I always believe you need to keep yourself abreast with new technologies if your day in and day out activities have to do with computer. You cannot runaway from learning new stuffs everyday if you would like to maintain your competitive in your field. This applies especially to those who majored in computing field be it Computer Science or Information Technology. Self learning is the no. 1 skill needed followed by Googl-ing. If you resist to change, you might be the next dinosaur waiting to be replaced.
Luckily, by taking advantage of the Internet, the people who work side by side with computers are able to keep themselves updated by using the tools online.
- Have a Twitter account and subscribe to tech news such as @mashable, @engadget ...
- Official company Twitter like @microsoft, @google will twit about their product improvements and whats new. Famous people like @kevinrose, @jeresig might provide insights on latest / future interesting tech
- Use feedreader like Google Reader to subscribe to the latest tech news and blogs for upcoming news through feed like Gizmodo, BGR
- Join HN (http://news.ycombinator.com) where bleeding edge tech news are shared
- Sites like Reddit and Digg has some tech categories in it. Be sure to check it out.
- Newspaper (and any media linked to conventional newspaper agencies) are outdated can be completely waste of time.
QA Knowledge Market
- Having doubts on something you barely know? Ask in Quora or Stackexchange. The people there are extremely helpful.
- Stackexchange has several different sites serving different needs. Go to Stackoverflow for more in-depth computing coverage.
Podcast / Videocast
- Constantly checkout the podcast and videocast for new techniques (covering how to program..)
- Youtube and Vimeo serve a lot of video. Search and subscribe.
- TED.com is another source of interesting lecture on brilliant ideas.
- Facebook pages too serve some interesting information.
- For anything else, there is always our mighty Wikipedia.
Be sure to keep yourself up to date, what you did in campus is the past.