TekSavvy Insider - - Insider Update - Marvin Hand­sor, Ex­ec­u­tive Pub­lisher, TekSavvy In­sider

I’d like to talk to you to­day about best prac­tice for avoid­ing un­pleas­ant sur­prises. The way that we all con­sume me­dia is chang­ing. Let’s take the jug­ger­naut of the stream­ing world as the most vis­i­ble ex­am­ple. Net­flix has 57 mil­lion sub­scribers world­wide and by most ac­counts makes up 35 per­cent of all peak In­ter­net traf­fic. That’s a lot of stream­ing, time shift­ing and binge watch­ing. Con­sum­ing our me­dia on de­mand and at our con­ve­nience has freed us from the broad­cast sched­ule but it has also brought with it a few dan­gers. Whether you are brows­ing the web, tweet­ing or chat­ting at the wa­ter cooler there is a phrase in our ver­nac­u­lar that hints at our first dan­ger. Spoil­ers! Spoil­ers are ev­ery­where! Stream­ing, time shift­ing and binge­ing have al­lowed for more of us to be­come fans of truly en­gag­ing en­ter­tain­ment but it also means there are thou­sands out there that are bent on shar­ing the de­tails of the lat­est plot twist or turn with­out the cour­tesy of a spoiler alert. 87% of Canadian house­holds are con­nected to the In­ter­net to­day. An av­er­age con­nected home could po­ten­tially have two gam­ing con­soles, a PC, two tablets, three smart phones, and two tele­vi­sions all con­nected to the In­ter­net. The odds are good that each of those de­vices can stream me­dia and they all have a col­lec­tive im­pact on your avail­able us­age. Avoid un­pleas­ant sur­prises and dou­ble check that you are on the right In­ter­net pack­age for your fam­ily. Check out our Find Your Plan tool, and log into My­Ac­count to check your monthly us­age or up­grade your pack­age. http:// teksavvy. com/ find- your- plan https:// my­ac­count. teksavvy. com

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