I keep hearing stories of parents whose children gave away their credit card details to some strangers on the Internet. Every time something like this happens, I try to imagine how it would be like if my children gave my credit details to somebody that I do not know. It seems that there are many malicious Internet users out there who would do anything to encourage your child or children to give away your personal details.
One advice is to teach your children to never give any personal information to anybody on the Internet. If your children want to use your credit card details to pay for an online game for example, supervise the transaction yourself.
While the biggest reward of blogging is the fact that you can share your thoughts with the rest of the world, there are also other things that some people hope to achieve. Maintaining a blog can be quite expensive, especially if you spend money on promotion and web design. That is why making some money from your blog is often necessary to keep it online. Here are my thoughts about blogs targeting a small niche, and their ability to make money:
- You have a small audience, because you just target a particular niche. This does not mean you will not have many visitors, but you need to keep this in mind. You have to focus in order to avoid writing off-topic posts.
- There are not many affiliate programs to choose. On the other hand, those which will really fit into your site can give you a big profit. It is all about targeted advertising.
- It might be harder to have other sites linking to you, so consider link exchanges with sites dealing with a similar topic. Such sites may be very pleased that you are suggesting a link exchange, as they probably do not receive such a request very often. On the other hand, sites dealing with very popular topics might have a lot of competition, and may not be that eager to agree to a link exchange.
Watching TV shows online is very convenient because you can watch a show at whatever hour you want. You can also decide which episode you want to watch. If you like a particular episode a lot, you can even watch it a few times. I believe that the Internet will be a place where more and more people will watch TV shows. At the same time, people will be watching regular TV less and less. When it comes to TV shows being hosted on the Internet, unfortunately most of the cases indicate that it was being done illegally. Currently, this trend is changing and sites like Hulu.com offer free streaming of many popular shows to the public, and so far it looks like all of the files are hosted legally.
Those who play computer games probably heard of a computer game called Diablo 3 which sold 10 million copies. I just wanted to post a short article that I wrote a few years ago in which I was predicting that Diablo 3 would be released. It was interesting for me to read it so I am posting it here. Here it is:
Before you get your hopes up I just want to say that this is not official news, but rather I suspect this will be the case, because of a recent event. I am talking about the domain name diablo3.com which Blizzard became suddenly interested in. The site diablo3.com was run by a fan, who invested many years in perfecting the site and accumulated 25,000 community members. Blizzard requested that the site be transferred to them. What is interesting and troubling at the same time is that the webmaster of diablo3.com didn’t request any money for it, even though he had the right to do so in my opinion. In any case, the fact that Blizzard acquired diablo3.com suggests that Diablo 3 is on the way!
It is not a secret that not all websites on the Internet are suitable to be seen and visited by children. Children are some of the most vulnerable Internet users and they should be in my opinion supervised at all times while spending time surfing the Web.
There are even some unscrupulous people on the Internet preying on children hoping that they will fall victim to their elaborate scams. It is very easy to convince a child to do something bad like sharing the credit card details of his parents or even many other things that can be bad for the children. If you are a parent, I want you to be aware of that and I want to encourage you to supervise your kids at all times.
I keep hearing that people who are new to the Internet have problems with various issues such as scammers for example. Since they are new to the Internet, they don’t know how to protect themselves from all those dangers lurking at every corner. Most if not all will fall for all the free offers that cost them an arm and a leg before they realize it. The opportunities are endless for scams and just about any type of advertising is allowed.
One problem I have with the Internet is that the Web is in no way regulated by anything. There is no government to enforce any laws and there’s no justice system in existence. Everybody can do whatever he wants without the fear of being punished for it. People have absolutely no shame knowing that nothing bad can happen to them even if they cheat people. Even if somebody catches them in person, they can easily make a run for it without any or almost any consequences at all. They know that simply nothing bad can happen to them and that they can run away easily if they want to.
It is not a secret that more and more people around the world use English as their second language. You do not have to be a statistic expert to know and see that. English is currently the most widely used language on the Internet as well, and recently even Asian internet users use it on a large scale. The Internet and its popularity have largely contributed to the broad use of English. People for hundreds of years have been looking for ways to communicate with each other, but could never find a way to do it. Not until now. Knowledge of English is also essential if you want to work online. Not knowing English in an English speaking world can be a huge disadvantage. The good news is that you can choose whether you want to learn English or not, as there are a lot more places offering English courses. It is really great to see the world coming together in unity, and Internet is a prime example of that. The opponents of Internet may not fully realize how much Internet has changed the world. It is easy to have friends from all over the world, or even meet your second half on the Internet.
Do you have a computer case that you really like? In my opinion a computer case should fit with the style of the room, just like furniture. This is especially true of computer cases that are rather large. A lot of computer cases these days seem to be black and silver which means that they can perfectly fit the style of many rooms in modern households. However, the question that you need to ask yourself is whether they would fit the style of your room? If your room has pink walls and pink curtains, not every computer case will look nice in such a room. It is very important to remember to check how the case of your computer will look like before you make a purchase. Some cases also come in an irregular shape, and some of them might not be suitable for some rooms.
Some bloggers chose a niche that is the most promising when it comes to earning money. Others, chose a niche in which they are really interested in. If you choose a niche in which you are interested, there are going to be many advantages. Here is a short list:
• You will not have to do a lot of research. Since you are interested in the subject of your blog, there is a big chance that you already have knowledge to write many posts with little or no research.
• Higher productivity. Your expertise will make your work more valuable, since you know what you are doing. This will result in more work done in less time.
• Having more satisfaction. You will have more satisfaction doing what you like.
I think that it is clear that choosing a niche in which you have an interest is a good idea.
One of the things that I like about the Internet is that it offers so many things for free. You can easily find movie clips that you can watch for free, you can download freeware software, and you can visit most websites without spending a dime.
There are also many Internet users that enjoy playing games. There are various casual online games that can be played for free. They range from arcade to strategy games. Everybody can find something for himself and that is really great. Many games allow to chat with other players while playing games. This makes playing such games even more involving.