What Are Your Children Really Watching?

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Saturday mornings. Cold cereal and Scooby Doo. How many parents started out our childhood weekends with this simple ritual? The trick was to wake up early enough to see all of the Saturday morning cartoons because after 10 am, the children's programming was over until Sunday night's Wonderful World of Disney show came on.

My kids also like to get up on Saturday morning and watch cartoons. And on Sunday. And Monday … and Tuesday … You know the rest. While I had only a couple of channels to choose from, my kids have access to 24 hour children's programming on several channels, compliments of cable television. If you have a satellite dish, your children have access to even more programming.

More is better, right? Well, not always. With this abundance of television stations, we need to remember that not all television programming is appropriate for all audiences.

There are many parents and grandsparents who had the perspective that if it was a cartoon show the kids were watching, it was ok. Cartoon violence? Well, who has not seen that coyote catch an anvil with his head for the umpteenth time?

The fact of the matter is, when many parents were growing up, with our limited television choices, a little cartoon violence did not seem to make too much of a difference. Now our kids can choose to watch cartoon violence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And it is not just anvils dropping out of the clear blue sky anymore. What kind of violence exists in the cartoons our kids are watching? No, Scooby Doo does not go into a rabid rage and maul Shaggy when there are no more Scooby Snacks. But kid's shows have battles, fights, explosions and characters making threats to injure or kill each other. And our kids are choosing to watch this programming over and over again.

So how can we help our kids to make better choices? Most families are unwilling to go cold turkey and give up all television programming, although I give KUDOS to those that are brave enough to do it. You've heard it before – limit what your kids are watching. But I'd like to add one more piece of advice: teach your children how to choose programs that are acceptable to you and your family's values. This seems to be the piece that is missing from most articles I read today on the issue of television viewing and children.

How do we do this? As you know, most television shows now carry a rating to give you an idea of ​​the type of content (TV-Y, TV-Y7, TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14 and TV-MA). Content descriptors have also been added to this system to give you additional information. These descriptors indicate the presence of suggestive dialogue (D), sexual behavior (S), foul language (L), or violence (V). These ratings can be used as a starting point for determining if a television show is appropriate for your child or family.

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SEO the Waiting Game of Search Engine Marketing

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As a professional Search Engine Marketer, I have tried every ethical optimization technique available to try to achieve top search results. Some work well and others do not show any sign of improvement in ranking once completed.

What I have come to realize is that search engine optimization and good ranking take diligence and lots of patience in achieving great Search Engine positioning.

You can have the right keywords, the right met tags, quality page content, great back links, and submit to engines regularly. There is not magic wand you can wave to see your listing suddenly blow your competitors site off the map and get you in that top spot.

A new site can take anywhere from 1-6 months to show up in the search engines with the right SEO techniques. Existing web sites can take anywhere from 1 to several weeks for the adjustments you made to show the new positions.

Each search engine will update its data at different times. Google may index your site data within a week after you make your adjustments and take another week to shift your position for the keyword. MSN may take 1-2 weeks to index your data and your update your new positioning. Yahoo can take up to a month to update you web site data and positioning. Be patient it will happen.

I recommend optimizing your sites with the time frame in mind. If you advertise holiday specials, then you need to optimize you specials page in advance to target the holiday keywords.

Your Search Engine Marketing Strategy should be part of your overall Search Engine Marketing plan. If you have available funds, pay for paid inclusion or pay the advertising for the keywords you wish to target while you are waiting for the natural placement to occur.

When you start to get great placement in the free ads area, turn off the pay per click ads for those words. Now you're getting free traffic.

Remember free placement does not happen over night. You have to be patient, do your work, and make sure your information is relevant to what you want to list for in searches. …

Computer Maintenance 101

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Today, having a computer is more than an option. It is now a necessity. Almost every transaction today needs a computer. Communication and research are also done using a computer as well. Having a computer at home or in the office makes things a lot easier for everyone.

Of course, having a computer comes with maintenance. Buying a desktop or a laptop will cost money and the best way to make the most out of it is to take maintenance procedures in order to prolong the life of the computer.

Basically, a computer system comes with two components namely the hardware and software. The hardware refers to the tangible part of the computer which could be used to input or output data. An example of this is the keyboard and the printer. The software refers to the set of programs that command the hardware to perform specific functions. For example, there are programs intended for the operating system of the computer such as Windows. There are also those for photo editing and the video editing.

An effective computer maintenance plan focuses on the two components. For the hardware part, keeping the hardware clean and away from dirt must always be remembered. A lot of hardware malfunctions because of the dirt and dust that have entered inside it. Parts that need cleaning in order to function well include the screen of the monitor, nozzles of the ink cartridge for your printer, and surfaces of the central processing unit as well as the automatic voltage regulator.

As for the software, the computer must have a stable and reliable security system. This means that there must be an anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware program installed. All these programs protect the computer from attacks that could endanger not just the system but also the privacy of the users.

Software programs get updated from time to time. Make sure that the operating system & software installed are up to date – however keep in mind most programs do this automatically. This is especially true for security software programs as these are usually updated everyday to ensure updated security and protection.

Aside from the maintenance in the components, being careful when using the computer is part of the maintenance. Scan attachments before opening them. The same thing goes for downloads. Do not go to unsecured sites as most of these sites house viruses and worms that could infect the system

These are just few of the things necessary for computer maintenance. Make your computer work for a long time with these simple ways.…

Motorola Mobiles – Full of Features and Smart Look

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The handsets from Motorola are provided with the best possible features and that too, with extremely good looks. Although each and every device is brilliant in one way or the other, but the latest Motorola mobile phones come complete with innumerable user friendly applications. The Motorola A3100 is a good looking handset which comes in a classy black colored casing. The device is provided with a 2.8 inches TFT touch screen complete with the handwriting recognition feature. It has a 3.2 mega pixel camera which captures quality still images as well as the moving clips. Moreover, the gadget is provided with a second camera which facilitates 3G video calling with the other compatible devices.

The Motorola mobile phones come with the user friendly features and Motorola ROKR W6 is no different. The 3G Smartphone is equipped with a built-in music player which plays the music files in MP3 & AAC + formats. The handset supports MotoID music recognition facility. Apart from this, the built-in WAP 2.0 XHTML web browser assists the users with easy Internet access. The list of these capable gadgets goes on and on, and Motorola L800t enhances the value of the family to a great extent. The device is loaded with a 2 mega pixel camera which gives the resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The Smartphone works on the quad band technology which ensures worldwide roaming, depending on the user's chosen network service provider. It switches between GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 network bands. The user friendly handset is provided with the internal storage capacity of 64 MB. Moreover, the gadget is easy to handle as it weighs 110 grams and the package measures 117 x 49 x 15 mm. So, the brand name of Motorola guarantee high quality devices, flooded with as many updated features as possible. …