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Your Device is Listening: the Ultimate Fly on the Wall

Your Device is Listening: the Ultimate Fly on the Wall

My friend pulled me aside and, in a hushed voice, told me that he was worried his device was listening to him when he spoke to his wife at home. He said he had mentioned something in a live conversation, that he swears he had never typed, and then he started getting ads for it. The nervous question came “Is my

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Social Media and Internet Trends for 2017: The Pitfall Edition

Social Media and Internet Trends for 2017: The Pitfall Edition

I spend a lot of time immersed in articles, studies, and research on social media and internet use. In the past years I have created a “trends” article for the new year that highlighted new tech, new evolutions of social media, and better use of tools making a play in the online space. Things feel a bit different this year.

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Creating a Social Media Policy For Your Club or Team

Creating a Social Media Policy For Your Club or Team

In our digital world, any club, team, or group, should have a Social Media policy. I spend a lot of time teaching people about how to protect and craft their own online identities. Since we are each responsible for managing our personal online reputation, we each get to decide on the rules about what we want to post. So what happens when you

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Internet Trolls – How To Report A Cyberbully

Internet Trolls - How To Report A Cyberbully

It’s all fun and games online until you run in to a jerk, or in internet slang, a troll. Trolls are people who put up abusive or inflammatory posts with the intention of upsetting others or starting arguments. We can also expand the definition to include people that impersonate someone else online or post inappropriate content. Though the term “troll”

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Binary Tat Cat says… Don’t do that!

Binary Tat Cat says... Don't do that!

Hold on a minute. Before you post that image, blog or tweet, consider the content. If it breaks even one of these rules, think really hard about putting it out there! DO NOT…. Send a picture to someone via email/snapchat/instagram that you wouldn’t want your boss, principal, or grandma to see! Sure you are sending them to your good friend

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Facebook Policies 2015: What you need to know

Facebook Policies 2015: What you need to know

As of January 1st, 2015, Facebook has restructured their polices. More importantly, they have also restructured the way they present them to the user. If you are a Facebook user, here is what you need to know. **Pay special attention to the last section.** 1. Agreeing to the Terms and Conditions When you initially sign on for a service, you

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Who will own your digital legacy?

Who will own your digital legacy?

When I want to see pictures of my great-grandparents, it typically involves rifling through an old shoe box of photos that has been passed down through the family. It is a simple concept: physical photo box, single copies, passed from hand to hand. But now we have a new kind of legacy, a digital one. So when our great-grand children

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Digital Dating

Digital Dating

So the truth is now out. Binary Tattoo is not my first company. Back in 1999, my boyfriend (now husband) and I created Single Antidote, a dating website. It was a full-fledged business with a bank account, phone number and stationary, all launched from the lovely basement of our student dwellings. It was very dot-com of two engineering students to

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The big deal with Big Data

The big deal with Big Data

What is Big Data? In the beginning, there was simple computing: Think of the most basic computer you have, your calculator. It is great at computing numbers, and displaying the answers. Then there was number comparison: Comparing a series of numbers requires a spreadsheet, which takes more data and uses graphs and charts for displaying the results. For complex and automated solutions,

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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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