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spyware (1K)The Spyware Who Loved Me
By Deborah Maisonet

Spyware is costing the world billions of dollars in computer damage; identity theft and time spent removing it... Spyware is a spying device that allows the controller to gather and monitor information about a computer user's surfing habits. The purpose of spyware is to take partial control of your computer or to intercept data from your computer......[more]

Navigating The Internet
By Deborah Maisonet

Many of us sail through our lives blissfully ignorant of the reason our web addresses start with the code "http://". Increasingly we think it is superfluous because when we omit entering it into the address line of our browser, usually we arrive at our destination regardless.......[more]

flash (12K)Flash Technology

Flash is a technology that allows you to put animated presentations and demos on the web. Designers love it because it shows off their multimedia skills, to say nothing of increasing the amount they can charge for the site. Business owners often think it makes their site look impressive and make their business appear to be on the cutting edge........[more]

The Universe of Bits & Bytes
By Deborah Maisonet

In this universe of bits and bytes that we call the Internet, words have enormous power. Your writing ability is the single most important weapon you can wield in cyberspace. Using words like "you", "we", "us", and "our" makes a message more personal. Everyone who reads your message should feel as if the message is directed specifically at them. So choose your words wisely because, there is no voice inflection, body language or eye contact to help close the sale.........[more]

Plug Ins
By Deborah Maisonet

You've probably noticed that just about any application of any significance these days has the capability to be expanded in some way. Usually these are called plug-ins, i.e.: Windows 2000, Outlook 2000, Active X, and Adobe Photoshop.........[more]

ebay (3K)How To Do It eBay
By Deborah Maisonet

eBay is the world's largest trading community where millions of people buy and sell millions of items every day. Most of the selling on eBay occurs in an auction or Buy It Now format. The person who chooses to Buy It Now or the person who placed the highest bid at the close of an auction gets the merchandise.........[more]

The Technology of Blogging
By Deborah Maisonet

Linking is the only constant in website promotion. It was the first form of promotion and it will always and forever be the core of any successful website promotion campaign.

As the world around us is constantly in transition, humans have always looked for better ways of living and growing as a species. The information Age has helped our society in innumerable ways...........[more]

Digital Tidbits
By Deborah Maisonet

We've all heard the talk about how links pointing to your site are a very important part of search engine strategy; what you may not have heard are the details. You don't just need links, you need the right kind of links. Why are links important? For several reasons:..........[more]

The Domain Name System
By Deborah Maisonet

Every machine on the Internet has a unique identifying number, called an IP Address. A typical IP address looks like this:

When the Internet was in its infancy, you could only make connections by providing the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer you wanted to establish a link with. This was fine when there were only a few hosts out there, but it became very unwiedly as more and more systems came online...........[more]

desktop (2K)Biz Bytes
By Deborah Maisonet

In this rapidly changing information age, you are continually bombarded with the idea that you need to upgrade your hardware and software, or it will be obsolete. It seems that as soon as you have purchased and installed a new system, or some needed software, a new technology arrives to once again demand more of your hard-earned money..........[more]

Ms. Deborah Maisonet will be keeping the Black community updated on the most current in technology and Internet etiquette. Visit regularly for new information that could help you pursue a more positive technological lifestyle.

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