by Vishaal S Shah
on Dec 28th, 2009

Ten Commandments for Effective Online Social Networking

Below is a 10-step game plan for social-network involvement that I think will work for you. You don’t have to think of these steps as commandments; rather, they are practical guidelines that will make you a better member of the social-networking communities in which you participate.

1. Pull, Don’t Push

One of the first lessons you will learn very quickly when engaging in social media is that old-school marketing tactics don’t work. Don’t come out of the gate pushing your products or services. New tools require new rules.

For example, don’t respond to new Twitter followers with a “Thanks for following. Visit my website for a free… [insert promotional message].”

Such a response is a dead giveaway that you are new to social media and do not yet understand that it’s a “pull” medium, not a “push” medium. If I want to review your credentials, I’ll read your bio. (You did complete your bio, right?)

2. Win the Right to Be Heard

Social-media engagement is a conversation, and participation in the community is required. In fact, you might say that participation is the fifth P of marketing. (The four Ps are product, price, place, and promotion.)

Your value as a participant is judged by the value you provide to the community as a whole. Be a “glory hog,” and you’ll garner little attention. Share freely, and you will become a respected member.

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by Vishaal S Shah
on Dec 28th, 2009

Are any of these the Web’s next big thing?

Paris, France (CNN) — With more than 2,000 Internet movers and shakers, the LeWeb conference in Paris is an ideal spot for start-up ventures to hoping to attract the investment and attention that will propel them to Twitter or Facebook-style success.

A series of stalls across the venue — a giant arts complex converted from a disused morgue — saw fresh-faced entrepreneurs demonstrating gadgets and applications they insisted will change the way we interface with the Internet.

These might just be the inventions that everyone will be talking about next year or they could simply slip below the radar. Either way, all will face the same question still being leveled at today’s household names — can they make money?

While most insisted they could generate genuine revenue for their start-ups, others were more even-handed about their prospects.

“Will it be successful? No one knows,” Sarel Omer, one of the brains behind “social productivity tool” TicTacDo.com, told CNN. “The important thing is we believe in it.”

There were too many on display at LeWeb to detail them all here, but here’s a handful:
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by Vishaal S Shah
on Dec 28th, 2009

New age Kinetic sculptures!


Who says art is only meant to adorn the walls? Here’s an art form that can add an interesting twist to your living and office spaces and turn even the most boring corners of your home into an eye catching nook.
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by Vishaal S Shah
on Nov 10th, 2009

So, just how safe is India?

The first thing your morning newspaper greets you with is a tainted picture of how India today actually is.

Maoists attacks. Train hijacks & Dacoit loots. Public feud between pilots and air hostesses. Fire mishaps at petroleum depot. Alarming rate of train accidents.

Political vendetta. Family business feuds turning into horrifying tales. Unchecked crime rates that seem to indicate a growing tendency towards lack of remorse.

And a Government that seems to be struggling to save its face amidst all this.

Even as the Government and allies debate and strategize on how to up the country’s security measures in the aftermath of terror attacks and threats, what we need to really first ask ourselves is – how safe is India anymore from within?

Security is no longer a given for citizens. And the critical question facing every individual is, when your environment is not safe, you seek shelter at home, but when your home is not safe then where do you go?…
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Alkem Laboratories is a leader in the formulations segment of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry. The Company was one of the participants this year at CPhI Worldwide Exhibition 2009 held in Madrid, Spain and wanted a corporate brochure that would showcase their strengths and capabilities at this international forum. Continue Reading »

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Armaco is an engineering Company with over two decades of leadership, providing integrated services for Chemical Plants, right from design & audit to procurement, construction & project management.
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You’ve decided to launch a blog for your business and you’re busy laying the groundwork. You’ve selected a name for it, and you know what you want to blog about and who your bloggers will be.

But do you have the right elements and information on your blog? What information should be on your blog? When visitors arrive at your blog, what information are they looking for?

This article will walk you through what should be on your blog and what information your visitors want to see.

Before we look at the elements that your blog should have, for the purpose of this article let’s assume two rules:

Every visitor to your blog is arriving there for the first time.
You will have a maximum of five seconds to make the following information available to them: who you are, what you do, and your contact information.
With those two rules in mind, let’s consider the four elements that your blog should have.
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by Vishaal S Shah
on Nov 10th, 2009

Multilingual web address system approved

SEOUL (AFP) – A global regulatory body Friday approved a new multilingual address system which it said would open up the Internet to millions more people worldwide.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced an end to the exclusive use of Latin characters for website addresses.

In future it will be possible to write an entire website address in any of the world’s language scripts.

With the introduction of “internationalised” domain names (IDNs), scripts such as Chinese, Korean or Arabic will eventually be usable in the last part of an address name — the part after the dot, as in .com and .org.

At present, technological restrictions mean all domain names end in letters from the Latin alphabet.
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by Vishaal S Shah
on Nov 10th, 2009

Change can be fun!

How often we crib about people not changing. How often we wish things would be different. But how often do we actually do something to make that change possible?

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by Vishaal S Shah
on Oct 14th, 2009

Nature strikes back!

It was long overdue. The way we have been mistreating our planet it was only a matter of time before nature would unleash her fury. The repercussions of our own irresponsibility in nurturing and protecting the world we live in, is

now manifesting in the form of unforeseen rain havocs and devastating floods. The price we have to pay for disturbing nature’s balance.
The impact is heart wrenching. But sadly enough, the figures still continue to grow grossly every year, indicating how indifferent humans still are to disasters happening around them.

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