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# Hashtag TURNS 13

The humble # hashtag has completed 13 on the twitter in August. An average of 125 million hashtags are tweeted each day. In fact the makers of Twitter had not even added the hashtag feature as it was thought it to be too nerdy for common people. Hashtag was used earlier in c-language in the file header to include external file often present in the library. For example there is a library of files called header files which are readymade pieces of software to be used in the present program. It was the users who discovered that tweeting a term… Read More »# Hashtag TURNS 13

Tumucumaque

Tumucumaque was the codename, Firexfox’s version 4 beta was been given. Actually, it is world’s largest tropical forest park. It is situated in Brazil in Amazon rain forests. It has been not been inhabited by humans. There are birds and animals which are exclusive to it only and are found no where else around the world. In area it is even bigger than Belgium. It is adjacent to Guiana Amazonian park. Mozilla foundation is partnering with WWF in its efforts to conserve the National Park. The Amazon is a region of superlatives. It spans the borders of eight countries and… Read More »Tumucumaque

World Wide Web: Some interesting facts

Internet has become a part of our lives. Technology is making exponential progress. Messages, pictures and documents can be send to any part of the world in seconds. Paperless transactions of money can be done within minutes. We can get in touch with our friends and others live through internet. The World Wide Web or WWW as it is popularly referred was conceived in 1989 by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN. It was invented to share documents among the scientific community across the globe using hyperlinks. And now it has reached the common man and there are at present about 4… Read More »World Wide Web: Some interesting facts

Trolls !! Origin of the Term

Today, hardly there will be someone who is on the Internet and not using any social media platforms like twitter, Facebook and YouTube. And almost everyone using social media must be familiar with the term “Troll”. There are people who intentionally attack others online by posting offensive comments, totally unrelated comments, pictures and memes to deviate attention, distract, demoralise. These are called Trolls and what they do is called “Trolling”. The victims, when they see their beliefs or convictions invaded get provoked and react with helplessness and anger. The more the person tries to defend himself more they are harassed.… Read More »Trolls !! Origin of the Term

Smartphone Security

Smartphones have become in an indispensable accessory for the modern day life. It can perform so many tasks in addition to the original functions of making calls and SMS. Now it can make photos and videos , financial transactions, browse the internet, mail. In contrast to the personal computer, mobile phones do most of these chores using Apps. It also holds the personal information of the owner. Hackers can send you malicious code hidden inside the innocuous looking videos or email and acquire the complete access to the private sensitive information. It happened recently and victim was not none other… Read More »Smartphone Security

Internet Data is Mind Boggling

Scale of data generated and used is astronomical in the internet. It becomes fruitless to figure out this on yearly, monthly even day basis. The scale is so mammoth that even 1 minute data will send your head spinning. What happens in 1 minute on internet  Facebook: 9,00,000 logins Whatsapp: 16 million text messages sent YouTube: 4.1 million videos viewed Google Play Store: 34200 app downloaded Instagram: 46200 posts updated Twitter: 452000 tweets Tinderbox: 990000 swipes Emails sent: 156 millions Spotify: 40000 hrs listened Amazon Echo: 50 devices shipped Linkedin: 120 new accounts opened GIFs sent via Messenger: 15000 Snapchat:… Read More »Internet Data is Mind Boggling

Geek Vocabulary for BreakupsĀ 

Social websites and apps for online chat have taken the world by storm. Technological advances in providing the internet on the mobile phones have enabled the people to be in touch all the time. Sometimes it is even not possible to avoid this connection. People express their feelings and display their achievements to the world on the social sites. They post photos and selfies and update their statuses continuously. Many people have met through these social websites, had got married and many have been cheated. People these days are always in haste and hence a distinct lingo is developing for… Read More »Geek Vocabulary for BreakupsĀ