Well, internet is not a need anymore it is a necessity for geeks like me. Living few hours without internet is like “the whole world is falling”. Mobile is the medium which makes sure we are connected always with the internet and yes it is fun!
I have been using internet on mobile from 2004. Remember the great legendary mobile – Nokia 6600 ? Back in hostel days, out of 100 boys only 3 boys had it. It was of 20+ K I guess. Luckily, one of my friend had it. I would sit in night and browse internet on it. The GPRS connection then used to be of 10-20 KB/s speed. I would check my yahoo emails, orkut (which I had registered just few days ago) & batchmate.com. And that hour used to be heaven, internet in my hands. No more dialup modem, no more computer needed for internet. It can be browsed right away on your mobile. I also bought a internet capable mobile by which at least messenger could work and finally bought a proper smart phone once I started working in 2008.
In 2008, I bought the Nokia N82, I was a big fan of this mobile from college when it was released, mainly of the camera it had, but I used it mostly for browsing internet, tweeting and check-ins on foursquare. I could not afford to buy in college as I did not want my hard earned Dad’s money to be spent on mobile. I bought it from my own salary Now, let me explain in details how this mobile was my savior in last 4 years
1. Navigation : I saved thousands of bucks when I had to go odd and unvisited places in Delhi. I used Google Map to track where I am and the shortest walking distance to the same. Instead of paying overcharged autos. Especially in time of Entrance Exams for MBAs.. Auoto-walas cheat a lot and make a hefty money of the poor students, In NCR the trend is more. My Mobile GPS Made sure I reached their in the best cheap way. Once in Varanasi in 2010, I had to guide the driver to Sarnath Temple from Varanasi.
2. Internet in Exams : I would not reveal the name of the exams but I had made quite a use of the internet.. Few answers are meant to be googled. It was the internet on which saved me
3. Tweeting : I have been on twitter from 2008 and I tweet a lot, it is hard to live without tweeting. I have tweet almost 7000 tweets from mobile in past 4 years. From various twitter-meets to live events I would post live pic and tweets.
4. Foursquare Check-ins : I am mayor of over 180+ Venues, Thanks to the internet on mobile right ? I check-in wherever I go. Maybe someday I would be going through the place I have ever been
5. Facebook : So after the dawn of orkut, came the facebook, photos, updates, comments all needs to be track while you are away from PC right ? So the internet on mobile comes to the rescue here as well.
The list is endless, in fact I can’t imagine a life without internet on mobile.
In 2012, I finally bought an “Android”. MY first Android Mobile : HTC EVO 3D. Now Internet on mobile became more smoother and I have more options, thanks to the variety of applications available for the same.
Internet is not only fun it is a necessity. And is best understood by geeks like me, it is hard to imagine a life without internet. With 3G already in action. I am waiting for 4G Speed and unlimited download on 3G as well. Real fun has no limits ! Rite ? So why should 3G ?
So, there was a 72 Hours non-stop Tweet-a-thon by @theviewspaper from and it was the World’s largest online conference held from January from 8th – 9th January 2012. Glad, I was able to take part in it. I was also in the panelist for the following sessions:
IT - 10th Jan@1AM
Social Media -10th Jan@11AM
Internet - 10th Jan@1PM
Blogging - 10thJan@12AM
How #Ifeelup Chats worked ?
The Twitter based real-time discussion focused on a specific theme. It brought together various stakeholders (from media and bloggers, to celebrities and politicians) and they shared ideas, discussed best practices, identified the latest innovations, and pinpointed areas requiring more exploration and more specifically applauded those things that is making India proud. It was also a great way to connect with colleagues and supporters around the globe! In shorts all intellects on-board
It was a nice session must say and a wonder full job done by the @theviewspaper as they had invited almost all of the intellects on twitter.
Some notable Celebrities who came out – Dr Kiran Bedi, Kailash Kher, @changemakers and many. (For me the celebrities are not the ones who make money in movies )
These kinds of sessions must be organized more in future.
And after the session I say :#ifeelup
Back in 2001, The speed of the personal internet connection that I had was 56 kbps, dialup which often gave only 2-5 KB/s download speed.
Major activities those days:
Yahoo/Indiafm Chat Email check Crack/Serial for s.w like Winzip and winamp (keygen.us)
Now in 2010, I have 2 mbps personal internet connection speed.
Major activities nowadays:
Movie downloads s/w donwloads Blogging Office work (office pays for it ) FTP Uploads (Web Development)
The point is no matter how much speed we get, the quest for faster internet access will never end. I use 8 mbps, and also have used 24 mpbs connection in office and dream the same for personal use as well
It was all curiosity that made me do so.
It all started almost 10 years back.. I was in class 11th (2001). My dad had bought me a brand new computer for me on 19th May 2001(will never forget it). I as super excited as I was going to have my own personal computer. I used to go friends house, dad’s office.. Now I will have right on my computer table at home.
Did everything I had thought of. All programs were coded, that I had thought of. GWBASIC n C++ at time.
After 2-3 months curiosity of internet grew in me.i did not have Net connection. The computer dealer came back installed MODEM (56 kbps) the old one which used to make sound (kreeen.. khookreeen.. connected). Now i needed a username and password to connect. Luckily my dad arranged some password from office. The bill that month came 3500. I still remember. Slowly i reduced the time and bill was normal soon.
Soon the password expired and I needed a new username and password to connect. With VSNL CD not available in Shaktinagar. I had to find ans alternate way. After lot of R&D I found an easy Way
The PCO shop which offered Internet at Rs 80/- per hour used some username and password. I went with a floppy and a password breaker (a simple software which could show the password written in in *****)
Logged in for 15 mins, paid Rs 20 and got the password.. yaayy..
Thanks to Anirudh/Prabhash for accompanying me most of the time. This was solution for the internet till I was at home 2004.
So curiosity it all was..