Facebook shutting down – Rumor or Fact?

Reported Weekly World News –

“Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office, “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.”

and he went on to explain that starting March 15th, users will no longer be able to access their Facebook accounts.

I personally don’t think that this is true… What about you?:

Do you believe in this news?

If you think that the news however may be true and you are an active user then it is only imperative that you take the backup of your account and keep it safe till we all get more confirmations on the same.

How To Backup All Your Facebook Data And Download It?

facebook backupFirst, login to your Facebook account.

After logging in, go to Account > Account Settings using the top right menu.

On the Account Settings page, scroll down to find the option that says, Download your information. Click on the learn more button and then click on the Download button on next page.

After clicking on the download button, Facebook will send you the download link on the email address associated with your Facebook account after the backup is ready. Click on the link sent to your email, enter your Facebook password and click on the Download button to download the backup zip file that has all your Facebook profile data.

Anubhav Sharma

QR Codes – Bit.ly Edition

Earlier:QR Codes – Digitize your Print

Recently the popular link shortening service Bit.ly with billions of clicks on its several user generated links per month announced that now it will allow users to shorten links and automatically turn those links into QR Codes which is fantastic use of technology offering tons of uses and establishing that QR Codes are going to be more and more popular and widely embraced.

However, if your goal is an optimized code, bit.ly may not be the best place to produce your code while it does offer the ease of producing the same.

There are other generators that are well optimized that encode a variety of different types of information including, email, sms, videos, photos, wifi info, geo location, phone numbers, vCards, meCards and more!

Bit.ly however does bring an overall value to QR Codes by making it even easier for users to generate their own QR code by simply adding two letters to URLs and with billions of those already being shortened every month this could really be a huge push forward for the QR code industry.

How to Do it on Bit.ly?

To generate a QR code for your URL all you have to do is to put .qr at the end of the bit.ly link and that generates a QR code automatically. The new QR code appears on a new page with a bit.ly fish. Just right click and save the code and you are ready to go.

Alternatively, add .qrcode at the end of your bit.ly shortened URL and you get the code without the fish, right click and save your code.

The one you see here is the QR Code to this Blog generated by adding .qr to bit.ly link.

Future Tense

QR Code indeed leads you to digitize your print in turn offering you immense value and opportunities but the same however is not without a problem which with QR Codes is twofold:

a) Reach and b) Access

Regarding Reach, We would like to see the actual stats on smart-phone owners who have downloaded QR apps like ScanLife.

Regarding Access – of those owners, how many use them regularly to discover / access content.

The process for QR Code linking is still user-heavy. What’s sold as ‘Snap & Visit’ is more like ‘download app, see QR code, launch app, snap and visit’. That’s not a a great user experience.

Anubhav Sharma