1 June 2012


Shareaholic is free web browser add on that lets users share web pages, tweet, bookmark, and blog online with friends family and co-workers. The plug-in is meant to make content sharing on the web faster and easier while also making it simple for web publishers, advertisers and mainstream businesses to measure the effectiveness of their content.

Shareaholic is compatible with most major web browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Internet explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari and supports sharing with over 60 destination services including Twitter, Digg, Google mail and Facebook. A user needs to install the plug-in on the browser and use it to share any page link he/she likes on the web. In addition, the plug-in also indicates the number of shares for nay page when the user clicks on the icon on the browser. 

For publisher of a website, it makes sharing easier Process. On the advertiser front, Shareaholic allows real time bidding, using the jarge amount of data collected to make judgments on optimum performance and economic buying.
The data drives quality visibility traffic, leads and views to websites and content through real-time bidding advertising platforms. It helps deliver targetable data and audiences to advertisers for selling advertisement inventories. It also helps manage multiple social media profiles. The content sharing tools on it are available for most websites including WordPress, Tumblr, etc.

So You’re addicted to Facebook , too?

We’re living in a world of face book obsessed people who log onto the site almost on an hourly basis to either check if their friends have commented on their latest status update or to see who’s liked their new profile picture. In order to keep a tab on this growing addiction, Norway researchers have developed a new instrument called the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (BFAS). “The use of Facebook has increased rapidly. We are dealing with a subdivision of internet addiction connected to social media,”
The BFAS is based on six basic criteria.
@ You spend a lot of time thinking about social networking.
@ You feel an urge to use social networking sites more and more.
@ You use such side in order to forget about personal problems.
@ You have tried to cut down on the use of social networking sites but have sadly been unsuccessful.
@ You become restless or troubled if you prohibited from using them.
@ you use social networking sites so much that it has had a negative impact on your job/ studies.
The study sho- wed that scoring “often” or “always” on at least four of the six items may suggest you are a Facebook addict.