I just noticed that the PageRank (PR) of all the sites I go to show a “?” in the PR button. Is there an update in process? If there’s one, I hope it will be favorable to my blogs. God knows I need a boost in the PR department.
Have you noticed it, too? Check it now and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
PR has wrecked so much havoc in my blogging life in the past. I remember being devastated losing the green juice showing in the browser toolbar. But I learned to live with it. I am still hoping for a favorable one when an update occurs, but it won’t devastate me anymore when I see a big fat zero.
It doesn’t matter that there’s an age limit in creating a Facebook account. All a minor has to do is change the year of his/her birth and that’s it! I am sure most of you parents out there are aware that your minor kid has a Facebook account, right? If not, go check and I am sure he/she has one!
Now, if you already know your kid’s Facebook account, make sure you check the photos in it. Is your kid posting an inappropriate photo? Is he/she exchanging photos with a stranger (who could be a pedophile or a sex offender for all you know!)? Check it now!
There’s this teen I would like to talk some sense to. She keeps posting photos of herself showing skin! I am pretty sure her goal is to make her boyfriend (who is also a minor like her) drool over her ‘sexy’ photos. Ugh! I am not sure if her dad sees the photos but if he does, I hope he tells her to delete it. What is she thinking?!?
Go check your kid’s Facebook account now. You’d be surprised what photos and updates he/she is posting there!
There is an issue with Bluehost right now regarding emails being sent out to account holders with information running like this: “Your personal account information has been changed.” with a link to click if you want it stopped…
DO NOT CLICK THAT LINK!
According to a Bluehost support tech, it is a phishing scam.
So here’s what I did — I blocked the IP address 22.214.171.124 which came with the email and I changed my web host account password. Just to be sure.
Do it now as well. And be very careful in opening emails purported to be from legit partners. Do not click any link that comes in an email unless you are very sure of the source.
The House of Representatives passed the newest version of the Anti-Cybercrime Bill (HB 5808). It is also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 which includes online threats and online defamation as cybercrime offenses. The Senate had the old version of the bill Anti Cybercrime Bill (Senate Bill 2796). The House of Representatives and the Senate will consolidate both bills into one and will be passed into law after approval of the president.
Now, cybercrime not only includes online intrusion, hacking or illegal use of network resources but online libel as well.
For those found guilty of online defamation, penalty will be a minimum of Php500,000 and a maximum of 1M pesos plus jail time.
I am still vague about this bill because on one hand it will curtail the freedom of speech we bloggers have. But on another hand it will at least give us bloggers and other online people a rule to follow and a leash so as not to abuse the online freedom we are given.
What do you think of this Anti-Cybercrime Bill?
People will not allow SOPA to happen. I am sure of it! So many people are fighting to stop SOPA and PIPA I am sure blood will be shed before it becomes a law. I hope it won’t happen because truly that would be the end of the internet as we know it.
Does anyone know what happened to SOPA now?
I don’t know if you noticed it but there are weird updates going on in Alexa. I don’t know why all of a sudden all my blogs’ Alexa ranks are going down. I know that not everyone is having the same problems. I know that not all blogs are affected, especially those with good and regular traffic. But most of my blogs which are not getting much traffic got huge leaps of downward rank updates!
Are you experiencing the same thing?
In the past regular updates in your blog can bring a positive update in Alexa. But these days, even if you write 10 fresh entries a day you will be shocked to see your Alexa still going down.
What the hell is going on?!?