Month: February 2014

How to stop Spotify sharing on Facebook

Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing digital rights management. In other words, Spotify is a social platform where you can listen to your favorite music and share it with your friends. One way you can sign up for Spotify is using your Facebook account.  We live in a world where Facebook has become a very open public space and people tell their lives stories or share feelings. Along with many private details about our lives, such as work and education, birth place, relationship status, relatives and so on, we can also see what others are listening to on Spotify. As soon as you signed up for Spotify and played a first song, it will appear on your wall. Spotify posts the name of the songs automaticaly. Not only that, but experts from Tech Hive claim that this information will show up in the live news for all your friends to see. Personally, I do not like that. I want at least to have the impression that I still control some of my private information on Facebook. According to the guys from AllFacebook, we can hide almost anything (Yahoo news, news reports, etc), but  here are 5 easy steps to stop Spotify sharing on Facebook.

1. Log into your Facebook account by entering your email address and password at the top right corner of the screen and then click “Log In”(click image to enlarge).

2.Once you are logged on your profile, click on the “Settings” icon  at the top right corner of the page. As the picture bellow shows, then click on Settings.

3.On the left side column, click on “Apps.”

4. Scroll down until you find Spotify. Then click on it.

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5. Lastly, go to the “visibility of app” box and click on it. A drop down menu will open. Click on “Only me.”

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According to Guiding Tech, you can also remove the app’s permission to post updates on your behalf completely. Folks at Social Times think that many people are afraid that because apps like Spotify, sharing information that you don’t want to be shared, embarassing things can happen; or your boss who is your friend on Facebook can find out that you are listening to music while working. And as Social Times experts say, you can also stop Spotify sharing your information from a mobile device as well.


5 ways to get people to read your Blog

Nowadays we live in a technological world and we have easier access to online information, news, entartainment or blogs. I have created myself a blog because like many other bloggers I want to share my experiences and opinions with other people. I’m not trying to persuade people; I’m just trying to find more information and justify my opinions on nowadays topics. As a blogger, one of my goals is to get as many people as possible to read my posts and eventually start a discussion that could benefit all of us. The question is how do we get people on our blogs? Based on some research I have done, I put together 5 steps that we’ll help any blogger to increase his number of views.

1. Valuable Content                         blog-world

This does not really sound like an advice and it’s pretty self explanatory, but to increase your blog traffic, you have to have a good content. According to Business Grow your content has to be Relevant, Interesting, Timely and Entertaining. Now it’s your job as a blogger to come up with good topics that a lot of people can relate to. Don’t forget: RITE-Relevant, Interesting, Timely, Entertaining.


2. Interact with other blogs

There is no doubt that networking is one of the keys to success in our society. The more connections you have, the better for you. Following the same concept, interacting with other blogs will help you create relationships with other bloggers and people who are following different blogs. As the guys from Wiki How are saying, commenting on popular blogs will help you get more people on your blog. Make sure you don’t lose them once they are on your blog!

3. Link your posts to social networks

According to the same guys from Wiki How, linking your posts to your Facebook profile or any other social platform, will significantly increase your blog traffic. A lot of times I catch myself clicking on different links on Facebook that connect me to blogs. Share your blog posts, put your word out there!

4. Don’t forget images

A pretty blog with good a good content is definitely better than a blog with a good content. Experts in blogging from “About” say that images don’t only make your blog look pretty, but they also help people find you in search engine listings. Google or Yahoo offer the image search option, and naming your images with search engine optimization can easily boost your traffic.

5. Use bulleted/numbered lists

Yes, it is exactly what I’m doing right now. People love to read lists because they are easy to read and build curiosity. It obviously depends on what you want to write about, but according to the blog specialist from “Copy Blogger”, adding a list in your post will bring more people on your blog because it provides a visual break and makes easier to read.