June 16, 2009
children, cybercrime, fbi, Internet, internetcrime
Sixteen percent of who? Our children that have access to the Internet. This can be quite disturbing especially for parents who are aware of cyber criminal activities.
Parents, educators, and concerned citizens should be proactive in learning how to protect children from the dangers that the web present.
We cannot continue ignore such issues.
If you have the opportunity, please read what the FBI has to share about children and cyber crime.
May 6, 2009
Education, Internet, redirector, shortener, url, urlredirector, urlshortner
Can you believe that a teacher (not calling out any names) or teachers still have students enter monstrously long URLs as displayed above? Don’t you know that by the time the students enter all of the letters CORRECTLY and actually get to the assigned website, that have the class period is gone?
Redirectors or URL shorteners are here to save us (especially students) from the headache from receiving repeated 404 errors/page cannot be displayed errors due to one incorrect character. My personal favorite are tr.im & bit.ly… There are many, many more; in addition, these sites are NOT blocked (for now) by school’s web filters.
So…If you are still posting URLs from hades, shame on you!
March 7, 2009
Internet, internetforeveryone.org, Uncategorized
greensboro, Internet, internetforeveryone, internetforeveryone.org
First, let me address one issue. I have noticed that some people do not know the difference between an internet an The Internet. For clarification…
1. An internet is an interconnection of individual networks where routers & gateways are used to mesh these networks together.
2. The Internet (yes, I am stressing capitalization) is the name of a specific worldwide network.
Since we are talking about this topic of the Internet… this weekend there will be townhall meeting in Durham discussing how the US can advance its accessibility to the Internet. I may go out and check it out; and if so, I will share!
January 3, 2009
calculator, coco, Internet, Math, retro, Technology, trs80, vintage
Great video from the 70′s… Same technology today can be found at the nearest dollar store.
And to imagine... The kid in the video with the glasses, Elliot was me back in the day; but my TRS-CoCo was the original, not CoCo3.
In 1969, they were right on target with future technology; just terminology is a bit off.