OMG This Sexy Mom Making Thousands of Dollar Working From Home – Facebook Scam

Looks like I am working overnight today with Facebook Scams. I recently posted about three scams today. The first was a girl having a spider living under her skin video followed by the Oslo bombings video scam and the Ex Girlfriend being violated Facebook Scam. Now I have come across a new scam where a sexy mom is making thousands of dollars working from home.

Sexy Mom Thousand Dollars Facebook Scam

The new scam is going with the text saying "This is so real.. OMG This Sexy Mom Making Thousands of dollar only working from home. Now you can also make lot of money like her".

However, this mom is neither sexy, nor does she make thousands of dollars. The people who make the thousands of dollars are the scammers who basically entice you to click on these links and spread them across to your unsuspecting friends.

Seriously, if it was so easy to make money, why would someone share it with you? Also why would a lingerie clad mom show her assets to you when she was making thousands of dollars anyway?

I am really fed-up of these scams on , but there is no stopping them. They will continue to happen and spread throughout the system. After all, not all of the 750 million users on Facebook are good at spotting it, or are they?

It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook.

OMG Ex-Girlfriend Revenge Video Scam Spreading on Facebook

In a new trend, a new scam is spreading on in multiple ways. There are different updates related to the same thing and they are similar in nature. I have been writing about Facebook Scam for a while today. Previously, I wrote about the Oslo Blasts Security Camera Blast and the Girl Has a Spider Living Inside her Skin scam.

Ex Girlfriend Revenge Facebook Scam

Now a new scam is spreading very rapidly on Facebook and it is going around in various flavors as given below;

  • [Video] OMG! Watch as he gets REVENGE on his Ex Girlfriend. LOL. She could not walk properly for days!
  • OMGF! See what she done after his Ex girlfriend posted This on here wall. I dare you to watch more than 44 second of this video!
  • [Video] OMGG! This is what Happened to his Ex Girlfriend. LOL. She could not walk properly for days!

There are many more variants of the same scam and it is definitely not looking good because the rate at which it is spreading is alarming at best. We urge you to not click on this Facebook spam links and avoid clickjacking scams so that others are not affected by this.

The scam uses the same methods as earlier Facebook video scams and entices a user to click on the link and then directs them to a site where they are asked to fill out surveys before they can view a video. In the end, the user fills up the survey and makes money for the scammers and then dupes the users by not showing any video at all.

With more than 750 million users, Facebook is ripe for pickings and the scammers stand to make a decent amount of money even if they fool 1% of the Facebook users.

It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook.

[Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast! Facebook Scam

Earlier today, a bomb went off in OSLO killing several innocent people and injuring many. The blasts were carried out by terrorists, but it looks like scammers are out to fool people and make use of the tragic incident as a background.

OSLO Security Camera Blast Facebook Scam

A new Facebook Scam is doing the rounds of Facebook where people are sharing updates saying “[Video] OSLO Security Camera Captures Blast!”. There is no such video available on the internet and the the users are just scamming people and having them click on the links and making money for themselves.

Earlier this month, scammers used the Casey Anthony case and spread scam saying; Leaked Video of Casey Anthony Confessing to Lawyer! Facebook Scam. They also took advantage of Ryan Dunn’s death and spread a scam Ryan Dunn’s LAST WORDS EXCLUSIVE Video.

Additionally, earlier this year, scammers also took advantage of the Osama Bin Laden killing and spread scams like Osama Dead Censored Video Leaked Wikileaks Video, Osama Bin Death Video among other things. The scammers have also not left celebrities like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus by spreading scams like OMG Can’t Believe Justin Beiber Did This To A Girl and Warning: Miley Cyrus Sick Video.

Overall, the scammers take advantage of people and their curiosity and spread their scams during a big event or disaster. They don’t care about the sufferings, all they care about is to fool you and make money.

It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid. You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook.

Girl Has a Spider Living Inside of Her Skin! Facebook Scam

A new is rapidly spreading on where users are sharing a video on their timeline with the message "OMG. this is really gross GlRL HAS A SPlDER LlVlNG lNSlDE OF HER SKlN".

OMG Girl Spider in Skin Facebook Spam

The following update is written in all capital letters and has replaced the word "I" with an "L". The video also warns users that it has Mature Content. However, don’t fall for it, since it is nothing but Facebook Spam. The scam is similar to earlier scams like the OMFG: A Girl Raped by Her Teacher in the Classroom and Brother Rapes and Kills His Sister scam.

It tries to generate curiosity in users and then redirects them to a site where they are asked to fill out surveys before they can watch the video. As a user, you might fill out the survey and make money for the scammer, but there will be no video to view in the end.

It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.

Here is an article about Avoiding Facebook Likejacking and Clickjacking scams. We have also compiled a list of Most Actively Spreading Scams on Facebook on Facebook for you to look through and avoid.  You might also want to use a security application for protecting you from Facebook scams. As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook.

Facebook Rolls Out New Comment Features – Embed Videos, Images and Other Media Content

Facebook has just launched a new feature that allow users to embed videos, pictures and other external content in comments by just including a URL.

Today we are launching a commenting feature that allows you to embed videos, photos, or web sites in comments just by including a URL. Your comment will include a video player, a thumbnail of a photo, or a brief overview of the web site being linked to. If you prefer your comment without the preview, you can remove the preview with one click.

When you copy-paste the URL of a video, image or any other external web content, Facebook will automatically retrieve the content in comments. Users, who are interacting within a thread, do not have to leave the page or open a new tab in order to view a video or an image.

New Facebook Comment Features - Embed Videos and Images

Here is a video that demonstrates how embedded media content are shown within Facebook comments –

If you do not like the new feature or find your comment threads too long, you always have an option to remove the preview. You can do this by clicking on “Remove Preview” at the bottom of your comment.

Of late, we have seen Facebook experimenting with many features. A few weeks ago, Facebook launched group chat and video calling feature. The video calling feature, powered by Skype, lets you have a 1-on-1 video chat with your friends and family members. We have also reported that Facebook is testing a new music service called Facebook Vibes, which could be announced in the near future. Facebook has also updated its user interface by bringing up the chat box and real time updates on the right-hand side of the page.

Learn how to Group (Video) Chat on Facebook

Facebook seems to be a bit worried after the launch of Google’s social network, Google+. It is trying to accommodate new features into the site, making the site more user friendly. The new comment feature is certainly a plus point and we can expect more features to follow in coming days.

Group Video Chat on Facebook with Social Hangouts

A few weeks ago, Facebook introduced new features to their site that included group chat and video chat. The video calling feature was launched in conjunction with Skype, and is accessible through Facebook Chat. It allows Facebook users to have 1-on-1 video chat with friends and family members, unlike Google+ Hangouts that allows its users to group (video) chat with over 10 users at once.

Learn how to  Start Using  Facebook  Video  Calling Right Now

Facebook’s video calling feature does not support group call and is not available on smartphones. Hence, developers on Facebook came up with an app called Social Hangouts that allows you to video chat with 20 users at a time. That’s 10 more than Google+’s Hangout feature. It was reported that the app was launched a few days back to provide Facebook users a chance to group (video) chat with their friends, relatives and loved ones. This is great news to people who are still waiting for a  Google+ invite, since they  can now experience (group) video chatting on Facebook itself.

Group Video Chat on Facebook Social Hangouts

(Social Hangouts), a multi-user video chat application on Facebook, is now ready to take on the millions of Facebook users in a click of a button. Social Hangouts is a simple, easy to use application; you access the app without ever leaving Facebook, invite up to 20 of your contacts from your friends list and you could all be having a live video chat in no time! This might prove to be in Facebook’s favor, who to-date has managed to stay on top due to application and developers such as these and add to its arsenal against Google+.

Although Facebook’s (incomplete) video calling feature failed to create an impact, Social Hangout is certainly creating a buzz and gaining popularity. We had also seen TinyChat, another Facebook application that allows you to chat with 12 users at once. This application also lets you see a map of where your friends in chat are located.

Social Hangouts was developed in competition with Google+ Hangouts. To use Social Hangouts, all you have to do is to allow this application and send requests to your friends and family members to join Social Hangouts. Once the application is installed on your Facebook account and your freinds have accepted the invite, you can choose up to 20 friends from your friends list and invite them for over for a video chat.  Easy, isn’t it?

Go ahead and test the service here. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

How Do You Define Google Plus?

Defining Google+: Is it Facebook’s competitor? Or is it similar to Twitter? Oh, wait! Does it work like a blog?

Well, it is quite hard to define or probably explain the newly launched social networking site, Google+. When Google+ was announced, everyone thought that it was Facebook’s competitor. Later on, by users’ experience, they claimed that it is more like Twitter where you can share links/images; make official announcements and so on. However, few users say that it works similar to blogging platforms. People like Kevin Rose, found Google+ so interactive that he eventually ditched his blog and redirected his domain to his Google+ profile. Well, now that’s like being more fascinated towards Google+.

Let us compare Google+ with Facebook, Twitter and Blogging platform to see what they have in common.

Google+ vs. Facebook

Right from the profile page to updating posts and to sharing stuff with friends, Google Plus and Facebook have the most common features.

  • G+ and Facebook have almost the same Profile Page. The user’s profile picture placed on the upper left-hand corner with friends list below that, is same as Facebook. In addition to that, we have information like Occupation, Education and a brief self-introduction box on the right-had side of the page.
  • Facebookers can “like” updates while Google+ users can “+1″. It is pretty much the same feature. Both these buttons are allowed be integrated on third-party sites.
  • The status update box on Google+ is a copy of Facebook’s status update box. A picture is worth a thousand words. Here’s the comparison:
    Facebook Google Status Box Comparison
  • Updating posts in Google+ is similar to updating posts in Facebook. You can share personal thoughts, videos, pictures and even links while your friends can “+1″ (“like” on Facebook), comment or share it with others.
  • Google+ allows you to categorize your friends with the help of Google+ Circles. This allows you to control what you share with whom. Similarly, Facebook allows you to categorize your friends in Groups, but unlike Circles, Facebook users do not commonly use Facebook Groups.

Google+ vs. Twitter

I have seen people breaking news on Twitter and such announcements/news published on Twitter, spreads like wildfire. Google+ functions in a similar way. We have seen Google employees – Vic Gundotra and Frances Haugen, announcing new features on the site. Not to forget, the CEO himself (Larry Page) posted  Google’s Q2 Earnings report on his stream last night.

Most Indian tweeters, use SMS gateway to update news as quickly as possible. Similarly, Google+ announced SMS support that lets Indian users update their Google+ stream by just sending an SMS. Here’s how to update Google Plus through SMS.

Google+ vs. Blog

Like any blogging platform, Google+ also allows you to share posts with photos, videos and permits users to comment on it. Although blogs allow you to share your posts on Twitter and Facebook, Google+ limits its user to share posts within Google+ only. However, with the use of third-party extensions, you can share Google+ updates on Twitter and Facebook simultaneously.

What is New in Google+?

Well, just one thing and that’s “Sparks”. Google+ Sparks allows you to identify or discover topics that might interest you. For instance, let us say that you are interested in Photography. With the help of Sparks, you can keep yourself updated with latest news and topics related to Photography. The results shown are filtered according to the keyword/s you specify. Read more on “Sparks” here.

Considering the above points, it is quite hard to define Google+. What I think of Google+ is that it is a mixture of everything. Google+ == Facebook + Twitter + Blog + Some of Google’s unsuccessful services.

Here’s how I think Google+ was born – Google has taken the best of Google Wave, removed some unworthy features from Google Buzz, added few bits and pieces from Orkut, integrated Facebook’s UI, allowed Twitter like functioning and embellished it with photo sharing and video chatting to make it look more like a blog.

Google has really brainstormed on Google+ and have taken into consideration what people really want and how they would like to communicate with their friends and family  members  – You share what you want, how large or small it is and firmly decide whom to share it with.

Well, If you are already on Google+, please let us know what you think of Google+ or how would you define it?

Google+ to Have 20 Million Users by the End of This Week

UPDATE: Google CEO, Larry Page,  confirmed  on his Google+ profile that Google+ has reached the 10 million user mark.  

Google+ is still only in field trial with limited access as we scale the system. Users have to be invited, sign up with a profile in order to use it. However, the growth on Google+ has been great–and I’m excited to release some new metrics for you today
Over 10M people have joined Google+. Great achievement for the team

As expected, Google+ has hit the 10 million mark. Google CEO, Larry Page confirmed it during the Google’s Q2 Earnings Call while he pats on the back of the Google+ team for doing a wonderful job. Apart from that, he shared a few more interesting stats during the event.

  • Google+ users are sharing and receiving over one billion items everyday
  • The +1 Button is being used more than 2.3 billion times a day
  • Android now has over 250,000 apps and over 550,000 Android Devices activated a day
  • Google Chrome, on the other hand, has grown significantly with over 160 million Chrome users

According to the Q2 Earning report released by Google, Google’s sites generated $6.23 billion (a 20 percent increase) while paid clicks on Google sites and AdSense partner sites has increased by 18% YoY, and the average cost-per-click increased about 12%.

Read the complete report on Google  Q2 2011 Results.

Do you feel proud of yourself, since you have a Google+ account while your friends do not have one? Well, you don’t have to be anymore, because according to a recent analysis done by Paul Allen, entrepreneur and co-founder of Ancestry, indicates that Google+ is nearing the 10 million user mark and believes it will touch the 20 million mark by the end of this week.

Although Google+ is currently under a limited field test, it has seen tremendous growth since its announcement. 24 hours after the launch of Google+, the invite feature had to be closed down due to high demand of Google+ Invites. On July 10, Google+ had over 7.3 million users registered with a growth rate of 365 percent in just six days.

Google probably never expected the amount of popularity that it has gained until now. A few days back, Google+ users were bombarded with multiple email notifications spamming their inbox due to a coding error, after which the service that kept track of Google+ notification system ran out of disk space. Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice-President of Social for Google, however, apologized for the inconvenience caused.

 

Live vs Plus

According to Paul Allen’s analysis of the Google Plus user-base, the social networking site will have over 10 million users by Tuesday (July 12) and expects to cross over to 20 million users by this weekend. He said that his analysis was based on a survey of the surnames appearing on the site. With the help of the US Census Bureau data of surnames, he made a rough estimation about the number of users in Google+.

I start with US Census Bureau data about surname popularity in the U.S., and compare it to the number of Google+ users with each surname. I split the U.S. users from the non-U.S. users. By using a sample of 100-200 surnames, I am able to accurately estimate the total percentage of the U.S. population that has signed up for Google+. Then I use that number and a calculated ratio of U.S. to non-U.S. users to generate my worldwide estimates. My ratio is 1 US user for every 2.12 non-U.S. users.

We saw the usage of Google’s +1 button surpassing Twitter’s tweet button. This indicates how Google+ is gaining popularity. Now, both Facebook and Twitter, have something to worry about.

A  report  by Inside Facebook indicates that Facebook has dropped its growth significantly in the last two months. Facebook had at least 20 million users signing up per month, but the number went down to 13.9 million in the month of April and further reduced to 11.8 million in May this year. This is due to the number of Facebook scams, a potential threat to the users, that are spreading across the site in bulk. The other reason could be due to the company’s ongoing security and privacy issues.

Facebook's Growth Rate Dropping

Facebook, currently has over 750 million active users. Google+ is way behind Facebook, but looking at the way Google+ is gaining popularity, I am sure it will be a close competitor to Facebook. We don’t know how accurate Allen’s reports are, but in the coming weeks, we can expect a tough competition between the two social networking sites. Google+ can expect a higher growth rate when it comes out of beta stage and  launches  its API service.

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GoogleMinus Tells You Who Removed You From Google Plus Circles

We are all human beings and definitely love to have friends. However, unlike friends we meet in real life, Social networks like , and allow us to get in touch with people we have never met (or may never meet) in our lives.

That said, initially people do accept your friendship but as time goes some of them may unfollow you or unfriend you. There have been ways to find out who unfollows you on Twitter or who unfriends you on Facebook, but what about Google+? Well, thanks to a new extension called GoogleMinus, you will be able to find out when someone removes you from a Google Plus circle through a notification. As Read Write Web points out, GoogleMinus is an unfriend tracker for Google+.

Google Plus Unfriend Tracker

The extension works in , and Safari. However, you will have to install another extension called Kynetx before you can start using GoogleMinus because it is built on that platform. Kynetx is a browser platform which allows developers to build browser apps that run on multiple browsers without having to write separate extensions for each of them.

One annoying thing I found with Kynetx is that you will have to first create an account there before you can install any extension. You will have to do it only once and can then use the extension on any browser. However, you will have to install the Kynetx extension on all the browsers you choose to use this extension on.

If you decide to run through all these hoops, you will get a notification as shown in the screenshot above whenever someone decides to aha remove or block you from their circles. Find it useful? Then go ahead and install the GoogleMinus extension.

Google Plus Technical Lead Answers Questions from Users

Google is betting big and risking a lot on its latest social network, Google Plus. According to unconfirmed and fairly imaginative estimations by Paul Allen, Plus might have already crossed ten million users, but Google has been carefully controlling the number of people allowed in. Google Plus is currently in field-testing phase (beta phase). However, Google is actually taking the field-testing bit seriously. Learning from the mistakes committed with Wave and Buzz, Google has been iterating rapidly. Within just three weeks of launch, Google has tweaked several minor aspects of the product, such as gender visibility, with bigger changes in the pipe. We have seen everyone from Engineering SVP Vic Gundotra to general Google Plus developers collecting feedback by engaging with the users. In another such attempt, Joseph Smarr, the technical lead on Google Plus, created a “Ask me anything” thread on AnyAsq. He has already answered hundreds of queries, and is not yet done. Some of the more interesting revelations are:

Google-Plus

  • Google+ uses Java servlets for its server code and JavaScript for the browser-side of the UI, largely built with the (open-source) Closure framework, including Closure’s JavaScript compiler and template system.
    Our backends are built mostly on top of BigTable and Colossus/GFS, and we use a lot of other common Google technologies such as MapReduce (again, like many other Google apps do).
  • Smarter ranking/collapsing/filtering in the stream and notifications, integration with more Google products (e.g. an easy way to share articles from Google Reader to G+), and an API are things that Smarr wants to see soon in Google Plus.
  • While discussing the significance of the ability to add non-Google+ users to your circles he said, Personally, I think it’s a crucial feature to empower targeted sharing, esp. in the early days of the product when many of the people you want to share with aren’t yet using Google+ or checking it regularly. After all, a lot of “targeted sharing” happens over email today.
  • Smarr believes that while he is personally happy with the core circles/sharing/etc model, there’s just a lot to do in terms of UI tweaks, making the stream and notifications smarter, improving new-user sign up, and so on.
  • No Google+ integration with Google Calendar or Docs is currently planned. The Plus team isn’t reusing any code from Wave.
  • Multiple Google Account integration with a single Plus profile is something Smarr has been lobbying for internally.
  • Searching and Tagging are also being actively discussed internally.
  • It should be possible in the future to create circles from your Gmail contact groups.
  • Currently Google isn’t sure about what to do with Buzz, but for now, it will continue to exist as an independent product.
  • By Google’s standards, the Google Plus team is surprisingly small.
  • While answering several questions on the development process and engineering behind Google Plus, Smarr shared a few interesting tidbits.
    • “We built and re-built many aspects of the UI many times based on user studies and dogfood feedback. And of course we’re “standing on the shoulders of giants” in many ways, learning both from our previous social products and the industry at large. For instance, Andy Hertzfeld was working on a prototype “next-generation contact manager” before Google+ got started, and many of the ideas in that prototype formed the core of the “circle editor” UI we shipped, but we made numerous changes and revisions to the UI along the way, and we’re clearly going to need to keep doing that going forward (for all aspects of the product).”
    • “We put extra emphasis on engineering speed/agility–we try to release code updates on a daily basis while still keeping quality/stability/latency as high as you’d expect from google.”
    • “Trading off consistency vs. availability is always challenging, and even more so in social applications where your actions affect other users, often in other data centers.”
    • “Also, pretty much everything about hangouts is technically challenging. I don’t know much about the details; I just know those guys are wicked smart. :)”