Your Social Media Posts Do Not Belong To You

By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer ~



In the video below, Mark Cuban warns us about the biggest mistake we don't know we are making on social media. You will hear the real reason he made this video at the 4:18 mark. For those first 4 minutes and 18 seconds, Mr. Cuban is artfully employing a tried and true sales tactic called FUD - Fear, uncertainty and doubt. If he can cause even just a little fear, uncertainty or doubt, he may make you believe that you need to be protected from whatever is causing it.

GoDaddy's Social Outreach Made this Customer Feel Important

GoDaddy


By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer ~



I want to give a shout out to *Heather* at GoDaddy. I wasn't having a good time yesterday. My GoDaddy website was down. I talked to two different support people while trying to figure out how to get it back up and running.


Crowdsourced Web Safety


By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer ~


Web of Trust (WOT) is a unique, community powered website rating system. Global communities of millions of users rate websites for safety based upon their experience. The WOT browser plug in then uses a simple traffic light metaphor to warn you of potentially unsafe sites. It also allows you to add your rating for several criteria of safety.


I Survived Without Windows For a Whole Week

By Tom Ledford | The Practical Computer


No Windows Allowed
No Windows Allowed


I started with the goal to use Ubuntu Linux on my computer exclusively for a week. I wanted to go seven full days without using Windows. I knew the only way I can learn about new software, especially operating systems, is to dive in – to make it necessary to survive using only the tools and software available in my new Linux environment.