Google+: Would it kill Facebook?

Posted by Shikha Kedia | Posted in Review | Posted on 28-07-2011

Google’s most awaited answer to Facebook in the social networking zone has arrived in the form of the Google+ Project. And the alert call is Google+ was launched on the same day (29th June, 2011) when MySpace, (the leading social networking site of the pre-Facebook era), was sold for just $35 million to an ad network which shows how rapidly social networking giants can rise and fall.

However according to Google, Google+ project is their attempt to make online sharing even better. They aren’t trying to replace what’s currently available; they just want to introduce a new way to connect online with the people related to you.

The biggest thrust Google has for pulling people towards using Google+ is integration. It will build Google+ social networking features and tools into almost all of its existing online services so at some point of time it would seem silly to jump out to some other site (Facebook) to do your social networking.

BUT before we jump on to any conclusion we have to accept the fact that none of Google’s product has been able to generate the fire in social media be it Google Buzz or Wave which were largely ignored or Orkut which almost faded out with the coming of Facebook. Also the fact that Google+’s key feature — the idea to organize your friends into ‘circles‘ and share certain content only with certain circles — isn’t really unique or new: Facebook already offers ‘lists‘ that lets you select which content is seen by which friends.

So people what do you think? Would Google+ kill Facebook?

Birth and Beyond-Smart Mom’s Companion

Posted by Shikha Kedia | Posted in Clients, Introduction, Review | Posted on 27-07-2011

The huge gap in maternal consultancy services in Kolkata as compared to other Indian metropolitan cities now finds a solution. Kolkata is gifted with a unique resource centre for the smart contemporary mom’s who are looking for correct information regarding conception, maternity, and parenting.

Birth and Beyond aspires to educate and raise awareness about methods of birthing, breastfeeding, nutrition, fitness for mom and baby, counseling, and specific prenatal and postnatal care. The  organization will function as a health, wellness, and educational centre for moms: to explore and enjoy the first five years of their child’s development.

The founders Vidhi Beri and Bali Sanghvi began their maternal journeys in 2009 and 2010 in Kolkata. Birth and Beyond is borne from their experience through pregnancy.

To know more about them log on to www.birthandbeyondindia.com/home

Gallery Sanskriti- Destination for Art Lovers

Posted by Shikha Kedia | Posted in Clients, Review | Posted on 22-07-2011

Gallery Sanskriti provides, a space where critics and art-lovers, collectors and the ordinary viewer, can come together in an atmosphere exuding warmth and easy camaraderie. Ambica Beri launched Gallery Sanskriti in her small studio in Calcutta in 1990 with unstinted support from several contemporary artists. In the 18 years since, the Gallery has expanded and moved to the present larger premises.

Sanskriti has an ongoing exhibition area of 5000 sq.ft. It is designed to enable viewers to make connections through visual experiences. Besides innumerable exhibitions on the premises, the Gallery has a remarkable collection of publications to its credit, showcasing contemporary artists, both emerging and senior.

Google+ Complimenting your e-life!

Posted by Sujit Agarwal | Posted in Review, Web | Posted on 03-07-2011

Do you see the mysterious black bar at the top of the Google page? No, that’s not design, no theme.

Its an attempt from Google to do what Orkut could not. Google Inc. comes up the Google+ to its rival Facebook which has more than half a billion users.

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