Kids love YouTube for music videos, cute kitten videos, Minecraft videos, and just about every other kind of video. Some are instructional, some are educational, some are entertaining but many are just not okay for kids. Can parents prevent their kids from seeing inappropriate content on YouTube? Well, sort of.
I recently caught up with an old friend I hadn’t seen for several years (actually, a former beau from waaaay back when). He asked about work and I mentioned that I had started publishing this website. He replied “I know. I…well….I Googled you”. My mind started to race. What else could he have learned about me from a Google search? How well am I controlling my digital footprint and how do I make sure my daughter learns how to control hers?
Do you use Bing? I don’t think Bing has become a verb the same way that Google has. I’ve never heard anyone say “let me Bing that”. Microsoft is trying to compete with Google for a bigger portion of the search market. They recently launched a site where you can compare a Google search with a Bing search side-by-side. It’s called bingiton.com – clever, right?
I just stumbled upon a video that shows you the Safe Search settings for Google that I’ve mentioned in previous posts. This video is straight from the source, produced by the Google team. While this video is specific to images, the safe search settings will apply to all your Google searches. (But don’t forget to […]
Judging from the search engine terms that are bringing people to this blog, I’m guessing that Santa brought lots of tech toys to all the good little (and not so little) girls and boys out there. Here are some of the questions I’m seeing (with answers). 1. What is the best iPad web browser with […]
[Updated March 2013] Have you Google’d yourself lately? (Or Bing’d yourself? Or Yahoo’d yourself? Why do these terms sound a little dirty?) If you have, you might have seen that one of the top results is your Facebook profile. You can prevent that from happening if you want to make it a little bit harder […]