Saturday, April 15, 2006

Blog Update News

Sorry for the intrusion into all-things-Packers, but just thought I would make a quick mention of a few new additions to the Packer Fans United blog. You can see all of these in the right hand column. At the top of the column you'll see a "Tell a friend" button. If you like what you read here, please share it with your buddies. Don't worry. The email address is used only for an auto-fill-in feature in opening your own email program to send the link to this site. I don't collect, nor even see, any email addresses entered, so there are no privacy issues, spam fears, etc. I worry about that stuff as much as anyone. Several of the tell-a-friend options I checked out just seemed a bit too invasive for my tastes. I want to respect your privacy and I believe this particular feature does just that.

A second new addition to the site is the "Feedburner" icon just below the "Tell a friend" button. By clicking on that icon you can subscribe to this blog's RSS-style feed. You then receive new posts automatically in your own RSS reader program. If all this is an entirely foreign language to you, or you want to know more about what the heck I'm talking about, just click here for a great introduction to the whole topic.

The final new addition is at the end of the right hand column. It is an "EFF" icon. EFF stands for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is one of -- if not the -- primary organizations working to defend all types of cyberspace freedoms. In a world operating more and more in cyberspace, where -- among other things -- laws are being written or abused or bent or even nonexistent, the EFF provides the legal and lobbying effort needed to protect our rights and freedoms from government and corporate abuses. Whether addressing such issues as digital copyrights, email censorship, electronic voting, illegal surveillance, Patriot Act abuses and more, the EFF is an organization worthy of your consideration. Click on the icon and you will be taken to the EFF website where you can explore issues you never knew existed...and which you probably should...because they may very will impact your use of the Internet -- and many other aspects of your life -- in ways you can't even imagine.

So, folks, that's the update. Hope you don't find any of them too intrusive. If anything, I hope you find them a way to tell others about this site you've come to enjoy, a way to make it even easier for you to receive the latest posts here without even having to check in, and a way for you to become more aware of the challenges of living in our digital age.

Now...back to the Pack!!!