Jaxtr : International Calls for FREE


I got to know a very good service for bloggers. With this service bloggers can be in touch with their readers without even revealing their actual number. This new service is Jaxtr. Let us see how it works and what jaxtr is?

What is jaxtr?


  • Jaxtr links your regular phone to the web, so you can hear from any caller worldwide while keeping your existing phone number private. You can even control who calls you so that your regular phone is not always ringing. (If you are that popular.)
  • You don’t need another handset like Skype as it works with any phone you already use, including ordinary landline phones. Moreover, you don’t need to download anything and install on your computer.
  • Be happy, as Jaxtr is Free. So you can call friends and family overseas at the same cost and with the same convenience as calling a friend down the street. (Source: Jaxtr)

How to make it work for you?


  1. Register for jaxtr.
  2. Link your regular phone(s) where you want to receive/make calls.
  3. Create a widget for your blog or social network or email signature etc if you want.
  4. Invite your friends.
  5. Put this on your blog as you can see in my sidebar.
  6. You are all set.
  7. When you plan to call one of your friends, just create a number for them in your account. (Remember, you have to provide your number when it says, ‘Call me Free’, you don’t have to enter your friends’ phone number.)
  8. Jaxtr will assign a number for your friend so that you can call them anytime you want for free.
  9. Every month you get 100 free jax minutes.

Cool, hmm…. Enjoy another free service to be in touch with your friends.
Call anurag.aries from your phone!

SUP acquires LiveJournal from Six Apart : Some Highlights

LiveJournalSix Apart, the world’s leading independent blogging software and services company, on December 3rd, 2007 announced that SUP, an international media company, has acquired LiveJournal (LJ), the pioneer of social networking communities online used by millions of people around the world to connect through personal journals and topic-based communities. SUP has launched an American company, LiveJournal, Inc., to manage and operate LiveJournal globally.

Six Apart will also continue to represent LiveJournal to advertisers and sponsors for at least the coming twelve months. Brand owners interested in advertising on LiveJournal or Six Apart’s Vox may visit here.

“While we’ll miss being LiveJournal’s home, this is a great milestone for LiveJournal and also lets us to focus on the core products invented at Six Apart: Movable Type, TypePad, and Vox,” said Alden. “We are investing heavily in the products and have substantial growth plans for 2008.”

About Six Apart
Six Apart Ltd. provides award-winning blogging software and services that change the way millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations connect and communicate across the world every day. Founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Ben Trott and Mena G. Trott, Six Apart is a global company with its headquarters in San Francisco, CA, and offices in Europe and Japan. The company continues to lead in the blogging and social media industry with the Movable Type Publishing Platform, the TypePad hosted blogging service, and Vox, a free blogging service for friends and families. For more information visit the Six Apart corporate web site at http://www.sixapart.com/.

About SUP
SUP is an international online media company with established partnerships with businesses across the globe. It was founded in the summer of 2006 by an international management team with Russian seed capital. SUP set itself the goal of building a portfolio of high-traffic-generating projects based in Moscow from which to expand worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.sup.com/en/.

Personally, I didn’t like LiveJournal much mainly because of the limitations of not being able to modify the template and the sidebar. The overall user interface is a little complicated and confusing. Lets see what this acquisition brings to LiveJournal down the line.

Technomania – Monthly Recap : November 2007

Here is the recap of the posts in November 2007 by any chance if you missed it:

  1. Diwali Wishes : The Festival of Lights
  2. Nominated for Blogging to Fame Awards 2007
  3. Unofficial Bowling Tournament – Are you ready?
  4. MyBlogLog Problogger Contest
  5. Technomania : ‘Reader is Everything Contest’
  6. Inviting Guest Blogger

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Inviting Guest Blogger

Dear Reader,

As you will figure out soon (if you are not a regular reader of this blog yet), that I write on technology, blogging and general topics on this blog. I hope you like my writing style and the content of the posts.

I would like to invite you to GUEST BLOG on my blog. I am sure you already know what guest blogging is. Guest blogging will definitely help you drive more traffic to your blog. By guest blogging I will give my readers a new perspective on the technology and I believe they will love it.

So shoot me an email if you are interested. We will further talk on how the post will be written, what should be the topic, how it will help you as a guest blogger and how it will help me in asking you to be a guest blogger.

At the same time if you want me to Guest Blog on your blog, then also you can contact me through the above email id.

Thanks in advance!

Anurag Bansal

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