How to keep your Facebook Account Safe

CW safefbaccOn Sunday, September 16, Facebook engineers detected some unusual activity on the social media platform's networks. It was an attack, the biggest security breach in Facebook's history. And it would took the company 11 days to stop it. People have been very apprehensive since then, worried and paranoid about being hacked.  Today, Nov 20th, 2018 Facebook and Instagram experienced Huge technical problems and Crashes and the common reason people speculated for the trouble?  They’ve been hacked again.  While it’s too soon to speculate the actual cause of the trouble, I though it might be a good time to share with you some tips to help keep your personal Facebook account safe.

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7 ways Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has Drastically Changed

CW seoThe world of search engine optimization (SEO) has changed drastically since the advent of Google, Yahoo!, Ask Jeeves, and AltaVista in the 90’s. SEO marketing strategies are now adapted to modern user trends, Google’s algorithm updates, and today’s current technology.

SEO used to be a shady practice of stuffing keywords, tweaking back-end code and spamming links until your website started ranking well for the keywords you wanted. Thankfully, Google has taken steps to get rid of those practices and its search algorithm always evolving.

Even though most of these outdated SEO techniques no longer work, they’re still common advice given to new content creators from SEO specialists.

Make no mistake, these outdated strategies can penalize your sites, as Google now recognizes and demotes websites with low-quality or irrelevant content

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Muddy Issue: Fair Use and Copyright Use in Social Networking

CW copyrightsocialI want to discuss the ethical issue of fair use and copyright use in social networking.  I think this is an issue that is very misunderstood across the board and there is currently a lot of misuse. Many people think that they can google something, lets say an image of something for their blog post, and share it freely and because it exists on the internet it’s free to use.  That is absolutely, completely, incorrect. Dr. Tyler Veak video was really great and I recommend watching it to help you understand all of the copyright concepts but I want to go into fair use in more detail and discuss how it pertains directly to social networking. 

The first thing I think we need to really understand here is that copyright law was created to PROMOTE the creation of science and arts by protecting authors and creators. (Rathemacher, 2013) Fair use is an exception that protects the authors rights while allowing others to make use of the work.  One of the most important points Dr. Veak makes in his video is that all work is automatically copyright protected.  (Veak) My rule of thumb is to assume it is copyrighted unless it states otherwise and this is what Veak recommends as well.

When it comes to determining wether something falls under the fair use act He discusses four factors to analyze to come to this determination which come directly from the U.S. code on fair use.

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How to build a Facebook Page

CW buildfbToday we are going to learn how to create a facebook page and hit the ground running, but before we begin You must already have your own Facebook account before you can create a Facebook page.

Start your page

Step 1: We will begin by opening facebook and Clicking the drop-down arrowon the Toolbar, then selecting Create Page.

Step 2: You will see A list of categories. Select the relevant category, enter the basic information for your organization, then click Get Started.

Step 3: The setup form will appear. Enter the requested information, then follow the steps to create your Facebook page.

The Facebook page will appear. From here, you can customize your page using the Admin Panel, invite people to like the page, and create posts.

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The Future of DOCTYPEs

CW doctypeThe Future of DOCTYPEs

In the future, as far as page rendering is concerned, DOCTYPEs are likely to take a back seat to something on the horizon called "version targeting." Internet Explorer 8 will be the first browser to implement it. Using version targeting via a <meta> tag, you'll be able to lock a web browser into displaying any given page as if it were rendering in a specific version of that browser.

For example, if you have a Web page that looks great in Internet Explorer 7, but looks bad in Internet Explorer 8 (when it comes out), you will be able to use a single line of code on your page that will tell IE8 to display the page the way IE7 would, and your rendering problem is apparently solved.

There is much controversy over version targeting. 

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