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March 22, 2011

Potential Risks of Social Networking Sites in Modern Society

Social networking has created a new path to connect and share information.  Millions of people today are turning to social networking websites making it a part of everyday life.  Networking indeed is important to most people who share interest and activities or delve into the interests and activities of others as well.  Social networking…It’s the way the 21st century communicates today and people are taking advantage of what this technology brings.  Although it gives us many new opportunities but there are also potential danger issues which some people might not be aware of.

Most social networking sites have minimum age limit and parents with children under age 13 should supervise their kids in using the internet.   Most children today are hook on the internet and it is easy for them to fool or fake their age.  I guess parents should be there to guide them by not entering too much private data.  Scam is everywhere so be careful with your personal information that can be used in potential crime like identity theft and fraud.

While having fun on our social network often we forget that almost anybody can see what we are doing.  There’s a danger of it especially for employees but good for you if your employer and supervisors are not so very strict. It’s happening now in many offices wherein most employees are using their office hours tagging pictures on what they did over the weekend or updating their walls in Facebook and so on. There are offices which imposed certain policies with regards to the use of internet for personal purposes and many of these offices adhere to this policy. It could cost you your job especially if someone sees you.

Businesses have found a place in most of these social media’s especially for those who have an internet business.  Social network is one way to market certain products and services online.  Business owners take advantage of this available medium to connect with customers in an informal manner.  Basically it creates awareness and online presence.  But, there is a possibility for your company or business susceptible to hackers and critics to generate negative comments that could destroy the reputation of your business.  However, this kind of situation could be avoided or controlled with social media marketing strategies.  Prior to your launching of any business be sure to know the guidelines and the steps in formulating your social media marketing strategies.  Just browse the web for there are many sites which offers tips on how to do it.

Social networks can be used to gain followers of your site or your business, gain more friends and even find romance.  You can stay connected with your loved ones anytime but just put in mind these sites can also be exploited and we need to take care of our reputation.  Remember in life there are opportunities and there are risks too.  Be a giver but don’t give everything in public.

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February 24, 2011

Gateway EC13N A Handy Netbook for Every Season

Unemployment is one of the problems today and because of this more people especially the youth choose to become a young entrepreneur.  Since online business is the trend now a lot of people take advantage of the power of the internet.  If you are a web enthusiasts there are many ways to earn online.  But, definitely for a newbie it will not make you instantly rich. Just like any other normal employees you still have to work hard and continue to develop your skills for your online business to survive.

Among many choices of online business today blogging is becoming popular and a lot of people are jumping into the bandwagon.  Many people take blogging as a sideline to earn additional income.  For some people they like blogging simply because they get to work while in the comforts of their home.  It gives equal opportunities for full time moms like me to earn during their spare time at home.   Many WAHM (Working At Home Mom) today enjoy their part time/full time jobs online as Virtual Assistant or Article Writer aside from blogging.  These are just few examples of the many available jobs online which are open for everybody.

I am into blogging for quite some time now. I am also enjoying my other online job as an article writer. But, being a WAHM there are times when I missed some of my opportunities in my own blog especially when I am away from home. Times like this I realized I need a handy netbook. I guess EC13N is perfect.  If you are a mobile entrepreneur, a traveller, a web enthusiast, a blogger who wants to share your thoughts on your latest adventures, photos, etc., with the power of the internet it is easy to make a post through your handy netbook.  The Gateway EC13N is a technology wonder.  It’s a great companion for everybody anytime, anywhere.

Why netbook? Gateway EC13N is perfectly built for your daily blogging habits with notable display screen. A perfect partner for a person on-the-go, ultimate solution for keeping files, and very handy.  This handy netbook is equipped with: AthlonII, 2MB L2 Cache, 800 MHz FSB, 12W.  Wireless LAN : 802.11b/g/n WiFi certified network connection with an impressive dimension 285Wx204Dx25/28.9H mm.  1.35kg 2.98lbs. The display screen is 11.6″HD 1366x 768 (WXGA) pixel resolutions, high brightness (220-nit), Ultrabright LED-backlit TFT LCD. The Gateway EC12N is built with 2GB DDR3 memory, 320GB SATA HDD hard drive. It is also built with AMD Athlon II Neo Dual-core processor K235.

Gateway EC13N is a savvy partner of a blogging adventurer and giving everyone the power and style to blog anytime, anywhere…Come on guys grab your handy netbook now and enjoy blogging!

February 16, 2011

Ways To Detect A Scam Online

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Everybody works hard to earn a living and to have a decent life.  Even people who are employed are still looking for other possibilities to earn additional income.  More and more people entertain the thought of putting up a business and some became successful entrepreneurs.  Internet business is becoming a trend today.  While many enjoy and get rewarded for working online, beware for there are also scams proliferating on the web.   Remember money does not come easily, you have to work hard in order to earn from the internet.

Maybe you experience receiving emails coming from someone regarding websites offering how to earn money online with too good to be true testimonials.  Even if you see that the site seems to be legitimate be sure to investigate it first, make a research on it.

Never give out your information quickly.  Most of us have the tendency to grab immediately whatever comes our way.  Sometimes we register right away and divulge some other important personal information, which ideally should not be.  There are lots of “get rich” online scheme most of them very fraudulent; Big scams. Beware of them.   Here are some tips to know if those websites are scam sites.

Search about the website preferably in Google. Type the website domain name and space then the word scam example:  “money.com scam fraud”, you will know immediately the site’s activities.  Check if the site runs an active forum where issues related to site’s activities are discussed.  You will get an idea from the forum itself based on experiences of members.  Another tip to detect if the site is scam is to know if they run an active support system.  If you find one try to ask questions and inquiries and see if they respond quickly.  You will know if it is a scam if they don’t respond to support ticket submitted.  When making a payment on any form be sure the website starts with https://” and not http:// and has a security certificate.

Lastly, go to website “siteadvisor.com” provided by MacAfee. Paste the website address ex. Earn.com then click GO.  You will be provided with the needed analysis on the website.  Try also “whois.com” where you can get the registered owner/s, addresses and phone numbers.  Scammers normally change addresses.  Legitimate websites normally don’t ask you for a fee.  Choose the free membership website’s available until you are not yet sure of the site.

February 9, 2011

Why Cell phones Make Life Easier

 

This modern times cell phone is important to stay connected with your friends, family and loved ones. It helps people save money and time by giving instructions directly while busy for some other functions outside.  It offers a sense of security to many users.  It allows information reach to its target quickly and helps save life during emergencies.  Cell phones has the capability to store data and take pictures during any special occasions and ordinary days a feature which makes young and adult alike fully enjoys.  Amazing right?  Though there are still available phones in the market that don’t have  built- in cameras but still very useful when it comes to sending messages.

Today, manufacturers take advantage of this technology and turned out producing different kinds of cell phones from expensive to less expensive type.  This leaves consumers the option to choose in buying a cell phone.  As years go by, new phones are introduced in the market with features similar to computers.  This allows users to log on to their emails, Facebook, and Twitter and even update their blogs while they are on the go.

I remember few years back when cell phone was first introduced in the market it was bulky, some even required a base unit and you can only use it in a designated area where there is a signal. Today, the used of Satellites and wireless services make cell phones easy to use and accessible anytime, making life easier.  Aside from security, owning a cell phone nowadays became a status symbol.

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