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Diane Dunn

Illinois Text Messaging and Cell Phone Laws - 2 views

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    This site has information on Illinois cell phone and text messaging laws.
Tyler McKay

How Do People Use Their Smartphones? - 5 views

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    This article from the New York Times talks about what people use their smartphone for. The top reasons are games and weather. This article is very recent and talks about the most common apps used within 30 days.
Mark Klinger

"Boomers zero in on social networks" - 0 views

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    This is a recent article I found that relate's to this weeks topic of social networking. The article discusses the uses of social networking for older generations, and provides many statistics, some of which come from the Pew Project we study. As the article shows, older generations use social networking for many of the same uses as teens and young adults. The article may be help you think of questions related to this week's discussions. Here's a little excerpt to help you get an idea of what the article is about:

    "Whether it's congressmen Twittering during presidential speeches, parents connecting with high school flames on Facebook or empty-nesters planning group outings on grown-up sites such as Eons.com, Baby Boomers are speeding up the Web's ongoing metamorphosis from limitless void to global watering hole.

    Social networking is fast becoming a staple for a growing number of adults as Web use surges. One-third of adult Internet users have a profile on a social networking site, up from 8% in 2005, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. And though adults share some teen habits - checking in with friends, planning get-togethers - they differ from the younger set in their desire to use the medium to meet new friends from across the country."

    Enjoy!
erika webb

Digital Divide Opens Up in Patient Use of Online Medical Records - iVillage - 0 views

  • That said, less than 10 percent of Americans appear to be using electronic medical records, with almost half saying they're not even clear if their doctor actually offers access, according to a Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey of more than 2,000 American adults
  • blacks and Hispanics were only half as likely to sign up for personal health record access compared with white patients, the authors noted, and the wealthiest patients were 14 percent more likely to initiate personal health record use than the poorest patients.
  • Older patients, between the ages of 51 and 65, constituted the largest slice of the high-user group, they found, accounting for four in 10 among such patients.

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    Article regarding the disparity in use of online medical records.
Tyler McKay

Six Reasons Why I'm Not On Facebook, By Wired UK's Editor - 4 views

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    Since Facebook is used by nearly everyone in our class, you should read this article which explains why not to be on Facebook. There are many interesting points in here!
Burks Oakley

Editorial - Yes, You Owe That Tax - NYTimes.com - 3 views

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      What about local municipalities? They are losing tax revenue as well.
  • They also cost the states billions of dollars a year in lost sales tax revenue — money that cash-starved states cannot afford to forgo.
Burks Oakley

Will Google's Wave Replace E-Mail-and Facebook? - BusinessWeek - 2 views

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    "Will Google's Wave Replace E-Mail-and Facebook?"
Tyler McKay

The Craigslist Killer: Seven Days of Rage - 2 views

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    This is the story about the psycho killer who found his victims through Craigslist. Thought it would be a great story to share since we are talking about online classifieds. Also, there is a movie over this story that is a must watch. This story sums up the story which will make you want to watch the movie.
Nichole Bozarth

FCC statement on 'third way' for broadband | Digital Media - CNET News - 2 views

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    The statement I've been waiting for!!
Melissa Lerch

Gadgets you should get rid of (or not) - 2 views

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    I got a couple wrong while being asked by my co-worker. See how you do.
Tyler McKay

Craigslist Scams - 2 views

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    This article talks about the scams that are happening on Craigslist.com. There are many scams that happen including car scams, money wiring fraud, and online rental scam. It also mentions some suggestions on how to avoid these scams.
Burks Oakley

Chicago men charged with online harassment - chicagotribune.com - 2 views

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    Interesting article about how the 'net can be used to harass others - cybercrime.
Rob Eden

Comic Strips - 2 views

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    Not exactly an authoritative source, but a funny commentary on social networking...
Burks Oakley

Obama to Name Howard A. Schmidt as Chief of Cybersecurity - NYTimes.com - 2 views

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    This article shows the importance of cybersecurity in the USA
Burks Oakley

$2-Billion Federal Program Could Be 'Windfall' for Open Online Learning - Wired Campus ... - 2 views

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    Good article about open educational resources
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    Jackpot
Mark Klinger

Connect With Your Neighbors Online - 2 views

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    This is a very short but interesting description of a great application of the internet to connect with your neighbors-- "neighbornodes." I had never heard of these before but thought maybe someone else had. They seem like a great idea not only for promoting a sense of community, but also for security reasons as well! Ideas such as this tie into our discussion for this week of digital communications among neighbors.
Tyler McKay

2010 Legislation Related to "Sexting" - 2 views

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    This article talks about the new Sexting laws that were in placed during the past year. It has laws from each state. Also, it includes what the punishment will be if the law is broken.
Nick Borchers

Internet Speeds based upon Techology backbone - 2 views

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    Quick table that gives insight on speeds capabilities depending on what technology is used as the internet backbone
Burks Oakley

Blackboard Learn - 1 views

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    Great article about the explosion of information on the Internet
Cristina Nevins

Our view: Teaching kids cybersafety a good move - 1 views

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    Very interesting article about how schools should teach students about cyber safety.
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