Posts Tagged ‘World Wide Web’

China’s Online Population Rises To 485 Million

Published by pratyushkp on July 20th, 2011 - in Social, Technology
BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 22: Chen Tong, exec...

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China‘s online population soared to 485 million as of the end of June as use of mobile phones to surf the Web spreads, an industry group reported Tuesday.

The number of Chinese Web users, already by far the world’s biggest, rose by 15.5 percent over a year earlier, according to the government-sanctioned China Internet Network Information Center.

As the Jakarta Post notes, “China’s online population already is by far the world’s biggest and more than 50 percent larger than the entire United States population.”

China’s communist government promotes Internet use for business and education but tries to block access to material it considers subversive or pornographic.

The number of people who use mobile phones to surf the Web rose to 318 million, or about 65 percent of the total, CNNIC said. That was up 14.8 percent from a year earlier.

The overall growth rate was down slightly from 2010, when the Internet population grew by 19 percent.

China’s rise in Web use has been driven by rapid economic growth that the World Bank forecasts could reach 9.3 percent this year.

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Google ‘Me On The Web’ Tool Promises To Help You Manage Your Online Identity

Published by pratyushkp on June 17th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Google has released a feature that is supposed to help users manage the information that shows up about them on the web.

Called “Me on the Web,” the tool is available on the Google Dashboard.

“Your online identity is determined not only by what you post, but also by what others post about you — whether a mention in a blog post, a photo tag or a reply to a public status update,” Google explained in a blog post. “When someone searches for your name on a search engine like Google, the results that appear are a combination of information you’ve posted and information published by others.”

Only users with a Google Profile can use this tool, which displays links from a user’s profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It also let users set up search alerts for themselves, though the section seems to offer only links to how-to articles about steps you can take to control third-party information about you. The tool won’t, for example, actually let you remove an embarrassing article about yourself that appears in your search results.

Google writes of the Google profile:

With a Google profile, you can manage the information–such as your bio, contact details, and other information about you–that people see. You can also link to other sites about you or created by you. For example, you can link to your blog, online photos in Picasa, and other profiles such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

At this point, however, Google’s tool seems more a push for the site to get in on the social game by helping the company manage what it knows about your online connections, rather than letting you actually control your online identity.

See the feature below:

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Google Unveils +1 Button For Third Party Websites

Published by pratyushkp on May 17th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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It is just like Facebook Like , but can do more

After unveiling the +1 button in March, Google has started rolling out the button for third party websites. Google previewed this button, which works like the Facebook Like button, at the Google I/O conference and confirmed that this button will be launched within this week.

The +1 buttons will be in different sizes – Small, Medium, Standard and Tall, with and without the +1 counter, and websites can tie the buttons into their own site logon systems to know which pages are accessed more by users, to keep a record of this. After sufficient number of people have the +1 page on their website, users can view different data such as age and sex of people who recommend those particular pages. This can be done using Google s Analytics system.
Is Google stepping up its social networking strategy? Yes, it is doing it steadily and surely. They tried it with Buzz, not long ago, and it didn t quite succeed. Now they are trying other ways to step up to Facebook in Facebook s backyard. Will they succeed? Only time will tell.

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Internet mastermind Vint Cerf Alerts over address changes

Published by pratyushkp on November 12th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

Is the growth of the world wide web is rapidly depleting the store? As the experts predict; in less than 18 months there will be no more big blocks of net addresses to give out.

There’s work to be done. It’s not massive work but it is meticulous work” quotes Mr.Cerf.

Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, spoke, “With current addresses due to run out in 2012, nations and businesses must get on with switching.”

Although during the switch internet links could become unreliable, making sites and services hard to reach. He stated that instability could last years, as even search giant Google, took three years to get its IPv6 network up and running.

According to the Internet masterminds, the net has grown to its current size using version 4 of its addressing scheme (IPv4), which allows for about 4.3 billion addresses. And estimates suggest that this pool of addresses will be exhausted by the end of January 2012.

“The business community needs to understand that this is an infrastructure they are relying on and it needs to change for them to continue to grow and to rely on it,” Mr Cerf said.

He criticised global businesses, saying they were “short-sighted” for not making the shift sooner.

Time is running out for firms to get using the replacement addressing scheme!

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