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Twitter Went Out Of Action In The Very Beginning Of The Year

2011 has already gone and it is 2012 in going on with all its charms in the air. People are busy wishing each other in this happy beginning of the year. But unfortunately in the beginning of the year popular social networking site Twitter went out of action for a whole hour in Britain. The officials of Twitter have cited that Twitter was overloaded with New Year wish messages.

UNThink wants to challenge Facebook

New comer Unthink thinks that they can overthrow the social networking giant Facebook’s out of the social media realm.

The new social network comes from the creative mind of the mother’s concern over the online activities of his son. Unlike Facebook, Unthink preaches empowerment. Whenever first visited the site, they encouraged people in taking control of their online destinies.

The new website says they are not another social network. They are a Social Revolution.

This sounds a lot similar to a social media version of the Occupy movement. However, the only difference is that, as a replacement to wanting to shake up banking and successful business, this site wishes to shake up the way people share their personal habits in the online world.

Right the only rule of thumb is that an app or a service is free, The only product is the user itself. Web shopping, listening and reading habits means big money to advertisers and marketers. That is where Facebook, Twitter and Google+ mostly get their revenue and massive stock assessments.

Funded with a modest $2.5 million (US) establish loan, Florida-based Unthink gives its users the choice of signing up for free, then they chooses a brand with which they would like to have a relationship — the process known as iEndorse.

If users want in remaining brand-free, the site rate is $2 (US) a year for its services.

The design of the site is clean and efficient. Where Facebook’s main colour is blue, Unthink uses a soothing green.

Unthink lets users in keeping four unconnected information streams — public, social, lifestyle and business — to sort out contacts and shared information. In this respect, Unthink is comparable to circles on Google+.

Unthink founder and CEO Natasha Dedis says that any similarity to other sites is just pure coincidence.

She became conscious of Facebook because of her then-12-year-old son, who wanted in joining the world biggest social network since his friends are already in there. Whatever she does, she can not convince the boy of not joining Facebook. However, he used his son and friends so that he could make her personal, social network that would cater to their needs.

Dedis is the one how inherited the family business that concerns’ dry-cleaning business. Before starting her own social network, she claims that she is not familiar with the tech industry. She would often find some problems with Facebook. Most of the problems come with the way it dominates communication.


Yammer- Popular among students

Though the enterprise social networking company Yammer is not as popular as Facebook and Twitter, it is hard to ignore among graduate students. Yammer has more than 3 million users, which includes employees at more than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and is accounting to  $57 million in financing.

According to CEO David Sacks, 1,692 of the more than 100,000 organizations that use Yammer are in the educational industry. Sacks assess the overwhelming majority of this educational group belongs to colleges and universities since organizations form Yammer networks in common E-mail domains and high schools hardly ever issue E-mail addresses to students.

Since it got founded in 2008, Yammer has been immovable that its networks stay closed. Only those people with an osu.edu E-mail address can open the  Ohio State University network, for example, similar to how Facebook functioned before it makes its registration available to the general public.

Not only did Yammer differentiate itself from Facebook, but its internal and common nature has helped transform classroom education, according to Todd Watkins, assistant dean for dental education and informatics at East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine.

Watkins think that Yammer is exceptional since it lets in expanding problem-based learning (PBL) opportunities, where students look up responses to queries and share information with the group, instead of  learning through lectures. It is what he calls the “brass ring” for educating problem-solving skills to health professionals.

However, swapping the efficient faculty-student ratio of an instruction for a curriculum, requiring students in answering hoards of questions is difficult to scale, which is where Yammer comes in. East Carolina dental professors use the tool in grading students’ posts and broadcast items for students to look up throughout class.

As experiential through a provisional account, which Watkins set up for U.S. News, East Carolina students, professors, and administrators exchanged more than 100 Yammer messages an hour. Students multi-tasked by taking part in a classroom debate with their peers and professor, who were in the room, and Yammering with professors and deans, who were not in the lecture but yet able to join in and have a conversation with the students remotely.

Susan Gautsch, director of E-learning at Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, say a “trickle up strategy”–in which she persuaded students in joining Yammer, and then faculty members compelled in joining, so that they could have more than 2,000 Pepperdine users on Yammer, wherein they can exchange from 100 to 200 daily messages every day.

Sony Comes Up With The KDL-NX720 Series

The 3D technology is of two types namely the active 3D technology and the passive 3D technology. Sony is one of the pioneers of 3D with the active technology. Its latest introduction to the television market, the Sony KDL-NX720 also possesses the active 3D technology. But the 3D quality may not be the most impressive. Apart from that some of the other features like the edge-lit LED backlight with local dimming and a superb design certainly make the Sony KDL-NX720 one of the TVs to look out for. The KDL-NX720 series consists of three TVs with different display sizes. There is the KDL-46NX720 with a 46 inches display, the KDL-55NX720 with 55 inches display and the KDL-60NX720 has 60 inches of display. Though 55NX720 is being mostly talked about here but it is to be remembered that the other TVs in the series have similar specifications with a major difference in only the screen size.

LG Has Produced One Of The Bests Of The Year

The LG Infinia 47LW5600 is a TV with the passive 3D technology. But other than that the TV shines in some of the most important areas like the pictures in 2D and some other nice facilities. The LW5600 consists of two TVs. The one with the 55 inches display is called 55LW5600 and the other one with 47 inches is called the 47LW5600. This review will feature the 47 inches one. However the change in the display size may not cause much difference since both the TVs have the same features. The 47LW5600 possesses the passive 3D technology. This technology makes the TV cheaper in the first place with the cheaper 3D glasses. The 3D quality is good in case of this TV. The edge lit LED backlight with local dimming is one of the best features that are ever seen. There is a LG Wireless Media Box which helps a person to attach the HDMI.