Data mining – what you are sharing online without even knowing it

Katie Hinderer | 21 March 2011
It’s called data-mining – and it has been around for dozens of years. It is the way that advertisers decide what kind of direct mail advertisement they should sent you through the traditional mail.

Facebook to give out your phone number, address

Katie Hinderer | 07 March 2011
Facebook has decided it will give third party companies access to your phone number and home address.

Celebrities are people too

Katie Hinderer | 27 July 2010
These unsolicited letters and commentary on celebrities mistakes is a common trend in the blogging and writing world. The shame is that these writers pen such posts without any respect for the person they are speaking of. Afterall, celebrities are people too.

Facebook’s instant personalization

Katie Hinderer | 02 June 2010
An interesting part of this whole debate, and one that is not readily known in the new Instant Personalization function. This new function automatically connects your Facebook account to your Pandora or Yelp account. At first glance it’s a great tool. You can be logged into Facebook and then automatically logged into Pandora. You can like a song on your Pandora playlist and it will show up on your Facebook account. Wow!

How to make Facebook private

Katie Hinderer | 14 May 2010
After last week’s post about the dangers of having your info on Facebook a number of people have asked me how difficult it is to make your information private. Let’s walk through the process. It’s actually pretty simple. I suggest you change nearly every setting to ‘Only Friends.’

Making Facebook private

Katie Hinderer | 02 May 2010
When it comes to Facebook we need to take things more seriously. In the midst of my presentations this week I gave one on the dangers of the internet. Since I make my living thanks to internet publications, I obviously am not against this amazing piece of technology. But, at the same time, I think people aren’t aware of how easy it is find information online about a person.
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