Facebook Long Button – Error or Feature?

Facebook Long Button - Error or Feature by BrandBull
Facebook Long Button - Error or Feature? (by BrandBull)

All of a sudden all the buttons on Facebook started showing longer. The Attach tools sometimes overlap the Comment and the Share buttons, and for no fault of theirs. For an end user its a eyesore and a confusion unless he/she is precise.

More so, the inconvenience is higher with some options hidden under the drop down and the Share Button is highlighted as your hover over it.

Have all of you faced this issue?

Kindly state in Comment and will publish if unique.

Innovative Analytics by Cleartrip.com

Analytics have become so important today for website. And one of the most widely used is the Google Analytics for websites. However, this is more a business facing fact report of sorts.

Turn this upside down and what you get is innovation to the end-consumer. And this is what Cleartrip.com has done with the introduction of its graphs.

Cleartrip Graphs (colors inverted) by BrandBull

Note: I have inverted the colors to make it snazzier 🙂

Cleartrip shows the Flights that ply to the destination, their cost forecast for the month and even the comparison between the airlines based on price for every day of the month. Long gaps if any show unavailability of flights on those days.

Overall, a great tool to plan in advance. Sadly, its available for domestic flights only, as yet.

MetroTwit – an Overview

While browsing for non-AIR Twitter apps I came across a pretty neat Desktop app, Metrotwit . The look of it made me awe. Neatly arranged columns with bold titles. The sans serif font used is pretty distinct and clear. The neat icons and status update box will please every eye. Though not as extensive as TweetDeck on the functionality, the simple design and organized interface is very impressive. It is based on the latest Microsoft .NET 4.0 and Windows Presentation Foundation 4 frameworks and thankfully does not use any resource heavy base such as Adobe AIR.

As it rightly says

It looks simple because it is simple. MetroTwit is proudly just a Twitter client and brings out the best Twitter has to offer with simple yet intuitive features.

And I love such clean interfaces. Overall a very appealing first-look user experience.

Privacy is Dead

In most of the world, “Privacy is Dead”. Its best to put a RIP sign on it and smile.

Just think about it. If it was not so, why would we be ever bothered about SPAM? SPAM Mails, unsolicited Messages, crank Calls, unwanted Mailers. There is so much Marketing Junk that reaches each one of us, that we could probably be using 5 times less energy and save as much in time.

Still to reach out to us and persuade us, most Sales pokes reach us right when we dont want it at all.

Recently, I saw a software product in an exhibition which will send companies the name and contact details of the person who did even as much as just browse their website. They said we take it from Hoovers and its likes. So now even the Corporate World is not spared.

Do you still think, we should discuss Facebook privacy, when the Marketeers/Tele-callers  know about your mobile number you bought yesterday?

BFT on 8th May 2010 at Momoz & Corner House, Kormangala


Having planned for the Momoz Tweetup this #BFT (Bangalore Friday Tweetup), I kept the invitation short and private. Thanks to @sanjaykkumar and @mithsm for making it without fail.

We started with some bland Thupka, graduated to Triple Shezwan Fried Rice and then Dragon Mushroom. Post that we went to Corner House for an Ice Cream as planned and discussed friends, food, bikes and Bangalore while savoring our Yummy choices.

Was a Wonderful #BFT 🙂

Short Story with a Beautiful Message… :-)

Got his forward on my mail. Generally, I am not the one who would bother. This one caught my attention though.  As the title says its Message is certainly powerful when seen in the context.

Most relationships, we see, take a blow due to simple mistaking of similar thoughts.  Both might have the same intention, its just their interpretations that differ. And hence the friction. The irony of sorts is that, these misinterpretations build up to a bigger quarrel one bad day.

LOL! Some people never leg go of their old clothes, even if they have new favorites 😀

Now for the Story:

Little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.
The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter,
‘Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river.’
The little girl said, ‘No, Dad. You hold my hand.’
‘What’s the difference?’ Asked the puzzled father.
‘There’s a big difference,’ replied the little girl.

‘If I hold your hand and something happens to me,
chances are that I may let your hand go.
But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens,
you will never let my hand go.’

In any relationship, the essence of trust is not in its bind, but in its bond.

So hold the hand of the person who loves you rather than expecting them to hold yours…

This message is too short……but carries a lot of Feelings.

Tools of Convenience 2

Sharing content today has become so native to us, that if we like a music or photo on someone’s phone we just share it over Bluetooth or Wifi.

With ease comes responsibility. With all those forgetful minds and hard-to-find-time schedules, it would be probably great if we could have everything we need online and accessible. Then came Cloud storage.  And we needed tools to make the syncing easy. And thus emerged Dazzboard.

As they say “To simply drag, drop, play and share any Media from (& between) all your Devices, Services, Cloud Storages & Social Networks, get Dazzboard now.” Witha  filesize of just about 2Mb, seems like a catch.

If you have tested this app and have written a blog, why not share your Blog links along with Comments below.  I would love including the reviews from all you guys right here.

Dazzboard for Android tested by Clark Wimberly at http://bit.ly/dazzboard

All Ladies Night

Were going through Facebook Events and found this one-of-its-kind event "Lavender Nights-The First All Gurl Party in Bangalore" at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=302485165269

Although, the Event is truly a eye-catcher for both the women and the men (for obvious reasons), what we observed was that this event is "Strictly for Women", even though the event page does not restrict men from RSVPing. 
Curious as every soul, although they have specified they are there for Music, we wonder what these slinky lavender outfit girls, showing off their pride are up to. As they say : 
" Lavender blue, Rosemary green,
When I am Queen, you'll be my Dream

Bring your Queer Gurls, 8 P.M. sharp
Some to the drink, some to the dark

Some to make love, some to show off
You and your Dream to keep it all hot

Lavender Nights and Pink Nation Present
A party for women, a shining event

We're here to have fun, we're here to dance out
We're here and we're Queer, no closets about!

So come all you gurls, and bring your friends too
We're here for the music and that's what we'll do! "

Cheers Girls! Have a Great Time! And call the Boys to Chauffeur your less-sober selves, back home 🙂 ! 

#BFT at 3Storeys Bangalore

This #BFT (Bangalore Friday Tweetup) we had at 3 Storeys the sea food joint off Lavelle Road, was quite an attendance. With @angeldirect (Tina) not there for it, @dhempe (Hrish) and @brandbull (ShyamS) organized it with close to 15 people attending it. @swarathma was represented by Jishnu, who shared a lot of insights into the band, its history and some funny moments. Comments and questions poured in from every corner with @murlidharbhat (Murlidhar) discussing his stint at Social Media, @dhempe (Hrish) discussing his adventures on Twitter, @faiqg (Faiq) adding some smiles and @therealnaren (Naren), @Pratsie (Prathiba), @twahul (Rahul), @sidh256 (Siddharth), @brandbull (ShyamS), @flyfiddlesticks (Prasanna), @bigrjs (Rajesh) and a few others (Forgot their Twitter IDs) adding their bits to make it an interesting forum. We also saw Jishnu wishing to do a Fan-driven @swarathma event. Any ideas fans?

The food was not that great with most of us not liking the excessive coconut in them. Of the non-veggies and fish, there were a few who relished it and few who did not have comments. On the whole the experience was fun-filled, full of interesting conversations, however, lacking in finger-licking food.

Post this a few of us went to have IceCream at Lakeside IceCream Parlor and savored a few different delicacies. 🙂