Archives For December 2011

According to a survey, a staggering one out of every two WiFi users in the UK admit to accessing and using someone else wireless internet network without permission. There is a big misapprehension that ‘borrowing’ a bit of someone else’s bandwidth is at the worst cheeky and not illegal but this is not the case. Using an electronics communications service with the intent to avoid paying is an offence under the Communications Act 2003.

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We’ve all had one of those difficult days when you  need to let off steam or have a rant! Lots of us use social networking to let people know how we’re feeling or what we’re doing. Although we’re all obviously entitled to a life outside of work, there are some instances when what you do in your spare time can be relevant to your employment.

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The evolution of Facebook from its first conception to where it is at the moment may seem world’s apart. Nevertheless, big change is afoot! The 22nd September saw leading lights at the Facebook Developers conference (known as f8) unveiling plans for a radically redesigned Facebook page which will be called the Facebook Timeline. This rework will swap the single column of status updates and allow a more holsitic view to be available as it can show events and media right back to your date of birth. At an interview regarding the rework, Mark Zuckerberg commented “[that its]…a great way to discover all the things people have done their whole life”.

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Enjoy the internet safely: Click Clever, Click Safe

The internet is a great way to see more, learn more and have lots of fun. To help you enjoy it safely, you should follow the ‘Click Clever, Click Safe Code’. It’s just three simple things to remember that can help keep you safe when you visit your favourite websites. This initiative was concieved from a group of over 150 stakeholders including the BBC, ChildNet, Disney, Facebook, Google, the Internet Watch Foundation, Microsoft, the NSPCC, Samaritans, Vodaphone and Yahoo!.

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Spam…

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‘Spam’ is a term which is given to people using digital delivery systems to deliver bulk unsolicited messages indiscriminately. It is prudent to remember that we will never be able to stop all spam coming into the college.

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Email correspondence can be a problematic and unlike having a ‘face to face’ conversation, can have more weight behind it as there is time to consider a structured response as well as the recipient not being able to judge the emotional state it’s conveyed in. However, there are a few simple things to remember that can help you.

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