Leveraging Internet

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I presented this for the benefit of the managers of Locomotive Workshops, Southern Railway, Chennai, India. In addition to general information on te effective use of internet, it contains certain India-specific links.

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Leveraging Internet

  1. 1. Leveraging Internet! By S.Krishnamorthy Dy Chief Mechl Engineer (Retd) For work and personal benefits
  2. 2. Internet <ul><li>What the deuce is it! </li></ul><ul><li>How to get it? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I do with it? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it necessary at all! </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for efficient use </li></ul><ul><li>Summing up… </li></ul><ul><li>Throw questions! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Internet = world wide web <ul><li>Internet and the web are not synonymous </li></ul><ul><li>The Web uses the HTTP protocol, only one of the languages spoken over the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet is also used for e-mail, VOIP, P2P, Multimedia, instant messaging, virtual networking and FTP. </li></ul>?
  4. 4. Internet simplified!
  5. 5. Tools needed <ul><li>A computer with a browser </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing what to do with it </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your best friend on the net! Google
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Messenger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AOL (AIM) </li></ul></ul>Communication
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Google image search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr image storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photobucket </li></ul></ul>Images
  9. 9. Social Networking <ul><ul><li>Orkut </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xanga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hi5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Adda </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Digg </li></ul><ul><li>Stumble Upon </li></ul><ul><li>Google Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Bookmarks </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Booking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Share Trading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Banking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul></ul>Utilities
  12. 12. Ad(d) sFun!
  13. 13. Railways on the web <ul><li>Indian Railways </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Railway </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Railway-2 </li></ul><ul><li>IRFCA </li></ul><ul><li>IRSME </li></ul><ul><li>IRAS Times </li></ul><ul><li>Raildwar (IR Portal) </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>IP Telephony (VoIP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS Syndication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-Governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education & eBooks </li></ul></ul>More Utilities
  15. 15. Technology <ul><li>CR4 – The Engineers’ Place </li></ul><ul><li>SitePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Info World </li></ul><ul><li>How Stuff Works </li></ul><ul><li>Whatis.com </li></ul><ul><li>Global Spec </li></ul>
  16. 16. Eye Candies! <ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Revver </li></ul><ul><li>Metacafe </li></ul><ul><li>Vimeo </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Video </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Share </li></ul><ul><li>Esnips </li></ul>
  17. 17. Dictionaries <ul><li>Answers.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Free Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Merriam-Webster </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary.com </li></ul>
  18. 18. Online Office Suites <ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Think Free </li></ul><ul><li>Zoho </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbra </li></ul><ul><li>MS Office Live </li></ul>
  19. 19. Music of India <ul><li>Music India Online </li></ul><ul><li>Raaga.com </li></ul><ul><li>Sangeethapriya.org (Carnatic) </li></ul><ul><li>PodBazaar (Podcastings) </li></ul><ul><li>CoolToad (Downloads) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Express Yourself! <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Email Groups (Google & Yahoo) </li></ul><ul><li>Opinions </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><ul><li>Tamil Virtual University ( www.tamilvu.org / ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tamil Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kumudam.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dinamalar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vikatan.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thamizmanam.com </li></ul></ul>Tamil Sites
  22. 22. What to avoid! <ul><li>Pornography </li></ul><ul><li>Warez </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Hate campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Enticements </li></ul>
  23. 23. What I do on the net! <ul><li>www.cyberbrahma.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.cyberbrahma.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://kichu.cyberbrahma.com/ (Tamil) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thamizhbharathi.com/ </li></ul>
  24. 24. My Message! <ul><li>Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! </li></ul><ul><li>Boldness has genius, power and magic in it! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  25. 25. Thanks a Bundle!

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