U. S. Military Social Networking Site

While the general populace does it's Social Network on widely used sites such as Facebook, Twitter and perhaps now Google+, military service members now have their own dedicated social networking forum. Milpages, a new site created by U. S Air Force Sergeat Adam Mulholland, will devote itself largely to military topics with the goal of bringing U. S service personnel together online.
"Unlike Facebook, we are focused solely on military topics or those things that have an interest to the military people around the world", said Mulholland, who created the site. "This means, everything from opinions on what the military is doing today, coupons and savings, international military reaching across to nations around the world, or just random conversation".
"our site is targeted directly at military or supporters of, which is unique in the sense that it is being done on a social basis", said Mulholland. "We are different because the site is not a commercial multi-million dollar company running it like military.com. It's created by actual military members.
According to Mulholland, the new site contains some columns, blogs, but is largely dedicated to social networking.

U. S Military social networking site source at : http://www.techzone360.com/topics/techzone/articles/221092-us-military-now-has-its-own-social-networking.htm

Meet Your Best Friends With kupple

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Kupple social networking site is an online social network for couples seeking friendship, advice, or simply looking to try out that new restaurant in town.

kupple.com was founded with one simple purpose; to help couples find couple friends.

No matter how much you and your spouse enjoy, each other's company, there's no replacement for couple friends. They are your dinner and a movie buddies, the other half of your golf foursome, or maybe even your companies to travel the world. But finding a good match can be difficult.

Kupple's database makes the process of finding, other couple-friends easier than it has ever been before. You can search based upon your shared, interests as a couple, a common hometown, or even the individual hobbies of each partner.

Kupple social network was founded in 2006, after Beatrice Eslamboly and her husband moved to a new city and found themselves with few opportunities to meet other couples. After a disastrous double-date with a couple they barely knew, they vowed to never do it again. Shortly after the horrible date, the Eslambolys found themselves at a business dinner with Jon Steinberg and his fiance who had recently moved to Los Angeles from Philadelphia to pursue Jon's career as a television writer.

Twitter Launches Web Analytics Service For Websites

Yesterday Baweh and online social networking sites talk about how to keep your twitter account safe. Now we want to talk about Twitter web analytics. Twitter web analytics provides much more information traffic coming to your website via Twitter 140 characters.

Twitter was launched Tweet button last year for web publishers to use for their users to click on to share on Twitter, but websites using the tweet button couldn't know how much traffic they were getting from Twitter

The Twitter web analytics service, now in private beta, the new service also shows how much traffic comes from the Tweet button. It gives information for Tweet button publishers, which place they should put their tweet button to get more reader from Twitter. Finally the new tool reveals a list of the most Tweeted links or stories from a website and how many click those links receive.

More information that Twitter now has 100 million active members and 230 million Tweets every day. Twitter now drives 100 million clicks/day to websites across the web.

Facebook Announces Twitter-Like "Subcribe" Feature

Facebook social networking site continues to add new feature that have proved popular on rival social networking sites, introducing Wednesday a Twitter-like service that allows users to follow updates from people who are not contacts.

The service, called "subcribe", also gives Facebook users a more complete filter to help control what shows up in their news feed. But the biggest charge is the  ability for public figures, journalists, and others to allow their posts to be read without adding others as a contact on having them "Like" a page.

A Facebook user who wants to monitor the posts someone who has opted in to the program would simply hit the "subcribe" button on the person's Facebook page, and they would receive updates that person posts as "public". The service is similar to San Francisco-based Twitter, which has found a large following by allowing people to "follow" the 140 character or less updates from their favorite celebrities and other public figures.

The change comes directly on the heels of Tuesday's announcement of expanded "Friends Lists", including "Smart Lists", features that streamline the process for grouping Facebook contacts in order to have greater control over who sees certain content.

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How To Keep Your Twitter Account Safe

We often asked the question "How do I keep my Twitter account safe and private?" Good question, and we're happy you asked.
First you should know that attempts to directly "hack" Twitter are extremely rare. The majority of account compromises actually happen as a direct result of "phishing" schemes. Phishing is a way to target users by sending them fraudulent messages meant to trick them into sharing their passwords. This can come in the form of fake e-mail, attachments or log-in screens that are designed to look similar to your Twitter sign-in page.
You should know that Twitter never sends emails that request Your password or asks you to download attachments. Similarly, You will never have to enter your Twitter password into anything other than a Twitter log-in screen on the web and applications that trust. You can always make sure that you're on the real Twitter site by checking the address bar in your browser-make sure the domain is twitter.com. There is lot more about protecting your self from phishing attempts on our support pages.
Here are some additional important recommendations from our Safety Center :
  1. Use a strong password with at least 10 characters and a combination of letters, numbers and other characters for Your Twitter account. And use a unique password for each website you use (email, banking, etc) that way if one account get compromised, the rest are safe. A personal email account that's compromised is the second most likely way an intruder gains access to Twitter accounts.
  2. Use HTTPs for improved security on Twitter. This is the same encryption technology that allows you to safety make payments online.
  3. We recommend linking your phone to Your Twitter account. Doing this could save Your account if you lose control of your personal email and/or password.
  4. If you think your account has been compromised, visit our help page for compromised accounts to find out to to fix it quickly.
We're committed to keeping Twitter a safe and open community and educating you, our users, about the best ways to keep your accounts secure. We post regular updates about safety and security via @safety and regularly update our account security help page.

More about How to keep Twitter account safe look at : http://blog.twitter.com/2011/07/keeping-your-account-safe.html

Top Ten Oldest Companies

Yahoo small business release top ten oldest companies. Don't let their age fool you! These longstanding companies are still growing fast. Check out their humble beginnings and rich histories.
  1. Norwich, Vermont No. 3,636 2010 Revenue: $81.1 million The oldest company on this year's list, King Arthur Flour Company started as a flour import business before introducing its own product in 1896. Run for five generations by the Sands family, the now 100 percent employee-owned company manufactures flours of all kinds, gluten-free mixes and more in a township that houses three company headquarters: "Camelot", "Avalon", and "Excalibur". In this company photograph from 1896, company founders Mark Taylor, Orin Sands, and George Wood stand beside a sign heralding their new additive-free flour.
  2. New Your No. 4,116 2010 Revenue: $140 million. This 180-year-old law firm began as Graham&Graham, a typical wall street law firm that dealt in real estate. It became one of the first truly international law firms in the country when the firm began representing bond proceedings in Latin America. With 80 percent of the firms practices located outside of the United States. Currently, the firm is serving counsel on Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy proceedings. This company photograph shows a 1920 firm dinner at New York's famed delmonico's. it might have been a quiet affair-the 18th Amendment had gone into effect a year before.
  3. Richmond, Virginia No. 4,061 2010 Revenue: $532 million McGuireWoods, a law firm that boasts 19 offices worldwide, has grown substantially throughout the centuries through firm mergers and client-facilitated expansions. The firm maintained offices across the state of Virginia for 150 years before venturing to Washington, D.C. Now, the firm reaches as far as Belgium, specializing in varying areas, including Intellectual Property and Class Action Litigation. this photograph is of the company's oldest continually occupied office building, located at 491 Fefferson Street in Charlottesville.
  4. Newark, New Jersey No. 4,891 2010 Revenue: $216 million. This northeast regional law firm began in Newton, New Jersey, but relocated to Newark 147 years ago. The firm has provided counsel for famous inventor. Thomas Edison and gunslinger Annie Oakley, with a McCarter on the roster until the 1990s. Now, the firm has 400 lawyers in offices all over the northeast, specializing in intellectual property and corporate litigation, among others. Photographed from left to right are company founders Conover English and Thomas McCarter.
  5. New York No. 4,701 2010 Revenue: $870 million. Francis N.Bangs, a 21-year-old lawyer, opened his one-man firm on lower Broadway in Manhattan in the 19th century. Since then, the lawyers affiliated with Davis Polk's rich history were involved in trials concerning William M. "Boss" Tweed, JP Morgan, and Hollywood film studios among others. Now the firm, which has 750 lawyers in nine locations around the world, is lead counsel for CitiGroup's financial crisis-related matters. Photographed at left is name partner John W. Davis, who ran and lost as the Democratic Party nominee against Republican Calvin Coolidge in 1924.
  6. Philadelphia No. 4,843 2010 Revenue: $376 million. Since its establishment in Philadelphia by John Christian Bullitt, this law firm has steadily grown in the last 160 years. The firm provided counsel for many Philadelphia businesses, including UPenn and even some of the 30 alleged communist schoolteachers dduring the McCarthy era. Now, Drinker Biddle is one of the 70 largest firms in the nation, counseling in many areas including labor law and discrimination litigation. Photographed from left to right are firm founder John Christian Bullitt and Henry S. Drinker. Drinker, a long-serving member of the firm, aided the beleaguered von Trapp family when they ran aground of visa troubles on Ellis Island in 1939.
  7. Detroit No. 4,956 2010 Revenue: $146 million. though this law firm was founded in the middle of the 19th century, it began to grow rapidly under Sidney T.Miller fifty years later. When his own son died of pleurisy, Miller lelt the firm to Cleveland Thurber, whose leadership fostered more growth. Now, Miller-Canfield contains a network of 450 lawyers that represent individuals, business, and nonprofits for advice and litigation among other services. Photographed at left is firm founder Sidney Davy Miller, standing to the right of the pillar.
  8. Chicago No. 4,921 2010 Revenue: $717 million. This Chicago-based firm emerged as founder Frederick H. Winston provided counsel for several railroad companies in the 19th century. The company has defended breweries during prohibition, department store Montgomery Wards during World War II, and the Atlanta Braves during their departure from Milwaukee. Now, the 1,000-attorney international firm manages cases against companies both in the public and private sectors. Photographed at left is founding partner Frederick H. Winston.
  9. Chambersberg,Pennsylvania No. 2,314 2010 Revenue: $38.7 million. Englishman Alexander Cuthill Fergusson's company began in importing before selling domestic chemical products to the paper, soap, textile, and leather industries. The company also aided in the production of blueprints for the U.S during  WWI by synthesizing a chemical that was in shortage. Now, the "jack-of-all-trades" business provides educational programs, evaluations, and products for the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and industrial industries, among others. Photographed at left is the company's hometown of Chambersberg, Pennsylvania in a postcard from the last decades of the 19th century.
  10. Indianapolis No. 4,485 2010 Revenue: $152 million. The founder of this law firm, Thomas A. Hendricks, is perhaps better known for serving as Vice President for President Grover Cleveland's second nonconsecutive term. With a historical roster that includes a governor, a mayor, and the first female African American State Attorney General, the firm now boasts 370 lawyers across the U.S and in China and offers both consulting and litigation in a variety of fields. Photographed at left is company founder Thomas A. Hendricks.

Top ten source : http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/advisor/top-10-oldest-companies-170000463.html

How To Play Daggerfall On Your Windows 7 PC

Before you can play Daggerfall game on your Windows 7 PC, first you need to find the game. You'll probably prefer to download Daggerfall game directly from publisher Bethesda Softworks, which released the title for free to celebrate the game's 15th anniversary.
You'll need to use the free DOS emulator DOSBox to play the game on a modern machine. Grab the latest version of DOSBox and install it to your hand drive. Remember that any filename over eight caracters will truncate to match the old DOS 8.3 naming conventions, so make sure to create a separate folder for housing your DOS game files with a short and simple name, such as C:\DOS. After downloading a copy of daggerfall, unzip it in a subdirectory of C:\DOS, like C:\DOS\DaggerCD.
DOSBox offers advanced users a variety of config settings to tweak, but we're going to keep it simple and show you the bare minimum you need to play Daggerfall on a windows 7 OS. To get started, select the Edit Options item in the DOSBox folder on your start menu.
This action will open the DOSBox--0.74 conf configuration file, where you can tinker with the variables of the emulated DOS environment. Scroll down to the {dosbox}section and change the 'memsize' variable to read memsize=32. Save and close the file, and then launch DOSBox in windowed mode from the Start menu; you'll find yourself staring at a basic DOS command prompt like 'z\>\', so you'll need to tell the emulator where to look for your Daggerfall files. This process is called mounting a virtual drive, and you can easily accomplish it by typing mount c c:\dos-freesize 1000 and pressing Enter.
Next you need to emulate a virtual CD-ROM drive from which to install your copy of Daggerfall. Type mount d c:\dos\daggercd-t cdrom-lagel Daggerfall to do so. This line tells the emulator to treat all the files in c:\dos\dagger as though they were stored on a physical CD labeled Daggerfall, without all the hassle of actually needing to find a working Daggerfall CD. Now switch your DOSBox emulator to the D:\ drive by typing d: and pressing enter, and then type install. This will initiate the Daggerfall install program; agree to all terms; and install the game to c:\Dagger on your hard drive; making sure to set the install size to Huge.

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