Archives for June 2011

Column: Only Indian Language content can bring majority of Indians online

Offline or online - life needs to be colorful. From a shop in Antebes, France

Offline or online – life needs to be colorful. Photo location: Market in Antibes, France

I was invited by Bangalore’s leading newspaper Deccan Herald to write about the current status, successes, failures of Indian languages on the internet. Yesterday (June 29, 2011) it was published with the title “Growth pangs of Indian languages” [PDF scan of print]

Languages are like colors, it brings beauty and life to the Indian internet arena.

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Would you shut your website and move it to Facebook?

Today when it comes to internet everyone talks only about Facebook which has a valuation of a mere $100 billion. I do see people communicating on Facebook email. If you are a content publisher on the internet, would you consider shutting your site and moving everything to Facebook? Well, a local site in Maryland, Rockville Central blog (but this URL still works), has exactly done that.

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Mobile Internet in India: 150 million users

Exactly a month ago I had posted India has 40 million mobile internet users. According to Google India as of June the mobile internet users is far larger. Few key points from the article are, Read more on Mobile Internet in India: 150 million users…

What is IPv6? How does it effect you?

Recently we had carried an article “Beware: Internet may collapse on June 8!“. This was more like the world ending on May 21, which finally got “postponed“. Many have been asking around what is this ipv6 about. To a large extent none of us need to panic, everything will fall in place over the next couple of years.

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Internet surfing in India is usually planned, not spontaneous: Microsoft report

According to a report Microsoft and Mindshare “Living with the Internet – What is Driving Web Behavior“, spontaneous activity on the internet has halved in the last two years as consumers, conscious of the addictive nature of the web, try to stay focused and make better use of time spent online.

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