Tag: Facebook

5
Jun

European Commission Wants to Give Internet Users the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

We all make mistakes. We all do and say things that we wish we could take back. But in today’s world, instead of maybe a few dozen people being privy to a particular faux pas, it could be a few hundred or a few thousand. In the case of celebrities, like Ashton Kutcher and Spike…

22
May

New York Department of Education Says No To Facebook

Accepting a friend request from a teacher is similar to accepting a friend request from a boss, and both are bad ideas. Becoming Facebook friends with a boss opens an employee up to all kinds of problems if he doesn’t immediately limit what gets shared with said boss. But for a student – even a…

25
Apr

Billion-Dollar Baby: Instagram Acquired by Facebook

First the introduction of Timeline, then the announcement of an IPO, and now, Facebook is acquiring another startup.  On Apr. 9, 2012, in a post on his Facebook page, company co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would acquire Instagram, a photo-sharing app company, for $1 billion. This acquisition is Facebook’s largest to date….

24
Apr

Facebook IPO scheduled in May

Facebook’s been getting a lot of face time in the news lately, not only because it introduced its new Timeline feature but also because it announced it would be going public in late spring 2012. Shortly before celebrating its eight-year anniversary on Feb. 4, 2012, Facebook announced its plans for an IPO. The Menlo Park,…

18
Apr

Be Smartphone Savvy and Protect Your Device

By now, we all understand that smartphones are pocket sized computers, and just as it’s important for you to protect your desktop or laptop, it’s also important for you to protect your smartphone. Security software companies have products specifically designed for use with smartphones because they are just as much at risk as computers. People…

9
Apr

Employers Demand Facebook Login Info From Applicants, Employees

As if applying for a job wasn’t nerve wracking enough, now employers are asking applicants – and sometimes employees – to hand over their Facebook usernames and passwords. Really? This alarming trend, which has caught the attention of two US senators, has made its way to Canada. Some people are so desperate to land jobs or keep…

28
Mar

Facebook Revises Terms for Pages

Are you ready for the new Facebook Pages?  Do you understand the rules? By now, we all know the power of social media. A Facebook page is one of many “must have” tools for every business’ marketing toolbox. But just having a Facebook page isn’t enough. Business leaders and marketers have to know how to…

21
Mar

Blogger Links Blocked by Facebook

Almost everyone has his own blog these days. Many people use Google Blogger because it’s easy and free. With so many people out there who started their own businesses after losing their jobs during the recession, Blogger hosts dozens of professional blogs. Unfortunately, Blogger also hosts dozens of spam accounts, and Facebook doesn’t like that….

13
Mar

Facebook Timeline is Inevitable

People who use Facebook a lot, whether for personal or professional purposes and, may enjoy the new Timeline feature. We’ve all been hearing about it for a while now, and according to Angela Moscaritolo in her article for PCMag.com, Timeline will become a fait accompli on Mar. 30, 2012. One nice thing about Timeline, especially…

9
Jan

80’s Pop Star Adam Ant is not dead!

You have to love the Internet.  Social media services such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn allow us to stay in pretty close contact with all of our clients, colleagues and friends.  But it does have a dark side. How many fake death announcements have hit the Internet during the past year?  There are many, so…

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