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Is Internet Addiction Real? - Facts & Infographic

Is Internet Addiction Real? - Facts & Infographic | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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Here are the signs of Internet addiction. Learning to balance the internet and computer into daily routines is a challenge for many people. Some get so frustrated they decide to avoid, never use or get rid of the internet and computer use in general.

 

Many go through a fairly long term obsession because it does seem that if you do not spend a good bit of time with the computer in a range of ways you do not master it well. I have seen in our family after the obsession there seems to be a fading off of obsessive use over time. Sometimes just because life happens and there is no time, but also because a certain level of success happens and it requires less time to maintain skill than develop initial skills and knowledge.

 

This article does not address the fact that many online friends we never have or would even want to have dinner with DO share common causes for real and are passionate about these causes when many of our families and real friends do not find them interesting and are not passionate.  These efforts to make the world a better, more just place to be are a very important function of the web.

 

The time spent on the web at work or at home can also help stimulate growth and inspiration for your work. I connect with others in my field and they inspire me and spark ideas. I am the only one at my job and does what I do....Many only appreciate what they do or certain select people in the dominant areas are doing. Connecting during the work day online can encourage a person to stay on task and reach for a higher goal by this contact to online networks in the same field of work. Real life contacts can often take the wind out of your sails. Online you can seek uplifting, informative,  inspirational contacts and info where onsite you must take what you get.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:45 PM

Maps of the World (a great website for maps!) also does weekly polls. This infographic is the 59th Fryday Poll, and it begins with a definition of addiction from the Merrian-Webster Dictionary and then goes on to explore a range topics including:

* A Generation of Internet Addicts

* Is Internet Addiction a Mental Disorder

* Facebook Addiction

* Gaming Addiction 

and much more. A variety of resources were used in creating this infographic (including a survey they offered on their website, Facebook page and through Twitter). The site does provide a link to a text only version and it says that version will provide references, but it was not working when I check it out.

Paula Arenas's curator insight, March 3, 2013 10:59 PM

Adicta a internet... naaaaa... 

Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too
Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems from government and corporate over reaching.
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Net neutrality defenders actually fine if Internet users decide what goes fast - Washington Post (blog)

Net neutrality defenders actually fine if Internet users decide what goes fast - Washington Post (blog) | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
NPR (blog) Net neutrality defenders actually fine if Internet users decide what goes fast Washington Post (blog) As the Federal Communications Commission wraps up its open comment period for its net neutrality proceedings, AT&T is in with its...
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Very interesting development! Take a while to look it over. Good short history lesson included as well.

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Latest stage of net neutrality's war of the words ends with no victors - FierceEnterpriseCommunications

Latest stage of net neutrality's war of the words ends with no victors - FierceEnterpriseCommunications | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Maximum PC Latest stage of net neutrality's war of the words ends with no victors FierceEnterpriseCommunications But with content providers, access providers, wireless providers and service intermediaries all clamoring to claim the mantle as the...
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Wanted: hackers to help the EFF make Wi-Fi routers more secure

Wanted: hackers to help the EFF make Wi-Fi routers more secure | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Digital rights organisation launches Open Wireless Router software and encourages developers to test, develop and improve it Continue reading...
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The Surprisingly Savvy Weird Al Internet Machine - The Atlantic

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Like Leno's couch, some stops have become obligatory on the Internet publicity tour.
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Sympathy for the Devil: Comcast on Net Neutrality

Sympathy for the Devil: Comcast on Net Neutrality | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
We try (our hardest) to view the debate from the ISPs' perspective. (Sympathy for the devil: Comcast on net neutrality http://t.co/T7HqM7P9AO)
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Here is an attempt to see neutrality from the industry point of view.

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Mesh networking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mesh networking

A mesh network is a network topology in which each node (called a mesh node) relays data for the network. All nodes cooperate in the distribution of data in the network. A mesh network can be designed using a flooding technique or a routing technique.

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Creative minds are looking for ways to leave our ISPs out of the loop if the FCC lets them get greedy this month and approves this fake Neutrality Plan.  The good news would be the idea that if the FCC doesn't declare the internet a common carrier then they would have no authority to stop these type of ideas either. Nor would the FTC because this would be the opposite of a monopoly and anti-trust. 

 

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In rural CataloniaGuifi.net was developed in 2004 as a response to the lack of broadband internet, where commercial internet providers weren't providing a connection or a very poor one. Nowadays with more than 30,000 nodes it is only halfway a fully connected network, but following a peer to peer agreement it remained an open, free and neutral network with extensive redundancy.


Zigbee digital radios are incorporated into some consumer appliances, including battery-powered appliances. Zigbee radios spontaneously organize a mesh network, using AODV routing; transmission and reception are synchronized. This means the radios can be off much of the time, and thus conserve power.


Building a Rural Wireless Mesh Network: A DIY Guide (PDF)

In early 2007, the US-based firm Meraki launched a mini wireless mesh router.[4] This is an example of a wireless mesh network (on a claimed speed of up to 50 megabits per second). The 802.11 radio within the Meraki Mini has been optimized for long-distance communication, providing coverage over 250 metres.

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The Pirate Bay founders are building a P2P internet | KitGuru

The Pirate Bay founders are building a P2P internet | KitGuru | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The Pirate Bay has been shaking up the internet for over a decade at this point, first by helping popularise torrents, then by its founders continually fighting
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Sailing into very new waters in 2014

It works by “sharing all of a site’s indexed data as P2P downloadable packages, that are then browsed/rendered locally,” said a Pirate Bay insider to TorrentFreak. “It’s basically a browser-like app that uses webkit to render pages, BitTorrent to download the content while storing everything locally.”

Granted, this will mean you’ll need to store entire sites (at least some of them) permanently, as whether you access them or not, if others want to, you’ll need to serve that data to them. This would be fine for most, but for some sites with masses of video content, a clever system would need to be implemented so we don’t all fill our storage drives caching 0.0001 per cent of Youtube’s video library.

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The Commons As a Fount of Hope By Richard Swift | Investigating ...

The Commons As a Fount of Hope By Richard Swift | Investigating ... | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

[2] She believes that: “we live in a web of social relations infused with norms and values; we are intrinsically co-operative and as a result collective action is possible and may lead to sustainable and equitable governance practices.

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This explores what a commons is and how it can be best developed.

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Pew study: biggest threats to internet in next 20 years are ...

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Speaking of control, several experts also noted that more corporate control over the Internet could also choke off the free flow of information. ...
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Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet - Salon

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet - Salon | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Salon Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet Salon So far, 2014 has been nothing but grim for the principle known as “net neutrality” — the idea that the suppliers of Internet bandwidth should not give preferential access (so-called fast...
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Internet Censorship Explodes - Google Receives 250,000 "Removal" Requests | Zero Hedge

"He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past" - From George Orwell’s 1984.
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NSA data sweep intercepted conversations of ordinary internet users

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When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary internet users, both Americans and non-Americans,...
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Rich countries pay zombie fishing boats $5 billion a year to plunder the seas

Rich countries pay zombie fishing boats $5 billion a year to plunder the seas | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The industrial fleet that now drags the high seas for fish has a combined engine power 10 times stronger than it did in 1950. Its nets are so huge that they're sometimes big enough to hold 12 jumbo jets. And it is largely thanks to this all-out assault on high-seas fishing stocks that two-thirds of those stocks (paywall) are at the brink...
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Could Net Neutrality Affect Your Internet Bill? - Refinery29

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Could Net Neutrality Affect Your Internet Bill?
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Even if you haven't exactly had your ear to the ground, you've probably heard the term “net neutrality” this year. Still, the concept isn't as straightforward as we'd like.
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Sure it will! If it wasn't going to fill some big pockets with lots of cash these fat cats would not be spending millions to have the net play in their favor. There will certainly be big, big winners and the consumers, citizens, small business or self producing/promoted creative artist will all be the big losers if net neutrality as it has been goes away.

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Snowden implores hackers to focus on protecting users' rights

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The NSA whistleblower has criticised the focus on encryption as being a good start, but not going far enough in helping users Continue reading...
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RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that's tuned for viral content

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compnaRebelMouse, the social-aggregation platform founded by Paul Berry — the former chief technology officer at Huffington Post — is relaunching as a full-fledged publishing system designed for media companies who want to control the social ecosystem around their content

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This is a really interesting article that gets you thinking about how to get what you say and develop to go viral. It is a report from a

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Net Neutrality Faces Backlash!

Thom Hartmann discusses net neutrality with James Gattuso, Senior Research Fellow-Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation Website: www.heritage.org If you liked this...
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FCC Deluged With More Than 1 Million Comments About Net Neutrality - TheWrap

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TheWrap FCC Deluged With More Than 1 Million Comments About Net Neutrality TheWrap It urged the FCC to ban service providers from favoring one company's content over another or from charging content providers extra to access a “fast lane” to...
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More than a million tell the FCC to not use Wheeler's idea of neutrality that allows fast lanes for big payers and leaves everyone else in the slow lane.

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Why Net Neutrality Matters to You (And What You Can Do to Protect It)

The debate, now explained with jokes!
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Do it! Call, Fax Email or even Snail mail if you miss today's deadline for public comments or get the net they describe here on this video. Public Comments due Jul. 15th Think it can't happen? Why did it happen to every other major communication system in history? Actually most system started strongest at the top and came down to the public to a certain degree then were bought up by the wealthy few. But always it was mainly the messages the wealthy few want people to hear.

 

The wealthy few wouldn't touch the net at first. It was Kick started with the federal government tax dollars and moved ahead by curious young people and eventually the public. Now that we have all raised it to what it is today the wealthy few wish to take it for their own to get back control over the message people see and hear. Don't let it happen! We can stop it! We keep having to stop it so we now need a law or Internet Bill of Rights as Tim Berners-Lee describes to keep Internet access equal and rewarding and useful to all people. That is the way he designed the WEB to be. Join the fight for the Internet and you can stay posted and be the first to know what is going on and what we need to do. No cost to do this but your effort. 

 

 

Whether you are on the left, right or middle we will not be having these crossover conversations or even connecting ones without the open WEB we have had…. Media matters! Please help by speaking out and spreading the word!

 

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Time is running out to speak up about Internet 'toll lanes' - Houma Courier

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Stuff.co.nz Time is running out to speak up about Internet 'toll lanes' Houma Courier The Federal Communications Commission is about to allow Internet providers to charge tolls for speedy access unless we raise our voices to get the agency to...
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The deadline is July 15th…please speak up about this.

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What on Earth Is Going On at the FCC? A Guide to the Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

What on Earth Is Going On at the FCC? A Guide to the Proposed Net Neutrality Rules | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The main battlefield for the net neutrality fight right now is at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a “rulemaking” underway this summer, which asks for public comment about a new set of proposed rules that the FCC claims will protect the open Internet.
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Researchers asked 1,400 experts to describe the biggest threats to ...

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Speaking of control, several experts also noted that more corporate control over the Internet could also choke off the free flow of information. Many expressed support for network neutrality — the idea that all content on the ...
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Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor - Ars Technica

Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor - Ars Technica | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Ars Technica Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor Ars Technica University of Washington Oceanography Professor John Delaney first proposed the idea for NEPTUNE in the mid-1990s, sensing the Internet's...
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Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m

Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Commuters into London from Brighton, Kent and Portsmouth as well as services into Manchester and Leeds likely to benefit (Trains to get free high-speed internet at cost of £90m http://t.co/zEiZ93b4JQ)...
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Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet

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Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies to store Russians' personal data inside the country in an apparent move to pressure sites such as Facebook and Twitter into handing over user information.
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