Internet has once again proven that it is a very powerful tool because just recently, adopted twins that were separated when they were given up for adoption found each other online. There’s no proof that they are twins but the two are identical that it is almost impossible that they aren’t.
The story started when French student Anais Bordier found Youtube videos of Samantha Futerman, an aspiring actress. She did a lot of research until she found out from Facebook that Futerman was also born the same date as her and in the same town. The two are convinced that they are if not twins, related to each other and so they raised money, with the help of the internet so that they can take a DNA test.
They are also making a project of the first time they will meet each other face to face. It will be a film documentary and they have been given support by a lot of people.
There are so many addictive websites that a person can waste their time on but only a few actually stands out. Brotips.com would be one of them. This website, though seemingly nonsensical, can surprisingly be profound. Aptly described, brotip is like fortune cookies for bros. Like many bro adventures, this all started because of a girl. One guy failing to score big with a lady, guy ranting about it online and one Dominique Barfield calling him out and saying “Brotip #1: There’s a 99% chance that you’re awesome. Act like it.” After some hours, the line was repeated all over social media sites. That’s when they realized there’s something special there – so the team of bros were made and a website was formed. It’s now filled with clever life advice for modern men. (Ladies, you all can learn tips here too)
Brotips is now more than just a website and fan page on Facebook and Twitter. It has signed up with International Creative Management, which will be giving them possible book and TV deals. Bro-tip on a shirt is also happening, cause you definitely want to remind yourself of your awesome potential in a form of an apparel!
Here is something everyone should be aware of. A burglar can access your home just by going over your Facebook account. There are so many dangers that is connected to the internet but one current favorite trick of these criminals is to scan through social media sites such as Facebook, go over status updates to determine easy targets. A lot of people share a lot of information online and if a person posts an status saying he/she is out of the house, then it’s game on for these burglars. A study conducted in Perth at the Edin Cowan University revealed that it is easier now, more than ever to access personal social media accounts. On an average, a burglar can break into a home in less than 15 minutes. They can walk out the door without being noticed taking away up to $5000 worth of things. People should be aware of the dangers that come with social media. There should be limitations as to what can be shared online. Personal information such as home/office address, phone numbers, names of family members should be kept private at all times to avoid any kind of trouble.
Internet is such a great form of entertainment. A person can easily get lost in cyber space for hours on end. But as entertaining as it is for you, it could also be embarrassing. There would be at least one time in your life when you will sit in front of your computer at 4 in the morning completely intoxicated. If you ever find yourself in this situation, try your hardest to turn that computer off. Trade the internet to your comfortable bed before you do the following things: (WHICH YOU SHOULDN’T)
Top 5 things you should NOT do on the internet when drunk:
1. Online Shopping: It is likely that you will find something completely useless in Amazon and think that a talking teddy bear is totally necessary – it’s not. You would have wasted a good 50 bucks.
2. Email an ex- It’s the same as drunk texting, but you have unlimited amount of words to say. Believe me, you will regret this in the morning.
3. Make “I am sooooo drunk” as a status message on Facebook- This will be evident enough the next day when your photos get tagged.
4. Answer work related emails – This is the stupidest thing you can do because let’s face it, at 4am you do not know what you’re talking about.
5. Change your password- “Mcdonaldshappymeal” seems super funny now but tomorrow you won’t remember it.
Four of the top newspaper companies in the country have teamed-up and invested in ad network, quadrantONE. The New York Times Company, Gannett, Hearst Corp. and the Tribune Company will work on offering a more effective and more attractive package for advertisers that target a wider public audience. The four companies will launch a coordinated advertising sales network by pooling together their inventories to offer a more attractive package for advertisers looking to reach a national audience.
On Thursday a technical problem occurred on Twitter that got majority of the members having an internet “drama” moment. The report said that users received a flood of password reset emails raising concerns that an attack on the company had compromised several accounts. The company did not immediately commented on the issue but they did post a statement on its status blog. “We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused” No major harm was done and everything was taken care of after.
Twitter is a famous online social networking site that began in 2006. It allows users to post and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets” In 2012, there is atleast 500 million active users around the world, with a record of 340 million tweets a day. It has been dubbed as sms for internet. People can also post photos, videos and links on their account. Famous people use this site like Lady Gaga, Justine Beiber and Ashton Kutcher.
The website Brainpickings.org is a non-profit website. It is free of any advertisement and takes 450 + hours per month to curate and edit. It was developed and Maria Popova, writer for Wired UK and GOOD and she is also a freelance brand strategist, social media consultant. This wonder woman describes her website as “is a human-powered discovery engine for interestingness, culling and curating cross-disciplinary curiosity-quenchers, and separating the signal from the noise to bring you things you didn’t know you were interested in until you are” The site features contents varying from psychology, anthropology, art, design, music, technology, philosopy, ecology, etc. It continues to run because of the support of the readers who have the option to donate $10 a month. (can also be a one time donation) They also have a facebook fan site where a total of 88,838 likes from people all over the world. Their site is also linked to twitter so when an article is to your liking, you can share it to your friends on other social media sites.
With all its privacy concerns, Facebook is still a pretty neat and novel way to connect with your website visitors. If there’s one thing everyone is tired of doing, it’s signing up on another new site to create a new account they’re probably going to forget about and not use in the future. I should know, I’ve stayed away from a lot of sites because I really don’t want to bother with yet another registration process. Who wants to deal with deciding which email address to use, thinking up of a new password, confirming your email address, and navigating through an endless chasm of CAPTCHA? I’m not going to enter a website into an Australia business directory, people, I just want to try out this new URL shortener, why does it have to be so hard?
Is this even possible? According to The Business Roundtable which is an association of CEO�s of established US companies, the threat is �urgent and real.� The breakdown of such critical information infrastructure has a 10 to 20% chance of happening in the next ten years. This can be a result of many incidences. It can be natural such as calamities or even man-made disasters such as malicious codes, code errors, or terrorist attacks.
The group also stated that an Internet meltdown, if it would ever happen, will result in reduced productivity. Profits will fall as well as stock prices. Consumer spending will erode and a liquidity crisis has a big possibility of happening. This was also discussed in �Growing Business Dependence on the Internet � New Risks Require CEO Action� � a Business Roundtable report based on earlier risk analyses done by the World Economic Forum in Geneva.
Adopting someone else’s ideas as part of your own is not something new. In fact, the truth is that you will probably rarely, if ever, come up with an idea that you can claim to be completely your own. As they say, there’s nothing new under the sun. After all, from the time you were born you have already been getting ideas from other people, processing them, and adopting most as your own.
The same goes for any paper you write. Unless you really come up with something completely novel, which is unlikely in most cases, you will surely have gotten some of your ideas from someone else’s work. This is not a problem unless you end up plagiarizing someone else’s work by claiming their words and ideas to be yours.
As mentioned above, it is quite natural for people to embrace someone else’s ideas as their own. However, it is unethical, even criminal, to lift someone else’s work. The funny thing is that the problem of plagiarism is very easy to avoid, all you need to do is make sure that you give credit where credit is due by referencing your source material properly.
In referencing your source material, note that there are several reference styles you can use, such as MLA, APA, and Chicago. To make sure that you are using the proper, or preferred style, have your work edited by a paper proofreader. Having a paper proofreader go over your work will ensure that you, not only reference your material properly, but also end up with a well written paper.