Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Facebook Presence - Real life, Real time sharing via RFID

Facebook - A Social Networking Giant's yet another major big leap in the world of social networking is here.

Facebook Presence via RFID.

Facebook Presence or sharing via RFID will make Facebook a real time, real life companion of yours. Facebook will accompany you wherever you are. You will no more need a Computer or a tablet or mobile phone to access some of the features of Facebook. And this is not very far, indeed this has been implemented in some part of the world.

Facebook in it's F8 developer meet had already used RFID chips.

First what is RFID?

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of an object (typically referred to as an RFID tag) applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves.

Facebook has utilized RFID features to make Facebook on the go with you.

Ushuaia Beach Hotel has become world's fist hotel to integrate Facebook RFID's. Facebook RFID's (Facebook Presence) makes real time sharing without the use of a smart phone or a computer or similar devices.

At Ushuaia Hotel they give you a RFID (integrated in a  Wristband) while you enter the Hotel (This is optional service).  After associating these RFID Bracelets with your Facebook account you can upload your pics on Facebook and even tag yourself or do a status update or check in to Facebook places via various Facebook pillars attached at various points inside hotel. Ex. To upload a pic on Facebook you need to just scan your RFID (bracelet / wristband ) and then the device will click your pic and auto upload it on your Facebook profile.

Check out the Video

Facebook integration Ushuaïa Beach Hotel from Dorst & Lesser // Social Media on Vimeo.

Also recently Coco-cola used Facebook RFID's to promote itself  at Coco-cola amusement park in Israel. This event has also been recognized as "World's first real life RFID event tied to Facebook". Visitors at park were given RFID Bracelet's. People wore these RFID's while enjoying the park, it gave them an option of "Liking" various water rides and video games. At various points in park devices were kept by showing your RFID to these devices it clicked your pics and shared them on Facebook with a photo tag. Hence updating your activity on Facebook in real time.

In a three day event there were 35000 Updates done inside this amusement park and visitors were found frequently uploading their pics, status updates and "liking" different rides and video games.  This brought a lot of free promotion for amusement park, free promotion for video game companies and the rides. In total a Good Business Idea and fun for the visitors. Visitors also enjoyed the same as they made their friends jealous in real time on Facebook by sharing their activity.

In a major Auto Exhibition event (AutoRAI), Renault used Facebook RFID's to promote it's cars. Visitors to the event where give these Facebook RFID's which was used to bring more like's to the Renault car. Visitor shared their experiences with Renault in real time being in the event.

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Facebook itself used Facebook Connect Card (Facebook RFID's) to connect all developers attending the F8 event. Each attendee at F8 conference was given a token inside which was a RFID chip. This token had got a 10 digit unique number. Everyone at F8 was instructed to use this token number to associate it with their Facebook accounts by visiting Facebook Presence. After associating their token all visitors were automatically checked in to the F8 event on Facebook. 

These Facebook connect card were use in the event to share photo's on Facebook instantly. Also while playing game on any game lounge  by scanning the chip you can like the Gaming company's page and stay updated to them on Facebook.

Do check out Facebook to get some more idea - https://www.facebook.com/presence/

This is too early on this part but you can expect Facebook to take it much further, there can be good integration with Facebook presence, Facebook check-in etc. This can be a significant boost to the Hotel Industry and Entertainment Industry and in Event Managements. Facebook may go with some major tie ups in the future for the same.

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Navneet Singh Chauhan

Sunday, October 9, 2011

How to Open/Manage Multiple Facebook Accounts in same browser?

This post talks about "How to open/manage Multiple Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo mail, or any other services in same browser (Google Chrome) at the same time. "

We have taken Facebook as an Example to better detail the things.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Introducing Facebook Timeline - The most awaited FB update ever. - Facebook Timeline Review

All you ever wanted to know about Facebook Timeline....

Facebook with almost 800 Million users is a social networking giant and what makes this giant sustain and grow bigger day by day is it's the way it has evolved and changed with time. 

Probably the best update in past brought by Facebook was the "Like" feature introduced back in February 2009. Since then many good features where added like "Facebook Questions" in July 2010 (beta edition). "Facebook Places" in August 2010.

Recently Facebook also gradually rolled out changes which were opposed by many and was not welcomed by most of it's users.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Concerned about Facebook Privacy? Follow the simple tips.

Love Facebook? So you must have concerns about it.
Privacy have always remain a concern for Facebook and yeah it is naturally a site where we share most about our-self we naturally get concerns about our privacy.

Recently Yahoo News reported that Facebook keeps track record of sites you visit even if you are offline. Though it is yet to be confirmed.

Also according to new privacy policies Facebook Partner Websites by default can access your profile data.

Here we present some simple tips you might follow if you are concerned about your privacy on Facebook.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Offline Gmail - Super Fast offline version of Gmail.

We at Tic Tech Tips blog on making your web experiences better. Today's post is dedicated to "Offline version of Gmail" which is recently launched by Google. Offline Gmail is available on Google Chrome Stores and works well with Google Chrome. We had some good experience with Offline Gmail and few bad too. Keep reading to know more.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Download Windows 8 - Pre-Beta Version Free

Windows 8 is on it's way. Yes you heard it right. Microsoft is all set on it esteem project "Windows 8".

Windows 8 is expected to be officially released in September 2012.

Microsoft has just recently released it's pre-beta version of Windows 8 which you can download by visiting Download Windows 8 pre-beta version for Free. (Beta versions usually expires with launch of final versions. So you can enjoy Windows 8 beta versions till windows 8 is officially released.)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Why you should get an Idea 3G NetSetter?

Looking for a 3G USB device to surf the web faster?

Hold on and read this post to know why Idea 3G NetSetter is the best option for you. (Read till end)

Idea 3G Net Setter Salient Features.