Latest Posts from July, 2011

  • 10 Concerns About Pay-As-You-Go Internet Service

    Pay-as-you-go Internet service isn’t a new idea; versions have been available for years. One of the attractions of the method is that there are no contracts necessary, another is that the consumer doesn’t pay for unused service. Pre-paid service, like telephone calling cards, may also work well for people who travel a lot. There are …

  • The 10 Essential Emoticons Everyone Should Know

    I probably don’t need to tell you what a headache it can be to have something you’ve written be misread or taken out of context – the back-pedaling, the awkward explanations, and then explaining the explanations. Yes, communicating online is a tricky thing. Since the creation of emoticons, thankfully, we’ve had some visual cues at …

  • 10 Features We Wish Twitter Would Add in 2011

    We are at the half year mark, but Twitter has time to catch up with a few things.  There is always room for improvement, and Twitter is known for turning potential customers away by its lack of initial user friendly instructions.  It seems to be set up for the computer savvy, and Social Media people …

  • 10 Reasons Terrorists Stay Off the Internet

    The gun-waving terrorist, on horse-back, or in a jeep, or, maybe, on top of a tank, is an image we are all familiar with. Terrorist groups scramble all over each other to take “credit” for attacks, real or imagined, so we think all terrorists crave the spotlight, the way a Gaddafi (more than 100 different …

  • 10 Ways the NSA is Working with ISP’s to Stop Cyberattacks

    Spy v spy is nothing new; Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold were both spies during the American Revolution, and today’s cyber-world carries on the tradition. Disinformation, misinformation and sabotage are alive and well. Cyber-spies and agents provocateurs are hard at work trying to upset enemy apple-carts, and efforts to suppress these activities are largely unsuccessful. …

  • 10 Reasons Netflix Should Cover Customers that Hit Bandwidths Caps

    Netflix, without fanfare, has taken steps to address the problems of users who hit bandwidth caps while streaming videos, and that is to lower the quality of those videos. Customers are offered a choice of video quality; the lower the quality, the less bandwidth is used. Recognizing that different users had different data caps available …

  • 10 Internet Classes That Should Be Taught in Grade School

    A good education should prepare its students for those tasks and issues that they are most likely to face in their adult lives. We know that computer literacy has become an essential part of that preparation in the 21st century. We can probably also agree that these digital natives – a generation born in cyberspace …

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