactions, messages and so on. I was wondering isnt there something that could bring this to me in a better way? That Question was answered by TweetDeck.

TweetDeck is an app that brings more flexibility and insight to power users.

With TweetDeck, You get an arranged Twitter Display and some of its features include

  • Arrange your feeds with different customizations
  • Helps you create multiple filters so you can focus on your main tweet likes
  • Scheduling Tweets to a time ahead (nice?)
  • Monitor and manage unlimited accounts
  • Stay up to date with notification alerts for new Tweets and many more

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What is your Worth to Facebook?

Facebook is a big company thanks to its 900 Million users and its proposed 100+ Billion IPO but have you ever asked how much you are worth to Facebook?

Thanks to online privacy company Abine, we now have a simple tool by which we can calculate our monetary value to Facebook in U.S dollars anyway.

To illustrate the potential for Facebook to lose sight of the importance of the individual (and his or her privacy) amidst the pressure to maintain its ridiculously high valuation/metrics, Abine has created a quiz called the “Val-You Calculator,” which, based on your answers to seven questions, determines the dollar value you represent as a user.

Find your Facebook Worth Here

These questions ask you where you live (most of Facebook’s ad revenue comes from North American companies), how many friends you have, whether or not you play Zynga games, for example, all in an effort to demonstrate that your personal data comes with an implicit dollar-value.

Unfortunately, I was only worth $5 (see image above) to Facebook. Clearly, I’m not a good customer. What about you?

A New Social Trend is here => PinInterest: New Social Catalog

Traffic to the website as been amazing, Yes on PinInterest, a website which lets users create online scrapbooks to share images of projects or coveted products—has grown tenfold over the past six months. In January, the number of visitors on Pinterest.com was almost a third of that on Twitter.com and daily you can talk of about 1.5 million visitors+users. So what is PinInterest?
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Research says Internet & Social Network is changing our Brains

Social network sites may be changing people’s brains as well as their social life, research suggests.

Brain scans show a direct link between the number of Facebook friends a person has and the size of certain parts of their brain. It’s not clear whether using social networks boosts grey matter or if those with certain brain structures are good at making friends, say researchers.

The regions involved have roles in social interaction, memory and autism.

The work, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, looked at 3-D brain scans of 125 university students from London.
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GroupMe, Group All

One of the emerging new App is GroupMe and surprisingly It’s getting a fair share of App popularity at the moment. Since there’s basically an app for everything, One wonders what is so special about this one. What has captured the attention of tech nerds, and social network junkies all over? In case you’re a bit late to the party, GroupMe is a social app that lets you create groups with your friends to share texts, photos, locations and conference call. It’s also free and works with any phone that can text. Ever since its official launch at SXSW this year, there’s been a ton of buzz about GroupMe.

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Happy New MMXI – Tech Trend 2011

Happy New MMXI

Yes Happy New 2011, Just curious is it the start of another decade or we started that already with 2010? Its a new year and while i wish there were more interesting topics aside science, technology, research and “the-need-to-know”, there isnt. We are still in the age of Technology and Information and that is really going to get a lot of swag this year 2011.

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