Electricity is an essential requirement for all facets of our life. It has been recognized as a basic human need. It is a critical infrastructure on which the socio-economic development of the country depends. Supply of electricity at reasonable rate to rural India is essential for its overall development. Equally important is availability of reliable and quality power at competitive rates to Indian industry to make it globally competitive and to enable it to exploit the tremendous potential of employment generation. Services sector has made significant contribution to the growth of our economy. Availability of quality supply of electricity is very crucial to sustained growth of this ...view middle of the document...
The nature and nomenclature of these connections may vary from site to site.3 As of this writing, there are over 184 different Social Networking sites that have been launched across the globe, in a variety of countries and languages. Some Social Networks are specific to a topic or industry while others are more open-ended. What makes Social Networks unique is not that they allow individuals to meet, but rather that they enable users to articulate and make visible their social or professional connections or relationships. Some connections made are frail, because they are based on a single encounter. Some users accept the challenge of seeking to have the greatest number of connections, friends, or followers without any real relationship.
Social Networks started as a means for people to have a social connection with other people with similar
interests. They were once considered a tool for youthful revolution, but over the course of the last seven years, Social Networks have been used both for social purposes as well as for conducting business by a variety of organizations and industries. Examples of industry sectors using social networks include private companies, non-profits, political organizations, government and education.
“Facebook has always focused on building ways for people to connect to each other and share
information with their friend. We think this is important because people are shaping how information moves through their connections. People are increasingly discovering information not just through links
to web pages but also from the people and things they care about. This flow of information has profound benefits – from driving better decisions to keeping in touch more easily. . .”4 The first recognizable Social Network launched in 1997 and was called SixDegrees.com which achieved limited success. Social Networking became more mainstream around 2003. Today the four most popular Social Networks, with popularity being determined by the amount of traffic to the site are: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Linkedin. Today YouTube is considered the second largest search engine, just behind Google™.
In the table below, you can see the distribution of traffic volume across 10 different countries for the
month of February 2010.
It took 38 years for television to reach 50 million viewers; four years for the Internet to reach 50 million
people; 3 years for the iPod and less than one year for Facebook to reach 50 million people. At this
writing there are over 550 million people who have accounts on Facebook. If Facebook were a country,
it would be the third largest country in the world. Social Networks can no longer be ignored or
considered just a social phenomenon.
This “youthful revolution” has...