Jul 6, 2011

Google Plus first impression – Facebook’s killer?

What Google worries the most is not another search engine like Yahoo, but it’s social media!

Facebook has been its biggest rival and Google just couldn’t make it right through previous failed projects like Google Buzz or Google Wave.

This time, Google knows they can’t fail.

I’m quite lucky to get invited and here’s my first impression of Google Plus!

At my first sight, it give the feel of Facebook  - and even simpler.

Google Plus has a status update bar, friend list, profile picture

The special thing in status update is: We can choose which “Circle” to see your update.

We can add our friends to our own “Circle” – let it be hometown friends, university classmates, family or ex-girlfriends. =P

This enables us to update status to certain people we want – and I think this feature is pretty cool!

In Facebook you update status to all your friends which sometimes irrelevant. Besides, too many Facebook groups will just make things complicated.

These 5 features that make an interesting Google Plus – Sparks sorts topics and interests in a section while Huddle is a group messaging experience that make your circle experience more lively.

Google Plus make all Google products connected – If you can share pictures directly from Picasa Web Album.

If you want to upload picture manually – very easy – you just have to drag it from your PC.

Google Plus Hangout

Personally I think it’s another killer to Facebook. Google Talk has a brand name of quality video call, and through “Hangout”, you can video talk to your friends concurrently. So, distance is not a problem with technology!

Of course, Google Plus is not perfect like you need some works to add your friends with Gmail.

So, is it going to replace Facebook real soon? I don’t think so. Facebook will still be in the main stream but it better reduces spams and improve features.

But to social media users out there who stay connected with friends online, it’s definitely a good news!

I give a + to Google Plus… now, the question is, which “Circle” are you in? =P


*Tell me if you want to be invited and experience Google Plus :)


Jul 1, 2011

Why I look forward to Google + now, disappointed with Facebook.


For a site which is ranked no.2 traffic worldwide in Alexa, this is quite dumb.

Site maintenance? Really? At 10.00pm local time which is the peak hour? I expect this to be scheduled during minimal traffic time like during midnight.

This makes me realized 2 thing:


Don’t Depend too much in Facebook. Or single particular website unless you own the domain.

Always backup. Imagine your Facebook friend list just gone like that? All of your albums and networks?


I’ve more VALID reasons to really look forward to GOOGLE + now. Don’t make us down, Google!


Jun 29, 2011

How to ask the right question? Talk to your heart in a better way?

I’ve bought this book,  like 2 years ago, what Anthony Robbins writes inside never fails to impress me.

Reading Chapter 8 moments earlier has broaden my perspective and would like to share here with you.

Many often we are not satisfied on current life, feel unhappy, emotionally unstable and having relationships problemshave you ever thought this is because we ask the wrong questions?



If we want to change the quality of our lives, we should change our habitual questions.

We need to realize, what we do mostly day in and day out, is ask and answer questions.

Remember, ask and you shall receive. If you ask a terrible question, you’ll get a terrible answer.

So if you ask, “Why can’t I ever succeed?”, it will tell you, “Because you’re stupid,” or “Because you don’t deserve to do well”

But if you try to ask, “How can I succeed?”“What I can do to succeed?”; the outcome will be totally different.

Questions determine everything you do in life, from your abilities to your relationships to your income.

For example, many people fail to commit in relationships simply because they keep asking questions that create doubt: “What if there’s somebody better out there? What if I commit myself now and miss out?”

What terribly disempowering question!

Sometimes these same people destroy the relationships with more horrible questions: “How come you always do this to me?” “Why don’t you appreciate me?” “What if I were to leave right now – how would that make you feel?”

Compare this with:-

“How did I get so lucky to have you in my life?” “What do I love most about my husband/wife? How much better will our lives be as a result of our relationships?”

Same goes to persons who ain’t doing well financially.

They ask questions like “What toys do I want right now? instead of “What plan do I need in order to achieve my ultimate financial goal?

The questions you ask will determine where you focus, how you think, how you feel, and what you do.

This shapes your destiny.

And we can actually change how we feel in an instant, just by changing our focus!

Stop asking “How come I’m so depressed?” or “Why doesn’t anybody like me?” as you will focus on and look for references to back up the idea that there is a reason to feel unloved or sad.

Try something like this, ask yourself “What are my most happy memories?” or “What’s really great in my life right now?”.

You’ll not only feel better but be able to contribute more to those around you!

If you’re feeling really sad, there is only one reason:

It’s because you’re deleting all the reasons you could be feeling good.

And if you’re feeling good, you’re deleting all the bad things you could be focusing on!

So, start asking empowering question to yourself right now.

Every morning when you wake up, ask some of these questions:

1. What am I happy in my life now?

2. What am I excited in my life now?

3. What am I proud in my life now?

4. What am I grateful in my life now?

5. What am I enjoying most in my life now?

6. What am I committed to in my life right now?

7. Who I love? Who loves me?

In the evening, ask the 3 questions:

1. What have I given today?

2. What did I learn today?

3. How has today added to the quality of my life or how can I use today as an investment in my future?


“Some men see things as they are, and say,”Why?”

I dream of things that never were, and say,”Why not?”     – George Bernard Shaw


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