Thursday, January 16, 2014

Important Portals And Their Founders

1. Google— Larry Page & Sergey Brin
2. Facebook— Mark Zuckerberg
3. Yahoo— David Filo & Jerry Yang
4. Twitter— Jack Dorsey & Dick Costolo
5. Internet— Tim Berners Lee
6. Linkdin— Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue& Koonstantin Guericke
7. Email— Shiva Ayyadurai
8. Gtalk— Richard Wah kan
9. Whats up— Laurel Kirtz
10. Hotmail— Sabeer Bhatia
11. Orkut— Buyukkokten
12. Wikipedia— Jimmy Wales
13. You tube— Steve Chen, Chad Hurley & JawedKarim
14. Rediffmail— Ajit Balakrishnan
15. Nimbuzz— Martin Smink & Evert Jaap Lugt
16. Myspace— Chris Dewolfe & Tom Anderson
17. Ibibo— Ashish Kashyap
18. OLX— Alec Oxenford & Fabrice Grinda
19. Skype— Niklas Zennstrom,JanusFriis & Reid Hoffman
20. Opera— Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner & Geir lvarsoy
21. Mozilla Firefox— Dave Hyatt & Blake Ross
22. Blogger— Evan Willams

Friday, January 10, 2014

Protect Our Environment



USE CFL BULBS:

It is true that these bulbs are more expensive, but they last much longer and they can save energy and in the long term your electricity bill would be reduced.

DONATE:

You have tons of clothes or things you want to get rid of. If they are still usable, give them to someone who needs them. You may also choose to give them to associations. These associations may sell them and collect a little money. Not only will you protect the environment, but you will also contribute to a good cause.

TURN OFF YOUR DEVICES:

When you do not use a house device, turn it off. For example, if you don't watch TV, turn it off. Turn off the light when you leave a room (even if you intend to return.) It's an easy habit to take up which will help you save a lot of money.


WALK OR CYCLE:

Driving is one of the biggest causes of pollution. If you want to use your car, ask yourself the following question: do I really need my car? Walk or use your bike if the journey is a short one.


DETERGENT:

Follow the recommended dose of detergent to wash your clothes or dishes.


LEAKY FAUCETS:

Watch leaky faucets, which can cause a significant increase in the the water bill. An average of 120 liters of water can be wasted due to a dripping faucet.


RAINWATER:

Think of recovering rainwater. This water can be used for different purposes.


PLANT A NOTION

"Going green" doesn't have to be a daunting task that means sweeping life changes. Simple things can make a difference. The contents of this list might not be new, but they bear repeating. Sometimes it takes a few reminders for things take root.


CHANGE YOUR LIGHT

If every household in the United State replaced one regular light bulb with one of those new compact fluorescent bulbs, the pollution reduction would be equivalent to removing one million cars from the road. Don't like the color of light? Use these bulbs for closets, laundry rooms and other places where it won't irk you as much.


RECYCLE GLASS

Recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20 percent and related water pollution by 50 percent. If it isn't recycled it can take a million years to decompose.


GO VEGETARIAN ONCE A WEEK

One less meat-based meal a week helps the planet and your diet. For example: It requires 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef. You will also also save some trees. For each hamburger that originated from animals raised on rain  forest land, approximately 55 square feet of forest have been destroyed.


USE BOTH SIDES OF PAPER

Businesses throw away 21 million tons of paper every year, equal to 175 pounds per office worker. For a quick and easy way to halve this, set your printer's default option to print double-sided (duplex printing). And when you're finished with your documents, don't forget to take them to the recycling bin.


RECYCLE NEWSPAPER

There are 63 million newspapers printed each day in the U.S. Of these, 44 million, or about 69%, of them will be thrown away. Recycling just the Sunday papers would save more than half a million trees every week.


BAN BATHTIME!

Have a no-bath week, and take showers instead. Baths require almost twice as much water. Not only will you reduce water consumption, but the energy costs associated with heating the water.


PLANT A TREE

It's good for the air, the land, can shade your house and save on cooling (plant on the west side of your home), and they can also improve the value of your property.
Make it meaningful for the whole family and plant a tree every year for each member.


SECOND-HAND DOESN'T MEAN SECOND-BEST

Consider buying items from a second-hand store. Toys, bicycles, roller blades, and other age and size-specific items are quickly outgrown. Second hand stores often sell these items in excellent condition since they are used for such a short period of time, and will generally buy them back when you no longer need them.


BUY LOCAL

Consider the amount of pollution created to get your food from the farm to your table. Whenever possible, buy from local farmers or farmers' markets, supporting your local economy and reducing the amount of greenhouse gas created when products are flown or trucked in.


TURN OFF LIGHTS

Always turn off incandescent bulbs when you leave a room. Fluorescent bulbs are more affected by the number of times it is switched on and off, so turn them off when you leave a room for 15 minutes or more. You'll save energy on the bulb itself, but also on cooling costs, as lights contribute heat to a room.


RECYCLE OLD CELL PHONES

The average cell phone lasts around 18 months, which means 130 million phones will be retired each year. If they go into landfills, the phones and their batteries introduce toxic substances into our environment. There are plenty of reputable programs where you can recycle your phone, many which benefit noble causes.


MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE

Not only are you extending the life of your vehicle, but you are creating less pollution and saving gas. A properly maintained vehicle, clean air filters, and inflated tires can greatly improve your vehicle's performance. And it might not hurt to clean out the trunk—all that extra weight could be costing you at the pump.


CHOOSE MATCHES OVER LIGHTERS

Most lighters are made out of plastic and filled with butane fuel, both petroleum products. Since most lighters are considered "disposable," over 1.5 billion end up in landfills each year. When choosing matches, pick cardboard over wood. Wood matches come from trees, whereas most cardboard matches are made from recycled paper.


PLASTIC BAGS SUCK

Each year the U.S. uses 84 billion plastic bags, a significant portion of the 500 billion used worldwide. They are not biodegradable, and are making their way into our oceans, and subsequently, the food chain. Stronger, reusable bags are an inexpensive and readily available option.


PAY BILLS ONLINE

By some estimates, if all households in the U.S. paid their bills online and received electronic statements instead of paper, we'd save 18.5 million trees every year, 2.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste.


USE RECHARGABLE BATTERIES

Each year 15 billion batteries produced and sold and most of them are disposable alkaline batteries. Only a fraction of those are recycled. Buy a charger and a few sets of rechargeable batteries. Although it requires an upfront investment, it is one that should pay off in no time. And on Christmas morning when all the stores are closed? You'll be fully stocked.

STOP PAPER BANK STATEMENTS

Some banks will pay you a dollar or donate money on your behalf when you cancel the monthly paper statements you get in the mail. If every household took advantage of online bank statements, the money saved could send more than seventeen thousand recent high school graduates to a public university for a year.


Last but not least...


SHARE!

Take what you've learned, and pass the knowledge on to others. If every person you know could take one small step toward being greener, the collective effort could be phenomenal.

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