Monday, July 13, 2020

Social Networking Articles

Why It’s Important to Teach your Kids How to Cook and Use Social Media

A recent post of mine which focused on an informal and potentially dangerous marriage between Instagram and Kik Messenger seems to have gotten quite a bit of attention lately. I'm always excited when I can share my ideas, opinions,...

10 Tips on How to Avoid Losing your Digital Identity

Our society is made up of all types of information. And the amount of "stuff" that is known about us is growing as speeds never before seen. Think back 50 or 100 years. What identified a person? Their names,...

Parents Beware: Instagram & Kik Messenger Are A Dangerous Combination & What Social Dangers to Check For

Over the past few years, I have written about security and safety for the family, especially when it comes to protecting your kids from online predators and social bullies. My wife and I really try to practice what we...

5 Reasons Why You Should Repurpose Old Content from your Blog

I have often been asked: why the heck do you have those automated tweets of old content coming from your blog? What is the reasoning? They are outdated and might not be topical, could be viewed as out of context...

Have You Had “The Talk” with you Kids? The Online Security Talk, That Is!

Go to you kids right now and ask them if they know what cyberbullying is. Go on, do it! I'm going to guess that they might be able to tell you at least something. If they did, that is...

Consumer Clouds – A Comfortable and Easy On-ramp to More Complex Business Clouds

I have multiple personalities. No, I'm not schizophrenic but I do have alter egos. During the day, I live and breathe cloud computing with my job as Technology Evangelist at GoGrid, a cloud infrastructure provider. And then the rest...

How Internet Security Savvy Are You?

If you have read any of my articles in the past, I find it extremely important to use technology as a tool to better your life. Some of those "tools" are for entertainment, and others are for security and...

Guest on Intel’s Digital Nibbles Podcast – Talking about Consumer Clouds

Recently, I was invited to be a guest on a podcast (sponsored by Intel) called Digital Nibbles and the topic was Consumer Clouds. Digital Nibbles is a podcast that discusses data centers, cloud computing and other topics around big...

Getting Saucy on Cast of Dads Episode #45 “Dads CAN Cook Even When Sauced”

We had quite a few topics stewing to be discussed on Cast of Dads Episode #45 "Dads CAN Cook Even When Sauced". For starters, we had a conversation about a social media campaign that tried to use modern day...

10 Ideas for Facebook Parental Controls and What You Can Do Until They Are There

Facebook needs parental controls - although I will bet that if you ask kids between the ages of 13 and 16, they would say that it definitely does NOT need ANY type of parental control whatsoever. But, being a...

How To Use Chrome Instant Search to Test Twitter Status Updates & Use Reserved Characters via Web Intents

Back in May, I wrote a post on "How to Pre-Populate Twitter Status Update the NEW Way via Links & Web Intents". Essentially, Twitter updated the method for creating a link to "tweet" using their new Web Intents platform....

Tips for Improving your Child’s Safety Online – An Interview with AVG Internet Security

Last week I spent some time speaking about Internet Security for your kids with Tony Ascombe, "Ambassador" of Free Products for AVG, an Internet Security firm specializing in keeping your business and home safe from Internet threats. My...
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