How a Second Mobile Number Can Save You From Social Media Headaches

Dec 28, 2012 18:10:12Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

How a Second Mobile Number Can Save You From Social Media Headaches Social media can be a fun way to stay connected with friends, learn about new websites or share your everyday thoughts, but sites like Facebook and Twitter can also lead to some privacy headaches. If you use your smart phone to tweet and post, then you need to take measures to make sure your mobile security stays intac... Read More

Casual Friday: When to Unfriend

Nov 16, 2012 16:52:44Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Casual Friday: When to Unfriend Has your grandmother been posting embarrassing photos from your childhood all over Facebook? Does your ex-girlfriend go on rants about you and tag your name for all to see? Is your neighbor constantly making political statements that get you riled up? In any of these scenarios, you may find your cursor hovering over th... Read More

Should You Tweet About Your Vote?

Nov 6, 2012 14:38:29Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Should You Tweet About Your Vote? In the coming days, you can expect to see lots of people walking around with "I Voted!" stickers on their chests, and your Facebook and Twitter feeds will likely fill up with pics and notes about people heading to the polls. While social media is a great way to encourage your peers to take part in the democra... Read More

Casual Friday: Ditch These Annoying Social Media Habits

Nov 2, 2012 09:27:34Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Casual Friday: Ditch These Annoying Social Media Habits With a smart phone, you can post to Twitter or Facebook from just about anywhere -  on a roller coaster, during a meeting, even on the toilet. While it's great to post updates about your life and interesting tidbits you find on the internet, some people can develop social media habits that are downright annoyi... Read More

How Social Media Can Enhance and Threaten Your Safety

Oct 31, 2012 16:52:56Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

How Social Media Can Enhance and Threaten Your Safety If you need proof that social media has both a dark and a light side, look no further than what happened over the past few days while Hurricane Sandy was ravaging the east coast. People used websites like Twitter and Facebook to spread information about the storm, disseminate safety advice and check in on loved ones wh... Read More

Microsoft's Controversial Online Privacy Decision

Oct 15, 2012 15:43:28Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Microsoft's Controversial Online Privacy Decision Have you ever wondered why, when browsing certain websites like Facebook, you'll notice that advertisements seem to be targeted specifically toward you? It's because many sites have policies that track information about users to provide them with ads that are tailored specifically to their individual surfing an... Read More

Don't Believe These Social Media Myths

Oct 12, 2012 11:06:59Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Don't Believe These Social Media Myths Social media is still a relatively new concept, though it's clear to many client-facing small business owners that these online outlets are essential to maintaining contact with customers and draw in new business. Some employers who are unfamiliar with sites like Twitter and Facebook, however, may have heard some r... Read More

Tips to Help Kids Stay Safe Online

Sep 28, 2012 12:11:23Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Tips to Help Kids Stay Safe Online Social media is an integral method of communication these days, and you probably know far more people who have Facebook pages and Twitter accounts than those who do not. This is true for people of all ages, even children. While most social media sites have restrictions aimed at banning children under the age of 13, man... Read More

Facebook Hires Datalogix to Collect Offline Consumer Data, Privacy Groups Concerned

Sep 25, 2012 15:20:01Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Facebook Hires Datalogix to Collect Offline Consumer Data, Privacy Groups Concerned Facebook recently announced a marketing partnership with Datalogix, and internet privacy advocates want the government to investigate. Datalogix, a company that collects consumer data, will step in to help Facebook improve its targeted marketing and gain a better understanding of consumer behavior, according to the Int... Read More

Many Chronically Ill Teens View Social Media as Invasive

Sep 24, 2012 14:36:08Posted by John Skorick, MyAKA Founder & CEO

Many Chronically Ill Teens View Social Media as Invasive Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allow you to stay connected with friends and family, but this increased level of connectivity to loved ones can be too much for some. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association that was conducted by at the Children's Hospital of East... Read More

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