How You can Help Block SOPA (Detailed Instructions)

In this video, Peter G McDermott shows you what steps you need to take to help block SOPA from passing into law. Please listen carefully and follow the detailed instructions.

From Wikipedia.org: “The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill expands the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods.[2] Now before the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the PROTECT IP Act.[3]”

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Twitbook+ Announces Launch of Revolutionary Social Media Network

UPDATE (9/20/11): There has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not this is an April Fool’s joke. I can assure you that it is not April and I am not a fool. The website http://twitbookplus.com/ was registered in June of 2011 by a company called “MockInt” in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, according to WHOIS records. As to why there are no other news organizations reporting this story, we are not sure. However most of the information below is in fact speculation.

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Google+ and how Hangouts are Changing my Life

Just over the last few days, not even weeks, I have become very active in Google+. If you’re a frequenter of Google+ hangouts, you very well may have seen me. Whether it is chatting with my good friend +Brad Chasenore from Australia’s Tech Webcast, or watching +Cliff Roth do an amazing job of painting other Hangout participants in a 30-second window, everything I have come across has been completely amazing.

Surely, there have been some things that are less than amazing, like that person that joins your hangout and has 13 children screaming in the background or their television blaring so loud it overpowers everyone’s mic. So, of course, you mute that person and they immediately unmute themselves. Admit it, there are people like that in life that can’t handle themselves in a cocktail party, so don’t sweat it.

The point of this post it to declare that I absolutely LOVE everything I have discovered, the people I have met and the opportunities that have presented themselves since I have joined Google+.

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MP 110: The Tech Webcast, Social Media’s Big Brother, Google Plus Music Video

Peter McDermott interviews the masterminds from Australia’s leading tech podcast, The Tech Webcast which is now featured on http://www.micropatrol.com/ In this episode, Peter speaks with Brad and Jason about NYPD’s new social media squad and what that means to our privacy. Will they ever shut the web off? That conversation and much more on this week’s edition of Micro Patrol!
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MP 109: Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0, Are Internet Explorer Users Dumb?

Peter McDermott, Chief Guru of MicroPatrol.com helps you discover the web. This week, we’ll talk about the difference between Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 as well as a study that allegedly demonstrated that Microsoft Internet Explorer users have lower IQ’s than those of us using other browsers. Plus, preview our Google Chrome App of the Week as well as much much more.
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