Do you know what is said about your ministry or business on the internet? Would you like to know a simple, FREE way to find out every time you are mentioned on the net? (more…)
For background on the Cooks Source magazine fiasco from last week, see my post here. For today’s update, see John Bredehoft’s post: The new Cooks Source tactic – blame Facebook, and praise the non-existent Western New England Food Bank. (more…)
Recent stories indicated that advertisers could identify gays through targeted advertising. If that is not a part of your life, why does it matter to you? Let me explain the process so you can see that the advertising technique should give us all pause. (more…)
Got a good laugh at myself looking at my blog while drafting a different post. Here are two consecutive posts: (more…)
Social media now is where web sites used to be. (more…)
Sometimes we see trends or patterns and think they are pretty dumb. Maybe even reach the level of stupid. When those dumb things are at a societal level, we need to realize that is the way the world is working and engage the world as it is, not as we think it ought to be. (more…)
If you want everything you say on Facebook to be visible to the world, that is okay. If you want to set limits on who can see how much, then you need to modify your privacy settings. Best explanation I have seen on how to manage your privacy is found in this article from the Christian Computing Magazine. Took me a while to wander through the settings and instructions at Facebook to learn what is covered here in just a few pages.
By the way, the magazine is free. You can read it online or get email delivery. Check it out. Sign up for a free subscription.
Earlier comment discusses dangers of social media. Merely Googling or Binging someone’s name might produce some good background. How about more serious background checks? (more…)
People are using social media to do simple checks on people they are involved with. Examples? Employers obviously, but that is old news. Recently I have read articles mentioning that potential roommates, first dates, parents hiring babysitters, and college admission officers are also using social media to scope out people.
How? The easiest way is to look at FaceBook and then Google or Bing the person’s name. (more…)
The internet, social media, and electronic mail are wonderful. Those tools let us do incredible things that were beyond imagination 15 years ago.
There is danger in the midst of these wonders. Things you say can travel far. When it becomes electronic, those things you say can live forever. (more…)