Telemarketers

December 29, 2005 at 9:23 am (News)

Not all telemarketers are annoying. Sometimes they save your life, too.
Telemarketer call a lifesaver for man, 85 — Page 1 — TimesUnion.com

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How men and women use the internet

December 29, 2005 at 8:21 am (News)

BBC NEWS | Technology | Gender gap alive and well onlineInteresting article about how men and women use the internet diffrerently.

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Dangers of blogging

December 29, 2005 at 7:58 am (Blogging, News)

CTV.ca | Liberal’s comedown shows risks of blogging

Here’s an example of why to be careful when you’re blogging, especially if you’re political. Don’t say anything on your blog, you wouldn’t say to a reporter.

Liberal’s comedown shows risks of blogging

Updated Wed. Dec. 28 2005 7:28 PM ET

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OTTAWA — Bloggers cannibalizing one of their own by exposing the offensive Internet musings of a Liberal party executive during a contentious federal election campaign should be a lesson to politicians and parties alike, says one expert.

What’s written in the far, dark reaches of cyberspace is often more permanent — and damaging — than you think.

“I think it’s going to be a lesson for everyone to be a little more careful with what they do,’’ says Tamara Small, a political and Internet studies doctorate candidate at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.

“It’s this warning to people that blogs are in the public sphere.’’

Michael Klander’s downfall from executive vice-president of the federal Liberal party’s Ontario wing followed an online avalanche of condemnations over nasty remarks made on his Internet web log.

Klander compared NDP candidate Olivia Chow to a chow-chow dog under the heading Separated At Birth on his blog, which has been taken down.

The blog also referred to NDP Leader Jack Layton, who is married to Chow, as an “asshole,’’ among other offensive remarks aimed at other officials and party politicians.

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