Bloggerati of the Fortnight: Amit Agarwal

His blog “Digital Inspiration” was awarded the “Best Technology Blog Award” at Indibloggies in 2006 and 2008. He has been involved in advocating freedom of speech and an end to internet censorship in India. He is Amit Agarwal, our Blogger of the Fortnight. Amit writes about computer softwares, consumer gadgets, and web applications that help us become productive. He also pens a weekly personal technology column for The Hindustan Times.

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. Microsoft awarded him the Most Valuable Professional award for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

 

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Amit Agarwal adressing students at the blog school

Digital Inspiration, launched in 2004 by Amit, is now among the Top 100 Technology Blogs on the Internet out of an estimated total of 130+ million blogs. The purpose of this site is to help one take maximum advantage of the software tools and web technologies at one’s disposal. Digital Inspiration averages more than 3+ million page views per month.

In 2010, Amit introduced Sleeping Time, an online 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. Amit is also the founder of India Blog School. It is a non-profit first-of-its-kind initiative that aims to spread the blogging culture in India though training and offline interaction.

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Twitter Application developed by Amit Agarwal

Amit is no stranger to recognition, but he is still rooted to doing what he loves doing. Talking to the world about technology and helping people understand the complexity in a simple and beautiful way. That is what makes Amit Agarwal our Bloggerati of the Fortnight.

 

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6 Responses to “Bloggerati of the Fortnight: Amit Agarwal”

  1. wats up friend. you’ve put up a good blog and i really liked reading your posts. i wonder how you will know all this stuff. i was impressed when i noticed your blog. what blogging service did you use for this blog. i’m using wordpress and i find it a bit challenging. are you utilizing wordpress too? if yes can you tell me about the themes and plugins you use for your blog. i will be grateful if you assist me on this.

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    admin Reply:

    Hey Charles,

    We are glad that you liked our post. We hope to keep them coming.

    Yes, we use wordpress as well. The theme we use is RedTime 1.1.

    Additionally we have the following widgets on our page Search Unleashed, MyBlogLog etc.

    As for plugins we use, Share Plugins for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Facebook Comment option and Facebook Like button.

    Hope this helps you with your blog.

    Keep coming back for more.

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  2. Dane Kidd says:

    howdy admin. i must say that you have a really nice blog(Blogger of the Fortnight: Amit Agarwal | Indian Social Media Landscape) and i was actually impressed with it.i’m a newcomer to blogging and i would love to know other blog writers and learn from them. My blog(http://mistakerr.com/user.php?login=grahanrath&view=history) is quite new and i’m still figuring out to work with it. i hope i will get to learn a good deal from bloggers like you. cheers for this well-written post.

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    Mayur Reply:

    Dear Dane,

    Love the fact that you liked our post. We will continue to come up with more Featured Bloggers Article. So keep coming back for more.

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