2016-10-05 / Front Page

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

By Ted J. Bloom

Ted Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A librarian and professor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor.  His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.com.Ted Bloom, MLS., MSEd., CPL.,CKMI., NP has been a published columnist in New York since 1999. A librarian and professor with two graduate degrees, some of his credentials include, creating and running a career preparation computer lab for at-risk youth through the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as being a NYS Notary Public, SUNY Communications Instructor, a YMCA Director and a Certified Krav Maga Instructor. His first book The Librarian's Guide to Employment in the Information Age is now available on Amazon.com.Motel 6 is a major chain of budget motels with more than 1,100 locations in the United States and Canada. Motel 6 also operates Studio 6, a chain of extended stay hotels. In October 2012, the sale of the Motel 6 chain by Accor Hotels to The Blackstone Group for $1.9 billion was concluded. The Blackstone Group then established G6 Hospitality LLC as the management company for Motel 6 and Studio 6.  Source: Search engine www.Duckduckgo.com.  Why does this concern you, the weary traveler on vacation or a business trip?  Simple.  Studio 6 can save guests large amounts of dinero because you rent by the week at a discount and unlike the standard Motel 6 accommodations, Studio 6 has a full kitchen.  For details, including military and senior discounts please visit: www.Staystudio6.com.

Moreover, www.TED.com stands for Technical, Entertainment and Design and has been the place to go online for numerous brilliant expert lectures ranging in length from five to thirty minutes on topics such as work, leisure, science, the latest inventions, you-name-it in, get this, 100 languages. Anthropologist Helen fisher spoke about online dating sites.  Fisher said they should really be called online introduction sites.  (As most of us are working longer hours at more jobs, online socializing is a viable alternative to the real thing.)  However, she stressed that once you actually meet your date, the courting ritual that begins is the same as in primordial times regardless of what site you use.  The handful of free dating sites that come to mind, as I am single are: www.Okcupid.com, www.POF.com and www.Tinder.com.  Tinder requires an additional account with www.Facebook.com in order to post your pictures to attract mates. 

In closing, my own personal experience suggests that one demand honesty when using dating websites as often users complain of the time wasting vicarious, dishonest (old) pictures and worse, married users who state they are single.  Caveat emptor campers.  Common sense dictates meeting in public for the first date and never inviting the person into your home or car for the initial meeting.  I have known victims.  You do not need the headaches of filing police reports, paying attorneys or worse, getting killed.  Aloha.

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