Posts Tagged ‘email’

a higher purpose for social media

September 8th, 2010

I’ve officially been blogging about it for almost a year.  Social Media is going strong and why wouldn’t it? With FaceBook having hit its 500 million-member mark, LinkedIn breaking the 70 Million mark and Twitter? Twitter has over 100 million users as of April of this year and is registering 300,000 new users per day.  There are on average 55 million tweets per day with over 600 million search queries per day.

So yes indeed, Social Media is being used for Marketing Purposes and combined with the right strategy can be a successful venture for most individuals and corporations.   But here is my question; Is Social Media just for business, branding, creating buzz and selling a product or service?

I got involved in Social Media almost two years ago just to see what all the hype was about; back in the day when FaceBook really was being used to find old schoolmates and family members not seen in many years.  After all it was through FaceBook that I connected with my cousin Tony whom I hadn’t seen in over 30 years. And it was through FaceBook » Read more: a higher purpose for social media


5 simple steps to protect yourself from hackers on facebook

May 21st, 2010

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for some time now but things just seem to keep getting in the way.  So its time to stop procrastinating as I have no excuses left and I just need to do it!

We read so much these days about the benefits of building a following of friends on the social platforms, like LinkedIn, Twitter and FaceBook just to name a few. And by the way, these are probably the most popular platforms out there and you can add MySpace to the popularity list.  Yes, there are so many benefits to using these networks to connect with family and friends and for businesses the opportunities are endless.

What we do not hear about are the potential dangers that lurk in the dark corners of some of these platforms and today specifically, I want to address the privacy issues and risks we all assume by creating a profile on FaceBook.

Last week a friend of mine who uses FaceBook strictly to stay in touch with her friends and family had her account hacked.  Quite frankly, I don’t know how it happens, but it did happen. Her identity was stolen and somehow the hackers also » Read more: 5 simple steps to protect yourself from hackers on facebook