‘20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web’ From Google

By Avik, Gaea News Network
Friday, November 19, 2010

Google’s attempt to spread browsers and the web literacy among the average people has paved way for a short book ‘20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web’ , Google has released this interactive online book explaining concepts like, TCP/IP, HTML, browser extensions and malware.

Well this book contains step-by-step explanation of the web and its basic functionality. The book has been doctrined by the Google Chrome team using HTML5, not only this the book also features a lot of clever illustrations by award-winning German illustrator and children’s author Christoph Niemann.

Among the 19 different topics plus a recap, making for 20 things that the book focuses on, the major major discussions regard:

  • What Is the Internet?
  • Cloud computing
  • Web apps
  • Web programming languages
  • Browsers, privacy
  • Security
  • Open source

The apparent picture that opines on a belief that most people know what the web is was nullified by Google was they hit the streets with the question “What is a browser?”. After the poll was conducted an awe-inspiring less than 8% of the people came up with the correct answer. This lead the mammoth to come up with the idea of spreading the word among the mass.

This indeed has been a noble approach from Google and is supposed to aid in social and moral development. What do you think?


November 22, 2010: 11:10 pm

Well, sounds good enough.

November 21, 2010: 9:40 am

This is a really commendable move from the internet giant and the best part is that it will be having illustrations thus making it simpler for web illiterates.

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