Latest Posts from August, 2011

  • What is the Internet Public Library and What Will I Find There?

    The Internet Public Library, or IPL or ipl2, is a non-profit organization with a website hosted by students at Philadelphia’s Drexel University. The IPL was founded at the University of Michigan in 1995, and since then, has provided reference material on a wide array of subjects. The site has direct information, as well as compilations …

  • 10 Reasons I Won’t Be Following You on Twitter

    Social networking sites are all the rage lately. You can’t swing a cat these days without someone tweeting at it, then posting the pic on Facebook. Fine. Tweet away to all your tweeps, tweeter. I won’t see a word you’re tweeting. Why, you ask? Let me count the ways … Okay, ten. Here are 10 …

  • 10 Reasons an ISP Should Cut-off a Customer

    When should an ISP cut off service to users? Some answers seem clear, on the surface. Known or suspected terrorist threats to national security, child pornography and hate group sites are often mentioned, but laws can be vague, freedom-of-speech issues arise and different ISP’s can have different standards. Below are some of the situations that …

  • 10 Ways to Rapidly Spread Gossip in 2011

    In today’s internet age, gossip can be spread at lightning speed to hundreds, thousands or millions of people. The new “party line” is cyberspace where millions of people can all access the same information instantaneously. Just get on your computer, iphone, ipad or blackberry and let the rumors fly. Here are 10 ways you can …

  • 10 Tips for Strong, More Secure Passwords

    In this day in age it seems like you can’t trust anyone.  It’s kind of sad when you think about it.  When I was growing up, (and I’m not that old) we left our doors unlocked.  I did grow up in rural Iowa though so that might have had something to do with it.  But …

  • 6 Phone Companies Propose Nation-wide Broadband Deal

    The Federal government has been encouraging the expansion of broadband internet into rural areas, which do not currently have broadband internet access available. Since many internet service providers are also phone service providers, the top six communication providers approached the FCC with a plan that may help finance that rural expansion on July 29, 2011. …

  • 100 Sites That Can Replace Your Cable TV Service

    Who needs to pay for cable service when there are so many cheap or free entertainment options online? By knowing which sites to visit, anyone can enjoy watching videos, television programs and Web shows without breaking the bank. Streaming Variety Sites Hulu – This free-to-use site is known for a large collection of comedy shows. …

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