The quintessential professional networking platform, LinkedIn, has just expanded its capabilities with the release of its newest mobile app, LinkedIn Job Search. The standalone app is "dedicated to helping members find, research, and apply for jobs on-the-go without the distractions of news, content, and other updates" a LinkedIn spokesperson shared with Mashable. The app was released on June 19th.
Your business might be preparing to grow exponentially with the help of social media, but have you thought about the personal, private and non-commercial information you might be posting online? As a break from the business norm, this article takes a look at how YOU should be protecting yourself and your loved ones on social media.
February has been the month for social media attacks on several social networks, leaving us a with a feeling of insecurity. At first, there was Twitter announcing that 250.000 users might have been affected from a security hole. Then there was Facebook, announcing that there has been a "sophisticated" hack attack, although there was no evidence of data being compromised.
As Facebook continues to work on updating their platforms and supposedly making it more users friendly we will see more changes taking place this month. I know that it seems you just began to get use to changes the Facebook networking site. You would think it will stop for a while, but that isn't the way with any technology. What changes are you facing now?
With the increasing use of social media networking and Facebook’s popularity is it any wonder that changes are coming? Facebook Exchange is one that advertisers will love but what about the people who use it daily as a means to stay in touch with family and friends? The question that is on a lot of peoples mind is whether they will be bombarded with ads. This is another change in store for Facebook that is meant to increase their revenue, but with the changes they have already had will this one be good, bad, or ugly?
Social media privacy issues can be questionable when using any of the platforms that are on the net today. With the FBI lobbying for new legislation or adding to the current laws for phone tapping it brings privacy issues to the forefront of our minds. They are asking that platforms add a backdoor to tap into when they need to investigate questionable behavior. It is not a lot different than the laws that they currently use for phone taps.