Google Launches Interactive Book to Teach Everyone About the Web

Thanks to Mashable I found out that this short book, 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web, is a step-by-step explanation of the web and how it works. It was created by the Google Chrome team using HTML5, but it also features a lot of clever illustrations by award-winning German illustrator and children’s author Christoph Niemann.

The focus of the book is on 19 different topics (plus a recap, making for 20 things). It starts with “What Is the Internet?” and then dives into cloud computing, web apps, web programming languages, browsers, privacy, security and open source.

With 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web (available at, Google can point these users to a website that will fill them in on the basics. While it’s not a perfect solution (we suspect the book’s too long for many in our attention-deficient society), it’s definitely something I’d show to my mom or my technologically-challenged friends.

Source: Mashable


Jayz TV is launching!

A new online WEB Video Series called Jayz TV will be launched on Monday, 4 October 2010, and it will be a daily video show of about 10 minutes. The show will run Monday to Friday, where Jamaal Khan plans to focus on Web 2.0 as a concept, explaining it and unpacking it.

He will cover Social Media and Cloud Computing, starting with foundational concepts, then progressing into advanced topics. Jayz TV will go into discussing the psychology behind the success of Facebook, Twitter and other Social Online Tools.

As part of Jayz TV, Jamaal will read certain excerpts from the books he has, and then talk about those concepts. Viewers will be able to discuss them on the Jayz TV blog, or on Facebook and Twitter.

You might want to check out these lists  that he compiled: Books Worth Reading, eBooks Worth Reading.

Jayz TV will most likely not be fixed to one location though, so you can look forward to seeing shows at various venues.

Spread the word South Africa, and be sure to check out on Monday, 4 October.

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Google Buzz?

Jamaal, CEO of Jayz Internet Solutions – “In case you missed Google’s Press Conference last night, Google launched a new social platform called Google Buzz. The Web has shifted to becoming extremely social and interactive in recent years, and this is going to continue without a doubt. Twitter and Facebook have been dominating the “conversations” on the Web, and now Google Buzz appears that it might change things – perhaps totally, but definitely in some or other way…

See his full post here!