‘Tweetups’, ‘unfriend’ added to Oxford English Dictionary

December 30, 2009

The increasing popularity of Internet has led to the inclusion of ‘Tweetups’ and ‘unfriend’ in the Oxford Dictionary.

While ‘Unfriend’ means removing someone as a ‘friend’ on a site such as Facebook, ‘Tweetups’ is used for meetings or other gatherings organised by means of posts on the social networking service Twitter.

Other words in the list compiled by Oxford University Press, come from the economy, fashion, and politics, which include “great recession”, and “Zombie Bank”, a financial institution whose liabilities are greater than its assets, but which continues to operate because of government support.

The past year also saw some of the old words coming into use again due to recent events, reports the Telegraph.

Redact, which means to censor or obscure part of a text for legal or security purposes, has gained prominence due to the parliamentary expenses scandal.

The word “snollygoster”, meaning a shrewd, unprincipled person, has been applied to politicians.

Words of the Year 2009:

Bossnapping – noun: (in France) the prevention of senior managers from leaving company premises for a period of time by their employees, in order to protest about large-scale redundancies and cutbacks

Zombie bank – noun: a financial institution whose liabilities are greater than its assets, but which continues to operate because of government support

Jeggings – plural noun: close-fitting leggings made of fabric that resembles denim in appearance [from jeans + leggings]

Tweetup – noun: a meeting or other gathering organised by means of posts on the social networking service Twitter. [from tweet + up on the pattern of MEETUP]

Staycation – noun: a holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions

Simples – exclamation: used to say that something is very easy to achieve [from the ‘compare the meerkat’ TV advert]

Great Recession – noun: term for the current recession, modelled on the Great Depression.

Freemium – noun: a business model in which some basic services are provided for free, with the aim of enticing users to pay for additional, premium features or content

Paywall – noun: a way of blocking access to a part of a website which is only available to paying subscribers

Unfriend/defriend – verb: to remove from one’s ‘friends’ list (e.g. on a social networking website)

Tag cloud – noun: a visual depiction of the word content of a website, or of user-generated tags attached to online content, typically using colour and font size to represent the prominence or frequency of the words or tags depicted.

Slashdot effect – noun: the slowing down or crashing of a small website due to a huge increase in traffic when the website is linked to another, much more popular one.

Snollygoster – noun: a shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician

Redact – verb: censor or obscure (part of a text) for legal or security purposes.

Epigenome – noun: the pattern of chemical switches in all 2000 types of human cell that indexes genetic information. (ANI)

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Bharti Airtel Slashes Broadband Rates

July 30, 2009

The internet broadband war is all set to get heated up as Bharti Airtel Broadband have slashed their rates.

Now, subscribers will be able to experience 1 Mbps surfing speeds from Bharti Airtel at just Rs. 1,699 per month, which is now around Rs. 100 more than current 512 Kbps. The 512 Kbps speed plan will now be costing Rs. 1,099, which is around Rs. 200 more than current 256 Kbps.

For Rs. 1,699, subscribers will be offered 1Mbps surfing speeds, along with a free VAS bundle from Airtel worth up to Rs. 500 every month. This bundle would include gaming on Games on Demand, Anti-Virus software PC Secure, Airtel Speed on Demand, and Online Desktop.

While for Rs.1,099 per month, subscribers will get to experience 512 Kbps broadband speeds along with Rs. 100 worth of free call value per month.

Get details on these plans here.

According to Hindustan Times, state-owned Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL) have said that they would offer services at lower than Bharti prices.

Get set for a speedier broadband experience for less. It only gets better!


My Intro along with my skills like SEO, Website Revamp, etc etc.

July 1, 2008

Hello readers,

This is my first post in my personal blog. My name is Nitesh S. Pednekar. I have completed my Diploma in Computer Technology from a reputed college Shreeram Poytechnic in Airoli, Navi Mumbai. I have been working as a Search Engine Optimizer cum Website Controller in a reputed market research firm called Bharat Book Bureau (http://www.bharatbook.com), who are one of the worlds largest aggregators for online databases and research reports.

I have been working in this reputed organization since 3 years. In this gone by years, I presume i have proven myself to be an asset for my organization and have progressed step-by-step as an individual as well as a co-operative employee. I have excelled in almost all of my assigned projects and always fulfilled the objectives of my directors. I have been optimizing and creating / modifying various pages of the been mentioned website.

I am also managing more websites projects with jobs assigned as for developing and maintaining the portals/websites along with the analysis of the websites traffic and keywords ranking in SEO. The websites names are mentioned below :

http://www.globalknowledgeresearch.com
http://www.iihsindia.com
http://www.aarkstore.com

My theory of a SEO consultant is to assist websites to improve them attain higher ranking positions at the time of a search being done in major engines like Google.com, Yahoo, MSN, etc. An SEO must see his website as a Google Spider will look at it. Yes, a Spider of Google (named GoogleBot) goes through the webpage and rates every other page on the internet and priorities all the pages on their page rank, keyword density and many other issues.

The objectives that I perform as an Search Engine Optimizer (SEO) are Pay-per-click, Email marketing, XML feed submissions, Website traffic analysis, Targetted keyword research.

In addition to the above mentioned, the below stuff is also perfomed by me : 

1. Providing individual creation of meta tags, keywords tags.
2. Design suggestions to make better SEO friendly pages to be crawled.
3. Providing creation of description tags and suitable alt tags.
4. Web directory listing – Domestic directories and International directories (Manually).
5. Top listing in major search engines like Google, Yahoo,etc. and marketing of various section of portal.
6. Submission in high profile directory, DMOZ and Indirect Link Popularity.
7. Complete website designing and development robot friendly. (In short Revamping).
8. Content writing and research as per the topics applicated. 
9. B2B B2C portal development and marketing
10. Assured top 10 – 20 ranking placement in major search engines like Google, Yahoo search engine ranking service.
11. Complete Search Engine Optimization of the concerned website.
12. Web traffic analysis.
13. Domain name registration for entry level clients.
14. Products and Software Marketing on the most successful medium, Internet.
15. Link exchange popularity and Pay-Per-Click Services.
16. Online meta tags and content optimization and relatively easy crawling sitemap for clients portal/website. 
17. FREE SEO Solution for .org, .edu, .gov (Non-profit Organization)

Suggesting the necessary coding tips for website programmers and designers helpful for listing the website on first page of popular search engines is also one of my strong points.  If it’s a small code change, I am well equiped to do it myself as I have quite a reasonable knowledge on coding languages such as HTML and ASP. I also keep a check on my assigned websites loading time all over the world and its uptime in various countries via Traceroute.

I review each and every page of my website carefully and make a geniune effort not to stuff too many keywords in a single webpage as it affects rankings. After all, the content is the making of a webpage in search engines. I have also worked on Google Adwords, Yahoo Ads, online ads, free blogs, RSS feed submission, free articles, link builder.