Facebook, the most popular social networking site was launched in February 2004. It started using with a single server at founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room at Harvard University. Now that Facebook is the busiest site on the Internet, no doubt about that—it has more than 900 million active users. The company’s web servers and storage units are now housed in data centers around the USA. These extensive infrastructures support its rapid growth.
Thousands of computer servers are housed within each data centers which are networked together and linked to the outside world through fiber optic cables. Every time you share information on Facebook like updating your status, the servers in these data centers receive the information and distribute it to your network of friends.
Watch the video to know more about Facebook’s data centers.
Watch Joe Kava, VP of Google’s Data Center Operations, as he gives a tour inside a Google data center. He also shared details about the security, sustainability and the core architecture of Google’s infrastructure.
According to surveys conducted internationally by the World Bank for their World Development Report 2011, by far the most common reason people suggest as a motive for joining gangs is unemployment. Social disorganization, the disintegration of societal institutions such as family, school, and the public safety net enable groups of peers to form gangs. Continue reading
Many will agree that beautiful people dominates the laws of attraction. In fact, they are on the higher pedestal and are being worshiped by others from below. Our entertainment industry is an obvious example to this–it is a pool of good looking people. It’s probably embedded in the human gene to admire the good looking ones as part of the natural selection.
From a website called BeautifulPeople.com, which accepts people based from their looks, a gathered data shows which countries have the most beautiful people. This data is based on its users searches and approval rates. According to them, below is the World’s Top 10 Countries with the Most Beautiful People:
“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
–The complete introductory speech, narrated by William Shatner at the beginning of every episode of Star Trek.
The Universe is all of time and space and its contents. The Universe includes planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, the smallest subatomic particles, and all matter and energy. The observable universe is about 28 billion parsecs (91 billion light-years) in diameter at the present time. Continue reading
Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are the platforms where many of us socialize online, especially teens and tweens. Although it is comforting to express online, especially when our friends reacts with a like or a comment, it is still very important to guard what we post. There are pitfalls that come with online socializing such as sharing too much information or posting comments, photos, or videos that can damage a reputation or hurt someone’s feelings.
Ever wondered how a bullet hit will look like on drops of water? How about on crayons? However, capturing this very fast event generates an unbelievably beautiful phenomenon. Continue reading
Tattoo is an indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin or by production of scars. Humans have done tattooing for cosmetic and ritual purposes since at least the Neolithic era. Today the practice is made relatively safe by the use of nonreactive pigments; sterile, disposable needles; and sterile work conditions. Without these refinements, inks may cause inflammation, and infection is an ever-present danger. Continue reading
Before you start your busy day, have a few minutes and browse through the images below for some facts that will definitely surprise you. Probably, most in the list will cost someone’s time on researching and digging into the details–But somehow, we managed to summarize them to be more simple and informative.
The list runs from different categories such as nature, people and events. So, I suggest to check each images and share this to everyone close to you. After all, it is still fun to learn, right? Continue reading
As Dictionary.com defines it, Technology is the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
These succeeding images somehow tells us how technology reconfigured our society. You might not have realized it yet, but as you browse on the images of “then and now”, you will realize that technology itself has also taken something from us. Continue reading