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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 »

Traditional Library Books Belong to Museums; Thanks to E-Readers

Cushing Academy administrators, a prep school near Boston, took a courageous decision and decided that the 144 year old school, at this point of time, doesn’t really need a library. Instead, they will buy 18 e-readers to replace the 20,000 books they currently have at school.

Reasonable Move

I personally believe that such a move is a reasonable consequence of where the world is heading to today. It is as simple as this: We no longer need libraries! This is something that may be hard for us to admit as libraries have always been respected for being the place to save and share humanity’s heritage of information. Us, human beings, have utmost respect to knowledge, and to places that we perceive to be its home. But then again, we have reached a point of time where our knowledge moved from library books to online servers. The Internet took us by storm, and changed the way we consume information.

Amazon Kindle on top of a book - take from kindle.amazon's flikr photostream

Amazon Kindle on top of a book

Follower Trafficking: Would You Sell Your Twitter Followers – Discreetly?

Twitter Followers for Money?

Twitter Followers for Money?

I am 100% positive that most of you have read about, or at least heard of, human trafficking: “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, illegally or legally, in order to control them for the purpose of exploitation.”

But the question is: Have you ever heard of Twitter followers trafficking? I would have to assume not.

So, what do I mean by the “trafficking of followers”? Is it as bad as it sounds? And if given the chance, would you actually try to discreetly exploit your Twitter followers by selling them for a certain amount of money, without their knowledge?



Twitter Followers: Their real, undisclosed value…

Imagine that on a given day, you take a one minute break from your tweeting activities and decide to check the inbox in your direct messages. To your surprise, you find the following message: Are you interested in selling your Twitter followers? Contact me through e-mail for negotiations.What would you do?

Social Media & Medical Diagnosis: Could Your Online Doctor Kill You?

Is social media slowly replacing the traditional form of curing illnesses by doctor visits followed by diagnosis and medical prescriptions? Can social media really kill you through misdiagnosis? Should we really trust online doctors who give out free drug prescriptions?

When will Facebook realize that it won’t ever be “Twitter”?

Facebook is adding more and more Twitter functionalities each day. Why? Does Twitter pose a threat to Facebook or the other way around? Can they coexist? and does Facebook’s Twitter added features help the platform or hurt it?

Anonymous Atheists, Christian Evangelists & Mosques in Second Life… Spam?

Anonymous Atheists, Christian Evangelists & Mosques in Second Life… Spam?

Reddit Atheism Category

Religious freedom has a total different taste when you experience it in a virtual world; it turns into something more akin to the taste of spam. How would you feel about it if someone tried to convert you online? So what effect do you see social media having on religions?

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Social Media & Mental Health: Are Our Minds Safe?

Social Media & Mental Health: Are Our Minds Safe?

Common Mood Disorders

Is the extensive use of social media sites, channels and tools creating some kind of disturbance or another in our mental stability? What are the psychological issues and disorders that social media can help breed, promote and encourage? How can we control our social media presence to contain such a serious dilemma?

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Twitter for Enterprise Debate: Would You Use It For Your Own Business?

Twitter for Enterprise Debate: Would You Use It For Your Own Business?

Let the debate begin!

A debate with 2 completely different opinions regarding Twitter and its usefulness for businesses vs. its disadvantages. Each debater represents 5 argument points for and against Twitter use for the enterprise. What's your take?

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Will Social Media Help in Saving the Planet?

Will Social Media Help in Saving the Planet?

Climate Action Oct.24 2009

The Copenhagen conference around climate change is close. Tough negotiations are taking place between the world countries in order to divide the carbon bill. There is a huge conflict of interests and some countries are standing against needed climate actions. A group of environmentalists - 350.org - are calling out people around...

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How Safe Are You? Privacy and Risks in Social Networks

How Safe Are You? Privacy and Risks in Social Networks

twitter, dangerous, evil

How Safe are you on social media networks? are you putting too much information on the web placing you at risk from identity theft, blackmail, harassment, even stalking and murder ? Let us look at some of the incidents that were facilitated through social networks and tips on how to keep your identity safe.

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Should Twitter, Youtube & Facebook be Banned from the Workplace?

Should Twitter, Youtube & Facebook be Banned from the Workplace?

The Web's top visited sites are social media sites - should they be banned at the workplace?

Do social media tools, channels and sites pose a threat to the quality of work produced in the workplace? Is it morally unethical to spend a portion of the 8 to 9 daily working hours utilizing social media for personal use? Do you think social media use should be completely banned from the workplace?

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