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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

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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... 

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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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How to Monitor Fake News - The New York Times

How to Monitor Fake News - The New York Times | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

"The Mueller investigation is shining a welcome light on the Kremlin’s covert activity, but there is no similar effort to shine a light on the social media algorithms that helped the Russians spread their messages. There needs to be. This effort should begin by “opening up” the results of the algorithms.

"In computer-speak, this “opening up” would involve something called an open application programming interface. This is a common software technique that allows different programs to work with one another. For instance, Uber uses the open application programming interface of Google Maps to get information about a rider’s pickup point and destination. It is not Uber’s own mapping algorithm, but rather Google’s open application programming interface, that makes it possible for Uber to build its own algorithms for its distinctive functions.

"The government should require social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to use a similar open application programming interface. This would make it possible for third parties to build software to monitor and report on the effects of social media algorithms. (This idea has been proposed by Wael Ghonim, the Egyptian Google employee who helped organize the Tahrir Square uprising in 2011.)

"To be clear, the proposal is not to force companies to open up their algorithms — just the results of the algorithms. The goal is to make it possible to understand what content is fed into the algorithms and how the algorithms distribute that content. Who created the information or advertisement? And to what groups of users was it directed? An open application programming interface would therefore threaten neither a social media platform’s intellectual property nor the privacy of its individual users."


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'MicroMasters' Surge As MOOCs Go From Education To Qualification

'MicroMasters' Surge As MOOCs Go From Education To Qualification | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The future shape of graduate and executive education is being shaped by the surge of “MicroMasters” on edX, to which 1.7 million students have registered. The number of programs on offer has exploded from one to 46. This is the kind of exponential growth that disrupts and rebuilds industries.
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Vermont becomes fifth US state to boot up its own net neutrality rules • The Register

Vermont becomes fifth US state to boot up its own net neutrality rules • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Governor Phil Scott signs executive order as battle lines are drawn
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CLOUD Act hits Senate to lube up US access to data stored abroad • The Register

CLOUD Act hits Senate to lube up US access to data stored abroad • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
That's 'Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data'. Nice
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Roses are red, Facebook is blue. Think private means private? More fool you • The Register

Roses are red, Facebook is blue. Think private means private? More fool you • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
NY court rules pics can be accessed if relevant to litigation
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FCC inspector general sticks corruption probe into chairman Ajit Pai amid $4bn media merger • The Register

FCC inspector general sticks corruption probe into chairman Ajit Pai amid $4bn media merger • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Fine line between free market and favors for pals
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Get an appointment from Trump and make your pals rich, rich and richer off ordinary citizens and consumers.

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FCC Says Releasing 'Jokes' It Wrote About Ajit Pai Colluding With Verizon Would 'Harm' Agency | Dell Cameron | Gizmodo.com

FCC Says Releasing 'Jokes' It Wrote About Ajit Pai Colluding With Verizon Would 'Harm' Agency | Dell Cameron | Gizmodo.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

At its own discretion, the Federal Communications Commission has chosen to block the release of records related to a video produced last year in which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and a Verizon executive joke about installing a “Verizon puppet” as head of the FCC.

In a letter to Gizmodo last week, the agency said it was withholding the records from the public in order to prevent harm to the agency—an excuse experts say is a flagrant attempt to skirt federal transparency law.

The video was played at an annual dinner hosted by the Federal Communications Bar Association in December, days before the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality protections established under the Obama administration. Gizmodo published a leaked video of Pai’s speech taken from inside the event, where no media cameras were present, on December 8th.


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Cybercriminals are using new tactics to spread Ransomware GandCrab

Cybercriminals are using new tactics to spread Ransomware GandCrab | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Ransomeware GandCrab uses two vulnerability kits, distributed by RIG EK and GrandSoft EK. Surprisingly, researchers at Malwarebytes Lab said the typical suite payload is just the latest Ransomware GandCrab opted not to require payment of ransom in bitcoin but instead used Dash to encrypt money to find payment.

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How to Get Listeners to Push Play on Your Podcast [Examples From Boss Brands]

How to Get Listeners to Push Play on Your Podcast [Examples From Boss Brands] | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Reap the benefits of a podcast in your content marketing mix. Be inspired and learn from these brand success stories – Content Marketing Institute
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Nearly two dozen attorneys general sue to block FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules

Nearly two dozen attorneys general sue to block FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The expected wave of litigation is part of a three-pronged approach to undue the repeal.
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Burger King Whopper-splains net neutrality’s repeal in new ad

Burger King Whopper-splains net neutrality’s repeal in new ad | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Net neutrality may be too abstract an issue for many people to revolt at its repeal. So the brand illustrated it in language Americans can grasp: fast food.
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Smut site fingered as 'source' of a million US net neutrality comments

Smut site fingered as 'source' of a million US net neutrality comments | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Bad news for the FCC because the site has 55 staff and doesn't hand out email addresses
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Tech giants' payouts go to everyone but affected citizens. US Supremes now urged to sort it out • The Register

Tech giants' payouts go to everyone but affected citizens. US Supremes now urged to sort it out • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
AGs cry foul over Google's $8.5m class-action settlement
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From tomorrow, Google Chrome will block crud ads. Here's how it'll work • The Register

From tomorrow, Google Chrome will block crud ads. Here's how it'll work • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Consider it a wakeup call for websites – it's time to end the scourge of awful banners
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Worth a read if you don't want your ads or site blocked.

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New York lobs $210m at telcos to hook up 120k homes, businesses with bumpkin broadband • The Register

New York lobs $210m at telcos to hook up 120k homes, businesses with bumpkin broadband • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Funny story – Verizon didn't care until they were told other ISPs might do it
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As GDPR draws close, ICANN suggests 12 conflicting ways to cure domain privacy pains • The Register

As GDPR draws close, ICANN suggests 12 conflicting ways to cure domain privacy pains • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Whois and ICANN – the Sonny and Cher of internet policy
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Roses are red, Ajit Pai is tickled. Broadband from SpaceX gets him out of a pickle • The Register

Roses are red, Ajit Pai is tickled. Broadband from SpaceX gets him out of a pickle • The Register | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Musketeers to launch first internet satellites this weekend
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John Perry Barlow, EFF Co-Founder and Author of 1996 Cyberspace Manifesto, Dies at 70

John Perry Barlow, EFF Co-Founder and Author of 1996 Cyberspace Manifesto, Dies at 70 | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and author of the 1996 manifesto, “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace,” has died. He was 70 years old.
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Net neutrality: 'father of internet' joins tech leaders in condemning repeal plan | Technology | The Guardian

Net neutrality: 'father of internet' joins tech leaders in condemning repeal plan | Technology | The Guardian | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and other industry luminaries tell US lawmakers proposal to end safeguards is based on misunderstanding of internet
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Verizon says it won't invest tax cuts in upgrading network or new jobs, will just keep profits | Walter Einenkel | DailyKos.com

Verizon says it won't invest tax cuts in upgrading network or new jobs, will just keep profits | Walter Einenkel | DailyKos.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Remember how FCC chair Ajit Pai told everyone that repealing net neutrality protections would boost investment by big telecoms? Remember how the Republican Party told you corporations like big telecoms would invest their big tax breaks? Yeah, about that.

"Verizon reported $17.2 billion of capital expenditures in calendar year 2017, with the net neutrality rules in place the entire year. In 2018, with the net neutrality rules about to come off the books, Verizon says its spending will come in slightly below or above that. Even at the high end of Verizon's forecast, the spending would not exceed its total of $17.8 billion in 2015, another year in which net neutrality rules were in place.

"Capital spending for 2018 will be in the range of $17.0 billion to $17.8 billion, including the commercial launch of 5G," Verizon said today in an announcement of its year-end financial results."

And getting that free tax money is good for one thing—profit.


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Twitter has been ignoring its fake account problem for years | Mathew Ingram | Columbia Journalism Review

Twitter has been ignoring its fake account problem for years | Mathew Ingram | Columbia Journalism Review | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

The New York Times published an article earlier this week describing how a number of celebrities, athletes, and even politicians—including a member of Britain’s House of Lords who is also on Twitter’s board—bought fake Twitter followers. An online company sold fake accounts by the hundreds of thousands, including some that were copies of existing accounts owned by real users.

A follow-up article by the Times suggests Twitter has gotten rid of about a million fake followers following the original story. But this is only the latest in a series of exposes on the black market of fake accounts. Buying followers is a practice that is almost as old as Twitter itself. So why hasn’t anything been done about it until recently? Money.


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The FCC Hopes its Empty Dedication to Rural Broadband Will Make You Forget it Killed Net Neutrality | Karl Bode | Motherboard.Vice.com

The FCC Hopes its Empty Dedication to Rural Broadband Will Make You Forget it Killed Net Neutrality | Karl Bode | Motherboard.Vice.com | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

FCC boss Ajit Pai hopes that a hollow dedication to rural broadband will make Americans forget the agency sold them out on net neutrality.

Since taking office, Pai has routinely insisted that his top priority is closing the digital divide and improving broadband speed and availability. Unfortunately, for those stuck without adequate broadband, his actual policies often undermine this goal.

Since taking office, Pai has eroded programs that bring broadband to the poor, gutted media consolidation rules, helped dismantle broadband privacy protections, killed efforts to bring more competition to the cable box, rushed to the defense of prison monopoly price gouging, passed rules protecting business broadband monopolies, and gutted net neutrality.
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Excerpt:  Since taking office, Pai has eroded programs that bring broadband to the poor, gutted media consolidation rules, helped dismantle broadband privacy protections, killed efforts to bring more competition to the cable box, rushed to the defense of prison monopoly price gouging, passed rules protecting business broadband monopolies, and gutted net neutrality.
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15 Website Design Best Practices for 2018

15 Website Design Best Practices for 2018 | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
You’ll never have a second chance to make that first impression – which is why your website’s design is undoubtedly one of the most critical things you should pay attention to.

Within 3 seconds, website visitors will decide whether to engage with your website or leave. Even though your website is probably chocked full of quality information that the visitor would be interested in, the general flow and look of your site can be the deal maker or breaker.

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A CBS-Viacom Merger Is A Tougher Sell Than It Used To Be

A CBS-Viacom Merger Is A Tougher Sell Than It Used To Be | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Though CBS and Viacom have been linked at potential merger partners for years, such a transaction makes less sense now.
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