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LEARNing To LEARN with ICT-How-TO? My PracTICE

LEARNing To LEARN with ICT-How-TO? My PracTICE

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LEARNing To LEARN with ICT-How-TO? My PracTICE

As MOST of YOU know, I am an autodidact, a self-directed learner. I learn BETTER by doing it on my own, by searching my own articles, relevant to the topic which needs to get learned. Pursuing ALSO my learning by choosing the books which I decide to buy for my Professional Development! This time YOU will see a lot of “I’s” in my blog post here, different from usual, where I mostly use the WE. WHY!? Because it’s ME who is owning MY learning and I decide WHAT is BEST for me, that is working perfectly, I learn MUCH quicker! 😉

Another reason WHY I learn on my own is the BAD quality of courses around where adults are getting treated as pupils (Pedagogy) and NOT as mature persons (Andragogy)!! Aged 62 years (2017), I DON’T want to get treated as a 12 years old in courses, I won’t feel comfortable at all!! It’s about time that EDUcators, TEACHers, Instructors get training about ANDRAGOGY!

WHAT is Andragogy?

Text from Wikipedia: Andragogy refers to methods and principles used in adult education.[1][2] The word comes from the Greek ἀνδρ- andr-, meaning “man”, and ἀγωγός agogos, meaning “leader of”; it literally means “leader of man”, whereas “pedagogy” literally means “leading children”.[3]

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Check out also my PracTICE, the How-To I gave courses for adults and seniors on Andragogy concept below, please:

You might be interested as well to find out about:

 

FIRST of all, DON’T fear about learning new stuff, even if it feels strange and NOT understandable up from the beginning! There might be strange words in the learning texts which YOU don’t know YET; but by reading different texts you will understand these words and later understanding ALSO the whole! I learnt that way, it takes time on the beginning, BUT later you will learn very quickly! It’s like an exponential curve

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Synthesizing Mind-5 Minds for the future

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MUST follow names in EDUcation and also from successful people:

  • Howard GARDNER
  • Sir Ken ROBINSON
  • Jack MA
  • Daniel GOLEMAN
  • John HATTIE

 


Owning the LEARNing

Personally I am convinced and PracTICE with students, learners showed me ALSO, that when owning its learning boosts learning and even accelerates it!! The learners are more motivated to learn as they are engaged in the learning process! I did THIS MOSTLY through Curation! Learn more below please:

 

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure)..


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Blogging, blogs, Infographics, Text links in my article, I, ME, MY, owning MY learning, making OWN choices for learning, Curation, PKM, Knowledge Management, LEARNing2LEARN, Autodidact, Engagement, Andragogy, Heutagogy…

 

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Social Distancing Monitor, Arduino NANO and Neopixel Ring | Maker, MakerED, Maker Spaces, Coding

Social Distancing Monitor, Arduino NANO and Neopixel Ring | Maker, MakerED, Maker Spaces, Coding

 

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Social Distancing Monitor, Arduino NANO and Neopixel Ring

We realized already several projects for Social Distancing with LCD and OLEDs ===> https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=social+distancing and this time WE will use a Neopixel Ring who changes the color from green to orange and then to red depending on how close WE come to the 2 metres.

WE will have a look on the video who inspired me and where you will find more information:

 


Connecting the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor:

 

Connections to the Arduino NANO:

Vcc+ gets connected to + 5V

GND to GND

ECHO gets connected to PIN 2

TRIGGER gets connected to PIN 3

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Connecting the NEOPIXEL Ring:

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24 Bit NEOPIXEL-Ring (24 LEDs) Frontview

 

 

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24 Bit NEOPIXEL-Ring (24 LEDs) Rearview

 

 

 

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Connections to the Arduino NANO:

Vcc+ gets connected to + 5V

GND to GND

DI gets connected to PIN 6

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WS2812 5050 RGB LED Ring Lamp Light

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Arduino NANO

ARDUINO NANO

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THE code

Please find below the code which I used in .doc format::

Copy and paste it into the Arduino IDE and have fun 😉

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure)..


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


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Social Distancing Monitor, Arduino NANO and I2C OLED Display | Maker, MakerED, Maker Spaces, Coding

Social Distancing Monitor, Arduino NANO and I2C OLED Display | Maker, MakerED, Maker Spaces, Coding

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Social Distancing Monitor, Arduino NANO and I2C OLED Display

In times of the Coronavirus-Crisis (Covid_19), it might be GOOD to respect the 2 meters distance to avoid getting infected!!! But not everybody can estimate distances, nor are ALL persons respecting the 2 meters rule!!! So came the idea to build an easy to realize gadget, which measures the distance when the 2 meters are not respected.

First of all, like usual, I was searching the internet to find out if there isn’t already such a project around. And YES, there is one; I found a tutorial with an Arduino UNO with provided code as well. Please check below:

In a previous tutorial WE were already using a “Social Distancing Monitor with Alarm, Arduino NANO and I2C LCD1602 Display“, check below please for revision:


Connecting the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor:

 

Connections to the Arduino NANO:

Vcc+ gets connected to + 5V

GND to GND

ECHO gets connected to PIN 10

TRIGGER gets connected to PIN 9

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Connecting the 128×64 SSD1306 OLED Display

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THE Code

For the code (Sketch), with theory explications, please check below:

All you need NOW is to put everything into a case… Have fun and stay safe!!

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128 x 64 Pixel 0.96 Inch I2C OLED Display

 

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Arduino NANO

ARDUINO NANO

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure)..


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


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Social Distancing Monitor with Alarm, Arduino NANO and I2C LCD1602 Display | Maker, MakerED, Maker Spaces, Coding

Social Distancing Monitor with Alarm, Arduino NANO and I2C LCD1602 Display | Maker, MakerED, Maker Spaces, Coding

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Social Distancing Monitor with Alarm, Arduino NANO and I2C LCD1602 Display

In times of the Coronavirus-Crisis (Covid_19), it might be GOOD to respect the 2 meters distance to avoid getting infected!!! But not everybody can estimate distances, nor are ALL persons respecting the 2 meters rule!!! So came the idea to build an easy to realize gadget, which measures the distance and gives an alarm when the 2 meters are not respected.

First of all, like usual, I was searching the internet to find out if there isn’t already such a project around. And YES, there is one; I found a tutorial with an Arduino MEGA and a LCD1602 ISP with provided code as well. Please check below:

 

This tutorial gave me the idea to start. Instead an Arduino MEGA, I used an Arduino NANO; and instead of an LCD1602 ISP, I used an LCD1602 I2C.

Thus meaning: it needs a bit to adjust the code in the sketch in the above mentioned tutorial and it’s LESS cabling, wiring needed to connect the I2C LCD1602 display.

WE played around already with I2C LCD1602 in my tutorial below, please check:

SO, here we go for the wiring… Below the wiring for the I2C LCD1602 with the Arduino NANO

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I2C LCD1602 PINOUT-Arduino NANO

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LCD-I2C-PINOUT-ARDUINO


Connecting the HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor:

 

Connections to the Arduino NANO:

Vcc+ gets connected to + 5V

GND to GND

ECHO gets connected to PIN 10

TRIGGER gets connected to PIN 9


Connecting the Buzzer for the acoustic Alarm:

 

The + sign of the Buzzer gets connected to PIN 8 of the Arduino NANO and the other pin to GND!

Below you see the prototype with wiring.

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The code

Here below see a preview of the Code:

Code preview

The complete Code could get downloaded in “.doc” format below.

Download and open the document, copy it and bring it in a NEW Sketch of the Arduino IDE. Upload it to the Arduino Nano and have fun with it!


Ordering the necessary parts

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LCD1602 + I2C Modul

LCD1602-I2C

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Arduino NANO

ARDUINO NANO

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All you need now is to put everything into a case. I was choosing a cardboard (recycling) 😉

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Social Distancing Monitor

 

 

 

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Social Distancing Monitor

 

 

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Social Distancing Monitor

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GUST-AVRIL2014-800px-2L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure). L’auteur était aussi gagnant d’un concours en électronique en 1979 ( Pays germaniques ) et voyait son projet publié dans le magazine électronique “ELO”.


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

The author was also a winner of an electronics contest (Germanic countries) in 1979 and got his project published in the “Electronics Magazine ELO”.

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I met young TEACHers, EDUcators in a Restaurant and THEY were surprised about my Modern Knowledge as I am retired…

I met young TEACHers, EDUcators in a Restaurant and THEY were surprised about my Modern Knowledge as I am retired…

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My Modern Knowledge as I am retired…

programmerman-animatedI recently met some young female teachers, educators in a Restaurant and as I am a very social person I started in to a discussion: I love to talk to find out what persons are around me and IF from EDUcation, guess, I can’t STOP to talk about Modern-EDUcation, Modern Pedagogy and for sure about Modern-Learning (THE MOST important for ME!).

Whiles the discussion was going on, THEY asked me my age and my function. THEY were surprised to know that first that I am retired (nearly 65 years old) and about my knowledge ABOUT Modern-EDUcation, Modern Pedagogy and for sure about Modern-Learning!! THEY asked me how that could be possible that I have MORE knowledge about it as THEM as THEY got the latest knowledge from Universities, according to THEIR diplomas… THEY heard (they were informed…) about the new, BUT WHEN I told them THAT  I was using it ALREADY in 2002-2003 as an innovation in my country Luxembourg, they were perplex!!!

Well, looks like Universities are NOT YET UP-To-Date then?! I explained THEM that I am an “Autodidact” and a Life-Long-LEARNing person and that I made my “Professional Development” MOSTLY on my own!! SO, I could LEARN on my own pace with my personal LEARNing-Concept, check below please for more:

I made them ALSO awake for a NEW way of EDUcation, back from the OLD and Un-LEARNing the old to acquire the NEW Modern-EDUcation:

I encouraged THEM to become #LifeLongLEARNing persons by adapting to become an autodidact:

I told THEM ALSO, that soon THEY will GET used to Coding, programming as THIS is part of the National Strategy of #DigitalLuxembourg and #Digital4EDUcation, there THEY were skeptic about it, BUT today (06 February 2020) the Ministry released it:

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

When I was asking IF THEY were present on Social-Media Twitter, YES I have an account BUT… Well, THEY didn’t see the interest really in it and I gave THEM my Twitter account to follow to find out about the How-To one could do it ===> @Knolinfos. Please check ALSO my Blog post below:

Well, enough talked; BTW a week later I had some more followers from Luxembourg (NOT using a VPN…)… WHAT is a VPN actually? Please check below my Curation:

And WHAT is Curation? Check below please:

 

BTW: Concerning being a retired teaching person, THIS might be of interest to you; please check my Blog post:

 

A certain moment we came up ALSO to talk about civilized behavior, OMG THEY told me!!! I was telling my experiences with a Bus-STOP 30 cm in front of the entrance of the house and one told me that she knows very well such an experience because of her grand father!!! Please check below my video about it to understand WHAT actually is going on:

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Concerning the behavior, I will create later another blog, stay tuned 😉

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: Autodidact, Knowledge, Professional Development, Life-Long-Learning, Curation, Blogs, PKM, PLN, Professional Knowledge Management, Personal [Professional] Learning Network, retired, behavior,

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CitiZEN-Science: The PracTICE

CitiZEN-Science: The PracTICE

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CitiZEN-Science: The PracTICE

Through the Maker-Movement and IoT (Internet of Things) there is already a LOT happening and different Networks are collecting Data through Sensors and make them available for everybody to have access and study them! Such sensors are e.g.:

  • Air Quality
  • Meteo
  • Street traffic
  • Radiation
  • People (counter) traffic
  • Water Quality
  • Wind velocity
  • Radar for excess of car speed
  • Inundation prevention
  • Observations on:
    • Nature (birds, etc.)
    • Archaeology discovering

Those, above mentioned  applications can even be assembled together and so being a precious source for communes and Governments! Mostly such projects are done with an ARDUINO and/or Raspberry PI based micro controller and a mini computer: The main difference between them is Arduino is microcontroller board while Raspberry PI is a mini computer.

Thus meaning: that fits perfect for the Maker-Movement and could GET integrated easily into STEM projects! 

Well, after following for a long time different possibilities on the How-To to get globally access to such IMPORTANT Big-Data for everyone, I found out THAT “The Things Network” is a perfect way! Please find below the address and the projects:

It is based on the “LoRaWAN“, check below, please, for more information:

Blog post will GET updated and/or new ones will get posted as it is a very interesting Movement! Stay tuned 😉

Meanwhile check the beginning of this blog post, please:

 

 


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Key words necessary for me to create this blog post: CitiZEN-Science, STEM, MakerED, Maker-Spaces, PracTICE, LEARNing-By-Doing, TTN, The Things Network, Arduino, Raspberry PI, LoraWAN, SigFox (Low Power consumption…)

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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CitiZEN-Science: WHAT is it and is it worth to follow?!!

CitiZEN-Science: WHAT is it and is it worth to follow?!!

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CitiZEN-Science: WHAT is it and is it worth to follow?!!

[Begin Text Wikipedia]:

Citizen science (CS; also known as community sciencecrowd sciencecrowd-sourced sciencecivic sciencevolunteer monitoring, or online citizen science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur (or nonprofessional) scientists.[1] Citizen science is sometimes described as “public participation in scientific research,” participatory monitoring, and participatory action research whose outcomes are often advancements in scientific research, as well as an increase in the public’s understanding of science.[2][3] Based on Alexa rankings[4] iNaturalist is currently the most popular citizen science website[5] followed by eBird[6] and then Zooniverse[7] in second and third place respectively.

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Find below a GREAT article, who explains very well:

[Begin Text SciStarter]:

As we face global challenges, we may want to find local ways to make a difference in protecting endangered species, safeguarding water sources, preventing disease, or accelerating medical research. Science needs more eyes, ears and perspectives than any scientist possesses. Enter citizen science: a collaboration between scientists and those of us who are just curious or concerned and motivated to make a difference. People just like you are collecting data by taking photos of clouds or streams, documenting changes in nature, using smartphone sensors to help scientists monitor water and air quality, or playing games to help advance health and medical research.  A citizen science project can involve one person or millions of people collaborating towards a common goal. Typically, public involvement is in data collection, analysis, or reporting.

There are thousands of opportunities to participate in this movement that’s sweeping the globe! Find them on SciStarter.org .

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Well, I don’want to say much more about this, apart that I back it up! I find it extremely interesting and it should get used in schools as it would certainly make students interested into Science.

As far as I know, it is ALSO used in a school in my country Luxembourg:

It would be perfect (my opinion) for STEM and MakerED, Maker-Spaces, as it is PracTICE!

 

MORE to come, next blog post about the already existing PracTICE:

 

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Key words necessary for me to create this blog post: CitiZEN-Science, STEM, MakerED, Maker-Spaces, PracTICE, LEARNing-By-Doing,

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Social-Media: Twitter and CO, do I STILL really need to have it as THEY JUST WANT MY information?!!! WHERE is SOCIAL?!!!

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THEY JUST WANT MY information?!!! WHERE is SOCIAL?!!!

programmerman-animatedExcuse-me, please, BUT I am getting more than upset about WHAT is happening actually on Social-Media!!! Online since 1998 and having reached the internet maturity (more than 21 years online…), I have serious concerns about WHAT STILL is ===> social <=== with Social-Media!!! It is actually becoming ONLY and purely a platform(s) for collecting information about persons to collect the MAXIMUM of information to GET a MAXIMUM out for state spying and commercial use to track the users!!!

I DON’T go in further in here, YOU have a brain, use it and GO for #CriticalTHINKing and #ProactiveTHINKing, worth to do!!! It’s YOUR future with #ICT, do YOU really want THIS to happen???!!! ME NOT!!!

I am fed up with such behavior and I am backing UP Tim BERNERS-LEE, check below please:

Learn more:

You might be interested in having MORE information about Critical-Thinking AND Proactive-Thinking to make YOUR OWN “Thinking” and “Understanding“, please check below and read it 😉

AND as I was talking about Curation, WHAT is it? A reminder for the readers WHO don’t know yet:

 

UP to you NOW, to make YOUR grey cells working…

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Key words necessary for me to create this blog post: Tim BERNERS-LEE, Trump, US, Privacy, AI, Big Data, Critical Thinking, Proactive Thinking

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Cyber-Security: THE stupidity of companies to ask (force!!!) for a 2FA authentication…

Cyber-Security: THE stupidity of companies to ask (force!!!) for a 2FA authentication…

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THE stupidity of companies to ask (force!!!) for a 2FA authentication… BUT in the mood actually, WHY???!!!

WE are in 2020: It is well known THAT a 2FA authentication ISN’T anymore secure, proven by Cyber-Security experts and EVEN the FBI reported and sent out awareness posts!!!

SO, first of all let us find out about WHAT a 2FA is to make sure THAT WE understand WHAT WE are talking about, please check below for more information:

WHAT is happening NOW (January 2020)?!!! Companies like Twitter and Google (Gmail) are forcing people (users) to give THEM their smartphone number (telephone number) to create a new account and/or in case of any trouble with an account to ONLY get unlocked the account by giving THEM the telephone number, like Twitter does actually!!! WTF is THIS for an unethical behavior to force people (users) to GET THEIR phone numbers for WHAT EVER reason?!!! Check some screenshots below please…

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THUS meaning: I can’t GET a Google Gmail account WITHOUT giving THEM my phone number, WTF is THAT???!!! THEY have already collected ALL my information, my behavior etc. and NOW THEY want ALSO to have my phone number under the guise of security, seriously???!!!

And WHAT’s about Twitter (as mentioned above)? THEY try out a new trick; one gets a message from THEM that one is detected as a robot behavior and considered as a Spam producer??!!! Really??? Well, this happens to me since 02 January 2020 ( a #HappyNewYear message…)!

 

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Looks like Twitter’s algorithm ISN’T working well, as I didn’t break any rules! It is ONLY the 3d time that THIS is happening to me, BUT this time (08-01-2020) I didn’t get a return (reply) message from them after 6 days!!! Strange, looks like THEY will force me to unlock my Twitter account for the solely reason of getting my phone number, as I asked THEM to unlock my account manually, which didn’t happen till NOW!!!? THEY DON’T get my phone number, NO WAY!!!

OK, enough complained now: Let us have a look WHY I created THIS blog post to show YOU the stupidity of a 2FA authentication, check below please:

My last Twitter posts for information before I got locked my account by Twitter:

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SO, dear readers, followers, friends: NOW you know for which reason you didn’t see ANY activity from me…

A stupid Twitter algorithm with a bad following HELP line(???)…

Will get updated IF something NEW…

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BTW: UP to YOU to GO for #CriticalTHINKING ; LEARN more about Critical-Thinking here through my Curation:

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L’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) 😉

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Keywords necessary for me to create this blog post: 2FA, Two Factor Authentication, Cyber-Security, Twitter, GMail…

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