INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Phishing Scams Target Amazon Shoppers
NCKCN WiMax Wireless Holiday Special
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
This Month's FAQ
How Much Time Does The Average American Spend On Facebook?
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In January
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
How To Generate A Viable And Unique Gmail Username
Hello NCKCN internet members
Happy New Year to you! January is the month for setting goals, and we hope this issue will inspire you to acquire new knowledge and try new experiences in 2013.
First you'll find an alert about recent phishing scams that use the Amazon name.We urge you to stay vigilant about online security threats this year; keep your antivirus software updated and apply operating system and software updates as they're released. Looking for new resources for cooking, decorating, learning, and shopping? Take a peek at the featured Pinterest pins and sites of the month. And be sure to check out the fascinating facts about social media usage and the handy tips on generating a Gmail username.
The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you'll find this information interesting.
To see what's inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!
- The NCKCN Team
Be on the lookout for the latest phishing email that appears to be from Amazon.com but is not. Its message confirms the processed order of an HD TV or other item but shows that it is being shipped to an incorrect address. The phisher wants you to see the wrong address and click on one of the links in the email such as "Your Order" or "Merchant Contact Form" to get the problem corrected. Doing so could expose your computer to malicious viruses that capture passwords and private information. Or you could be tricked into entering your Amazon account number or login information.
Through January 2013, get the fastest fixed WiMax wireless for your home or business at ½ off equipment price and free installation! Our NCKCN WiMax Wireless Holiday Special is just the thing to give to yourself after the holiday season. The fastest wireless Internet available. Stream videos, ball games and movies, play the fastest games, conduct your business at super broadband speed on the regions only true WiMax 4G Fixed Wireless technology.
Even get one month free service with a year pre-paid subscription. Now's the time to treat yourself with this limited time special. Call us or go on-line and sign up today at http://www.nckcn.com/Services/wireless.htm.
Question: I'm curious how my use of social media compares with others. For example, how much time does the average American spend on Facebook per month?
Answer: Let's start with the big picture. According to research posted in Morrison Foerster's Socially Aware blog, use of social media has more than doubled in the last several years. While only 24 percent of all online Americans had at least one social-media profile in 2008, 56 percent of them do now. To answer your question, the average Facebook user in America spends almost seven hours per month on the site. That's well ahead of Tumblr and Pinterest, which tie for second place with 1.5 hours per month. By contrast, the average American visitor to Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ spends less than half an hour on these sites per month.
Let's say you've decided to open a Gmail account but the username you want is unavailable. Why does this happen? Gmail lists a username as unavailable if:
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The Staff at NCKCN
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