Amit Agarwal

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Amit Agarwal
Amit Agarwal.jpg
Amit Agarwal at Barcamp Bangalore
Born 1977 (age 37–38)
Nationality Indian
Education BTech in Computer Science
Alma mater IIT Roorkee
Occupation Blogger, Software engineer
Website http://www.labnol.org//

Amit Agarwal (born 1977[1]) is an Indian blogger and the founder of Digital Inspiration.[2] He has previously worked as personal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal[3] (India) and The Financial Express.[4] He has been involved in advocating freedom of speech and an end to internet censorship in India.[5]

Profession[edit]

Amit Agarwal holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee and has previously worked with ADP. In 2004, Amit quit his job to become India's first Professional Blogger.[6] In 2011, Amit wrote an e-book, "The Most Useful Websites." The book mentions about 150 lesser known websites that have the potential of increasing the productivity of bloggers. [7]

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.

Recognition[edit]

Amit has appeared on various TV channels and print media including BBC,[8] CNN IBN,[9] CNBC,[10] NDTV,[11] The Economic TImes[12] and Lifehacker.[13]

Amit is a regular speaker at technology and blogging conferences. He is also a Technology Columnist at WSJ India.[14] Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional award for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

About Digital Inspiration[edit]

Digital Inspiration, launched in 2004, publishes tips & tutorials on efficient usage of software tools, services and web based technologies.

Digital Inspiration won the Best Technology Blog award at Indibloggies twice. It has been featured as a "success story" on the official Google AdSense blog.[15] 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.[16]

Technical projects[edit]

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. Tall Tweets, a web app created by Amit Agarwal helps the users to write beyond 140 characters on Twitter. [17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "At 27, Amit Agarwal grew restless. A techie working in Bangalore". Economic Times. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Hans, Pritam P. "The business of blogging". Rediff. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Agarwal, Amit (8 August 2014). "Tech Journal". WSJ. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Agarwal, Amit (23 June 2008). "Financial Express". Financial Express. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Biswas, Soutik (19 July 2006). "India bloggers angry at net ban". BBC. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "About Amit Agarwal". Digital Inspiration. 
  7. ^ "Interesting Facts About Amit Agarwal – India’s First Professional Blogger!". National Views. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Chrome extensions targeted by spam firms". BBC. 
  9. ^ "Mindbloggling salaries are just a click away". CNN IBN. 
  10. ^ "Tech Toyz - Lawsuit Special". CNBC TV18. 
  11. ^ "New profession: Making money through blogging". NDTV. 
  12. ^ "How web entrepreneurs made money, thanks to Google". The Economic Times. 
  13. ^ "Lifehacker How I Work Series". Lifehacker. 
  14. ^ "India Real Time - WSJ". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "AdSense Inspiration". Official AdSense Blog. Retrieved 27 December 2007. 
  16. ^ "Mumbai blog: Reporting from the front lines of urban culture". CNN. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  17. ^ "Interesting Facts About Amit Agarwal – India’s First Professional Blogger!". National Views. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

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