What difference has the worldwide web made to your life? Or to the lives of your family or friends.
We want to hear your stories of how the internet has changed your life -- the more unusual and powerful the better.
For example, we've heard from a mother who found a specialist to treat her baby's rare virus from another parent in a Yahoo chat room. We've also heard of two guys who started a dive equipment shop in east Texas and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, thanks to the reach of the Internet.
Did you meet your spouse on the Internet? Are you running a successful online business? Is e-mail your link to friends who are far away?
Please post your story and, if you'd like, include a photo or video (not to exceed 5 mb).
At the end of this event we will randomly draw one username and that person, if eligible, will receive a Toshiba Gigabeat S MES30VW (30GB White). Official rules can be found at http://www.cisco.com/go/story_rules/
the web opened new doors for me. I discovered the cisco academy curriculum and cisco.com that helped me a lot learning new networking topics.
I also discovered many IT paths while surfing on the net (i am a networking student).
some web-calling software like skype aloowed me to keep in contact with my uncle in France and my cousine in the US.
i hope every one could take advantage of the web!
I has completed with IT major at University and then I sent many CV paper to any IT-company for apply but unsuccess about 1 month for free job. Until I gone to Internet cafe and registered to some website with my CV and not over week many company responded to me.
For today "Internet" it is neccessary for my life I touched it every day with computer and communication on worldwide is "Internet" I feel it is society of friendship and help me working with a good job.
Now, I working at Fujitsu Systems Bussiness (Thailand)Ltd. I worked about Network and Security for Design, Implementation, Provided IT solution for Customer.
"Internet is my life and more than say!"
Many Thanks for shared,
Please i would like somebody to let me know how i can put my CV on the internet.Please if the person can just send me a mail with his response to firstname.lastname@example.org because i do not know how to get here again, i just join this.
Greetings from LN!
Internet has made a difference in my life and the lives of my family and friends around the globe.
Electrical discipline had been allocated to me in engineering college. Other options available were only civil and mechanical, whereas. Electronics (not to talk of computers) had just been introduced and subject-dropouts had been compelled to fill-up the class. That is how my professional academic career took a start
Commenced my career in transformer engineering after my bachelors. Took a change into systems engineering after six years of product engineering tenure.
Further, Have been privileged to be in the energy related Infrastructure sector, since twenty-seven years. Have been dealing with clientele, consultants and vendors and meeting targets as scheduled pertaining to Transformers, Distributed Digital Control Systems (DCS), Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems and Layer2 Networking related to power generation plants with activities wrapped up from proposals to deliverables besides Resource management.
In the process, got familiarized with control systems related to power plant controls and automation realized through different technologies right from relay logics, TTL, Solid-state, PLCs and Micro Processors operating on 8 to 32 and 64 bit chips.
Against the customers? mandate to set up a campus-wide LAN network in two Power Plants, enabling flawless communications, Solution could be located in Cisco Catalyst? 2955T/C Industrial grade switches construed with features of Security, Management, Availability and also with Ability of functionality in harsh environments with Higher level of Resiliency & Reliability.
Thanks to Internet! Access to technological up gradations, communication round the globe, awareness and instant guidance on any thing and everything has been found to be easier and user friendly. The only caution one has to exercise with all the care is retention of social and personal relation ships and contacts.
My longing to get into IT sector has been further strengthened with Internet being a boon to humanity. Acquired CCNA and CCSP certifications with all the determination in anticipation of my readiness to join the team of security professionals in the growing business scenario. Felt it more a personal challenge, than the anticipation.
Can not refrain but to commend Cisco for their modality adapted to nourish and reinforce the technical and logical aptitude in the interested individuals, who are not otherwise technically qualified.
The WWW or World Wide Web aka Internet has brought me into a Highway which has no barriers.
During my college year, I learned that something like 'Information-Superhighway' was coming and I was very much enthusiastic to learn and know about it, result was, I changed my career from pursuing Zoology to the Networking / Internetworking in circa 1996
Secondly, during the initial time it didnt look that exciting as most of the connectivity was limited to 28.8kbps or 36Kbps Analog modems.
However with the launch of Broadband (xDSL and or WLAN) things just have gone to a new dimension.
Now, I'm totally dependant upon the WWW to do even my day to day routine things, like checking weather, reading news/newspapers, communicating with friends and family members, writing diary (read blogs), book a train ticket, check the arrival/departure of trains/flights.
The most significant contribution of Internet was to communicate to my Fiance then and now wife, as the WWW took off all the barriers of time and distance and we were more in touch with each other than any normal couple.
Above all, my career is totally dependant upon the Internet, as being a Network Support professional, I'm an extensive user of Cisco.com and Support.microsoft.com, without them its impossible for me to exist.
A day without Oxygen I can imagine, however a day without WWW is not!
Like wise I was in the University when i learned something like 'Information-Superhighway' was coming and I was very much enthusiastic to learn and know about it, result was, I changed my career from Microbiology to the Networking / Internetworking in circa 1996
Today, my home phone is voip by sip protocol. so without internet i'm cut-out.I studied for my CCNA everyday on the PREP center until i passed it.I book every journey on the net cos is handier.I buy everything - well virtually every hardware in my house online.
I keep in touch with my parents and junior ones by mail and phone, online.
Above all, my career is totally dependant upon the Internet, as being a System/Network Engineer,I have deployed Site-to-site VPN piped through the internet,Implemented and now supports Voip in the office.
I keep an Eagle eye on my internet connectivity everyday.Its my life.
At 90 my Grandmother bought her first laptop. She Currently uses to send and recieve e-mail to friends and family in the US and the UK. She is also uses Skype and ocassionally some online shopping. It has not changed her life but has made a significant difference.
As for me, well, I would probably be laying bricks or fixing broken engines for poor money. Instead, the Internet and all that comes with it commands me a hefty salary, a comfortably life, and 'fairy Liquid Hands' :)
Just this morning i was going to an exam thinking about this. id probably, actually, i would have definitely been a mediocre motorcycle mechanic (see how specific) with a few kids and just as may ladies taking my last penny.
Wait- nothing has changed :)
I could say that internet has changed my life a lot. Internet is a service with teh help of which you can go anywhere in the world by sitting on your desktop only. Internet assisted me in job hunting, my CCNp preparation, my interest and a lot of other things. I am having study mates all over the world to discuss my problems.
At last I want to say that internet is a amazing discovery in the field of Information technologies..
3 cheers for internet..
Hip hip hurray
Its an amazing web. Type anything and hit the key.....here you GO....whenever i get stuck in any tech issue, netpro has always helped me. I gain so much by reading all problems and suggestions.....
Really cheers for this netpro ..
Initialy, I was studying computer science. You know in our third world countries the computer scince is the the new course that we are offering in our universities as well as we are lacking teaching materials,staffing etc. And by then i was not been able to have acess to the internet cos may university site is far away from the main city (about 40km/hr).
Most of the time when ever our lectueres give us assigment I had to spend all over the night @ the Internet cafe surfing the search sites for the right information. But is hardly to get the right one(information), cos the constraints and the limited time.
Later after my graduation I was uppertune to register with the British council where I'm getting access with the INTERNET at all my conviniet time. Gradully, I having searching for the information related to my field of study, and sudenly come across with the Cisco Academy. Becouse i was searchig for DATA COMMUNICATION AND NETWORKS (its the course that i did during my Undergraduate Studies).Dispite the fact that i was't aware of the Cisco acadamy near me(just 4km), cos i was thinking to go to abroad(Dubai) to study CCNA. But it was the WWW that brought me a Cisco Academy home. Moreover, the motivation of discoverring CCNA from the Internet that encourenges me to be making more research about my area of studies.
Finally its really an INTERNET that made me to know(aware and to know really what is Computer science is all about) my field as the computer scientist in deed a real Computer Science!
WWW has indeed bring me closer to my girl friend each day as we will chat online and discuss about what is happening each day of our life..
Though physical meet-up is still essential, but WWW has brought us closer each day as we stay far apart due to our work commitment.
Last but not least, WWW is not about relationship,but it expands across politics,communication,study,etc etc..You Name it YOU GOT IT!!! :D
In college when the internet was just beginning to become a popular resource I injured my leg so badly that it was originally thought that I may not walk normally, yet alone run, again. Through the Internet I was able to research and communicate with top physicians in the field involved in orthopedic surgery all over the globe that had just published papers and were able to be searched and found online, and I was then able to educate myself enough to discuss the best possible options with my physician, trainers and physical therapists to find and put into practice optimal treatments so that today, I am able to run 5 miles a day with no pain and without limping.
Without the Internet, I do not think I would have been able to gain access to the literature being laid up in bed as well as communicate quickly with human resources so that a few years later I could dance at my own wedding, or be able to chase my young son around the house.
internet is great, it helped me alot during my study. my classmates all lived a quite big distance from me and we had projects for school which we could make at home and discuss via internet. also if I need an answer for a programming problem, or some techspecs for a product, I always consult the internet. just like netpro, its great. if I have a problem on VoIP, networking or whatever there are always people who know the solution! Once I've told my friends that I didn't need internet at home, but after 2 weeks I had orderd it because it is so useful!
For me WWW enabled a life that I love and a life full of adventure.
I first started this Cisco journey by joining the United States Air Force in 2002, and ever since then my life has been full of amazing stories. I have traveled to many new places just to train on Cisco products and network technology. If it was not for the WWW I would probably be making pizzas at some dump of a resteraunt.
WWW has made my life less hectic.
I dont have to wait in long queues to get my railway reservation.
Its a lot easier to stay in touch with our friends and loved ones.
I can also track my stocks(equity) online . Beleive me It has helped me make quite a bit of money from markets!
I can get all the information I want,you name the topic and its all available at www.
Above all it provides us with a platform where we can freely interact with each other.It upholds the principle of universal brotherhood.
first i must thank all cisco gurus in all kind of work they have done for the benefits of our world commincation systems as im one of the millions takes these benifits in multi kind of ways im really appreciate that and i will never forgot the massive help they give me while im planning and impleminting my projects they really was so helpfull in many ways they works with me alot of hours and gave advices so that was really changed my ways in thinking and planning to alot of things in my life ...thanks alot to cisco
What difference did the world wide web made to my life? To answer that question, allow me to tell you something about my personal story and to go back a little while in time.
As most North Americans I was not born here and my life started in Europe. When I was a kid my grandfather once told me a story of his childhood. He lived in a little village and most people had never left the area, until, one day a traveller arrived and told the stories of the new world. With brilliant colours he painted a picture of a continent with fertile land and wealth for everybody. Though most villagers didn't belive the stranger, one boy wanted to try his luck far away, and the whole village gave what they could to make his wish come true.
Years past and few people remembered the adventourous young man, when eventually a lettre arrived. He wrote that, through the help of all villagers, he could make its way to America and got his own farm, fertile land as promised. To repay his debt and to encourage other young boys to follow him he send an approbiate amount of money with his letter. Certainly he send the local currency to hand, and the villagers shad to go to the nearest bank to exchange it. Only the banker in the small town never saw that currency and a messenger was send to the central bank, three days away. Only the clerk there didn't know what to do with Us-Dollar neither and so the villagers came to the conclusion that the poor young man who left has turned insane in the far away country and send toy-money to repay his debts. Needless to say no one from that village dared to follow.
Today, although I am thousands of kilometers away from my family I can communicate via e-mail, phone and even internetcamera with my family in Europe and my friends all over the world.
We all take that for garanted, so I hope my little story from not so long ago showed you how the internet changed my (and your) life!
The WWW is Knowledge Transfer. I have experienced so many ways to learn new skills and gain new experince through my use of the web. The Cisco.com web site is a massive example of how Knowldge Transfer works. The NetPro discussion forum has helped me hugely over the past few months. I have used it to supplement study for the CCNA exam, I have also used it to develop skills in my new job. Being able to post questions that CCIE and more experienced Networking Professionals are willing to answer is amazing. I am always amazed at how much time NetPros are willing to give in order to help other people out. The web has brought us together, Cisco has provided the forum and we the people seeking new knowledge are being empowered by the WWW.
Wow, what a difference! Just the amount of information that is at my fingertips when I am on the internet. Once you get good at using the internet as a learning resource, there is no limit to the endless amounts of information.
I have a successful website that is receiving about 30,000 hits a month - and most of my advertising has been on the WWW. My business also provides website hosting for a great deal of sites.
It is amazing how much the internet has changed my life. It has pretty much replaced TV for me, and when I do want to watch something it is generally while on the net.
Professionally the internet has helped me a tremendous amount. I found my job online, and continue to use it as a learning tool to find out more about my industry.
Thanks for the soundingboard!
Adam A. Filkins
Northstar Financial Group, INC.
Bad Axe, MI
I have searched my job on internet.
I have found my room on internet.
I chatted with my friends who are far away more than 1000 miles.
Google Earth is better than Printed Map.
If u have internet, no reference need.
B4 i see i movice, i read preview at wiki.
This is internet 4 me.
Thaung Htike Soe
When we buy something new, we feel so interested in it for first few days, sooner or later, it starts to become boring. However Internet to me was a completely different story, it was never boring and it will never be boring. The reason is that I define internet to be a renewable source of information. We always hear about the latest and greatest in the world from the internet. Internet is not for Network Engineers only. I lived with Internet when I was at school to find more information about my Physics project and my Mathematics assignment. Internet was me greatest tool during my University Degree. Whenever I was stuck in Electronics, I found the Internet a great source of Information, until my final year at University, I found Internet being one of the most helful reference for my Nanotechnology Project. Until this day, I use Internet. Internet is get to know people! Internet is to lead your business world wide! Internet is to get your best movie! Internet is to get a recipe for your favorite dish! Internet IS to get all what you dream with.
I always wonder how God has blessed us with this tool which a lot of people misuse by sharing all sorts of bad information... I hope human being understand one day that one of the signs that we are grateful to this tool is not to misuse it?
A story is always longer than this :D
There are countless number of benefits that WWW provides. A couple of benefits that I would quickly point out are:
1. Brings out the best in individuals by providing them a platform to share their knowledge or experience which in turn helps numerous people. The reach of the information is far wider than any other platform and hence, more people benefit from it.
2. WWW helps clear the ignorance of so many people without having to disclose the originator information. Many of us would hesitate to ask so many questions because of fear of embarrassment and that's where WWW comes in handy.
I have benefited enormously from WWW as do most of us here. I refrain posting the benefits I reaped because the list will be too long.
WWW is virtual but the things that it can do are real!!
No doubt, the information super highway (the Internet) has open new door and new opportunity of learning and helping each other.
I have learnt a lot from the Internet and I have used it heavily for my communication, knowledge, news and world events. May be this sound very simple, but let me tell you some of the problems in my part of the world.
I come from third world, where Technology and Computer is some thing to be dream of. Where living standard is poor and per capita income is so low that one cannot afford to eat and live well, in that situation search for Information become very costly and unimaginable. It is not that the third world people have quest for knowledge and progress, but due to technological development and financial constraint pull them behind. They cannot afford to buy those expensive western computer books and education. Further more they cannot afford cutting edge technology.
But thanks GOD and also the inventors of PC and Internet that this barrier of knowledge has been narrowed down. Today I can post my view on famous Internet site like CISCO and thousands can read. Thanks to those western countries for dumping their old useless PCs (PII and PIII) in third world on the name of donation. (I am not taking as negative sense), which have given chance for millions to see and feel what computer is like in third world. Advancement of telecommunication and connection to the Internet has pushed us (third world) one more step further. Now sitting at remote part of the world, we can see, read, and hear what rest of the world is doing. We can read on different subjects and improve our knowledge (Books are still expensive and hard to get). We can communicate with our friends and families thousand of kilometres away.
But one thing I am still sad of. We human have come long way up, we have made much progress in the field of information science & technology but the problem is that we do not allow free flow of information. Some cunning and cleaver people want to utilize this communication super highway (the Internet) for their own benefits. Some they want to impose their powers. Some want to take benefit out of other poor people. Some want to cheat innocent. Some want to spread their wicked and mischief ideas. I feel that Information should be free and fair access to every human being on earth, weather white or black, poor or rich, Asian or American; it should not be restricted or manipulated for benefit of few.
I hope someday I will be able to see free and fair flow of information before I leave this world.
I live in a fairly remote location and the internet breaks down many of the barriers of our remoteness. In a commercial sense, it gives us buying power that never existed before. While we try and solicit local business as our first option, having global commerce at our fingertips sometimes has a big financial impact on our lives.
Broadband access also allows me to keep more in contact with my family, allowing video chat occasionally during the work day. It's certainly no replacement for more time spent at home, but during a long day at work it is a more personal way to say hello to my son.
And finally, as a technical professional, the internet is the ultimate support tool. While not always accurate, the wealth of anecdotal information available through online forums and informational sites is by far the greatest research tool available. If you can take a cautious, critical approach to the information available therein, the Web can make or break a good technician.
In 1999, there was an online music site known as MP3.com. It started as a file server in a San Diego garage and blossomed into one of the world's largest online music communities. I was a eletronic technician and my friend a jazz musician who had learned how to convert his recordings to the then-new MP3 format. I helped him to upload his songs to this site, not knowing the full potential of the new format and the accessibility of the Internet.
After uploading his music, He had a business trip to San Diego and drove to MP3.com's headquarters after work. He met their enthusiastic staff and was later featured on a promotional CD containing 103 MP3 files, which had 250,000 pressings. His song climbed up their charts and became No. 1 overall.
After MP3.com went public, they paid musicians a few cents per song download, even though the music was free to download. During the months of September 1999 through April 2000, his music had more than 1 million downloads and he made about $25,000, which he used to pay off his house. More importantly, he had worldwide recognition and popularity from the site, which was much greater than the small local clubs where he performed.
As a result of the site, his music was used by Hong Kong movie and a documentary.
In 2001, MP3.com was sold to Universal and the focus changed away from independent artists. After that, the site was sold again. He is back to playing local clubs, but we can still say that the Internet changed his life in ways that we had never dreamed of.