A national lawyers group has drafted a fresh road map for lawmakers across the nation that, if enacted by individual states, would change how survivors gain entry to the “digital assets” of the dead — potentially detouring the age-old, legal blockades used by various social sites. The plan, passed Wednesday by the Uniform Law Commission, would allow family trustees to sign onto the emails of those they’ve lost in order to mop up lingering money matters as well as enter social media platforms to shutter pages that often become unwanted memorials.
Reblogged from Infoneer Pulse
First, the robots came for the switchboard operators. Then, the chauffeurs. Now, it looks like the ink-stained journalist is next on the list.
Reblogged from Infoneer Pulse
If you pay for a phone in the US, you’ll find a small addendum each month: a few dollars for the Universal Service Fund, a federal program meant to give rural and low-income Americans phone and internet access. A fraction of that money goes to a system called E-Rate, which is specifically earmarked for bringing schools and libraries online. And today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has pushed through an attempt to reform the 18-year-old program by putting billions of dollars towards Wi-Fi over the next few years.
Reblogged from Infoneer Pulse

Internet Etiquette

urtube:

How long after arriving at someone’s house is it appropriate to ask for the WiFi password?

Right after you ask for a drink or after the host asks you if you need a drink, depending on how comfortable you are with the host.  A good host will have committed that password to memory. 

 Internet etiquette facts I just made up

     - diplomatic-internet

Reblogged from hello