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The impact of social media has exceedingly become an indispensable part of today’s society unarguably. Social media has become the very basis upon which a lot is being built with scores of information being propagated over the internet. The communities who are at the vanguard of shaping the future of social networking sites are teens and children. This is because children and teens are the gigantic majorities of people who use the internet. Supposedly, many teens spend an average of 8 hours online routinely. Much of the time is spending on social media. With only some attention to research and learning. 75% of the world population is using social media Surprisingly, there are presently 2.8 billion social media users around the globe. This implies over 33% of the total populace is utilizing some type of web-based social networking. It is making social media marketing a basic strategy for boosting leads for…

In mid-March, Facebook faced a major scandal concerning a security breach that allowed data firm Cambridge Analytica to access data from around 50 million of the social network’s users, without their permission. But it was way more than we thought, 87 million according to Facebook. Facebook Data Scandal This data was allegedly used to target American voters with political ads to enhance the efficiency of Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign. Psychographic profiles were drawn up thanks to information gleaned by app called “thisisyourdigitallife” created by Aleksandr Kogan, a Russian-American psychology professor at the University of Cambridge. This personality prediction app helped the company to collect information not only from Facebook users who took the test, but also from their friends. Facebook claims that Kogan told the company he was compiling data merely for academic purposes, while it now seems that Kogan had planned all along to hand his research over…

Eradicate Racism The destructive power of racism can be overwhelming, but is there a way to effectively combat this social vice? There are many ways to eradicate racism, but technology is seen to have the greatest potential to ultimately kick racism out of the world. In fact, scientists are currently exploring how technology can be used to build empathy and minimize tension between various groups of people. For this Transbeam SD WAN blog post, the purpose is to highlight how technology has played an integral in the fight against racism. Hashtag Activism Hashtag activism, or social activism, is the practice of fighting for a cause through social media, especially Twitter. It derives its name from the use of hashtags (#), which are normally used to talk about a cause on Twitter. With this kind of activism, you don’t have to go out in the streets to protest. All you need…

Sneak Exercises into your Normal Routine How many times have you heard that people are not exercising because they don’t have the time? It is probably the most common excuse. All the time seems to be consumed by work, school and family commitments. As we sit back and give excuses, lifestyle diseases are slowly creeping up on us. Studies show that a significant proportion of the population is overweight, including children. Just as you eat every day, you should exercise every day. Don’t spend your youthful years so busy working with the hope to enjoy yourself later, only to have that taken away from you by diseases. You do not necessarily have to set hours aside for exercise. You can incorporate exercise in the course of the normal activities: Walk Do you drive to the store for groceries even when it’s minutes away? Look out for a number of places…

You should never judge a book by its cover, but we’re all guilty of judging a home from the moment we see the front garden. Both the home and the people living in it are judged by the first impressions, it’s a habit that everyone has. Making your front garden is therefore a really key part in the presentation of your whole home, inside and out. You can create the impression you want by designing your front garden to suit you. Not only will a stylish front garden give people a little green eye of jealousy, it’ll also add value to your home which is a huge bonus! Path and Driveway: Your path or driveway is the area of your front garden that leads the eye straight to the home. Once you set your eyes on a layout such as a long path, you immediately follow the path with your…

A lot of new small business owners are trying to save money in their company by not paying for marketing. Instead, they DIY and for many reasons, this is completely understandable. First, we have been taught that you can market a company using the social tools you use in your personal life. Networks such as Facebook and Instagram are now some of the most powerful marketing tools online. Second, marketing through an agency is expensive. It might be too much for a small business owner to fit into their limited budget. Third, we’ve been told that marketing online is easy. This has given us a false sense of security and led us to believe that anyone can use SEO for their business. While it is possible to DIY SEO, people often miss out fundamental details. Social Media Yes, you can use social media for SEO and you should. Building up…

You Haven’t Seen It All The surface area of the Earth is 197 million square miles. If the entire population of the world lived in a city as dense as New York, it would be the size of Texas. Texas is 268,820 square miles. Even if the whole world were in one spot, there would still be 732+ times that area to explore elsewhere. Considering that, when you travel, you must realize that you haven’t seen it all. You haven’t seen near all there is to see, and new discoveries are just waiting on the open road. Not only will you find new cities, towns, attractions, resorts, destinations and adventure as you travel, but it will never be the same again. You read that right. You can spend a year circling the globe on the same road and never have the same experience twice–maybe that’s a reason so many people…