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Reading Material

October 3, 2013 3 comments

How do you pick what blogs or books to read? What’s the one thing that will get you to pick up a book or click on a link every single time?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHOICES.

I am an avid reader and the touch, feel and smell of real books fascinates me. I love books that engage the reader and those that enrich my knowledge. I love reading fiction, humour, leadership, autobiographies etc. Some of the
wonderful books that I have read or are on my list of must-reads are:
1) 1984 – George Orwell
2) Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
3) Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Caroll
4) Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
5) Roots – Alex Haley
6) War & Peace – Leo Tolstoy
7) Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
8) The Monk who sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma
9) The Inimitable Jeeves – PG Wodehouse
10)Three Men in a Boat – Jerome K Jerome
11) The HitchHikers guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
12) Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
13) The English Teacher – R K Narayan
14) A Confederacy of Dunces – J K Toole
15) Naked – David Sedaris


I frequent websites to do with technology, social media, blogging,search engines, Humour, photography and knowledge
Some of these are:
1) Twitter
2) Mashable
3) Google
4) WordPress
5) Dilbert
7) Quora
8) Pinterest
9) National Geographic
10) TED
11) Linkedin
12) Boston Globe – The Big Picture

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12 websites that I like

June 15, 2012 1 comment

Some of the websites that I like to access frequently are Google as a search engine , mail, maps , Youtube and numerous other products and services.  I access twitter almost daily as a micro-blogging platform to post 140 character tweets.  For blogging, I prefer to use WordPress which I find very user –friendly.

For technology related news and content I prefer mashable and also access pcworld and cnet.  I love to access for their ‘word of the day’, thesaurus etc.  For my everyday supply of office humour I go to Dilbert.

National Geographic is a great site for information on animals and the environment.  Boston Globe – The Big Picture has a collection of great photographs from around  the world published weekly.

For great talks on Technology and Design , the TED site is a useful resource.  For a professional social networking tool, I access Linkedin.

Quora is an interesting question and answer platform  and Pinterest is also a social media site where you can repin theme-based image collections on hobbies, interests etc

Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging  service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. It was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 140 million active users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day

Mashable (Mashable Inc.) is a Scottish-American news website and Internet news blog founded by Pete Cashmore. The website’s primary focus is social media news, but also covers news and developments in mobile, entertainment, online video, business, web development, technology, memes and gadgets. Mashable was launched by Pete Cashmore from his home in Aberdeen, Scotland in July 2005.
With a reported 50+ million monthly pageviewsand an Alexa ranking under 250, Mashable ranks as one of the world’s largest websites.

Google Inc. is an American multinational corporation which provides Internet-related products and services, including Internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while both attended Stanford University. The company offers online productivity software including email, an office suite, Youtube videos and social networking.. Google leads the development of the Android mobile OS, as well as the Google Chrome OS browser-only operating system.

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a dynamic content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL and . It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.It was first released on May 27, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg.

Dilbert  is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. First published on April 16, 1989; 23 years ago Dilbert is known for its satirical office humour about a white-collar, micromanaged office featuring the engineer Dilbert as the title character. The strip has spawned several books, an animated television series, a video game, and hundreds of Dilbert-themed merchandise items.. Dilbert appears in 2000 newspapers worldwide in 65 countries and 25 languages

Boston Globe – The Big picture:  Some of the best news photographs from around the world

Dictionary is an  encyclopedia, thesaurus and dictionary online.  The site also provides machine translation and web search. was launched by InReference, Inc in February, 1997. Lexico announced that would begin offering searches of Wikipedia content. In mid-2007, the site typically ranked in the mid-200s among the most popular websites on the Internet

Pinterest is a pinboard-style social photo sharing  website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, ‘re-pin’ images to their own collections and/or ‘like’ photos. Pinterest’s mission is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting via a global platform of inspiration and idea sharing.

Quora was co-founded by two former Facebook employees, Adam D’Angelo  and Charlie Cheever  is a question and answer platform created, edited and organized by its community of users.

National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history etc

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global set of conferences owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, formed to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.” TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event and the conference was held annually from 1990 in Monterey, California.  The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can.

LinkedIn is a professional social networking website founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. It was founded by Reid Hoffman.

What are some of your favourite websites?

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