Social Networks walk a fine line between being a useful tool and a crippling addiction. Whether you want your free time back, or don’t like your information scattered about on the internet, you may be considering deactivating some accounts. Wanting to delete your account is one thing, but actually being able to hit the delete button is another story. Social media outlets make money off of you and your information, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they don’t want to let you go. Because of this, the biggest networks have made it overly complicated to delete your account. But if you are set on getting rid of them, here’s what you’ll have to do. Facebook You’ve had your Facebook account for about a decade, and in that time you’ve posted a little too much personal information. Maybe you’re just sick of all the baby pictures and slightly offensive status updates your friends are sharing. You’ve had enough. If you’ve ever … [Read more...] about Here’s How To Actually Delete Your Social Media Accounts
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posted on 3 days ago, 09:39 0 1. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 4145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) Is Whatsapp considered social media as well? posted on 3 days ago, 10:53 0 8. Vega007 (Posts: 14; Member since: 18 May 2017) No, that's a messaging platform. posted on 3 days ago, 11:18 4 13. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 4145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013) I was surprised to see it in a chart in this article. But in that case, not hard to give up on social media. I am hardly on it. posted on 3 days ago, 09:45 11 2. Cat97 (Posts: 769; Member since: 02 Mar 2017) Social media is the greatest plague of our times, especially for young people who are ruining their education due to social media addiction. Soon there will be an entire generation of dumb, poorly-educated people. The society will slowly learn to deal with this, the human brain will even more slowly evolve to be able to deal with this, but for for the moment social media is nothing less than a very addictive drug … [Read more...] about Comments for : How hard is it to give up on social media?
Before she boarded a plane from London to South Africa in December 2013, Justine Sacco, the director of corporate communications for media company IAC, tweeted a series of snarky observations to her 170 followers. The last read, "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding. I'm white!"During the flight, while Sacco was offline, her tweet went viral and she was deluged with Twitter replies that ranged from disgust to anger. Before long, the hashtag #HasJustineLandedYet started trending worldwide, and there were increasing demands that Sacco be fired. Eventually, she was. Sacco's not the only one to experience the wrath -- and consequences -- of a Twitter pile-on. Earlier that year, developer and tech evangelist Adria Richards complained on Twitter about two male developers who swapped what she felt were offensive jokes at a developer conference. Two days later, the man responsible for the joke was fired. He posted his account of what happened under a pseudonym in the online … [Read more...] about 5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis
Social media, even with all the pictures of cats and food is essentially the wild west. The wrong Tweet here, or ill-advised Facebook post there can really change lives. How many times have you thrown out a cyber-bomb with your smartphone while tossing back shots of your favorite drink only to realize the next morning what your wrote could make you lose your job, your significant other, or somethings equally not-so-appealing? Whether you are a student or politician, celebrity or soccer mom, the internet can turn on you in a hurry, even over something that was shared ages ago. Ethan Czahor, the developer behind the new app Clear, knows this first hand.Ethan served in the chief technology position for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign until Buzzfeed found a few old tweets from his account that referred to women as “sluts” and made other colorful, politically incorrect, references.With Clear, the app will connect to your Facebook, Instagram, and … [Read more...] about Do you have a long and possibly checkered history on social media? This app might help your reputation
The fate of a Twitter account might seem trivial when a loved one dies. Sure, social media handles probably won't be worth as much as bank accounts. And they're unlikely to have the same emotional value as jewelry or record collections. They're easy to forget ... until they remind you they're still out there on the web. Just days after a female acquaintance of Anthony Palomba died of a drug overdose, her name popped up on his suggested friends list on Facebook. Palomba, 30, wasn't sure why. They'd known each other for several years, but weren't particularly close. All of a sudden, Palomba began wondering what might have happened if they had been closer. Maybe he would have seen warning signs. Maybe he would have been able to intervene. "Having the internet suggest that I be her friend was kind of a dig," he said, wondering why her account hadn't been shut down. Ghost accounts are a sad reality in this modern age. They have the potential to trigger grief unexpectedly, unnecessarily. … [Read more...] about How to manage a loved one’s social media afterlife