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Digital Planner & Political Strategiser by profession, a deadly combo to watch out for! Shopaholic at heart. I can surprises you with my scandalous comments. If you need a patient ear – I am always there for you. An infectious laughter, this multi-tasker is who you need during a crisis.

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Wo The Papa……..

जब
मम्मी
डाँट रहीं थी
तो
कोई चुपके से
हँसा रहा था,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
जब
मैं सो रहा था
तब कोई
चुपके से
सिर पर हाथ
फिरा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
जब
मैं सुबह उठा
तो
कोई बहुत
थक कर भी
काम पर
जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
खुद
कड़ी धूप में
रह कर
कोई
मुझे ए.सी. में
सुला रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
सपने
तो मेरे थे
पर उन्हें
पूरा करने का
रास्ता
कोई और
बताऐ
जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
मैं तो
सिर्फ
अपनी
खुशियों में
हँसता हूँ,
पर
मेरी हँसी
देख कर
कोई
अपने गम
भुलाऐ
जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
फल
खाने की
ज्यादा
जरूरत तो
उन्हें थी,
पर
कोई मुझे
सेब
खिलाए
जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
खुश तो
मुझे होना चाहिए
कि
वो मुझे मिले ,
पर
मेरे
जन्म लेने की
खुशी
कोई और
मनाए
जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
ये दुनिया
पैसों से
चलती है
पर
कोई
सिर्फ मेरे लिए
पैसे
कमाए
जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
घर में सब
अपना प्यार
दिखाते हैं
पर
कोई
बिना दिखाऐ भी
इतना प्यार
किए
जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
पेड़ तो
अपना फल
खा नही सकते
इसलिए
हमें देते हैं…
पर
कोई
अपना पेट
खाली रखकर भी
मेरा पेट
भरे जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
मैं तो
नौकरी के लिए
घर से बाहर
जाने पर
दुखी था
पर
मुझसे भी
अधिक
आंसू
कोई और
बहाए
जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .
.
मैं
अपने
“बेटा ” शब्द को
सार्थक
बना सका
या नही..
पता नहीं…
पर
कोई
बिना स्वार्थ के
अपने
“पिता” शब्द को
सार्थक
बनाए
जा रहा था ,
वो थे पापा. . .

How to find volunteer work online

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There’s an infinite number of worthy causes and organizations eager to have volunteers, but if you’re just getting started, it can be difficult — even discouraging — to weed through all the options.

Luckily, many sites and platforms can help you find the best volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and skills. From Catchafire, which helps busy professionals apply their skills to volunteer work, to DoSomething, which helps young people take meaningful action based on their passions and time preferences, you’re bound to find volunteer work among the eight resources we’ve rounded up below.

This list isn’t exhaustive, and doesn’t include extended, government-sponsored volunteer opportunities such as AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps. But these resources will help you get started volunteering, and find local, convenient opportunities near you.

Instagram tops 300 million active users, likely bigger than Twitter

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Facebook’s billion-dollar Instagram acquisition is looking better and better.

Instagram announced Wednesday that it now has more than 300 million monthly active users, up from 200 million in March.

At that level, Instagram likely has about as many or more users than Twitter, which announcedin October that it had 284 million active users in the third quarter. Either way, what’s clear is that Instagram’s user growth is far outpacing that of Twitter.

“We’re thrilled to watch this community thrive and witness the amazing connections people make over shared passions and journeys,” Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s cofounder and CEO, said in a blog post.

In addition to the user numbers, Instagram announced that it will be introducing “verified badges” for celebrities and brands. It is also in the process of cutting down on “spammy” accounts.

The app is still in the process of monetizing its audience, having introduced ads in November 2013 and rolling out video ads in October 2014.

Facebook agreed to acquire Instagram for $1 billion in 2012, an amount that shocked people at the time, but now sounds comparatively cheap.

“There’s no way you could figure out how much we’re worth independently because so much of our growth and our success is because of our very tight-knit relationship with Facebook,” Systrom told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday in response to a question about what Instagram would be worth today. “As an independent company, it would have taken a lot longer to get to this point.”

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World Wide Web inventor says Internet should be ‘human right’

The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government surveillance and censorship are increasing.

Tim Berners-Lee said Thursday the Internet can help tackle inequality — but only if it comes with the rights to privacy and freedom of expression. The Briton, who launched the Web in 1990, made the remarks as he released his World Wide Web Foundation’s latest report tracking the Internet’s global impact.

The Web Index found that laws preventing mass online surveillance are weak or nonexistent in more than 84% of countries. It also said that almost 40% of surveyed countries were blocking sensitive online content to a “moderate or extreme degree,” and that half of all Web users live in countries that severely restrict their rights online.

Almost 4.4 billion people — most of them in developing countries — still have no access to the Internet, the Web Index said.

“It’s time to recognize the Internet as a basic human right,” Berners-Lee said. “That means guaranteeing affordable access for all, ensuring Internet packets are delivered without commercial or political discrimination, and protecting the privacy and freedom of Web users regardless of where they live.”

Denmark, Finland, and Norway were ranked as top overall, meaning they were best at using the Internet for economic, political and social progress. At the bottom of a list of 86 countries were Yemen, Myanmar and Ethiopia.

Berners-Lee was working an engineer at the CERN laboratory in Geneva when he proposed the idea of a World Wide Web in 1989.

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Facebook cozies up to publishers with new tools

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Facebook is already the most important platform for online publishers. Now, the social network also wants to be the favorite.
Facebook launched a new set of publisher tools on Wednesday that provide greater ability to target posts and promote timely content, as well as greater automation.The move comes at a time when publishers are basking in the massive amount of traffic that Facebook sends, while also voicing some concern about increasing reliance on the social network.

The biggest addition is the interest targeting, which uses Facebook’s vast trove of data to create subject areas that can be added to posts. Just about anything can be a target, including locations, celebrities and sports teams. A user does not need to have “liked” LeBron James on Facebook for this to work. Rather, if a user has clicked on a LeBron James story recently, they may end up being targeted by posts that have selected James as an interest to target.

Social managers will also now be able to put end dates for when posts should stop receiving promotion in News Feeds. The purpose of this tool is to encourage news publishers to post more timely stories, such as weather forecasts or game recaps. The stories will remain on Facebook, but will not receive promotion after the set end date.

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The third tool, called Smart Publishing, takes some of the guesswork out of which stories to post on Facebook. The tool, which will be available only to a limited group of media outlets before a broader rollout, tracks which stories users are posting to Facebook, and publishes them to the News Feeds of people that have liked that organization’s page. For instance, if enough people post a link to the same Mashable story, Facebook will recognize that and push it out to people who have liked Mashable.

However, these stories will not automatically appear on the Facebook pages of a given media outlet; rather, it will appear in the back-end analytics that social media managers use. That dashboard, called Domain Insights, is also getting a refresh, with a new interface and greater detail on referral traffic.

The tools have been in the works for about six months, according to Andy Mitchell, director of news and global media partnerships at Facebook, and were built in collaboration with media partners that made a variety of requests for improvements to its publishing platform.

It is hard to overstate Facebook’s importance to online publishers. It was already widely known that Facebook is a major traffic driver for online publishers, moving about 20% of traffic to news sites. New data from Chartbeat shows that its mobile numbers could be even higher, particularly in the growing and lucrative mobile space.

“Facebook is significantly larger on mobile than any other traffic source,” said Josh Schwartz, chief data scientist for Chartbeat. “The homepage basically goes away on mobile.”

The flood of Facebook traffic has been accepted with open arms by publishers eager to boost engagement and overall reach. Facebook has also reportedly explored a deal in which publishers would put content directly on Facebook’s mobile app, with the two parties splitting revenue.

Facebook’s affinity for publishers, David Carr of the New York Times wrote, “is a bit like that big dog galloping toward you in the park. More often than not, it’s hard to tell whether he wants to play with you or eat you.”

That fear is something marketers know all too well. Facebook was one of the best platforms for online engagement, providing the ability to interact with users and inform them at will. That was until Facebook tweaked its algorithm. Suddenly, marketers were not reaching users — even fans of the pages they had meticulously built — without additional paid reach.

Asked if that could ever happen to news publishers, Michael Cerda, product management director at Facebook for new publisher tools, said that the value of news content — which helps surface what Mitchell and Cerda called “the 10 most important things — precludes that from ever happening.

“We’re not thinking of it that way,” Cerda said. “We see it as a value exchange. This is great content. It’s useful for us because we both spend time on Facebook. It’s useful for people because they’re finding the 10 most important things.”

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10 best tech companies to work for in 2015

Out of the 50 options, the top 10 tech companies ran the gamut, from digital management giant Adobe to the iPhone overlords of Apple. However, many a tech name was beat out by other well-known companies, such as Nestle Purina, Chevron and (maybe best of all?) In-N-Out, the West Coast fast food joint, which actually nabbed the third overall spot.