Vote For Palin on Dancing with the Stars! — Learn SM by Example

The Palin’s: what a family! While they are well known for their most famous quality of being … ubiquitously covered on ‘main stream media’. While Sarah Palin, big momma grizzly, is well know for her use of social media and the internet which she used to make herself relevant in the political arena and with a single status update placing Obamacare in the dire straits. Her Facebook fanpage boasts a mighty 2.45 million fans and her Twitter account has a lot of eyes on it!

But today, another Palin is shinning, no-drama-mama Bristol has made it on the TV show “Dancing With The Stars” and managed to defy all bets and steady on till the show’s finale and she has the internet to thank for her run. A well orchestrated campaign has been run by an amalgam of forces united by the goal of keeping her on the show.

5 Simple Ways to Protect Your Privacy On Facebook

Wingnuts!

Wingnuts!

Now those privacy zealots are always bashing Facebook and its users for not valuing their privacy, and calling on everyone on the web to go back to their cocoon and place a big firewall seal on their information and lives.

But let us face it, the majority of people on the internet like their Facebook and social media and like using it. Those privacy pundits are just political motivated scare mongers. Those guys are up there on wing-nut scale with Teabaggers, Truthers, Birthers and Sarah Palin but there must be some bipartisan middle ground between the privacy zealots and Zuckman‘s total agnosticism to privacy.

That’s where this post comes in, these are 5 simple ways that you can use to ensure your privacy.

1. Reclaim Your Nickname

In the early days of the internet, everyone adopted a nickname when they signed up to an email and they were unique. No one else can claim that email and it was their own; their internet identity. Now people are all about using their birth name, and when you look for “Tom Ford” on Facebook you find hundreds of them and then you have to sift through them to find your “Tom Ford”.

Having a nickname allowed people to use it as a pass-code allowing only those whom they like to have access to their profile, you can reclaim that by using a nickname rather than a real name. This will help deter nosy outsiders and strangers from stumbling on your profile and hopefully family members as well.

Power of Annonymous: Wikileaks

One of the Pillars for the success of the internet has been the anonymity of interactions. The ability to take on a secret identity and go forth saying things and doing deeds that won’t be tied to your real life identity was the stuff of comics but with the internet every could be a superhero. While this sense of anonymity is being consistently chipped at by companies like Facebook and Google but it still exist on the web. Anonymity is still prominent on the web, and there is no better example of that than the site Wikileaks.com.

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