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Still Using Hotmail, AOL or Yahoo Email? Really? Security reasons to Update

Still Using Hotmail, AOL or Yahoo Email? Really? Security reasons to Update | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Anyone that still uses an Hotmail, AOL or Yahoo email address is publicly admitting that technology has passed them by. It is not that they are just uncool, they are a security risk. If you are running a business via AOL or Yahoo email, you need to know that your customers and contacts are at risk from receiving malware, spyware or other damaging payload via your email account.


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It is not that they are just uncool, they are a security risk. 

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Most people with Hotmail, AOL & Yahoo accounts have no idea what two-factor authentication is or how to enable it. Because of that, these email accounts are very susceptible to someone cracking the password and sending email to all of your address book and people that you have ever sent a message to or received a message from. Despite the embarrassment of having your account hacked, it is a liability to your continued business success.

Gmail still has some cachet, but anyone using email for a business purpose can register a domain for $10 and enable email within about 10 minutes. That along with two-factor will help keep your good name solid and secure.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Two factor authentication means that Google, Facebook, Amazon, twitter, or others want an extra bit of identification, like a zip code, or to send a code to your mobile phone so that you can verify that you are who you say you are.  

From CNet:  "2FA is nothing new. When you use your credit card and you must enter in your ZIP code to confirm a charge, that's an example of 2FA in action. You must provide a physical factor, the card, and a knowledge factor, the ZIP code."

Personally all of my email accounts, old and new, are forwarded through Gmail.  The spam is cleaned out well, and my business email account, has the personalized name REVELN.com, but is really a Google business app.  It's been so helpful to keeping spam out of my way and prioritizing messages as "important."

I may use something else if there is a need for high security, but for now, my clients and communication are fairly safe.    What do you use to keep your email and communication safe and usable?


~  Deb 

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Four Questions for Facebook's Graph Search

Four Questions for Facebook's Graph Search | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"It's being launched in an awkward early form of its development. ...so was Siri, which is much better now.

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Facebook’s graph search is going live for hundreds of millions of English-speaking users today, the first serious option for searching a social-media site that blocks Google’s access to much of its data.


Facebook claims its first foray into a powerful search tool will be a boon for its users, who will then stay on the website longer—and that, in turn, will be a boon to its advertisers. 


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Apple 
released Siri when it wasn’t quite ready for prime time. ...Siri much better now.

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Can it learn to understand us?
Part of the alleged joy of Facebook’s graph search is the way users can just type in a question as they’d ask a person for the same information. A truly conversational search would give it a leg up on Google, whose basic search tool is based on keywords. ...early reports have found Facebook flummoxed by wrinkles in language...


Of course, systems like this are often bad at first; they improve by gathering data. That’s why Apple released Siri when it wasn’t quite ready for prime time. On the other hand, is Siri much better now


The other 3 questions:


Is it pulling the most relevant information?


Can it go beyond Facebook? 


Will it creep everyone out?


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Good piece about looking at how it could be useful, as well as the usual concerns about privacy...Will it creep us out?  ~  Deb

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Updates to "People You May Know" on LinkedIn & the Trusted Advisor update via & Viva Las Vegas!

Updates to "People You May Know" on LinkedIn & the Trusted Advisor update via & Viva Las Vegas! | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"Yes, it was Vegas, Baby!   But more than that, it's about the trusted relationships you build on LinkedIn."


If you are local to SE Michigan and are a consultant, coach or small business owner, you might be interested in the one time live workshop covering all the Social Media platforms with Open Space that I'm doing on Saturday, April 21st, 8:30 to 3:00 at Spark East, Ypsilanti, Michigan.


Details are on this blog post, along with notes about some pending "People You May Know" updates on LinkedIn including:

  • streamlining the user experience,
  • improving the search algorithm for more relevant, accurate results, and
  • offering a quick, new one-click filtering option for reviewing results from relevant associations.
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Thanks go to Scott Allen, who runs the helpful LinkedIn Intelligence blog.  Great info, including an embedded link to a YouTube video <update on the updates> by LinkedIn.
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How to write great business tweets (and status updates) #Infographic

How to write great business tweets (and status updates) #Infographic | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

How to write better business tweets #infographic   This is also good info for those who link business page Facebook status updates to twitter so that the first part of the Facebook update is #tweet-worthy.

  

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LinkedIn Cheat Sheet: 5 Tips for a Professional Profile - Careerealism

LinkedIn Cheat Sheet: 5 Tips for a Professional Profile - Careerealism | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Useful post!  I immediately used one of these practical, ]LinkedIn profile tips from Careerealism's career experts to spruce up my profile, and I was already pretty good at it.


Here's an excerpt of their Cheat Shee of 5 Tips for a Professional Profile:


3. Get Recommendations… Lots of Them

Seek them proactively and seek them passively.


  • Proactive recommendation seeking involves reaching out and asking someone to recommend you. 

  • Passive recommendation seeking involves recommending someone, at which point LinkedIn asks them to recommend you back. The latter is actually a bit more effective.



5. Give Your Professional Headline a Boost


Use the “|” to divide your text and create visual breaks.


Example: Which of the following is easier to read?


  • Project Manager Specializing in Business Research and Analysis for Major Corporations


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  • Project Manager | Research & Analysis Specialist | Fortune 1000 Business Experience

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