Posts Tagged Facebook

Thoughts on improving social networks

Are people in your social networks also your friends? The quick answer: if you know them in real life, if you could call them to meet for coffee, then yes, they’re your friends. At the other end of the spectrum are people you’ve never heard of. In between

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Terms and Conditions May Apply

Ever wonder what happens when you agree to the end user licence agreements (or EULAs) that you must abide by to use modern technology? This past weekend, I watched a documentary that explores the chain of events you set in motion when you click things like the “Submit” button

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Facebook spam

Anybody who has had email for any length of time has seen plenty of spam. Most of us have the protection of spam filters, so we minimize the time we take to figure out what’s legitimate and what’s not. Too bad Facebook doesn’t offer the same protection.

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Fighting social network spam

Spam isn’t just for email anymore. It can come at you from social networks you belong to as well. Fortunately, you can effectively deal with social network spam using a little knowledge and a few good habits.

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Use a few keywords to find Internet gold

Ever wonder how easy it is to research people using the Internet? “Several years ago, default privacy settings on social net-working sites were set to no privacy,” says Brian Vail, an Edmonton-based partner at Field Law. “It was a gold mine.” A gold mine, that is, for

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Not just for kids anymore: Bad behaviour is bad behaviour in real life or online

Create social media policies to guide your staff Being social has never been a fad. We’re all social creatures. We naturally reach out to others, whether in person, on the phone or by using technology such as social media. We’re also litigious creatures, so it’s little wonder

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How Facebook helps lawyers achieve their goals

By the time you read this, Facebook may count 700 million active members. More people use Facebook than most countries have citizens. It inspired a Hollywood blockbuster. Facebook is a massive phenomenon. Are lawyers taking part? Should they?

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Exposed: the server farms behind Farmville

Editors at InformationWeek Magazine outdid themselves with the cover story in the May 16, 2011 issue. For starters, the thought bubble on the cartoon character gracing the cover said this: I can add millons of customers in a week I can add 1,000 servers in a day

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Basic business social media strategy

Own a small business? Wondering how to effectively use the tangle that is social media today? Here’s the secret: pick a few things you can do well, and do them routinely.

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Social media and your insurance rates

Looking for a job? Savvy recruiters will check you out online before they check you out in person. Looking for insurance? Savvy insurance agents will do the same. That’s not to say they should, or at least not without your consent, according to a recent article in

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