Sharing the Internet With Your Teens

The Internet is a source of fascination for teens. Put yourself in their shoes for a moment. Remember when you were that age, and the world lay at your feet, or you thought it did. Really, it was just your neighborhood or your high school. Teens today really do have a world at their feet. It is a virtual world, granted, but that does not make it any less influential.

It is a supreme challenge for parents to get up to speed on the Internet. Teens do not have that problem, the Internet moves at the speed of teens-that is, much faster than the average parent.

This is a disparity that needs addressing because the Internet is not only like the world in your living room, but it contains all that is dark and threatening about that world, and that is a threat that you are going to want to remove from your living room.

And your teens are probably not going to come forward and ask for help, unless you create a climate where that feels appropriate.

One of the first steps towards this climate is a parent that actually knows something about how the Internet works. An unworkable power imbalance exists in the family where the parents are Internet virgins and the children are anything but.

This means that we parents are going to have to roll up our sleeves and get in there, at least deep enough so that we become conversant on the ways of cyberspace.

By making ourselves aware of what the Internet is all about we reinstate ourselves as useful guides for our teens. If we do not they will wonder this alternately wonderful and sinister landscape alone, without protection.

So, now, when we roll up our sleeves and head purposefully towards the computer station, it is important that we leave behind our inner policeman. We need to come as friends or our teens will respond by going underground and there they will meet unsavory characters that we would not approve of.

Resist the temptation to kit out each of your teens with their own little desktop. I know this view is unpopular but, like separate TVs in each bedroom, it fragments a family, dissipates the nucleus of the home and makes it extremely difficult to know what is going on without having to effect random bedroom raids.

Try to restrict yourself to a computer station in the common area of ​​the house. This means that the family is together in their virtual endeavors. While you're about it, one TV in the common area is also a positive step for family interactions.

I like to call it family surfing. This is what you have to do to create an environment where you and your teen will be able to discover, together, the good and the bad and the ugly that all live on the Internet.

Your teen is illegally to sit at your feet and ask for an informative lecture on the possible dangers …

Computer Monitors – Is Higher Resolution Better? Part 3

The Hidden Problem

Your monitor outputs the signal it receives to the best of its ability. Your computer outputs as many frames as it can. However, the cable that connects the two together is normally the cheapest piece of junk your monitor manufacturer could find. Even if you bought an aftermarket cable, unless you really did a lot of digging, aftermarket cables are also often really expensive and still pretty terrible.

Each frame is data, 30 frames at 1080p is a lot of data, 60 frames of 1080p is twice as much as 30 frames. Now in part 2 we learned that 4K is four times as many pixels well it is also four times as much data per frame. This can add up to huge amounts of data being sent down the cable connecting your monitor and gaming PC. Your cable is probably not up to the task of transferring 4K video much less supporting higher frame rates.

There are four major types of video cables used in gaming PC’s; VGA, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort.

VGA is a bare minimum cable incapable of supporting high frame rates and resolutions.

DVI is much more complex with multiple versions of the cable but only the latest versions of it are capable of supporting HD video and frame rates.

HDMI is the most popular type of video cable. It is most commonly found in just one type but there are different types of HDMI connectors but more problematic is that there are now three types of HDMI cables and there is no way to tell them apart. Standard HDMI can’t support HD video, High Speed HDMI can support HD video, and the new HDMI 2.1 or 48G cables can support resolutions up to 10K at 120hz.

DisplayPort is the newest type of cable and is growing rapidly in popularity especially in PC gaming. It has one type of cable and two types of connectors so it is much simpler than other HD capable options. It natively supports 4K video at 120hz.

Now at first glance it seems like you have three good options but hidden problem is that the manufacture of these cables is almost completely unregulated and meeting the minimum specs is the only requirement not the complete specification. So a High Speed HDMI cable may support 1080p but chances are it won’t support 4K because it’s not required to in order to be labelled High Speed. The same thing applies to DVI and DisplayPort cables. Don’t worry though! You don’t need to spend a fortune for cables either. In fact most expensive cables are still bad cables!

Just get your cables from Monoprice.com and you will get the highest quality cables with the highest data transmission rates I can even find for prices cheaper than most cheap cables you can find! I don’t work there I just hate bad cables.

What does this have to do with upgrading to a 4K monitor? You need to have the right cables for …

Do-It-Yourself Search Engine Optimization

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is big business. If you rely on search engines to bring visitors to your business website, you need to rely on more than luck. Your business will lag far short of its potential beyond your site is optimized and re-optimized for search engine results.

What is search engine optimization?

SEO is optimizing your website for search engines, acquiring inbound links, and monitoring your traffic and referring links to use them optimally. SEO is also studying and monitoring your competitors' techniques.

The goal of SEO is to bring in targeted traffic that is organic, ie, from search results. When people type in a keyword or phrase that you've optimized your site for, you want your site to appear on the first page, preferably high on that page. Good SEO results in increased traffic without the cost and time spent on advertising.

The SEO industry

Where there's a need, there's an industry ready to help you spend money on that need. SEO firms charge from a few hundred dollars up to six-figure amounts to optimize your site for search engines.

If paying thousands of dollars to an SEO firm is not in your budget, consider using SEO packages to optimize your site yourself.

A combination of SEO tools is needed to get the best results. The SEO packages described below offer a variety of tools to help you optimize your site for search engines.

SEO tools compared

While we've listed numerous features of each SEO tool, these comparisons are summaries only.

Internet Business Promoter (IBP)

Known for their link popularity tool ARELIS, IBP also produces a three-step suite of tools to help you promote your website:

1. Page optimization

o Generate, analyze, and edit keywords

o Optimize for the top 10 search engine rankings

o Optimize the title, link texts, and other parts of the web page

o Validate the HTML

o View the site via a spider simulator

2. Page promotion

o Submit your site to search engines and directories

o Search for sites that might add a link to your site

3. Results tracking

o Verify search engine positions automatically

Price: $ 179.95 or $ 349.95.

LinksManager

Links Manager is designed to help users manage reciprocal linking. It does not require any software downloads, and current links pages can be imported into it. Some of its features:

Link organization and formatting

o Organize your links into multiple categories, subcategories, and "most popular links" lists

o Store the links on your own server

o Highlight newly added and featured links

Link management and tracking

o Remove dead links temporarily via a dead link checker

o Check whether or not reciprocal links at other sites exist

o Rotate links automatically

o Deny link submissions according to the criteria you set via a blacklist

o View the most popular keywords on your links pages

Price: $ 19.95 a month.

SEO Administrator

SEO Administrator automates website promotion with tools that can do these tasks:

Keywords and site visitors

o …

Computer Monitors – Is Higher Resolution Better? Part 1

The Pixel Problem

We live in a world where everyone wants more and bigger is better. But we also know that is not always true! No one wants a bigger pimple or more STD's! Sometimes having more is just pointless. Like more of the tools that come with furniture you need to assemble yourself. Pixels are the same way. The human eye can only perceive so many pixels. Imagine pixels as sand. When you are standing on the beach you can see the grains of sand but when you are standing on a cliff looking at the beach you may know its sand but you can not actually see the grains anymore. Pixels work the same way. Get close enough and you can see that a pixel is actually smaller red, green, and blue lights working together to make you see a different color when you are further away. Get far enough away from your monitor and all you will see is a light in the distance. So the real trick is sitting at the optimum viewing distance for your computer monitor. That is determined by the resolution and the size of the monitor. The higher the resolution the smaller the pixels, the larger the monitor the larger the pixels.

So knowing those two pieces of information you can find out the optimum viewing distance. This is because the human eye can only perceive details as small as 1 / 60th of a degree of arc but I'll spare you the math and provide a few examples.

Monitor Size ——– Aspect Ratio ——- Resolution —– Optimal Distance
22.5 "========= 16: 9 ========= 1080p ====== 2.9 '
22.5 "========= 16: 9 ========= 4K ======== 1.5 '
30 "========== 16: 9 ========= 1080p ====== 3.9 '
30 "========== 16: 9 ========= 4K ======== 2.0 '

So as you can see any further away than 1.5 feet from a 22.5 inch 4k monitor and you stop seeing 4k anyways. Occasionally you get to 1080p around 3 feet. In between 1.5 and 3 feet you do have better than 1080p, although this introduces a new issue. Operating systems are not built for resolutions higher than 1080p which causes the text on a lot of the interface to be visually smaller. While there is software to help this it does not fix all text and often causes other text to be much larger than necessary.

When you are sitting closer than optimal distance you see all the possible details with no loss in quality. In order for you to truly enjoy a 4k monitor you need a very large, very expensive monitor and all the hardware to support gaming at that resolution which is also very expensive. …

Learn C Language To Clear All Your Basics

If you wish to make a career in the IT field, then you must know all the basics. This is the basic requirement to insert your foot into the world of IT. The basics of IT software start from the HTML. HTML stands for Hyper Text Mark-up Language and it is the most basic and effective languages ​​that you have to understand in order to perform well in the IT field. The other basic requirement that you have to fulfill is, learn C language. C stands for Compiler, which means that this language will compile all the codes in order to create something substantive. The C language is perhaps the most basic versions of the languages ​​today. There are many advanced versions of C language available today, such as C ++ and C #. Where C is the oldest of the languages, C ++ has the advantage of being a step above the C.

The C ++ language is also known as the Object Oriented Language. Then comes the C #, which is the most advanced versions and can be easily related to Java. The best features of C languages ​​are that they can be used for developing web based applications. I would also like to mention that the computer programming is not everyone's cup of tea. People who work on computers work hard, but they hardly move from their desks. The computer programming task is brainstorming and eye torturing, so everyone can not do it. If you like working on computers now, then believe me, you will run away from it after a few years. But, if you still want to make a career in this field, then it is important for you to have an in-depth understanding about the C, C ++ and C # languages. You require a PC with decent configuration in order to learn these things.

I would recommend you to take a professional training to learn these languages, rather than trying it yourself. You may be able to learn a lot of things through video tutorials, but there is a specific pattern to learn all the things, which you may not be able to know if you learn through the internet. A training center will be able to guide you through each and every step related to these languages. If you want to learn a single language, then I would suggest that you should go for C # Programming. Many students and working class people look for the professional training centers who can teach every single detail about this language. It is so important to have a complete knowledge about C # in order to achieve success in the programming world.

There are many other platforms available today, but the converging point remains the same. No matter if you learn PHP, ASP.Net, Java or any other Programming language, you need to learn C, C ++ and C #. I would also like to mention that it is essential to find the right training center, …

Corporate Website and Social Media Disclose Price Sensitive Information

Don’t you agree that the way Google’s chairman recently announced changes in their top management structure is creative and innovative? Some CEOs and Investor Relations managers might think that this does not suit them. Instead of the widely known and traditional approach of announcing the changes in a press release distributed by paid PR wire services, Eric Schmidt made the announcement on Google’s official corporate blog and with a message on his personal Twitter account, which has more than 230,000 followers.

New ways of disseminating financial disclosure information

This approach is not only innovative and creative. As IR Web Report researched, it’s also in compliance with local regulations, as it should be. In the USA, companies like Google and Microsoft are changing the way they disseminate their financial disclosure information. They are using their own websites instead of PR wire services, or they are using the wire services merely to distribute short advisory releases that link back to the full-text information on their corporate websites.

If replacing paid PR wires for corporate websites as primary channels for price-sensitive information in combination with social media is a growing trend in the USA, will companies elsewhere in the world follow this trend?

Online + social media strategy for financial communication

If research would show that investors, analysts and the media rely on companies’ own website or distribution lists for information, why would companies want to continue to pay for press release wire distribution services? If they would discontinue to pay for the wire services, it would save companies a lot of hassle and money. It would also give companies the push they might need to further develop their online strategies for financial communication, including social media, whereas at the same time still being compliant. You could even argue that it may not even be prudent for companies to continue relying on paid PR wires to meet their obligations.

Local compliance rules are leading

It goes without saying that companies need to comply with local regulations for fair disclosure. In the Netherlands for instance, companies need to issue a press release, using media that can disclose the information instantly and efficiently. As far as I know, in The Netherlands, the Google example would trigger a call from the AFM (Autoriteit Financiële Markten) to request the company to issue a press release instantly (providing the company is listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange). Would it help if companies talk to the authorities about the changes we see in the way our financial stakeholders are getting their information? Because if the only reason for companies to use paid wire services would be to comply with the rules, then maybe this year it will be time to challenge the authorities to change the rules.

What’s required to narrow the gap with Google?

In order to be able to follow Google’s example, firstly companies would need to have websites or blogs that are compliant and they would need to meet certain standards. I know from experience that …

Increase Website Traffic – Get a Website Traffic Increase With Article Marketing

Are you looking for a way to create lasting targeted traffic that will convert into sales? Do you want to build a funnel of traffic to your website, blog, or affiliate links? There is one great way to increase website traffic that is easy and free. You can get a website traffic increase with article marketing by following the steps below.

Start with step one, which is to pick your niche. This can be anything you want, but the best choices are always things that you know something about and have a passion for. After you choose your niche you need to figure out what you are going to write about. You should also set a goal for how many articles you are going to write each week.

The second step is to start writing. You should write and submit one article at a time. It is best to start with 2 or 3 of the top article directories (Ezine Articles, Search Warp, and Go Articles), then after you have wrote and submitted a few articles you can take one and submit it all over the web to every single free article directory you can find.

The last step is to write some more. You will never get the increase in website traffic that you are after if you just write a few articles. You need to be submitting new articles on a regular basis. Articles have a life cycle that starts with a good amount of views and traffic for you right off the bat, then they fall in the directories and your traffic will come slower, but from time to time you will get website traffic increases from newsletters and other sites using your articles.

The article writing and marketing game is not a hard one to play. You will see a real website traffic increase in about a month or two of writing and you will see an increase in website traffic right off the bat when you submit your articles. The best part is articles never go anywhere and the longer they are out there the better chance they will spread across the web and increase your website traffic even more. …