Now closing on its second month, the Google+ social networking platform has seen rapid growth — and lots of attention — in its short lifetime. But new research indicates that the lion’s share of Google+ users do not actually pitch in on the site very often, if at all.

Here are some interesting tidbits from data compiled by Bime Analytics, which polled a voluntary sample of more than 10 million Google+ users

  • Students are taking over. As of mid-August, the dominant occupation for Google+ users was “student.” That’s a big shift from the month prior, when the dominant occupation was “engineer.”
  • It’s still a man’s world. The percentage of female users was 30 percent, a slight increase from the month prior when women made up 28 percent of Google+’s user base.
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C++ is an old language, but still very popular and relevant, especially while creating performance-intensive applications. It hasn’t remained unchanged since its inception, the language has been standardized and updated, but the most significant update to come yet has been in development under the name C++0x for quite a while.

C++0x was intended to be finalized before 2010, with the x standing for the year in 2000 in which it is released, however, this is 2011 and the final standard that emerges from C++0x will ths rightfully be called C++11.

ISO has just declared “unanimous approval” for the new standard, and it is likely to be published soon as “ISO/IEC 14882:2011(E) Programming Languages — C++, Third Edition”.

The new standard aims to evolve the language while making things such as multithreading simpler. It even has a provision for garbage collection; but that is dependent on the specific implementation of the standard, and it not enforced by the standard.

For those who are familiar with C++, a list of changes and improvements compared to the previous version can be found on its Wikipedia page. For those looking for a more practical look at C++0x, the popular free open source GNU Compiler Collection has been implementing C++0x features while the standard was being developed. You can see what all it supports here.

1) Google’s reputation on social network
We are talking about Google’s reputation o0ver social network,as we could easily remember the history with Google’s previous attempts for social product.Google has tried so many social products but could you remember one which are still hot listed this days like Facebook or twitter.We can compare with many more social network but I think comparing with Facebook and twitter is enough here.
Some of us will try to remembering us about YouTube,but my dear friend we can say YouTube was not a product of Google.When Google brought this social network which mainly deliver videos products was enough hot item for social market.You can say Google has just trying to maintain YouTube’s brand reputation.
2) Google reputation for privacy
Once again we are talking about Google reputation over privacy of social network they launched.When Google launch Google Buzz,it was hot cake for social user but due to Google’s unique privacy policy people return their hands from it.I can remember what the craze was when Google launch Google Buzz but with the time it all lost.This mainly because of Google’s own privacy policy.
In similar fashion Google plus will deliver dead letter private profile on 31st July.I don’t know why but people wants private profile too.Though its most debatable issue.
3) twitter alternatives
Twitter are growing rapidly,we can see twitter has some new changes this year in their policy and tactics.So this could create huge threat to Google plus.They are integrated into hugely popular iOS,so people can’t leave them or save some time to have more time with Google Plus.I know they will simultaneously use Facebook and Google plus but it just because nothing to loose by using any other product.

4) Big threat from Facebook
This days Facebook are much more good alternative to anything else.They also has private profile options,so the user who want this will not move to Google plus.

5) Google’s own success as search engine

People won’t think Google except a search engine.We know Google means anything to search on Google.This past success always create obstacles for user,when they heard about any product from Google.Though this is very much prediction over people’s mind but it might create a threat to Google plus.
On the other hand Google has some strong competitor for this section.Bing is now rapidly growing into its search field.So Google has to think about this too.

6) No re-tweets and Like button
Like twitter and Facebook Google plus doesn’t has any re-tweet and Like button.Now a days this two buttons are hot thing for social users.Through re-tweet button someone can easily re-share any content and again through like button you can leave your faith to any content.According to Google new algorithm updates,Google has decided own to give importance to re-tweeting and liking content.
Though through Google plus you can share any content to global if its already shared by a circle.

7) Total complex theorem through-out Google plus
One can easily say Google plus nothing but a complex algorithm like Google has with its previous products.Implementing Google plus is quite hard in one word.One has to complete various things before result comes in.

This article was originally published in CNN website… I extracted some of the important news here in my blog.

(CNN) — He wears only khadi, a simple garb of homespun cotton, and lives in a small room off a temple in a remote, drought-prone western Indian village. A veteran of the 1965 India-Pakistan war, he retired from the Indian army and took vows of chastity and public service.

According to public statements in June, the septuagenarian bachelor has $1,500 in his bank account.

“We are tired of the problem of corruption, but he is saying: There is another way,” said Usheer Mohan, a New Delhi business owner who took to the streets to protest Hazare’s arrest this week ahead of a planned anti-corruption demonstration.

“He gives hope for all Indians. There is a feeling he can take us out of these problems. People have started considering him another Gandhi.”

Hazare has been a vocal opponent against corruption for two decades, but only in recent months has he catapulted onto the national stage as the people’s voice against endemic corruption that plagues one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

“If you keep track of Indian news, you know how truly widespread and national this is – it is in every nook and corner of this country today,” Kiran Bedi, a Hazare aide, told CNN.

“One and all have either seen bribes or experienced bribes or suffered from a bribe, so it’s both at bottom and the top, and it’s truly united this country in a wave against corruption.”

Bedi, a former senior police official, is like Hazare himself a Magsaysay Award winner — one of Asia’s biggest accolades for public service leadership. Other activists involved in his anti-corruption crusade — which the Indian media dubs “Team Anna” — have fought for “right to information” laws to make India’s notoriously labyrinthine bureaucracy more transparent.

Kisan Baburao Hazare — known to his admirers as “Anna” or elder brother in his native Marathi — is a former soldier who, after watching compatriots die fighting in the 1965 war with Pakistan, considered suicide until he had a spiritual conversion after reading the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, according to his official biography. Vivekananda, a father of modern Hindu philosophy, emphasized the importance of social service in his teachings.

Hazare first garnered attention for helping to turn his village, Ralegan Siddhi, in the western state of Maharashtra into a model for water use and sustainable development –work for which he received two of India’s highest national prizes in the early 1990s.

He also launched a campaign against the distilling and consumption of liquor in the village, which he believed was leading to widespread alcoholism among men. The anti-alcohol drive was controversial: Drunk men were sometimes tied to posts and flogged, but women supported an effort to impose prohibition on the village.

Hazare began to work against corruption in 1991 in a local campaign against the state forestry agency, resulting in his first hunger strike — a tool he has used repeatedly in his public campaigns over the past 20 years.

Hunger strike as a popular weapon of public protest in India “goes back to the days of Mahatma Gandhi,” said Zoya Hasan, professor of political science at Jawaharlal Nehru University. “He employed fasting as a weapon of protest, a weapon of struggle. Since then, because of its association with Gandhi and the iconic status of Gandhi, fasts have been a very popular form of protest.”

Hazare conducted a five-day hunger strike in April which ended after India’s prime minister agreed to introduce long-pending legislation meant to crack down on graft.

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10 things to know about Anna Hazare ‘n Jan Lok Pal Bill.. !

1. Who is Anna Hazare?

An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War

2. What’s so special about him?

He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra

3. So what?

This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills.

In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.

4. Ok,…?

This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.

5. Really, what is he fighting for?

He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.

6. How that can be possible?

He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.

8. It’s an entirely new thing right..?

In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).

7. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?

The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed.

Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the JAN LOKPAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.

8. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?

A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.

9. Is he alone? Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare?

Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more.

Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.

10. Ok, got it. What can I do?

At least we can spread the message. How?

Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics.

At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India.

At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain.

At least we can pray for his good health.

Thanks for reading..

Please Spread This msg As Much As You Can ‘n Tell Others To Do The Same.. !

Mona Sandhu, a lecturer turned costume jewellery designer, set up a jewellery store in her home city of Karnal, Haryana, in 2006. The five-year-old store was doing well, selling about 70 pieces a week, but the limited pool of customers was stifling for the ambitious businesswoman.

On a whim, Sandhu set up a profile on Facebook at the end of last year with photographs of some of her products. To her surprise, she bagged an order the same day from a customer in California. Ten months on, Sandhu, whose social media page has been liked by 17000 visitors, is busy planning exhibitions in the US and UK.

As business on social media gains rapid acceptance, small-town entrepreneurs are securing customers from across the world. Sandhu gets over 100 orders a week mostly from customers in the US, Canada and the UK. On an average, individual customers order 5-10 pieces at a time, while a wholesale order starts at 40. “I have international recognition which has helped increase sales by 20 times since the launch of the page,” says Sandhu for whom the Facebook page is the sole link with her customers.

For scores of entrepreneurs like Sandhu living in non-metros and towns with tight marketing budgets and no experience of running a commercial enterprise, Facebook has emerged as a significant marketing and sales tool. In fact, many of them are using their Facebook page as a substitute for a proprietary website. It costs nothing to set up a page, profile or group and it provides space for displaying photographs to boot.


LG Optimus 3D Review

Posted: August 15, 2011 in Tech Info

The world’s first, and the most anticipated, glass-less 3D phone hits Indian stores by the end of this month.

Some manufacturers-most notably Nintendo with its 3DS gaming console have done away with glasses by using ‘auto stereoscopic screens’ which give you the impression of action happening on and in front of the display, although this works only from a specific viewing angle. But even this has met with limited success. India’s first 3D phone-the Spice M-67 3D-for instance, generated more interest than actual sales.

So, it was with a fair amount of curiosity that I approached the LG Optimus 3D, the world’s first glass-less 3D smartphone that was announced with much fanfare at CES this year and which is expected to launch in the country by the end of this month.

Smart phone, 3D entertainer
Straight off, and no two ways about it: The Optimus 3D is bulky. It is 12mm thick and tips the scales at 160-odd gms; a far-cry from the sub-10 mm smartphones of today. However, what marks it out as special is its display. It boasts a 4.3-inch , 800×480 auto stereoscopic screen – the biggest and the highest-resolution display I have seen in a handheld 3D gadget.

As far as specs are concerned, the device packs in a 1GHz dual core processor, 512MB of dual channel RAM, HDMI connectivity, and two 5 megapixel cameras. I was, however, surprised to see it running Froyo (Android 2.2) rather than Gingerbread (Android 2.3) – shades of the Optimus 2X, in which the latest hardware rubbed shoulders with a relatively dated OS. Surely, such a powerful device would have been better served by Gingerbread.

In terms of appearance, the Optimus 3D seems like a regular (if chunky) Android phone. The touchscreen dominates the front with four touch keys beneath it, but its main selling point is its 3D prowess. Before you ask, no, not everything on the phone is in 3D – you can view images and videos (there is even a link to view 3D videos uploaded on YouTube) and play games in 3D, and also add a third dimension to routine 2D images and videos by hitting the 3D button (which is on the side of the phone). You can even create 3D content – the Optimus 3D’s dual cameras let you take images and videos, which you can view on its display or on a 3D TV, if you have one.

The camera threw up ordinary results in videos, where there was a fair deal of blurring, but was awesome for still images, especially for landscapes – you could almost see the clouds floating in front of the display. Interestingly, the camera works better in 3D mode than in 2D.

But where the device’s 3D really shone was in gaming. LG has done well by including four very high-profile titles on the handset – NOVA, Asphalt 6, Let’s Golf 2 and Gulliver’s Travels. My own favourite was NOVA, a first person shooter where I could actually feel the gun in front of me. The large display, very responsive touchscreen and the uber-fast processor made gaming buttery smooth. The 3D experience itself was not as good as with glasses in a cinema hall or in front of a 3D TV – you do not get the kind of depth, colour and “real 3D” feel as with glasses – but truth be told, I found this more convenient, simply because I could use it anywhere – in public transport, outdoors; and without any glasses.

Ability to view as well as create 3D content, zippy performance as can be expected from an Android smartphone, excellent hardware

Older Android OS, bulky and not the prettiest phone around, definitely on the expensive side, 3D usage drains battery heavily

via TimesofIndia.

“Make a billion, lose a billion.”

This was the wry comment of a boyhood friend, a Wall Street hedge fund manager, shortly after the 2008 financial collapse. I thought he was joking.

Yet after learning that the top 25 hedge fund managers in the U.S. last year enjoyed an average take home pay of $880 million (U.S.), I realized it was no joke. (And their 15 per cent tax rate loophole continues.)

As markets bounce like superballs in light of the United States’ loss of its triple-A credit rating in the eyes of Standard and Poor’s, and speculation grows that France, the second-largest economy in the Euro-zone, may suffer a similar credit rating downgrade as their banks deal with the financial firestorms of Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Italy and Spain, fears of a second global financial meltdown have whipsawed the financial world.

To quote former Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, it seems like “déjà vu all over again” in the global economic scene.

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New iPhone 5 images

Posted: August 11, 2011 in Tech Info

Looks like we have a difficult time a head of us…!

Hiring activity in the Indian IT sector, one of the biggest employers in the country, could fall by about one-fourth due to thedowngrade of the USA’s credit rating and the deepening economic crisis, experts said.

It might take at least 5-6 months for the recruitment activities of the IT sector to gain momentum, they said.

“We are expecting overall almost 26 per cent dip in recruitment in IT industries from first quarter of FY’12. It’ll take at least 5-6 months to get momentum in hiring in IT industries,” Founder and CEO Rajesh Kumar said.

“Due to the economic crisis in the US, the Indian IT job market is also going to be affected badly. The major reason behind this is cost-cutting in Indian companies’ US division. In the near future, Indian IT companies having offices in the US are going to face a surplus in their existing manpower strength,” he added.

Echoing a similar view, Info Edge (India) Group President (Finance) and CFO Ambarish Raghuvanshi said, “Recruitment would be lagging in the IT space…”

The US accounts for almost 60 per cent of the revenues of the $60 billion Indian IT industry.

Experts believe that job activity in other industries would be negatively impacted as well.

“Apart from IT, hiring activity in other industries is also going to impacted,” Concord HR Works CEO Sekhar Ghotgalkar said.

The reaction comes after the US lost its ‘AAA’ credit rating for the first time in history, as ratings agency S&P was not convinced with the efforts being made to tackle the country’s debt problems. This resulted in a bloodbath in the Indian markets.

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