Conx2share, an Innovative One-stop Mobile App, Slated for January Launch

Conx2share, an Innovative One-stop Mobile App, Slated for January LaunchIt started as a concept and a plan just a few months ago. Now it’s a cutting-edge technological phenomenon scheduled for a January launch.

We’re talking about Conx2share, a new one-stop mobile application that controls virtually all digital communication. This app, developed by a Toronto-based company with an international team of innovators and developers, is being recognized as the “next big thing.”

Conx2share is an innovative mobile app that has garnered serious attention from a host of media outlets including CNBC and Yahoo Finance.

Conx2share has developed a set of revolutionary communication features that mimic non-digital relationships. These features give the user the ability to create and share custom content through text, picture, video and blogging. The app also includes a profile page, with a personal photo, that identifies the user.

“Conx2share is a powerhouse communications app and so much more,” says Conx2share CEO/President HG Strickland. “It’s actually a communications app, social media app and communications hub.”

In addition to the communications features, Conx2share’s social media component is the first designed from the ground up for mobile users and is created to seamlessly function as one social network. This integrated platform allows creation of customized contact groups, such as Family, Business Network, or Close Friends. As a communications hub, the mobile app will deliver user content to existing social media accounts with just an easy tap of the finger.

“All of our features have been fully integrated into one platform built specifically for mobile users,” Strickland adds. “It’s easy to use, looks amazing and functions seamlessly.”

Developers have been burning the midnight oil to make Conx2share’s app even better.

“We have just added a new feature,” notes Strickland. “In addition to texting, sending pictures and videos with or without text, we now have included voice-to-voice messaging.

“You will be able to push a button and record a voice message and send. The recipient sees your profile image on the screen and listens to your message.”

Additional details can be found on the Indiegogo page, available at www.indiegogo.com/projects/conx2share-share-life-as-you-live-it.

Sign up for the free version is available at the company website (January launch) and iPhone users (iOS 8 required) can access the Beta Version as Testers through Apple’s TestFlight.

 

Facebook to trademark the word “book”?

Can somebody claim that they own the word “book”? The aforementioned word has been used by individuals since the dawn of time. Now, a popular social networking site is staking its claim over the word “book”.

According to tech site Ars Technica, Facebook is claiming the word “book” in their newly revised version of its “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.”

The report stated that a particular line in the statement of rights in the company said, “You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including Facebook, the Facebook and F Logos, FB, Face, Poke, Book and Wall), or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission.”

Though Facebook doesn’t have a registered trademark on the word “book”, it can assert trademark rights based on its use of a term.

The social networking giant currently has 73 active trademarks. These includes trademarks for the words, “Facebook”, “Like”, “F”, “Face”, “FB”, the number “0”, “Facebook Developer Garage”, “Wall”, “Facepile” and many others.

The tech site is reporting that Facebook has a pending trademark application in the European Union regarding the word “book”. But the status of the said application is said to be heavily opposed.

Study: More Facebook friends equals more stress

How many friends do you have on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site?

Well, people love to “collect” friends in their social networking accounts. It’s a fun way to mingle and interact with them through the Web. The more friends you have, the merrier you get.

But there’s a direct link between the number of your friends in Facebook and being a narcissist.

According to the study entitled “Narcissism on Facebook: Self-promotional and Anti-social Behavior,” the more friends you have the unhappier you get. Author Christopher Carpenter defines narcissism as “a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration and an exaggerated sense of self-importance.” He also added that Facebook “offers a gateway for hundreds of shallow relationships and emotionally detached communication.”

The researchers studied about 292 college students. They concluded that those with more friends on Facebook tend to score high on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory questionnaire.

Carpenter said in a statement, “If Facebook is to be a place where people go to repair their damaged ego and seek social support, it is vitally important to discover the potentially negative communication one might find on Facebook and the kinds of people likely to engage in them. Ideally, people will engage in pro-social Facebooking rather than anti-social me-booking.”

So are you a narcissist?

Google+ members reach 90M users

Google+ members have sky rocketed to 90 million individuals.

If we base it to data 3 months ago, their memberships have more than doubled signifying an influx of members. Google CEO Larry Page was “super excited” with the development.

Page said in a statement, “I am super excited about the growth of Android, Gmail, and Google+, which now has 90 million users globally – well over double what I announced just three months ago. By building a meaningful relationship with our users through Google+ we will create amazing experiences across our services.”

Page also added that he is very excited about what the year 2012 would bring them. He sees a ton of opportunities and growth for their business. He I also optimistic since the company ended 2011 with a very strong 4th quarter. According to reports their revenue was up by 29%.

As for Gmail, Google released its earnings for their email service last Thursday and said that Gmail now has 350 million users.

According to their October 2011 report, they only had 260 million users. In a span of only a few months, Gmail has upped its membership by 90 million members.

With the strong signs of Google, they blew past the $10 billion mark for the first time.

Michelle Obama is now officially on Twitter

One of Twitter’s latest users is well known to majority of us. In fact, after sending out nine tweets after after she officially signed up last Thursday, her followers have already reached 300, 000+  and the numbers are still rising.

First lady Michelle Obama has jumped on the Twitter mania well before the 2012 election season starts. On her first tweet she said, “ Hi, everyone, and thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to staying in touch with you here. -mo.”

As we countdown the months leading to the 2012 elections, Team Obama is doing all it possibly can to stay in the White House.

Michelle’s husband, the President, is already a member of Twitter as he signed up during his election campaign last 2008. He now has almost 12 million followers. He welcomed his wife in Twitter by tweeting, “it’s not every day we get to welcome the First lady of the United States to Twitter-happy to have you, @MichelleObama!.”

Her account will be managed by staff and anything Michelle wants to tweet, they will be tweeting it and will have a sign “-mo”. President Obama’s signature includes his initials “-bo” and is also being updated by his staff.

Beware: Terrorists wants to “Add” you on Facebook

Terrorists are catching up with the rest of the world. According to an Israeli professor who is an expert in terrorist organizations, they are now using the popular social networking site, Facebook, to win over followers and find new friends.

Professor Gabriel Weimann of Haifa University in Israel said, “today, about 90% of organized terrorism on the Internet is being carried out through social media. By using these tools, the organizations are able to be active in recruiting new friends without geographical limitations. Social media is enabling the terror organizations to take initiatives by making ‘friend requests, uploading video clips, and the like, and they no longer have to make do with the passive tools available on regular websites.”

Not only are these terrorists cells recruiting on the web, but they are also gathering information about enemies. According to the professor, when Hezbollah went to the net and researched about information on Israeli military by monitoring soldiers activity on Facebook.

Weimann added that, “the most advanced of Western communication technology is, paradoxically, what the terror organizations are now using to fight the West.”

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Google+ membership increase by 55%

is a runaway leader in social networking sites. No rival is near the number that FB has collected over the years.

But Google+ is optimistic that the number of individuals signing up for their services would reach 400 million by the end of 2012.

Experian Hitwise tweeted last Monday that the search giants entry to the social networking business had an increase in traffic last December 2011. The numbers doubled in just one month.

The tweet read, “Google+ total US visits reach more than 49 million in Dec-11, biggest month to date & up 55% compared to Nov-11 ow.ly/i/oT3R.

They also said in a tweet that Google+ grew eight out of the last nine weeks of 2011.

Paul Allen, analyst and Ancestry.com’s founder, said to the Daily Mail that Google+ has just passed the 62 million members mark. 25% of that number signed up during the month of December.

If we compare the growth rate of FB and Google+, the latter’s growth rate is faster since Facebook reached the 60 million mark nearly four years after they launched. With this rate, Paul Allen is optimistic that Google+ will reach the 400 million mark by 2012.

Current statistics show that Facebook now has about 800 million active members.

With the spike of Android users, the number of members for Google+ will surely increase since all Android smartphones have Google+ integrated in them. There are at least 700,000 Androids purchased every day.

Will Google+ be Facebook’s Downfall?

With Google+ all the rage since they opened the platform to everybody, does this mean the end of Facebook as we know it? Will Facebook be able to recover from this “hit” and come out “bigger and better”? Does Google really know what they are doing? All this and more will be answered in the next paragraphs.

When Google opened the doors of their own “social network”, millions flocked to see what the latest buzz was about. Google awed everyone by showing you how easy it is to isolate friends by putting them into circles, have a video hangout with your friends, and mass upload virtually every text, audio, and video file on your computer to “share”. Now this isn’t to say that Google+ is bad, it has some really cool aspects of its own to put on the table. The thing is, Google already owns a massive chunk of you already, virtually-speaking. Email, YouTube, documents, presentations, books, voice, website analytics, advertising, and yes even search, are all part of what you contributed to Google. By default, when they flip the on switch for anything, they will have “millions” that will sign up. It’s getting them to stick that is the problem. Remember when “Google Wave” came out? In the same way, Google dumps millions into researching, collecting, and aggregating data of one kind or another, so they will always have projects of some kind going on.

I don’t think Facebook really took much of a hit at all. Facebook hasn’t even hit every corner of the planet yet, there are still untold millions who don’t know about Facebook. Roughly 700,000 people are signing up daily which translates to 255 million new users annually. Facebook is still in the process of rolling out new changes and I really don’t see them slowing down anytime soon. Facebook has become synonymous with Google in our vernacular to boot.

Yes, Google knows what they are doing. They now have a “social network” to test out and play with, among other things. They have a solid user-base, but I don’t see them really making a dent at all in Facebook. Facebook has it’s own niche carved out, Google has theirs. There will always be “something else”, but in the end it boils down to what the people say.

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