I was waiting to download Facebook Home on 12th April as was announced by Mark Zuckerberg but was disappointed when it said ‘not available in your region’ on Google Play. However, this morning my boss said it was finally available on Google Play so I quickly downloaded it to try it out. At first I was [...]
GBG Colombo’s first meetup for 2013 is today. The theme for this evening is ‘Innovation‘. The special guest for the evening is Julian Persaud who will be speaking on ‘Innovation at Google’. Julian Persaud Julian Persaud is the Managing Director of Southeast Asia Sales and Operations for Google Inc., overseeing sales, marketing and partnership development in the region. Prior [...] ...
Today is my birthday. Yes, yes, Happy Birthday to me! I was up since very early this morning and was preparing some documents for work. At one point I wanted to Google something and I visited google.com and what do I see? A special Google Doodle for my birthday! I was so thrilled, I couldn’t stop smiling [...]
Hello my readers, today I would like to let you know that I will be doing a full day conference on Social Media Marketing on Tuesday, 12th February 2013 (that’s just a couple of days from now) from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM at the Galadari Hotel. For whom I would like to recommend this for beginners [...]
Google Sri Lanka has been very active during the past few months. I’ve already blogged about a couple of such initiatives HERE and HERE. The latest activity they’re working on is Google Music Hangouts On-Air under the hashtag #RipplesOfMusic. A small group of Bloggers, Social Media activists and Tweeps were invited to CIOCONAT lounge, Colombo 07 last [...]
The latest activity of Google in Sri Lanka took place today, with Google Srilanka conducting a training program for Agencies on “Google Campaigns“. Google’s email invitation that was communicated to agencies said that they were committed to developing the agency capacity of Sri Lanka and this they believe would be the catalyst for developing the online market and industry. Today’s [...] ...
Those who have heard of the GBG Colombo, also known as Google Business Group in Colombo and those who have been eagerly awaiting the next GBG Colombo event, you would be interested to learn that the next GBG Colombo meetup will be held on the 16th of November. Here are the details and how to register to [...]
The annual BIG DAY of the Srilankan Twittersphere takes place tomorrow. Twitter is abuzz and the Tweeps are excited! This time, the meet-up is expected to be the biggest so far! So what exactly is TweetupSL? – wait, there are STILL people who don’t know what it is..? :D Date: Saturday, 1st September 2012 Time: [...]
It all started when I was asked to do a presentation at an event called Google Business Group. Now, I had never heard of this outfit before I met Rohan Jayaweera – Google Sri Lanka, Country Consultant. I will tell you more about this meeting on another post. What’s important is, that the second Google Business [...]
Just a few more days until all Facebook Pages will get a new design. Facebook says that on March 30, 2012 they will be enforcing the new Timeline format on all pages – regardless of whether you have already switched to the new format or clueless about the whole thing and still on the old [...]
Almost immediately after “Timeline” for personal profiles were launched, it had been guessed, predicted and prophesied that Facebook would be launching Timeline for Pages. Over the past couple of months, it was rumored that D-day was 29th February, the leap day, the day of the first ever Facebook Marketing conference or fMC – as Facebook likes to [...]
“Optimizing the Future: Online Marketing Conference 2011” sounds like an interesting conference with the aim of the organizers, eMarketingEye being ‘to help Sri Lankan businesses leverage the internet as a more effective marketing and distribution channel’. I’m really looking forward to attending the event since industry experts such as Google, comScore, Preferred Hotel Group will [...] ...
You can love or hate or just be ‘meh’ over the new changes on facebook profiles that were launched during the last week’s f8 developers conference (go ahead and click the link if you’d like to see the recording). But instead of waiting around for the automatic update of your profile from the old to the [...]
In almost 4 hours from now, a much awaited event by the Twitter users of Sri Lanka, will kick-off in Colombo. #TweetupSL 2 – only the second “Tweet-up” in Sri Lanka – will probably be considered the biggest social media event of the year in the country. And of course I’m very much looking forward [...]
Many of my friends have been asking me how can they send Google+ invitations to their friends. So I thought I’d write a quick post on it. Right now, Google has taken off the “Send Invites” feature that is supposed to look like the picture below and is supposed to appear on the Right-hand-side bar. [...]
I started writing this post a couple of weeks ago but had to postpone the completion due to various other engagements. And funnily enough, I was discussing the same topic with two friends who are into social media just yesterday, after the Refresh Colombo meet-up. However, this article on The Economic Times that I read this morning, [...]
I’m sure you remember that my previous blog post was about one of Sri Lanka’s oldest brands, Perera and Sons’ entrance to Social Media and promised to follow their social media activities. Well, today I’m going to write about their #PnStreat. It all started like this… After Perera & Sons joined Twitter, the very first person to follow [...]
It was just yesterday that I noticed Perera & Sons had started following me on Twitter! Perera and Sons on Twitter? I didn’t even know that Perera and Sons were on Twitter before, so I started following them (@pereraandsons) back. Curiosity got the better of me so I asked them a question. An hour or [...]
Facebook recently published a 14-page PDF document called “Best Practice Guide – Marketing on Facebook” that contains some valuable insights into reaching your business objectives on facebook. I personally hunt for information like this on various websites and blogs that are dedicated to educating readers, how to do their business on Facebook. So this guide coming from [...]
I believe that life is all about taking chances. And I believe that if you have the courage to take a leap of faith and grab the opportunities right in front of you, you will experience wonderful things in life that others – can only keep dreaming of. About 3 days ago I came across [...]