Internet – Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:05:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/chris.pirillo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/cropped-37b9d6c24a61d1dd94c262aae9077715.png?fit=32%2C32 Internet – Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com 32 32 Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Internet – Chris Pirillo Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Internet – Chris Pirillo http://chris.pirillo.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://chris.pirillo.com/category/internet/ 32776375 How Do You Search for Information? http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/05/28/how-do-you-search-for-information/ Wed, 28 May 2014 16:55:16 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=42470 Continue reading How Do You Search for Information? ]]> Riquochet is a newer Patron who is curious about my search habits. You, too, can become a Patron and receive priority answers to your questions!

When you search the Internet for information, would you rather whip out your wallet and get your hands on what you’re looking for quickly, or spend time searching around for a ‘free’ answer? After all Time = Money.

If I want it, need it, and know it fits the bill… I’ll pay the bill.

I think it’s asinine to hear people whine about how they got their computer infected with malware because they downloaded a movie through less-than-proper channels.

That’s hilarious, really. People spend more by trying to avoid spending money.

Free doesn’t always mean totally free.

An hour of my time is worth more than minimum wage.

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What Do You Use the Internet For? http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/05/22/what-do-you-use-the-internet-for/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/05/22/what-do-you-use-the-internet-for/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 20:16:28 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=42403 Continue reading What Do You Use the Internet For? ]]> GadgetSuperHero asked:

What do you use the Internet for?

At first, I wasn’t going to answer this one. My initial reaction was that the answer should be obvious. However, I realize that there’s far more I do online than what all of you see. I’m sure that’s how you are, as well.

Obviously, I use the Internet to work. I stream live to video twice per day on weekdays, write blog posts, post to social media, answer emails and upload the vlogs. That’s definitely far from the sum total of what I “do” when online.

I listen to music through streaming services. I catch up on television shows the same way. I handle many of our household bills and finances online. I do research for shows and posts online. I shop. I read. I learn.

When you stop to think about it, we do so many different things online every single day that it would be hard – if not impossible – to go without it. Yes, impossible… because we rely so heavily on the Internet to get things done, we’d be at a complete loss/standstill if that connection were suddenly taken away.

What about you? What do YOU do online?

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What Do You Use the Internet For?

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Are You Getting the Internet Speeds You Pay For? http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/05/20/are-you-getting-the-internet-speeds-you-pay-for/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/05/20/are-you-getting-the-internet-speeds-you-pay-for/#comments Tue, 20 May 2014 17:23:49 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=42353 Continue reading Are You Getting the Internet Speeds You Pay For? ]]> Patron Louise Izzabelle recognizes that we don’t always get what we pay for. You, too, can become a Patron and receive priority answers to your questions!

What is your thoughts on Broadband and Fibre Optics & the way that people still do not get good speeds, the cost for what you get & the infrastructure systems serving a country, city, or area?

I wish fiber optics were a reality for more people rather than a pipe dream.

Unfortunately, the cost of laying anything in the ground is outrageous – and I do believe that wireless technologies (and speeds, of course) will quickly improve to the point where the need for wired connectivity won’t be as crucial as it is for us today.

So, even if wired speeds continue to rival wireless speeds, there may be a law of diminishing returns for most use cases – and wireless will kill any kind of need for costly infrastructure.

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What Should You Look for in a Web Host? http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/05/15/what-should-you-look-for-in-a-web-host/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/05/15/what-should-you-look-for-in-a-web-host/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 19:48:56 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=42281 Continue reading What Should You Look for in a Web Host? ]]> Matthew asked:

What are some good features to look for when selecting a new web hosting service?

There are a lot of different things that people find important. Some only care about cost. Others feel that uptime is crucial. There are a few things that you should look at, though:

  • Uptime – Does the company have sites that crash often? Also, how quickly do they resolve issues?
  • Addons – Many companies offer freebies when you “subscribe” to a hosting plan. What are these addons? Are they even useful to you?
  • Customer Service – Do your questions regarding pricing get answered quickly? How good are the reps at finding the answers you need – no matter the question? Do they answer professionally, or do they treat people rudely?
  • Technical Service – Even more importantly, do issues get fixed quickly and properly – even little things? Are issues explained to you? Are glitches brought to your attention?

I’m sure I’m missing several points to consider. This is where all of you come in: what do you look for when choosing a web host?

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Beyond the Inbox: A Power User Guide to Gmail http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/03/27/beyond-the-inbox-a-power-user-guide-to-gmail/ Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:50:46 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41347 Do you consider yourself to be an email power user? How can you make Gmail work even better for you?

Read the free Beyond the Inbox: A Power User Guide to Gmail

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AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/03/20/ajax-creating-web-pages-with-asynchronous-javascript-and-xml/ Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:37:47 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41259 Have you ever tried to create Web pages with JavaScript and XML? How did it go for you?

Read this free e-book: AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

AJAX: Creating Web Pages with Asynchronous JavaScript and XML

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So You Think Your Website is Mobile-Friendly? Think Again! http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/02/27/so-you-think-your-website-is-mobile-friendly-think-again/ Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:39:49 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=41013 Is your website mobile-friendly? Yeah? Are you sure about that? Share this free guide with others so they can be sure their site is up to snuff!

Read: So You Think Your Website is Mobile-Friendly? Think Again!

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Build Your Own WordPress Site Guide http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/02/24/build-your-own-wordpress-site-guide/ Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:25:46 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=40971 Have you ever built a WordPress site? Did you encounter any difficulties in doing so?

Either way, you could learn a lot from reading this free resource: Build Your Own WordPress Site Guide

Build Your Own WordPress Site Guide

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How to Migrate from Gmail to Outlook.com http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/02/22/how-to-migrate-from-gmail-to-outlook-com/ Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:33:12 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=40976 Thinking of switching away from Gmail? Outlook’s webmail service might be a good alternative. If you’d like to switch from Gmail to Outlook’s webmail, you’ll want to read this free resource: How To Migrate from Gmail to Outlook.com

How To Migrate From Gmail To Outlook.com

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Hadoop Illuminated http://chris.pirillo.com/2014/02/04/hadoop-illuminated/ Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:35:42 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=40763 Are you interested in Hadoop and Big Data? Are you someone who believes Big Data rules our lives these days?

Read: Hadoop Illuminated Free 72-Page eBook

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