Thursday, June 23, 2011

10 Tips To Get Retweeted On Twitter









Retweeting is the most effective way of sharing information you like on Twitter. Apart from the obvious, most people ask what makes a retweet different from a tweet?
Recently I came across Dan Zarrella's data of retweets, where she helps us further understand why people retweet things, and this might help you.
1. Include Links
Retweets tend to contain links, Zarrella explains - 56.69% of retweets contain a link versus 18.96% of normal tweets.

2.Use URL Shortner
Avoid at using tinyurl.com at all cost to shorten your link. Rather use services like bit.ly and ow.ly to do it for you.
3.Incorporate Pictures & Other Media
Who can resist a tweet such as “Picture of my newborn”? Nobody, that's who. And your topic doesn't have to be anything as sweet as that. The key is the tweet leading to the picture.
4. Use Key Words & Phrases
As much as possible have these words contained in your tweets, as what Zarrella has found.
5. Avoid Idle Banter
To be honest, we all occasionally tweet about ‘boring' activities such as sleeping and showering but there are a few words that Zarrella dubs the “least retweetable.”



6. Avoid Semicolons
Most RTs contain some form of punctuation with colons, exclamation marks, commas and hyphens leading the way. But Zarrella calls the semicolons “the only unretweetable punctuation mark.”



7. Use Longer Words / More Syllables
Avoid abbreviations and emoticons but instead use better language with more syllables. Don't treat everyone on Twitter as stupid. As shown in the graph, Zarrella's RTs are not only of a higher syllable compared to normal tweets (1.32 vs. 1.58) but they are more intellectual: Per a Flesch-Kincaid test, comprehending RTs requires 6.47 years of education, while normal tweets require just 6.04.
8. Focus On Original Content Or Breaking News
This is common sense I guess but I'll just include it nonetheless. Original content is way more popular than the stuff we have already read, who wants to continuously read about Tiger Woods?
9. Timing
An experiment by Zarrella shows that certain timings have better RT chances compared to some other timing.
10. Leave Enough Room
To give yourself the best possible chance of retweet, you need to make sure you leave this many characters free.
This is the mathematics to calculate your unique number:
Your Number = Length of username + five characters
However, some users tend to retweet using (via @*****), hence the need to leave this much number:
Your Number = Length of username + eight characters

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There you have the 10 tips to get retweeted which are used by me. If you have any other tips or methods, please do share it through the comment box. Just remember: “Always be linking.”

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Top 5 Enrique's latest songs



Enrique has been doing the rounds because of his amazing new songs, I have the best among them, tell me what you think:

1. Tonight I'm loving you feat Ludacris


 Click here to check out the video of the song

2. I like it feat pitbull
   
 Check out the video

3. Heartbeat feat Nicole 
  
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4. Dirty Dancer feat Usher and lil wayne

  Check out the video 

5.  Cuando Me enamoro feat juan luis guerra
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Kissing Riot

This couple was caught kissing in between a riot going on in canada





If games had a super easy mode

Justin Bieber New Music Video

Hey guys have you seen this new music video featuring chris brown and justin bieber, check it out at the link below (it has received almost 6 million views in four days)




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Enjoy the video guys....


Friday, June 17, 2011

Top 5 lost Cities


Lost cities are historical cities but it does not mean we have to forget them. There are a lot of lost cities that has their own history like being attacked by the outsiders and still the place is there for us to appreciate their architectural design and history. Here are some of the top five amazing lost cities around the world. 




SANCHI (India): the best-preserved group of Buddhist monuments

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In Hindi, Sanchi means "Moulds of Stones." Sanchi is a small village in India located 46 kilometers from Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. This actually reminds me of the movie and the animated series "Avatar: the Last Airbender" I just don't know why.

PETRA(Saudi Arabia): stone structures carved into rocks

Photo: adventure-travel.org.uk

In Greek, petra means "rock." This is located in Ma'an, south of Amman which is Jordan's capital. It was built around the 6th century and this was unkown to the Western world until 1812. This is a historic and archaeological place known for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system. I would want to explore the inside of this place.





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MEMPHIS (Egypt): ancient capital of Egypt

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Memphis was an ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch. Its ruins are located near the town of Helwan, 20 kilometers or 12 miles south of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. This was founded around 3000 B.C. By pharaoh Menes. You can see them when your in Cairo since the pyramids are so big! Has anyone seen "Despicable me?" Just a few minutes from the start where that kid jumped on the pyramid and was discovered that the pyramid was fake? LOL!

ANGKOR (Cambodia): Contains the world's largest religious monument

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Angkor is a region of Cambodia that served as the seat of the Khmer Empire, which florished around 9th to 13th century. This was bulit during the year 1113 and 1150 by King Suryavarman II. The ruins of Angkor is located to the north of Great Lake, known as Tonle Sap, and south of the Kulen Hills. Who has seen the movie "Lara Craft: Tomb Raider"? Because they filed action scenes inside Angkor or was it a look a like location.

MACHU PICCHU (Peru): The Lost City of the Incas

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Machu Picchu was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. It was abandoned just over 100 years later, in 1572, as a belated result of the Spanish Conquest. It is 80 kilometers or 50 miles away from Cusco, the Inca capital. Machu Picchu sits between two mountains namely Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

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It is even featured in an American animated series, the Simpsons. 




I would love to travel and explore a lot of places like this. Getting lost would help you know that you are independent and adventurous just like the movie in the "The Descent." Places like this have now become a tourist attraction and has limitation in exploring the place. Ask some of your friends who share common interest in your adventure hobby to explore some places liek caves or mountains. Make sure that it is a safe place to explore and someone has already been to that place. Hope you'd appreciate the lost cities and not only that but also the history of everything that made most of the things turned out to be what they are now, positive or negative effect. Hope you enjoyed, till next time.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Top 7 Religious Attractions In The World


Across different regions, cultures, and societies, there are many religions that make our world unique and diverse. And with every different religion comes with top religious attractions where tourists and pilgrims visit. Many places around the world are dotted with various temples, churches, synagogues, and other places of religious significance that attracts visitors from all walks of life.




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As a tourist, you will always encounter many interesting sights and sounds in every religious destination that you visit. These include meeting different people, seeing impressive religious architectures, enjoying the breathtaking sceneries, and even observing unique cultural practices. Packyour bags and set your sights on the world’s top religious attractions:

     1.       St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome, Italy)

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When you visit the Eternal City, you can never miss the most famous structure of all Christendom – the St. Peter’s Basilica. Tourism is strong in Rome because it hosts most of the Vatican’s Papal activities and religious services. That is why it is not surprising to witness throngs of people trying to get inside the church to check out its beautiful interiors that include Michelangelo’s Pieta and countless paintings from most renowned artists of the time. It still remains as the most popular religious attractions in the world.

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     2.       Hagia Sofia (Istanbul, Turkey)

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The renowned dome of the Hagia Sofia has survived the test of time and became an enduring landmark that defined two great religions – Islam and Christianity. Dominated by the cultural exchanges, this religious building featured the elements of classical Roman and Greek architecture, the artistic styles and imagery of early Christianity, and the sophistication of Islamic craftsmanship. Being one of the largest religious attractions in the world, the Hagia Sofia’s distinctive features have captivated tourists from all corners of the world.




     3.       The Blue Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey)

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Also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, this Ottoman mosque was built to mirror the beauty and splendor of the famous Hagia Sofia. It is famous for its distinctive blue tiles that dominated the interior and the six minarets that can be viewed from afar. A product of Islamic and Byzantine architectural heritage, the Blue Mosque showcases its overwhelming size and artistic splendor to visitors in awe.

     4.       The Wailing Wall (Jerusalem, Israel)

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Considered to be the remnant of the old Jewish temple built by King Solomon, the Wailing Wall (also known as the Western Wall) is Judaism’s holiest religious site. Faith tourism plays a big part in bringing thousands of Jews from all over the world visit as part of their pilgrimage to the Holy Land. At any given day, a tourist can see many people praying, taking pictures of the wall, and even kissing the stone itself. In fact, the wall has started to show the effects of deterioration especially when many devotees place their written prayers on the wall’s cracks. Despite the possible damages brought about by pilgrims and tourists, the Wailing Wall remains one of the most visited religious attractions in the world.

     5.       The Sanctuary of Apollo (Delphi, Greece)

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If you happen to be familiar of the classical Greek mythologies, the Oracle of Delphi is one of the most enigmatic and mysterious places of the ancient world. During its time, the Sanctuary of Apollo is frequented by religious pilgrims who want to find out their life in the future. Nowadays, international religious tourism has encouraged tourists to visit the ruins of this once prominent 4th century BC structure as homage to Greek history. This religious attraction still has its six front-facing stucco columns along with 15 columns on its sides. If you plan to visit, follow the Sacred Way where ancient Greeks used to ply during their Delphic pilgrimages.

     6.       Grand Palace (Bangkok, Thailand)

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Adorned with exquisite Thai ornamentations and mythological imageries, the Grand Palace is one religious destination any tourist shouldn’t miss when visiting Bangkok. For most of its existence, the palace remained the home of the Thai king from Rama I to Chulalongkorn. This massive complex also has the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The visit to the palace is truly an eye-catching affair as visitors will be enthralled by the golden glitter of the various structures and the intricacies of its architectural design.

     7.       Trinity Church (New York, USA)

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You may think that this Episcopalian church is lost in the urban jungle of the Big Apple. Perhaps, you may not be able to see it as Trinity Church is surrounded by huge skyscrapers that dominated the New York skyline. Trinity Church features stained-glass windows and vaulted ceilings in a neo-gothic architectural design. On September 11, 2001, the old church held its ground even if the modern World Trade Center twin towers were destroyed. The church has been transformed into one of the many new religious attractions because it now serves as a memorial of some sorts to those who died during 9/11 and a testament to the strength and resolve of those people who survived.

Source: http://relijournal.com/judaism/top-religious-attractions-in-the-world/

The most expensive places in the world to get sick

Many tourists are looking for the least expensive places to travel knowing the fact that getting sick in places where there is no reliable medical care can drain your wallet. Before travelling overseas, make sure that your travel insurance covers the medical expenses incurred in case you get sick during your trip to India or injured during your Alpine skiing expedition. The health care system of some countries may be too expensive that a simple treatment may cost thousands of dollars more. In your quest to find the best place not get injured in, find the best flights deals with www.odusee.com.au/flights/.

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The cost of hospitalisation is not covered by Medicare when go outside of Australia. In fact, much of the medical care expenses will be paid by you since other countries have their own medical insurance that works differently than Medicare. Even if some countries have cheap medical services offered, make sure that you are well taken care of. Here are the most expensive places in the world to get sick:

United States

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The United States is the most expensive place for tourists who seek medical care. An overnight stay at an intensive care unit in a New York City hospital may cost up to $21,500. Without any form of travel insurance, your medical expenses will really go up.

Canada

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Canada is somewhat similar to the United States when it comes to expenses that tourists can incur in emergency medical services. Getting sick or injured in remote areas such as ski resorts and wilderness areas will mean that you need to pay the cost of transportation to the nearest medical centre or emergency medical facility.

France

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Vive le France! When it comes to the cost of staying, it’s not all too welcoming for tourists. Considered to be one of the most expensive places to live, visiting Paris for a sightseeing tour, Marseille for a fun in the sun, or the French Alps for a cold retreat can be a strain on your finances. Even if you try to stretch your budget, you may have to consider getting reliable travel insurance before you start your trip.
 
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India




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The chances of getting bitten by a stray dog in the streets of New Delhi or Mumbai are great that getting rabies treatment is necessary. Even if your travel expenses to India can go cheap, you need pay extra when getting preventative treatment on time because the low standard of medical services in the country makes it difficult to get it. The fact is that tourists may need additional transport expenses to and from the hospital even if medical expenses can be minimal.

Indonesia

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Whether you visit the large metropolis of Jakarta or set your sights on the beautiful and enchanting island of Bali, Indonesia is one of the most beautiful places to go to. Tourists can go to their favorite dive sites. But when it comes to medical emergencies, it will cost more money to get medical assistance in remote areas where specialised medical services are absent.  From Surabaya to Irian Jaya, these may be the least expensive places to live but seeking medical help can be more problematic especially if you need to travel far just to reach the nearest hospital.

Source: http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advisor/the-most-expensive-place-to-get-sick/story-e6frfqg0-1226059715882

The ten most liveable cities in the world

In an annual survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, four Australian cities are listed in the top ten of the most liveable cities in the world. Living conditions in these cities were analysed according to several factors like political stability, environment, health care, culture, education, and infrastructure. In this beauty contest for cities of some sort, Vancouver emerged as the world’s most liveable city in 2011. If you are looking to find a perfect place to live at Odusee then it would make sense to choose the world’s most liveable city.

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On a side note, the age-old rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne has spilled over the race to become Australia’s most liveable city. There are two other Australian cities that also made the cut. Though some have questioned the way the most livable cities in 2011 were selected, Economist editor Jon Copesake said that mid-sized cities in developed countries (like the United States, Canada, and Australia) with low population densities would score well. Here are the top 10 cities in the list:




1. Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) – 98.0

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The 2010 Winter Olympics host grabbed the gold medal for an unprecedented fifth straight time by beating other cities as the world’s most liveable city. Despite having murder rate higher than the national average, the hosting of the Olympics may have provided the big boost in the city’s infrastructure and tourism thereby helping Vancouver retain the title.

2. Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) – 97.5

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Melbourne, the most liveable city in Australia for the second straight year, has edged out rival Sydney for the top spot. From politics to sports, both cities have vied for Australia’s best but the city still managed to cling into its Marvellous Melbourne heritage by becoming one of the “best” cities in the world.




3. Vienna (Austria) – 97.4

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Vienna is the top European city to be included in the list because of its old-world charm and sophistication. If you take a walk into the city’s fairy tale streets and buildings, not to mention the unforgettable sights and sounds, then you will know why Vienna is one good place to live.

4. Toronto, Ontario (Canada) – 97.2

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Being one of the most ethnically diverse urban centres in the world, Toronto has emerged as one of the favourite places to live. Unlike their American counterparts, Canadian cities like Toronto have vibrant downtown communities that encourage people to live peacefully.

5. Calgary, Alberta (Canada) – 96.6

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Calgary may not a typical large North American metropolitan city but it is the most favoured tourist destination for people who are into winter sports and ecotourism. With a number of major mountain resorts in the city and suburbs, it is not surprising that it can compete with the most livable city in the world.

6. Helsinki (Finland) – 96.2

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The picturesque city of Helsinki made it to the top ten most liveable cities in 2011 because of its friendly and hardworking people that made it an interesting place to live. It is a modern city that pride itself for its rich cultural heritage.




7. Sydney, New South Wales (Australia) – 96.1

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Despite being Australia’s largest city, Sydney has fallen behind Melbourne in the rankings. Unfortunately, the city’s growth was hampered by the policies of the New South Wales government such as the restrictions imposed on land release for housing.

8. Perth, Western Australia (Australia) – 95.9

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Being the most populous city in the western end of Australia, Perth has emerged as a surprising entry in the list. It is the country’s fastest growing city brought about its growing tourism sector and music and performance arts scene.
 
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9. Adelaide, South Australia (Australia) – 95.9

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Adelaide is a new entry in the list because of its notable festivals and sporting events. Famous for its food and wine, the city remains one of the most liveable cities in the region according to the Property Council of Australia in 2011. Aside from being home to numerous educational institutions and research centres, it is also has leading defence industry complexes.

10. Auckland (New Zealand) – 95.7

Source: aucklandtravelguide.co.nz

Rounding out the top ten of the Economist most liveable cities is Auckland. New Zealand’s capital has been a favourable destination for people who live the peace and serenity of the countryside and the wild and breathtaking outdoor attractions of nature.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/melbourne-beats-sydney-in-worlds-most-liveable-city-rankings-20110221-1b29d.html