Top 4 internet memes and their history

An internet meme is some kind of photos or mimic spreading over internet with interesting comments(mainly humorous). Basically a character is made up and people share their funny dialogues(as like the meme is saying) over the internet. In short, Meme can be said as the current internet trend so that its very much used in internet and online marketing. Lets have a look at top 4 most popular memes over the internet .

Top 4 internet memes

1. Grumpy Cat.

History of Grumpy Cat Meme

Grumpy cat was one of the most viral meme in the internet history. Its angry face and funny comments attracted lots of fans.
The real name of the grumpy cat is Tardar Sauce. Tabatha Bundesen owns this female cat and according to Tabatha, the grumpy expression of the cat is permanent. Tabatha’s brother once took a picture of this grumpy cat and uploaded it. In no time it became viral throughout the internet.
Main Concept: The grumpy cat hates everyone in this world. It doesn’t want to be happy or its very grumpy.

Have a look at these most popular memes about grumpy cat

Grumpy cat I had fun  once
Grumpy cat I had fun once

 

Grumpy cat on tv
Grumpy cat on tv

Most Popular Grumpy Cat Memes

2. Lazy College Senior

History of Lazy College Senior Meme

This photo came out from photos.com. There was an image inside of this guy drinking beer titled “Young man drinking beer at outdoor pub”. Reddit posted this picture with the concept (shown below) 5 minutes late to class and skips the entire day(2 years back). This meme got viral instantly and lots of internet giants started re sharing it. The real identity of Lazy College Senior is unknown.

Main Concept : The guy is a college senior and he is so lazy that he find reasons to skip classes.

lazy college senior 5 minutes
lazy college senior 5 minutes
lazy senior bad weather
lazy senior bad weather

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3. Socially awkward penguin

Main Concept: The idea is that the penguin is very anti social. It doesn’t know how to interact with people. The penguin finds out reason to be anti social .Yes, the penguin is socially awkward!

History of socially awkward penguin meme.

Actually this image of penguin was taken by a photographer to publish inside national geographic wild website . Later on, this one got popular over the internet as meme. We can relate this Meme to many people inside this real world who are not that social.

This is the original photo of the penguin taken by the photographer

socially awkward penguin original
socially awkward penguin original
socially awkward penguin babies
socially awkward penguin babies
socially awkward penguin chat
socially awkward penguin chat

See more Memes about Socially Awkward Penguin

4. Success Kid

History of Success Kid Meme

Success Kid is another popular meme over the last few years. Actually its a photo of a baby in beach with a success expression. The kid is named Sammy and it was posed in flickr 6 years back. Reddit and Myspace made it damn popular.

Main Concept : The success kid is always success. He get it done even in the first attempt. He even doesn’t know what a failure is.

Success Kid Here I am
Success Kid Here I am
Success Kid Tie
Success Kid Tie

Another meme which got much popular recently is of Ben Affleck who was announced as the next batman. Its already a big news that Ben Affleck is getting much bad response being casted as batman. And these memes played a big role in building such a negative response.

Ben Affleck Batman Meme
Ben Affleck Batman Meme

Increased demand for Facebook application developer JOBS – 4 factors

Recently,I did get lots of calls from different companies for the job offer of facebook application developer. Well, facebook is on top of world and it is something which was supposed to happen. What all factors led to this increased job opportunities in facebook applications? How can one get facebook application developer jobs?

facebook applications
facebook applications

4 factors that made facebook application developer jobs on high demand

Factor 1 -Increased number of facebook users

The number of facebook users are increasing day by day. Currently its recorded that 1.15 billion registered users are there in facebook. Its not just about the users, but the time spent in facebook also. Statistics shows that an average internet user spends 6.5 hours a month in facebook while he spends only 20 minutes per month in twitter. Pretty big difference ,huh?

Factor 2 – More and more succesful facebook applications

Lots of succesful applications has been released, especially in the past year . Have a look at this image of the most popular facebook applications in this year and their monthly active users count.

top 20 facebook applications
top 20 facebook applications

Source :App Data

Intsagram was having around 3 million monthly active users in the beginning of 2012 or late 2011 which turned into more than 40 million when it reached 2013 beginning. Similar is the case of Phrases and Farmville which also have nearly 40 million mau. Candy Crush Saga, got on top of the list recently with 45 million MAU. Candy Crush Saga is really simple game matching the similar candies. The sleeky, attractive designs and interaction of friends made it popular.These clearly shows as an increased demand for facebook applications or an exponential growth in fb apps.

 

Factor 3- Brand Building through facebook

Facebook brand building is now the most cheapest and effective medium of brand building. If it goes like this , there will be days where in which we could equate advertising to facebook marketing itself. Increased job oppurtunites for SMO (Social Media Optimizer) brought lots of talents into facebook which in turn resulted in many creative ideas and startups. Most of the jobs offered for facebook application developers are from companies who act as “Brand Building agencies” through facebook. Most of them needs fb app developers to promote the brands which they are working on. A facebook application developer in these companies  might be tasked to

  1. Develop contests through facebook
  2. Quiz competitions which  acts as surveys to study the market.
  3. Data Collection – Facebook do have the largest human data (big data)  which we can access through apis. There are lots of companies who finds their living by selling this data alone.
  4. Interactive applications for brand promotion.
  5. Games
  6. Facebook Ecommerce

Well, the list is not complete, but this gives you a general outline of  what you are supposed to do.

Factor 4- Online money making through facebook applications

You do have multiple options to make money through facebook applications

1. Advertise in your application

The more your vistors the more the advertisement values. Eventhough google adsense doesnt support fb apps, there are lots of other advertisment programmes which support it.

2. Ecommerce with facebook applications

You can now start your ecommerce in facebook. Payvment helps you to start your stores in .facebook. The major advantage is that the user doest gets out of  facebook and can buy things staying inside facebook. LiveScribe, a store for smart pens is a good example for facebook ecommerce

3. Sell your app 

This is another trend which is growing on. People do develop applications and sell it. Once it gets some Monthly active users , it turns into an asset. And for sure you can sell this asset.

Got interested?  Build your first facebook application and grab a job soon!

 

Complete Paypal integration guide in PHP 4 steps

Paypal integration use to be a real pain for many developers. They use to change their interface(especially their sandbox and developer environment). In fact there is a strategy for the paypal integration and if its followed properly this is an easy process. Have a look at this guide which completely guide you to php paypal integration.

Objectives and Steps

  1. Step 1 :  Create Sandbox testing account.
  2. Step 2 : Implement the paypal buttons.
  3. Step 3 : Doing the transactions,setting up the return url, and verifying the transaction.
  4. Step 4 :  Setting an IPN (instant payment notification).

[steps]1 [/steps]

 Create sandbox testing accounts in paypal developer section.

You need to login to paypal developers section. You may login with your exact paypal,address, that is the one you use to login to paypal.com. After that you need to create a sandbox account in paypal. After creating the sandbox account you need to login to the sandbox.paypal.com

What is paypal sandbox?
Sandbox is nothing but a testing environment of paypal. You can create seller and buyer account in sandbox and can do test transactions exactly like the paypal live transactions. And of course no one would be losing any money, you can add or transfer as much as money you like (say in dollars ) as like we see in some games. And once you’ve done the testing, you can change it easily to live by changing all instances of sandbox to paypal, that is if there is something like http://sandbox.paypal.com in your code, just change it to http://paypal.com.

Paypal sandbox
create sandbox account

Create one personal(to send money) and one business account(to recieve money). You can create the test accounts with fake emails, provided it doesnt exist in the paypal database. Add an amount to the paypal balance text box( the required money ) say 500 and that much money will be there inside your paypal account. I’ve created two testing accounts here

  1. a business account – businesstest@dollarfry.com
  2. a personal account – personaltest@dollarfry.com

 

After that I am going to log in to the sandbox environment of the business account. As seen in the screenshot below, I’ve selected the business account and then the Enter the Sandbox link which will drop us into the sandbox environment. You need to login to the sandbox account with the business (or personal account) credentials(which you’ve created a while ago).

 

paypal sandbox login
paypal sandbox login
Sandbox login
Sandbox login

And once you login , you can see that test sandbox account has came up exacly like a real paypal account(you can see the account balance and all).
[steps]2[/steps]

Create paypal buttons from the paypal business account profile

You can either create button from paypal(which makes you descent buttons) or you can create one by yourself. Basically a button is a simple html form posting some data (amount, currency etc) into the paypal and initiating the transaction.
You need to get into your Profile>My Selling Tools>Paypal Buttons>update.

There are three steps in creating a paypal button

1 : Choose a button type and enter your payment details
Here as shown in the screenshot below, you can fix the amount for the button. Also in the button type you do have multiple options like shopping cart(through which you can create a shopping cart with paypal! ), buy now etc. Here we are using the buy now option . A price is set for the button (say 50 $) and once the button is clicked, the user will be taken to paypal to pay 50 dollars.
2 :Track inventory, profit & loss (optional) – Here you can track the inventory ,profit and all
3: Here we can set the return url and cancel url for the buyer.

Create paypal button
Create paypal button
Paypal Button details
Paypal Button details

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Whats the purpose of Return url and Cancel Url?

At this stage you might have an idea of what happening or whats going to happen. You can integrate this button to your website , the user clicks the buy now button from your website and when the user makes a payment , the business account holder gets money credited into his account. After that the user must be returned back to your website so that only you can verify which user has paid the money and his transaction details. Once the payment is successfully completed, paypal posts back the transaction details (with the unique transaction id and all as $_GET parameters) to the return url where you can retrieve these parameters and store in database . You also need to verify the transaction id whether its a genuine transaction id or not.
The cancel url is nothing but at some point the user changes his mind and cancel the payment. After that the user will be returned to your website where you can show the notification that “Your transaction has been Cancelled!”.

And once you generate the button with paypal, you can save it and alter it later as you wish. Just paste the code into your website and the button will appear inside your website.

Alternatively, you can skip the above step(creating a button in paypals admin ) by pasting a self made form inside your website(which would be easy for you to customize , you can create an admin side in your website and easily configure the amount to paid by the user) .

This form will generate the paypal button.Here you can see that I am passing some hidden fields to paypal sandbox,

 

represents the sandbox business account which we created before, you can replace it with your business account details.

Represents the amount to be paid.

 

This is a custom field, which is the most useful part. This helps your to identify which user is making the payment. We can pass the user id along with this form and it will be returned to the return url along with the $_GET parameters so that we can easily save it into the database. This custom field can be used to connect with any attribute, like product id, product name or whatever.

 

These are the return url and cancel urls to your website.

Have a look at the complete list of Paypal variables which you can pass through.
[steps]3[/steps]

Verifying the paypal transaction in the Return Url

I’ve already mentioned about the return url and its use. You can see what all parameters are passed back to your websites return url(which the paypal have made after successful transaction). This do have a transaction id (txnid) .
You can get it through $_GET[‘txnid’] in your return url page. You need to verify this transaction id by sending it back to paypal and getting the response . What if a bogus user is accessing your return page url with a fake transaction id? So this stage is very important. We need to post a curl to paypal with the transaction id so that paypal will fetch back all the details of the transactions (like, amount, currency, country,address,email ) etc and you can save it in the database as a transaction record.

The paypal response string fetched through curl should look like this

SUCCESS mc_gross=50.00 protection_eligibility=Eligible address_status=confirmed payer_id=ZEDQ57L32HS3Y tax=0.00 address_street=1+Main+St payment_date=22%3A31%3A56+Aug+19%2C+2013+PDT payment_status=Pending charset=windows-1252 address_zip=95131 first_name=Sam address_country_code=US address_name=Sam+Alex custom=752/ payer_status=verified business=businesstest%40dollarfry.com address_country=United+States address_city=San+Jose quantity=1 payer_email=personaltest%40dollarfry.com txn_id=7B1573210T2407153 payment_type=instant last_name=Alex address_state=CA receiver_email=businesstest%40dollarfry.com receiver_id=NRWL58NJZA7TA pending_reason=multi_currency txn_type=web_accept item_name=normal mc_currency=AUD item_number= residence_country=US handling_amount=0.00 transaction_subject=752/ payment_gross= shipping=0.00

How can you verify your paypal transaction ID in your return page using curl?
Have a look at this verification of transaction id in paypal php.

 'https://www.sandbox.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr',
  CURLOPT_POST => TRUE,
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => http_build_query(array
    (
      'cmd' => '_notify-synch',
      'tx' => $tx,
      'at' => $identity,
    )),
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => TRUE,
  CURLOPT_HEADER => FALSE,
  // CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER => TRUE,
  // CURLOPT_CAINFO => 'cacert.pem',
));
// Execute request and get response and status code
$response = curl_exec($ch);
$status   = curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
// Close connection
curl_close($ch);
if($status == 200 AND strpos($response, 'SUCCESS') === 0)
{
    // Save the Record into the database
}

Everything is pretty straight forward. You are sending a curl request to paypal sandbox with the transaction id ($tx) and getting the response in the $response variable. If the status is success , the transaction id is verified and we can save it into the database.

You might have seen the identity section,

$identity = 'Your Identity';

How can you get your Paypal Identity Token and set Auto Return?

You will be having a unique identity token for your paypal business account and that what we have given above as identity. You need to enable PDT(Payment data transfer) and Auto Return in order to get the identity token. By setting Auto Return, your user will be returned back to your return url(which is really an essential feature). You need to get into

Profile>My Selling Tools > Website Preferences (In the Selling Online section)

In that section you can set the return url, pdt and auto return. Check the screenshot below

Paypal Auto Return
Paypal Auto Return -PDT

Once you save the details, you can see the Identity Token along with the success notification. Just get into the website preferences again to get the identity token (in case you miss the notification).

 

You may need to use php Preg_match kind of function to retrieve particular details alone(say payer email).
[steps]4[/steps]

Usage of Paypal Instant Payment Notifications (IPN)

We can say that the paypal integration is complete with the above step (step 3). So whats the use of Paypal IPN?
Assume a situation that the user clicks the buttons from your site , makes the payment (in paypal) and his pc bursts out at that point(that is, before the user is forwarded to the return url). How will you know that this particular user have made the payment(well you got the money, but how can you identify the user and his trasaction id? ) Remember that you are getting all the details of the payment in the return url page.

Here is were paypal IPN comes to save you. IPN or Instant Payment Notification, as the name indicates, it sends an immediate request to your IPN your (some page in your website) right after the payment. And the user doesnt know or have to do anything about this request(nothing matters if his pc bursts off or loses his internet connection). The details of the transaction will be posted to the IPN url(which you’ve set) as a $_POST instance. You can retrieve it there, verify it as said above (with curl) and save it into the database.

To use IPN, you need to enable it inside paypal.
Go to, Profile >My Selling Tools > Instant Payment Notifications(under Getting paid and managing my risk)

Under that you need Choose IPN Settings, and you need to provide an IPN Notification url and enable the Receive IPN Messages option.

IPN Settings  paypal
Paypal IPN Settings
 &$value) {
   $value = mb_convert_encoding($value, 'utf-8', $charSet);
 }
 $ipn_data['charset'] = 'utf-8';
 $ipn_data['charset_original'] = $charSet;
}
// Looping through the IPN Post Data and creating a final array of transaction details
foreach ($ipn_data as $key => $value) {
  $finalIPN[$key] = $value;
}
// Saving the encode transaction details  to the table
$dataJson = json_encode($finalIPN);

Advantage of using IPN
IPN is useful to handle safe returns. For instance, from your site, the user goes to paypal and the payment will be made. After that the user will be returned to your website, and the transaction data will be posted and you can verify the payment.

WHAT IF ???

  • The power of the pc goes off
  • The internet fails
  • User closes the paypal window accidently

The user will pay the money to you, but you wont be able to track it right? This is where IPN is useful. Instant Notification(Posed data) will be made to the url you specify(you can store the data in your database or whatever) right after the payment is done(With as status of success,failure or whatever). You can verify and track this payement even if the any of the above scenarios happen.

Here in the $dataJson variable, you will be getting the entire transaction details encoded in json format.
So thats all about paypal php integration. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Shoot in comments and we are here to help you!

How to submit multiple forms with jquery ajax and HTML5 validation

I’ve clearly explained about jquery ajax from submissions and html5 validation before. Here I am just extending it a little bit. What if the scenario include multiple forms and it should use the same jquery ajax submission part. Its totally awkward using separate jquery ajax submit for different forms, as basically the jquery submit part is standard for all forms (as we are passing the form data through jquery serialize ).

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