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Scams: What’s In A (Registered) Name?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on March 6, 2016 in Internet |

I haven’t come across this scam too often, but it does the rounds now and then so it’s also worth mentioning. It consists of a mail, such as the one below, appearing to come from a private company concerned with registering domain names, company names, trademarks and similar and is always in China. Since everyone […]

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The Strictest Auction Terms And Conditions?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 18, 2016 in Internet |

You think you have it hard when a seller on eBay tries to add extra charges for postage and packing? Or perhaps the returns policy is not quite to your liking, because it closes any opportunity to claim when something goes wrong without resort to the courts. Let me introduce you to a government auction […]

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Flickr Explored: Things I Don’t Understand

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 26, 2016 in Internet, Photography |

Everyone knows Flickr. the site where people can upload hundreds of photographs for all to see, have them rated, favorited, shared and – when the Creative Commons license is used – use themselves elsewhere. Most people also know that it has an Explored page: a selection of photographs picked out each day which are considered […]

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Listings: There Is A Simple Answer

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 23, 2016 in Internet |

I probably shouldn’t write this, because as soon as I hit publish all hell will break loose, but I haven’t been receiving much spam lately. This is, of course, a good thing and something which I am grateful for, something which I do not really want to change, even though I do not, personally, have […]

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Make Your Content Go Viral!

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 12, 2016 in Internet |

Another new turn in the Internet rankings, spam saga: an offer to make my blog go viral! And that, the spam claims, with just initial traffic, as if this blog wasn’t several years old but just starting out and I, an old hand now, brand new on the scene. I must admit, I find all […]

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Privacy Issues: The Slow Reaction Of Internet Sites

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 14, 2015 in Internet |

If someone bothered going through a database of all the newspaper and magazine articles about privacy issues and Internet security published online, I suspect they would find a new article, possibly even a new threat, every single day of the week. It is a theme which attracts not only the privacy advocates, the hackers and […]

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Finding Friends And Internet Security

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 4, 2015 in Internet |

If a stranger comes up to anyone on the street and asks them for their personal information – full name, date of birth, height, weight, loves and likes, home town and street address, list of best friends, hopes and desires in life – what are the chances that this person will give out the information […]

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The Downside Of Linking

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on April 24, 2015 in Internet |

It seems almost as if there has been a mad rush to correct something which could easily have been avoided: an older change to the algorithm Google uses to assess rankings seems to have caught some web sites off their guard. Over the last few weeks I’ve been hit with several requests to go back […]

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Seen Through The Eyes Of Someone Else

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 28, 2015 in Photography |

The other day I wrote a short post on a photograph I had taken; a book with glasses and a pipe. I wrote that it was a quick shot – six or so images to find the best one overall – and hardly planned. All I was doing was experimenting with light, since I am […]

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Internet Retirement: Your Days Are Numbered

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on November 28, 2014 in Internet |

Retirement is something many people simply do not look forward to: what will they do with all their free time? So much leisure all of a sudden, and no plans whatsoever. Either that, or they look forward to it more than anything else, have already made copious plans, and can’t wait to get out and […]

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