Social Media Monitoring by Schools

Social Media Monitoring by Schools

155As if the citizens of the US were not already over monitored by Internet companies, advertisers, phone companies, employers, authorities, cable companies, and oh yes those smart meters, it seems they are starting in on our kids too. Children are being introduced to surveillance on social networks and don’t seem to understand the problem, which makes sense, and by the time they grow up, they will have never lived in a time period that didn’t know everything they did.

In walks 1984, Gatica, Minority Report and Vannevar Bush’s concept of “recording a life” or life-log (read about Bell Labs and his concept). In the near future you don’t just have to worry about your smart phone spying on you, your car will too, every single device you own to simple your life will give away your every move. Your life is hereby recorded, deal with it? Now then, about our children, some say they shouldn’t expect privacy, and since they’ve never known it, why should they even care. Well, that’s just it, not only do they not care, they are growing old enough to vote.

Now then, there was an interesting privacy issue that came to my attention, yes, another one, an article titled; “California school district hires firm to monitor students’ social media,” by Michael Martinez, published on CNN on September 15, 2013. The school is doing this to prevent bullying, but I imagine in the future it will be used to see who posts during school hours to catch kids doing that, or even who logs in during school hours, from there it’s going to be a pre-conditioned reality of the next up and coming generation that “the authorities” have a right to look at your social media, and are at all times.

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Dos And Don’ts For Successful Social Networking

Dos And Don’ts For Successful Social Networking

154As a result of social networking, it has become quite easy for businesses to examine the history of their current and potential clients.

Soon, an individual’s online existence will change the requirement of a résumé, and even a single mistake would endanger the opportunities in the future.

Check out these ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ for social media networking, searching for work and socializing efficiently on various social media platforms.

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Social Media Evolution on “Cyber Street”

Social Media Evolution on “Cyber Street”

153These are my thoughts on the Evolution of “Cyber Street”. I have been using and marketing on the internet for over 12 years and have seen a lot of changes. There are billions and billions of dollars floating out there on “Cyber Street” called the Internet. There are so many products, services and opportunities… some good, some not, but it’s still amazing.

I am proud to be a part of this new “Cyber Street” culture where becoming a leader is more important than making the sale. People everywhere, around the world, are looking for a better way to live. They are looking for someone to show them HOW.

Times have changed and with this change the human soul is beginning to awaken and becoming insistent on these changes coming about… Changes that make us feel good about what we do for ourselves and others.

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Using Social Media to Grow Your Network Marketing Business

Using Social Media to Grow Your Network Marketing Business

152Have you been wondering how to go about using social media to grow your network marketing business? If you have never tried it before then you are missing out!

Social media allows you to have access to almost anyone in the world from the comfort of your own home. While I do not think it should replace what is done in person and how we work together “belly to belly” as they say, I do know that it is a great way to make new connections and build relationships.

Being Consistent

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Sociology and Social Media

Sociology and Social Media

151When social media first became popular, its general concept was a paradigm between people (sociology) and technology. Public conversations made involvement from outside parties possible. Over time, the purpose of social media has changed.

What sociology is and how it relates to technology

Sociology is defined as “The science of human society.” In many, if not all cases, human roots, organizational skills and the development of society with regard to technology have been key attributes in the field of sociology. Technology introduces advancements and information that plays an important part in helping a society to achieve its objectives. No matter what those goals are, relationships are always at the heart of accomplishing them. In this day and age of advanced (and extremely sophisticated) technology, people seem to be making connections more easily and on a much broader scale. They are interacting in many different ways and in some cases, the interactions are extremely creative. Of course, the bottom line is that it always comes down to the human relationship.

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