INFOGRAPHIC: Control of your personal data online
I’M not usually a fan of these ‘shocking’ infographics as it’s quite difficult to check their sources and verify the information contained within. But as someone who receives scam emails via Gmail on a regular basis, this one seems more or less accurate (or at least believable).
Posted in Online tips & tricks
Tagged Gmail, google, infographics, Information graphics, internet, online security, Password, Password Hints, Passwords, Personally identifiable information, Safety Online, security, Security Online, Shareware
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WOTE: A Fairytale of New York and YouTube
IT’S fantastic how more and more people are using the Internet to start and build their careers. It gives a strong indication of what the online public wants, it creates entrepreneurs and employment and it gives us more variety and choice when spending time on the Internet.
YouTube specifically is becoming the most impressive stage for career launching. Look at someone like Ray William Johnson who basically creates YouTube videos about YouTube videos and gets millions of views within days. He has a full production crew, merchandise, a charity and cool hair.
Posted in Videos, web 2.0
Tagged Ellen DeGeneres Show, Entertainment, Fairytale of New York, Gianni Luminati, Gotye, Gotye parody, internet, Ray William Johnson, Sarah Blackwood, Somebody That I Used to Know, The Key of Awesome, Walk Off The Earth, web 2.0, WOTE, youtube
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ARGUMENT: The Internet impairs our ability to contemplate and concentrate for long, sustained periods of time
AN ex-colleague of mine (Ryan Calder) started an interesting debate about the Internet on Facebook. He was asking whether or not people thought that the Internet (and cyber culture in general) impairs our ability to concentrate. Some of the comments were quite interesting.
Posted in Virtual reality & cyberculture, web 2.0
Tagged Brain Development, cyber culture, Facebook, google, internet, internet addiction, internet brains, Internet freedom, internet technology, mxit, psychology, skype, Technology, television, The Internet, Video game, Video Games, web 2.0, web addiction