Top Things You Should Not Share on Social Networks


Dashburst-dislike-button-stop-sign-300x225‘Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Friendster, Urban Chat and Black Planet are just a few of more than 100 Web sites connecting folks around the world who are eager to share their thoughts and feelings. But just like in real life, there’s such a thing as sharing too much information (TMI). It’s easy to get caught up in the social aspects of sites like Facebook, but what you choose to share is there for all to see if you don’t limit who can view your information. The same study by Pew Research found that 40 percent of users have open access to their profiles, allowing anyone to view their information. The other 60 percent restrict access to friends, family and colleagues. Sharing personal information with strangers can be dangerous business, and there are some things you should definitely put on your “do not share” list. We’ll go over 10 of those items in this article…’
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Who is Spying on You? [infographic]
‘…I’m pretty sure that we’re all aware of computer hackers. The real shocker comes with just how easy it is for hackers to steal your information. Today’s infographic lets us regular folk know just how easy it is for our information to be tracked and potentially stolen. I have personally been guilty of being too trusting of public routers. Since I don’t have internet at home, I’ll spend HOURS surfing the net, and getting personal things done at Mcdonalds, where the internet is free for the public to use. But not after reading today’s infographic!

‘It’s crazy to realize that this entire time someone could have been cyber stalking my information! I’m going to have to beef up my antivirus and keep my internet time to a minimum. Seriously, for your personal and financial safety, read today’s infographic and be protect your computer. The facts in today’s infographic are too scary to ignore! [VPN for Travelers]…’
infographic

Litterati Is Eliminating Litter with Social Media
Looks like a part of my idea The Hierarchical Internet
This Litterati app is great except you are required to use Instagram

‘The most recent hashtag cause I stumbled upon was brought to my attention from a person I met while in France. He started using Instagram to post photos of litter on the ground and hashtagging with #litterati. At first I thought to myself, is my friend taking artsy pictures of his garbage? That idea seemed strange to me, so after further investigation, I found this hashtag was much more meaningful than I had realized…’
“The Vision of Litterati is a litter free world”

Crowdsourced Verification for Crisis Information
Large amounts of unverified and often contradictory information often appear on social media following natural disasters. Timely verification of this information can be crucial for coordinating relief efforts. Our goal is to enable and accelerate this verification process by developing Veri.ly, an online platform designed to collectively evaluate the credibility of rapidly crowdsourced evidence.
veri.ly

Suvudu Now Supported by Random House
Suvudu is invite-only. If you are my follower and want an invite, just let me know
random house

See what happens when a hacker tracks a cybercrook

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