Now You Can Delete All Tweets With Following Methods

Are you wondering why anyone would want to delete all their tweets? Isn’t expressing your views and sharing them with the whole world the reason for the existence of social media sites like Twitter, you might ask. Sure it is. But then there’s this one tiny, little problem – our tongues don’t have a bone. How often has it happened that you ended up with your foot in the mouth? While you are not in the virtual world, it is difficult to take back what you said but as regards what you say on Twitter, it can be easily removed from public memory and save you from any further embarrassment. Just think about it. You took a sick leave from office to watch the FIFA world cup and ended up tweeting all through the match. I am sure there would be someone among your followers who would be working that day and will be unable to digest your happiness and make sure you land up in trouble. Wouldn’t you like it if you could delete all your tweets in such a situation? Having established the necessity of deleting all your tweets sometimes, let’s look at a few services which let you do just that:

  • TwitWipe

As the name suggests, TwitWipe.com is a website that lets you wipe out all your tweets in a flash. You just need to log in using your Twitter credentials in the website and confirm that you want to delete all your tweets and your job is done. All your tweets, retweets, and favorites will vanish. However, there is a minor technicality involved here. Twitter only shows 3200 tweets in your timeline. The number of tweets will be as many as you have tweeted but your followers will be able to access only the last 3200 tweets by you. This means that when you use TwitWipe to delete your tweets, the recent 3200 tweets will get deleted. What about the earlier ones, will they resurface, you ask. Twitter doesn’t guarantee that they will. Still, if they do, you can use TwitWipe again! For all the tablet and mobile buffs, TwitWipe doesn’t have an app yet, but you can use the website on your phone/tab browser and it works just fine.

Here’s the site: http://twitwipe.com/

  • TweetDelete

This is another one of those services that allow you to delete your tweets in bulk. But this one offers a little more custom options. Here you can set an age limit for your tweets. If you the kind of person who was a devout environmentalist a couple of years back and since the past few months have become a full corporate slave, so to speak, then this is the site for you. You can choose to delete all tweets older than, say, two years and still keep your recent tweets so as not to disappear completely off Twitter. However, once you set an age for your tweets, this site will make sure that every tweet that gets older than that age will automatically get deleted. So, you might want to re-set your age limit or de-activate this service once your job is done. The 3200 tweet thing mentioned earlier is applicable for this site too.

Here’s the site: http://www.tweetdelete.net/

  • Tweeticide

Not only is this app’s name quite cute but it is also a tad bit different than the ones mentioned above. As you might have guessed it, this is an application available on the Apple Store. It claims to provide the same service – that of deleting all your tweets – however, it hasn’t received enough ratings on the app store. Moreover, it is a paid app. There is another app called TweetCleaner by the same developers that provides a similar service and the best part is that it is cheaper as compared to Tweeticide.

Here are the download links:

Tweeticide: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/tweeticide-delete-all-your/id501090906?mt=8

TweetCleaner: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/tweet-cleaner-search-delete/id542580267?mt=8

For android users, there is this app called DELETE TWEETS: DLTTR (link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.applifto.dlttr ) that allows you to delete all available tweets. It is free of cost and the app has received some good reviews too. However, I would still suggest that if you can use your phone/tab’s browser to delete all your tweets (using the first two services and many others like deleteallmytweets.com and tweetdeleter.com and the list goes on and on), then better go for it instead of these apps as the websites are used by thousands everyday and they have a complaint or feedback mechanism in place, if any issues might crop up.

In the end, just think it through before you hit the ‘confirm delete’ button while using any of these services. Don’t do it in a fit of anger or emotion as there is no way to recover those precious tweets of yours. Think once before you tweet, think twice before you delete is the mantra! Happy Tweeting!

References:

  1. http://www.wikihow.com/Delete-All-Tweets
  2. http://twitwipe.com/faq
  3. http://www.tweetdelete.net/faq.php
  4. https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/tweeticide-delete-all-your/id501090906?mt=8
  5. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.applifto.dlttr

How To Get An Idea For Your Online Startup!

So you have watched “The Social Network” only about five hundred times and you are ready to take the plunge and seek your own fortune as an online entrepreneur. Fantastic! Great to have you on board! Now if only someone provided you with a road map to the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the entrepreneurial rainbow; you would be set! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, because it does not quite work that way. To quote John Lee Dumas of the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast, “It’s not easy. If it were, then everybody would be doing it!” You need to be disciplined, pragmatic, dutiful and thorough with every step of the entrepreneurial journey; the first step being to get an idea that is going to work.

How do I get “the” idea?

Getting a valid and viable business idea is one of the most challenging steps for prospective entrepreneurs. There is no “one size fits all” solution for this. Different approaches and strategies work for different people and you need to find something that is going to work for you. For those that are stumped but are too stubborn to give up on their entrepreneurial fervor (a certain degree of stubbornness is a must have for all entrepreneurs, so bully for you!) I have enumerated a few approaches underneath that should get the ball rolling.

  • Solve a problem you have yourself

The best way to start is to identify a problem that you have yourself. The founders of Microsoft and Apple understood the potential of personal computers but it was not present in everyone’s homes because an average person is not familiar with machine language. The founders of Google realized that the World Wide Web had an inordinate amount of information; however, it was available to only those people who knew where to look. Chances are that you may never have an idea that would change the world forever, but that does not mean that you will not be successful. You need to analyze your day to day life and see what could be done better and understand whether you have the ability to make a difference. You could end up “connecting the dots” at any time, while enjoying a drink with your friends, or while taking a shower. Make sure that you are ready to jump on it as soon as you do!

  • Use insider knowledge:

Not everyone has the ‘a-ha’ moment while they are in college. A vast majority of entrepreneurs tend to have successful careers first and then form companies that solve problems that are unique to their respective industries. Are you involved with an enterprise software company and your supervisors just pulled the plug on a “killer” feature because of a complete lack of vision? Are you an open source developer and you just designed this amazing hack that made you life exponentially easier? You may be sitting on a treasure trove without even realizing it!

  • Find a mentor:

Contrary to popular belief, successful entrepreneurs tend to share their wisdom with the next generation. Many do so via their blogs or social media accounts, but there are several who might be willing to provide a helping hand, provided you stumble upon something that holds a lot of promise. Try to avoid getting in touch with the Richard Bransons and the Mark Zuckerbergs of this world; they just have too much going on. That being said, there are successful entrepreneurs making a real difference in their respective communities all over the world. Attend networking events at your neck of the woods, talk to people and if you have an idea with enough ‘oomph’ to it, you will find people who would be excited by your vision. F6s is an excellent place to start your networking initiatives.

Lao Tzu said that ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step’. If this article provides you with even the most minutest of nudges in the right direction, then I will consider it to be a success!

Five Laptop Or Pc Accessories That Will Increase Your Efficiency

Multitasking is the need of this generation. You need to be able to check your email smoothly while you are working on that office presentation. Playing your favourite game while uploading pictures of last night’s party on Facebook must be without any hindrance. In the midst of all this multitasking, what if you are in a flight without the comfort of your home’s charging point? The expectations from a laptop/PC have undergone a sea change. Computer manufacturers have tried to match up to these expectations but there’s still a long way to go before you stop needing any supporting accessories for your laptop/PC. Here’s a list of five such accessories that make your life easier:

  • Wireless Mouse

Call me old school but howsoever responsive your laptop’s track pad maybe it’s not as smooth as the physical mouse. A lot of people feel the need for a mouse but then don’t want to block that USB port, which they might need for connecting other devices to their laptop. It is here that a wireless mouse comes into the picture. Incredibly easy to set up and not so pricey, it is a must have unless your first encounter with a computer was in the form of a laptop, in which case you are completely fine with the laptop track pad.

  • External Monitor

Imaging you are preparing that ‘all important’ presentation that will decide whether an investor puts his money in your idea or not. You have all the data you need in a couple of pdfs. Isn’t it irritating to the hilt to juggle between those two pdfs, your PowerPoint presentation and numerous other things that you might have open on your computer? Yeah, there are latest laptops which allow you to divide your computer screen into various parts and work on them simultaneously but unless you are in possession of such a computer, setting up an external monitor is the best that you can do.

  • WiFi Dongle

This is indispensable if you are using a personal computer. Most old models do not have the WiFi capability and even those which have are following the old WiFi standards. You can’t change your PC just because of this one issue. Instead, the solution is to invest in a WiFi dongle. They come really cheap and all you need to do is plug them into one of the USB ports and you are good to go. You will experience huge improvements in speed and reliability of the network. This means a lot of time is saved which would have otherwise been wasted by you just staring at the screen, waiting for that file to download.

  • External Battery

This is a no-brainer. Just like your smart phone, your laptop’s battery is limited. An external battery becomes a necessity if you cannot work without your laptop, be it because you are uncomfortable working on a tablet or because all your important data is on your laptop. Not as cheap as the wireless mouse or the WiFi dongle, it is nevertheless a good investment to make.

  • Laptop cooler

How many times have you felt enormous heat on your lap while using your notebook/laptop? It’s no rocket science that high temperatures aren’t good – neither for you nor your laptop. A laptop cooler ensures that the operating temperature of the machine doesn’t harm the machine or you. There are different types of laptop coolers. An active laptop cooler is another machine which needs a power source. It might be one which can work while being connected to a laptop’s USB port or it might be one which needs to be connected to a power adapter. Whichever type it is, what an active cooler does is use external fans to drive all the heat generated by the laptop away from it. A passive cooler, on the other hand, is nothing but a ‘chilling mat’. All you need to do is place the laptop on this mat, which doesn’t need any power source. Its surface is made from such a substance that it can absorb heat from the laptop, thereby preventing the temperature to rise too much.

Coming to think of it, some might call these accessories a luxury. But in today’s times, when lines between a ‘power user’ and a ‘general user’ are getting blurred, these items have come to be seen as not only add-ons but also efficiency enhancers. A few years back, an external hard disk was considered as required only by those who had a lot of data. Now, it is a necessity. With the advent of technology, laptops might get exceptional battery backup, smoother multitasking features and very little heating issues and then some of these accessories might get irrelevant. Till then, spending a little on these seems to be a good decision, considering the time and effort that you save.

6 Must Have Apps For Small Businesses

The word ‘App’ is no longer only a reference to Temple Run or Angry Birds or even Facebook or Whatsapp for that matter. Sure, these apps have gathered a lot of attention because of the way they touch our lives but Google Play and the Apple app store are filled with numerous applications that not only entertain kids (or adults) or make it easier for people to be in touch but also make numerous aspects of running a business hassle free. A small business doesn’t have the funds to set up different departments like Human Resources, Customer Service, Marketing, Accounts and so on. Most of the times, there is just one person looking after the whole department. Technology is their only solace. Be it marketing your business online, or accounting for your expenses, or managing your contacts or even reaching out to your customers to solve any issue that they might have, there is an app for everything. Apart from the essential apps ones like a cloud app (be it Dropbox, Google Drive or Sky Drive) and LinkedIn, here is a list of a few must have apps for small businesses –

  • CamCard

Whatever business you are in, networking cannot be limited to LinkedIn. You meet a lot of important people and the first thing that they do is give you their business/visiting card. You give them yours and then everyone goes about their work. Then, a week later, you are in that person’s city and you want to meet up that person with respect to a project that you have been working on. But, alas, you left his card in your office. It is here that CamCard comes into the picture. CamCard just needs you to take a picture of the person’s card and you are done. All the details mentioned in the card will be saved in your phone’s memory. This saves you from the trouble of preserving every card that you receive. Moreover, it’s a completely free app.

  • Expensify

Unless you are a one-man business (which is not that rare these days); you need to take care of expenses made by your employees and co-workers. Now days, many startups take in unpaid interns who are only reimbursed the expenses that they incur in the course of their work activities. Hence, keeping track of employee expenses can be a huge pain. Expensify aims to simplify this process. Employees can easily upload their expense details on the app using scanned images, the approval process becomes simple and faster as approvals become a matter of seconds on the app and the accounting of the expenses is made easier too as this app helps you to export the expense details to your accounting package.

  • Local Vox

This app is especially for those brick and mortar businesses that are looking to create and establish their online presence. It helps these businesses market themselves online with a special focus on the local area in which they are situated. In a way, it just provides an extension to your offline business. This is becoming increasingly necessary for those brick and mortar stores that are looking to remain relevant in the ecommerce era by targeting the younger generation who need that Facebook page, that Twitter handle and that all-important website. Local Vox takes care of all this and more.

  • Skype

Needless to say, it is increasingly becoming clear that you don’t need to be physically present in order to have a face to face meeting. Big business deals take place over video-conferencing these days. Before you are ready to spend a fortune setting up a swanky video conferencing facility in your office, good old Skype is your buddy. Completely free, Skype lets you connect, call or video chat with anyone from across the world. A must have app for any small business.

  • Square

How would you like it if you could track your sales in real time and manage your inventory with one single click on your iPad? Square Register does just that and more. It also acts as a Point of Sale (POS) that works on tablets and smart phones, thus making it easier for you to transact. Payment processing is available in US, Canada and Japan. It has lots of useful features such as, connecting a receipt printer or bar code scanner, recording complete or partial refunds and many more, making it a much needed app.

  • Freshdesk 

Howsoever small a business you may run, you cannot ignore the customer. Customer is king. But with a very small workforce, as is the norm in present times, it becomes difficult to keep the customer always happy. Freshdesk is a customer support software that is very easy to setup and can be really helpful in keeping track of various customer complaints and requests. Use Freshdesk and never forget to reply to that email, message or tweet and keep your customer always engaged. You can choose to start using it with a free trial and opt for a paid package later on.

References –

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/11011490/Top-ten-must-have-apps-for-small-businesses.html
  2. https://squareup.com
  3. http://freshdesk.com/

4 Websites Which Help You Create Your Own Website

CVs are out. Personal websites are in. Traditional brick and mortar businesses are sprucing up their online presence. Government agencies all over the world are focusing on e-governance in response to the increasing demands for transparency and faster delivery of services by the public. Whether you are a professional who is looking to reach a wider client base or an age-old business trying to remain relevant in this ‘click and buy’ era, a website is the first and the most important aspect of your online presence that you need to focus on.

The process of creating your own website essentially involves three steps – purchasing a domain name, signing up for a hosting plan and building the website design. All these can be taken care of by one single entity or by multiple entities. It all depends on you – whether you are the non-technical kind who would prefer to outsource it to some third party who takes care of everything and charges you a fee for it or you are the tech savvy kind who would prefer to browse the World Wide Web till you get the best deal for all the three tasks. Whichever kind you are, here’s a list of a few websites that can help you in getting your own website up and running

  • GoDaddy

This is arguably the most well known website that serves those who are looking to get online. A quirky name, coupled with an even quirkier ad campaign, GoDaddy.com provides you the option of buying your domain name (the name which people will enter in the browser to reach your website), choosing a hosting plan and designing your website with the help of their website builder. You can select any one or more of their services and rely on other service providers for the rest. For example, you can use GoDaddy to buy a domain name of your choice, and then host your website on any other server. It all works just fine. GoDaddy offers combo plans for those who opt to use all their services. So enquire about any discounts that they might be offering if you are looking to save some bucks (who isn’t?).

  • Weebly

Similar to GoDaddy, weebly.com offers you all the required services but goes one step further. You can create a sub-domain and use their services for free, subject to certain limitations. This means, if you want to create a website called www.hifi.com, what Weebly does is allow you to create www.hifi.weebly.com for free. Along with this sub-domain, you can create and host your website for free using this sub-domain. This comes in really handy for newbies who aren’t ready to pay for building their website yet. Once you are sure about your site, Weebly will help you get your own domain and host it online. One drawback of Weebly, when compared with GoDaddy, is that it does not have a special website for the Indian users. You need to pay in US dollars which might be an irritant for many skeptics and small businesses.

  • BigRock

This is like India’s GoDaddy (if you know what I mean). Again, like the previously mentioned sites, bigrock.in provides domain name, hosting and everything that you might need in connection to a website. All this, with an Indian touch. Since it is an Indian company with its headquarters in Maharashtra, the barriers of language and payments in foreign currency are done away with. Though it must be mentioned here that GoDaddy too has a completely separate website for Indian clients where all payments can be made in rupees.

  • Hostinger

We talked about Weebly, which provides you free services if you opt for a sub-domain. But what if you don’t want to compromise on the name of your website and have already purchased a suitable domain name and what you want is free hosting and website designing while you test the online waters? Does Weebly allow you to do that? The answer is no. If you already have a domain name but don’t want to spend on hosting or website designing yet, hostinger.in is where you should go. Barring a few restrictions on space and traffic (which is quite obvious as there are no free lunches), Hostinger is very simple to use. Your website will be up and running in a matter of minutes. There are a lot of website templates that you can select from and edit to meet your requirements. The only drawback is that the site takes a little extra time to load and there are chances of downtime. But, considering the services that they are offering for free, this can be overlooked if you are just testing your websites and will anyway go for a paid plan soon. Hostinger offers paid plans too. Even while I was using the free plan, their services were good (except the downtime for a few minutes) and the reply from customer care was prompt.

So, if you are sure about what your website should be, then GoDaddy is the best option for you. You can try BigRock too. Otherwise, it’s always best to try your hand at Weebly or Hostinger (which, by the way, also offers the sub-domain facility like Weebly) and make up your mind as you go about things. However, it’s always best to decide on a domain name very early on and purchase it right away as they can be difficult to get hold of since there are millions building websites even as I speak (or write, have it as you may please) now.

4 Common HTTP Error Codes And What They Mean

While browsing the internet, you are bound to encounter one error code or the other. Unless you are a tech enthusiast, this can get really irritating as all your online work might hit a roadblock. If it is a onetime issue, then calling tech support might be fine. However, some of these errors keep cropping up from time to time. Not only does it prove expensive to get professional help every time but also hampers your productivity as you need to wait till the matter is resolved. Hence, it is encouraged that you put on your technical hat and try and understand the most common error codes that bug you and find out how to get rid of them. Most of the errors that we encounter on our browser are HTTP error codes. HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the foundation of all data communication that takes place over the World Wide Web. Here is a list of some very common HTTP error codes that plague the internet and what they mean –

  • 404 (Not Found)

This is the simplest of all. Absolutely true to its name, you will get this error code when you are trying to access a web page which does not exist on the internet.

What this means: This can mean a lot of things. It can imply that either you entered the domain name of the website incorrectly or that the website is no longer online. In case you didn’t type the URL but just clicked on a link that you got from somewhere, then it might mean that the URL was broken or that the web page has either been moved somewhere else or has been permanently removed.

How to get rid of this: The first thing that you should do is check if there are any typing mistakes that you made while entering the name of the website. In case of a shared link, check the completeness of the URL. Also, clearing your browser cookies might help in certain cases.

  • 403 (Forbidden)

You will get this error when you are trying to access a web page or resource that is forbidden.

What this means: This effectively means that you cannot access the resource or web page as it is forbidden. Sometimes a website’s server maintains a list of machines that are allowed to access the particular resource on the website. Now if your machine is not on that list (called the whitelist) then you might get error 403. You might also get this error while trying to access a file on the server. This might happen because the file permissions on the server are restricted.

How to get rid of this: The solution to this error is to try and access the web page or resource using a machine that is on the white list. You can also talk to the server administrator and get him to change the file permissions on the server.

  • 401 (Unauthorized)

You will get this error when you are trying to access a web page that is restricted, meaning that not everyone can access it.

What this means: This means that the web page can be accessed only if you are authorized to do so. Most likely, you will get this error after a failed login attempt. The login attempt is necessitated because of the restrictions on the server. This error might seem similar to 403. However, there is a difference. In 401, you are prompted to enter a password and access the resource whereas in 403, you do not have the authentication option – either you are allowed to access the web page or not.

How to get rid of this: Since this is an error which crops up after a login page, it is very likely that you might have entered the incorrect password. More often than not, going back to the login page and re-entering the login credentials correctly gets rid of this error.

  • 500 (Internal Server Error)

According to Google, this is the most searched error code on the internet. You will get this error code when there is some problem with the server of the site but they are not able to specifically pinpoint what the issue is. So this is a general sort of error.

What this means: Most of the time, this error means that there is something wrong with the server on the website. Now, this ‘something wrong’ is most likely a programming error.

How to get rid of this: Since this error is caused because of an error on the part of the website’s server, there is very little you can do. However, the tried and tested techniques that you can attempt include refreshing the web page, clearing the browser cookies or the eternal ‘come back later’