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The life and times of the WWW

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 by

Imagine you’re trying to learn about cats using a computer. You do a keyword search, only… nothing comes up. Perhaps you’re not using the right keywords? Are you sure the information is even on this computer? Finally, someone gives you a floppy disk, but it turns out your computer can’t read it, so you go to a different computer. Now you have a new problem: you have no idea how to use the software. You give up on all this computer stuff and ask someone to teach you about cats over a cup of coffee.

Welcome to sharing information in 1989. Thankfully it’s not that hard these days, thanks to Tim Berners-Lee and the invention of the World Wide Web, an application that is crucial to viewing content shared over the internet.

Let’s take a look at just how much the WWW changed the internet that we use today. (more…)

A backup today keeps the tears away!

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by

Every year just before April Fools’ Day, World Backup Day takes place on March 31st. Unlike April Fools, World Backup Day is no laughing matter—it’s an important reminder for people worldwide to back up their personal data!

We all have important data on our computers, phones, and tablets. There’s photos of our family and friends, contact information, important documents, and much more. No matter how careful you are, it’s very easy to lose that data. Accidents and hardware failures happen, phones get lost, viruses and malware destroy (or ransom) your files, and disasters can occur. (more…)

Safer Internet Day – How to handle Cyberbullying

Monday, February 6th, 2017 by

What is Safer Internet Day?

The internet is a big part of our lives and everyone has a right to feel safe online. Safer Internet Day is held annually to promote the safe and respectful use of digital technology and to take a stand against cyberbullying. To make the date easy to remember, it’s held on the 2nd day of the 2nd week of the 2nd month every year. (more…)

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