On bad days I whine about how hard it is to keep up with a blog (surprise: it’s harder than keeping up with newspaper writing), so when I see something like this it really reminds me of how lucky I am to be able to blog at all. And more, to be able to blog without being censored by my own government.
Next time you get your cellphone bill, think of this cheery little article that explains texting costs phone companies virtually nothing. And you get charged 5-15 cents per text.
You may want to have something fragile and expendable on hand to break at that point.
Which nation owns the most computers per person? It isn’t the U.S. I’m not sure if this is another thing I should worry about (omg, the economy is going down the tubes we’ll never catch up omg omg!!11!!) or if it’s more of a case of "Well you really only need one per person anyway, who do they think they’re impressing with 1.22?"
A report finds online threats to children are mostly overblown. That may be, but just because stranger danger isn’t as big of a deal in meatspace as people think doesn’t mean I’d let my kids go play in a train station. (Not that I have any kids.)
The report also states that bullying is really a massive problem online for kids. This doesn’t surprise me; I was bullied when I was a kid and was fortunate enough to live in the country. I have no doubt that if I’d lived in town I’d have been bullied more, and if they’d have been able to get to me online (like they can with modern kids) I’d have been bullied there too.