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Facebook Shared Photo Album with Multiple Contributors

Interested in sharing photos in a group? Facebook allows you this facility…

As per the latest Facebook update, you can use your Facebook account to create shared photo albums and visit and re-visit all your nostalgic moments – be it a college reunion, a classmate’s wedding or even your kid’s first Parents Day in school! And what’s more? To this album there can be up to 50 contributors uploading a maximum of 200 photos each! Phew, this is quite a number for sure. With this update, Facebook has sure scored some brownie points, especially among photo buffs. Facebook definitely aims to take the group engagement pleasures to a never before high…

How to create a Shared Album with multiple contributors

In case you are reading this piece of information for the first time, you might as well be interested in knowing how you could create a group album. So, here you go…

  • Log in to your Facebook account
  • Go to your Profile page and click on the Photos tab, appearing on the top
  • This will take you to your Photo stream
  • Scroll to the ‘Create Album’ tab on the top right corner and click on it
  • Select the particular images you would like to include in this album
  • You can supplement your pictures with relevant information if you wish to
  • Navigate to the ‘Post Photos’ button, located in the lower right-hand corner, and click it
  • On the screen that will now display, select the ‘Make Shared Album’ option located on the upper left-hand corner
  • You can now select the other contributors (by adding their names) to the album and complete your task

You can access the same options to add other images, at a later time and as per your convenience. Also, if you would like to modify the privacy settings of this album, you can do so at this point. Public, Contributors, and Friends of Contributors are the three available options that you can pick from and accordingly select one to apply on your album. As is the case with other Facebook features, you can edit and re-edit any setting or picture as you may like it.

This Facebook feature isn’t currently open to all; so, till you can actually implement this, keep the planning on…

Facebook to launch mobile payment program to make online purchases

Facebook is all about sharing, communicating, networking and marketing. Whether you want to get noticed, get a job or get connected, there is so much that you can do using Facebook. And now purchasing is also possible. Facebook is expected to release a new mobile payment feature to enable users to make purchases simply by logging into a retailer’s app with their Facebook credentials. However, this feature would be only available to those users who have already provided their credit card information to the social networking site for buying game-related products or gifts. Currently in the testing phase, initially, this mobile payment system will partner with only one retailer- JackThreads.

All set to give a tough competition to an established name like PayPal, the prime intend behind this initiative is to get a larger foothold in e-commerce and also know what majority of the users want to purchase from advertisers. This facility by Facebook will enable users to complete a transaction mere by clicking an extra button. On the other hand, it will further help businesses who already have a page on this highly popular social networking site turn their likers to potential customers.

However, the only major hurdle Facebook has to overcome before rolling-out is mobile payment system is security. Most Facebook users are already aware of how any social networking site collects and uses personal information and convincing them to provide their credit card information can be quite a challenge. And if Facebook wants to garner success, the social networking site will have to make sure to keep the privacy and other credential information of the buyers completely safe and secure.

Play a Matchmaker with Youshouldtotallymeet App

They say matches are made in heaven. But in this age of online social networking, it’s no surprise; matches are made on digital platforms. Gone are the days when matches were made through sister’s friend’s cousin’s neighbor’s brother’s son’s aunt’s daughter. 2013 is the modern era, where everything happens on social networking site like Facebook. And lately an app ‘YouShouldTotallyMeet’ for Facebook has been introduced that completely relies on your online network of friends to hook you up and find your match.

More on YouShouldTotallyMeet

Created by a group of four friends after experiencing difficulties of dating in a big city, YouShouldTotallyMeet primarily enables users to set up their single friends (having common interests) over Facebook. In essence, with this app, you can play Cupid and become an online matchmaker and introduce your single friends to your other friends.

Hayley Taylor, Co-Founder, YouShouldTotallyMeet, says, “Two of us are married, and the other two are single. We saw an opportunity to use Facebook as a way for single people to have fewer bad dating experiences. By being set-up with mutual friends of friends, it’s a way to ‘kiss fewer frogs’, so to speak.”

To use this Facebook app, you first need to make an app profile for a friend who is single and ready to mingle. It is always a good idea to ask your single friend first. Know what qualities they want for a potential relationship. Via the app, then you write some really strong points why someone should set up with your friend. Your mutual friends can vouch for them with ‘agree’ ’disagree’ votes. From your list of friends, you find people they “should totally meet”. And can introduce your friends in a single click.

Then just wait for the magic to begin.

Facebook Graph Search: An awesome search tool or a hacker’s paradise?

Facebook took the world by storm when it announced the launch of Facebook Graph Search – a tool that gives people the power and mechanism to search through the massive pile of information, photos, Likes, music, and other data that is present on the site.

For those who don’t know much about this latest release, Facebook Graph Search is a new search engine tool that allows you to explore things on the basis of relationships and other context. The results are drawn from the limitless pool of tags, status, check-ins, and Likes posted by billions of Facebook users. With the help of this new tool, you can search people with common interests, like “friends who like Star Wars and live in New York” or “friends who visited a particular restaurant in the recent past.”

From the search point of view, Graph Search promises to be a very powerful tool that personalizes your search to make it more relevant and specific. The search results can be specified to a level so as to show only females or only males that match your search criteria. And if you are one of those who are a supremely private Facebook user and are extremely cautious about your privacy settings, then the good news is that the Graph Search respects your existing privacy settings. It allows you to limit your status updates and other sharing on the network only to a curated list of friends.

But even this supreme search tool has its own shortcomings. While the whole world is looking for a chance to try their hands on this amazing feature, attackers are looking toward it as a potential weapon to carry out hacking and phishing attacks. Even security analysts share the same view about Facebook’s Graph Search feature, tagging it as a “double-edged sword” that can allow attackers to “narrow down specific targets, and customize emails or Facebook messages using compelling details about their lives, their friends, the things that interest them, and the places they’ve visited.”

According to Andrew Storms, director of security operations for nCircle, “The new Facebook Graph Search is a phishers’ dream come true. It takes the micro-targeting capabilities that have been available to online advertisers for years and puts them into the hands of cyber criminals.” Alex Horan, security strategist for CORE Security, also raised the same concern, “This means Facebook will want it to have as much information available as possible to respond to each query, ensuring people have a positive experience. This directly goes against the desire expressed by people to keep their information private.” Horan also said that though the entire data is already present on Facebook and is prone to phishing attack, this new feature makes it lot more convenient for attackers to identify their target groups and carry out a customized attack.

So, whether Graph Search will prove to be a “third pillar” of Facebook or serve as a new tool to carry out phishing attacks still remains a question. What do you think about this? Do let us know.

Samsung® unveils Wi-Fi®-enabled smart camera

Samsung Electronics has launched a new Wi-Fi enabled SMART camera, called MV900F.

Sporting a 16.3MP BSI CMOS sensor and 25-125mm equivalent f/2.5-6.3 lens, Samsung MV900F MultiView camera incorporates a 3.3-inch LCD screen that can be flipped up to an angle of 180-degrees. In addition to this, the camera also offers 1920×1080 pixel Full HD video recording at 30fps and has wireless smartphone connectivity. The 5x optical zoom further makes it all the more easy to shoot distant subjects.

Whether it is a self-portrait or a big group of friends, Samsung’s unique Gesture Shot allows controlling the camera remotely via the movements of hands.

With an F2.5 bright lens to capture sharp, detailed photographs even in the low light environment, Samsung MV900F delivers superior and versatile performance.

What’s more? The camera has the ability to instantly connect with Photobucket, Picasa, Facebook, YouTube and other photo sharing websites without having the need to connect to a PC with cables. The SMART LINK button further makes it easier to share and store pictures quickly and securely.

Considering buying Samsung MV900F, wait till next month, when it will be officially launched. The camera is listed to be available at $350.

“The MV900F’s stylish design and incredibly bright and fast lens, makes it an ideal camera for a night out in the town – as it will capture fantastic videos and photos, even in dimly-lit places. Now more than ever, we want to share these experiences instantly with friends and family, so the MV900 will take images that the consumers will be proud to share using the camera’s SMART Wi-Fi features,” said Reid Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Mobile Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America.

Google™+ History to import your past web records

Google, the search engine giant, is working on a state-of-the-art API for its 11-month-old Google+ platform.

Dubbed as Google+ History, the latest API will include support for third-party app platforms. That means, it will enable the users to add past updates, events, status updates, pictures, and check-ins onto your Google+ profile from a range of mobile and social networking platforms like Twitter and Foursquare. This data from the past would then be imported and displayed in attractive tiles called ‘moments’.

Google’s Ken Norton explained in his fanfare-less announcement, “The idea behind Google+ history is that you do a lot of things on the web, but you might only want to share some of them. Right now Facebook’s Open Graph API often catches users by surprise. Even though they’ve authorized auto-sharing, they might not realize the article they read or video they watched is being broadcasted to friends”.

With some lines of code, your app can save a visited restaurant or a song listened by you alone on your Google+ History. And from there you can share it with your friends and family on your Google+ profile.

This new API is primarily a convenient way to enhance your Google+ profile with your past content and give it a Facebook Timeline-like look.

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