Corruption On Social Web

    • Social Proof and the Business Case for Buying Fake Followers

      By Mark Schaefer The New York Times just published an extraordinary and detailed report called “The Follower Factory” detailing the black market for fake followers, likes, and comments. The reporters outed politicians, athletes, and even social media gurus who had bought followers from a company called Devumi. (The State of New York is now investigating this company).

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    • Sex sells. But how about beauty and truth in the age of authenticity?

      By Mark Schaefer This is a blog post about beauty, sex, and marketing. It’s not a clickbait headline. We’re sailing into new waters today marked by towering waves of change and an undertow of psychological conflict. Beauty in our culture has become the new battleground in the age of authenticity, a trend that pits nature against nurture, challenges our deepest human desires, ...

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  • Why is there no minimum cyber security regulation?

    … me out and then slam me if you like in the comment section! The biggest cyber-security problem is that there are no minimum internet security requirements and most people don’t care. It’s easy to be a hacker because we just let them in. A young man recently told me that his entire apartment building uses the wifi from one resident because…

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  • How to keep yourself safe from social engineering attacks

    … By Kiki Schirr, {grow} Contributing Columnist Your Facebook “About” page says where you were born. LinkedIn states where you work. Your Twitter profile reveals your collegiate team. And that old OKCupid profile you forgot to delete–well, you were a little too open, perhaps. There’s likely a ton of data about you online, especially if you’re…

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  • The Internet we need to save

    … the days when I could write something on my own blog, publish on my own domain, without taking an equal time to promote it on numerous social networks; when nobody cared about likes and reshares, and best time to post. That’s the web I remember … That’s the web we have to save. How has the Internet changed in ways that help us or hurt us…

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