How do you use Internet?
Today, I am going to speak about how I use some Internet resources. I don't mean I will speak about the BBC guides to using Internet instead I am going to tell you how I usually use Internet in some special way. And I would like listen feedback from your way of using Internet.
Social media is one of the most popular activites online today. For sure all of you have listen some of this words: Blogs, social networks, Technorati, Google maps, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare...
I started writing a blog some years ago as a way to store all tips, public documentation and interesting links in a site where I could access from anywhere. Sooner I realized that it was a fantastic way to give you more visibility of some of your skills. Remember, "in Internet you aren't what you say you are, it's what Google says it is.". So, do not you think it is important to take care of our digital life?
All people have a passion, yes this thing that excites you and what scares you on a small momment-to-momment level. Then write about it!. I like technology so I write about technology as a way to put in order ideas and connect with like-minded people.
Blog: This month I'm writing in the BBC english blog in order to practise english with the best english teachers. Some years ago I were in London for one month and I wrote a blog with my month experiences. What would you like to blog about?
Linkedin: Is a bussiness-oriented social networking site. It connect you with people with jobs like you. It's based on the idea of six degress of separation. I am connected with Barack Obama thorough three people!
Facebook: I only use this social network with my friends. We are all distributed across different cities. It is a good way to get connected and to arrange meetings. Recently I discovered a page of my old school college and I could remember old times seeing old photos. I got in touch with old classmates too!
Twitter: If you do not have time to write a blog you could write in twitter. This kind of service is known as: microblogging. I use twitter in a professional way to get in touch with people from my area. We could share interesting links and thoughts. Actually it's my main source of news in Internet.
Google: Some of the ways I use Google is to get help with english and spanish vocabulary. For example, which one it's the correct word? (in spanish means -I miss you-):
- te echo de menos
- te hecho de menos
In google Spain the google search "te echo de menos" show 7.760.000 results page where "te hecho de menos" show 2.910.000 results page. So "the echo de menos" is the correct one.
Youtube: Which one is your favourite video?. This is the best video plus music plus advice I have ever seen. Enjoy!
TED: Conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Together with the BBC is a great way to practise english. I usually watch videos from TED and in the vast majority of them is possibly to view them with translation in several languages.
Today the topic was different and sort but I hope you will enjoy reading it. I would like listen how do you use some Internet resources.
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