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10 Women Who Changed How We Use The Internet

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10 Women Who Changed How We Use The Internet

Last week i wrote an article about 42 people who changed the internet , but no single  woman was mentioned.But that doesn’t mean that the Internet is lacking in talented women. like the popular saying  What a man can do , a woman can do better………… Critics say that these women were not given enough recognition for their efforts unlike the men and in many instances, Yes  they are right. Not to say that all of them go unnoticed but you might not have heard of some or most of them.Today i am going to share with you  10 women who significantly contributed to how we use the Internet today.

 

1. Radia Perlman

This list wouldn’t be complete if we don’t revisit history and include Radia Perlman who is widely hailed as the Mother of the Internet. Perlman is most famous for creating the spanning-tree protocol (STP). STP bridges two computer networks so that they can exchange information. You can see its usage in Local Area Networks (LAN) where many computers are accessing one network and the Ethernet.

10 Women Who Changed How We Use The Internet

STP made the Internet possible, as it allows the Ethernet to handle large amounts of information being exchanged and stored which set the precedent of cloud computing. As a software designer and network engineer, Perlman is also credited with inventing the Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) to make up for STP’sshortcomings.

2. Elizabeth Feinler

Wired described Elizabeth Feinler as the person “before Google and GoDaddy”. Feinler is considered the pioneer of the Internet when she was the Director of the Network Information Center (NIC) at the Standford Research Institute (SRI) from 1972 to 1989. She also managed the ARPANET, the network that connected various research centers across the country, which was seen as the predecessor to the Internet.

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Feinler was more commonly known as Jake, a nickname given by her sister that stuck. In managing the NIC, Feinler oversaw the creation and registration of Internet addresses or URLs. It first started out manually with Feinler and her team maintaining and publishing directories of people. The resources were distributed via snail mail and was also available through a telephone hotline the team set up.

 

Over time as the Internet evolved, the NIC came up with the Dormain Name System (DNS). DNS maintains the naming scheme of URLs such as .com, .edu, .gov, .mil, .net, .org as well as translating domain names into IP adresses. Needless to say, these contributions of hers are still in use today.

3. Caterina Fake

Caterina Fake co-founded with her husband Stewart Butterfield popular photo-sharing site Flickr in 2004. Yahoo! then acquired Flickr in 2005. Before Flickr came about, photo-sharing meant sending your pictures through email. And you know how sending photos via email was years ago when emails couldn’t handle attaching photos in bulk.

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Additionally, the existence of Flickr also brought about the advent of many of Web 2.0′s features like social networking, tagging, algorithms that bring up popular content, and community open APIs. Interestingly the site was meant to be a multi-player gaming site until lack of funds spurred Fake and her husband to change tack.

4. Mitchell Baker

If it weren’t for Mitchell Baker, most of us would still be browsing the Web with Internet Explorer. As Executive Chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation, Baker led part of Netscapes team on the Mozilla project. The project, as you can tell from the name, birthed the open source web browser, Mozilla Firefox, which made the Internet experience safe and stable.

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Trained as a lawyer, Baker used her expertise to create Netscape’s open source license, making it free as well as the basis of Mozilla’s public license. It helped pave an era of open source software and inspired open source projects such as GitHub, HTML5 and Android.

5. Rashmi Sinha

If it wasn’t for India-born Rashmi Sinha, there wouldn’t be SlideShare. Sinha caught the Web bug when she was researching on how search engine optimization as well as algorithms work to help push recommended content at the University of California, Berkeley. After her research, she went on to start a user-experience consultancy Uzanto which provided services to companies such as eBay, AAA, and Blue Shield.

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In 2006, Sinha and her husband Jon Boutelle co-founded SlideShare. She became its CEO while her husband is the CTO. As you know, the site makes it possible to share PowerPoint slides online without the need of a presenter. SlideShare’s user-based community and user-friendliness draws people to discover new content as well as generates its own traffic. In 2012, LinkedIn acquired the presentation-sharing site for over $100 million.

6. Leah Culver

You may not have heard of social networking site Pownce, as it met its early demise in 2008. Many attributed it to the acquisition by software company Six Apart, who was after the talented staff of Pownce, which was then Twitter’s biggest competitor. What almost nobody focused on is that it’s possibly the reason why Facebook and Twitter is now able to share and attach links, files, photos and videos on their platforms. And the women behind it is Leah Culver.

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Interestingly Culver switched her art major for computer programming when studying at the University of Minnesota. A year after she graduated in 2006, she launched Pownce with Kevin Rose and Daniel Burka. Culver is the lead developer for Pownce having created the site from scratch using the Python programming language.

7. Marissa Mayer

Currently, Marissa Mayer is the president and CEO of Yahoo!. Before that however, everyone knew her as Google’s employee number 20 in 1999 and the search engine’s first female engineer. Anyone who is tech news savvy will know that Mayer worked on a slew of Google services that we all use. Among them are Google Search, Google News, Google Images, and Google Chrome.

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Her attention to detail and user-first mindset contributed to the look and feel of these products. She was so good at her job that she became Vice President of Search Products and User Experience. In her final two years at Google, she was made Vice President of Local, Maps, and Location Services. In this division, she oversaw the engineering and design of Google Maps, Google Earth, Street View and local search for both web and mobile.

8. Mena Trott

Mena Trott made it possible for us aspiring writers to start out by blogging. In fact, she made it easy to blog. Trott co-founded Six Apart with now former husband Benjamin in 2001 that specializes in developing blogging software. The company came up with Movable Type in 2001, a blogging software that is similar to and precedes WordPress.

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Before Six Apart and Movable Type, blogging meant hard-coding your own online diary. In 2003, Trott and her team came up with blog hosting service, TypePad, based on Movable Type’s software and features easy-to-use blogging tools. Some of the tools include multiple author support, photo albums and mobile blogging. Six Apart eventually came up with blogging platform Vox and acquired Livejournal before it finally joined forces with VideoEgg to become SAY Media in 2010.

9. Susan Wojcicki

Another Google employee, Susan Wojcicki was responsible for selling ads on the search engine giant. Recently made the CEO of YouTube in February 2014, Wojcicki used to lead Google’s Advertising and Commerce division. She first started out as Google employee number 16 as its Marketing Manager and if it weren’t for her renting out her garage to Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998, there would be no Google.

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During her tenure as Vice President of Advertising and Commerce, Wojcicki came up with AdWords and AdSense. The 2 advertising services are why you see ads on websites and blogs today which contributed 96% to Google’s revenue. Wojcicki is also the person responsible for acquiring YouTube and DoubleClick as well as developing the doodles on Google’s home pag

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Who do you think should be on this list , that is not there, feel free to share it with us by using our comment box below. So what do you think?

 

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  1. Emmanuel

    September 28, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Among all those names there, the only name I have heard of was Marissa and I got to know about her the day she was made CEO of yahoo.

    To be frank with you, this is my first time hearing of these women and the magnificent contribution they made in this world of internet.

  2. Shaun Hoobler

    October 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Gotta love these women. They made the internet a better place.

  3. Rohan Bhardwaj

    November 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Hi buddy,

    Awesome compilation of great achievements by wonderful women. I am happy about the women who rented the garage to Larry Page and his friend, I would be devastated if there was no Google.

    Al have immensely benefited the world, there is no way I can imagine internet and my daily activity without all this services.

    Take care.

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eyefactive Extends the Human-Computer Interaction by Recognition of Objects on Large Professional Touchscreens

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Multitouch technology got established on smartphones and tablets. The direct operation by fingers facilitates an intuitive control of contents and applications on the display. eyefactive extends the human-computer interaction by recognition of objects on large professional touchscreens.

Wedel, Schleswig-Holstein — (ReleaseWire) — 11/27/2017 — Touchscreen object recognition employs the known principle of barcodes for checkout systems: Any object tagged with a specific marker chip can be recognized and processed by displays in realtime. So far object recognition on LCD based touchscreens was only possible with external accessories like QR code scanners. Now, with eyefactive marker chips, objects can be recognized directly on the display.

Instead of working through complicated menu structures users can open the desired content simply by placing a physical object on the display. As soon as an object is being recognized by the touchscreen, further information opens in its vicinity in form of individual media or whole applications straight away, which then can be navigated by fingers via multitouch.

The fields of application are manifold: customers open specific content at point of sale, media fades in next to exhibits miniatures, games can be intuitively controlled by haptical elements like steering wheels.

As of now the marker chips are available from eyefactive. Many apps and widgets which can be linked with objects are already available for download in their own dedicated online shop for touchscreen software. The recognition technology is integrated in the touchscreen CMS software AppSuite free of charge – what is more, it can also be upgraded for external programs and development frameworks.

About eyefactive GmbH
eyefactive from Wedel (near Hamburg / Germany) is the leading provider for interactive multitouch and multiuser technology in large-scale. The product portfolio consists of flexible and scalable multitouch displays integrated into tables and walls as well as the first dedicated app-platform for interactive signage software. For effective marketing at points of sale & information and creative teamwork in companies. eyefactive has been awarded multiple times, e.g. “ICT start-up of the year 2012” by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Clients are world renowned brands like Porsche, Mercedes-Benz Bank, Beiersdorf, Siemens and Olympus.

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How SEO Can Help Boost Your App Marketing Results

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The number of apps that populate mobile devices is growing and so is the competition to get your app amongst them. App marketing has taken off and there are a number of highly popular and much talked about ways in which you can successfully market your app, such as App Store optimization and advertising, be it through third-party mediums or on your own website.

The Google Play Store housed 2.6 million unique apps as of December 2016. Google has been busy with morphing into a platform that provides the ultimate tools to cater to every need an app has. It started off by introducing a mobile-first indexing system, with which Google’s bots will crawl your websites as a mobile user and not as a desktop user. But now, Google intends to take this further. Google is the world’s most powerful search engine and it cannot lose out on the opportunity to develop a medium to make apps appear in its search results. As a result, Google now offers apps the option to index on the search engine, which means that, from now on, search engine optimization will be an integral part of any app marketing strategy.

How does it work?

When using Google on your mobile, you could see results from the apps you have installed on your phone if you put forward a certain search query. Now, even if you don’t have a certain app installed on your phone, Google will still fetch suggestions to install apps in the results if the content they carry matches the search query. This new app indexing strategy starts working when you allow your app to be indexed by Google, much like is the case with website indexing. The different is, you would need to have a webpage corresponding to the content featured in the app.

What Google does with app indexing is, if a certain search query matched the content contained in your app, then Google can display your app in the search results and provide the option to the user to install the app. If a person clicks on the install link in the search results, it will find itself redirected to Google’s Play store where it could get that app installed in its mobile.

What does this mean for app marketing?

Whether it is app store optimization or third-party ads, no one can widen the realm of app marketing to the extent that a search ranking can. Conventional forms of app marketing were quite restricted in the sense that they existed only inside the app store domain mainly. The user would only have the visibility to the apps that were optimized on the app store’s search engines.

Google’s search engine ranking provides more relevancy and more qualified leads because it offers apps as suggestions to those people who are searching for something related to the suggested apps. Diversifying outreach and giving app marketing a boost, Google’s app indexing will bring in a lot more conversions and app installs.

How to include SEO in your app marketing strategy

SEO will have a crucial role to play in charting out a more effective app marketing strategy. To include SEO in your app marketing strategy, you would need to write content for the app that is optimized for Google search. This will help your app gain more exposure when people are using other apps through a feature called Google Now on Tap.
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The Now on Tap feature is optimized to work within apps and is available on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This new feature allows users to hold on to the home screen button when using a certain app and the content on the app’s interface will be read and analyzed, bringing back the most relevant results that could enhance the user’s experience of that certain app. For example, if you are reading a feature about an upcoming election on a news app and you activate Google Now on Tap, you can view the candidate profiles, their constituency, any other related news based on the keywords used in the original news feature. But how would this help your app gain visibility and drive more downloads?

If your app is indexed by Google, then someone using the Google Now on Tap feature in a certain app could see a suggestion to install yours as well if it is relevant to the search. These amazing new features by Google could stand to power even more installs for apps and make their discoverability far easier than was otherwise possible.

One way to optimize and take advantage of this feature would be by revamping current apps. For a new app, you would need to optimize it for Google when it is in the development stage and incorporate this step as a milestone in the app’s lifecycle stages to stand the most chance of benefiting from it. Every marketer who is in the business of promoting apps needs to understand and incorporate this strategy into the app’s marketing mix to increase the app’s chances of becoming a success story.

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Everything You Need To Know About Movavi Photo Editor

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Have you ever wanted to do something special with your family photographs? If so, you’ll want to equip yourself with a great photo editing software. There are many excellent applications on the market, but few can compare to Movavi’s magnificent Photo Editor. With this software, you will be able to perform an abundance of actions, including altering your photographs, adding effects, and even adding makeup to your selfies. At the same time, this unique program will give you the ability to create a photograph montage. Whether you want to transport yourself to a distance land or even a whole new planet, you can guarantee that this software will be able to accommodate your needs.

Perfect For Montages

Are you interested in creating a cool photo montage? If so, you should utilize Movavi Photo Editor as your primary photo montage maker. This specific software will give you the ability to construct a whole new image, by cutting and pasting from other images. For instance, you’ll be able to remove your image’s background and replace it with something a little more extravagant. If you’ve taken an ordinary selfie, you can use Movavi Photo Editor to replace the ordinary background and make it appear that you’re in outer space or even a prison cell.

Simply import your photograph and remove the unwanted objects. Then, you can alter the background and begin adding pieces of other pictures to your new montage. Once you’ve finished, you’ll have a much more exciting picture that will garner far more attention from other social media users. Truly, Movavi Photo Editor offers the most convenient and quick way to create a montage. More importantly, you’ll be able to achieve the most realistic image possible. This feature of the software is perfect for creating birthday cards, postcards, and even wedding invitations.

Supports A Variety Of Formats

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It is vital to remember that you’ll only be able to create a montage, if your software of choice supports your image files. If it does not, you’ll need to change the format or switch to a new software. This should never be a problem with Movavi Photo Editor. This software supports far more formats than its competitors. For instance, it can accommodate BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and so many more formats. More importantly, you’ll want to make sure that you’ll easily be able to share your photographs with others, after they’ve been finalized and exported. Again, this will not be a problem with Movavi Photo Editor.

This specific application offers many different output formats, including BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others. This will ensure that you’re able to show off your montages on your website and social media accounts.

Altering The Backdrop Is A Breeze

Trying to achieve a unique background for your images can be extremely difficult, if not impossible without the proper software. Thankfully, Movavi Photo Editor gives you the tools needed to achieve success in every aspect of backdrop creations. Movavi simplifies the process, so you can create backdrops in a matter of minutes. If you want to alter an ordinary backdrop to something spectacular, you will have the ability to do that, as well.

Movavi allows users to create glamorous and interesting backdrops in 5 easy steps.  You will be guided through each step of the process, so you get it perfect on the first attempt.

  • Step 1 – In this step you just add an image that you want to alter.
  • Step 2 – This step is a little more hands-on, but extremely simple. Just utilize the brush to trace out the elements in the image that you want to keep. For example, if the image is of your favorite pet, you can trace the face and do away with the rest.
  • Step 3 – Since you want to replace the backdrop, you will need to eliminate it from the overall picture. In this step, you will simply utilize the red brush to mark off the background. Place a red mark on each side, top and bottom, so the software will know to remove these areas from the image.
  • Step 4 – This step entails the removal of the existing background, while also preparing the image for the new backdrop. Just click on the “Set New Background” feature to erase the existing backdrop, this will prepare the image for the next step.
  • Step 5 – The last step is the most important and only entails adding a photo that will act as the new background. The picture can come from the Internet or your stored photo collection.

 

Truly, if you wish to change your picture and make it far more interesting, you will want to utilize this software.

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Completely Transform Your Images

While there are tons of different features included with Movavi Photo Editor, perhaps one of the most impressive is the ability to fully and completely transform your images. Not only is the fact that you can transform your images amazing, but the simplicity of the whole process is really astonishing. If you want to shrink or blow up a photo or image you can easily do so with the resize option. If you want to copy your photo and have it pasted on another platform, you can do so with the crop feature.

If you want to take a regular photo and change things up a bit, you can completely turn it upside down for an extra-added effect. Even rotating images will be easier than ever before. Just about anything that you can imagine you would want to do to a photo you can accomplish with Movavi Photo Editor.

Conclusion

When it comes down to it, Movavi Photo Editor is truly one of the best applications for creating stunning montages. The software’s innovative Object and Background Removal features make it immensely easy to create beautiful montages that look totally realistic. With this software, you will be able to create anything you can conjure up, no matter how ludicrous it is!

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