Amit Agarwal at Barcamp Bangalore
|Education||B.Tech in Computer Science|
|Alma mater||IIT Roorkee|
|Occupation||Blogger, Software Engineer|
Amit Agarwal (born 1976) is an Indian blogger and the founder of Digital Inspiration. Digital Inspiration mainly contains rewritten articles on common internet topics. He claims to be specialist in blogging about new advances in the field of technology. He has been involved in advocating freedom of speech and an end to internet censorship in India.
Profession Amit Agarwal holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee and has previously worked with clients like ADP, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. In 2004, Amit quit his job to become India’s first Professional Blogger.
Amit authors a popular and award winning blog Digital Inspiration where he writes about computer software, consumer gadgets, and web applications that increase productivity. Amit also writes a weekly personal technology column for The Hindustan Times & WSJ.
Amit has appeared on various TV channels and radio shows including BBC, CNN IBN, CNBC, NDTV, Star TV, ETV and Blog TV Singapore. He also made it to the coverpage of The Week magazine.
HT calls Amit the "founder of the Indian blogging revolution" while the prestigious The Straits Times of Singapore included him in their list of Asia’s Blog Stars alongside Chinese actress Xu Jinglei and Japanese Ambassador Naoto Amaki.
Amit is a regular speaker at technology and blogging conferences. He is also a Technology Columnist at WSJ India. Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional award for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
About Digital Inspiration
Digital Inspiration, launched in 2004, is now among the Top 100 Technology Blogs on the Internet out of an estimated total of 130+ million blogs. The website publishes tips & tutorials on efficient usage of software tools, services and web based technologies.
Digital Inspiration averages more than 3+ million page views per month and has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, CNet, Wired, CNN Money, Guardian, Financial Times, CBC, Wired, ITWire, MSNBC, BoingBoing, BBC, Mercury News, Sydney Morning Herald, PBS, The New York Times etc.
A survey by Business World magazine puts Digital Inspiration blog in the list of most popular blogs and online youth hangouts. The site has been mentioned as "must read" in India Today while it has also been recommended in CNN Go, the new travel and lifestyle site of CNN.
Amit has also created few popular web-applications & tools, which include "Sleeping Time", a mashup service that can estimate of the sleeping habits of any Twitter user. It quickly went viral and was mentioned on CNN, The 33 News, Open Magazine and also made it to the front page of the Bangalore Mirror. Some other such websites include RSS Search and Tall Tweets.
- "At 27, Amit Agarwal grew restless. A techie working in Bangalore". Economic Times. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- Hans, Pritam P. "The business of blogging". Rediff. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
- Biswas, Soutik (19 July 2006). "India bloggers angry at net ban". BBC. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
- Microsoft Most Valuable Professional. Microsoft.com (2008-07-01). Retrieved on 2013-09-04.