CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Many of us cannot live without internet access. We send texts and emails using our phone. We keep in touch via Facebook and Twitter and we even keep up with news headlines. So what would you do if suddenly you had no internet access? What if you were overseas and suddenly cut off from friends and family?
What if the United States lost access or what if you or a loved one were in Egypt – or someplace else – and the internet went dark? It's a real possibility. WBTV's Cyber Expert, Theresa Payton, tells us you do have options.
WHAT WORKS WHEN THE INTERNET GOES DARK:
HOW TO PREPARE IN ADVANCE
WORD FOR THE WEEK:
Mouselexic – a techie term for when you are doing a demo or presentation, get a little sidetracked or nervous, and the mouse goes the opposite direction from where you intended. You just became temporarily mouselexic.
WEB PAGES YOU MIGHT FIND HELPFUL:
Wired Magazine has built a "how to" page that will constantly be updated. It lists various tips and instructions on how to stay connected in an emergency.
Check out Akamai's site if you would like to see a worldwide internet traffic report: