Cute : Little Girl’s Letter to Google

A little girl named Katie, wrote a letter to Google and asked for a day off for his birthday. Her cute letter in Aqua coloured crayon had given her a surprise from the company. Hope you like her letter and the reply by Google.

Katie wrote

Cute letter“Dear google worker,
Can you please make sure when daddy goes to work, he gets one day off like he can get get a day off Wed Wendsday. Because Daddy ONLY gets a day off on Saturday.”

“From, Katie.”

“PS. It is daddy’s BIRTHDAY!”

“P.P.S. It is summer, you know.”

Her request worked. Not only did her dad get Wednesday off; he got the entire week.

“Your father has been hard at work designing many beautiful and delightful things for Google and millions of people across the globe, On the occasion of his Birthday, and recognizing the importance of taking some Wednesdays off during the summer, we are giving him the whole first week of July as vacation time. Enjoy!” Google boss Daniel Shiplacoff wrote back in a letter.

Cute Isn’t it? Hope you too work like Organisations that value employees as human beings like Google! 🙂 Why not you follow this in your organisation, may not be a week holiday, but a day off during your Employee’s Birthday? 🙂 There might be a cute kid waiting in his/her family as well 🙂

Courtesy : Today.Com


Know : List of all Social Networking Sites

List of all Social Networking Sites (Sorted Alphabetically)

Name Description/Focus Registered users Global Alexa Page ranking
43 Things Goal setting and achievement 3,000,000 12,914 Social networking site 5,000,000 1,447 Social networking site for academics/researchers 211,000 1,995
Advogato Free and open source software developers 13,575 292,620
aNobii Books 26,939
AsianAvenue A social network for the Asian American community 170,384
aSmallWorld European jet set and social elite world-wide 550,000 580,060
Athlinks Running, Swimming 139,458 69,170 Independent music 656,507
Bebo General 117,000,000 4,169 Norwegian community 430,000 81,916
BlackPlanet Black Americans 20,000,000 7,193
Blauk Anyone who wants to tell something about a stranger or acquaintance. 1,081,215
Blogster Blogging community 85,579 12,048 General 589,595
Busuu Language learning community (headquartered in Madrid, Spain) 12,000,000 4,976
Buzznet Music and pop-culture 10,000,000 6,955
CafeMom Mothers 1,250,000 1,293
Care2 Green living and social activism 9,961,947 1,930
CaringBridge Not for profit providing free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery. 9,500,000 4,279 School, college, work and the military 50,000,000 3,284
Cloob General. Popular in Iran 749
CouchSurfing Worldwide network for making connections between travelers and the communities they visit. 2,967,421 2,231
CozyCot East Asian and Southeast Asian women 150,000 36,959 Faith Based social network for Christian believers from around the world 450,000 53,394
Crunchyroll Anime and forums. 5,721
Cyworld General. Popular in South Korea. 24,000,000 1,616
DailyBooth Photo-blogging site where users upload a photo every day 5,963
DailyStrength Medical & emotional support community – Physical health, Mental health, Support groups 10,511
delicious Social bookmarking allowing users to locate and save websites that match their own interests 8,822,921 436
deviantART Art community 22,000,000 131
Diaspora* Decentralized, privacy aware, general (open source) 370,000 36,792
didlr Drawing service 204,515 2,869,116
Disaboom People with disabilities (Amputee, cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities) 218,135
Dol2day Politic community, Social network, Internet radio (German-speaking countries) 40,200 385,237
DontStayIn Clubbing (primarily UK) 86,535
douban Chinese Web 2.0 website providing user review and recommendation services for movies, books, and music. 46,850,000 106 General (primarily LV, LT, HU) 2,600,466 2,698 Chinese online community for physicians, health care professionals, pharmacies and facilities 2,000,000 8,367
Elftown Community and wiki around Fantasy and sci-fi. 185,000 43,277
Elixio Business executives jet set and global elite. 80,000 545,268
English, baby! Students and teachers of English as a second language 1,600,000 29,585 For baby boomers and mature internet users age 40 and beyond. 73,767
Epernicus For research scientists 798,086
eToro Social Investing, Finance 2,500,000 1,591
Experience Project Life experiences 2,658
Exploroo Travel Social Networking. 163,545
Facebook General: Photos, Videos, Blogs, Apps. 1,000,000,000 2
Faceparty General. Popular UK. 200,000 163,639 Adult Social Network, Mainly UK & USA 149,839
Fetlife People who are into BDSM 2,701,715 4,131
FilmAffinity Movies and TV Series 250,000 3,151
Filmow Movies and TV Series 44,630
FledgeWing Entrepreneural community targeted towards worldwide university students 696,513
Flickr Photo sharing, commenting, photography related networking, worldwide 32,000,000 48
Flixster Movies 63,000,000 4,012 Business to Business, worldwide 850,000 12,114
Formspring social Q&A website 290,000,000 4,325
Fotki Photo sharing, video hosting, photo contests, journals, forums, flexible privacy protection, friend’s feed, audio comments and unlimited custom design integration. 1,632,565 8,011
Fotolog Photoblogging. Popular in South America and Spain 20,000,000 3,168
Foursquare Location based mobile social network 20,000,000 817
Friendica Distributed, federated, privacy aware, open source, general 354,946
Friends Reunited UK based. School, college, work, sport and streets 19,000,000 29,239
Friendster General. Popular in Southeast Asia. No longer popular in the western world 90,000,000 12,167
Frühstückstreff General 14,800 1,827,621
Fuelmyblog Blogging community 50,000 85,547
FullCircle Geosocial networking and location-based services portal for mobile devices 1,167,425
Gaia Online Anime and games. Popular in USA, Canada and Europe. Moderately popular around Asia. 23,523,663 6,277
GamerDNA Computer and video games 310,000 59,730 Travel social network 74,763 Article, picture, and video sharing, as well as group discussions 465,000 3,062 Social network for LGBT community, Guide for LGBT bars, restaurants, clubs, shopping 100,000 224,302 Families, genealogy 15,000,000 5,958
GetGlue Social network for entertainment 2,000,000 3,735
Gogoyoko Fair play in Music – Social networking site for musicians and music lovers 145,552
Goodreads Library cataloging, book lovers 13,000,000 327
Goodwizz Social network with matchmaking and personality games to find new contacts. Global, based in France. 110,000 597,008
Google+ General 500,000,000 NA
GovLoop For people in and around government 138,576 Poland 2,000,000 395,036
Habbo General for teens. Over 31 communities worldwide. Chat room and user profiles. 268,000,000 15,255
hi5 General. Popular in Nepal, Mongolia, Thailand, Romania, Jamaica, Central Africa, Portugal and Latin America. Not very popular in the USA. 80,000,000 902
Hospitality Club Hospitality 328,629 99,562
Hotlist Geo-Social Aggregator rooted in the concept of knowing where users’ friends are, were, and will be. 80,000 155,811 Social networking site for Human Resources professionals 194,000 79,591
Hub Culture Global influencers focused on worth creation 20,000 152,756
Hyves General, mostly popular in the Netherlands. 10,097,000 2,243
Ibibo Talent based social networking site that allows to promote one’s self and also discover new talent. Most popular in India. 3,500,000 1,143 Twitter-like service popular with hackers and software freedom advocates. 395,695 7,290
Indaba Music Online collaboration for musicians, remix contests, and networking. 350,000 45,039
Instagram A photo and video sharing site 150,000,000 41
IRC-Galleria Finland 505,000 36,982 Language learning social network. 100+ languages. 500,000 18,956
Itsmy Mobile community worldwide, blogging, friends, personal TV-shows 2,500,000 770,100
iWiW Hungary 4,000,000 3,831
Jaiku General. Microblogging. Owned by Google 62,910
Jiepang Location based mobile social network. In Chinese language 3,000,000 14,790
Kaixin001 General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users 284
Kiwibox General. 2,400,000 104,563
Lafango Talent-Focused media sharing site 161,778
LaiBhaari Marathi social networking 250,000 952,782 Music 30,000,000 772
LibraryThing Book lovers 1,300,000 10,800
Lifeknot Shared interests, hobbies 1,071,686
LinkedIn Business and professional networking 200,000,000 12
LinkExpats Social networking website for expatriates. 100+ countries. 800,451
Listography Lists. Autobiography 92,525
LiveJournal Blogging. Popular in Russia and among the Russian-speaking diaspora abroad. 17,564,977 115
Livemocha Online language learning 5,000,000 4,100
Makeoutclub General 756,300
MEETin General 318,979
Meettheboss Business and Finance community, worldwide. 315,513
Meetup (website) General. Used to plan offline meetings for people interested in various activities 481
MillatFacebook General, Created in Response to Facebook 461,200 236,663
mixi Japan 24,323,160 232
MocoSpace mobile community, worldwide 3,000,000 9,882
MOG Music 13,955 Social Network, social media, consumer reviews 3,340
Mubi Auteur cinema 200,000 18,225
My Opera Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Linkand Opera Unite. Global 7,300,000 NA
MyHeritage family-oriented social network service 30,000,000 3,756
MyLife Locating friends and family, keeping in touch (formerly 51,000,000 1,765
Myspace General 30,000,000 161 School, college and friends. Popular in Poland 11,000,000 75,145
Netlog General. Popular in Europe, Turkey, the Arab World and Canada’s Québec province. Formerly known as Facebox and Redbox. 95,000,000 545
Nexopia Canada 1,400,000 25,241
NGO Post Non-Profit news sharing and networking, mainly in India 15,000 42,076
Ning Users create their own social websites and social networks 378
Odnoklassniki Connect with old classmates. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics 45,000,000 65
Open Diary First online blogging community, founded in 1998 5,000,000 28,134
Orkut General. Owned by Google Inc. Popular in India and Brazil. 100,000,000 319
OUTeverywhere Gay/LGBTQ Community 445,440
Partyflock Dutch virtual community for people interested in house music and other electronic dance music 321,125 16,828
PatientsLikeMe Online community for patients with life-changing illnesses to find other patients like them, share their data with others, and learn more about their condition to improve their outcome. 109,587 69,514
Pingsta Collaborative platform for the world’s Internetwork Experts 2,533,640
Pinterest Online pinboard for organizing and sharing things you love 38
Plaxo Aggregator 50,000,000 5,310
Playfire Computer and video games 38,259 General, Music 8,026
Plurk Micro-blogging, RSS, updates. Very popular in Taiwan 1,991
Poolwo Social networking site from India 5,305 764,227
Qapacity A business-oriented social networking site and a business directory 20,640
Quechup General, friendship, dating 82,914
Qzone General. In Simplified Chinese; caters for mainland China users 480,000,000 NA
Raptr Video games 25,664
Ravelry Knitting and crochet 3,000,000 2,334
Renren Significant site in China. Was known as 校内 (Xiaonei) until August 2009. 160,000,000 95 Social network for musician and bands 500,000 1,806
Ryze Business 500,000 71,324
ScienceStage Science-oriented multimedia platform and network for scientists 61,668
Sgrouples General, with focus on privacy rights 258,091
ShareTheMusic Music Community. Sharing and listening to music for free and legally 612,429
Shelfari Books 18,152
Sina Weibo Social microblogging site in Mainland China. 300,000,000 28
Skoob Collaborative social network for Brazilian readers 420,000 28,449
Skyrock Social Network in French-speaking world 22,000,000 710
SocialVibe Social Network for Charity 435,000 101,364 General. Popular in Latin America and Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions. 50,000,000 2,676
SoundCloud Repository of original music pieces and networking. 10,000,000 299
Spaces Russian Social Network targeted to mobile phone users 9,953
Stage 32 US-based social network and educational site for creative professionals in film, television and theater 175,000 35,382
Stickam Live video streaming and chat. 9,000,000 9,201
Students Circle Network A Social Network connecting students, teachers and institutions to course resources, study groups and learning spaces. 345,110
StudiVZ University students, mostly in the German-speaking countries. School students and those out of education sign up via its partner sites schülerVZ and meinVZ. 17,000,000 7,080
StumbleUpon Stumble through websites that match users’ selected interests 20,000,000 146
Tagged General. 100,000,000 288
Talkbiznow Business networking 136,346
Taltopia Online artistic community 281,501
Taringa! General (primarily Argentina) 11,000,000 214
TeachStreet Education / Learning / Teaching – More than 400 subjects 422,704
TermWiki Learning / Languages / Translation – 1.2m terms in more than 1300 subjects 22,997
The Sphere A Private Online Social Luxury Network with Exclusive Personalized Services 1,300 1,115,305 Travel 1,588,000 21,523
Travellerspoint Travel 310,000 15,275 General 8,081 French subsidiary of 4,400,000 16,227
Tuenti Spanish-based university and High School social network. 12,000,000 5,293
Tumblr Microblogging platform and Social Networking Website. 32
Twitter General. Micro-blogging, RSS, updates 93,800,000 8
Tylted Mobile social game network 3,000,000 737,508 Gothic and industrial subculture 1,931,049 21,052
Viadeo Global Social Networking and Campus Networking available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese 35,000,000 435
Virb Social network that focuses heavily on artists, including musicians and photographers 33,371
Vkontakte General, including music upload, listening and search. Popular in Russia and former Soviet republics. 249,409,900 38
Vox Blogging 56,558
Wattpad For readers and authors to interact & e-book sharing 7,036
WAYN Travel and lifestyle 10,000,000 1,367
We Heart It Image-based social network focused on inspiration, expression and creativity 20,000,000 899
WeeWorld Teenagers – 9 to 17 30,000,000 18,317
Wellwer Community without borders, where sharing is everything. 370,755
WeOurFamily General with emphasis on privacy and security 3,359,241 Social polling network 1,204,376
weRead Books 4,000,000 305,720
Wer-kennt-wen General 2,147 Online community space for the social justice and environmental movement 71,600 239,901
Wooxie Blogging and micro-blogging 111,538 Site networking inmates, friends, family 66,000 228,915
Xanga Blogs and “metro” areas 27,000,000 3,943
XING Business (primarily Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)) 11,100,000 270
Xt3 Catholic social networking, created for World Youth Day 2008 712,292
Yammer Social networking for office colleagues 3,622
Yelp, Inc. Local Business Review and Talk 186 Greek Web Meeting point 890,000 34,577
Zooppa Online Community for Creative Talent (host of brand sponsored advertising contests) 60,000 36,373

Now Browse Propel Steps’ Blog in 71 Languages




TranslateNow Propel Steps blog is available in 71 languages. Translated via Google. This feature may not be accurate for a few languages, however we believe this will be an aiding tool for non-English readers.  (Thanks Google)

We convey our gratitude to all the readers across the globe, who visit our blog whenever feasible. You made it possible for us to reach 172 countries till date. 

By now you could have found a theme on our posts. Yes we are working on ways to cultivate positive thoughts on minds through various stories, news, facts and interesting stuffs. We see it as an education and learning of stuffs that we can share with each other. 

Though we are from India, our perspective towards all comes with a humanitarian perspective, valuing every individual person’s own cultural and nationality backgrounds. 

Knowledge, Wisdom and Love are the common threads which will always connects every single human in this world and we wish to maximize the connectivity through this common thread.

Now we are a very little organization, with a very few people to back up our Vision to educate the younger generation along the common thread of Knowledge, Wisdom and Love for a sustaining future. Our journey has just begun, surely we will reach greater numbers and travel places to inspire millions of youngsters across India. 

Some day in the future our journey will make it to the global arena. We are positive about this and we are thankful for every one of who support us directly and indirectly by visiting our blog. Your feedback and inquiries are always welcomed. 🙂

Thank you all.


– Din

Ecological Preservation : A New Interactive map of Deforestation

A new global map of deforestation reveals that 888,000 square miles (2.3 million square kilometers) of forest have vanished since 2000.


Click here to view the interactive map

The interactive map (viewable online Click here) is based on satellite data and is the first of its kind. The calculations are accurate down to about 100 feet (30 meters), enough detail to provide useful local information while still covering the whole globe.
The map covers the time frame from 2000 to 2012, and includes both forest losses and forest gains. During that time, 309,000 square miles (800,000 square km) of new forests were gained. Of the 888,000 square miles lost and 309,000 square miles gained, about 77,000 square miles (200,000 square km) were areas that were lost between 2000 and 2012 and then re-established.

The rest of the loss and gain occur in tandem all over the globe. For example, Brazil’s efforts to slow deforestation have paid off, with about 500 square miles (1,300 square km) less loss each year. But the rest of the tropics more than made up for Brazil’s improvements with rapidly increasing losses.

Indonesia saw the fastest increases in deforestation. Before 2003, the country lost less than 4,000 square miles (10,000 square km) per year. By 2011, more than 7,700 square miles (20,000 square km) of Indonesian forests vanished each year

– Source and Courtesy – Excerpts from Discovery News

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Partitions divide countries, friendships find a way

The India-Pakistan partition in 1947 separated many friends and families overnight. A granddaughter in India decides to surprise her grandfather on his birthday by reuniting him with his childhood friend (who is now in Pakistan) after over 6 decades of separation, with a little help from Google Search.

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