Friday, November 19, 2010

Google has published a free online book to explain Internet .

Google has published  an online guidebook called “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web.”

 This Guide is written by the Chrome team.
And, it is built in HTML5. So you need to use HTML5-compliant modern browser (e.g Chrome) to have best experience of this illustrated guidebook.

And, it will work offline.

Google describes about this guide as below.

We built “20 Things” in HTML5 so that we could incorporate features that hearken back to what we love about books—feeling the heft of a book’s cover, flipping a page or even reading under the covers with a flashlight.
For things you’ve always wanted to know about the web and browsers but may have been afraid to ask, read on at

It covers below things.
    How the Internet Works (8th Edition)
  • What is the Internet?
  • Cloud Computing
  • Web Apps.
  • HTML, javascript and CSS
  • HTML5,
  • 3D in Browser
  • A Browser Madrigal
  • Plug-ins
  • Browser Extensions
  • Synchronizing the Browsers
  • Browser Cookies
  • Browsers and Privacy
  • Malware, Phising and Security Risks
  • How Modern Browsers Help protect You From Malware and Phising
  • Using Web Addresses to stay Safe
  • IP addresses and DNS
  • Validating Identities Online
  • Evolving to a Faster Web
  • Open Source and Browsers

Ben Parr, Mashable has written below comments in USAToday.
While it's not a perfect solution (we suspect the book's too long for many in our attention-deficient society), it's definitely something I'd show to my mom or my technologically challenged friends.

Google has published this Guide about Browsers as only less than 8 percent answered correctly for the question "What is browsre?" last year.

Apart from teaching the people about browser, this Guide helps Google to show the power of HTML5. It will help to increase the use of Google Chrome which is HTML5 complaint browser.

You can start reading it at (Remember to see it in HTML5 complaint browser) and Feel free to share this information with your friends.

Google is taking many steps to educate common people with Internet knowledge.

In India Google is running Internet Bus across the country to give the demo of Internet usage.

Google describes this project as below.
The Internet Bus Project is an attempt to educate people about what the Internet is, and how it may be beneficial to their lives, by taking the Internet experience to them through a customised Internet-enabled bus, which will travel to several towns and cities across India.

Till date, Over 10 lakhs (1 Million) people had visited this bus in India.

I am not sure whether Google is running this Internet Bus in any other country other than India.
If you know more details, you can share it thro' the comments.

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