The Internet is primarily meant for sharing knowledge. But things have changed drastically. Now we use the Net for almost everything. Be it finding school projects for our children, buying lingerie for wife, shopping, listening music or playing game- everything is available within our finger tip! However, things can be bit frustrating and annoying if you don’t know how to surf online. Google has made our life easy, however, you can find the right information without Google too!
Wikipedia.org – the mother of all free knowledge. Almost everyone knows about this site. But it would be unfair if I did not rank it Number 1, simply because it is awesome! Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly editable model. The name “Wikipedia” is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning “quick”) and encyclopedia. Wikipedia’s articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.
About.com – What is it all about? With more than 900 topic sites (Guide sites), About.com offers expert, quality content that helps users find solutions to a wide range of daily needs – from parenting, health care and technology to cooking, travel and many others. Since 1996, About.com has continually maintained its relevance to users by routinely providing expert information on a large range of topics. About.com covers more than 88,000 topics and adds more than 1,600 pieces of new content each week.
Howstuffworks.com – Do you know how the AC works? Wondering how to repair your refrigerator? How stuff works offers professional advice on almost any topic imaginable. HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Founded by North Carolina State University Professor Marshall Brain in 1998, the site is now an online resource for millions of people of all ages.
Amazon.com: Surprising, isn’t it. Amazon is not necessarily a shopping portal; it’s also knowledge portal. Just check customers reviews on various products, discussion and askville etc. And with Amazon prime membership you get to borrow 1000’s free ebooks on Kindle and watch over 40000 movies. In my opinion amazon is truly a knowledge hub. What you say?
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