Sites of the Week: July 1, 2012

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

Patrick Henry

Just over a week ago, the Waldo Canyon Fire ignited the Pikes Peak region. At least 346 homes were destroyed and two people died. We were fortunate but for 3 days our neighborhood was under mandatory evacuation. We learned of this because of the Reverse 911 program. Betty received the alert on her cell phone but I didn’t because I wasn’t registered—until now.  I urge you to sign up. Google “reverse 911” along with your city, county or state. Odds are your area has this program and it could be a life-saver. 

Now on to this week’s sites.  This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations that take a fresh look at some earlier, related Sites of the Week. 

Pinterest

http://pinterest.com/  

Pinterest is a social bookmarking platform that allows users to create a profile and share favorite ideas, products and services by bookmarking images from Web sites.  Each bookmark is called a pin and contains a thumbnail from the source of the pin, and links back to the original source. Pinterest is a quickly growing community with over 3.2 million unique monthly visitors. It’s great for both individuals and businesses. You can browse pinboards created by others and discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.  As a shameless plug, check out this example from where I work, DecisionPoint Systems: http://pinterest.com/decisionpoint/

Simple Security Tips: from Car Registration to Keyloggers

http://www.lockergnome.com/decisions/2012/05/28/simple-security-tips-from-car-registration-to-keyloggers/

This short article includes security tips to protect yourself. Some of the suggestions may be a bit over the top for many of you, but others are easy to implement and may make sense to adopt.

 explore.org

http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/siku-cam-2 

Explore’s library consists of more than 250 original films and 30,000 photographs from around the world. Audubon live cams and weekly highlights are recommended.

 

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”

 

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