Web & Computer Users

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This blog is the online record of my observations and experiences about using the computer and about web surfing. Click on Older Posts at the bottom to view more pages. Click on the 'Added features' placed below the posts and get entertained and enlightened! You can get this blog quickly by adding it to Bookmarks or Favorites tabs. [Visit also my other blogs: Natural Scientific & Medical Wonders and Kindling Thoughts].

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Technocrati is gone!

                 As usual, when I viewed my blogs in this April 2018, I found the gadget of Technocrati, the popular Blog directory, was missing! I had added my blogs in 2008, to this world's largest blog directory. And I was proud to have my blogs rated in this directory. When I tried to visit this directory, I found it listed for sale in Uniregistry Market! Yes, then, in May 2014 itself, Technocrati had gone :(  The owners of the directory had deleted all the listed contents, and had begun to focus on their advertising network. Read about this story here: Business2community.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

This site, Sitemeter, can't be reached!

        In 2008, when I entered blogging, I wished to know how many people are visiting my blogs. So, I selected Sitemeter as it showed many useful reports about the visitors. In the year 2013, I found in one of my blogs the Sitemeter widget was replaced by a black rectangle! As there were it's widgets in my other blogs, I left out the matter as such. 

             Later on, recently, I found the widgets' links disappeared in my other blogs too! I found its name only on them and there were no codes for it in them. I could not get the Sitemeter website itself in my computer. There was a display on the computer screen as: 'This site can't be reached.' On googling, I found that Sitemeter is not functioning now! I lost all the benefits of viewing about the visitors' details such as their visiting time, country of origin, the browsers used, from where they visited, which pages they visited and how many minutes they viewed, the last page they viewed and so on. 

You can read more about the lost Sitemeter here:




Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Yahoo Mail account losing and its recovery!

           Earlier in one of my posts here, I had alerted readers about the hijacking of Yahoo mails' particulars. Later, Yahoo Mail wanted to protect its account holders and made changes in its safety procedures. I had not read its alert mail about this change. Result: I lost one of my Yahoo Mail account. I was earlier careless while signing in the account and ignored it's demand to add phone number or change the alternate mail address to one that is active.
While I wanted to recover my account somehow, I learnt all these from 'Yahoo! Help': 

1. I cannot get back my account online if I have an old inactive alternate recovery email address for the account. (I was instructed to contact Yahoo Mail through personal mail/phone, indicating a laborious procedure ahead).

2. The security questions and answers don't work now to confirm my identity; I have to update my recovery email and mobile number to confirm my identity.

3. I can replace up to ten emails to get my mail account recovered and in order to prove my identity by following the account recovery methods mentioned here!

4. Recovery option is there on web browser from computer or mobile phone App.

So, be alert to change the lost or inactive recovery mail and phone number to an active and alive one to save your account from locked.

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