Saturday, October 29, 2011

Is Social Networking Sites (SNS) really required ?

Can anyone tell, why social network came into this internet revolution, for obvious reasons, to connect people, both known and unknown having similar interests. Slowly competition increased and then came chat rooms, a little more with social network sites like orkut, facebook, linkedin, google+ and many more started to evolve, but has anyone thought what we do after registering with social network sites and updating our hourly status in those sites.

"Are we losing our privacy posting our live status there?"

One very good reason, everyone accept is connect with school mates, college mates, old friends irrespective of  which part of the world we are in. I would say social networking sites should take the credit in connecting them. A recent research revealed, what people do in Facebook.
  • 15% of Facebook users update their own status.
  • 22% comment on another’s post or status.
  • 20% comment on another user’s photos.
  • 26% “Like” another user’s content.
  • 10% send another user a private message
What purpose does it really serve? Did anyone think of this ? Pew Research Center has released their statistics of facebook usage.

People just love to look at pictures. That's the killer app of all online social networks. Seventy percent of all actions are related to viewing pictures or viewing other people's profiles. The biggest usage categories are men looking at women they don't know, followed by men looking at women they do know. Women look at other women they know. Overall, women receive two-thirds of all page views. 

Little about Twitter, which restricts 140 characters of text messages? 90% of Twitter posts were created by only 10% of users, because the technology uses words without photos to communicate. MySpace, which we can say, almost dead even though there are around 70million users, 3 times greater than Twitter, but still does not have high page rank. 

For few years people were behind Orkut, then moved on to Facebook, now Google+ has emerged with lot of features which facebook does not have. One such feature is Hangouts, where we can initiate video conferencing with maximum 10 people from different circles. We have control on the circles which can participate, ofcourse no control on the users from the circles. Facebook tied up with Skype for video conferencing, but it is one-to-one video chat, which gtalk already has. A great reason for people to move to google+ is this. Another reason is Google Docs, which is another product of Google, so it integrates well with Google+ to share between friends, colleagues and others, which Facebook and other SNS does not have.

If we discuss, it is never going to end, I will talk on how SNS can be useful to us, can be used productively, can be used to make money. One last thing which needs our attention is QUITTING these sites, slowly we have piled up lots of personal information in these websites, did we ever think how easy is it to quit these sites taking backup of all the information stored, like contacts, photos, documents.

Thnk, Think once again well before we spend time in Social Networking Sites.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Print Only Required Content (PORC) - Green Ideas

Green Green Green, wherever you go, Individuals, Government, Organization are moving Green Revolution, There are many initiatives taken to reduce global warming across the world. Recently government has passed bill, to charge for plastic carry bags, so customers are forced to bring their own paper or jute bags. Let us also participate in this revolution and do what can be easily done by us, ofcourse without any charge.

Recently I came across a website, PrintWhatYouLike, cool website, which provides support to print what is only required by us, ie., we can remove unwanted images, headers, advertisements, background colors, margins, etc etc and what not. This website takes in the URL you want to print, and classifies the whole content into blocks, which can be removed, formatted, and then finally print what is required for us, now this saves us pages, saves toner ink, which is cost effective for us and as well a small contribution from us to EARTH.

This is now helping all webdevelopers, website owners to provide an advanced PRINTER FRIENDLY version of their webpage. Steps to generate the link for printer friendly version is

" url "

for example, printer friendly version of my blog will be
URL Encoding reference is in
Save Paper, Save Earth. Think before you print next time

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Google's Speed Unrevealed

Google recently celebrated its 13th birthday, It has accomplished a mind-boggling amount of work in the last 13 years—building the company to almost 30,000 employees and $9.03 billion in revenue last quarter. For all these years Google has surprised us with its lightning speed, but what is the reason for such speed, when we went around discussing about its speed, there were many reasons, both technical and non-technical for its high speed. I have compiled the reasons for your reference to come to a conclusion, which is very difficult :)

Technical Reasons

  • Extreme savvy data management
  • Keeps its entire index in RAM, so disk access times aren't a factor in responding to a query
  • Geographically distributed data centers with lots of processing power and data throughput capacity.
  • Clean interface- no graphic ads all over the place, no bloated code
  • Big machines with lots of blinking lights. 
  • Judging from some recent patent applications, google may even keep some information in firmware. This would particularly apply to semantic analysis and other data that does not change as rapidly. 
  • Masters of mind who will be emperors of earth tomorrow
  • They are periodically caching their results based on previous searches. More than 99.9% of the time someone else had already searched that term, so they only serve html data. 
  • The largest cluster to date provides hundreds of terabytes of storage across thousands of disks on over a thousand machines
  • Not real-time- The content has been indexed, and indexing algorithms are able to locate a keyword in an index of millions of entries with a very small number of disk accesses.
  • google also uses a Column oriented database as opposed to a row oriented database that puny webmasters like us use. 
  • google has eliminated middle tier operators and plug their data centers directly into the Internet just like top isPs. 
  • "450,000 servers" according to Newsweek article... 
  • By collecting flocks of pigeons in dense clusters, Google is able to process search queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings.
  • An important thing to realize when thinking about their speed is that they are located so many different places, share loads, and they are not searching articles or websites in real time (or in the format we see them in). Also I would think that 30% of all searches are repeated quite often
  • There is something that I do know about Google, a person that they hired ( and I know him 
Non Technical reasons
  • Google bought an alien technology company several years ago, giving them access to trans-warp hyper-time multidimensional data processing, allowing them to offload the search processing into non-real time then feed the results back into real-time so that users do not notice any time passage in their own perceived space/time continuum.
  • Google was operated by mad wizards from the Disc World and had something to do with creatures from the Dungeon Dimensions
So after reading were you able to conclude why Google is fast... really difficult to understand, until otherwise  I get to work for the Big G.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Are GODs, Aliens ? Mystery - Part 1

Hello Friends, This time am touching a very very sensitive topic, believed by 80% of humans in this world, yes about GOD. It started when I read an article about Eric VonDaniken's Chariots of God. I dont know what to tell about this person and others who have made 30+ episodes in History Channel, one of the top TV channels digging about history. Daniken's theory on a whole talks about GOD, who he projects as Aliens, who visited from other planets. He starts asking the below questions one by one

1. Earth is 4.54 billion years old(, and according to science, living creatures started evolving in earth 3.8 billion years ago (, If Humans have found a way to reach other planets (Moon), why not extra terrestrial creatures (Aliens) find a way to reach earth ?
2. There are many planets older than earth and obviously living creatures would have evolved in other planets billion years ago ?
3. He strongly believes in #2, that aliens have visited earth billion of years ago and he cites lot of present day monuments, mysteries in to picture and surprises us with his question.

His book Chariots of God discusses in detail that GODs are ancient astronomers who visited earth billion of years ago. With all these technological development, we are still not able to find explanation to the mysteries shown below.

Am planning to put what all evidence I come across in internet, in chapters here, Series continues........

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