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Rhondda Powling

Facts & Questions on Blogging, Curating & Collecting - 1 views

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    What is the difference between blogging and curation if they are both about finding and sharing great content? 
    According to Deanna Dahlsad at Kitsch-Slapped, is the focus. While bloggers often cover anything that interests them as the are online where as curators are characterized by a strong focus on a specific topic.  
Chris Betcher

Is the Internet hurting children? - CNN.com - 2 views

  • By the time they're 2 years old, more than 90% of all American children have an online history. At 5, more than 50% regularly interact with a computer or tablet device, and by 7 or 8, many kids regularly play video games. Teenagers text an average of 3,400 times a month.
  • The impact of heavy media and technology use on kids' social, emotional and cognitive development is only beginning to be studied, and the emergent results are serious. While the research is still in its early stages, it suggests that the Internet may actually be changing how our brains work.
  • From PCs in school to online schooling
    Should you bet on Mark Zuckerberg?

    It goes without saying that digital media have also altered our fundamental notions of and respect for privacy. Young people now routinely post and share private, personal information and opinions on social media platforms without fully considering the potential consequences.

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  • We are at, arguably, an even more important crossroads when it comes to digital media and technology.
  • Movies today -- even G-rated ones -- contain significantly more sex and violence, on average, than movies with the same rating 10 or 20 years ago.
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    The explosive growth of social media, smartphones and digital devices is transforming our kids' lives, in school and at home. Research tells us that even the youngest of our children are migrating online, using tablets and smartphones, downloading apps. 
Chris Betcher

Ln: Statistics Laundering: false and fantastic figures [ pornography statistics ] - 0 views

  • The core point made herein is that the use of web sites for such purposes has long been, and still is being, vastly exaggerated in the media, by advocacy organisations, etc. Meanwhile little if any attention has been given to credible evidence that there is a vastly larger problem involving the use of non-Web Internet technologies which will not be affected in any way by the Federal Government's plan to spend AUD$44.5 million on 'blocking' of accidental/unintentional access to web sites.
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    This research paper contains information about various alarming and sensational, but out-of-date, false and/or misleading 'statistics' concerning the prevalence of 'child pornography' material on Internet Web sites, etc., which appeared in Australian media reports/articles, government agency reports, etc., in 2008 and 2009.
Tania Sheko

http://www.aifs.gov.au/nch/pubs/sheets/rs25/rs25.pdf - 0 views

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    The purpose of this Resource Sheet is to provide information on resources available for parents regarding online safety for their children. For another NCPC Resource Sheet relating to online practices see: Images of Children and Young People Online (Horsfall, 2010).
John Pearce

MakeUseOf.com - How the Internet Works - 0 views

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    "So you and your students use the Internet everyday, but are you fluent in its language? Perhaps you've found yourself listening to a "techy" conversation where the terms IP, DNS, or PHP were being used and you wanted to know what those terms mean. What is an IP address? What is a DNS record? And just who is in charge of the Internet? Get answers to those questions and many more in Make Use Of's free ebook How the Internet Works."
Matthew Jorgensen

Internet Explorer 9 - a better browsing experience - 2 views

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    Firefox 4 BETA is pretty good. But if you are bound by certain departmental, political or operational constraints, or if you don't know any better, you will probably have to use Internet Explorer (IE). Well the good news is that IE9 is actually VERY good. The similarities to Firefox do feature prominently, but don't take my word for it - this video will showcase the new features.
Rhondda Powling

Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program - 4 views

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    The Internet Archive, in conjunction with 150 libraries, has rolled out a new 80,000 e-book lending collection today on OpenLibrary.org. This means that library patrons with an OpenLibrary account can check out any of these e-books.
    The hope is that this effort will help libraries make the move to digital book lending. "As readers go digital, so are our libraries," says Brewster Kahle, founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive
Ruth Howard

Welcome to Symbionomics. | Symbionomics: The Film - 0 views

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    Shift Internet new economy collaborative consumption
Rhondda Powling

Lori Gracey's 60 Websites: Information - 4 views

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    Lori Gracey from TCEA kick it through the goal post on Thursday Oct 7th 2010 with her 60 sites in 60 minutes presentation. Despite the lack of a decent internet connection,she lept everyone entertained during her presentation which was , well, focused on internet connections
Rhondda Powling

Online Fundraising Pages | Personal Internet Fundraisers | Fund Raise Online for Charit... - 0 views

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    Crowdrise was created to help people who want to help other people. It is a charity social networking website that lets users send donations online for various fund-raising activities and advocacies.
Rhondda Powling

Startpage Web Search - 0 views

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    A metasearch site for the web for phone, video & pictures. A private search engine that also provides a proxy service for their results. With Start Page results and its proxy service your IP address isn't recorded, no cookies are stored or fetched by websites you visit.
Jo McLeay

Video: An Insight To The Internet Of Things | Online Media Gazette - 1 views

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    natural systems, human systems, physical objects - have always generated an enormous amount of data, but we didn't used to be able to hear it, to see it, to capture it. Now we can because all of this stuff is now instrumented. And it's all interconnected, so now we can actually have access to it.
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