This morning I woke up circa 3 AM courtesy of Dewey, one of the warmest, gentlest and loving dogs.,…who went back to sleep. I on the other hand, did what I do every morning at this time, I read, I listened, and I viewed copious amounts of content from the internet. But today was different. Today I was moved off-center by a piece shared with me concerning WORDS by two of my favorite people…Tags: ; Andrea Gardner, @jshuey, @mckra1g, Change your words - change your world, COMB, Cristina Speck, Dewey, engage, inspire, Jeff Shuey, making a difference, Molly Cantrell-Kraig, motivate, Pay it forward, philanthropy, social networks, Women with Drive, words, WWDFNews
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Today I opened up the NY Times web page to see Nicholas D. Kristoff’s piece “Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods” which speaks to how Village Voice Media accepts advertising on their websites which offers lightly veiled solicitations for the services of “escorts” and the like, both male and female. The reality is that this is unvarnished advertising by pimps who have exerted control over individuals whom they force to prostitute themselves. In reading Kristoff’s piece, I was particularly taken back by this portion, “Liz McDougall, general counsel of Village Voice Media, told me that it is “shortsighted, ill-informed and counterproductive”
Yesterday I had a an interesting sequence of events happen within my Twitter footprint that I had not seen previously. I had 11+ new followers, all who had over 100, some over 1000 followers. These new followers all arrived in my follower list in sequence over the course of the early morning. Each of these *individuals* had sent between 2-10 tweets, none of which were original content – all of them being RT (re-tweets) of pieces from trusted sources such as Mashable. The Twitter handle/name had the format of “given name” + “3 to 5 random characters”. Click on the Figure-1 o the left to see all of these names which arrived in my follower list and you’ll understand the naming convention. Every single one of these names is a “bot” generated name. read more…Tags: Crime, crimeware, cyber safety, cyber security, internet safety, malware, online safety, social media, social networks, TwitterNews, Online Safety, Safety & Security
I recently spoke at an event in Seattle on the security aspects of Social Media, both from the business and personal perspective. One question which I fielded surrounded whether or not there is risk to children via the various social media networks (i.e., Facebook) or should one accept that if someone really wants to hurt ...Tags: children, Facebook, family, online safety, parents, privacy, security, social media, social networks, TwitterNews, Online Safety, Safety & Security