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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 320 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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Some Strong Tweets on Specifically Passwords


NYS DHSES @NYSDHSES · Oct 9A strong online password has 8 or more characters with a combination of numbers, letters and symbols.

BBB Ottawa @BBBottawa · Oct 9

Treat passwords as top-secret info – don’t share & make them hard to guess by including letters, numbers & symbols.

L&S LSS @UWLSS · Oct 9

Be cyber smart! Check out the most commonly used passwords of 2013. #NCSAMhttp://fb.me/2Yv6fNL7z 

What Really makes a good password? 


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Compiled by: Robert Kibaya, NetSquared Uganda Local Organizer; Twitter: @rob_kib; Email: robkib@gmail.com; Join Net2uganda Meetup Group Join Net2uganda Facebook group

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This event was organized by NetSquared Uganda and was held at Maendeleo Foundation Training Center on 10th October 2013 from 08:30am to 06:00pm in Mukono Municipal Council Uganda. It was sponsored by NetSquared in partnership with Maendeleo Foundation Uganda, Communications Without Borders (CwBs), Mukono District NGO Forum network, and Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).

The one-day NetSquared-Uganda workshop explored, shared live experiences and provided practical hands-on training in innovative utilization of blogs for fostering local organizations’ community development programs for 30 NGOs in Mukono District. To learn more about the event please visit our Meetup Group at this Link. You can have a look at the event agenda a one page presentation about NetSuqared Uganda by NetSquared Uganda Local organizer.

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Date and Time: 10 October 2013 From 08:30 to 06:00pm

Location: Maendeleo Foundation; Butebe, Mukono Municipal Council

Contact: Phone: +256-712-848448; Email: robkib@gmail.com

Looking for, Identifying, Linking with and coordinating collaborations easily and cheaply with potential donors and groups worldwide has always been a great challenge to majority of rural community Development Organizations in Uganda and Africa in general. On the other hand, the utilization of modern communication tools that are mostly hosted on the internet has always been hindered in rural communities by lack of: connectivity and electricity, access to affordable ICT equipment and technologies, among others.

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mHealth-BlogPicThis course, mHealth Basics: Introduction to Mobile Technology for Health, is a self-paced three-hour eLearning course that provides an introduction to the emerging field of mHealth and an overview of best practices for mHealth solution development. The focus of the course is on mHealth applications commonly used in developing country contexts. The course covers the definition of mHealth, its potential uses, benefits and limitations as well as various applications in developing countries. The course also covers preliminary conclusions of mHealth evidence and describes recommended best practices of mHealth solution planning, design, monitoring and evaluation, scale-up and sustainability. Resources for additional information about mHealth are also included.

The objectives of this course include:
– Define mHealth and its relationship to eHealth and ICT
– Explain the importance of mHealth
– Explain potential benefits and limitations of mHealth
– Describe the mobile devices and features commonly used in mHealth in low-resource settings
– Describe the six types of mHealth applications
– Describe preliminary conclusions from the evidence on mHealth
– Describe recommended best practices for each phase of mHealth solution development
– Identify examples of best practices in mHealth solution development scenarios
– Identify and obtain resources for additional information about mHealth

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Ari(Editors note: This article is a modified web-version of my article printed in A Flying Finn : Finnish Civil Society Actors in the Global Sphere Melasuo, Tuomo; Nissinen, Petter; Tomperi, Outi (ed.), 2013, published by Tampere Peace Research Institute; ISBN: 978-951-44-9191-7.

Ari Rusila, MA SocSc, is a Finnish freelancer and project management expert who lives in Jyväskylä, Finland. He has worked mostly in the Barents region, the Murmansk region of Russia and Kosovo/Serbia (Balkans). His main blog, Ari Rusila’s BalkanBlog, covers issues such as conflicts, crisis management and geopolitics.

Introduction

Blogging is a part of the social media and Web 2.0 environment. While the first-stage web mainly included websites where people were limited to passive viewing of the content, the new-generation Web 2.0 creates highly interactive platforms that allow the creation of user-generated content, discussion and sharing in the virtual community. Besides blogging, the social media includes social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn…), microblogs (e.g. Twitter), wikis (wikipedia, wikimedia, wikileaks…), video sharing sites (e.g. Youtube), folksonomies (social bookmarking, tags) and other web applications (e.g. JavaScript). In conclusion, Web 2.0 has created a totally new level for communication between organizations, communities and individuals, far from the still-existing traditional and industrial media.

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Good Morning America Photo By Courtesy Joshua Woods

Good Morning America Photo By Courtesy Joshua Woods

Some people have misconception about getting on to online social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc not knowing exactly the benefits these media can surely offer to someone who is genuinely utilizing  them. Consider Joshua Wood’s true story below to findout how social media can really help us in such situations that we have run out of better options:

Joshua Woods, of La Crosse, Wis., fishes at his favorite local spot along the Black River every chance he gets, and after his most recent big catch, he’s not sure why more people don’t throw their line in the water there.

“I was dragging it in and I wasn’t even sure what it was at first,” Woods, 31, toldGoodMorningAmerica.com. “It just looked like a dirty old sock, but it had stuff in it. I opened it up and I couldn’t even believe it. It was a wallet.”

The mystery wallet immediately piqued Woods’ interest. Without missing a beat, he took a picture of the wallet by the riverbank and posted it to his Facebook page along with a few details about the contents inside, all in hopes of eventually tracking down the original owner.

“Right away I’m thinking, ‘Whose wallet is this? Who even puts wallets in socks to begin with?'” he said.

Fortunately, a driver’s license and several credit cards were still inside and remarkably intact for being underwater for so long.

“The ID was still in it, and I knew it was a La Crosse address so I figured it was somebody local, so I should be able to find him,” Woods explained. “I tried Googling the name and found too many people, but as soon as I posted the information from his ID on Facebook, I had three people messaging me saying, ‘I’m friends with him, I know him.’ It was easier than I expected.”

The social media site helped connect Woods with the wallet’s owner, Jesse Gomez, who still lives in La Crosse, and couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the photo of his long-lost belongings.

“He put my first name, middle initial and last name along with my address on Facebook, and it ended up getting the word out that day,” said Gomez, 30. “I never go on Facebook but I’m so glad I did that day.”

Gomez still remembers the exact moment the wallet was stolen three long years ago.

“I was DJ’ing a karaoke, and I was stepping away from the booth to get myself another beverage,” he said. “I set my wallet on the table and went to get the next singer up on the stage. It was less than two minutes, and my wallet was gone. Someone had stolen it.”

The thieves, who Gomez have since located and pressed charges against, maxed out all his credit cards, ruined his credit, and to this day, he is still trying to fix his identity.

“We were able to find out who it was, sue them and do the civil thing, but we were never able to find the wallet,” Gomez said.

Until now, thanks to a very lucky fishing day.

“He took it upon himself to give the wallet back,” Gomez said of Woods’ good deed. “It’s so weird that someone would find something like that in the river, but I’m glad he did.”

It’s safe to say Gomez has learned his lesson about leaving his wallet behind while he quickly runs to get another cocktail.

“It was pay day the day my wallet was stolen,” he said. “I had just cashed my check. That was the most expensive drink I ever bought.”

This true story was sourced from this LINK