Parenting, Circa 2015

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Thought this was a funny, yet accurate photo on Twitter. In case the picture doesn’t come through on your device, it shows a Post-It note on which I assume a parent has written:

For Today’s Wi-Fi Password:

  1. Empty Dishwasher
  2. Fold Laundry
  3. Vacuum Downstairs
  4. Take Out Trash

Six steps to perfect mobile phone etiquette

phone anger

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Thou shalt not sodcast

Thou shalt not look through someone else’s phone

Thou shalt reply to texts

Thou shalt not pocket dial

Thou shalt not visit someone’s home and immediately ask for WiFi

Thou shalt not pick an annoying ringtone

‘Terror’ wi-fi signal leaves LA-London flight grounded

wi-fi list

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Many broadband subscribers re-name their home wi-fi network to personalise it.

When a device comes within range of the network, its name will appear on a list of potentially available wi-fi connections.

While some use their family name or the name of their house, others take a more satirical approach.

“It can be a kooky way of saying you support a local football team or you want to bait your neighbour who supports the opposing team,” said Stuart Miles of tech review site Pocket Lint.

“Some people use it as advertising. It’s an unwritten code of spreading a message that you’re allowed to do – but obviously sometimes it’s funny and sometimes it’s not.”

In a discussion about favourite wi-fi names on community site Reddit, users admitted to using titles like “FBI Surveillance Van”, “ISIS HQ” and names that sounded like computer viruses to alarm passers-by

Londoners give up eldest children in public Wi-Fi security horror show

Connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots can bring more than you bargained for

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A handful of Londoners in some of the capital’s busiest districts unwittingly agreed to give up their eldest child, during an experiment exploring the dangers of public Wi-Fi use.

The experiment, which was backed by European law enforcement agency Europol, involved a group of security researchers setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot in June.

When people connected to the hotspot, the terms and conditions they were asked to sign up to included a “Herod clause” promising free Wi-Fi but only if “the recipient agreed to assign their first born child to us for the duration of eternity”. Six people signed up.