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How and Why Social Engineering Works [Infographic]

How and Why Social Engineering Works [Infographic] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

For many people in today’s world, being “online” has become a constant status. High-speed internet, smart phones and tablet PC’s have enabled us to stay connected whenever and wherever we are.

Social hackers capitalize on vulnerabilities when it comes to keeping personal details private, and the problem has only seemed to get worse as the digital age has developed.

Techniques as simple as looking over a shoulder as someone enters bank details or passwords are often used, as well as sending out deceiving emails ridden with malware and viruses that can take control of your computer. Hackers pose as a trusted entity in email blasts that utilize mind tricks to get the viewer to click on the link that will trigger the infection of your computer.

Everyone with an internet connection is vulnerable, and public awareness is the first step in ending this growing problem...

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Visualising Facebook: Your social data and personal infographics

Visualising Facebook: Your social data and personal infographics | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
The more we share online the more we leave a trail of personal data in our tracks. We can now start to explore this, for Facebook at least.

This may be data about what we say to whom on Twitter, when we are most active or the photos we take. Or it may be data that we have captured from a specific activity – data on every run I have done in the last two years is stored by Runkeeper, for example. To have such a constantly growing, structured personal data set is very new and it offers real opportunities for brands and platforms. But also for individuals themselves.

The quantity and depth of data that we are structuring about our lives even on one network comes as a surprise to many people. Taking Facebook as an example – the data we create about ourselves and our networks is vast, and often hidden from the consumer – you just can’t imagine what it might be. The first step to help you understand the amount of data you have stored and how it might be useful is to visualise it – and search engine Wolfram Alpha have now produced a report that takes this information and presents it back to you...

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Social Networking Bill of Rights (INFOGRAPHICS)

Social Networking Bill of Rights (INFOGRAPHICS) | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Employers and colleges are increasingly requesting access to individuals' social networking profiles to learn more about them, causing privacy activists to take note.

Some employers had been asking applications to surrender their usernames and passwords during interviews, but a complaint from ACLU stopped that practice. Now many ask applicants to sign into their social accounts so the interviewer can look around...

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Different Social Networks: personal vs. professional use [INFOGRAPHIC]

Different Social Networks: personal vs. professional use [INFOGRAPHIC] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

The Mindset Divide – how people use different social networks is extremely interesting. In this infographic, we compare the use of personal and professional networks, and gain knowledge as to what some of the key differences are between how people engage, interact and use social media, whether for personal or business purposes.

A few key takeaways:


  • The emotions portrayed on personal networks include nostalgia, having fun and distraction – professional networks are concentrated on achievement, aspiration and success.
  • People spend time on personal networks, where-as they invest time on professional networks.
  • People use personal networks to socialise, whereas professional networks are used to search for career opportunities and stay in touch.
  • Users expect personal updates on personal networks, and more career-based and current affairs updates on professional networks.


View the complete infographic for a better understanding of how personal and professional social networks compare and tips on how to optimize your social profiles to maximize results...

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Personal Branding With Social Media [infographic]

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Why does personal branding with social media matter? Social Media tools have the tremendous power to put you in contact with thousands of people.

In order to build your online brand you need to know all of the possibilities, as well as how all of your activities are working together. It is important to be consistent so that each part of your social media network is contributing positively to the brand you are trying to build. These social media tools include: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Klout, and about.me...

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