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The Biggest Facebook Rumors Debunked

The Biggest Facebook Rumors Debunked

Oct 11, 2012

One of the consequences of a large network such as Facebook is the ongoing circulation of content by users. When a post seems relevant and urgent average users are almost guaranteed to pass it on to their network, seeing it as a charitable gesture. Posts are just as likely to contain false, inaccurate, or misinterpreted information as they are to contain the...

Kentucky Colleges Make Social Media Monitoring Mandatory

Kentucky Colleges Make Social Media Monitoring Mandatory

Aug 27, 2012

Living in Kentucky, I grew up watching college basketball. The citizens here take it very seriously, and the loyalty to the University of Kentucky Wildcats extends far outside the city of Lexington, all the way to the fringe edges of the state. When you live in Kentucky you either bleed blue, or you live in Louisville.   Knowing how seriously that the...

How to Spot a Fake Guest Blogger

How to Spot a Fake Guest Blogger

Aug 8, 2012

With Google’s latest algorithm updates, guest blogging has never been more popular as an SEO tactic. Traditionally the majority of guest bloggers were readers who had some experience in a given niche and were looking for an opportunity to expand their reach. Now there are thousands of SEOs outsourcing blog posts to countries were writing is cheap (but grammar...

Google Wallet Security Concerns: I’ll Stick With Cash

Google Wallet Security Concerns: I’ll Stick With Cash

Aug 6, 2012

After many concerns were raised regarding the security of Google Play, Google’s version of an app store for Android users, Google took some steps to beef up security. Google went ahead and employed Bouncer which is a security solution that works straight from the cloud. In the end, the deployment didn’t seem to make much headway in addressing the primary...

How Corporations Use Your Social Media Data Against You

How Corporations Use Your Social Media Data Against You

Jul 11, 2012

Banks, government institutions, insurers and ecommerce businesses are using your social media output to control your access to money, goods and services, sounds scary right!   OK let me give you an obvious positive instance of how social media monitoring can be good for society. Incidents like these give lobbyists and corporations ammunition to fight...

The Digital Age: Taking Accountability to the Next Level

The Digital Age: Taking Accountability to the Next Level

Jul 2, 2012

Last week the Internet, and American culture in particular, was forced to take a long hard look at our society after four middle school aged children nefariously bullied an elderly bus monitor on the last day of school. In the video the four boys call Karen Klein fat, make several off hand comments about her sweating and call her poor, at one point going on a...

Social Media Fraud Prevention

Social Media Fraud Prevention

Jun 13, 2012

Let’s be honest, most of the Social Media fraud prevention advice being touted by mainstream media is just not being followed.   It seems to me that we have a social media generation, who would see any life event that was not shared on Facebook or Twitter as significantly devalued. The standard, “Don’t over-share” advice, just does not seem...

Privacy Settings in Social Media

Privacy Settings in Social Media

May 14, 2012

Social networks almost always offer an array of privacy settings and sharing filters, but most privacy features are as different as they are confusing. As soon as you figure out one network, they change the settings or the layout, or you find out that you’ve misunderstood the privacy settings all along.   It’s not enough just to know where the...

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