March 8th, 2012
You’re working away at your desk, completely focused on a project and hoping to get everything wrapped up so you can make that next meeting, when it happens. That co-worker, you know – the one that asks the dumbest questions EVER, interrupts you to ask something. This isn’t just any question, it’s one that makes your eyes head to the ceiling and your blood pressure rise. You’ve just been interrupted for something that anyone with a pulse can answer for themselves by simply turning to the internet.
Of course, being the helpful individual you are, you head to your browser, type in those six little letters and find the answer for that coworker of yours. GOOGLE! In seconds you have an answer, but now you’ve lost your place. You can’t remember where you were at in your work and you spend the next 10 minutes trying to get back into a rhythm. Why couldn’t he/she simply do this themselves? Why do you have to be the one that always looks these things up?
The next time this happens, you’ll have a better way to answer – Let Me Google That for You (lmgtfy.com)
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March 1st, 2012
Do you turn to the internet when you have a question?
Do you spend time each day on Facebook and/or Twitter, clicking links to articles and stories that interest you?
Do you have friends or relatives that blog or write for online publications?
If you said yes to any of these questions, you are a consumer of online information. Now, how many times have you commented, shared, liked or even clicked on an ad when visiting a website? If your answer is a small number, then you are what I like to call a digital stalker. I hope you don’t take offense, but the truth is you are simply peering in the window and sneaking a peek at the information that others have worked so hard to put out there. Without some sort of interaction, that information might simply disappear and that is why I’ve put together this digital guide for what I like to call “digital tipping.”
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February 21st, 2012
One week ago today, I arrived at home to find that happy little box from Amazon waiting for me at the front door. As usual, I was excited to get a package (who doesn’t get that way) from my favorite online retailer and even more excited that it was my brand new Sony PSVita. I’ve [...]
February 12th, 2012
People are accessing the internet in many different ways and from many different devices. Smartphones, tablets, music players, portable gaming devices, eReaders and other gadgets are being used to check email, update facebook, tweet, play games and (oh yeah) surf the web. Not only are people using these gadgets more and more every day, they [...]
February 3rd, 2012
For years now, I’ve preached to people about the importance of using strong passwords. My posts have included tips like: make it complex, make sure it is lengthy and change out common letters for numbers. I’ve considered these to be golden rules for creating a password, and I stick by the fact that they can [...]
January 29th, 2012
So, you decided to cut the cable bill and switch to the TiVo Premiere. You now find yourself with plenty of your favorite shows, recorded FREE via an HD antenna, but there are still a few cable programs that you don’t want to miss. Maybe you’re a fan of Psych, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking [...]
January 24th, 2012
It’s a new year and you need to make some changes.
You’ve started back at the gym, started eating like a rabbit and quit ________________ (fill in the blank as you see fit), but you haven’t made any changes to your computer habits. The folks at Defence Intelligence have put together a simple set of resolutions [...]
November 2nd, 2011
For the three people out there who don’t use GMail, this might not be for you, but then again details of the new GMail layout might be enough to convince you that AOL, earthlink or hotmail accounts are really a thing of the past.
Nevermind the fact that Google’s GMail gives you nearly unlimited space, or [...]
September 6th, 2011
Cooler temperatures have finally arrived and the summer is finally coming to an end, marking one of my favorite times of year. With the blockbuster movie season wrapping up we will soon turn our attention to the “small screen” as the 2011 Fall TV Lineup lands in our living rooms. Are you prepared? Do you [...]