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HOW TO: Find Blog Contests and Giveaways

HOW TO: Find Blog Contests and Giveaways

There are a lot of contests buzzing on web, but we do not really see these contests. Either we miss it or don’t bother it. Whatever the prize is, getting something free of cost is really cool. From License keys to costly softwares, everything you can get free. But you must keep an eye on the contests going on web. Whether you win or lose, or your entry is valid or not, participating and taking chances is a must.

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Recently, I won a contest – 75000 Facebook Followers on a blog. One of my friends popped me a question “How do you find these contests?” and I was surprised that none of my friends saw the contest even though I shared it on all social media sites. If they had seen the contest they would have participated in this contest.

I am cracking you, how I actually find these blog giveaways. I am also just like you who have so many friends and lots of updates that I miss so many contests. It is so simple I filter my social network feeds to get all contests and freebies together.

Facebook

 

Facebook is the most popular social networking site with 500 million active users. I am sure you too use Facebook. So to find blog contests –

  1. Just go to facebook.com/search
  2. Select “Post by friends” option, since it can show you the most relevant giveaways according to your taste.
  3. On the Search form, Enter “Giveaway” or “Blog Giveaway” or “win” to get all the contests from your friends and pages.

Facebook Giveaway Search

You can even select “Posts by everyone” to see all contests posted by Facebook users but it is less relevant.

Also you can use Openbook to search and get contests posted by all Facebook users with public profiles.

Twitter

 

So if you are a Twitter addict guy who wants to find giveaways and free stuff use Google Realtime Search to search tweets.

  1. Go to google.com/realtime
  2. Enter keywords like “web giveaway” or “blog contest” and search.
  3. See the top updates column to see hottest contests going on.
  4. Just take part in the contest icon smile HOW TO: Find Blog Contests and Giveaways
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Google Contest Search

There are a lot of twitter search engines like Topsy and Twazzup to find giveaways and tweets in a better way using their own algorithms and intelligence.

Giveaway Search Engine

 

There is also a karate kid on the block. Giveawayscout.It scans thousands of giveaway and contest blogs and add them to their easy searchable search engine neatly categorized according to the time the giveaway has started.

So you are lucky if you are a Facebook user with lot of bloggers as friends and get instant updates of latest giveaways  and tech updates.

Which was the giveaway you recently won? Which way do you prefer to track giveaways? Do you know any other ways to find the latest giveaways? What do you think Juniorhero must giveaway this Christmas?

12 Ways to Celebrate 2012 Online [New Year]

12 Ways to Celebrate 2012 Online [New Year]

1. Update your social network with wishes at 00:00 

What else makes you happy if you can update your Facebook status or twitter tweet on time 00:00:00 on January 1, 2012. So if you don’t waste your time partying with your friends offline this time you can make it.
Few people on Facebook thinks they can schedule your update via the New FB timeline. No, this is not possible as Facebook only supports adding stories to past only. So if you want to get the thrill of 2012 and want that millisecond breath till you die post it on Facebook and Twitter. There are other sites including Laterbro to schedule your updates. Use that service only if you are sleeping or partying.

2. Chat with your loved ones at midnight

Chatting gives happiness like nothing else. At that nice moment what about chatting with your lover or someone who is so special only to you. Make sure you are chatting with her by getting rid of disturbances from other friends. Better try some private chats or video chats on GTalk. If you have 3G or you are rich enough to own an iPhone go with Facetime icon smile 12 Ways to Celebrate 2012 Online [New Year] Lucky you are while others struggle in social networks and gtalk, Facetime does what you want neatly

3. Tag your family members in your own customized videos & photos

The common trend is tagging all in your New year wishes photos. But for a change tag all your close family members in a private restricted poster with memories of 2011 and let they feel happy and precious to get involved in some beautiful moments than dancing with strangers as the enjoyment is just for the moment we do while the things you do on Facebook is there forever. you can print it out and send to your grannies and other family members. Not just limited to that you can get all this sticked on a room and shown to all your friends. It’s more beautiful when we do it

4. Start a hangout on Google+ with your family or friends

With the coming of Google+ Hangouts are going crazy. Before it was just walking here and there with friends and take some snaps to show off to your friends and post on Facebook to make others jealous. But now things have changed into live video chat with friends and family anywhere in world for free of cost and people are using various softwares to add effects to their webcams and make people get crazy with their friends than when they are near. Hangout is the perfect way to start 2012

5. Video Chat with your Girlfriend

This seems bit crazy as no girls accepts to it. But if you want to make this year beautiful convince her that you want to start the year seeing her face. This doesn’t seem to work with near girlfriends as they might say they will come to your home and make your family go crazy as they come to know your relations. So don’t just chat, video chat with her. Possible your girlfriend must be on Facebook, do the Facebook Video call icon smile 12 Ways to Celebrate 2012 Online [New Year]

6. Watch the live streaming channels on YouTube

YouTube is buzzing with the coming of live streaming. Most programs are streamed lively on YouTube. Check YouTube Live channel to see whether any live program is scheduled at your free time and watch it out icon smile 12 Ways to Celebrate 2012 Online [New Year] thus love. If you are a god believer you could search for spiritual videos to start day with. Most people have a habit of seeing some superstars first to make the day lucky for them. In that case just search for images of superstar and bookmark. If you are a Rajnikanth make him your desktop wallpaper

7. Poke your GF on Facebook

This seems crazy. But some girls love poking back as we poke her and never give up. Even though its virtual poking it’s a nice way to start the day with. Just construct the scene as poking her really and you enjoy the day.

8. Post on the New year events created by friends on Facebook

Yeah Facebook created events virtually for mainly virtual group discussion and not offline parties. Every one on Facebook is invited to at least one event on New Year. Just go to the event, say hi and interact with others and add good girls and boys as friends. So if your resolution is to make new friends. This is the best time.

9. Schedule an email to your primary email containing something which makes you happy

LOL! This is the MR. Bean way. All you have to do is make a beautiful email, may be an email from someone who you love or inspire and schedule to send to your email at that night. So you open it and enjoy as you achieved something.
Something like an email from Angelina Jolie saying She loves you and she want you to be in her next film. Things will go crazy I swear

10. Publish a blog post containing your street pics, celebration video, sounds captured all mixed into a spicy post.

Well to all big bloggers it’s time to thank all your readers who read your non-user friendly articles but just search friendly articles. So to get your visitor’s attention just publish a blog post containing your latest pic, introducing your family to your readers, neighbourhood celebration videos, music and crackers round your apartment all taped into one video of which it could go viral icon razz 12 Ways to Celebrate 2012 Online [New Year] and that could even make your year.

11. If you don’t have anyone to video chat with, consider chatting with hot strangers

So no luck with video chatting as you did not get anyone to have a video chat with. As most girls prefers text messaging and chatting it’s not your fault. But thanks to some live video chatting made by some teens things are easy as writing on paper. Check Chatroulette or Omegle.

12. If you are missing someone and have their number. Use Skype video call

Definitely you are the luckiest one having your girlfriend’s number and she is online too. So take out something like Skype and do a quick call icon smile 12 Ways to Celebrate 2012 Online [New Year] It’s better to call her little earlier and say to come online and tell her how you are going to connect with her as girls are mostly dumb and it may ruin your day.
If there is a smile on your face and value my creativity and efforts, please help this little writer by just sharing this cool writing with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and by emailing to your friends.

Don’t forget to share your successful stories and new year celebration plan by dropping a comment below.

10 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions for Facebook

Do your life becomes tough if there is no Facebook? If yes, you are addicted to Facebook.Chrome is a free open source web browser developed by Google. Chrome users are increasing every month. PROOF – W3Schools

There are hundreds of extensions for Facebook at Chrome Extension Gallery but only a few actually works and worth installing.

#1 – SocialPlus

socialplus 10 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions for Facebook

SocialPlus is all in one Facebook customizing extension. Most coolest features are you can add skins, dislike button and video chat to Facebook.

It has inbuilt functions – Emoticons (smileys), dislike button, photo preview, album slide show, webcam in chat and change profile skin by choosing cool themes from skin library. It works with the new Facebook profile too.

It also has a filter option to change filters and manage the updates you see.

After installing this extension, refresh Facebook page to see SocialPlus icon on Facebook navigation bar. There you can manage functions, filters and profile skin.

SocialPlus

#2 – Friend Mural

Friend Mural is an awesome Google Chrome Facebook Client. Unlike other updates checker chrome extensions, this extension allows to add up to 24 friends in a cool painted wall. Then you can watch their activity specially. It has option to hide your own updates .

This way we can track our close and dear friends. Not just that,  many bloggers on Facebook giveaway free cash to one who like their updates first. We could add those users to Mural and watch their activities easily.

Friend Mural

#3 – Facebook Rounder

Facebook Rounder rounds Profile pictures, buttons, comment boxes. It also has an inbuilt advertisement blocker.

It doesn’t access your private information. This plugin is a highest rated extension on Chrome Extension Gallery. It uses pure CSS and no JavaScript. This makes Facebook faster than before.

Facebook Rounder

#4 – FacebookDeletes

facebook delete friends 10 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions for FacebookFacebookDeletes is a script to bulk delete friends on Facebook. This is a useful extension to cleanup your friends on Facebook. This app comes handy when you reach friends limit on FB. So as to cleanup your profile you can use FacebookDeletes script.

FacebookDeletes

#5 – Facebook Full Screen Video

You might have a seen viral YouTube video on your FB feed but you could not see the video in full screen right from there. Instead you clicked the video and viewed it on YouTube. Didn’t you? Not just that viewing on full screen sometimes make YouTube stream video again, wasting your time. So you watch it in small screen within FB.

Full Screen Video extension adds the full screen option to all YouTube & Vimeo videos in Facebook. Full Screen videos stream fast too.

Full Screen Video

#6 – Facebook Simple Notes

Facebook Simple Notes 10 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions for Facebook

This is a very cool Facebook extension which joins all notifications in FB notification bar linking to the same photo or status update.

It adds a button “Open All Unread” to the notification bar. This is so useful for Facebookers who want to have a quick check of recent replies or are lazy to click each conversation. Every different status replies, opens in different tabs. Not only that, the notifications does not blur away when mouse hovers it but only when we click the notification.

Install Simple Notes Extension

#7 – Facebook Friends Checker

This is the coolest extension I have seen and used. What this app does is, it regularly checks your friends and alerts you when a friend has removed you.

  • After installing this app, Go to Facebook.com (refresh your page).
  • Click on Account button
  • Select FFChecker Interval
  • Set the time to “2” hours
  • So the extension runs every 2 hours and if any friend has unfriend you, you will get an alert on top of Facebook.

Facebook friends checker

#8 – Facebook Disconnect

facebook disconnect 10 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions for FacebookFacebook disconnect stops Facebook from tracking the webpage you surf on.

Millions of users worry about their privacy in Facebook. By installing this extension, Facebook and your friends won’t know the pages you surf. So surf securely and peacefully.

Technically, this plugin blocks your Facebook information from being accessed by websites.

Facebook Disconnect

#9 – Facebook Font Size Changer

Google Chrome started supporting Userscripts. Userscripts has thousands of free, installable and highly useful scripts. Facebook Font Size Changer is also a Userscript.

Facebook often adds and releases new features. Recently News feed font become smaller and difficult for people to read the updates. This script will get back the old font size.

Facebook Font Size Changer

#10 – Facebook Photo Zoom

This is the best way to see photos.As the plugin name says, It zooms the images on your news feed in a neat and cool web 2.0 way.

Facebook Photo Zoom is a simple light weight extension that integrates directly into FB, so you can see larger images and profile photos.

Extension developer repeatedly says, they do not take private data’s. You can easily switch on and off the plugin from a button placed near to FB chat.

Facebook Photo Zoom

Which of the following extension did you like? Which is your favorite Google chrome extension or extension for Facebook? Do leave a comment and we are happy to announce we have added Commentluv to our site. Every month we will be announcing  Top commentators and they get exciting prizes.