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Baby Boomers are using Facebook!
January 28th, 2010 by WillDuke

senior-w-computerI was delivering a New Media seminar today when one of the attendees told me she didn’t think Facebook was a good fit because her clients were too old.

I came back to my office and Mashable had a great article about how  Baby Boomers and Seniors Are Flocking to Facebook.  I wish that article had come out a day earlier!

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Free Anti-Virus?
December 2nd, 2009 by admin

“I think I have a Virus.”  All IT consultants know this line; we hear it almost every time a system comes in the door.  Everyone has heard of viruses and lives in constant fear of an infected computer.  It is time we set a few facts straight and hopefully save you some money on that annual AV subscription.


Spyware or Virus?

Both are similar, but do have a few distinctions.  A virus is usually an unwanted program that can spread throughout a computer or across a network of computers.  Spyware can be considered a type of virus, although it usually gets its own category.  Spyware is a program that attempts to present or collect data from a user.  This is usually seen as advertisements, toolbars, and collection of computer use data (including personal information).

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Facebook, Social Engineering, & Me
October 28th, 2009 by WillDuke

Someone hacked my Facebook page.  There, I said it.  It’s humiliating.

I’m a computer guy.  I know a lot about security.  I know all the right things to do.  I tell people all the right things to do.  My network password is 17 characters long!

I didn’t practice what I preach.

When I setup my Facebook account I thought Facebook wasn’t that important.  Surely nobody would bother Read the rest of this entry »