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INTRODUCTION With increased popularity of cheap netbooks, scattered wifi hotspots, USB modems in the market, and the growing blogs and cloud computing applications, the netizen is now experiencing a transformation to a digital lifestyle. The initial proponents include Yahoo Messenger, Youtube, Skype, Myspace and Friendster. Today, more websites are providing users a voice and a choice to collaborate in anything that he wishes, to express his interest, in whatever language, manner or form.
Google Chrome OS is
an open source operating system, based in Linux, designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications and will be made available by second half of 2010. The user interface resembles that of the Chrome web browser. Google Chrome OS is aimed at users who spend most of their computer time on the Internet. (www.wikipedia.com)
Prezi is a Flash-
based visualization, storytelling, and presentation tool that allows you to create n o n l i n e a r presentations. Using the simple editor, you can place text, images, video, Flash files, and draw lines to show relationships between each item. The final result is a visual map that lets users zoom in and out and navigate to content in a clickable environment.
Google Docs is Google's "software as a service" version of an office suite. Documents, spreadsheets, forms and presentations can be created within the application itself, imported through the web interface, or sent via email. They can also be saved to the user's computer in a variety of formats. Documents can be shared, opened, and edited by multiple users at the same time. There is a limit on how much a user can store on their account. Individual documents may not exceed 250 MB as of jan 13 2010, embedded images must not exceed 2MB each, and spreadsheets are limited to 256 columns, 200,000 cells, and 99 sheets.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE •
A social network service focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, e.g., who share interests and/or activities. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web based and provides means for users to interact over the internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging. Aside from meeting a lost classmate or linking up with new friends, another ìpopular use for this new technology is social networking between businesses.