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10 Superstitions Prevalent in the IT Society

We are in Internet age. Today everything has internet version. Nothing can stand in the crowd without internet. So, we can't imagine a developed world without IT. But do you know there are many superstitions prevalent in the IT society? I had done a small research on this topic. And I am shocked with the fact that not only general people but also national newspapers, computer engineers and IT professionals have some blind faiths about IT. Among the 100 blind faiths detected, I have selected 10 most sensible points to share with you. Let's begin the funny journey.

1. Twitter is a social networking site
People like to hang out in the Twitter after Facebook. Most of them think that Twitter is the alternative to the Facebook. But they don't know that Twitter is not a social networking site. It is a micro blogging platform.

2. Bloggers and Webmasters put contents in Google
Many people in the world still think that Bloggers and webmasters put contents in Google. But Google is not a content publishing site. It is a search engine. Bloggers and webmasters actually put their contents in their own blogs and websites. Then the Google bots extract them when people search related information in Google search box. When the people click on any search result, they will be redirected to the concerned blog and website to consume the contents.

3. Facebook has search engine
Though one can search directly through Facebook, it does not have own search engine. The search engine inside the Facebook is Bing which is owned by Microsoft. Bing is the second largest search engine after Google. Yahoo is another search engine. But it is integrated with Bing. So both engines are same as they show same result.

4. Search Engines give backlinks
Search engines like Google and Bing make pageranks of websites and blogs in its search result by calculating the number of quality and relevant links achieved by the particular sites from other sites for particular keywords. These links are called backlinks or inbound links. Search engines count the backlinks of particular sites to make its pageranks but they don't give backlinks themselves.

5. Blogger's users need top level domain to apply Google Adsense
Adsense policy clearly states that it doesn't accept the sites with sub domain. But Blogger's user doesn't need top level domain. They can still apply with the blogs with sub domain. Because Blogger and Adsense both are owned by the same company Google.

6. Popular Websites have too many ads
Some ignorant people consider a website having too many ads to be very popular and a site which has less ads is less popular. It is not true. Any site can plaster as many ads as it wishes through different ads networks like Adsense, Chitika, Smowtion, Infolinks, Kontera, etc. But good websites always have limited number of ads.

7.All hackers are bad
As soon as people hear the word 'hacker', they think negatively. But all hackers are not bad. There are many types of hackers. Government and private companies hire legal and certified hackers to secure their computers, network and websites. Those types of hackers are called white hat hackers or ethical hackers. And those hackers who illegally hack are called black hat hackers.

8. Blog is only an online diary
Blog was surely introduced as an online diary. But today it is much more than it. It is not only an online diary nowadays. It is a type of website which is popular due to the value given by search engines as it is updated frequently.

9. Phishing is a type of Hacking
Some people are confused with the words phishing and hacking. These are not same terms. Phishing is manipulating people by making duplicate pages of authorized sites while hacking is the illegal or legal entrance into the servers or networking.

10. Social networking sites and social bookmarking sites are same
Some people assume that social networking sites and social bookmarking sites are same. But they are totally different. Social networking sites let us network with people. But social bookmarking sites are meant for bookmarking popular and favorite contents.

Are you agree with these points? If yes, share this article and help us to arouse awareness among the people. If you do not agree, let's begin a conversation through comments and spread the knowledge with the world.
Discovered by +Don Prince

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