Archive for January, 2013

Celebrate Safer Internet Day

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The internet has managed to permeate every aspect of our lives and that presence can be quite awe-inspiring. But it can also be quite dangerous. With the insurgence of smart phones, the World Wide Web is in everyone’s pocket. Connecting with loved ones has never been easier with email, social media, and video calling. The internet should be free and open, but not at the expense of your safety.

When it comes to children and the internet, vigilance is the key. In several studies, there is quite the generational gap in understanding the power of the web. Most teenagers, children, and senior citizens admitted that they wanted to know more about the internet and how to be safeguarded.

Safer Internet Day is an annual holiday that promotes the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones among children and young people. It will be held on February 5th, 2013 as a worldwide push to show people how to navigate the internet safely with these helpful tips.

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The Power of Property Search Public Records

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Are you in the market to buy a residence? Whether you’re looking to buy a house, apartment, or condominium, you owe it to yourself to do the work and ensure that you’re getting the property you think you’re getting. If you have a great relationship with a realtor, you can rest assured that you’ll get quality information from them. However, their job is to sell houses, and your job is to learn everything you can about a property before you buy it.

Consider the simplicity of online public records from PeopleFinders.com with vast amounts of information about property searches and background information on housing, neighborhoods and more.

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Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

It is easy to become overwhelmed during the holidays. There are parties to be on time for, a long list of presents to buy and wrap, not to mention the responsibilities of your actual everyday life. It is tempting to shop online because of the convenience and low prices. However, this is prime time for hackers to take advantage of your busy schedule and lack of time. If you aren’t careful, if you don’t stay vigilant, identity theft can happen to you. One simple slip or a thoughtless mistake may result in a big headache later.

Identity theft is a problem with a multitude of damages. The repercussions of this issue can linger for years and in the worst cases, it can leave you ruined financially. Attempting to take back your identity is very difficult, so prevention is really the best option.

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Be Your Own Detective

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

On January 6, 1854, a literary character was born. It was some years later before he was recorded in print, but the character born on that day has reshaped the way the modern world has looked at a detective. Sherlock Holmes, I presume?

It wasn’t until a story set in 1914 suggested the birth of Sherlock Holmes, placing him at age 60. At this point in his life and career, he had solved several crimes and endured many terrific adventures with Dr. Watson. To this day, Holmes and Watson remain popular figures in both contemporary culture as well as the literary classics offered in novel and short story form from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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