How the Internet is Changing the Way We Communicate

How the Internet is changing the English language and the ways we speak

As a linguist and an ex-English teacher, the evolution of language has always fascinated me. Since the 15th century, the English language has evolved under the influence of technology but I would argue that this has been more in terms of style than structural changes to the language. The first big change came in the 15th century with the use of printing presses which introduced new standardized grammar, spelling and punctuation styles. In the 19th century, telephonyrought in new patterns of dialogue as people could speak to each other at greater distances. Radio and TV broadcasting in the early 20th century introduced us to new styles and thought us sports commentators, chat shows and interviews. However, it is the internet that has had a massive change both in the way we speak and how we write English. … Read More

Proxy Websites

I wanted to take a break form doing reviews and things like that today, this will be a semi-informative post regarding proxies. I'm sure many of you have heard to word used, and maybe and came across a website of two that is a proxy. Well what exactly is a proxy?

There are two different types of proxy. One involves editing something on your local machine. The other is just visiting the proxy website and putting in the address you wish to visit.

A proxy is a way for you to not only get privacy, it also is a way to view websites that are blocked on your network. Such as your school, work place, or even the library. When you use a proxy, or proxy website all of the information is transferred through that proxy instead of your local machine. This means not only a whole new level of … Read More

Computer Monitors – Choosing the Right Computer Monitor

Computer monitors are mainly used in displaying texts and images that a computer generates. They normally have carbon or plastic frames, and viewing screens made of glass. Able to display images in different formats, resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 pixels for SVGA standard to 1600 x 1200 for higher-end models.

Computer monitors also come in different types to suit specific purposes.

CRT Computer Monitor: CRT or Cathode Ray Tube monitors give you crisp and vibrant images best for office and home use. Some models even come with specialized screens that help in eliminating screen glare.

Flat-screen Computer Monitor: Flat-screen monitors have large screens for viewing with resolutions higher than CRT monitors. They provide sharper, brighter images with high contrast ratios and are viewable from both vertical or horizontal angles.

LCD Computer Monitor: LCD monitors make use of electronic liquid crystals in assigning brightness and color to every pixel in … Read More

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