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Jim’s WebLetter for 3/26/16

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Hi-ya!

Imagine this … You come home to find it has been thoroughly destroyed by a construction company because the got the wrong address. Making matters worse, Google Maps have the wrong address location. Lindsay Diaz lost her home after it had been damaged by a tornado and homes that were too damaged to fix were raised. Her home wasn’t damaged to that degree. Watch the video and read the account at this link from CNN Money … http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/25/technology/google-maps-house/. By the way, Google has fixed the map so her location reads correctly on the map.

According to a study from the University of Pittsburg, people who spend a lot of time on Facebook are more likely to become depressed. That seems to include other media places like Twitter, Instagram and a host of other places that occupies your time. http://www.cnet.com/news/heavy-facebook-twitter-users-3-times-more-likely-to-be-depressed/

The thing is, Forbes reported the same thing about another “finding” listed in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology last year. http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/04/08/new-study-links-facebook-to-depression-but-now-we-actually-understand-why/#11c775e02e65

What this means is, you may already be depressed by the time you log on to Facebook, or reading some of the stuff that gets posted about the problems facing the world can make you depressed. Just remember, like any forum where people are allowed to post whatever they think, you need to take it all with a grain of salt.   

Someone at YouTube came up with a great idea of using the thousands of political videos being uploaded to figure out the most important topic Americans think about in this political year. Turns out it’s immigration. If you want to find out what each candidate says on the topic, just go to YouTube.com and search “immigration”. http://thenextweb.com/google/2016/03/25/youtube-data-shows-immigration-will-deciding-factor-us-voters/

No matter how much social media invades you space and time, there will always be a Web with enough space to hold data for research. Take for instance the old time radio programs that were a mainstay for families before the Web appeared. Check out the Free classic radio dramas … http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/saltzman/2016/03/25/webs-best-kept-secret-thousands-free-classic-radio-dramas/82204502/

To iPad Pro or not, read about it in this issue of iTab Magazine. http://iTab.jimonline.com
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That’s it this week. Have a great weekend and may God bless you and keep you safe.

c-ya!
Jim

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