The only thing in the world that can make you rich overnight – or get you fired for some personal comment on your Facebook page. Social media is infamous for its power to promote or punish. We all like to keep in touch with our friends. Whether boasting about that wild weekend party, or how you can’t believe your boss handled a situation at work. We share the good, the bad, and the ugly. But there’s a difference between sharing a story over a barbecue and sharing it online.
Most legitimate web sites don’t use the types of ads that we all know and hate. Animated ads with loud sounds and distracting motions, Pop-ups/unders, and other sorts of intrusive advertising that interrupt people are the reason many have turned to ad blocking extensions. Ads that are so intrusive that they actually disrupt the intended use of a website don’t help anyone. Often the types of sites that use intrusive and or misleading ads of a questionable nature to begin with.
Social media, which were in their infancy at the beginning of the twenty-first century have evolved rapidly and today, they have become part of our daily existence. They have affected how we work and how we communicate. The power of Social Media lie in the way they allow us to build associations, relevant groups for discussions, share and collect news, stories, and other bits of information. Social media have also helped long lost friends to find one another and enabled users to form virtual communities.
Are you cheating on your spouse? Then, you might be highly concerned of your privacy getting compromised, or your partner obtaining information about your escapades. Ashley Madison, an online dating site with the tag line “Life is short, have an affair”, catering to individuals wanting to have an affair, recently found their database security breached and considerable user data stolen by a group of self-styled hackers by name, the Impact Team.
In our previous post entitled “Parental Control Guide Part One: OpenDNS Single Computer Configuration” we’ve discussed parental control through OpenDNS and in one of the steps the users should clear the cache of the browser and this post is a follow up to that post and will inform you how to clear the cache for all major browsers.
In our previous post entitled “How to Backup your Gmail emails using Default Windows mail Application” we discussed how to backup your Gmail emails and by the way that method was also suitable for backing up any other email “e.g. Yahoo, Outlook, etc.”, the problem with that method was that it was extremely tedious, time consuming and it’s suitable for backing up only the emails, not the docs in Google drive and all of the other goodies connected to your Google account.
Gone are the days when search engine optimization is based mainly on meta tags and descriptions. If you still don’t have a designated Twitter account for your business or a Google+ or Facebook fan page, then you’re missing out on the opportunity of having higher search engine rankings. Nowadays, search engines such as Google determine how to weigh our social interaction and behaviour using social media presence as the ranking factor.