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Google plus is a minus

Most people in my workshops have either not heard of Google+ or do nothing after signing up. They feel this way because like 850 million other people, they invested heavily in Facebook profiles Google’s new social network arrived. They lament, not another social network, another profile to update. Does anyone even remember Orkut? Google+ launched…

How to Stay Safe on the Internet

These days, Internet users have a lot more to be concerned about than the simple viruses of yesteryear. Trojans, phishing scams, spoofing, and other forms of spyware or malware can all present a security threat that starts from simply clicking on a link. Unfortunately, antivirus and antispyware programs can’t protect us from all of these…

SMS’ Can Relieve Stressed, Lonely People

BERKELEY — Text messaging often gets a bad rap for contributing to illiteracy and high-risk behaviour such as reckless driving. But a social welfare professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has found an upside to texting, especially for people who feel stressed out, isolated and alone. Text messages in cognitive behaviour therapy can make people feel less isolated Adrian…

Faithful friends

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. The best friend you can ever have is a friend who does not always agree with everything you say. You need someone with a different world view, who sees things differently, and is not afraid to speak their mind, even…

What Did You Learn In School Today?

Live in Meblourne, AUstralia, a great song written by Tom Paxton. This was over 50 years ago. Not much has changed when it comes to forced compulsory schooling and boys going to war. The whole point of this song is not just about war, though it makes a good point. Rather that schools, the media,…