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Some of the services that Skype offers – like making telephone calls – need a license from the UAE Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), according to Majid Al Masmar, Acting Director General of TRA.
According to a report in Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm, the authority said that failure to obtain a licence, will subject a user to the amended Article 71 of the Telecommunications Act.
This includes imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years and/or a fine of not less than Dh50,000 and not more than Dh1million.
Al Masmar confirmed that the services which Skype provides require licence from the TRA.
In case of failure to get such licence, defaulter will be subjected to the communication law No. (3) of 2003 and penalties will be applied.
Al Masmar clarified that downloading Skype onto one’s computer does not give subscribers the right to utilise services offered without necessary licences.
The report quotes Al Masmar as pointing out that attempts to over-ride ban on unauthorised Skype services have increased recently.
However, both, etisalat and du have not applied for any official requests to the TRA to allow Skype services in the UAE.
“There is a big difference for subscribers when they get online Skype services formally through the two licenced operators and when they illegally download it via the internet, as is currently done by a large number of the people,” he said.
He explained that in the event etisalat and du offered these services, it will mean allowing the use of Skype to make both voice and video calls from smartphone to smartphone, but with the approval of the TRA.
It’s the aim of any social media page to have your content seen by as many people as possible. However, in the case of Facebook, the greater number of fans you have on your page, the harder you will have to work to ensure that your content features regularly.
While most people would complain about Edgerank, it’s really there to ensure only the best content appears in your feed. So how do you make sure that your content appears on feeds regularly? Here’s the best methods to increase the number of people seeing your content.
One of the bigger problems certain pages experience is that they will post numerous times a day before quickly tapering off. Instead, ensure that you’re posting regularly, at least once a day to start off, and work from there. When your posts begin to perform better, you can then increase the output for different times.
Unless you have an incredibly interesting story to share, chances are the majority of your followers aren’t going to read what you have to say. So when posting something, treat it as if you were posting onto Twitter and keep it short.
We’ve spoken many times before about how powerful images are on Facebook, and it’s no surprise that that they’re both the most popular and shared type of content on the site. Their importance is so great that Facebook’s latest redesign is centered around this.
The next time you post something, make the main focus an image and accompany it with a short blurb (and shortened URL if needed). Provided that the image is good, it will help draw them in.
This is a rather obvious one, but when you’re posting content, you want to try and ensure that all posts going up are interesting in their own right. Just posting numerous links without any break will have a greater chance of being ignored. So instead of posting five or six links a day, why not focus on just one great post. Chances are you’ll see greater engagement over the long term.
If you can help it that is. Sometimes you will post something by accident, or notice a typo before it’s too late. Unfortunately Facebook does not have an edit function for status updates so you will either have to live with it, or delete the post entirely. Unless, you’ve posted something absolutely terrible, refrain from deleting a post as it will impact negatively on your Edgerank status.
If your post has a typo in it, it’s better to hold your hands up and acknowledge the mistake instead of deleting it entirely.
No actions are the same on Facebook and unsurprisingly different actions have varying effects on your Edgerank status. For one, shares carry the most weight since it gives your content a greater chance of appearing in feeds. Next comes comments, then likes and finally clicks.
Saying you should aim for shares is a rather short-sighted advice so instead, take a look at a number of pages, both similar and different to your own, and see what type of content gets shared the most. It will give you ideas as to the type of sharable content that can tie into your own page.
Facebook Insights is there for a good reason and while it’s a little annoying that the dashboard has replaced notifications with a promoted post section, really the only thing you should be looking at is your analytics.
For each post, you’ll see the reach, virality and how many people interacted with it. While likes, shares and comments give you an idea, comparing them to the stats here will give you the entire picture. Also, if you want, you can download a spreadsheet containing data from Insights if you want to look deeper.
It’s not rocket science to know that posting at certain times works better than others. Figuring out the right times is a case of trial and error but once you know, posting content at those times will see greater engagement since there will be more people to see it.
Scheduling posts for these times through Facebook itself will ensure that you won’t miss a day. Also, don’t be afraid to schedule posts for the weekend as you could easily be missing a large audience there if you’re not.
Always a great way to engage with people, asking questions can help get your followers talking and interacting with you. So long as the questions aren’t patronizing, or follow a “like if you think x is right, comment if you think y is good” template, there will always be followers out there who will like to engage.
When users have made the effort to interact with you, you should take a moment to respond to some of the comments, which can help propel a discussion forward. Again, the advice of quality over quantity springs to mind so comment when you have something interesting or witty to say. It’s not really worth responding to one worded comments with a thanks as a simple like can help show your appreciation.
Tying in with the idea of images, albums are also a great way of improving your Edgerank status. The reason being that albums encourage clicks, have a greater chance of being viewed since people will want to see all of them and they always appear differently in news feeds. You only have to think about any time your friends’ post an album to understand this so provided the images are interesting, they can help you out.
If you have more than one account, why not direct your Twitter followers to a specific post? Granted, this should be done sparingly, but it can give certain posts a new lease of life.
If you have a good post and you think it needs that extra push, then paying to promote it can help it out. Only thing to be aware of is that the quality of likes and comments you get mightn’t be what you’re aiming for so use it to promote content that’s performing well anyway to get the best results.
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Elections in Pakistan have never created such a hype! Former “vote kon dalay” and “choro yaar, chutti manao, sojao” statements suddenly turned into aaangootha chalao, mulk bachao and Pakistan ko vote do. The birthdays and wedding days seemed less anticipated before the day of 11th may.
The most awaited day was welcomed with energetic and buoyant smiles that indicated optimism. These smiles portrayed profound confidence that the prosperity of Pakistan was just 9 hours away. Just a few hours, and there would be a change: old politicians, who had been gifting our state to their successors would never be seen again, and the Pakistan that every Pakistani dreams of, will emerge.
The enthusiasm was so much, that queues started assembling outside the polling stations by 8am. The volunteers were shocked as never had such many people come to cast vote! Thanks to the immense energy of the youngsters; this time, and for the first time, it was them, who motivated everyone to vote. Creating forums, groups and campaigning on social media turned out to be highly successful. From 90 year olds, who had literally never voted to the newly- turned 18 year olds, everyone actively participated, got out of their houses and casted vote. The campaign took a height when a number of reputed restaurants announced free gifts to those who will cast vote.
Election services were never this managed as they were this time. Overseas Pakistanis regretted being away. They had their eyes stuck on the Pakistani channels to know the current situation and the results as soon as they were announced.
The phrase “United We Stand” was truly observed today, when the students galvanized and set people in motion. Of course, rigging was observed at many polling stations, but hey, this time, it was the” Pakistanis” who were in action.
Posts on social media and reporting the TV reporters immediately made the higher authorities take action, and voting at the polling at stations like NA 250 was resumed with a new zeal. The passion was remarkable – the patriots went to cast vote for the second time!
Sixty six years ago, people got united for their autonomy, rebelled for their freedom and rose for the sovereignty: the struggle and unity gave us Pakistan, and today, this Pakistan will witness the history. This, my people, will be the independence day.
Revolution is here. Period.
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