Category: Internet

May 05 2009

How to Overcome Information Overload 1

Between the television news, email, the radio, the print media and internet blogs, chat rooms, news feeds and social media not to mention text messages and good old fashioned phone calls, it’s amazing we ever get anything accomplished these days.

In fact, the average person spends about nine hours a day using some sort of media, according to a study conducted by Ball State University.  That’s a lot of information!

Technology is supposed to be saving us time and hassle, but it can actually be increasing the work load, and our stress levels too.

So here are a few tips to overcome information overload.

#1  Set priorities.  Gleaning information from multiple sources is a good idea if you’re writing a report or a book. However, if you’re simply looking to access the local weather and traffic report, one medium can surely provide that information.  Set your information priorities, and then determine the single one or two sources to acquire that information each day.

#2  Choose the right tools and resources to fit your priorities.  There are wonderful tools available today to help you gain quick access to the information you need.  For example, a DVR will let you record predetermined television shows.  An RSS reader will let you pull feeds from blogs and websites you subscribe to. Google will let you label your email messages so you know which ones are important, and which ones can wait until later. Google and Yahoo will also let you set a desktop dashboard to aggregate news, blogs, weather, and so on, all on one start up screen on your computer.

Dec 04 2008

The Truth about Avoiding Scams

Scams go all the way back to the beginning of time and they aren’t going away. Today however with technology around, the scammers job is easier, enabling them to reach out from anywhere around the world and take advantage of more people in half the time. No matter how smart you think you are, you can easily become a victim.

The Truth About Avoiding Scams arms you with everything you need to protect yourself. With this valuable resource you will learn:

* The truth about recognizing today’s newest scams–online and off

* The truth about safeguarding your money, health, and reputation

* The truth about phishing, vishing, pharming, slamming, and more

Author and lawyer, Steve Weisman offers quick, bite-size facts and information about every type of fraud, from identity scams to computer-based fraud, travel and health scams, phony educational loans and scholarships, and more.

A few specific scams you will learn about are:

* The new epidemic of “affinity fraud”

* Up-to-the-minute guidance on avoiding illegitimate online dating services

* “Cramming” and other phone frauds

* Tax and Social Security scams

* Employment, home repair, and investment scams

If you want a practical guide to what these dozens and dozens of scams are and how they are worked against you, this book is for you.

Let’s face it, we live in a time where scammers have many new tools to trick you into giving them your money, or deceive you into providing them the tools they need to steal your identity from you.

The Truth about Avoiding Scams provides helpful, clear, and concise information about 61 scams you are likely to face just because you live in the modern world and are on the internet.

Scams are everywhere…now discover exactly how to protect yourself with

The Truth about Avoiding Scams

Sep 25 2008

How the internet handles new media

Here is a really interesting presentation on how the internet handles new media. We certainly have an exciting future in store for us.

How the internet handles new media