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  • The Pint People: A Short Story

    going through a rough time and just went into some kind of "shell", or self-imposed isolation. I would often feel very bad about this and wondered why they didn't reach out to me or tell me. I would have been there for them if they had. To make matters worse, they would actually turn it back on ME by accusing me of being so self absorbed that I just couldn't understand what they were going through. Um, helloooooo?! Of course, not! I AM NOT A MINDREADER!!! Other times, they would avoid me because they were pissed off over something I had said or done, but they never thought to actually tell me. Basically, they had really crappy communication skills. This would bring up so many of my issues. I would start believing them and thinking that all those awful things my mother accused me of while growing up, were all true. That I was self centered, selfish, unkind, and mean. Oh, my God! I really am a horrible person! When this friend graduated from college they went on to grad school in another state, and soon after that we lost touch. Fast forward to the spring of 2011 and all of a sudden I get a message from them on Facebook. What a surprise! I had often thought of this friend and tried locating them throughout the years, without any success. (I know all you Millennials out there will have a difficult time believing this, but before there was social media, all we had was the phone book and 411. True story.) This person said that they had been looking for me as…

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  • The Benefits Of The Internet

    one of the slowest and most expensive internet speeds. Japan, whose internet bandwidth averages 81 Megabytes per second (MBPS) is very cheap at $0.40 per MBPS compared to the pricey and slow internet speeds of the U.S at 15 MBPS for $5.66 per MBPS. That is almost six times slower and 14 times more expensive than Japan. There are many possible solutions ranging from expensive options such as Google Fiber, Sony ‘Nuro’, Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and inexpensive options like local service providers…

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  • Prevention Of Cyberbullying

    The internet is a tool that people can use to access information. The internet came into use during the 1990s and is known as the world wide web. Cyberbullying started when the internet became a common tool for anonymous users to say upsetting words without thinking of the consequences. Because the internet has only been around for less than twenty years, cyberbullying is a new term that has only been used during the last twelve years. Moreover, most recently the term has been associated with…

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  • The Influence Of Texting And Mass Communication

    likely doing internet related activities, like social media, on line shopping, or reading the news. Internet is everywhere now; most people have it at the touch of their fingertips with the multiple of mobile devices they own. It’s the twenty-first century and although we do not have flying cars as predicted, we have an advanced internet network. The internet has grown rapidly over the past decade compared to other technologies, like television and telephones, that took more than double the…

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  • Essay On Life Event

    impacted their reactions to the event. Life Event The life event this paper will focus on is my mom’s struggle with internet addiction. I toyed with a few different ideas, but settled on this one because it would be the most interesting to write about while still being an easy topic to fit in to the requirements of the paper. This event affected everyone in my household, which came out to be four people. It occurred in…

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  • The Importance Of The Digital Divide

    Gr11 ICT Research Task 1.Define the digital divide in your own words. Ans ( “The Digital Divide, or the digital split, is a social issue referring to the differing amount of information between those who have access to the Internet (specially broadband access) and those who do not have access.”) Digital divide is the divide between the people who can use technology and benefit from it and the people who can’t . 2. What causes the digital divide? (Include differences in technology and areas of…

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  • The Importance Of Lifeline Programs

    disadvantaged with subsidized access to phone service is getting an upgrade to include subsidized internet access as well. In a perfect world this would be a wonderful addition allowing those without access at home to receive a lifeline for important tasks regarding civic participation and education, unfortunately things are not so simple. Though providing access at home is a step in the right direction, there are many other factors to consider, and many more effective ways to use taxpayer…

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  • Computer Effects On Children Research Paper

    Computers: The Effects on the Mind and Development Decades ago a computer in every home was just a thought, now it is a reality. Computers are used more and more each day in schools and homes. According to the United States Census Bureau, 75.6 percent of homes in America are equipped with a computer (see fig. 1). Schools are also using the internet and computers as an aid in classrooms. This means that not only are children using the computer at home, they are also using them more and more…

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  • Mark Zuckerberg: Making The World Is Connected To The Internet

    Did you know that only one-third of the world is connected to the internet? That is 2.7 billion people. Internet.org is a project Mark Zuckerberg, along with six other software and electronics companies, is working on to bring the other four billion on-board (Rusli). The intention is to bring aid to less developed countries by giving them free basic Internet services, such as weather, news, health information, and of course, Facebook. According to Mark Zuckerberg, the objective is to make…

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  • Stephenson High School Case Study

    At the end of the 2015-16 school year, Stephenson High School announced that it would be implementing Google Chromebooks at the start of the following school year. The fast-approaching change was a shock to students and staff alike, and each conveyed their opposition to the new technology. Stephenson had been reliant completely on hard copy worksheets and textbooks for as long as anyone could remember, but the structure was to transform entirely over the course of one summer. Chromebooks…

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