I’ve never been known for my patience, but lately it’s been even more obvious. My site started to become slower and slower and it was driving me up the wall. If you have to wait for 20, 30 seconds each time you click a button, the joy of blogging will diminish rapidly, let me tell you. It’s gotten a bit better, but I’m still not happy with the loading times.
We’ve become used to a superfast Internet and we get impatient if a site takes longer than three seconds to load. That is kind of funny if you consider that on my first computer, I had to load games via a tape recorder, which could take as much as ten to twenty minutes. Yes, the times they have changed.
It makes sense.
The way we gather and take in information has changed drastically over the last decades. If you wanted to learn something, it used to be that you grabbed an encyclopedia out of your book case or if you didn’t have one, you went to the library. Now all you need is the Internet.
So it makes sense that with those dramatic changes in how we find information, the way we process it has changed too.
I’ve had two Google Adsense ads on my blog Youth Leaders Academy for ages. They don’t bring in a lot of money, but they do contribute to covering the costs of my blog. I’d been thinking about getting rid of them and choosing some more ‘desirable’ ads myself, when suddenly I got a notice via email.
My account was being blocked by Google Adsense.
It was a short, standard email that didn’t give any reason why I was blocked, except for this generic ‘invalid activity’. So I searched online (yes, using Google – the irony!) and discovered that I wasn’t the only one who was blocked by far. It seems Google Adsense blocks sites on a regular basis and never, ever explains why.
Photography has been around for nearly 200 years, with the first photo taken in 1826 and the first color photo in 1861. And there have been many changes along the way: camera’s have gotten better, less expensive and ultimately digital.
The explosion of mobile cameras has led to a drastic increase in the amounts of photos taken…but has also brought forth complains from ‘real’ photographers that the art of taking a good picture isn’t appreciated anymore. Photoshop and other editing possibilities have made it possible to make beautiful statements out of mediocre pictures. Continue Reading…
Just yesterday, my husband and I were wondering how we did research before the Internet. With just a few clicks, we had access to all the information we needed, instead of going to the library, finding out that the book we really wanted was on loan or simply not finding what we needed in the first place.
Technological advancements have changed our lives dramatically.
But we don’t always realize just how much, until we are reminded of it. This infographic is a great reminder of many things we used to do, but don’t do anymore because of how technology has changed our lives.
When is the last time you used a public telephone? Written a note to someone by hand? Or used a phone book?
In all honesty, some of these I still do use. I still have a cd collection, I love sending people real post cards, I rarely buy shoes online and I still write love notes to my husband by hand. How about you?