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Personal social network.. August 19, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 11:55
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Tired of sending messages to your YM groups.. Don’t like facebook or myspace?
A solution was invented for this problem: some good guys from california invented the NING platform.
Ning allows you to create your own social networks and join and participate in other networks. There are different features available that allow you to read news or learn about related events, join groups, read and comment on blog entries, view photos and videos, and other activities as set up by the network creator. RSS feeds let users subscribe to updates from specific parts of the social network.
In one word.. you can do whatever you like..

Send me an invite.. to your network 🙂


Earn money just by changing your YM status.. August 13, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 14:13
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Who ever thought that one could earn money just by hanggin’ on yahoo messanger, or gtalk.. or skype.. I didn’t..
But today i got a presentation on social media networks.. and i was presented Status Pimp .

It’s a Romanian project.. interesting project.. and on their site you can find every information you need.. There’s nothing new i can give you that isn’t already there..

Tell me what do you think about it 🙂


why social networking is not the best option!! August 10, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 12:14
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everyone knows that Twitter faced a “denial-of-service” attack last Thursday.. more exactly.. computers infected with malware floded twitter’s servers.. and they crashed.. (why don’t people learn their lesson and install an antivirus!!??!!!)
what were the consequences? well.. everyone that lives their life depending on social networking felt lost.. lost in translation.. (do you remember that movie?)
do you think that’s good? i don’t! one should not depend on so untouchable things..
that’s why i only use my facebook account from time to time.. and i rarely post on twitter 😉
what happened to the old fashion “writing a letter”? i should answer that myself.. it takes to much time!!
and of course.. we live our lives on fast-forward! why? because if we do otherwise.. we’ll be lost too..
stupid paradox!


How to use Google Reader.. August 5, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 17:59

Hey guys..
I saw that Google Reader interests you.. so I searched for a tutorial on how to use this tool. And my searches came up with this video tutorial.
Hope you find it useful too..

But.. if you don’t like videos, here’s a news post on Google Reader on CNET.
But I tell you.. it’s looong.. and you must do the reading 😀

Good luck!


Easy reading. Google Reader. July 11, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 12:47
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Haven’t you found yourself searching for useful information through 1000 different pages without any luck? Well.. nowadays Google Reader makes reading easier! This tool provides access to updated news and information available from previously added sites.

One can subscribe to his favourite sites through his Google account. Once subscribed, the list of articles will apear in Google Reader. You can also save and manage articles. This feature can even be used instead of bookmarking. Another interesting thing is that you can share all links and feeds with friends.

Google Reader makes you more efficient and also helps you gather actual information from the web :p


Trade Internet Explorer for Firefox July 7, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 18:44

I’ve been using IE all my life.. until I stumbled upon Firefox.

That’s when I made the switch. Firefox loads quicker, the interface is simpler and easier to use, and I just adore tabbed browsing 😉  IE 8 has it too, but I find it more appealing in Firefox. People even say that Firefox is safer than IE.. It might be, I haven’t tested this yet.

The newest version of Firefox is 3.5. I downloaded it a few nights ago.. To read mode about it, please visit

Enjoy 🙂


Nokia fan July 5, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 17:48

My first phone was a Nokia 3310.. good phone.. My dad used it for two years, I used it for another two and then it was my sister’s turn to use it 🙂 Let’s call it “family business”..

In high school, things changed. I got myself a nokia 6230. I was so excited: music.. radio.. colours.. I had it for some time, changed the battery twice (the phone couldn’t function more than two days.. ?!!)

But then I discovered the Symbian smartphone nokia 6120c. High price, but it was worth every penny. The thing I love the most about this phone is that I can visualize word, excel, power point documents and even pdfs. When I don’t have time to read something at home, bluetooth.. quick transfer.. and then easy access to everything.

Now I want something new.. with qwerty keyboard, easy access to internet (wifi option of course). At first, I was thinking of Nokia N71, but it’s a little bit too business for me. And then I read a Nokia N97 review and said that this is the phone for me.


  1. it’s Nokia.. and it’s new;
  2. good camera.. or at least better than what I have right now;
  3. wifi;
  4. gps and geo-tagging feature – which I find the most appealing;
  5. big screen;
  6. lots of memory (32GB internal!!!! + data cards);
  7. phone.. smartphone.. pocket computer.. all you need.

One downside.. it’s pricey! too expensive.. but for sure.. I’ll ask it as a present for my birthday 😀

I’ll get back with details..