This is the 52nd post in a series called 5 Things. Each week I will share a combination of technology articles and apps that I have discovered and liked in the past week. Anything highlighted in blue is a link to an article, an app, or another section of my website.
I love this rule. If you wouldn't say it, do it, or warch it with me in the room, it's not okay. I think I will adopt this rule with my future kids when it comes to technology.
This is so important for everyone to understand. If you post something to the internet, it is out "there" and may remain out "there" forever. A college kid would hate to be denied a job due to a photo they posted to Facebook years ago.
This is a great article that everyone with teens in their household should read. I would encourage you to share this with your family and friends!
This is good advice. If you are going to use your laptop for hours everyday, it makes sense to spend a little bit more and get one that will make you happy. I made the decision to buy a new MacBook Air even though I had a perfect MacBook Pro at my disposal because I carry it everywhere with me and dropping a couple pounds from my backpack makes me very happy! Well worth the cost. On the flip side, it makes sense for me to skimp when it comes to a printer because I rarely every print anything at home and when I do need to print something it is ususally in large quanities and I just send it to FedEx Kinkos.
Check out the article to learn what the other five commandments are!
If you are thinking about making a technology purchase, I encourage you to contact me before you do. I can advise you on what to purchase and help you think through the decision so you don't get talked into buying more than you want or need by an electronic store sales person.
Ben Brumfield and Chris Boyette:
A New Jersey court recently ruled that a person could be liable if they knowingly text someone who is driving and that person causes a crash.
I recently wrote a blog post discussing Texting & Driving and I encourage you to check it out if you haven't read it.
I would also encourage you to not knowingly text someone that is driving because you will be providing them a temptation to check their phone when they hear it buzz and if you are asking them a question, they may be tempted to respond.
I thought that this was a humorous take on Twitter.
I know many people that are my age that won't answer the phone, but will respond quickly to a text, tweet, or other form of electronic communication. This was demonstrated in the video when the man tweeted that he smelled smoke, but couldn't determine what was burning.
Megan Rose Dickey:
I have not myself played Candy Crush Saga. I have avoided it to due to knowing that I have an addictive personality. I have talked to many of my clients and it is interesting how many of them play Candy Crush and they all say they play the game way too much. I am not sure how many of them are spending money on the game to get extra moves or powerups or whatever it is that they sell...
Are you a Candy Crush addict? If so, I would love to hear about it!
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