7 Steps to gift your mom the best on Mother’s Day

Wondering what to gift your mother this Mother’s Day? Greeting cards, flowers, jewellery and chocolates are all passé; it’s the new age mom we are talking about so the gift should also match her persona. This Mother’s Day make your mom feel special by gifting her a fabulous holiday for her to unwind and get away from the regular boring chores.

Wondering what to gift your mother this Mother’s Day? Greeting cards, flowers, jewellery and chocolates are all passé; it’s the new age mom we are talking about so the gift should also match her persona. This Mother’s Day make your mom feel special by gifting her a fabulous holiday for her to unwind and get away from the regular boring chores. Forget about holiday planning, booking etc. Just focus on packing your & your mom’s best clothes because Microsoft gives you a never before opportunity to win an all expenses paid trip to Thailand for your mom and you! All you need to do, to participate is create a 2 minute video that captures your most treasured moments with your mom & lets her know how much she really means to you. So, there is no better day than Mother’s Day to let your mom know how special she is in your life.

You can participate in the “Windows Mom & Me” contest on Windows & Me Face book Community page and stand a chance to win this holiday for your mom.

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The 7 step process:

  1. Firstly log on to “Windows & Me” Facebook community page
  2. Select photos that represent all that your mother means to you, it’s how you want to salute your mother
  3. Create a video of less than 2 minutes using these photos
  4. You may create this video using the Windows Movie Maker (In XP, Vista, search for moviemk.exe in the Run command; for Windows 7, download Live Essentials)
  5. Upload this video on the Windows and Me page and give a caption to your video
  6. Do tag yourself to the video and add the tag for the Windows And Me page (@Windows And Me) to the caption
  7. Encourage your friends and family to like and comment on the video

The participant, whose video will get the maximum number of “Likes” will win an all expense paid trip to Thailand. The contest will be running from April 27 till May 7, 2011 while the winner will be announced on the Windows & Me page on Mother’s day – May 8.

So, what are you waiting for! Log on and make this Mother’s day the best ever with Microsoft!

Schibsted launches free classified site Sahipasand in India

Schibsted Classified Media has announced the launch on the Indian market of the free classified ads site Sahipasand.com. The site allows people in India to buy and sell in a wide variety of categories without any cost for the user.

Schibsted Classified Media has announced the launch on the Indian market of the free classified ads site Sahipasand.com. The site allows people in India to buy and sell in a wide variety of categories without any cost for the user. On Sahipasand is possible to sell any kind of object, car or pet, but also to buy, sell or rent apartments and houses, find jobs or publish CVs.

According to Schibsted, a big effort is being put into the quality of the service, especially in relation to possible frauds, seen as the biggest potential problem in the free classified business. All the ads are also manually reviewed one by one to reduce low quality ads, duplicates and promotional material.

Instead of the traditional classifieds structure based on categories first, Sahipasand’s homepage asks the user to choose between one of 28 regions. This layout has been designed to improve the user experience and give an incentive to local hand-to-hand exchanges rather than shipping through mail.

At the moment nearly 50,000 ads are present in Sahipasand’s database, but Schibsted’s ambitions are much bigger. According to Schibsted CEO Terje Seljeseth: “This battle is not about who else we should beat. It’s more about the transformation of the advertising networks and how the market develops. You should keep in mind that the gross domestic product of India is about four times the on of Norway. I guess that says something about the technological development in the country. This effort is a little different than what we have done previously in Europe.

Sahipasand is based on a platform originally developed for the Swedish site Blocket, the fifth largest website in Sweden, and is part of the Schibsted Classified Media network, which includes sites based on the Blocket platform in more than 20 countries.

The launch of a new site in a nation as densly populated as India is a new direction in Schibsted Classified Media strategy, which up until now has concentrated mostly on smaller countries with a higher internet usage. With a population of nearly 1.2 billion and an estimated 71 millions internet users, India is considered by the Norwegian company to be a market with huge potential in regards to future growth.

About Schibsted Classified Media

Schibsted Classified Media is part of the Schibsted Group, a media company based in Norway. Founded in 1839, Schibsted has successfully moved from paper-based to online media company throughout the last decade. With the acquisition of no.1 French classified site LeBonCoin in September 2010, Schibsted Classified Media has become the third largest classified group in the world, behind eBay and Craigslist.

Facebook Improves Its Comment Box on Websites

Facebook has just announced a number of improvements it has introduced to its comments box on websites. These improvements are: 1. Increased Social Relevance Comments are ordered to show users the most relevant comments from friends, friends of friends, and the most liked or active discussion threads, while comments marked as spam are hidden from view.

Facebook has just announced a number of improvements it has introduced to its comments box on websites. These improvements are:

1. Increased Social Relevance

Comments are ordered to show users the most relevant comments from friends, friends of friends, and the most liked or active discussion threads, while comments marked as spam are hidden from view.

In the example below, Cat is my friend and I see her comment first:

 

 

2. Better Moderation Tools

New moderation tools have been added based on developer feedback. Admins can choose to make the default for new comments entered either “visible to everyone” or “has limited visibility” on the site (i.e., the comment is only visible to the commenter and their friends), to help mitigate irrelevant content. Admins can moderate on the Comments Box directly or on the moderation dashboard. The moderation dashboard, accessible from a link on Settings, aggregates comments from all Comments Boxes across your site and shows a public and admin view.

 

3. Improved Distribution

Comments can now be more are easily shared with friends or with people who like your Page on Facebook, opening up your content to a wider audience. If a user leaves the “Post to Facebook” box checked when she posts a comment, a story appears on her friends’ News Feed indicating that she’s made a comment on your website, which will also link back to your site.

 

 

4. Enabling other login providers

In addition to Facebook for login, you can also give users the option of logging in and commenting with other login providers (option is set via the “Settings” link). If the user does not have a Facebook account or is not logged into Facebook, she can comment with other accounts to leave a comment. We plan to add other login providers soon.

 

Instructions on how to integrate the new comments box on your website can be seen at http://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/472