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Watch Out For Social Engineering

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday March 28, 2012 )

Do you work in a or consult for a company where new staff members seem to join the team every day? In these situations, it can be hard to keep track of who is who, so it’s particularly important to be vigilant against social engineering ploys. (more…)


Some Folks *Really* Hate Autocomplete

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday March 27, 2012 )

I’m referring to Google’s autocomplete – the feature that tries to predict the query you are going to search. You might want to check what comes up when you type your name in. (more…)


The Death Of Cursive Handwriting

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday March 26, 2012 )

Thanks to the Internet, computers and smart phones, cursive writing is on its way out. A recent article challenged my opinion of the demise of cursive being a good thing. (more…)


Australian Senator Julian Assange?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday March 16, 2012 )

Yes, Wikileak’s Julian Assange will be taking a crack at the Australian Senate and no, as far as I know, this is not a joke. (more…)


The Price Of Success

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday February 23, 2012 )

What is the price of success? Be it online or any career? What is success anyway? I originally wrote this post after the tragic death of Australian born actor Heath Ledger, but the recent passing of other celebrities and an issue closer to home brought these questions to mind again recently and how they relate to the online world. (more…)


What The Heck Is Pinterest?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday January 14, 2012 )

I was going through a backlog of various marketing newsletters from the past week and just about every publication mentioned Pinterest at some point. (more…)


Better Online Communities In 2012

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday December 21, 2011 )

Most forum/blog commenting guidelines are a joke in that they are not enforced. Let’s turn that around in 2012. (more…)


Bloggers Are Not Journalists

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday December 11, 2011 )

I’ve been blogging since before the term was invented. I’ve never considered myself a journalist, but many bloggers see themselves that way. It could be a dangerous mindset. (more…)


Google Chrome’s Rapid Rise

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday October 2, 2011 )

I haven’t been paying much attention to the latest in the browser wars over the past couple of months, but it seems Google Chrome is predicted to pinch FireFox’s no.2 position soon. (more…)


“Stealing” Facebook Photos A Crime

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday August 20, 2011 )

An Australian journalist was recently arrested for allegedly being in receipt of photos taken from a breached Facebook account. (more…)