Digital practices may change nature of pledge drives

Prairie Public TV recently rebroadcasted a concert featuring the Highwaymen — a country super group that was made up of Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and the late Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. The event was used as a membership drive, meaning the program was interrupted several times by hosts asking for contributions to support public broadcasting. […]

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More Internet Truths In Action

Here are a few more of my “Internet truths” in action, drawn from the digital lessons learned by online users: “Assume when you post something online, it will be available to the world forever.” Country singer Blake Shelton learned about this last week, when some inappropriate tweets he sent in 2009 were found and shared […]

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Password practices do more harm

A number of studies seem to suggest the current practice of mandatory password changes several times a year does more harm than good. Researchers are uncovering what most people who deal with multiple passwords and multiple password changes already know: The process pushes people to find the least path of resistance in managing their passwords. […]

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Don’t fall for vanity scam

Emails offering questionable services aimed at businesses are once again making the rounds in the Bismarck-Mandan region. The most prominent one is an email indicating you’ve won an award. It is apparently from a site called www.awardconnect.org, stating you’ve won a Best of Bismarck award (not to be confused with the legitimate Bismarck Tribune “Best […]

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Chilled beer, Bitcoin and hacks

It’s a popular video on the Internet, something perfect for the time of year and crazy fun at a party: chilling a bottle of beer or pop in seconds. It’s also questionable as to whether or not it actually works. It all started with an article on FoxNews.com identifying “Seven essential boozy hacks to help you chill out […]

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