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Twitter Android app for Tablets

Last week, Twitter released an app that is optimized for Android tablets.

It was available on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1-2014 Edition, while the app wasn’t available on other Android tablets.

Since October 15, Twitter for Android Tablets app and widget are available on most Samsung tablets. Download it from Samsung Apps here.


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Facebook conversion

We went through Facebook Pages, Groups and Profile and  Their Differences earlier. This blog post is to know more about the Facebook Conversions and merging of these popular facebook features

At different points in time, we might have been looking to convert the features of Facebook from one form to another. Facebook profile to a page, a group to a page, or a page to a group, etc. There are multiple reasons to do that.

One such example is being unaware of the difference between the features, Starting a page for a community/group and later realise that a Facebook group should have been started rather than a page.

The below is to know whether the conversion is possible and how to do it(All the responses given here are based on Facebook Help Center and Community:

Converting Facebook profile/account into a Page

Yes, check this Facebook Help link to know "How to convert personal account to a Facebook Page."

Converting Facebook profile into a Group

It is not possible to convert a Facebook account to a group. Rather you can create a group and add all your friends to the group.

Converting Facebook Page back to a Profile

If you've accidentally converted your personal account to a Facebook Page, you can submit a request for a reversal. Please keep in mind that it's a violation of Facebook's Terms to maintain a personal account for anything other than yourself.

Converting Facebook Fan page into a Group

It is not possible to convert page into a group. You need to create a group and add ask your page followers to join the group.

Converting Facebook Group into a Profile

It is not possible.

Converting Facebook Group into a Page

It is currently not possible to convert Facebook groups into Pages. We recommend that you create a Page and notify your group members about it.

Even though there is no limit to the number of people your group can have, you will not be able to send your group a message if it has more than 250 members. If your group has more than 250 members, notify them by posting in the group.

Instead, create a new Page and notify your group members that you'll be using the Page instead of the group going forward.

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Flickr – the best alternative to Instagram – iMore.com

” Flickr has been long the most popular image sharing site. Do you think Flickr is to gain momentum once again? Or Instagram will come over. Post your thoughts as comments “

The best alternative to Instagram. IPhone / iPad. Following the news of Instagram's new terms of service, many users are deleting their accounts, even after hearing Instagram's side of the story, so the natural question to follow all this drama is "what is the best alternative to Instagram"….Read more


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Facebook Pages, Groups and Profile; Their Differences

Facebook provides different features for people, organizations and brands/businesses to have them connected and engaged with friends, family and other audience/community.

We might get confused and create the wrong entity to represent ourselves on Facebook.

Facebook Pages are for celebrities, businesses, organizations and brands to share their stories and connect/engage with audience created by official representatives.

Facebook Groups are for specific sets of people who have similar interests on an individual entity, be it a brand, business, person, event or anything.

Facebook Profile timeline are for individuals/people for sharing their photos, stories, and experiences to their family, friends and people they wish.

Use of Facebook profiles by business entities and creating a page by a person not related to the entity are against the Facebook Terms and conditions.

To better understand the differences between Facebook Page, Group or Profile, the below tabular representation will be helpful:

 

Page

Group

Profile

For

Brands, Businesses, Celebrities, Organizations, and such entities

People with common interest

Individuals, Non-commercial

Managed by

Profile – Official representative

Profile – any individual

Individual

Who can see Posts/Updates and other information

Public – can be seen by all(except targeted)

Open – available to everyone; Closed – limited access; Secret – Only members

Public; Friends of Friends; Friends only; Only me

Who can post on timeline

Everyone; None; Moderated

Moderated by admin; Anyone; Members only; None

Friends only; Only me

Audience

Anyone can like and join a page

Accepted/added by admin;

Friends; Followers (public updates)

Apps

Available

No

No

Page Insights

Available

No

No

Message

Can send to a page

Need to be sent to administrators

Can send to a profile

Basically, a page need to be created and managed by an official representative; has more options to engage with the audience and monitor the results. A group has lesser controls based on analytics. Profiles are for individuals only.

To know more details about the Facebook pages, groups and profile timelines and their differences, go through the Facebook help center links below:

What is a Facebook Page? – Page Basics

Facebook Groups Help Center

How are Pages different from personal timelines?

To know more about the Facebook Conversions and merging of these popular facebook features, stay with our blog.


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Facebook Claim a business page

A Facebook Page may exist for your business even if you or someone else from your business didn't create it.

Some reasons when a page is created without you creating it:

  • when someone checks into a place that doesn't already have a Page, a new Page gets created to represent the location.
  • When some of your employer tries to add his work details on the Facebook profile when the company page is not available.

You can either report the page or claim it, if it is not administered. To claim it:

  1. From the Page, click the menu.
  2. Select Is this your business?.
  3. Follow the steps that appear on your screen. Add and verify information about your business like the address and website and click Continue.
  4. Next, Facebook will ask you to claim your Page to prevent other people from becoming an admin without your permission. Choose to verify your connection to the business by Email or by uploading Documentation:

    • Email: Choose this option if you have an email address associated with your Facebook account that is officially issued to you by your business. Email addresses from generic providers like Yahoo! or Gmail will not be accepted. The email address should correspond to your business's name (ex: jane.doe@acmeproducts.com).
    • Documentation: Upload a scan or photo of an official document that shows your business's name and address (ex: phone bill, business license, business tax file, articles of incorporation, etc.).
  5. Click Submit.

Most of the above content are from the Facebook Help Center page on How do I claim a Page that already exists for my business?

There has been a common issue that there is no option "Is this your business?" to claim a page.

Clicking on 'Do you know the owner' option can send an email to a person you wish. But there are no options on the email to claim the page either; rather it merely redirects to the same page again with no option to claim the page.

Contacting Facebook regarding this has not helped many businesses and still the issue persists.

Is the Facebook option "Claim a (business) page" glitchy?


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15 years of Googling!

Happy birthday to Google!

Check out their Google Doodle – http://www.google.com/

Here are some of their recent updates to their services:

Comparisons and filters in the Knowledge Graph, Updated version of the Google Search app on iOS with notifications upgrade and unified design on mobile devices. Read about the update 
Fifteen years on—and we’re just getting started
 

A richer hashtag experience in Google Search https://plus.google.com/102280279666307949456/posts/SguigRGSUQE

If you’re not yet using a Google+ profile or page on YouTube, this is more likely the right time – Check out the update - We hear you: Better commenting coming to YouTube

Post your thoughts as comments on these upcoming updates.

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