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Pakistan Cricket Board Facebook, Twitter Banned for Pakistani Cricket Players


Pakistan Cricket Board has strictly asked all its members of the national cricket team to not to use any social networking website, especially Facebook and Twitter.

The crackdown comes in the wake of Zulqarnain Haider’s recent Facebook updates when he went missing in Dubai during one-day series against South Africa.

He had updated his status on Facebook mentioning that he was facing some kind of pressure.

The board has added a clause in the contract for players, saying that no one can use Facebook or Twitter during the contracted period.

Pakistan manager Intikhab Alam confirmed the directive, but maintained the ban was part of a clause in the players’ contract with the board.

“There is a clause in their contracts which states clearly they can’t use these social network sites or discuss cricket issues while under contract,” Alam said.

“It is for their own good so that they don’t get entangled into controversies.”

He subsequently announced his retirement from international cricket which followed his central contract being suspended by the board.

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Mobilink’s HTC HD7 Blogger Meet-up in Islamabad: Review in Photos

Yesterday On 7th December Mobilink organized a Blogger Meet-up at Rendezvous, Islamabad to launch the new HTC HD7 smartphone especially in the blogging community.

Near about 45 bloggers many from Islamabad but some from Karachi and Lahore attended the event. The meet-up was interactive and had a lot of online activities to keep the blogging community active and give them chances to win prizes during the blogger meet-up.

A brand new HTC HD7 smartphone was also given away by Mobilink to one of the bloggers through an online Facebook competition.

All participants were asked to take write a message in an empty HTC HD7 phone frame on paper, take a photo and upload it on their Facebook pages with a caption to encourage their friends to help them win the free smartphone by Mobilink. Instantly, all bloggers started taking photos and uploading it on Facebook. The winner at the end of Meet-up was Redmond Pie from Karachi who managed to get over 300 ‘likes’ in just 25 minutes. As of today, the ‘likes’ to that photo have crossed 2,000 likes.

ProPakistani doesn’t use Facebook and hence didn’t participate in the contest.

Another blogger from Solo Smart, Lahore won the Twitter contest while Propakistani and Telecom News Bulletin won prizes for blogging about Mobilink’s HTC HD7 launch in Pakistan and writing a review about the HTC HD7 phone, respectively.

The evening concluded with a lavish hi-tea. Mobilink always strives to not only provide their customer the best connectivity with the most affordable packages but also strongly believes is keeping up with the latest trends in mobile phone technology.

Previously, Mobilink had introduced BlackBerry and Milestone, the android phone in Pakistani market and with this latest launch of Windows Phone 7 powered HTC HD7 smartphone, Mobilink brings to its customers a wide range of choices when it comes to choosing the best smartphone for quality connectivity on the go.

Here is a collection of some photos from Mobilink’s Blogger Meet-up.

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Mobilink Announce the Winners of Apni Kahani Contest

Mobilink Jazz initiated an online story contest, Jazz Apni Kahani to acknowledge the importance of loved ones in making one’s dreams come true.

Participants were required to submit their stories of achievement glorifying the role of their loved ones who helped them achieve their goals.

Hira Wahid, a student of NUST engineering college was declared winner of the best story and she won a brand new laptop while two runner-ups, Mazhar Abbas from Rawalpindi and Abdul Ghani from Karachi won mobile handsets. The contest also gave away 50 free minutes each to 30 lucky Jazz participants through Jazz Apni Kahani Lucky Draw.

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Facebook trying to buy Twitter

Social networking company Facebook recently held acquisition talks with Twitter, the micro-blogging company. The negotiations put a valuation of as much as dollar 500 million on Twitter, which has become one of Silicon Valley’s most closely watched start-ups. Facebook offered to pay for the acquisition in stock. Putting a value on Twitter’s shares proved controversial. If it used the dollar 15 billion valuation at which Microsoft Corp bought a stake in Facebook last year, it would have valued the Twitter purchase at dollar 500 million, though that investment was seen as a high-water mark for Web 2.0.

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Twitter and Facebook users were getting hit with scams

Twitter users warned about direct messages that said, “I make funds online with google. i learned how here [link],” according to Twitter users.

Twitter and Facebook users were getting hit with scams on Monday.

“We’re on it and fixing accounts as rapid as possible,” he wrote in an e-mail. “You can keep posted on known issues as well by checking in on the Twitter Status page.”

A Twitter representative said it was not a phishing scam because the site to which the spam links does not ask for a username and password, or look like a Twitter page.

On Facebook, meanwhile, people were seeing messages from friends that said, “just take a look at it and read it over and try it if you require [link].” The link goes to a site that appears to be hosting malware. Accounts that are generating the messages are likely compromised, and the owners should change their passwords immediately.

“We’re aware of this campaign, and are blocking malicious URLs and resetting affected users’ accounts,” a Facebook representative said in an e-mail. “The link in the spam message is for a work-at-home scam, not a phishing site. We are still investigating, but it is likely people’s accounts were compromised through a previous phishing system.”

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