Internet

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

World Wide Web: Some interesting facts

Internet has become a part of our lives. It is making exponential progress. Messages 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 scientists across the globe using hyperlinks. At present about 4 billion people across the globe use internet. First website went online at CERN… Read More »World Wide Web: Some interesting facts

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 internetĀ  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

# Hashtag TURNS 10

The humble # hashtag has turned 10 on the twitter. 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 with #… Read More »# Hashtag TURNS 10

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