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Privacy Settings – why you can’t set it and forget it

Privacy Settings - why you can't set it and forget it

Thanks to Edward Snowden and the NSA, Privacy has become the new buzzword of the year. Yet despite all the media coverage, here are some startling stats from social media (according to Pew): Of the 1 billion Facebook users 13 million users have never touched their privacy settings 26% of men and 14% of women have completely public profiles across

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Online shopping – all the convenience with less of the risk

Online shopping - all the convenience with less of the risk

I don’t like crowds, or malls, or parking lots. So I do most of my purchases online. Additionally, with so many relatives in other cities, I love online shopping for holidays; Free shipping, free wrapping, and I know my gifts get to their destination. The convenience is high, BUT like all things online, when you are entering your personal information

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Using your online identity to get hired, not fired!

Using your online identity to get hired, not fired!

In a world where 91% of bigger employers use social networks to screen their candidates, what does your digital identity say about you? The right one can get you the job you are looking for. The wrong one can get you fired. Social networks have become an awesome avenue to share your creative side – photos, videos, blogs. They connect

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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Every time you sign up for a service – online or otherwise – you need to agree to their Terms and Conditions (T&C), also known as Terms of Service or Terms of Use. The T&C are a set of legally-binding conditions forming a contract that takes effect when you click “I Accept”. Additionally, some contain a disclaimer that these terms could

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Content curation – Just what i was looking for!

Content curation - Just what i was looking for!

Imagine that you are looking for a pair of jeans. You walk in to a clothing store and, lo-and-behold, the only thing this store has is jeans AND they are all in your size. They may not be the fit or colour you wanted but you asked for jeans and that’s what you got. Sound like wizardy? It is content

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Facebook is like a what?

Facebook is like a what?

For anyone else finding it hard to keep track of which social networks are out there and what they all do, I have come up with a set of analogies to help out. Rather than just tell you what the network is, let’s talk about what it is like….  Ask.fm is like … being in a dark interrogation room. You put

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The Online Acronyms and Slang List

The Online Acronyms and Slang List

*Updated for 2018 Every generation has their slang. The advent of the text message gave us all sorts of acronyms that were easy to type – CUL8R (see you later) or TTYS (talk to you soon). But the 140 character texting and (original) Twitter limit is a whole new ballgame. And now everyone types in acronyms. Here are definitions for

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Can I please see some ID?

Can I please see some ID?

I clearly remember being 17 years old and wanting to go into the bar in Toronto to go dancing. Certainly not for the alcohol, just the dancing. Or at least I am sure that’s what I told my mom. At the time, in Ontario, I needed to be 19 years old to get in. So how could we get around

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Let’s be Friends!

Let's be Friends!

Do you remember when you were little and someone would say to you “Let’s be friends”? That usually  meant you had someone with whom to play, eat ice cream and have sleepovers. You could giggle with them, cry with them and tell them your darkest secrets. Some people had lots of friends and some had few. No one really kept

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The Girl with the Binary Tattoo

The Girl with the Binary Tattoo

I recently got a tattoo. A binary tattoo in fact, which is the origin of my company’s name. Before taking the leap, I thought about my tattoo. A lot. I thought about where it would go and what it would say. I wore temporary tattoos for a month trying to pinpoint the exact location where I wanted it. I thought about

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