Upload Images To Facebook Using Windows Live Gallery

There are several times when you may have gone out on a trip or outing, or took photographs of something unique, however keeping those pictures to themselves, is something people rarely do and sharing them with friends and family is definitely the way to go.

One such way to share images is to upload them to popular social networking sites like Facebook and Orkut so that your friends can easily view, how you had fun and enjoyed your trip.

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Upload Photos To Facebook From Your Desktop

I usually take a lot of pictures when I go out and tend to upload it to several social networking sites, to share with my friends there. Facebook is one such social networking site which allows users to upload images and share it with others, but if you take the web route, it becomes more of a pain.

However I just came across a pretty handy freeware called Bloom which is a multi platform desktop application that will let you upload your photos easily and efficiently to Facebook, download albums and view your friends photos.

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FireStatus: Quick Status Updater for Facebook, Twitter and FriendFeed

There are several services that will allow you to update your status in multiple services like Facebook, Twitter and FriendFeed, but what if you want to do it from within Firefox without having to visit any website.

Must Read: Convert Firefox into a Social Networking Hub

FireStatus is a handy extension that will allow you to update the status of Twitter, Facebook and FriendFeed simultaneously.

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Change Your Facebook Profile Layout With PageRage

The recent Facebook design update has generated a lot of negative feedback from users who do not like the new layouts. If you are one of the people who did not like the new Layout, PageRage provides the much needed option to change the look and feel of your profile page with tons of new layouts.

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How To Block Ads in Your Facebook Profile

Facebook is definitely one of the biggest social networks today, and many people tend to spend a lot of time interacting with their friends and family there. For people who spend longer time on Facebook the advertisements may start to get a bit annoying.

Here is a simple trick on how you can block ads on Facebook.

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Calgoo Is Now Free

The Calgoo team has decided to make the full version of Calgoo 2.0 free. Calgoo is a desktop calendar management application for Windows, Linux, and OS X. It allows you to manage your calendar, and synchronize it with Google Calendar, Outlook (2003 and 2007), 30 Boxes, and iCal. Not all of the Calgoo features work  calgoocalendar-logowith every calendar service it syncs with, but you can easily manage multiple calendars in one place. It’s also a great cost-effective alternative to Outlook’s calendar, because you can use it offline, and it will synchronize your calendars at regular intervals.

Previously, the basic version of Calgoo was free, but a few premium services were reserved for paying customers. Now all of their software, including Calgoo Calendar, Calgoo Connect, and Calgoo Hub are free. The company intends to deliver ads to Calgoo Hub, their calendar sharing service, and ads will possibly appear in Calgoo Calendar and Calgoo Connect when they are used with Calgoo Hub.

Since Calgoo is multi-platform compatible, it makes it easy to keep your Mac in sync with your Windows and Linux machines. You can synchronize across systems via Calgoo Hub, or you can install it on multiple systems and point them to the same Google or 30 Boxes calendar. Either way, you don’t have to worry about porting information back and forth among machines, or attempting to synchronize your calendar from a PDA or Smartphone in multiple places.

Calgoo can also interact with your Facebook account via the Agenda Share Facebook application. Once you’ve added it to your Facebook account, and run the setup in Calgoo Calendar to give the application permission, it will add your calendar information to your Facebook profile. You can limit the information displayed on Facebook via specific tags, or you can choose to share one or all of your calendars. If your Facebook friends need to see your schedule, this is a convenient way to share it with them.

If you’re looking for a robust Outlook calendar substitute, Calgoo is a great option. It may not replace your other calendar software, but it is a great synchronization conduit for those of us managing multiple calendars.

Facebook: What to Expect with the New Interface

I enjoy using Facebook. After using Friendster, Tribe, MySpace, and Orkut, Facebook was a breath of fresh air. I have never received Spam, and I’ve only had facebook-logoone or two random people try to “friend” me during the 2 years that I’ve been a member. Since Facebook evolved from a university setting, it lends itself well to interaction (unlike Friendster), it doesn’t assault my senses with horrendous themes or auto-playing multimedia files, and people are usually clothed in their profile pictures. It’s really a very positive experience after using MySpace.

Facebook is getting ready to launch a brand new interface (which you can see at http://www.new.facebook.com), and the changes promise to be for the better. Everyone I know has a mild case of Facebook Application fatigue. For at least two months, I fought my way through Zombie, Pirate, Snowball Fight, and Knighthood requests, just to see if there was any legitimate communication from my friends. Unfortunately, there were far more application referrals and updates going on than anything else, and communication was reduced to a lot of clicking on links and buttons. The new Facebook interface will change this by significantly tightening up application security. Application developers will no longer be allowed to force you to invite your friends in order for you to see the outcome of a quiz, test, or any other information you’ve submitted. This should dramatically reduce the application clutter that everyone is experiencing. Applications that don’t meet certain privacy requirements and applications that continue to force users to promote them will be banned. Maybe this will force the developers to work harder to keep user interest instead of trapping them in an unbreakable invitation loop.

Privacy is also going to be a much bigger priority on Facebook . There have been several complaints, petitions, and requests from the user community for additional privacy controls, information from application developers about how their information is being used, and ways to prevent Facebook itself from distributing their information (remember Beacon anyone?). Facebook is changing all of that by allowing users to try the applications before they allow their information to be shared with the developer. This gives me a little more piece of mind about my application use, and I think it’s a huge step in the right direction. Facebook is learning from their previous privacy mistakes, and these new changes will give them a significant edge over the competition.

Convert Firefox Into A Social Networking Hub With Add-ons and Extensions

Flock is a browser which makes social networking more easier than ever bringing to you a host of tools to interact with different social networking websites. Firefox on the other hand is not social networking ready but can be easily converted into a social networking hub by using extensions and add-ons.

In this post we will take a look at those useful extensions and add-ons which will help you convert Firefox into a social networking hub. Anticipating the Firefox 3 launch tomorrow we will only be talking about extensions that are compatible with Firefox 3 and above, those extensions will also be compatible with lower versions of Firefox.

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