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Who Owns Your Content On Facebook?

Who Owns Your Content On Facebook?

When you go to the bank to rent out a security box from them they will inform you of their policy. They will also ensure you that if they want to terminate your contract at any point they will first inform... Read more »

Now you can b**** about your job on Facebook & get away with it!

Now you can b**** about your job on Facebook & get away with it!

As soon as Facebook use became ubiquitous we started hearing about more and more people who have lost their jobs due to the service. There are plenty of stories, from those caught skipping work to attend a... Read more »

Be Careful of What Links You Share via Social Media!

“What your husband reads online can get you beaten to death when pregnant!”

Our lives now have recently started revolving around links; those our friends share with us, those we come across on Twitter, Facebook, Mixx, Stumble Upon, Digg and so on and links that we find and share! It is safe to say that, due to social media, links play a very important role in shaping the way we think, what we believe and what we do as well!

As a result of this deduction, it is very important for us to pay attention to what we share online. We now have a responsibility towards those people we interact with online; they depend on the information we share and we must always try to validate the information, when possible, in order not to cause or promote chaos, aggression, violence and drama!

The following is an example of something that happened with me a few days ago: I was going through my Mixx shares and I came across an article entitled:

Facebook & Twitter DO Help “Criminal Minds” Find You!

This post comes to you as a final warning, I am serious people, I will not talk about this subject again: Social media and social networking are fun but their dangers are greater than many of us expect or can even imagine!

Apart from their addictive nature, the hundreds of scams they facilitate, the way they make cheating easier and the fact that they have the power to promote and spread fascism, they also pose an eminent threat on our lives by making it easier for killers, thieves and perverts to stalk and even, may God forbid, get to us!

The TV Series “Criminal Minds” Brilliantly Tackles It:

Thousands of users out there chose to shut down their social networking accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and even MySpace due to crimes committed by utilizing such sites. However, not everyone is taking the subject as seriously as they should be

Openbook is Out to Get YOU!

When we sign up to a social media platform, such as Facebook, we – so naively – think that the information we will share will be with the people we choose. However, little by little, and while our addiction is growing bigger and bigger, we find out that things are not what we thought they [...]

Facebook could face Pakistani Death Penalty over “Draw Mohammed Day”

Is Facebook’s founder and co-founders in REAL trouble this time? News is buzzing about death penalty due to the fact that Facebook has allowed the setting up of a Facebook group which is viewed as “blasphemous” according to Islamic beliefs. “It is reported that petitioner Muhammad Azhar Sidiqque is waiting for the Pakistani police to [...]

What is Twitter: News Media or Social Network?

What is Twitter: News Media or Social Network?

From the study: Topics ranked by RT proportion (# of users > 50,000)

The study's main goal is analyzing the topological characteristics of Twitter and its power as a new medium of information sharing. In order to deduce accurate results, the researchers heading this study crawled 41.7 million user profiles, 1.47 billion social relations, 4,262 trending topics and 106 million tweets.

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Gaza’s #Flotilla — Has Twitter Joined the Censoring Game?

Gaza’s #Flotilla — Has Twitter Joined the Censoring Game?

Trending on Trendistic (no censoring)

Last night there was a brutal and barbaric attack by the Israeli Defense Forces on a humanitarian aid convey that was making its way to the Gaza to protest the siege that have been in place for more than 2 years. The humanitarian aid convey which had activists from several nationalities and even included a holocaust survivor. The...

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PicFog: Exposing your Twitter images to the world!

PicFog: Exposing your Twitter images to the world!

Using the open structure of Twitter, all pictures that have been placed on Twitter profiles that have not been blocked from third-party viewing are automatically relayed to PicFog, including the text that accompanies the picture. Read more...

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How Social Media Helps Spread & Promote Fanaticism!

How Social Media Helps Spread & Promote Fanaticism!

Fanaticim is destructive!

I can't help but wonder about the many ways social media actually helps fanatics spread their fanaticism, share their excess convictions and about the influence of that on communities and interactions!

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Anything you “Tweet” can & will be used against you!

Anything you “Tweet” can & will be used against you!

Library of Congress, Jefferson Building by Michael Casey

The Library of Congress announced this week that it will archive the billions of tweets published since Twitter launched in March 2006. Is it a waste of money and time?

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IBM’s Crime Prediction Software — Goodbye, human rights?

IBM’s Crime Prediction Software — Goodbye, human rights?

Crime Statistics

The Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software from IBM to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention and education programs. Goodbye human rights!

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