Latest Posts from June, 2011

  • 10 Ridiculous Uses of the Internet in Movies

    To the extent that movies themselves are based on ridiculous premises, so too is the level of absurdity in the use of the Internet in movies. As far back as 1982, in the movie “Tron”, the Internet has been featured in filmdom. A silly basis doesn’t mean, however, that a movie is necessarily good or …

  • 10 Reasons Fair Access Policies Aren’t Really Fair

    Most satellite Internet providers have implemented what they refer to as ‘Fair Access Policies’. These policies limit the amount data that a subscriber can download during a given period of time. The intent, according to the ISP’s, is to keep a small number of heavy internet users from using the majority of the limited bandwidth, …

  • 10 Things That Are Frustrating About Search Engines

    Searching the Internet for information has replaced many other information sources. Printed road maps, dictionaries and encyclopedias seldom get used anymore. We simply punch our request into a search engine and let it find it for us. However, in spite of the convenience, we often get frustrated with our online information gathering friends. Mega results. …

  • 10 Things That Are Frustrating About Search Engines

    Searching the Internet for information has replaced many other information sources. Printed road maps, dictionaries and encyclopedias seldom get used anymore. We simply punch our request into a search engine and let it find it for us. However, in spite of the convenience, we often get frustrated with our online information gathering friends. Mega results. …

  • 10 Examples of Social Media Bullying to Watch For

    Cyberbullying is getting a lot of attention these days. Kids used to worry about bullies at school or on the way to and from school. Now those bullies access them at all times through the social media that is meant for connecting with ‘friends’. Kids don’t always tell their parents about these situations, so parents …

  • 10 Great Uses of WiFi on College Campuses

    The roots of today’s internet grew up out of a common need to share information. So it would seem that the proliferation of WiFi hotspots and portable devices would benefit college campuses as much as anywhere else. How then would WiFi be of best use at colleges and universities? Let’s examine the possibilities. The following …

  • What Age Should Parents Allow Their Kids to Join FaceBook and Why?

    Facebook has taken a stand on this question since their inception by setting a minimum age limit for its users at 13 years of age. But just because Facebook says 13 year olds may use their social media service doesn’t mean that parents need to allow their kids to become users, does it? Here are …

  • 10 Complaints About AT&T’s U-verse

    Not to be outdone by other nationwide companies offering internet, television and telephone all in a bundled service, AT&T introduced their U-verse product. This service is provided through a fiber-to-node, or fiber to premise network available to about 20 million people in the U.S. Since bundling all these services into one takes a well coordinated …

  • 10 Words That Describe How the Internet Empowers Me

    The existence of the internet has had an immeasurable effect upon how we, as a society, view and access the world. No other device, service or outlet has achieved what the internet has in broadening the awareness of all those who have taken part in its offerings or have been uniquely affected by those who …

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