Thanks to social media, I expect that “Internet Profile Cleanup Expert” will be a profitable profession going forward, especially for those young enough that have accounts in high school or younger.
New Year’s is the perfect time to make changes for the better in your life. On this week’s #TechTuesday segment on Wills and Snyder in the Morning, we discussed protecting your important data by making a resolution to back-up once a week.
This week also saw the long-running Facebook copyright hoax recirculating through social media. Bill Wills and I discussed how Facebook uses your content and what their user agreement means for those photos of your cat posted to your Facebook timeline.
According to some reports, the new Timeline feature for Facebook is disliked by nearly 70% of the people surveyed. However, this latest update to the interface of the popular social networking site is here to stay.
I spoke to Bill Wills of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about how to make the best out of the new Timeline feature. I also gave advice for checking your privacy settings to ensure that none of your private posts accidentally were made public by the change.
â€œSocial media is over,â€ said James Franco at a recent nonprofit benefit. The actor and write received much attention for live tweets sent out during his co-hosting duties at the Oscars. However, after just a few months of being on Twitter, heâ€™s said that heâ€™s looking to spend less time on the service.
Is Franco right? Will social media be another online fad to be eventually forgotten like our Geocities home pages and AOL chat rooms? With over 600 million Facebook members and 155 million tweets posted every day, itâ€™s not hard to look at the statistics and balk at James Francoâ€™s prediction. However, as a Geek Squad Agent who helps the public with their technology every day, I see a more fundamental proof that social media is here to stay: the simple human need to share our experiences. Continue reading “Is Social Media Over?”
Recent changes in the Facebook privacy settings has sparked some controversy, and I had some opportunities to provide tips in keeping your personal information under control.
I spoke first with the Fox 8 News morning team about how you can edit your privacy settings in your Facebook account, and undo the recent changes.
Later, I spoke with the Wills & Snyder show on WTAM 1100 about privacy in a social media world: Privacy in a Social Media World