Making Sense Online: Two 10-Point Lists, and the Golden Rule

Developing and using technology is part of being human. But if we don't use our brains, even basic tech can hurt us.

The problem isn't fire, string, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol. It's the all-too-human knack for getting into trouble mentioned in Job 5:7. (May 9, 2014; April 27, 2014; October 6, 2013)

The good news is that we're human: rational creatures, able to decide how we behave. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1730-1742)

The Internet: Sharing Information Around the World

(From Matt Britt, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.)
("Partial map of the Internet based on the January 15, 2005 data found on")

My oldest daughter told me that map of the Internet looked like fireworks, or neurons. I see her point, particularly since it's possible to compare the Internet to the neural wiring that's in our heads....

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