Website Pioneers that Shaped the Internet

Website Pioneers that Shaped the Internet

The very first website went live on December 20, 1990, becoming the very first of the website pioneers in the digital age. Tim Berners-Lee, a British physicist, wanted to find a way for scientists and research institutes to easily access and share data. His site consisted of basic information about the World Wide Web project…

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Today's Teens Media Consumption

Today’s Teen Media Consumption

Teen media consumption is not uncommon because today’s teens and tweens spend their days watching TV, playing video games, listening to music, texting, and tweeting. Kelly Wallace of CNN reveals just how much time today’s teens actually consume media every single day, and the results may surprise you. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that promotes…

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Path to Success

Why the Path to Success Isn’t Linear

Many people believe that the path to success follows a linear path – a steady progression as you apply more time and effort. David G. Allan from CNN.com argues that the idea that the path to success is linear is almost never true in his article “Success Path Rarely Travels a Straight Line”. Realistically, every…

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Coca-Cola is Ditching Labels

Coca-Cola is Ditching Labels

Coca-Cola is ditching labels, and we should do the same. In his article, “Coca-Cola Sends a Message With Label-Free Cans,” Wyatt Massey of CNN explains why Coca-Cola their ditching labels and have removed their iconic logo from the product can. The new campaign encourages consumers to imagine a world without prejudice and advocates that “Labels are for…

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Who is Cutting the Cord?

Who is Cutting the Cord?

The answer to the big question about cutting the cord: Millennials, millennials, and millennials. Fed up with the pricing and customer service of local cable companies, millennials are creating a significant shift in the market place towards alternative ways to view traditional-television content. In Lindsay Rothfeld’s recent article, “Why Millennials are Increasingly Cutting the Cord,”…

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Facebook Judges Your Personality

Facebook Judges Your Personality Better Than Friends

Did you know it’s possible that Facebook judges your personality better than your friends and family? You make think nobody knows you better than your family and friends. Not necessarily, according to a CNN article about a study from the University of Cambridge and Stanford University, which found that Facebook judges your personality better. Collecting…

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Who’s Protecting Your Personal Data?

Who’s Protecting Your Personal Data?

CNN reported this month over 1.2 billion passwords were stolen by a group of Russian cyber criminals in the biggest personal data breach to date. This most recent massive personal data breach is unique because hackers chose to steal password information instead of financial information. Additionally, approximately 110 million Target customers’ data was compromised late last year. Companies…

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Tips to Increase Online Security

Tips to Increase Online Security

It’s easy to forget how much information is stored on mobile devices, tablets and computers. But massive hacks and cybersecurity failures have left millions confused and worried about how to increase online security and keep their personal information safe. Some consumers have stopped paying with credit cards since the large-scale security breaches at Target and…

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Your Home Security Footage May Be Used Against You

Your Home Security Footage May Be Used Against You

Smart home technology solutions have dramatically grown in popularity including home security footage, alarms, etc., but can these also be used against you? Smart home systems allow customers to control lighting, thermostat, recored home security footage and alarms directly from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Smart home users should be aware of the potential hidden…

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Eat24 Breaks Up With Facebook Over Promoted Posts

Eat24 Breaks Up With Facebook Over Promoted Posts

Facebook’s new algorithm for controlling new feeds has caused a food delivery website to “break up” with Facebook over promoted posts. Most break-ups start with one person bringing up the dreaded conversation ‘we need to talk.’ The person initiating the break up explains how it’s not you, it’s me. A food delivery website, Eat24, was…

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Smartphone Habits to Avoid

10 Smartphone Habits to Avoid

Our culture has evolved drastically since the introduction of the smartphone. Let’s face it, we’ve all become a bit rude and less social. Not to mention, people are abbreviating words, missing green lights, and bumping into others while walking and texting. Before the internet went mobile, we never imagined we would become victims to such embarrassing occurrences.

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Is Orbitz Steering Mac Users Toward Pricier Hotels?

Is Orbitz Steering Mac Users Toward Pricier Hotels?

What does your computer brand tell about your spending habits? Apparently, mac users’ preference tells online travel booking agent, Orbitz, how much you’re willing to spend on a hotel. In the recent article, “Is Orbitz steering Mac users toward pricier hotels?,” by Mallory Simon, Orbitz has allegedly created an algorithm to direct Mac users to…

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