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A journey into depraved cyberspace

In a nanosecond, we were in cyber-hell. Something called Pedo World flashed across the screen. And then a series of colour photos of children popped up. The story contains harsh comments and a vivid depiction of the kinds of child pornography available on the Intenet. Read More »

Google Adsense Tips for Bloggers

More and more bloggers are exploring ways to make a few dollars from their blogs – some just want to pay for their ISP or bandwidth costs, others are wanting to become professional bloggers. The Google Adsense program is one revenue tool that many are using on their blogs – some very successfully. Adsense Tips for Bloggers is a series ... Read More »


As all regular readers and contributors know, we’ve had a roller coaster ride here at Blogcritics over the last few weeks: we had to pick up and change hosting companies precipitously with the cost in that area rising dramatically, the move also generating all kinds of technical issues that have had to be resolved. And we had to put up ... Read More »

The Anorexia Diaries: A Mother and Daughter’s Triumph over Teenage Eating Disorders by Linda M. & Tara M. Rio, 2003.

1. (pp. 1-66) Most people’s diaries are boring and badly-written. (This makes me feel better about my own boring, badly-written diaries!) 2. (pp. 67-200) Except when really bad things happen to them; then they become fascinating. A very brave book to have written, and probably genuinely helpful to families in that kind of situation. A striking example of how very ... Read More »

Why DRM is important to everyone

Cory (from over at Boing Boing) recently gave a talk to the coders at Microsoft about DRM (Digital Rights Management) and why DRM should be abandoned pretty much at the first available opportunity. The full text of his speech (with the occasional 3lite-speak here and there) can be found here. It’s a bit on the long side, but, trust me, ... Read More »