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Top Tech Firms Partnering with EU to Monitor Posts on Social Media

Posted by Caroline Witts Mon, Jun 13, 2016

 

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Topics: Social Media

Four (4) Social Media To Do's

Posted by Alyssa Steen Wed, Mar 09, 2016

In this ever-expanding world of computers, internet connection has become an integral part of any business, big or small. Social media has allowed businesses, in many ways, to connect with more people around the world than traditional marketing techniques had ever made possible. However, knowing how to use social media effectively is something that requires time, patience, and ultimately a budget to maintain on a professional level. Some tools are better than others, some language is better suited for specific industries, and certain content is better for specific websites. When you add all of the different program options on top of discovering your actual audience out of the billions of people surfing the internet, social media can become quite the task. Thankfully, NSK is here to help.

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Social Media in the Business World

Posted by Alyssa Steen Wed, Feb 17, 2016

February 4th 2004; it was a Wednesday and in Massachusetts there was a high of 44 degrees. It was mostly cloudy in the morning but cleared up for the majority of the day. Boston was bustling, especially where the Massachusetts high court declare gay marriage legal, making it the first state in the U.S. to legalize what now the entire country declares a right. On this same day however, in Cambridge, something else was born. Facebook, the social media network that so many of us rely on for personal connection, memory sharing, advertising, business exposure, even gaming was finally launched. Two years later, on March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey created Twitter from his headquarters in San Francisco, going on to launch it in July.

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Plague Spreads Information Like A Virus

Posted by Davide Palumbo Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The term viral is often used to describe the way information spreads across the internet and becomes public. However, a new social communications app has taken the concept to its next level. Plague, an app developed in Lithuania, has taken the way viruses are transmitted as a model and spreads content from one device to another. Not to be confused with the extremely addictive mobile game Plague Inc., --it’s goal is to engineer a virus that will infect the word, Plague shares with it the same concept -- an app that will spread information like an actual infection.

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Topics: Social Media, Data Security

Facebook (Social Media) at Work

Posted by Davide Palumbo Thu, Nov 20, 2014

In the last few years, many larger companies have enacted restrictive policies regarding the access to Facebook and social media in the workplace, and many employees across the United States have been penalized, if not even fired for breaking the rules. However, it appears that the Silicon Valley Company is now secretly working on a new website called “Facebook@Work” with the purpose of getting a foothold in the office. In fact, Facebook is developing a new product designed specifically for use in the workplace, which will allow users to chat with colleagues, connect with professional contacts and collaborate over documents, competing with Google Drive (Google+) and Microsoft Office (Yammer [Office 365]). The project, which was reported on November 16th by The Financial Times, is currently in a testing phase, and it is expected to be introduced within the coming months.

The new site will look very much like Facebook but it will allow users to keep their personal profile along with their holiday photos, political outbursts, and silly videos separate from their work identity. Currently, Facebook@Work is led by a team based in Facebook’s London offices. The effort, however, is not new, Facebook began working on the project years ago.

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Topics: Social Media, Microsoft

What is the deal with NFC technology and the security behind it?

Posted by Cam Green Wed, Sep 26, 2012

NFC Technology: Near-Field-Communications is a set of short-range wireless technologies, typically requiring a distance of 4cm or less. NFC operates at 13.56 MHz and at rates ranging from 106 kbit/s to 848 kbit/s.

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Topics: Social Media, New Technology, Data Security

Changes to Your Facebook that You Didn't Make

Posted by Phuong Diep Fri, Jul 20, 2012

Facebook is constantly changing the application. I would make a bet that most of you reading this article already have a Facebook account. You’re on it more than once a day and you’re always checking your newsfeed or stalking your friends. Do you know that even though you’re on Facebook all the time, they are continuing changes to the application, many of which you do not see or know about? For example, did you know that recently Facebook changed your personal email on your Contact Information which is part of your profile to their email system @facebook.com? So now if friends on Facebook wanted to find your email on your profile, their emails would be sent directly to your messages tab instead of the email address that you designated when you created the account.

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Topics: Social Media

Technology, Human Rights, Social Media and Privacy

Posted by Phuong Diep Tue, Jun 26, 2012

Social media and technology play a big role in our lives by keeping us entertained and well-connected with our clients, co-workers, friends and family. It has become a part of our daily lives and something we cannot go without. Technology and social media has also become increasingly important in the political arena, use of online social media for political activism is used through blogs, video and social networking sites and has become a key for political debate – so much so that it has provoked a counter-response from some repressed countries.   During 2011 blogging, video-sharing and tweeting were crucial in political events in the Middle East and North Africa. (https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc.jsp?id=1904319 )

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Topics: Social Media, New Technology, Data Security

Pinterest: Social Media Marketing's Newest Optimization Platform

Posted by Nick Deluca Mon, Mar 05, 2012

The idea that Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn are no longer the leading social media marketing sites on the Internet is one that has rapidly spread as of late. It’s a tough notion to comprehend seeing as how these three marketing superpower websites are considered untouchable in their ability to connect people at home and abroad, to include the best user-friendly features and apps, and to network efficiently in the professional realm, respectively.

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Joe Paterno: His Impact in the Social Media Age

Posted by Nick Deluca Mon, Jan 23, 2012

In an age where breaking news is predominantly dispatched and received through social media platforms, it is hard not to have heard about the death of legendary Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno. In fact, many people heard of his passing before it actually happened. Because media outlets are vying so desperately to win the race to publish the latest story before anyone else, they sometimes jump the gun. News titans such as CBSSports.com, People.com and the Huffington Post all fell victim to this, reporting that Joe Paterno had lost his battle to lung cancer a day before he actually had.

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Topics: Social Media