Sunday, 20 Mar 2011

It's Five years since the first tweet and Twitter is a Gaint Now

Five years ago, answering a simple question like ‘What are you doing?' in 140 characters seemed pointless, even impossible, back then when bloggers took pride over how detailed or nuanced their entries were.

When in 2009, the folks at Twitter changed the vital question that everybody was answering to ‘What's happening?' it indeed reflected a shift in how we perceived microblogging. From mundane updates on breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to a snappy tool — thanks to mobile phones — that allowed people to reflect on what's happening around them,

 Twitter has come a long way. On March 21, it will be five years since Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet, a short and not-so-chirpy message: “just setting up my twttr.”

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Date: 20 Mar 2011 , Author: / Category: Internet News / Views: 2152/Rating:0

Monday, 14 Mar 2011

80 years of Indian Talkie Cinema - Google Joins celebration with Doodle for Alam-Ara

Indian Talkie Cinema has completed 80 momentous years...

Alam Ara (The Light of the World; 1931), directed by Ardeshir Irani, was the first Indian sound film. Irani recognized the importance that sound would have on the cinema, and raced to complete Alam Ara before several other contemporary sound films. Alam Ara debuted at the Majestic Cinema in Mumbai (then Bombay) on March 14, 1931. The first Indian talkie was so popular that "police aid had to be summoned to control the crowds."

So today March 14th happens to be the 80th anniversary of this legendary film. And do you know , who is the first one to celebrate this momentous occassion of Indian CInema. It is non other that GOOGLE. Google celebrates the occassion in it's trade mark way by Doodling.. 

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Date: 14 Mar 2011 , Author: / Category: Movie Reviews, India, Internet News / Views: 3488/Rating:5 / Comments:

Thursday, 10 Mar 2011

Create Pdfs on go easily with doPDF

PDF stands for Portable Document Format and it was created by Adobe to ease document exchange. Now a days we see Pdfs everywhere - ebooks, printable application forms, cartoon strips, e-magazines etc.. It has become universal format on E-world to provide information has to be read . 
 

Pdfs are created by Adobe Pagemaker which is a bulky software in addition is not a freeware. So generally sometimes we limit ourselfs to send them as word documents. Now there are many useful softwares and easy softwares for creating pdf and doPDF is one of the coolest.

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Date: 10 Mar 2011 , Author: / Category: Essentials, Developer / Views: 1668/Rating:3.5

Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011

The Most Shuttled Spacecraft "Discovery" Retires

 

The oldest and most traveled space shuttle, Discovery, on Wednesday landed back on Earth after its final space flight and will now end its days as a museum piece to delight the crowds.  

The shuttle cruised onto the runway at Kennedy Space Centre at 1657 GMT, wrapping up a rich, 27-year career in spaceflight that has spanned more distance and endured longer than any of the remaining three US shuttles...

 

 

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Date: 9 Mar 2011 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 1227/Rating:0

Monday, 7 Mar 2011

International Women's Day 2011 - 100 years of Struggle for equality

This year marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The day was commemorated for the first time on 19 March 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, following its establishment during the Socialist International meeting the prior year. More than one million women and men attended rallies on that first commemoration.... 

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Date: 7 Mar 2011 , Author: / Category: International Happenings / Views: 2174/Rating:0

Sunday, 6 Mar 2011

Interceptor Missile Test Fired successfully

As part of its endeavour to create a shield against incoming enemy missiles,the indigenous interceptor was fired from Wheeler Island off the Orissa coast near Dhamra in Bhadrak district.

"Aimed at developing a full fledged multi-layer Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) system, the trial was carried out from two launch sites of ITR off Orissa coast," defence sources said.

 

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Date: 6 Mar 2011 , Author: / Category: India Defence / Views: 2235/Rating:5 / Comments:

Oxford Study Says - a third of us have used dating websites

An Oxford University study suggests that nearly one in three of us who use the internet have visited online dating sites. An international survey of 24,000 men and women who are presently online found that just six per cent had gone to dating websites in 1997 but by 2009, 30 per cent of the sample had tried them with 15 per cent finding their current partner that way. 

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) conducted an online questionnaire with 12,000 couples from 18 countries, all of whom had regular access to the internet. They were asked a series of questions about whether they had visited dating websites, other online services and where else they might go looking for a partner. The questions related to the period 1997 to 2009.

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Date: 6 Mar 2011 , Author: / Category: Internet News / Views: 1868/Rating:0

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