Jim’s WebLetter for 2/11/12

Hi-ya Webfolks!

Here are a few pieces of Webinfo I came across this week …

Do you have some sensitive material to pass to someone that you don’t want simply stored in their email box after it’s read? How about if you could encode it and, after it’s read once, it vanishes? Oneshar.es allows your sensitive data from becoming one of the many “read” emails in a recipient’s inbox, which could potentially be accessed if his or her smartphone is lost or stolen. Their coding system is such that, even if you wanted, they couldn’t tell you what was posted. All you do is access their website, post an up to 1000 character message and click the button to receive a link. Email that link to your recipient to be read once. Yes, it’s free … https://oneshar.es/

As I posted in the past, Facebook is pushing it’s Timeline feature on it’s 850+ million users. I turned mine on but really didn’t do much to it other than a graphic for the top and added couple of photos. But how many of you have asked yourself, “I wonder what President Sarkozy of France has done?” No? Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France has a Facebook page and has turned on Timeline, packed it full of photos and comments and made it available to anyone who wants to visit. If you use Google’s Chrome browser, it will give you the option to translate the text to English. https://www.facebook.com/nicolassarkozy.fr

Anyone taken a peek at the world of online education lately? I remember when the colleges began offering courses via the internet and it caught on fast. The problem was the technology … email was the primary connection. Now, with the help of broadband connections, video, Skype and conference calling has taken it to a new level. In her report in USA Today this week, the digital goddess Kim Komando reveals a couple of sources for those who wish to teach and do it to make extra income. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/kimkomando/story/2012-02-10/make-money-online/53029404/1

OK, name a few of the music sources on the Web … and include Grooveshark. Although I reported about this site some time ago, it has undergone some changes recently making it probably the world’s largest on-demand music streaming and discovery service. According to their information, more than 30 million users listen to their favorite music with Grooveshark. You can create playlists, discover new tunes, and share it all with friends via Facebook, Twitter, social news sites. http://grooveshark.com/


When my son was about 18 months old. I had him strapped into a backpack and was rushing to catch the bus. Apparently I misstepped and fell down an entire flight of stairs (13 to be exact). I was bruised and bleeding and had torn my jeans … but my main concern was, naturally, for my child.
My fears were alleviated, though, when from behind me I heard a gleeful giggle followed by, “Do it again!”
(thanks, Tim)
This one is making it’s way around the internet …
Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, “Fried chicken.”
She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone else laughed.
My parents told me to always tell the truth. I did. Fried chicken is my favorite animal. I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA.
He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef. Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal’s office.
I told him what happened, and he laughed, too. Then he told me not to do it again.
The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was.
I told her it was chicken. She asked me why, so I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.
She sent me back to the principal’s office. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.
I don’t understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn’t like it when I am.
Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most. I told her, “Colonel Sanders.” Guess where I am now…
(thanks, dad)
Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

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