I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who told me that her Facebook profile had been deleted — not hacked, deleted by Facebook. I wondered how this could happen and, unfortunately for her, she posted a picture that Facebook deemed to be inappropriate. According to my friend, Facebook notified her with a strongly worded warning message and before she could do anything or even respond to the message, her account was deleted. I’m sure you know someone who has had their Facebook account hacked or deleted, it may have even happened to you. First you feel violated, then isolated, then the reality hits you that your account is not coming back. Do you rebuild? Can you? How many people do you have to recontact? It’s a daunting task to say the least.
Is Twitter A Waste Of Time? A recent study from Sysomos, a company that makes analytics tools for social media, looked at the number of tweets made over a two month period and found that of the 1.2 billion tweets posted on Twitter, 71 percent were not re-tweeted or replied to by other users. What […]
How Will U.S. Respond To A Cyber Attack? In response to the increased threat of a cyber attack in the U.S., the government has recently developed the National Cyber Incident Response Plan. The plan is being tested this week by thousands of cyber-security personal from 11 states, 12 foreign countries, and 60 private companies. One […]
Mainstream Media Loves Apple Apple is the darling of mainstream media, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. Results showed that Apple gets the largest amount of coverage by mainstream media, the majority of which is positive. The media also favors tech companies like Google, which is the second most talked about […]
Texting While Driving Kills Thousands There have been approximately 16,000 deaths in the U.S. from drivers who were distracted by their cell phones from 2001-2007, according to research from The University of North Texas Science Center. The rapid rise of text messaging is one of the leading causes of deaths while driving. It was also […]