English Wikipedia Blacked out for 24 Hours for SOPA and PIPA Awareness

Wikipedia is protesting against SOPA and PIPA by blacking out the English Wikipedia for 24 hours, beginning at midnight January 18, Eastern Time. Readers who come to English Wikipedia during the blackout will not be able to read the encyclopedia. Instead, you will see messages intended to raise awareness about SOPA and PIPA, encouraging you to share your views with your representatives, and with each other on social media.
Continue reading “English Wikipedia Blacked out for 24 Hours for SOPA and PIPA Awareness”

What do you use the Internet for? Survey says Internet is mainly used for FUN

Well thats the best conclusion i deducted from the PewInternet Study on “The Internet as a diversion and destination”. The study says on any given day, 53% of all the young adults ages 18-29 go online for no particular reason except to have fun or to pass the time. Many of them go online in purposeful ways, as well. Indeed, 81% of all young adults in this age cohort report they have used the internet for this reason at least occasionally. Even though this survey was taking about the USA, i ask you what do you use the internet for?

Leave your comments below

Read the full survey reports here.

The impact of the $8 trillion Internet on economic growth

McKinsey Global Institute put forward an astonishing Publication in October titled “The great transformer: The impact of the internet on economic growth and prosperity” by James Manyika and Charles Roxburgh. According to the report, the Internet as an entity accounts for more GDP than the Spanish or Canadian economies, and it’s growing faster than Brazil. As a sector, it is now larger than these countries’ agriculture or energy industries.
Continue reading “The impact of the $8 trillion Internet on economic growth”

The World Wide Web is 20 Years Old ~ aUG 6

The historic NeXT computer used by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990, on display in the Microcosm exhibition at CERN. It was the first web server, hypermedia browser and web editor.

Berners-Lee created a browser-editor with the goal of developing a tool to make the Web a creative space to share and edit information and build a common hypertext. What should they call this new browser: The Mine of Information? The Information Mesh? When they settled on a name in May 1990, it was the WorldWideWeb and It was August 6, 1991, at a CERN facility in the Swiss Alps, when 36-year-old physicist Tim Berners-Lee published the first-ever website. It was, not surprisingly, a pretty basic one — according to CERN.
Continue reading “The World Wide Web is 20 Years Old ~ aUG 6”

A world of 2.09 Billion Journalists

Yes! Our world can lay claim to over 2.09 billion journalists covering everything from everything. And yes that includes you and I using the Internet, Ha ha you get my point, Whatever you do on the Internet today as long as you give your feedback online you have joined the news train. Years ago, the Web was all about static pages where we just read from but today thanks to feedback systems and flexible web systems we all write to and for the Web.

Continue reading “A world of 2.09 Billion Journalists”

Internet Access now Human Right says UN

United Nations

Last Friday, the United Nations released a report entitled “Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.”

Its author, Special Rapporteur Frank La Rue, wrote:

“Given that the Internet has become an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and human progress, ensuring universal access to the Internet should be a priority for all states. Each State should thus develop a concrete and effective policy…to make the Internet widely available, accessible and affordable to all segments of population.”

Continue reading “Internet Access now Human Right says UN”

Toward an IPv6 world in mobile networks

IPv6 or Internet Protocol Version 6 is the next generation protocol for the Internet. It’s designed to provide several advantages over current Internet Protocol Version 4 (or IPv4). Both IPv6 and IPv4 define network layer protocol i.e., how data is sent from one computer to another computer over packet-switched networks such as the Internet.

IPv4 has served the internet well, but the world has to shift to IPv6 – and soon. Mobile networks need to be among the first. Fortunately, there are good mechanisms available to ease the IPv4 to IPv6 transition.

Continue reading “Toward an IPv6 world in mobile networks”

FireFox 4 is Finally Available!!!

After over 2 months of having Firefox 4 in Beta version, Mozilla is proud to release Mozilla Firefox 4, the newest version of the popular, free and open source Web browser. Firefox puts users in control of their Web experience, providing a streamlined user interface, fun new features, a boost in speed and support for modern Web technologies. Firefox 4 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux in more than 80 languages. Firefox 4 will also be available on Android and Maemo devices soon.

Firefox 4 is the fastest Firefox yet. With dramatic speed and performance advancements across the board, Firefox is between two and six times faster than previous releases. Major enhancements to the JavaScript engine make everything from startup time to page load speed to graphics and JavaScript performance screaming fast in Firefox ~ Mozilla Blog

Continue reading “FireFox 4 is Finally Available!!!”

Cloud Computing – What is it?

What is Cloud Computing?

2009-10 has had several computing paradigms coming out but CLOUD COMPUTING has had too much share of this IT industry talks and this is just increasing daily because everyone is thinking Cloud. While i have always thought it is one of those IT jargon, I have come to conclude that yes it is one and yes it is not, why? hmm – it’s because its just the Cloud. Check this sentence from carinet.comThere, now that we have all the “buzzwords” out of the way, we can get to the business of it all. Grid/Cloud/Utility computing/hosting is the same thing“- True?

So what is Cloud Computing? is Cloud the Internet? How do i come into cloud? Whats in the cloud for me? How do i build a cloud? What research is left in cloud? how secured is cloud? is cloud not a revamped technology? … Brethren, Too much questions to ask about the cloud and i think i know why, It’s because of the hype around it.

NIST defines cloud computing as:

…a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models

Continue reading “Cloud Computing – What is it?”

5 Best Freelancing Websites

A freelancer is a person who is self employed. Freelance work is used in many different professions, but most commonly a freelancer works in the fields of writing and editing, photography, web design, graphic arts, or computer programming. In any given profession, freelancers sell or contract their work to a client rather than being employed by a business.

Freelancing is a great way to work from home. Freelancers do anything from writing to graphic design to computer programming. They are often hired by businesses (small and large) for a particular project. The Freelancer gets to do what he or she loves to do from home. The big question is how do the business owner and freelancer find each other? They do it through one of the freelance sites below.

There are many websites that offer to connect clients with a freelancer. These services often have many freelancers who bid on particular projects that clients post. Other services simply post projects and allow freelancers to submit a resume and samples of previous work. A freelancer often can find projects through word of mouth, from a former employer, or from classified ads in print as well as on the web.

Listed below are the 5 most active and highly populated freelance sites. This list of freelance sites would help you start your online moneymaking experience.
Continue reading “5 Best Freelancing Websites”