How to Create Your Own WordPress Blog (Quick-Start Guide)

Do you ever feel like everyone you know has their own personal blog? Perhaps you’re wondering what the appeal is and why somebody would want to share their personal details with the whole world.

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41 percent of Android phones are vulnerable to ‘devastating’ Wi-Fi attack – The Verge

Every Wi-Fi device affected by some variant of attack

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Scam Alert: Your Trusted Friends Can Hack Your Facebook Account

A New Facebook ‘Trusted Contact’ Phishing Scam Could Allow Hackers to Hack Your Facebook Account

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‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Technology | The Guardian

The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster

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Your Smartphone Can Reduce Your Brainpower, Even If It’s Just Sitting There – The Atlantic

A silent, powered-off phone can still distract the most dependent users. […]

Of course, something will not come up. But over the course of the next 90 minutes I will check my phone for texts, likes, and New York Times push alerts at every pang of boredom, anxiety, relaxation, satiety, frustration, or weariness. I will check it in the bathroom and when I return from the bathroom. I don’t really enjoy this, but it is very interesting, even if some indignant and submerged part of my psyche moans that I am making myself dumber every time I look at it. As, in fact, I am.

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Would you pay $1 to find out how many other people have paid $1? A new website shows curiosity pays | Life and style | The Guardian

Johan McCubbin’s site is the latest in a line of ridiculous but lucrative internet stunts, from the Million Dollar Homepage to the I Am Rich app

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Hard Questions: What Should Happen to People’s Online Identity When They Die? | Facebook Newsroom

It’s difficult to know what action to take with the account of someone who has died.

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Number of social media users passes 3 billion with no signs of slowing

The latest Global Digital Statshot from We Are Social and Hootsuite reveals that the number of people using social media around the world has just passed the momentous three billion mark: Growth trends show no signs of slowing either, with the number of active social media users growing at a rate of one million new […]

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