Special Symbols (Wingdings) for Social Media Branding (Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus)

When I click through the email notifications of my recent Twitter followers, I can’t help noticing one trend: people have widely started using special symbols – Wingdings – to grab viewer’s instant attention. Wingdings are a series of dingbat fonts which render letters as a variety of symbols. That being said, a “winding” is a…

The Evolution of Three Home Pages: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

I haven’t watched MySpace or Digg evolve, however I can proudly say that I’ve witnessed the three other giants develop: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – and moreover, I’ve been an early adopter. It’s fun to look back one day and remember how it has started and unfolded. It’s impossible to remember and describe everything that…

How Blocking Users on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus Works

I am sure you have noticed that you have an option to block anyone on your favorite social media network. Have you been wondering how blocking actually works? Have you ever wanted to know what the person you blocked sees on your profile? Which of your information can he still access? I’ve been wondering about…

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Everything About Passwords – a Guide to Managing Online Personas

There is one cool joke that the worst nightmare of a web hacker is that he suddenly forgets all his passwords. Password fatigue (or password chaos or identity chaos) is the feeling experienced by many people who are required to remember and manage a lot of passwords. And how many passwords do you need to…

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How (and Why) to Maintain Several Online Identities

Ok, before you start calling me a spammer or anything like that, I’ll say there may be totally legit reasons why you would want to keep several online identities, for example: You may want to separate business life from your personal life (really having your husband/wife and your clients on same Facebook account may be…