Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ten Things Tuesday- Internet Rules

It's been a long time since I did one of these.

I've been missing my Ten Things Tuesday list.

There seems to be some strange rules people follow when on the internet. Some things are just OK and other things are so bad.
I am going to take a look at those things today.

Today's Ten Things Tuesday is all about rules~ internet rules.

1. Use horrible spelling and/or bad grammar, but under no circumstances should you use ALL CAPS.
     ALL CAPITAL LETTERS IS YELLING, YOU KNOW. IT IS NEVER ABOUT THE FACT THAT SOMEONE MAY SEE THE CAPITAL LETTERS BETTER BECAUSE THEY DON'T SEE SO WELL. OR, BECAUSE, IN THE CASE OF MY HUSBAND, USING THE SHIFT KEY IS A PAIN AND IT IS EASIER(i.e. LAZY).

2. When you use the internet, manners are not important.
     Be rude. After all, no one can see you. They can't bitchslap you through the monitor for your insensitive comments.

3. WebMD is the go to for medical advice.
     Type in your symptoms and you are good to go. Except that your headache might be a brain tumor. You might need to check that out.

4. There are no such things as too many ads.
     Between you and me, I zone most of them out so the joke's on them. By the way, if you click on one of the ads on my blog, I will make 10 cents. Click away. Shhh. If Blogger knows that I am asking for clicks, they won't give me my pennies.

5. Make a meme about a week, day, or year and circulate it without a date.
     Is is Autism Awareness Week now when I see it or two months from now when someone else sees it and posts it? Or was it a few weeks before I saw it? That's OK. We don't need to know.

6. SPAM is just like hangers in your closet.
     It multiplies. Do not be alarmed.

7. So people understand you are kidding, you must make a winky face or write jk.
     If you don't, people will not know you are just kidding. Fonts don't show emotion, People!

8. Mail you want inevitably will end up in your junk folder and crap mail will make it into your inbox.
     It's a scam to make sure you look through all your mail.

9. Google it!
     If you don't know something, go to Google and only look at the first three pages, at most.
Sure another search engine might give you the answer. But, Google is where it is at. And the link you want might be on page 8, but why bother. It just takes time. Time that you could use to play Criminal Case on Facebook.

10. Changing passwords gets more and more complicated for security.
     Never forget your password. Changing it involves special characters, upper case, lower case, numbers and some creativity to make it good and strong. Too weak. Ohh...too bad, so sad. Try again.

Oh, Internet, what would we do without you?

Have a great day!


26 comments:

  1. lol people and their stupid memes. And yeah need that j/k or some will have a conniption fit.

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    1. Pat,Do you remember teasing people- or making fun of, whatever that didn't get a joke? And now we explain that it is a joke. Oh, how times change.

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  2. These were great "rules" and so true the majority of them :) I remember taking the dog to the vet one time and saying I had looked on the internet about his symptoms. The vet's tech told me never to believe what I read on the internet, LOL :) I do love Google as a search engine though; can find lots I need there for my work as a medical transcriptionist.

    betty

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    1. Betty, Looking up medical info, can be helpful. I can think of a lot better sites I would choose over WebMD.

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  3. Love the rules! Two things I learned. First jk. No one has ever used that one on me. But now if they ever do, I’ll know what it means. I would have thought they were calling me a jerk.
    Second, what is Criminal Case? That’s all right, I’ll just google it.
    I use WebMD. I feel I can now diagnose everyone else’s ailments now too.

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    1. lyndagrace, I am not too sure what Criminal Case is. I do know I have friends that play it. If it is like all the social media games, it involves clicks and never winning.

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    2. I'm not sure about WebMD. I typed in "What are the symptoms of a migraine?" It told me to give myself a prostate exam.
      Where do they think my head is?
      Oh...

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  4. These are great and love your humour. I am guilty of those happy faces and I tend to use the same words over and over. I guess that is all my brain can do. I am a bad gal for loving Criminal Case.

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    1. Birgit, I don't play that. My BIL and his SO do so I have heard the name and that's it. Nothing wrong with smileys. I did read somewhere that if winky faces were used as much in real life as on the internet, it would just be creepy. True.
      Thanks.

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  5. Good point about crap mail vs mail you want. I hate that. And I always get a kick out of men whose personal ads say they want someone with "NO DRAMA!!!" Talk about drama.

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    1. Robyn, maybe they don't want actresses?

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  6. Passwords make me feel totally inept.

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    1. Susie, I kept a list of them cause I have so many and some sites make you change them every so often just to get in. So tired of it and many sites have creatively spelled cuss words in them.

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  7. My own personal rule about the internet? I usually don't forward jokes, memes, funny sayings, etc. I prefer to write my own comedy. "WELL, IS SOMEBODY ON AN EGO TRIP, MR. PENWASSER??"
    Gulp...
    Likewise, those memes which feature a saying from some historical figure which may or may not be true.
    I also try not to get into what I call "Interminably Long and Mindless Facebook Spats" which many times devolve into calling one person an idiot before spiraling into "You suck!" then "No! YOU suck!"
    I much prefer posting pictures of chimps smoking cigars.
    That never sucks.

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    1. If I see a meme that makes me laugh or I think of someone that would laugh I will share it. Kiddo had to explain to me that it was pronounced meem and not me me.

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  8. Loved your Ten Things Tuesday post - love your sense of humour. I enjoyed everyone's comments and Al's little extra treats snuck in here an there.
    True confessions… I never heard of 'meme' until here - had to look it up. Like what rock have I been living under?! Well… at least I can say I learned something new today! Thanks.

    I'm sending happy thoughts your way - hope life is good, and your health is too! Hugs, Jenny xo

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    1. Thanks, Jenny.
      Got put on prescription NSAIDS and starting to work.
      Hope all is well with you.

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    2. Whenever I leave little treats around the house, Mrs. Penwasser smacks me on the nose with a newspaper.
      To be honest, I kinda dig it.

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  9. GREAT LIST RUTH! IT REALLY ROCKS! YOU ARE A GENIUS!

    jk

    ;)

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    1. Dawn, Thanks! YOU ARE PRETTY AWESOME YOURSELF.

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  10. These are all fantastic. To add to that, if you get that mile long chain forward called "THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA" make sure and forward that to everyone you know. It's crucial information.

    Also, a tip: Google "AdBlock Plus", install it, and never see another ad again. I haven't seen a single ad in years. I didn't even know your blog HAD ads.

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    1. ABFTS, I have not gotten that one yet. I will keep an eye out for it.

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  11. LOVED IT!!! Oh, excuse my yelling.

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    1. Thank you, Coffee Lady.It's all good. You're just excited. :)

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