2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 15 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Facebook Users Want To Look Good


A recent study in Britain illustrates that Facebook users are more concerned about their physical appearance in photos and less about their intelligence. This is an issue that I am always talking about on my Facebook status updates and my Tweets on my Twitter account. I am always asking much of the British or Newcastle female gender why they can’t take a photo without showing much of their naked body. Many Facebook or Twitter users I have come across can’t take a photo without showing their legs, chest or stomach.

Many would agree that much of the Facebook and Twitter users in Britain are careless and do whatever they want without any limits, self-respect or personal moral. In the study 56 per cent of the 4,374 people admitted they’re more concerned about their physical appearance in photos on social network and not their intelligence. Those in other European countries and the Middle East indicate in the study that they care more for intelligence and how they are perceived.

It clearly indicates from the study that British people are not concerned about how they are perceived from intelligence but what perception they portray from photos. Many of the users photos do be perceived as being ‘careless’, ‘spoilt’, ‘no morals’ and much more. The issue is that many other countries in Europe and East are improving their intelligence and over-taking Britain as manufacturers, designers, constructers, research and etc.

This recent study is showing us that much of the British people are insecure about themselves and trying to create a mask to hide who we really are through lying to others. The study indicates that only 34 per cent of men in Britain admitted to lying online to cover up their insecurities but 45 per cent of women were doing the same.

The difference is of course very clear and tells us that we do not have much self-respect or morals that we stick to. Many of the women upload photos of them doing some sort of ‘sexy pose’ to seek attention from the men and receive numerous comments and likes. That is a major problem because women are relying on that to be satisfied with their appearance and are attracting the wrong attention at the wrong time from men who perceive them as ‘easy-to-get’.

Women have no one to blame but themselves if they are being treated as a piece of meat or ‘easy-to-get’ by men from the interactions they are receiving. Women create that perception online and then men perceive them as being who they are because of their online lying to cover up the insecurities. Many of the women are having difficulties finding a decent relationship because of how men are treating them at the present. This causes women to not trust any genuine decent men because of bad experience with those who only wanted them for their physical appearance.

The study also found that 89 per cent of users believe that parents should take a bigger hand in this and teach their children better online etiquette. This suggestion does make me laugh because this is not possible in this modern British society with very low standard morals but Britain was not always like this. Back in the day if you have watched any documenteries British men were gentlemen and women were polite and respected their own body.

If today someone who was a man or women who confronted another man or women about being more decent in their appearance then they would be offended and kick-off about it in a violent manner. Many of the places I have seen and been to in the Asian part of the world have some set of morals and self-respect, example in my family we don’t want to be perceived as people with no respect. In Muslim or Pakistani society we have great self-respect and ensure we do nothing to make our family members (e.g. parents) feel/be ashamed in the Asian/Muslim community. If some British people set some for themselves like some of the cultures around the world have then there wouldn’t’ be this problem.

I only hope that this changes because I prefer to be in the company of someone who is concerned about their intelligence and not appearance. Someone who is only concerned about their appearance does not have much to talk about that is interesting except themselves and majority of it can be lies to cover up insecurities. Think about this study and what I have said, visit some of your social networking accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and etc) and have a look at what you see.

You will notice that many of the women young or old take a lot of their photos with their legs exposed with very little shorts/skirts, chest and stomach exposed while doing a ‘sexy pose’ by bending one leg and pushing in the stomach.

This in human nature usually is done to attract men because men are attracted to women showing their sensitive parts and the hour glass figure via the exposed stomach and back. It’s a signal to men that she would be suitable to have children with, human instinct which men have and can’t avoid.

So all I will say is STOP it British women and show off your intelligence and not your insecurities through body exposure. It will only get you the wrong attention and then you will get used for just pleasure by random men until you are a pregnant and unwanted for not having the appearance anymore or the intelligence.

Check the study by clicking the link below:

http://www.t3.com/news/facebook-users-would-rather-be-pretty-than-intelligent-study-finds

Viddy Review


What can I say about this App, there is Instagram that amazes us with its wonderful filters and then there is Cinemagram that helps us be very creative but this App Viddy is just as amazing as the rest.

Viddy is an incredible App which I would have loved to have 5 years ago to record the amazing things that I was doing then. There was no social network which was mainstream and mobiles phones were not as good as todays smartphones with high quality cameras. This App can be used by anyone who wants to record a short 15 second video to raise awareness or just post a message to their followers, celebrities like Rihanna also use it and record it on a personal camera.

When I started using this App I had few followers but as you start using it more and capture videos the followers count goes up and up. I would say “any video will do” because  that is the whole point of this App. It is fun to use and just addictive with it’s special effects and soundtracks.

An App like this is highly recommended and should be on your smartphone just incase you are out somewhere and see something funny or wonderful that you want to capture and share with the World. Viddy interlinks with other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and even Pinterest. Many of your friends on those social networks have the opportunity to see the short videos you captured.

In my video review I did state that Viddy could be improved by giving users the option to multi-task, one example would be that a user might want to record another video while the previous video is uploading or use another App. The problem I found was that I could not close the App or do anything else because any video that was uploading would be cancelled and I certainly didn’t want that to happen. Viddy might release some updates to solve that issue but overall the App is exciting, positive and a useful tool to have in anyones pocket.

FOLLOW ME ON VIDDY!

http://viddy.com/naz766

TRY VIDDY FOR YOURSELF!

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/viddy/id426294709?mt=8

http://viddy.com/

No More Twitter Gallery


I do not understand what has happened to Twitter‘s gallery recently in July 2012. Before when you would visit Recent Images of your own or some other User you had the option to see a Gallery of 100 (Thumbnail) images. Just recently I have noticed that when you hit the Recent Images tab you have to cycle through all the images and do not have the option to see a Gallery of 100 (Thumbnail) images.

I want the gallery feature back on Twitter!