Week 5- part 1

Online petition:

The petition I signed was about extending the recent light rail to connect with the heavy rail in the north. The link is here if you wish to sign as well: http://www.mygc.com.au/news/sign-petition-to-link-citys-light-and-heavy-rail/ ( I forgot to do a print screen of it unfortunately!)

 

Respond to a professional blogger at a major news site:

I responded to a blog post on CNN Newsroom’s blog. The post was about ‘What led another American to ISIS?

The post can be found through this link: http://newsroom.blogs.cnn.com/2014/08/29/what-led-another-american-to-isis/#comment-243514

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What is Barak Obama up to today? Can you send him a message about the importance of freedom on the internet?

As of roughly three hours from posting this blog breakingnews.com confirmed that President Obama authorised the deployment of 350 extra US troops to help protect diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad in Iraq. 

Breaking news on Barack Obama 2014, viewed 3 September 2014, <http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/barack-obama/&gt;

You can contact the President of the United States in a number of ways, including telephone, social networking, mail and email. I chose to send a simple tweet.

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What are/were the Australian Government’s plans to censor the internet (the so-called “Clean Feed”)
 
The Australian Government created the “Clean Feed” program in an attempt to ensure that children are protected from both harmful and inappropriate material online. The program required Internet Service Providers to filter out a prescribed list of websites that had been classified by the Australian Communications and Media Authority as prohibited. 
Travaglione, K 2009, Internet Censorship in Australia- A ‘clean feed’?, viewed 03 September 2014, <http://www.mannkal.org/downloads/scholars/internet-censorship-in-australia.pdf&gt;
 
When will the NBN get to your place? What are the benefits?
 
According to the NBN website, it is currently unavailable to where I live in Broadbeach, however they intend to provide more information as work progresses. 
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The benefits of having NBN in your home include:
  • Work + life balance
  • Quicker connection with others online
  • Better for busy household
  • Entertainment for everyone
  • A brighter future
  • Healthier options

For more details, head to:

http://www.nbnco.com.au/

 

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