What is the secret of a healthy relationship?
A good relationship first begins with YOU.
This works more efficiently when two partners are focused on a goal of keeping their relationship better than ever before.
A lot of relationships have begun so well only to end in disaster. Ever wonder why this happened?
This is mainly because, couples have the tendency to take each other for granted and as a result have become more negligent of each other over the years and months they have been together. This is not how a relationship should progress. In a way as the relationship grows old, it should be viewed in a mature perspective. In other relationships it is not correct to say that relationships grow old, but it should be said “as the relationship matures”.
In most cases, love that has the hottest beginning has the coolest end. In other words, love does not develop over time.
While it is true that there can be a love at first sight, it depends on the partners how to maintain and sustain that love they have felt from the start.
It is important that partners work together in achieving their goal of making the relationship works for them. It is definitely a combined effort and a shared endeavor. Part of every great relationship is setting common goals, then figuring out a way to work together to accomplish these goals. This gives couples a sense of purpose and direction. It also teaches couples how to work together, making their relationship stronger and more rewarding.
This takes a great deal of focus, commitment, and compromise, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Actually, this concept is not limited to only relationships, but applies to other aspects of life such as work and career.
Remember, when you really love yourself, you cannot help wanting to give some of your love away. You must learn to be alone and happy before you can be together with someone else and still be happy. Your happiness always depends upon how you feel when you are alone.
So, when you want a great love partner, become a great love partner. Sharing love with someone must only and always begin with YOU
Sunday, November 09, 2008
What is the secret of a healthy relationship?
Friday, October 03, 2008
Two brothers have been charged with the murder of a banker who died after confronting a gang in a city centre.
Tom and Ben Cowles, aged 21 and 20, of Costessey, Norfolk, are due to appear in court accused of killing 45-year-old Frank McGarahan.
The chief operating officer of Barclays Wealth was pronounced dead on Monday following an incident in Norwich in the early hours of Sunday.
A Norfolk Police spokeswoman said Ben Cowles had also been charged with three counts of assault - one against a Lithuanian man and other offences against Mr McGarahan's brother and cousin.
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Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 9:47 AM
Monday, June 30, 2008
It is believed that with the blocking of one senses, you are able to open the other areas of senses.
Just imagine, if you are floating in water, just like a cork in a soundproof, dark room, where the body and the head cannot figure out your senses………
The chances are it will open avenues to other areas of the senses which we never knew that we possessed.
Perhaps the sixth sense or the seventh ?
Must try it one of these days – it can open answers to many a question that have been lying unanswered for years
Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 11:46 AM
Saturday, May 24, 2008
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Sunday, May 18, 2008
Social bookmarking sites are cropping up all over the internet [Del.icio.us and Furl are two of the most popular ones]
Sites like these run rampant on the internet and are set to explode in popularity. The basics of Social bookmarking revolve around allowing users the option to store their favorite sites and pages online and label them with tags.
Since the bookmarks are stored online, they are not limited to a particular computer. Most Social bookmarking sites also have built in RSS features so users can share their bookmarks.
Some even let users vote for the bookmark or article and will put the most favored links up higher. As a web owner, this means you will receive some extra exposure if your pages are favored by Social bookmarkers.
Each Social bookmarking site is run differently, but all are organized by the concept of tags.
But, since your webpage may be tagged with many tags instead of just one, who really cares with spelling? With tagging, you will want your content to be tagged with as many related tags as possible to increase the chances of your webpage being found.
And at the rate some of these popular Social bookmarking sites are being snatched up by major search engine companies, you know they’re onto something. Yahoo has recently acquired Flickr and Del.icio.us, two of the web’s most popular bookmarking utilities.
One of the top tagging sites on the internet, Technorati, allows the web owner to tag their own content and add it to the Technorati index. Bloggers have been rewarded with thousands of extra visitors per day by mastering Technorati.
There's no doubt that by tagging, you will definitely increase some traffic to your site
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Another one of the many reasons why you should join a social networking site is because you literally have a wide variety of choices.
As social networking sites increased in popularity, so did the number of sites that could be found online. Although MySpace is often deemed the most popular online social networking site, there are others that are just as easy or as much fun to use.
In your search for social networking sites, you will come across a number of different networks. Many of those sites will have a particular focus and perhaps, the greatest reason, why you should join a social networking site is because most of them are free to use and obviously you may not want to pay for something that you can obtain for free. Of course, most paid networks offer you more membership benefits, when compared to free social networking sites.
Unlike MySpace, which accepts just about any Internet user, there are online networks that aim to accept Internet users that have a particular hobby, view, or belief. It is not uncommon to find social networking sites that focus on politics, religion or just about anything.
If you are unsure about joining an online networking community, specialty networking sites, let Myspace be your best bet. They are a great way to test the waters and they are nice because they automatically pair you with Internet users who have the same interests or views that you do.
So give Myspace a shot.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Why do people dwell on past memories?
Why do people cope up with all this suffering, when there is nothing and if at all there is any, it should be flushed down a toilet.
These are common characteristics of depression. Failure, to comprehend realities, dwelling on past miseries and most of all gaining satisfaction from it.
On the alternate side, there is this innate fear that something bad might happen to people whom you like.
Is there a solution?
But it takes some time and a bottle of common sense.
I say this not because of the above options, but to shake of the system or social supporters of such a system.
They need a scapegoat, and it is high time you realize that you are the evangelical scapegoat.
Take time off, give each of the a piece of your supposed, hypothetical miseries, the ones you are afraid off, the ones you try to hide.
Don’t give it with any anger or remorse. But give it as if you are sharing something valuable, such as say you have received some huge parcel of food or even a prize. Make it look like something valuable, and then you won’t feel bad about it.
Give after a week, list down the number of miseries and fears left.
Should there be no improvement, don’t despair. Go back to the old schedule, but you have a few less of your hypothetical fears and worries left.
Do this again after two weeks. Note the improvement.
Now, also you would start receiving feedbacks from the people you have shared your prizes. If there is a positive response, then you have to really work with yourself.
It would help even if you discuss these problems with a counselor.
Alternately, if your friends, colleagues, neighbors or relatives start politely turning down your prize giving habit, then you don’t have much to worry.
Your theory is not hypothetical; there is a social problem out here.
Each week or two weeks, change your approaches, modus operandi and you would be on the road to recovery.
Perhaps, it would even turn out to be one of the best experiences and lessons you ever learn.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
If you ask yourself this question - Am I interested in meeting new people online ? and if your answer is YES, then go ahead and join as social networking is here to stay.
Before the era of social networking, it was difficult to meet other Internet users.
If you tried, you would have to rely on chat rooms or instant messaging services
As nice as these popular Internet features are, they are not always considered safe. With chat rooms or instant messaging programs you were often given little reassurance that a person was who they claimed to be as there was no way that you could learn more about a particular Internet user, even if you wanted to.
Social networking has changed all that.
Not only have social networking sites made it safer to meet people online, it also
allows you to meet people that have the same or similar interests as yourself.
Most social networking sites allow you to create your own profile; in fact, many even give you your own web-page. These profiles or pages will allow you to share information on yourself, including your likes and dislikes. And it would be fairly easy for you to meet up with other network members that have similar profiles, especially those who enjoy or believe in the same things that you do.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Demand and supply has a funny criteria or in other words a standard or a base that it operates from. Whiz kids call it the benchmark, which of-course bounces off a lot of people.
Now returning to where we started……….the market at present, works on a funny standard , that is a 1,2, and 1,2,0 and a 1,2,3 standard. So basically you gotta write down each move [ie., if you have the time and you are quick on the uptake, by market standards] or else, you are lost!
So, where were we now ?
Did someone mention anything about USP……..or a unique selling proposition ?
Now did someone say some-thing ?
Must make an appointment with my psychiatrist!
Now lets create A as the demand and B as the supply and C as the constant. so that whenever there is a break in communication we can always move over to the other side. In other words, you have to know both sides……….
Oops...ego beckons…………. Let’s bathe in it…….or else C cannot control the neurotic……
Now where do the male and female elements fit in …..in such a process ?
NLP should be a lot more organized…..few understand it
Catch up with you later
Saturday, May 03, 2008
We admit, social networking is not for everyone.
As you evaluate the goals for your own organization you will need to consider…
All publicity is NOT good publicity
How will (potential) donors react to your organization on a social platform
Will social drive donations?
Is social traffic worthwhile traffic?
Will social traffic convert?
Is social cost effective?
Just think of social networking as an investment for the future.
Prepare to lose control and know who is already pretending to be you.
The mostly young people you will dealing with are your donors and supporters of tomorrow.
Get into the game now and learn how to use social media or you might be left behind for good.
Oh, and anytime people say "this thing is a fad".... I think of blogging.
Lots of people told me that I was nuts with no clear objective, when I started it too. It wasn’t. I had no idea of it whatsoever but I an slowly beginning to enjoy it....
Now let's see what the future holds !
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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Ran into some gothic social networks recently, and couldn’t imagine that there were so many of them out there. At least now I sit corrected on the incorrect belief that Goths were people who liked and wore only black and didn’t mingle socially apart from themselves. Now, the below are sites for Goths to meet and mingle with other Goths.
Goth Passions i
AS free online dating & social networking community site for Goth singles. Meet other Goth singles into clubbing, Goth literature or whatever including the occult.
Gothic Love Online
One of the top Gothic dating sites in North America and a safe, fun and effective online dating community. Members decide when, where and who they connect with.
An online community site that allows each of its members to post and view profiles, text, pictures, video, audio, and other content. Membership is free, although premium services are available.
An 18+ Dark Alternative Web Community with an extensive network of members from across the US and around the world. Their members consist of many different subcultural groups with alternative lifestyles who enjoy meeting, socializing & networking with others who share similar interests. Membership is free, although premium services are available.
Run by Goths for Goths and provide real free access to all their features. Members can upload photos, chat, take quizzes, send messages and various other facilities.
There are so many more out there - so keep searching !
Monday, April 28, 2008
Recently started to use the services of technocrati as one of my friends suggested me to have a Technorati Profile.
Technorati Profile as its a good website for bloggers. It gives all information on blogging and lets you to publish content and get famous amongst millions of other technocrati users. So watch my Technorati Profile and help me be famous too.
Sites such as MySpace and FaceBook could be a nonprofit's dream market - millions of users engaging in activities and all interconnected.
But just setting up shop and collecting "friends" will not necessarily result in donors and supporters. They provide information from a guide to the "lingo" of social sites, to an approach to planning your entry into social networking.
Eventually you will want to start turning your 'friends' into activists, donors, and volunteers. However, you should make sure your social networking pages always feature lots of opportunities to get involved. Also include donation opportunities on your social networking pages. Even if you do not raise much in the short run, it helps to set expectations for the future.
Always let people know what happened at an event or with a campaign even if they did not participate. They might get involved the next time.
Think of social networking as an investment for the future.
The mostly young people you will dealing with are your donors and supporters of tomorrow. Get into the game now and learn how to use social media or you might be left behind for good.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Yahoo recently acquired Del.icio.us, a New York-based startup that is considered a pioneer in social bookmarking, a type of online service that lets users save, annotate, and tag links to their favorite Web pages and share their lists with other users.
Both Yahoo and Del.icio.us separately announced the deal via postings on their official blogs. Financial terms were not disclosed.
"Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community," Del.icio.us founder and Chief Executive Officer Joshua Schachter wrote in his company's official blog.
In the official blog from the search engine unit at Yahoo, Jeremy Zawodny wrote that the Del.icio.us team will be working "in close proximity" to Flickr, a photo-sharing service that Yahoo bought in March of this year.
Flickr works in a very similar way to Del.icio.us by letting users not only create online photo albums but also tag and share their pictures with other users.
Schachter said today he's convinced that Del.icio.us will thrive as a result of the acquisition because Yahoo truly comprehends the concept of social bookmarking.
For now, Del.icio.us users will not see any immediate changes to the service. It will remain at its current Web site and will continue to operate in its usual manner, Schachter said.
Flickr and Del.icio.us are considered good examples of what some call the Web 2.0 era of Internet services. Web 2.0 is a much-debated term used to describe many of the Internet companies born after the dot-com bust of 2000 and 2001.
Friday, April 25, 2008
One of the most effective ways to find a job: Network.
Spread the word that you're looking for a new job. First, tell your family, friends, neighbors, acquaintances ... everyone. Even tell your mail carrier and your hair stylist. (But don't tell anyone at your current job.)
When it comes to networking though, there's more to consider than simply who you know.
You have to think about who you DON'T know. And then find a way to get to know those people.
Once you've exhausted your personal connections, it's time to focus on meeting some new faces.
Here are some tips on where to start building a network.
The American Association of Zoo Keepers, the National Association of Truck Stop Operators, the American Nuclear Society ...
No matter what your occupation, there's a professional organization for you!
National and international professional associations often have local chapters where you can meet other professionals in your field. And most hold conferences and other events designed specifically for networking.
Professional organizations can also help you keep up-to-date on the latest developments in your industry. They often provide members with the latest industry news, trends and research as well as training and education. This information can come in very handy in interviews.
Not sure what organization would be right for you? This list , organized by topic, can help you get started.
Hit the Books
Looking for regular contact with a group of like-minded professionals in your industry?
Take a class.
From art design to advertising to auto repair, you should be able to find a class in your area that's relevant to your career. And you're guaranteed to meet a group of people who are also interested in your industry.
As an added bonus, a class can give you new skills to boost your resume and make you even more attractive to employers.
Revisit Your Past
Wish you could find a ready-made network, just waiting for you to join? You can: Your alumni association.
Most colleges and even many high schools have alumni organizations made up of former graduates. These organizations usually contain people in every occupation and industry imaginable.
If your former school has an alumni group, get involved.
Take advantage of the fact that you have something in common with the other alums. Remember: It's always easier to meet new people when you share an experience.
Give Something to Get Something
Sure, volunteer work lets you help others. But it also lets you help yourself -- and your job search.
Consider doing volunteer work to expand your network. You'll likely meet an entirely new group of people.
Choose an organization that's related to your profession, if possible. If you can't find a relevant company or cause, offer to help out your favorite charity by doing something that's job-related. Organizations can always use an extra set of hands to help with everything from computer work to clerical tasks.
By volunteering, you'll get a chance to use your skills, expand your network and make a much-needed contribution.
Article Courtesy : Erin Hovanec
Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 12:32 PM
A lot of successful websites depend on returning visitors to account for a major part of their traffic. Returning visitors are easier to convert into paying customers because the more often they return to a site, the more trust they have in that site. The credibility issue just melts away. Hence, keep your visitors coming back to your site with the following methods:
1) Start a forum, chatroom or shoutbox
When you start a forum, chatroom or shoutbox, you are providing your visitors a place to voice their opinions and interact with their peers -- all of them are visitors of your site. As conversations build up, a sense of community will also follow and your visitors will come back to your site almost religiously every day.
2) Start a web log (blog)
Keep an online journal, or more commonly known as a blog, on your site and keep it updated with latest news about yourself. Human beings are curious creatures and they will keep their eyes glued to the monitor if you post fresh news frequently. You will also build up your credibility as you are proving to them that there is also a real life person behind the website.
3) Carry out polls or surveys
Polls and surveys are other forms of interaction that you should definitely consider adding to your site. They provide a quick way for visitors to voice their opinions and to get involved in your website. Be sure to publish polls or surveys that are strongly relevant to the target market of your website to keep them interested to find out about the results.
4) Hold puzzles, quizzes and games
Just imagine how many office workers procrastinate at work every day, and you will be able to gauge how many people will keep visiting your site if you provide a very interesting or addicting way of entertainment. You can also hold competitions to award the high score winner to keep people trying continuously to earn the prize.
5) Update frequently with fresh content
Update your site frequently with fresh content so that every time your visitors come back, they will have something to read on your site. This is the most widely known and most effective method of attracting returning visitors, but this is also the least carried out one because of the laziness of webmasters. No one will want to browse a site that looks the same over ten years, so keep your site updated with fresh bites!
Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 10:08 AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Social networking is now "just another feature" of many sites - we're coming to expect sites to be SNS-enabled.
At this point, you're probably familiar with - MySpace, Facebook, Classmates.com, even Friendster - as there are hundreds of emergent players, what are sites you need to pay attention to
This South Korean social network is emerging as a strong model for the future of social networks. According to wikipedia, , over 25 percent of the South Korean population has a Cyworld account, with up to 90 percent of South Koreans in their 20's having an account., Cyworld is truly cutting edge; participants in this game-like social network can micropay for clothes, furniture and accessories. Speaking to users of the service, it is clear that Cyworld is nothing short of a phenomenon.
Bebo has found a strong international audience, particularly in the UK. Bebo is an open, non-niche network, built on similar concepts as MySpace. Indeed, the market can't support many of these, but Bebo has found validity in sheer numbers. If your social network can find an audience - particularly one that will market on your behalf, users will come. Bebo is an emergent force - one that stands to make significant inroads.
Hi5 is the prominent SNS brand in India. Indeed, as India is a tech center, this brand reaches far beyond the Subcontinent - the site is increasingly popular in the EU, as users keep in touch with extended families. If Hi5 can learn from the popular features of Myspace, this brand has a very promising future in a very interesting market.
This long-established UK-based SNS service isn't as popular as Bebo and Myspace have cut deeply into Faceparty's market. Regardless, Faceparty is notable as that it has monetized its user base. Faceparty has the ability to see who is viewing your profile, advanced search, and filtering. There is much to be learned from Faceparty's successes and failures.
XuQa represents the other end of the spectrum in college networking - it is purposefully racy, full of game-like features - an anti-Facebook. XuQa is making social networking a game-like experience actually brings people back and it wouldn’t be surprising if Facebook integrates similar features.
Essentially, companies are building social-enabled sites around content areas - In this context, social networking adds the logical next layer to content-driven resources. This is an extremely important trend - in the future, all of our content sites will have social networking characteristics.
Social networking is absolutely here to stay - this is not simply a "phenomenon".
The young users of these tools are situating their entire formative internet experience around them and this "phenomenon" is not bound by geography or culture or language - everyone is welcome to join a social networking website and hundreds of millions of people have done so. Put in context, we're really only at the beginning of "social networking" - these sites, along will shape the future of our online social networking experience.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Social networking. We have all likely heard of it before, but not everyone knows what it means?
If you were asked to define what social networking was, would you be able to give an accurate definition? Unfortunately, most individuals cannot, even though it is likely that they participate in some form of social networking, especially online.
Social networking is defined as the grouping of individuals together into to specific groups, often like a small community or a neighborhood. Although social networking is possible in person, especially in schools or in the workplace, it is most popular online.
Social networking sites such as Myspace are primary means of communication among high school and college students and especially teens. And if we want to better connect with many of them, we need to at least be familiar with such "tools" for communication and sharing. If you are not familiar with and have little interest in MySpace, Facebook, and other social networking sites, you ought to reconsider:
We admit, social networking is not for everyone as all publicity is not good publicity and will social drive donations and is social traffic worthwhile and lastly will social traffic convert and is it cost effective?
This is because unlike most high schools, colleges, or workplaces, the Internet is filled with millions, if not more, of individuals who are looking to meet other Internet users and develop friendships. When it comes to social networking online, websites are used. These websites are known as social networking websites.
Social networking websites are, in a way, like an online community of Internet users. Depending on the social networking website in question, many of these online community members share a common bond, whether that bond be hobbies, religion, or politics. Once you are granted access to a social networking website you can begin to socialize. This socialization may include reading the profiles or profile pages of other members or even contacting them.
If networking on the Internet sounds like something you would be interested in, you are encouraged to learn more about it, such as the dangers of social networking. These dangers often involve online predators or individuals who claim to be someone that they are not. Although danger does exist with networking online, it also exists with networking out in the real world.
As when you are meeting friends at a bar, school, or work, you are advised to proceed with caution online. By being aware of your surroundings and who you are talking to, you should be able safely enjoying social networking online. Once you have learned everything that you feel you need to learn, about social networking online, you can begin to search for networking communities to join.This can easily be done by performing a standard Internet search. Your search will likely return a number of results, including MySpace, FriendWise, FriendFinder, Yahoo! 360, Facebook, Orkut, Friendster, and Classmates.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Have you been looking for love, but in all of the wrong places? Many singles are fed up with the traditional bar scene; therefore, many are looking for alternatives when it comes to meeting and possibly falling in love with someone. One of those alternatives is online dating. Online dating has skyrocketed in popularity because of social networking sites!
Millions of Americans have turned to the Internet in hopes of finding love. If you are thinking about doing the same, you may be wondering if it is really worth it. To determine whether or not it is, you are advised to examine the advantages and disadvantages of online dating. Before you can begin to examine the advantages and disadvantages of using your social networking website for dating, it is important to remember one thing: there are two main types of social networking websites. The first type is often classified as traditional networking websites. These websites are
websites that tend to have an open membership. An open membership means that anyone can join them.
The second type are known as specialty social networking websites. Specialty social networking websites tend to focus on a particular topic or interest, such as online dating. One thing that you may not know about online dating and social networking is that they are almost always connected. When many individuals go in search for love online, many head to online dating websites. Did you know that online dating websites are actually socially networking websites? What sets online dating websites apart from traditional social networking sites is that all of the individuals who are a part of the online community are looking to find love. In fact, that is one of the many advantages to using social networking websites, especially those with a focus on relationships.
When you join a traditional social networking site, one that allows all different types of Internet users to join, it is often hard to tell what many are looking for. A large number of network users are looking for love, but many more are only looking for friendships. Online dating websites help to eliminate confusion and awkward moments, especially when approaching someone who is not interested in starting a relationship.
Another one of the many benefits to using online social networking sites to find a date is that you literally have an unlimited number of different choices. Social networking websites have expended overtime. In fact, many networks have as many as a million members. This means that if you are looking for love online, there is a good chance that you can find a love interest online. In fact, you could probably find more than one! Although social network dating has its advantages, there are disadvantages as well. One of the main disadvantages is the cost of using the networks service. As previously mentioned, online dating websites are the best type of social network to join, especially if you are looking for a romantic partner. Unfortunately, unlike most traditional networking sites, most dating sites require a paid membership. To many this membership is worth the cost, but overtime it could get quite expensive and you are not guaranteed any results.
In addition to the cost of online dating, there are a large number of safety concerns that could be considered disadvantages as well. Unfortunately, the Internet has made it easy for individuals to claim to be someone who they are not. Essentially, this means that you could be starting an online relationship with someone who is not as they look in their photos or their personality is not as they described to you. While this will not only lead to disappointment when you find out, it could also lead to danger. There have been numerous reports of instances where online dates resulted in abuse or murder;therefore, you are always urged to be careful and meet your dates in a safe, public place.
The above mentioned advantages and disadvantages of social networking dating are just a few of the many. One you have examined all of these advantages and disadvantages, you can compare the two. If you find that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages then social networking and dating might be right for you.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Social networking websites, over the past few years, have rapidly increased in popularity, so much that many are wondering why. If you have used a social networking website before, it is likely that you are already fully aware of their popularity and the reason for popularity. There is just something about these websites that draw in millions of Internet users. With a wide variety of different social networking websites available, there are a wide variety of different reasons for their popularity. One those reasons being the ease of use.
Social networking websites are, for the most part, easy to use. Most sites are easy to navigate. In fact, many require little knowledge of the Internet. In addition to being easy to navigate, social networking websites also make it easier to meet new people online.
There are many Internet users who would love to make new friends online; however, that can sometimes be difficult do. Without social networking websites, you would have to connect with Internet users, often in chat rooms, and learn about their interests before deciding if you would like to consider them your “buddy.” Social networking sites allow you to learn information about another Internet user before ever having to make contact with them.
Another one of the many reasons why social networking sites are popular is because many are free to use. In fact, the majority of social networking sites, such as MySpace and Yahoo! 360, are free to use.
Despite being free to use, many websites require that you register with them. This registration will not only allow you to create your own profile or online webpage, but it will also allow you to contact other networking members.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Although most social networking websites are free to use, there are some that are not. Classmates is one of those websites. Many of these websites give you a free trial period or a free membership. That membership can be used to help you determine whether or not the website is worth paying for.
What is nice about paid online social networking websites is that many can be considered exclusive. Since most Internet users would not want to pay for something that they can get for free, most paid social networking sites are limited on the number of members they have. This may work out to your advantage because it tends to eliminate those who create fake accounts or aim to cause controversy online.
Social networking websites are also popular because they come in a wide variety of different formats. Websites like Yahoo! 360 and MySpace focus on a wide variety of different topics. This means that just about anyone can join. However, there are other social networking sites out there that have a particular focus. These focuses may be on a particular religion, political following, or hobby. Most specialty social networking sites restrict the individuals that can participate in their network; thus, making your experience more enjoyable.
Finally, social networking websites focus on meeting new people, especially online, but over recent months, many have started including additional features only available to their online members. Many social networking members can receive their own free webpage, get free access to popular music videos, a free blog, and much more. Although social networking websites are popular enough to bring in members on their own, these additional features are, in a way, providing Internet users with an incentive to join.
Mentioned above were a few of the most popular social networks that could be found online. Those networks included MySpace, Yahoo! 360, and Classmates. If you are looking for additional social networking websites, you should easily be able to find some by performing a standard Internet search.
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
An 85-year-old man was requested by his doctor for a sperm count as part of his physical exam.
The doctor gave the man a jar and said, "Take this jar home and bring back a semen sample tomorrow."
The next day the 85-year-old man reappeared at the doctor's office and gave him the jar, which was as clean and empty as on the previous day.
The doctor asked what happened and the man explained, "Well, doc, it's like this first I tried with my right hand, but nothing.
Then I tried with my left hand, but still nothing. Then I asked my wife for help. She tried with her right hand, then with her left, still nothing.
She tried with her mouth, first with the teeth in, then with her teeth out, still nothing. We even called up Arleen, the lady next door and she tried too, first with both hands, then an arm pit, and she even tried squeezing it between her knees, but still nothing.
The doctor was shocked! "You asked your neighbor?"
The old man replied, "Yep, none of us could get the jar open."
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
A sardarji died and went to heaven. When he got to the pearly gates Saint Peter told him that new rules are in effect due to the advances in education on earth. In order to gain admittance each soul must answer two simple questions:
1. Name two days of the week that begin with "T".
2. How many seconds are there in a year?
The sardarji thought for a few minutes and answered:
1. The two days of the week that begin with "T" are Today and Tomorrow.
2. There are 12 seconds in a year.
Saint Peter said, "OK, I'll buy the Today and Tomorrow answer, even though it's not the answer I expected. But how did you get 12 seconds in a year?"
The Sardarji replied, "Well, January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, etc..."
Saint Peter opened the gate without another word......
Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 10:19 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
One day a father and his rich family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing him how poor people can be. They spent a day and a night at the farm of a very poor family.
When they returned from their trip, the father asked his son. "How was the trip?"
"Very good dad!"
"Did you see how poor people can be?" The father asked
"And what did you learn?"
The son replied. "I saw that we have a dog at home and the have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden; they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lamps in the garden; they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard; they have a whole horizon."
When the little boy finished speaking, his father was speechless.
His son added, "Thanks dad for showing me how poor we are."
Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 10:19 AM
Sunday, March 02, 2008
A man walks into the market followed by his ten-year-old son.
The kid is spinning a 25 cent piece in the air and catching it between his teeth. As they walk through the market someone bumps into the boy at just the wrong moment and the coin goes straight into his mouth and lodges in his throat. He immediately starts choking and going blue in the face and Dad starts panicking, shouting and screaming for help.
A middle-aged, fairly unremarkable man in a gray suit is sitting at a coffee bar in the market reading his newspaper and sipping a cup of coffee. At the sound of the commotion he looks up, puts his coffee cup down on the saucer, neatly folds his newspaper and places it on the counter. He gets up from his seat and makes his unhurried way across the market.
Reaching the boy (who is still standing, but just barely) the man carefully takes hold of the kid's testicles and squeezes gently but firmly. After a few seconds the boy convulses violently and coughs up the 25 cent piece, which the man catches in his free hand. Releasing the boy, the man hands the coin to the father and walks back to his seat in the coffee bar without saying a word.
As soon as he is sure that his son has suffered no lasting ill effects, the father rushes over to the man and starts effusively thanking him. The man looks embarrassed and brushes off the father's thanks. As the man is about to leave, the father asks one last question: "I've never seen anybody do anything like that before - it was fantastic - what are you, a surgeon or something like that?"
"Oh, good heavens, no", the man replies, "I work for the IRS
Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 10:21 AM
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Bill Gates all died in a plane crash and went to meet their maker.
The supreme deity turned to Al and asked, tell what is important about yourself. Al responded that he felt that the earth was the ultimate importance and that protecting the earth's ecological system was most important. God looked to Al and said, " I like the way you think, come and sit at my left hand".
God then asked Bill Clinton what he revered most. Bill Clinton responded that he felt people and their personal choices were most important. God responded, " I like the way you think, come and sit at my right hand".
God then turned to Bill Gates, who was staring at him indignantly. God asked "What is your problem Bill Gates?"
Bill Gates responded " I think you are sitting in my chair".
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
What are the degrees of egoism in Tamil Nadu? I, Iyer, Iyengar.
What's the opposite of Go-palakrishnan?....Come-palakrishnan.
How do they start a road race in Tamil Nadu?
What do you call a really colourful Tamilian?
How does a Tamilian introduce the tennis superstar Lendl?
Ivan Lendl (Ivan = 'he' in Tamil).
What did the Tamilian call the tall building a Japanese built?
Nikumo Nikado (Will it or won't it stand?)
What is the opposite of Subramnium Swamy? [Subramnium Saw-mee ? ]
Subramanium Didn't See Me.
Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 1:09 PM
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
While hosting the Cricket World Cup 2007 Finals on Set MAX with Charu Sharma, Mandira Bedi was seen wearing a saree which had national flags of all the countries which participated in the tournament. As seen Mandira was seen wearing a sari, which had an image of the Indian Tricolour below her waist, which was against the constitutional norm. Mandira's sari on the occasion had images of national flags of all the cricket-playing nations printed on it. But the image of the Indian Tricolour was in a rather disrespectful position.
The Indian Government had cleared wearing of images of the Indian Tricolour on clothing in 2005 following a raging debate over the provision of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, according to which using the Indian national flag as a drapery in any form except in state funerals was a crime.
The restrctions were eased after a legal fight by industrialist and Congress party MP Naveen Jindal, demanding that all Indians and institutions be allowed to fly the national flag respectfully. After the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Jindal in 2001, the Government brought in an amendment in the Act in 2005.
However, even that amendment made it clear that the flag can only be displayed on garments above the waist. As per the order, caps and T-shirts are in, but swimsuits and evening gowns are still a no-no. The flag can not be embroidered or printed even on cushion covers, gloves, handkerchiefs, napkins and dress material. Mandira has worn garment with Indian tricolor on previous occasions but it was well above the waist.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
A lawyer married a woman who had previously divorced ten husbands.
On their wedding night, she told her new husband, "Please be gentle, I'm still a virgin."
"What?" said the puzzled groom.
"How can that be if you've been married ten times?"
"Well, Husband #1 was a sales representative: he kept telling me how great it was going to be.
Husband #2 was in software services: he was never really sure how it was supposed to function, but he said he'd look into it and get back to me.
Husband #3 was from field services: he said everything checked out diagnostically but he just couldn't get the system up.
Husband #4 was in telemarketing: even though he knew he had the order, he didn't know when he would be able to deliver.
Husband #5 was an engineer: he understood the basic process but wanted three years to research, implement, and design a new state-of-the-art method.
Husband #6 was from finance and administration: he thought he knew how, but he wasn't sure whether it was his job or not.
Husband #7 was in marketing: although he had a nice product, he was never sure how to position it.
Husband #8 was a psychologist: all he ever did was talk about it.
Husband #9 was a gynecologist: all he did was look at it.
Husband #10 was a stamp collector: all he ever did was... God! I miss him! But now that I've married you, I'm really excited!"
"Good," said the new husband, "but, why?"
"You're a lawyer. This time I know I'm gonna get screwed!"
Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 1:08 PM
Friday, February 01, 2008
The year is 2030, twenty-five years in the future. What are the headlines?
European-americans still trying to have English recognized as California's third language.
Baby conceived naturally - - scientists stumped.
Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.
France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica.
Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.
George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2032.
Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.
85-year, $75.8 billion study: Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss.
Average height of NBA players now nine feet, seven inches; average sentence for first offenses now 2 years, 6 months.
Capitol Hill intern indicted for refusing to have sex with congressman.
Florida voters still having trouble with voting machines.
The floor is open............
Posted by Shankar Pandiath at 7:23 PM
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
If you are a member of Facebook, MySpace, Flickr or Blogger then you can get free photo scanning from ScanMyPhotos.com. This is normally a paid service, but ScanMyPhotos.com wants to redirect their free campaign, which they also did for the Writers Guild of America members, to the users of these four top social networking sites.
CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com, Mitch Goldstone, said that he wants users of MySpace, Flickr, Facebook and Blogger to digitize all of their precious analog photos that they might have sitting in their shoeboxes at home. Goldstone also said, “We selected Facebook, MySpace, Blogger and Flickr social networking members to receive this $49.95 value because they represent the most cutting-edge and innovative group of consumers. In exchange, we ask people to post reviews on their experience with our scanning and digital imaging photo center.”
Most people believe that facebook is better than myspace and is more organized and that Myspace is only better for bands etc, but Facebook could trump that card without too mush hassle if they wanted.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Why would you want to do promote your blog?
If you have to ask yourself that question you probably shouldn’t even have one. The whole purpose of a blog is to document your thoughts, views, and opinions on a particular topic, issue, or subject.
If you are using your blog to make money then you will defiantly want to promote it. When it comes to promoting blogs, there are many blog owners who decide to let the search engine do the work for them.
When it comes to promoting your blog on social networking websites, you have a number of different options. Your first option is to include a link to your blog in your community profile or profile page. This will allow other community members to checkout your blog, only if they wish to do so. The other way is to inform your online friends of your blog through private messages. Once you join a social networking website and create or join a network of friends, you should easily be able to communicate with those friends. Sending each of your friends a private message with information and a link to your blog tends to be more effective than just placing a link in your profile or on your profile page.
If you are not already a member of a social networking sites, but would like to become one, you will need to find a social networking website to join. This can easily be done with a Internet search.
In your search, you will likely find a number of popular network sites, such as MySpace, Facebook, FriendFinder, Yahoo! 360, and Orkut.
Before becoming a community member at one of these networking sites, you may want to first examine the website to ensure that it is everything that you want it to be. As you can easily see, there are a number of different ways that you can go about promoting your blog on online social networking websites. You never known, but, in addition to promoting your blog, you may also make new friends along the way.
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
A lawyer and a sexy blonde with huge boobs, are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to NY.
Curiosity gets the better of the lawyer and asks the blonde with sexy legs and huge tits about her profession. The hottie tells him that she is a model
Satisfied, the lawyer introduces himself and asks the hot blonde whether she would like to play a fun game.
The sexy model just wants to take a nap, so she politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The lawyer persists, and explains that the game is really easy and a lot of fun. He explains "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5, and visa-versa."
Again, the blonde model politely declines and tries to get some sleep.
The lawyer, now somewhat agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $50!" figuring that since she is a blonde that he will easily win the match.
This catches the blonde's attention and, figuring that there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, agrees to the game.
The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?" The blonde doesn't say a word, reaches in to her purse, pulls out a five-dollar bill and hands it to the lawyer.
Now, it's the blonde's turn. She asks the lawyer: "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?" The lawyer looks at her with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references. He taps into the Airphone with his modem and searches the Net and the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends E-mails to all his coworkers and friends he knows. All to no avail. After over an hour, he wakes the blonde and hands her $50. The blonde politely takes the $50 and turns away to get back to sleep.
The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde and asks, "Well, so what is the answer!?"
Without a word, the blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5, and goes back to sleep.
Now, who said blondes were stupid !