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How to Make Your Instagram Private

Instagram is a popular social networking app designed for people to share photos and videos. Many celebrities, musicians, branding companies, teenagers and even parents use this social media platform to connect with family and friends from all over the world. Although this app may be fun and adventurous, keeping your Instagram account private may be the best option. Here are…

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Whatsapp group: When is it not a good idea.

I admit. Whatsapp has been a great addition to my life.The simplicity of its UI meant that there is little or no learning curve. Suddenly my old uncle who had no idea of a smart phone started sending voice messages and my mom kept tab on when I read her messages (yes, that blue tick). This versatility helped in the…

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The Rise and Fall of Peach

It was supposed to be the next viral sensation app — what we can learn about its failure to understand millennials Peach, a fuzzy pink fruit that appeared to be the perfect name for a social networking app targeted towards millennials, failed to capture the the audience it needed to become the next Snapchat. It was once called the “hottest social network”…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Facebook’s Privacy Settings

Do you skim through the fine print of a Terms of Service (ToS) clause, or do you scroll down right away and click “I Accept”? Did you know that the ToS you agree upon may give full access to your private information? And did you know that your digital rights may be violated upon acceptance? Source: Investopedia According to an…

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As We Become Data

Image: Datapipe.com When what’s measured is merely what is. Nest — a subsidiary of the parent company of the godfather company that houses all knowledge of our recorded universe — applied to patent a ‘smart crib’ that would essentially monitor your baby’s every move, feeling and yearning. The patent includes a thermal-imaging camera, pressure sensors, speakers, microphones, projectors and air-quality instruments. It will play soothing…

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Smart Phone Tracking: My experience with “Moment”

On Monday, February 19, I woke up at 8:30 A.M. to get ready to go to my internship. I had downloaded the app “Moment” the day before, and I browsed through the app and its features to see what I would be getting myself into the next day. The requirements for the Smart Phone Tracking assignment were to allow “Moment”…

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Social Media and the ‘Workplace’*

One of the super grey areas in today’s tech driven world is – how does social media fit with our personal brands, and with that of our employer* brands? (*employer and workplace can be interchanged with causes you volunteer for, committees or groups you’re part of etc) Society today is diverse, we move towns, countries and companies faster than ever before,…

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Facebook’s Outstanding Mobility of Privacy Settings

Source: GIPHY One may wonder if there really is privacy when using internet. Some may argue yes and and some may say no, the reason being – we all have the ability to protect ourselves the slightest way by changing our privacy settings. But of course, it isn’t enough to completely protect us. No matter what social network account you…

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Reinventing Our Facebook Group for Growth and Development

Our 80,000+ African-American professional group on Facebook has been a challenge and a constant struggle to maintain our original goal. The original goal was to create a space for black professionals to network and make a connection with one another. But for an African-American focused-group, we had a slew of internal challenges among our own people we had to fight…

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Why I Disowned Social Media

According to a recent study, the average person will spend over FIVE YEARS of their life on social Media. FIVE YEARS! Can you even fathom being on social media for that long? Can you even imaging wasting that much of your life on SOCIAL MEDIA? Talk about the biggest oxymoron in our galaxy! The study I read also said that human beings…

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