Beware of Dangers on the Internet

I am a person that surfs the Internet every day and that is because I simply enjoy it. I have been doing it for many years and will keep doing so. However, I am also aware of many dangers on the Internet. Dangers on the Internet are real and they are not just something that parents should warn their children about. The Internet can cause some harm in adult people’s lives too. If you keep this in mind and take some precautions, then you will enjoy surfing the Web even more. Here is what you should watch for:
-Phishing Scams. Such scams are a deception in order to steal a person’s personal information. Such information might include a credit card number, social security number, online banking password, and many other details. Losing such data can often result in monetary loss and that is why they are dangerous. It is important not to access important websites by clicking their link in an email as there are many phishing emails that try to steal your data.
-Spyware and virus infections can be dangerous as well. The main reason Internet users get their computer infected is that they download files from untrusted sites.It is safer to visit websites that you trust. If you want to be visiting completely random pages, then you can use a Firefox browser plug-in that blocks all scripts unless you manually allow them. This prevents viruses from being downloaded to your computer just by visiting a site.
-Another danger on the Internet is that you never know who you are talking to. You might receive an email from a Nigerian “prince”, but he may not be who he claims to be. A boy on a chatroom may want to meet with your children, but in reality it might be a grown man. You may be looking for a date online, but you may talk to someone who is using someone’s picture.
I gave you a few examples of what you should watch out for. While it may seem that the Internet is a dangerous place, the truth is that if you know what the dangers are you are a lot less likely to fall for any tricks. I hope that now you will even more enjoy surfing the Web.

Reading Digitally

Has the title question ever struck you? What do you think? Read on for lovely highlights.

It is a subtle question. Since our childhood we have studied books in print when the digital devices for reading were nonexistent. We had no other option other than to read in print.

Now that the digital age is here, how has digital reading changed things for us? We like to read fictions or self-help eBooks or any other eBook in another niche in kindle devices, iPads, tabs, notebooks and laptops where the reading format of the eBook needs to match the particular reading device. It’s more complex now. But have all the new digital devices made things really easier for us?

In fact, yes. You choose an eBook format and its compatible reading device and get habituated to it. They are easier to concentrate and we can go on reading for hours. All the same if the body of the eBook is too concise and full of information in lengthy paragraphs, you will naturally want to skim and lose your patience.

How about books in print? We are more comfortable with print in concise form full of information. We cannot disagree with this fact. We are able to take in more information by reading in print.

On the other hand, kindle devices, tabs, iPads, notebooks and laptops all need to have their batteries recharged from time to time. Sometimes it becomes an added burden for us to recharge these devices just because we want to read something.

However, reading in print is convenient anytime. We just have to open the required books and novels when we are in a mood to read. We don’t have the additional task of recharging our digital devices. They are free open reads for us whenever we want wherever we like.

Summing up, while digital devices have the upper advantage of making digital reading more convenient for us, they do have their downsides that I have just mentioned, which reading in print doesn’t have.

All the same, this is the digital era and we cannot stay backdated. We need to familiarize ourselves with the various digital reading devices and their corresponding reading formats.

For example, ePub format is an open format designed by the Open eBook Forum and developed by the International Digital Publishing Forum. Devices that can open this file include the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and the Nook from Barnes & Noble. The e-book format MOBI used by the MobiPocket Reader can be opened by Kindle for PC and Mac.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) was created by Adobe for its Acrobat products. This is a very popular e-book format since software support for this format exists for a lot of devices including notebooks, laptops and PC’s.

Once we have become accustomed to the eBook reading formats and their corresponding digital reading devices, only then we are able to cherish life fully.

WordPress and SEO

WordPress and SEO go hand in hand because the search engines favor the WordPress blogging platform to a high extent. If you have a WordPress blog, then you probably will receive a higher ranking than other websites. Reasonably, your chances will be improved if you get some things right initially. You can choose any topic out there and there will be loads of WordPress blogs covering that topic. But, for many different causes, they do not all have excellent search engine rankings. You have to learn how to optimize your WordPress blog for the search engines. Ensure that you place specific things in motion so that you will be ranked highly for your keyword.

Paid themes are a safer way to go and do not use advertisements. If you can meet the expense, you should initially select a high class theme that is not shared and this will allow you less hassles.

Have Trackbacks in Your Comments:

One of the main things that helps your WordPress blog get excellent ranking is the trackbacks. This makes it simple to have links made in the comments section to anyone who is linking to your content. When you allow trackbacks on your WordPress blog, this gives other people an avenue for linking to your articles and making a backlink for you. If you do your homework, you will learn that most of well populated WordPress blogs have trackbacks turned on. This is a method for allowing others to link to your article if they found it fascinating.

Sprinkle Keywords in Your Content:

Even if you run your site on the WordPress platform that doesn’t mean that you can waive off the basic principles of SEO. You should always maintain a decent keyword density in your articles so that you’re not completely ignoring this aspect. Don’t stuff too many keywords into your content but weave them in at targeted locations that seem vital; beef up your synonym use to keep from repeating your keywords too many times within your article.

WordPress blogs do seem to have a distinct advantage when it comes to optimizing for search engines. It’s the small stuff that will make or break you no matter how huge or small your blog may be at the second. Why aren’t you getting started yet? Now your blog can be a huge player in a really huge pond. These three things can help make that happen.

The Internet and Your Child

Internet is a wonderful place, where your child can grow and gain valuable information about the surrounding world. There are also dangers awaiting your child while surfing the Net and socializing in forums or other social sites. Before your child is old enough to use the Internet, discuss with him what he is allowed to do on the Internet, and what he is not allowed to do. Try to build mutual trust between the two of you, and allow him to share with you if something bad on the Internet happened to him. Always remember to discourage it from leaving too much personal information about himself on the Net. Children love sharing as much of their personal data as possible, so stay alert and keep your eye on it before something bad happens. Internet is a wonderful place where your child can play online games, meet new friends and learn new things. I think that it is a good place where your child can spend his free time, but you have to remember, that the Internet is also a place, where there is no parental supervision. Children are not afraid to say things on the Internet that otherwise they would not be afraid to say in real life.

Polaroid-Style Thumbnails

“Polaroid on the Fly” plug-in is a unique plug-in for WordPress that is capable of creating Polaroid-style thumbnails within your posts. It has been discussed many times that incorporating pictures in your blog often results in a blog looking more attractive. There is no reason not to use images from time to time. With this plug-in you can incorporate cool Polaroid images, so that your pictures stand out from all of the rest of the images found on the blogosphere. If you have been recently wondering how to make your blog look more appealing, then this plug-in might be what you were looking for.

It might be worth mentioning that even though images can enhance your blog, it is important to take into account the loading speed of your blog. The more picture you have, the longer it will take for your site to load. While this might not be a problem for those with an unlimited broadband connection, anyone who is still on dial-up will have a hard time browsing your site.

I would also like to add that blogs in some niches are more “image-friendly” than others. What I mean is that sites like, for example, business blogs should focus on having valuable content, rather than having many images.

Who Is Addicted to the Internet?

There are definitely a few types of Internet users out there. In this post, I will try to highlight what those types are so that you can try to find out which type of Internet user you are yourself.

-The first group of Internet users are those people for whom the Internet is everything. The Internet is their life: most if not all their relationships and social interaction needs are fulfilled through the Internet. Such people spend countless hours in front of their computers and they do not feel anymore the flow of time. They are definitely addicted to the Internet.

Second group of people are Internet users who use the Internet a lot, but who do not neglect their real lives. I would classify myself as being part of this particular group. I use the Internet a lot, but the Internet is not everything to me. I know my boundaries and I do not have problems switching my computer off once I know that it is time to have some interactions with others face to face.

-The last group of people are Internet users who only use the Internet occasionally. They do not even know that one can be addicted to the Internet. The Internet has never played a big part in their lives and it probably never will.

So, to which group of Internet users do you belong?

Can You Believe Everything on the Internet?

Can one believe everything he happens to see on the Internet? The answer is no, you cannot and you should not believe in everything you happen to see while surfing the Web.

One of those things you definitely shouldn’t believe is when somebody promises to give you a chance to make a lot of money in a short amount of time. Why would anybody want to give me so much money in such a short amount of time? Something is very fishy about it. Whenever I see an ad on the Internet promising me a lot of money in very little time, I immediately block such ads. They are scams and those who publish them should be punished for their criminal actions.

What to Do When Your Neighbors are Noisy

I do not know how your neighbors are like, but I live surrounded by many people. Some even say that neighbors are everything when you move to a new property. This was very true in my case. Neighbors were indeed everything, but I’ve learned to deal with them. If I ever am going to buy a new property, I am going to keep those things in mind:

-I will try to buy a detached house instead of living in a semi-detached property. Such properties are usually more expensive, but this is not going to discourage me for sure from buying a detached house. One problem with semi-detached properties or terraced properties is that a lot of noise travels through the walls. You can sit in your living room and suddenly hear your neighbors sneeze because of poor wall quality.

-Before I buy a property, I am going to spend some time checking the surroundings. I am going to check the property at various times of day and night just to make sure that it is quiet there.

-I will try to meet my new neighbors. Since neighbors are everything when it comes to where you live, I am going to introduce myself and tell them that I am planning to buy a property next to them. I will also try to get to know them a little.

Addicted to Checking Email?

Email is a great thing, but these days it is not uncommon for people to be addicted to checking email. What I mean by this is that often people will check their email even though they know it is not the right time or place. For example, if checking your email box distracts you from more important tasks, then it might be a sign that you are addicted to checking email. Some people if they cannot sleep at night they might get up and check their email. Well, that might not be a great idea because what if you will notice some important email from your boss and this will further prevent you from sleeping? I try to check my email daily, but I do it only once per day.

Good Things about Social Networking

Because more and more people have access to Internet each year, social networking is gaining more and more on popularity as well. People take advantage out of social networks and treat them as an alternative for looking for friends. Whereas there are some networks that are better and more user friendly than others, let me here give you a few reasons why social networking can be so fun:

1. Contacting other people is relatively easy and very fast. All you need to do is to create an account which will only take you a few minutes. You will be asked a few simple questions after which you will be ready to start interacting with other users. The questions are very easy, and among other things you will need to provide a valid email address. Usually, you will not be obliged to do anything that you would feel uncomfortable with. Even if some user starts harassing you, you are free to quit as soon as you want.

2. Registration usually does not cost anything. There will be some exception to that, but the good thing about the Internet is the fact that many things are for free.

3. You can very easily meet friends who share the same interests as you.

4. You are given an option to upload your pictures, blogs, audio messages etc. I am sure that many of us like doing that, and the thought that somebody might be reading our articles is thrilling.