Chrome Users: Try the WordPress.com Extension

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Want to receive WordPress.com notifications instantly, even when you’re not on WordPress.com?

Add the new WordPress.com extension for Chrome and as soon as you get a new follower or a new like on one of your posts, a notification will appear in your browser:

Simply click the icon to view your latest WordPress.com notifications:

Start following new blogs without visiting WordPress.com

The Chrome extension also makes it easy to follow sites from your WordPress.com account by displaying a Follow button whenever you’re browsing a site that has an RSS feed.

Clicking the Follow button will add new posts from the website to your reader, and send you an email each time an update is published. (You can change your default email settings if you like.)

When you visit a WordPress.com site, you’ll notice that the extension icon will turn blue, but keep in mind that you can follow blogs…

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Google teamed up to provide free Wi-Fi across India



Search giant Google has teamed up with public Wi-Fi provider O-Zone Networks to provide free unlimited Wi-Fi access to customers at select locations across India. Google+ users can take advantage of unlimited access at O-Zone hotspots. The company statement says that the aim of this joint marketing programme is to encourage mobile internet usage and let consumers experience Google+ and YouTube on portable devices. Users will be able to watch exclusive movie clips and promotions on YouTube for 10 minutes per week, free of cost.

Sanjiv Sarin, CEO of O-Zone Networks said, “With the increasing number of Wi-Fi enabled handheld devices, Wi-Fi hotspots are on a rising trend and appeal to those on the move. This association reinforces the fact that people are not realising the power of Wi-Fi. With India being the fastest growing internet market in the world, people are very conscious of the content they…

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Kick Off 2012 with Project 365

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If you were going to blog about one thing for an entire year, what would you choose?

Would you post photographs of your favorite place? Interview different people from your hometown? Create a new piece of art each day?

Here are eight unique blog projects (some are updated every single day) to inspire you to kick off 2012 with your own Project 365:

Blog Radstone

The goal, every day for the next year, approach one stranger, photograph them and promptly blog the experience. Rain or shine, hot or cold, healthy or ill, no days missed. I’ll do my best to create interesting photos, and for the sake of entertainment, work to get myself into a sticky situation from time to time. It’s a huge commitment. I’m sure there will be some hero photographs and some not so magnificent ones. Let’s see what happens!

The Creative Panic

The project right at…

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