The Influence Of The Internet On People’s Social And Psychological Realities

The influence of the Internet has caused a change in the way we communicate, learn and shop.

The Internet is probably most famous for the ability to spread information, fact or fiction. We were once limited to news editors of a local paper, then to national cable news. Now anyone can search the globe, visit local papers in foreign countries, and see the views of all sides. This ease of information has also brought with it a large amount of hoaxes, money schemes, and fallacies.

There is no question that easy access to the Internet, like the introduction of mail service and the invention of the telephone, has changed the nature of people’s connection to others in their social world. Mail made possible connections among people without physical proximity, and the telephone facilitated communication among distant people, making rapid connections possible across long distances.

But has this communication revolution changed … Read More

Top 5 Best Flash Websites Ever

5: NEOSTREAM Interactive

This is a great multimedia company with very nice animations. The preloader is great to watch and when it’s finished the fun really begins. The main figure on the page waits when you press a button but it’s so much fun to wait a second and hit the figure with your mouse a few times. If you’re ready (after a few minutes hitting), press a button and watch all the different animations. Because of the nice animations I had to click all the links one by one. A very nice flash website which deserves a number 5 place.

4: 2Advanced Studios

Who doesn’t know this website. I guess this is the most discussed website ever. Maybe most people think this is number 1 ever but I think differently because they didn’t update the site graphics for a long time. I think they need a new update with … Read More

Technology Integration in Your Classroom – For Beginners

The British comic writer Terry Pratchett once wrote that you could tell that his office was a paperless office because you could see paper everywhere. Classrooms, like offices, will never be 100% free of papers, but integrating technology in the classroom is making the idea of a “paperless” classroom more feasible. How much easier would your job as a teacher be if you didn’t have a multitude of papers, books, black line masters, flash cards, attendance rolls, notes-to-send-home-to-parents, handouts and quiz sheets to cope with? Technology in the classroom is becoming more and more extensive. It would be a rare classroom today that doesn’t have at least one PC or laptop set up with a good internet connection, possibly even wireless, and nearly every classroom has its own VCR or DVD player, or at least, there’s a player that’s shared between two or three classrooms, depending on who’s using it … Read More

Predicting the Futures Markets with Technology

The importance of market knowledge when try to maximize returns through spread bets
Financial spread trading is primarily based on your predictions of the future market movements of stocks, shares, commodities and forex markets. Financial spread trading can be cost effective provided you have the right knowledge of the current markets. The right spread trading strategies could guide you to successfully spread bet on different financial products, helping you maximize profits and limit your losses. You should invest time in gathering as much information about the markets and do a complete analysis of your chosen area. This should help you minimize the risk of losing your hard earned cash due to a lack of knowledge about the relevant market (s).

Clean Financial is a useful web guide to the current state of online financial spread betting companies in the UK and Ireland. You can find information on both the UK … Read More

Why Organizations Must Have a Good Computer Based Data Management System

Organizations have now become reliant on computer systems more than ever. Everyday transactions are now being connected through the use of computers, either through existing local area networks (LAN), or via the Internet. The need for connectivity with businesses both inside and outside the country also requires businesses to invest on a great computer infrastructure.

However, nothing is as pressing as the need for data management systems as the main reason for going computerized. There is too much information in the world today, that looking for ways to store them is actually a major issue. Organizations have to find a way to store information, ranging from employees' records, to salaries to receipts- something that can be done effectively by computers.

The size of a computer's memory bank and the capacity to build data centers primarily engaged in computers are two things that make a computer a great storage place for … Read More

Fashion Forward Wearable Devices Enhance Digital Runway

Have you watched a spy movie and wondered if the undercover devices they use on their missions, or the mechanisms helping them escape a nail-biting situation are realistic? Digital manufacturers are producing products in wearable technology, based on several ideas seen in spy and science fiction movies. Manufacturers are ensuring that their sleek and stylish designs will not sacrifice performance, attributes and efficiency for today’s personal use. Amazingly, these devices are gaining popularity every day and practically every household owns at least one.

The digital fashion runway is taking on a distinctive look with wearable device statements that are functional and in vogue. Today’s digital landscape is taking on a new social trend in the world of fashionable accessories. The future of wearables allows the user to take their technology with them for connecting to their daily lives, from gadgets for fitness and personal communications to infotainment (information-entertainment). How effective … Read More

The Basics of Website Design

When you are on the Internet, you cruise websites for certain kinds of information. You may know of a website that you are familiar with, or you may have to type in a keyword, to find the website that you need. No matter what website you find, the promise is the same, you find information on it and your browser displays this information. How does your browser know what to display? It goes by code. Your browser was created to recognize HTML (HyperText Markup Language). This is code is what the browser recognizes. When you type in the web address (URL) of the website you want to see, the browser finds the web page and reads the code associated with that page. It then displays the results on your screen.

HTML is basically a list of commands that tells your browser what to show on your monitor and where everything … Read More

IT Network Security – The New World’s Lock & Key

It’s another Monday morning at the office, you’ve just turned on your computer and logged in – all of a sudden you start to notice that your “Home Page” is changed, your computer is very slow and finally the internet connection is extremely slow…. Your IT Network has just been Hacked!

Security in the workplace has been an issue for years yet something commonly thought of as “internal security” such as cameras and locked doors. Today the world has grown and evolved into a computer driven technology, providing innovative e-criminals the opportunity to take advantage of this situation and they are benefiting by your lack of network security knowledge and use of older technology. Now more than ever, there are important types of security needs such as Firewalls, Network Lockdowns, Key Fobs, Passwords and so on, that are needed to secure a companies sensitive records, financial information and their basic … Read More

Direct TV Differentiates Itself From The Competition

On the surface, a lot of television service providers look the same. They all obviously provide television and claim to offer the best service, most channels, and most sophisticated technology. But one television service provider stands out above the rest. That television service provider is Direct TV.

So how exactly does Direct TV beat out the competition? It does it by distinguishing itself from the competition. The most noticeable distinction between it and most of it's competitors is that it's a satellite TV service and most other TV services deliver their television programming using cable technology. Satellite television technology provides a huge number of benefits to customers that cable TV simply can not provide. For one thing, a satellite TV service like Direct TV provides many more channels than any cable television company can. Satellite TV can also supply High Definition Television Programming much more easily than any cable service. … Read More

How the Internet Affects Traditional Media

Traditional Publishing, REST IN PEACE

This is the headline that greets you when you land on a web page erected as a memorial to commemorate the decline of Traditional Media. A photograph of a man who seems to be in distress and who’s possibly just lost his job accompanies this headline. If this does not paint a bleak picture, go on to read the 548 headlines that all sing to the same tune as the following:

  • Bad Times: NYT Says Revenue Fell 13.9% Last Month

    – Forbes.com

  • Men’s monthly magazine Arena to cease printing after 22 years

    – Guardian.co.uk

  • Cosmopolitan UK publisher to cut 100 jobs

    – Guardian.co.uk

There’s even a website entitled Newspaper Death Watch that chronicles all the publishing and newspaper houses that close down. All rather morbid wouldn’t you say?

The Deadly Spell

Let’s take a quick look at Traditional Media and how the Internet cast it’s … Read More