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Internet Safety for Kids

Internet Safety for Kids

This one is for the parents, caregivers, teachers, educators and anyone who knows a child they care about. It is important because the internet changes so quickly and kids often experience something before we (as adults) even know it exists. For many youngsters, the internet is a way of communication and community. For some, it can be exposure to content they

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7 Reasons to Love Social Media

7 Reasons to Love Social Media

Binary Tattoo’s message has always been to educate people about the technology they are using so that they can enjoy it while understanding the pitfalls and risks. As such, I find I tend to focus a lot on the negatives and why social media can be dangerous. This time I wanted to extol all the virtues of social media. I

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Self Quantification

Self Quantification

Self Quanti-what?? “Self Quantification” is a fancy way of saying “measuring and analyzing your life”. This is a huge trend in technology and it continues to grow. First we had machines that measured our data (step counters, heart monitors, sleep machines). Then we had applications that analyzed the data you entered (baby growth charts, running logs, calorie counters). Now we have

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Looks are everything

Looks are everything

  For those that missed it, or those that like things in writing, here is the gist of my Ignite Waterloo talk.   Looks are everything. This is not likely what your mother taught you. In fact, it was probably more along the lines of “it’s what’s inside that counts”, and that’s true when you get to know someone BUT

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Social Media and Your Health

Social Media and Your Health

A guest post today. The lovely people at Fix.com have shared their text and infographic on the effects of social media on your health. Like all good things, ‘in moderation’ is usually best. We all love social media. From Facebook check-ins to Instagram and Pinterest, there’s always a way to connect with others. But could it actually be dangerous for

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Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her

People often ask me what my opinion is on giving away too much information online. How do we decide what to keep private online and what to share? That decision is personal, and depends on your level of comfort. Some things to consider: Always check the privacy level of what you are sharing to make sure you have the expected audience (ie

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12 things you need to know about LinkedIn

12 things you need to know about LinkedIn

  In the Social Network world, LinkedIn is that serious older brother or sister that is always concerned about their career and never seems to have any fun. They don’t take goofy pictures or show you tonnes of videos of their kids BUT when you need advice or help with work, you can count on them to help. If you

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Get SoLoMo – Social Local Mobile

Get SoLoMo - Social Local Mobile

What is SoLoMo? It is a term given to new networks and applications that are social (allow people to interact), local (applicable to a specific city or within a certain distance from where you are) and mobile (connects with your device). So, why are they so popular? The opportunities are huge. Here are just a few uses: Locally based businesses

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Fakebook, Instasham and Outwitter

Fakebook, Instasham and Outwitter

I love to keep up with my friends, the news and local happenings on my social networks. But sometimes, it feels like I am missing out: everyone else is on holidays, they are always out having a blast, and their kids are simply perfect. On a good day, it is easy to see those posts and be happy for everyone.

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6 Places You Should Build Your Brand Online

6 Places You Should Build Your Brand Online

Wanting to create a brand online and not sure where to start? Here’s our guide to the top 6 places you should create a presence for personal use, clubs/teams, or your business. 1. Website A website is a great central hub for all things you on the internet. It can be the one place people are sure to turn up

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