The privacy issues kicked up by the current Facebook data scandal – which reportedly saw $83 billion wiped off its stock value last week – are scary not so much for the specific relevations that triggered it, or for the particular issue itself; but because of the deeper issue underpinning it, one shared by all … More The Facebook data scandal is the thin end of a very scary wedge
Here’s a quick reminder to check out and ‘like’ my official Facebook author page. https://www.facebook.com/MatthewWrightNZ/ It’s got all sorts of stuff including fun quotes by writers, various things by and about me – what I’m doing – and more. Check it out. Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016
Earlier this year I finally got Facebook going. I’d had a placeholder for a while. With a common popular name like mine, you can’t afford not to. But I hesitated to do Facebook. Part of it was time. I’d rather do one or two things well online than spread thin and do nothing adequately. There … More Plunging into Facebook…finally…
Ever wondered why you don’t get as much traffic as you’d like on your blog? Or why your book’s vanished without a trace of sales on Amazon? I did some checking. In this wired world, the web is one crowded place. Every second, people put: 23 posts on WordPress 463 posts on Tumblr 5700 tweets on … More Why it’s so hard for writers to be discovered in the online world
A few days ago I belatedly joined approximately 1.2 billion other people – more than one in seven of the world’s entire population – on Facebook. I’ve had reasons to be laggard. Only one is time. I set up a Facebook placeholder do-nothing page in 2013, to protect my name – but my main leeriness with actively engaging … More ‘If it’s free, you’re the product’ – and what that means for Facebook
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