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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 »

Facebook Twitter Monitoring by US Government 2009 [video]

Using the Internet could cost you your freedom!” American man claims after being accused of organizing demonstrations with the help of social media channels.

This is just one incident out of many out there which we have heard or read about and even frowned upon sometimes; incidents where freedoms were simply confiscated and people were prosecuted just for having an opinion and sharing it with others!

Although this story is almost a month old, I still find it very crucial to talk about it further due to its heavy weight and the implications and questions it poses. Day after day, it seems to me that personal freedom is being slipped from underneath our feet by the second and whatever we plan to say out loud and in public, we should revise hundreds of times before we actually sound it!

Is this the shape of our future?

I am a believer in law and the judicial system and I hail their need and praise their efficiency in catching and prosecuting those who pose an eminent threat to society yet I’m also a firm believer in human rights which encompass the right to freedom of thought and freedom of speech.

Thus, the questions that we need to ask ourselves here are the following: Within an open platform such as social media, how can we really draw the line between the “right” to sound an opinion as opposed to the “felony” of breaking the law? How can we regulate the use of social media without actually taking away the freedoms which many NGOs call for and promote?

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Social Media & Tourism: Playing the Right Cards!

In the current times we are living, social media occupies almost every part and aspect of our daily lives and decision making processes. There is now a way to use  each and any social media channel, or a combination of them, to promote any product, place, person, service and so on.

Tourism...

Tourism...

Based on the above generalization, we can easily grasp the importance of social media, especially when it comes to marketing and advertising. It is now just a matter of how to promote a certain product, service or place, to whom and the creativity of the content of the message being sent out.

So what about tourism? Does it have any place in this equation? Is it, also, able to benefit from social media? And how can social media be best utilized to promote countries in general and cities or certain sites in specific?

Tourism: The Basics!

How about we start with the simple basics of tourism; the building blocks?

To begin with, we must be able to determine why people travel and how they are able to judge if a country is worth visiting and touring or not.

Basically, people travel for two main reasons: Business and leisure (which includes tourism). Now, since business destinations are usually predetermined, we need to identify what makes a person choose a certain country over another for vacationing purposes. This falls under 5 main reasons and they are:

Would You Be Mine… Online? The Pros & Cons of Online Dating

Are online relationships healthy, may they be through MSN Messenger, Facebook, Twitter or any specialized dating services? What are the advantages and disadvantages of relationships that are through social media from a purely neutral point of view?

Is Social Media Enough for Maintaining Friendships?

How well do we REALLY know our friends whom we have been connected to only through social media channels for the past months or even years? Can strong, real and long-term friendships be maintained only through social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter? What is the cost we are paying for compromising the sincerity of our friendships my limiting them to brief, limited interactions over the web?

Top 10 Tips to Get Rid of Your Social Media Addiction!

Top 10 Tips to Get Rid of Your Social Media Addiction!

Social Media Addicts Association!

Whether or not we choose to admit it, each of us has, or at least is prone to having, a certain addiction at some point in time or another and for a specific substance, object, concept and so on. Recently though, the hot topic which everybody seems to be talking about is the sibling of Internet addiction; the one and only: social...

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Social Media: Might be the Devil, but it’s not the Reaper!

Social Media: Might be the Devil, but it’s not the Reaper!

Blood Donors in Lebanon Facebook Group

Despite all the negative publicity about social media in relation to privacy related issues, intrusive advertising and safety problems, recently, I am developing this feeling that social media is currently specializing in creating opportunities to save lives more than take them!"

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Women’s Domination: Sex Appeal, Competition & Multitasking!

Women’s Domination: Sex Appeal, Competition & Multitasking!

1,2,3... Go!

Women have the ability to get things done faster than men, through multitasking, and women are clearly competitive amongst each other. These are facts that are scientifically proven in more than one article and study and both in real life and virtually!

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The Addictive Psychology Behind Facebook’s Use & Popularity!

The Addictive Psychology Behind Facebook’s Use & Popularity!

Facebook Addiction by The Oatmeal

"Just as alcohol, drugs and cigarettes tend to have an addictive quality in their nature, Facebook too can be extremely addictive!"

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Yahoo! “to Take on Twitter”: Beyond Far-fetched!

Yahoo! “to Take on Twitter”: Beyond Far-fetched!

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Is it really "wise" to try to take on well-established services or platforms by imitating them? Does the fact that a company has a high market share in a certain field automatically translate into its a guaranteed success in other fields? What is happening to product/service specialization? And why is everyone is trying to be involved...

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Social Media Accused of Turning Users to Targets… Who’s to Blame?

Social Media Accused of Turning Users to Targets… Who’s to Blame?

Is Social Media Guilty as Charged?

Is it always fair to blame others for our mistakes? Since the introduction of Web 2.0, why is social media being held responsible for almost every little thing that goes wrong in our lives?To what extent is our ignorance and negligence playing a role in making us targets to different types of undesirable situations, such as theft...

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