2018 has not been easy for Facebook and the current privacy issues faced by Facebook in the beginning of 2018 was just one of the many instances where the organization had to deal with privacy issues in its short existence. When the company was only 2 years old in 2006, the company had faced user outrage when the News Feed was introduced. And that was just the beginning. Facebook had a long history of running awry with regulators and fighting consistently with user anger. During this period, the company has collected record profits, racking up more than 2 billion users.
The worst thing that has come up from Mark Zuckerberg himself is that the social media site has been collecting data from non-users as well. According to him, this was done for security purposes which did not go well with both privacy advocates and lawmakers. For many this was invasion of privacy. Not many might be aware but Facebook gets its data about non-users from people in the network. This might happen when a user uploads the email address of a friend. Other sources of this information are the cookies which the site often install on the browsers of the non-users when they visit sites through Facebook ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons. This can happen whether or not the user pushes the respective buttons.
Facebook has always maintained that it has always used browsing data to create analytics reports; they have often used information on site traffic to make these reports. But most people have criticized Zuckerberg as he has not explained thoroughly about the kind of data gathered and the extent of the data usage. The revelation of this information in the beginning of this year has turned up the heat on Facebook and Zuckerberg because the CEO has not been clear about the extent of data usage and has never amplified the reasons for tracking.
This entire process of extracting the personal information and data traits of the users in order to paint virtual targets has not gone down well with users. According to them, this has been done to increase user ‘engagement’ to justify the stock-market valuation of Facebook.
Next time when you use Facebook, can you really ensure that your data is protected and secured?
You can be the next Kim Kardashian. Read this again. And to top it all, you can even earn from your selfies from your Instagram account. Of course it is easier said than done. When you have one million followers in Instagram, it is easy to make money on Instagram. The vital question is here how do you make money from Instagram? You have many options. Think about the app Pay your Selfie which allows you to upload the selfies after doing some minor ‘selfie tasks’ as indicated in the app. Of course there is a reward; this is done in exchange of some pennies which is collected in a virtual piggy bank. This will add up to hard cash and once it reaches up to $20. You can either go for a cheque or simply donate the money in the bank.
The best thing about Pay your Selfie is that it is completely free and is available in both iOS and Google Play stores. It is easy to download and get it installed in your phone. The only thing is that you have to be more than 18 years to earn money from PayyourSelfie. Of course, in order to get your selfies approved, you just need to follow a few rules; you need to know what PayyourSelfie is exactly asking for. You cannot post an early morning selfie in washroom and expect to earn money from it. Is PayyourSelfie asking for it? If the answer is no, then there are chances that your selfie might get rejected.
Our digital culture has shifted where more and more people are encouraged to produce and share content with each other. Smartphones are getting more affordable and the number of people taking videos and photos has skyrocketed. Another app Selfllery has tried to change this entire scenario and reward people in a different manner in a secure and fast manner. This has become a rage among not-so professional photographers who are talented enough to create amazing and compelling content for the viewers.
If you have a hidden talent in taking good photographs or you are in the mood to take a selfie, maybe it is time to use one of these apps for your advantage.
You want to be your boss and start your own business, but don’t know where to start. You are not alone. In this phase of economic uncertainty, most people have realized that ‘perfect job’ does not exist. And others have realized that they would rather create ‘work’ which they love which will fit their own life goals. So, for all the would-be entrepreneurs, here are 3 small businesses which do not require any capital investment.
Do you know your city well?
If you are one of those people who is a bit of history buff, an adventure enthusiast and a constant seeker, then it is time to don the cap of a local guide. Most cities in the world boast of a group of people who organize different kinds of walks which allow a tourist to know a city better. You can create your own profile in the internet and in the initial days you can sign up with one of the companies which organize walking tours. And once you know the ropes, you can encourage returning visitors to come to you directly. If you know your city well, why not use it to start a business?
Are you a social media aficionado?
All kinds of business are looking for a good presence in social media and they need a bit of help in managing their social media presence. They will need someone to tweet regularly on Twitter and put up their posts on Facebook. These are mainly done to raise awareness about the brand and also to promote their service/product. If you already know to do this, you can use your knowledge to earn that extra money during college days. Refresh your knowledge with online tutorials and become a social media consultant. In the age of the internet, it is easy to contact everyone who is looking for this kind of service. The best thing about this business is that the startup expense is zero.
Are you good with the camera?
In order to be a professional photographer, you may need formal training and previous experience. But many world-famous photographers have started as amateurs and have learnt the various nuances of photography while they were at jobs. The crucial thing about photography is whether or not you have the sense to capture the perfect moment. You just need to figure out your genre; it can be portraits, holiday parties, babies, nature, model shoots. The possibilities are endless and you can start without any capital investment. Of course, you need to invest in a good camera.