Category: internet

May 31, 2018 / / internet

Life moves fast, it moves even faster online. “Now that the internet can easily be accessed worldwide, the data transmitted online each second is overwhelming.” (Digital Information World)

Lori Lewis and Chadd Callahan of Cumulus Media compiled data for several online sites and apps detailing what happens in a minute.

Every 60 seconds:

  • 973,000 log in to Facebook.
  • There are 3.7 million search queries on Google.
  • 481,000 Tweets are Tweeted on Twitter.
  • 266,000 hours are watched on Netflix.
  • There are 1.1 million swipes on tinder.
  • 174,000 users scroll through the Instagram feed.
  • 4 million Snaps are created on Snapchat.
  • 3 million videos are viewed on YouTube.
  • $862,823 is spent online.
  • 18 million text messages are sent.
  • 187 million emails are sent.
  • 38 million Messages are sent.
  • 25,000 GIFs are sent via Messenger.
  • 67 voice-first devices (Amazon Echo, etc.) are shipped.
  • 375,000 apps are downloaded.
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    December 1, 2015 / / Content creation

    Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.  Synonyms: Copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing. (Google)

    Using an image without permission or attribution is also considered plagiarism.  Violating image copyright can be a serious problem for you if you don’t understand the guidelines.  There are countless sites on the internet that provide images, Google even has an image search function.

    However, not all of these images are free to use.  It is important to understand that when you select an image from the internet and use it in your own Social Media updates, emails, website or blogs you need to make absolutely sure that the image is available for use in your publications. read more

    November 3, 2014 / / Digital Media

    My mother talks about the first time she heard the word “computer.” A television show explained how this machine could do advanced calculations faster than a human being. This computer was as big as a city block. She watched the program on her family’s black and white television.

    When I bought my first personal computer, it was exponentially more powerful than that early computer – it had a color display and was smaller than my mother’s television.

    Today, I carry an even more powerful computer in my pocket. read more