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Today is Safer Internet Day, a worldwide awareness event to find ways to make the internet safer for everyone on it. As a leading internet service provider across Canada, TekSavvy is committed to supporting our customers in having an outstanding and safe experience with their internet… We’ve teamed up with our friends at MediaSmarts to provide some great resource for adults and kids alike that show how you can be safer on the internet – today, and every day after.
At the risk of sparking controversy, I would like to briefly address the so called “social code” that governs how we communicate in the digital world. Broadly referred to as “Netiquette”, or the “Golden Rules for the Internet”, I recently discovered an article in The New York Times that addresses the extreme complexity of trying to define proper behavior on the Internet.
Have you ever had the experience where you go online to check something quick and innocuous like an address or a movie review only to find yourself being sucked into the black hole of the Internet where time seems to stand still? Come on, be honest, there is nothing to be ashamed of, we are all TekSavvy friends here!
The Internet’s come a long way in the last 20 years. I remember having to coordinate with my parents’ phone call schedules so that I could jump online to MySpace or MSN Messenger with the revolutionarily high speeds of dial-up. If I was lucky, I could even get enough time online to download a couple of songs before someone picked up the phone and knocked me off my connection.
From time to time a security bug or vulnerability emerges from the woodwork and sweeps quickly across the Internet. But it’s been a while since we saw much on the scale of Heartbleed , a newly-discovered vulnerability that has created a stir in the blogosphere and in the news.
On February 13th, 2014, I attended the TEDx event in Chatham-Kent. Already a huge fan of the critically acclaimed TED talks, this smaller version, entitled “Small Towns, and Big Ideas” did not disappoint. Although the presenters were as diverse as night and day and ranged from software product marketers and IT specialists to Broadway performers and stand-up comedians, there was one common thread; they all credit the Internet as the catalyst that moved them from ordinary to extraordinary. By harnessing the power of digital technology, they were able to capitalize on small Ideas in very big ways.
When I stepped away from TekSavvy last June, I thought I'd reset the clock a little, and work on my health, leave Marc at the helm and see where it went from there. Weeks 1 and 2 went by and I really enjoyed the much-needed downtime. Then the infamous idle hands set in...
Man, was I bored! Having promised myself that downtime, I set off to tackle slower paced projects, which I enjoyed very much (and in which I am still involved). Alas, my old world called. Hell, it yelled!