You can now send Offline Skype video messages

Skype’s video messaging service, available in beta form since February, is now an official part of the popular free calling service.

With Video Messaging for Skype you can record a video message and send it to friends, family and colleagues who aren’t online. They will see the message the next time they log in to Skype.

Video Messaging is accessible via Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows 8, Skype for Mac, Skype for iPhone, Skype for iPad, Skype for Android, and Skype for BlackBerry.

“There’s also no limit to the number of video messages you can send or receive and the messages themselves may be as long as 3 minutes” – Not true because on the Blackberry Z10, It showed 25 free Videos, Upgrade to Premium to do Unlimited

Skype’s blog didn’t mention support for Microsoft’s Windows Phone, however, which seems odd since Microsoft owns Skype. CNET contacted Microsoft for comment and will update the story with further information. – CNET

Get Ready for a New, Cleaner Facebook Design – Its already here

Facebook has begun rolling out a new single-column design for Timelines which better organize users’ personal pages and places greater emphasis on communication between friends.

The revamped Timeline has gone live for users in New Zealand, which is regularly Facebook’s first port of call for new rollouts. As screenshots from TNW show, all communication from friends and status updates placed in the left-hand side column only. This left side column has been made larger to place greater emphasis on messages, with the right hand side now made smaller as a result. For example, the Friends box is now 3×3 instead of 2×4.

Old Design vs New Design

The new redesign also tidies Timeline headers. Boxes that link through to ‘Friends’, ‘Photos’, ‘Maps’ and ‘Likes’ have been removed, these items are now listed in a menu which, when clicked, brings them up separately.

“Our initial observation is that the new Timeline is indeed cleaner and easier to navigate. Previously, it could get awkward when messages would appear on both right and left columns, making it easier to miss or gloss over an update from a friend. Of course, the new design does have the issue of wasted space on the right hand side as you scroll down a Timeline but, since most people want to keep up with the latest information — which doesn’t require much scrolling — we think that the positives outweigh the negatives. – TheNextWeb

It should reach you soon, remember when the timelines were coming, it took time, are we going to have an option to move or stay put with our present design? I cant say but it will be good to see what facebook wants 2013 to be like for its over 1 billion users

Stadia High speed Wifi for Boca Juniors Football Club

Argentine soccer club Boca Juniors has closed a deal with Internet and cable TV provider Fibertel to install high-speed wi-fi and optical fiber in its home stadium, FayerWayer reports.

Familiarly known as “La Bombonera,” the Alberto J. Armando stadium is located in Buenos Aires’ neighborhood of La Boca. Inaugurated in 1940, it can now host 61,000 supporters.

As you can imagine, most of them have mobile phones, which can cause the type of connection overload we witnessed during the Olympic Games in London this summer. At the time, Olympics officials had to ask Londoners to “take it easy” tweeting and texting.

To prevent a similar problem from happening, Fibertel will install 60 antennas all across the stadium. According to the club, this will be a first in Latin America.

Ultimately, Boca Junior’s ambition is to create a more social experience around its game, as the audience will now be able to post comments and pictures on social networks in real time.

Source: The next web

Twitter Header Design – Have you changed your Profile yet?

Twitter announced a new look for profile pages on NBC’s Today Tuesday and many users have already begun the process of updating their profiles. With the new profile pages, Twitter users can now add header images similar to those featured on Facebook and Google+ profiles. What’s more, your avatar is now featured front and center in that image, rather than in the top corner of the page.

Dont worry, i changed mine already and the Header looks like below …see my profile for a full “How it looks” –https://twitter.com/flukkytom

So How do you Change yours? Its all in Twitter Sphere. First, take a look at your new Twitter Profile page. No, not your homepage, the page that’s called “Me” on Twitter’s website.

  1. Go to your twitter settings page or click https://twitter.com/settings/design
  2. Click on the “Design” on the left Menu Bar
  3. Scroll down to the “Customize your own” Section and you will see the change header
  4. Voila…Select you image and save and there you go … your new twitter seat is here

Nice han ….yeah, i know…

 

 

First, take a look at your new Twitter Profile page. No, not your homepage, the page that’s called “Me” on Twitter’s website and on your favorite mobile app. You can make the change through Twitter’s website (via https://twitter.com/settings/design)

After Instagram, Its now Swaylo for Facebook TakeOver

Facebook just made what appears to be another “acqui-hire,” with the purchase of Threadsy, a TechCrunch Disrupt startup that went on to make a marketing tool called Swaylo. The terms were undisclosed.

What’s interesting about the deal is that the startup’s paid product SwayloPro will continue to run as a separate company for its current investors. Threadsy was backed by August Capital and Maveron Capital. There have been a few other cases in the past where Facebook has approached a team for talent, and only part of a company wanted to join (or alternately, only part of a company passed Facebook’s rigorous hiring process). When Facebook did a partial acquisition of Zenbe back in 2010, it took three employees.

Threadsy started out as a way for people to see all of their social feeds and communication from different networks like Facebook and Twitter in one place. But they then changed toward a paid service that helped brands see which influencers they needed to establish relationships with to find new customers on social networks.

Source:

On Swaylo’s Blog, It is written

Swaylo offers you the opportunity to see what kind and how much attention you’re getting for the things you post, share, and like on social media networks. Through an analysis of your social graph, Swaylo reflects your Sway – the impact your online activities have in your social circle and across the social graph.

Today we’re announcing that Threadsy will be acquired by Facebook. Threadsy is the company that operates Swaylo.com, provides people with their Sway score, and helps businesses, organizations and brands connect with their social influencers. ….

http://blog.swaylo.com/?static=true

Cloud Computing now a Dictionary Word

Merriam-Webster has updated its collegiate dictionary, and entries like ‘sexting’ and ‘man cave’ have been added. While many of the added words are on lifestyle and social, Tech got one with Cloud Computing also being added as a dico word. I guess its official, Cloud Computing is in our everyday lives.

cloud computing n. (2006): the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet.

There were a bunch of different names for this: grid computing and utility computing are two earlier ones we have for this phenomenon. In our earliest citation for this, from an announcement about Amazon’s cloud computing service, it’s called “emergent utility computing space.” “Cloud computing” really captured the imagination and became the common name before the technology was even all that common. It’s very whimsical and playful.

Now you can finally Edit your Facebook Comments

Before, Facebook only gave you a few seconds to make an edit, which resulted in moments of panic before you either had to delete a comment or just live with it. On Thursday night, that all changed when Facebook decided to let users edit comments.

We’ve all typed things on Facebook that we regret. Over-the-top angry responses to shared political articles. Weirdly inappropriate comments under a friend’s photo. Typo-ridden exclamations under a big announcement.

Some people have had access to this feature in small batches, but report that they had only 30 seconds to make an edit. You can go back and edit your comments any time, even all of your historic comments on existing status messages and the like. That’s pretty awesome.

In addition, Facebook will be showing the edit history for a comment, so that everyone else that comes along can have the full context of the conversation.

This feature is particularly important because a lot of publications have started using Facebook’s commenting system, and it’s a feature that most other commenting systems already have.

 The Next Web

YouTube and PinInterest Collabo: Whats Youtube Pinning?

YouTube is getting in on the Pinterestaction — by launching an account of its own, the online video company announced Thursday.

Videos will be posted to one of several Pinterest YouTube boards themed around topics including crafts, lifestyle tips, beauty, food and fitness.

YouTube says it will also have numerous additional boards categorizing the videos it posts.

In Thursday’s post on YouTube’s blog, the company points out that it already has accounts on other major social networking sites including Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
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The Outernet is still Out there if you ever get tired of D Internet

I read this post from Richard Darell and cannot but want to write about it or not want to share it. If you have been using the Internet since it became popular sometime during the late ’80s or the beginning of the ’90s, you know that it has changed significantly since then. Our entire society revolves around it now, and seemingly every technology company is putting some effort into converting their products into online gadgets. It doesn’t matter if it is a toaster or the latest smartphone, they are all being modified with each model, and it won’t be long before you can’t even buy a gadget or appliance without having to plug it into the Internet. The Internet has become so popular that we now spend more time online than we spend outside in the real world. That means that we’re actually online even when we’re outside.
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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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