Remember how much revenue and jobs the MPAA claims to have lost from online privacy?
After all, these were the cold hard numbers used to propel SOPA and PIPA to Capitol Hill.
But, how did the MPAA come up with the figure of $58 billion lost in the U.S. economy and 373,000 lost jobs?
Watch as Rob Reid shows how Copyright Math works at a recent Ted Talk:
I listened in on a webinar last week that stemmed from the information in a study on American congregations from 2010, conducted by Faith Communities Today. The original study surveyed over 28,000 congregations between the years 2000 and 2010. The webinar I took part in was designed to release and report a sister study titled Virtually Religious: Technology and Internet Use in American Congregations. This report pulls from the information gathered in the Faith Communities Today study to identify trends in technology use in American congregations.
My question, having read and listened to the report, is when will we catch up?
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Smartphones have invaded all parts of our lives.
Movie theaters, concerts and church services.
Here’s one church’s humorous take on the matter:
Whether you are writing up an email for business or personal use, we all look forward to that moment when we hear back from them. The question is, are you writing the best email to get a response?
The infographic below offers great tips for those who email regularly. If you maintain a blog or company newsletter via email, pay special attention to the second part of the infographic.
Here are the highlights:
- We receive 147 emails and spend 2 1/2 hours on them, but delete 71 of those messages in 5 minutes.
- We write 40 emails a day, but only take 72.3 seconds per email.
- The best time to send and read email is 6AM.
- Avoid using words like ‘confirm’, ‘join’, or ‘press’ and use words like ‘apply’, ‘opportunity’, and ‘connect’ for better results on getting a response.
This isn’t only something that will affect you from March 1st and forward, it will also affect your Google Web History up until, now.
If you want to keep Google from combining your Web History with the data they have gathered about you in their other products, such as YouTube or Google Plus, you may want to remove all items from your Web History and stop your Web History from being recorded in the future.
Google can learn a lot from your web history and search data, such as:
Letters of Note is an inspiring and thought provoking blog.
Almost everyday, they share a letter, postcard, telegram, fax or memo from the past. Not just any letter, of course, but a letter worth noting. You may remember this post on ChurchMag from them, before, a letter from David Ogilvy on the habits of a good copywriter.
Just this week, Letters of Note shared a very interesting letter from Bill Gates to then-CEO of Apple, John Sculley. Gates encouraged Apple to license their hardware and OS to other companies.
Five months after he sent the memo, Windows 1.0 was released. Microsoft’s decision to do exactly as Gates had recommended to Apple resulted in market domination. Had Apple taken Gates’ advice, things could have been so very different.
It is a curious question. Would things have gone differently?
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said:
My daughter’s favorite possession is now her Nook Color tablet.
She had initially wanted a Nintendo 3DS, and had shown enviable discipline in saving enough money to purchase one outright. But, after checking out her mom’s Nook Color and weighing the additional costs of purchasing games in addition to the device itself, she started to waver.
First, it was the games.
We are fairly well invested in Android games. I had lived vicariously through Amazon’s Free Android App of the Day promotion and had amassed quite the flotilla of time-wasting apps: Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, Monopoly and Enchanted Forest — all free to her.
She could also browse the web, and since the NC serves as a wi-fi tablet, it allows us to control her internet usage. Toss in Netflix, free word processor software and calculator for homework and she had pretty much made up her mind. When she found out that a refurb could be had for significantly less than the 3DS, she was sold. She had one request of SuperGeek Dad: she wanted access to her Kindle eBooks, and her electronic Bible.
The Pirate Bay has moved to an .se domain for safety as many other pirate sites have sunk or run ashore.
However, Eric Limer from Geek O System has found that even if The Pirate Bay disappears on the horizon, the ghost ship will keep sailing: