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Facebook’s New Comment System: All You Wanted to Know

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Were you gearing up for the upcoming Facebook page updates for 10th March? Well, hang on for a bit as there is more surprise in store for you before that happens. The latest comes in the form of Facebook’s newly launched comments plug-in, a powerful system that is bound to re-define how users comment on Blogs and other social media sites. How and where do you install Facebook plug-in?

Entrepreneurship Knows No Age Boundaries

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The Restaurant - Tea & You. Exhausted with the day’s work routine, we wanted to sign off the night on a good note by having a nice & quite dinner. Since we were too tired and had an early morning flight to Delhi, we were really not in a mood to travel the distance in Bangalore. With all that in our mind, we started hunting for the nearby restaurants in HSR Layout, Bangalore on zomato.com.

Facebook Upgrades Fan Pages

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Today’s morning brings a new surprise to all of us as Facebook has upgraded some of the features in Fan Pages. The changes as Facebook says are aimed to managing communication, improving expression and increasing engagement. The changes are in terms of visual and navigation appearance for fans as well page administrators. Tabs Shift to Left Navigation. Profile Pictures of Page Administrators.

Facebook’s New Comment System: All You Wanted to Know

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Were you gearing up for the upcoming Facebook page updates for 10th March? Well, hang on for a bit as there is more surprise in store for you before that happens. The latest comes in the form of Facebook’s newly launched comments plug-in, a powerful system that is bound to re-define how users comment on Blogs and other social media sites. How and where do you install Facebook plug-in?

A World Gone Social

Learn how companies must adapt to survive.

Entrepreneurship Knows No Age Boundaries

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The Restaurant - Tea & You. Exhausted with the day’s work routine, we wanted to sign off the night on a good note by having a nice & quite dinner. Since we were too tired and had an early morning flight to Delhi, we were really not in a mood to travel the distance in Bangalore. With all that in our mind, we started hunting for the nearby restaurants in HSR Layout, Bangalore on zomato.com.

10 Reasons to Work for a Startup [#whyworkforstartup]

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Like any typical evening, we’re busy working on our office desks. Suddenly @santoshpanda sparked of a bright initiative that led to exchange of some interesting thoughts. The channel was ‘Twitter’ and to participate you had to answer the reasons for working in a startup. The hashtag was rightly so #whyworkforstartup. Want to discover other tweets? Missed the conversation?

Our Sweet Little Baby Turns One!!

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Flashback to Shopprix Mall, Noida Sector-61 during the early months of 2010. We were sitting in a coffee shop with a single point agenda: Hire our first ever employee or more appropriately the third guy in the team. Only god knows, how did we handle situations like those and rose up to the expectations of our potential team-members. If you ask, why there are two separate organizations?

Our Sweet Little Baby Turns One!!

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Flashback to Shopprix Mall, Noida Sector-61 during the early months of 2010. We were sitting in a coffee shop with a single point agenda: Hire our first ever employee or more appropriately the third guy in the team. Only god knows, how did we handle situations like those and rose up to the expectations of our potential team-members. If you ask, why there are two separate organizations?

Drive Toward Social Intelligence Maturity

Propelling your organization to new levels of social intelligence skill and application is essential for maximizing the value of your listening and monitoring efforts.

Psychology of Social Networking

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Sarah Wenger has shared this interesting infographic with me an email. The graphic has been created by Psychologydegree.net. and talks about the big-impact Facebook has been making in our lives. Take a look at it… Filed under: Social media Tagged: Facebook , Social network , socialmedia. Social media Facebook Social network socialmedia

Customer Service: The Cultural & Geographical Differences b/w India & Western World

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This post isn’t meant to criticize our culture or our organizations. Neither is it meant to be a rant which is the outcome of frustration while dealing with a service provider! It is a reflection of an observation which explains the behavioral patterns of organizations in India when coordinating with their customers! The underlying goal was to serve our customers better than ever before.

Thoughts on Poken & Off-line Social Networking

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Remember the Casio digital diaries which were a digi-fashion statement way back in the 90s? brilliant concept that enabled you to store the details of all your contacts including their names, phone-numbers and what not. However, gradually as time passed by, the concept and the device started fading away. The underlying concept. My thoughts. pretty cost effective way of checking your emails.

Bacha Party Wishes You a Happy 2011

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Today is the first day of a new year, first day of a new decade and marks the beginning of a new initiative. It is called “Bacha Party&#. Bacha Party is a little initiative to start a social media movement for driving the eventual goal of organizing small parties for the street kids of India. Parties? How to Join Bachaparty? Bachaparty looks forward to meeting you in 2011.

Social Media Marketing GPS

SMGPS will tell you the why & how to use social media for marketing, 1 tweet at a time. You'll learn essentials in digestible little spoonfuls.

2013 Social Media Bloopers

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They say that mistakes are bound to happen and they can happen to the best of us. But the most important lesson is to learn and improve from them. So, as we say hello to 2014, let us look at which brands make it to the list of 2013 Social Media Bloopers. Filed under: Social media , social media india Tagged: bloopers , Social media , socialmedia. Social media social media india bloopers socialmedia

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Customer Service: The Cultural & Geographical Differences b/w India & Western World

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This post isn’t meant to criticize our culture or our organizations. Neither is it meant to be a rant which is the outcome of frustration while dealing with a service provider! It is a reflection of an observation which explains the behavioral patterns of organizations in India when coordinating with their customers! The underlying goal was to serve our customers better than ever before.

3 Ways to Analyze Facebook Fan Page Traffic «

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NOTE: I had recently scribbled my thoughts on Facebook Insights for India's growing B2B marketing community www.paulwriter.com. Here is the version that is live on the website. If your brand has a website, you would definitely want to

The New Wall Street-Indian CIOs’ Success with Social Media Marketing

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I was recently quoted in the CIO magazine’s article titled: The New Wall Street-Indian CIOs’ Success with Social Media Marketing. Excerpts from the news-story. According to Daksh Sharma, director and co-founder of Iffort, a web-strategy and digital marketing consulting firm, “There are conversations happening about your brand whether you like it or not. You can use social media channels to churn out data, discover trends and align these with your business strategy. But first you need to clear out the noise.”. To read the news story please visit here.

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The Smart Marketer's Guide to Social Media Management

Engaging in social media isn't an option anymore. So if you're going to do it, you want to do it well.

Facebook vs Twitter (A Comparison)

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With over 40000 tweets per minute and new-user registration growth rate of 1500%, you would expect Twitter to give a close fight to the social networking giant Facebook. I was just testing uberVU, a paid social media analytics service

Smartphone Sales in India Q3 2011

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Monday’s Economic Times brings an interesting piece of statistic in its news story Nokia Bets on Lumia Regain Market Share. The graphic in the story talks about the market share of different players in the Indian smartphone landscape and how things have changed from Q3 of 2010 to Q3 of 2011. Since the data is latest and from a credible source, I thought of sharing the info with you all.

Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study

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We recently did a study to understand how the businesses in India are using twitter. For this study we profiled 66 companies from '9? verticals and analysed them on different quantitative & qualitative parameters like no. of tweets

Startup Life: Diary of a First Generation Entrepreneur

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Oh shit.' came the voice from the other room. In a whisker, I stood up and went to the working area in the cabin outside only to find out that the predictable had happened. The '2? desktop computers had re-booted again

Master The Next Wave Of Social

As social media adoption becomes more and more mainstream, marketing leaders race to keep up - creating blogs, communities, and Facebook pages, all too often without a clear road map in mind.

Smartphone Sales in India Q3 2011

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Monday’s Economic Times brings an interesting piece of statistic in its news story Nokia Bets on Lumia Regain Market Share. The graphic in the story talks about the market share of different players in the Indian smartphone landscape and how things have changed from Q3 of 2010 to Q3 of 2011. Certainly worth a look with the fortunes of likes of Nokia, Samsung and RIM swinging in opposite directions. Since the data is latest and from a credible source, I thought of sharing the info with you all. Filed under: News Tagged: nokia , rim , samsung , Smartphones.

Work with Us at Iffort

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Hi Everyone! For those of you are interested to work with Iffort , we’ve prepared a short presentation. Hope you would like it. If you think you’ve a creative appetite to do some unconventional stuff & want to join our team send us an email at jobs@iffort.com. Filed under: Iffort Tagged: culture , Hiring , Iffort , Jobs , working. Iffort culture Hiring Jobs working

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Work with Us at Iffort

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Hi Everyone! For those of you are interested to work with Iffort , we’ve prepared a short presentation. Hope you would like it. If you think you’ve a creative appetite to do some unconventional stuff & want to join our team send us an email at jobs@iffort.com. Filed under: Iffort Tagged: culture , Hiring , Iffort , Jobs , working. Iffort culture Hiring Jobs working

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Dear Airtel: It is about Customers & Conversations

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It was one of those evenings, when we were not in a mood to work. The day had already gone by and the office was half-empty. Thinking what to do, we thought of decorating our office with some quotes. Quotations which were inspirational

Maximizing LinkedIn for Business

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence with this informative eBook.

Facebook & India

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This is a statistical post, which collates data from various blog-posts, press-releases and news sites. The objective is to analyze the usage trends for one of the biggest sites on the Internet – Facebook and world's second most

Basics of Planning a Digital Marketing Campaign

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I was recently asked by the ‘Small Enterprise’ magazine to contribute the ‘Digital Marketing’ special edition. contributed this piece on the ‘Basics of Planning a Digital Marketing Campaign’ Filed under: Media Tagged: Digital media , Media , Social media. Media Digital media Social media

Moving One Step Closer to Dream

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Dear Friends & Well-wishers, It has been a long time since we've been conversing through the medium of this blogging platform. During all these years, I have developed specific interest in the social platforms and how they can be used

Social Media Marketing For Health Insurance Industry

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Health Insurance marketing has always been perceived as a challenging subject. The key players in the health insurance industry have been dealing with prominent issues such as consumer trust and category education. At Iffort , we have created a presentation which covers 5 Must Do’s for Health Insurance Players on social media to ensure trust, seek attention and create impact! Filed under: Social media Tagged: health insurance , health insurance marketing , presentation , Social media. Social media health insurance health insurance marketing presentation

Want to Work at Iffort?

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Hi Guys! I’m back for a short post after a long hiatus At Iffort , we’re currently hiring a passionate intern for a position in Social Media. We’ve created a small video to share how does it feel to work at Iffort. Please do share this with friends in your network. If you want to work with us write at jobs@iffort.com. We’re waiting. Iffort Jobs internship working

Recruiting Lessons from Google

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How does Google manage to be different everytime Their recruitment advertisement in today's Times of India Ascent is another example that ! The world's no.1 search-engine company has positioned itself as a startup in this

Condolence

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Last week saw an all-time low. I am still recovering from the shock, but have finally gathered some courage to tell ya about the sad demise of my dear friend Rana who passed away last week in a road accident. Rana and I shared fantastic

A Study on How Business Entities in India are Using Facebook

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Over the last few weeks/months our team had been working on a pilot study to understand the applications of Facebook pages by Indian businesses. Primarily these are entities which have a degree of recognition and have consumption in various forms. We reviewed the Facebook fan pages of ’25′ select brands from ’7′ different industry verticals for over a one month period.

News: Our Facebook Research Featured in Hindustan Times

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NOTE: Cross-posted from Iffort’s Blog. Hindustan Times has published a story today which features our recent research on Facebook fan pages in India. The newspaper cites our research in the article titled, “Traffic cops get Facebook facelift”. Quotes from the story: A study conducted by Iffort, an India-based strategy and social media consulting firm, which was released on Wednesday, declared Delhi Traffic Police and MTV India as the most active and popular brands respectively. Iffort recently conducted a similar study on brands, using  Twitter, another popular social networking site.