Monday, September 30, 2013

Billions of Faces on one Page

Billions of Faces on one Page - See where your Face roll down in the history of Social Media Giant Facebook.

"Creative Technologist" Natalia Rojas created an app mapping the profiles of Facebook's 1,267,191,915 (and counting) users - and you can see where you come in the timeline

Called the Faces of Facebook, at first glance the page looks like a static television screen - but is actually millions of profile pictures.

Arranged in numbers, from top left to bottom right, the image shows you who joined Facebook first - and you can see where you come in the timeline. (Kidsfreesouls Editor ilaxi patel stand 46, 375,193 user). When you click on Facebook user number one, you - of course - see founder Mark Zuckerberg's image, along with co-founders Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz.

By clicking the location symbol and putting in your Facebook details, you can pinpoint your place in the colourful mess, as well as the spots of all your Facebook friends.

Rojas writes, "There we are, all mixed up: large families, women wearing burkas, many Leo Messis, people supporting same-sex marriages or r4bia, chihuahuas, Indian Gods, tourists pushing the leaning Tower of Pisa, selfies, newborns, Ferraris."

"We are not breaking any of Facebook privacy rules because we don't store anyone's private information, pictures or names," Rojas wrote on the site.

It is quite a trip to find you and your friends, who's who and is a testament to the huge global distribution that Mark Zuckerberg’s social network enjoys today. A unique web based app and sure, this one will curiously make you glimpse at Facebook Smiley gallery!

* All contents on by Ilaxi Patel, Editor - Ilaxi has been writing her Tech column previously on her blog : and all her new posts can now be read here and on 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I am an Author - Google Authorship & Google Author Rank

Some months ago, I explored my Webmaster Tools at Google. Amazingly, I came across Google Authorship and Author Rank. Google is piloting the display of author information in search results to help users discover great content. Check out these sample queries for my Search Results and there, you find this with your queries :


How does this Happen - I wondered and got me into the Search with my pic and Google + profile appearing with my pic. Google do not guarantee to show the Author Information in Google web Search or Google News results - However, if you are an Author with a Book - Content on a website, there you go with options :

Option 1: Link your content to your Google+ profile using a verified email address.

Option 2: Set up authorship by linking your content to your Google+ profile

What I basically did was adding a piece of code linking my content to my Google profile is a two-step process. First, you add a link from your website or page to your Google profile. Second, you update your Google profile by adding a link back to your site. As an Author of Guardian of Angels, I placed the code to my 'Real Author' Page on my site . Though, the easiest and most reliable way to enable authorship information in Google search results is to provide a verified email address on the same domain as your content. If you don't have an email address on the same domain, however, you can associate your content with your Google+ profile by Google Authorship steps with the codes.

But first, remember, you need to have a Google + Profile and follow + add more people you know and of interest. Just build an awesome network on Google + . Let it Happen - Just Add people you like, make posts, be social, interact, plus or share posts - Let the G+ social media be your platform for passion, professional, philosophical, political, knowledge sharing or anything that's good and interesting. Make circles and add people. Search by "hashtags", "shared circles" "profiles" "pages" and add them into relevant circles. There are so many ways you can make Google+ your own and build your personalized network. Make posts and tag specific circles. Share the circles and keep rolling on G+ . Btw, here is an interesting Google + Tips that might be useful if you are using G+.

However, time restraints is much and so, be careful to set your timings or else you would end up spending 4 hours or more G+ ing  and even Hanging Out - Google + isn't Facebook and means Business, means Collaboration and Interaction. So, there you go - Use your EQ and IQ - the third SQ to be sane and safe and the fourth - RQ to maintain the Relationship Quotient with your Readers esp. for Authors. (unlike the LinkedIn Author Group which require flagging off messages! )

Also know the Social media tips and tricks Google + Tips, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn use with purpose and follow Author Rank - be regular, be consistent, be genuine and be original.

 For those who wish to go in detail, go ahead and click for Google Authorship. Also, here's an  official PPT used by Mr. Mitesh Sanghvi (Twitter handle: @MrMiteshSanghvi) of IMC Group during his session on "Google Authorship and Google AuthorRank" at WordCamp Mumbai 2012 #WCmum on Twitter.

- Meet me as an Author at Google + 
- Meet me as an Author at Facebook
- Meet me as an Author at Twitter
- Meet me as an Author at Amazon | Google Books | all web Book stores on Internet 

- ilaxi patel
Editor -
Author of Guardian of Angels

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Facebook Infographics - Amazing!

It's a long time to get me back blogging on my explorations on Tech. Not that I had been completely out of this field but more deeper learning and being a geek - Technology and learning is an endless process and it often takes one further to mastering and understanding. Social networking, Cloud computing, website platforms and following all the Google and Yahoo and Bing - the endless Search. The tricks and tips of G+, the panda and penguin features - makes you learn and grow richer each day. Wide learning tech, following journalism, politics and kids ! And, connected - connecting Authors at LinkedIn. 

Well, the Mashable stories inspire me to be back writing tech again. The recent craze of mine has been the Twitter - my restored account. Most of my tweets lately has been for #inthemixindia or the EDM - the House, Trance and all the music I love on earth. This is all in-between the busy time working at Kidsfreesouls remaking the site or offline engaged socially.

 Indeed, blogging is getting dimmer with more tweets, facebook updates and G+ with whole world of Soundcloud, mixcloudEDM, beatport, etc. However, the tweet on Facebook Infographics caught my attention to blog in here. With the Facebook Ad campaign, FB announced last few days ago that it has hit billion active accounts. Social networking at FB is woven into the fabric of our lives! The infographic is amazing with Top 5 Countries as:

1. USA
2. Brazil
3. India
4. Indonesia
5. Mexico

44% of Internet users are Facebook Users. 600 Million Mobile users and some like me use Mobile as well as all my computers!  140.3 Billion friends connected and 219 Billion photos uploaded !!

Now, isn't this a revolution? Staggering Fact. And, average user age is 22 to which I very much doubt coz I know a lot of teenagers below 18 connected to FB for longer time.

Here's the Infographic image from Facebook Newsroom and post on Mashable as well as on Jeff Bullas site which say a lot more.

- ilaxi patel
Author of Guardian of Angels

Friday, June 03, 2011

Go for Google Global Market Finder (SMBs)

Random posts on this blog see a long gap of a post as I sneak in today to blog with a new resolution to again switch back Tech blogging, hopefully!

The focus is on current Launch of Google India's 'Google global market Finder - a free online tool for advertisers to find new markets overseas. Available as a part of Google Ads, the new tool is designed to help Indian businesses expand their business and reach out to customers in the international markets. Google is all set to help Indian small and medium sized businesses (SME)to compete at a global stage.

Google had been offering Free Adwords Coupons lately worth Rs.1500 to 2000/- to business and though I ignored to make use of this, I did understand the value of Adwords which prove to be very effective in promotion of business. Google's SMB (Small and medium Business/Entrepreneur) customer base has more than trippled with a 100% year on year growth in the sector," said Sridhar Seshadri, Head, Google India's online sales. A typical SMB client spends anywhere between Rs 10,000-35,000 on Google adwords,it is learnt and the Company picks up good business through the various Google's call centers which help SMBs understand how adwords functions and how they can make use of it.

Further to this, the Global Market Finder helps to identify new markets based on keyword searches originating from a region. Market Finder translates keywords into any one of 56 languages used in the selected region. It then ranks each location by opportunity based on factors like local search volume, suggested bid price, and competition for each translated keyword.

Go explore but choose the right keywords. Google reserve the right to disapprove any keywords you add. You are responsible for the keywords you select. (check out Adwords rules-terms and conditions)

Also Research new markets with Market Intelligence tools and after you’ve done your homework on your new customers, localize your website, keywords, and ads with Google’s translation tools.

- ilaxi patel
Official Blogger and VA to M J Akbar

Friday, December 31, 2010


Wondering what is GMMXIE? The new Google Doodle today is puzzling and I thought is it a code for something. Did it mean to convey hidden message? Soon, I thought over and ugh, oh - realized it's Roman Characters MMXI - G and e are part of Google logo! MMXIE is 2011 and if you carefully look in details, find the message of sparkling wishes for 2011. Google often has unique way of celebrating with Google doodles and here, we find hope and joy as the year bids farewell and and the new year bell chimes in to ring in the new.

The United Nations has designated 2011 (MMXI) the International Year of Forests and International Year of Chemistry.

Wishing all Happy New Year 2011. May you google your way to spread Happiness and encourage Reading - all through the year, stay tuned.

- ilaxi

Friday, November 12, 2010

Google Instant Previews

Google recently launched Instant Previews and it sure is a way to guide you to see the web page as is, where is and how it is! You don't have to leave the Search results without a preview which gives a glimpse into spot on pages in search results that are most promising pages amongst the listed. All depending on the Key words and where the web page is positioned, it is the top 1-10 results that help viewers click to read the best.

Needless to say, M J Akbar's Blog preview in Google Search reflects the results with various key words. The new feature of Google helps people to save their time in searching process and saves for pogo sticking - usually clicking to site and coming back to search if unsatisfied. With the Google preview, the search results reflect with a small magnifying glass which appear next to each listing. Clicking on this magifying glass image, a preview of the page that is listed will appear to the right side of the search results. It makes easier to move down the arrow key through all search listings and it lets u look inside! As you select web listing, it will be highlighted with a blue background. The preview will change to show the highlited page. Within the images, relevant text to your search highlighted through 'call outs' that make it easy to read. Pages can have more than one call out and it might also have what Google calls 'tear' where a page appear as torn to show the overall context of the page but also show parts relevant to the search.
The images preview cover up Google's ads when they appear. This means, ads too get instant previews feature in the future. I think, this is a neat and a cool feature that helps save time and lets people browse in through the search results - at a glance look at web pages at Google search. Check this out and be there at M J Akbar's Blog through the Google search link. Also find your way to the newly launched The Sunday Guardian Website and of coz, my very own kids newspaper - - Stay tuned!
- ilaxi

Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Celebration is on....

Google’s 12th birthday on 27th September - M J Blog Birthday 28th september
Ever comes 27th September and it's Birthday celebrations. Google Celebrated it's 10th Birthday with Project10100 'May Those who Help the Most Win' - with Ideas to change the world by helping many people as possible. Google committed $10 million to implement these projects, and their goal is to help as many people as possible. I do not know what happened to the Project Ideas but yes, here's a glimpse into many Ideas to Vote that time:

Ideas put up for Voting earlier:

Provide quality education to African students
Make government more transparent
Help social entrepreneurs drive change
Make educational content available online for free
Drive innovation in public transport
Create more efficient landmine removal programs
Build real-time, user-reported news service
Create real-world issue reporting system
Enhance science and engineering education
Create genocide monitoring and alert system
Promote health monitoring and data analysis
Collect and organize the world's urban data
Build better banking tools for everyone
Encourage positive media depictions of engineers and scientists
Work toward socially conscious tax policies

It’s Google’s 12th birthday on 27th September and time for celebrations again. Google’s regular logo has been replaced by an image of a cake, created by the American painter Wayne Thiebaud. This logo is the new brand Google Doodle in the Google Logos which are newsworthy in their own right after the technology firm started using the customised versions of its logo to mark what it considered significant occasions.

Happy Birthday Google - 27th September is a memory. Google opened its doors in September 1998. "The exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake." said Larry Page and Sergey Brin earlier. However, the cake logo confirms that Indeed, the Birthday date is fixed for 27th September now and confirmed for once and for all.

Well, its time for celebration for me too as we celebrate MJ Blog Birthday , 28th September (started in 2004) just around Google's Birthday completing 6 years of web presence. An endless journey of Blogging on Web by M J Akbar and an endless journey of presenting the blog on the web.

- ilaxi patel
Official Blogger and VA to M J Akbar
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