We’ve slowly transitioned from living, breathing humans into nothing more than a set of eyeballs advertisers can buy. How did this happen? We explore in this post.
Every single second you are being sold. Did you feel it? Maybe not. Because it’s subtle. And we’ve grown used to it.
Your attention currently powers the greatest corporations of our time. Most of the current innovations across Google, Facebook, and other internet giants are funded by our eyeballs. Our focused attention.
These giant networks sell our attention to advertisers who then sell us products that are based upon the data these companies provided them. How else do you think the sidebar ads that keep showing up are strangely compelling and begging you to click?
Below we look at why advertisers are battling over our attention and what we can do to protect ourselves from this raging war. READ MORE “Your Attention Is Being Sold to the Highest Bidder: How We’ve All Become Products”
As a parent, it’s important for you to take your child’s online privacy seriously. Inside, we illustrate why—as well as what you can do to improve it.
Kids are connected to the Internet and using smartphones and tablets at an earlier age than ever before. As a parent, this only adds to your list of things you need to manage and stay on top of.
Sharing personal information about your children freely and letting them browse the web with wild abandon will only lead to problems later on.
Below we illuminate why protecting your children’s digital sovereignty is your responsibility, and give you a few ways you can help to mitigate the negative consequences of Internet and social media connectivity from a young age. READ MORE “Why Protecting Your Children’s Online Rights Is Your Responsibility”
Posting unsavory things on social media can end up costing you your job, and diminish future employment choices. Inside, we show you what to avoid.
We’re all prone to sharing and saying things we wish we never did. It’s hard to be on our toes 24/7 and consistently say the right things. And, with the advent of social media, our means of expression have only grown. We can now share our opinions and thoughts with the world anytime we wish, and that can bring about a host of new problems of we aren’t careful!
READ MORE “How Your Public Venting Can Cost You Your Job, and What to Do Instead”
What we think we share privately isn’t actually private. In this post we explore the concept of online privacy, and if it actually exists today.
A lot of us have Facebook messages, text messages, and emails that we hope will never see the light of day. Not that these messages are incriminating, but if they got out, it wouldn’t reflect well on our public reputations. READ MORE “Why Your Secrets Are No Longer Secrets”
Failing to protect your online privacy can lead to a number of consequences. We examine the real reasons people don’t protect themselves online.
Every couple of months, issues surrounding online privacy seem to bubble up in the news. But after the news cycle passes, any interest in the subject comes to a halt. It seems like people truly want to be interested in their online privacy, but it’s either too much work or they simply get bored talking about the subject.
Whatever the reason, most people don’t care about online privacy until they’re caught up in an issue that could have been prevented by being more cautious online.
READ MORE “5 Reasons No One Seems to Care About Online Privacy”
Did you know that teen social media use can actually lead to online and offline bullying? We look at why this occurs and a few ways to remedy this.
In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, we thought this was an important time to bring the issues of cyberbullying and offline bullying to light. Social media connects us in many ways and has brought a myriad of benefits into our lives. However, when such a young technology spreads so quickly, we never truly know the negative consequences until it’s too late. READ MORE “How Social Media is Enabling Online and Offline Bullying”