Month: October 2019

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Perverse Incentives in the Attention Economy: It’s All About Increasing Advertising Revenue

Why this topic is important: Henry David Thoreau said, “For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.” In order to solve any problem, you have to truly understand the problem. The degree to which you understand the actual root cause of a problem is the degree to …

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What Is Google SafeSearch? Information for Parents

What is Google SafeSearch? From the Google SafeSearch website: “Whether you’re using Google Search at work, with children, or for yourself, SafeSearch can help you filter sexually explicit content from your results.” So, Google SafeSearch is focused on filtering and/or blocking sexually explicit content. That leaves open to interpretation about what qualifies as sexually explicit. …

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GreatCity.org Launch Post – Keeping parents informed in the digital world.

For us, as parents, to keep current it has become a full-time job with the constantly changing array of apps, games, websites, technologies, trends, software, hardware, etc. I have found that we are generally behind our children to one degree or another in terms of understanding, using, and controlling technology. We want to do the …

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