My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.
NYPD Twitter Campaign Catastrophically Backfires Within MinutesThey called for city residents to tweet pictures of themselves posing with police officers using #myNYPD. The result was a huge bust, but not in a good way The New York Police Departme…
What can we learn? If you have a negative reputation, don’t think that a social media campaign can help you… At least not without thinking deep about the rhetoric you use!
I think we need to add another “rule” to the internet, when trying to get participation or viral advertising, imagine the most cynical, ironic response possible and assume that is most of what you will get.
You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It has actually left your private data unsecured for more than two years. Here’s what to do about it.
Even without Heartbleed this are pretty good suggestions.
A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
Here’s the article I’m guessing everyone has actually been looking for in regards to the Heartbleed issue. It is understandable that not all sites have reported their status as doing so prior to patching the vulnerability increases their risk of attack. Nonetheless, please look here for the list of sites who are now secure and who you never had to worry about. It is important to change your passwords on these sites and any others where you used the same password as they may have been taken.
This is why enterprise Web SaaS apps cannot deliver on a stellar and engaging mobile experience. They are pushing busy, text field oriented interfaces onto a smaller screen with very different navigational controls and user flows. This is a cognitive disconnect that causes users to abandon mobile apps in droves. It’s much better to start mobile first.
There’s a lot of talk about virtual currencies lately — how they work, economic implications and whether they’re safe. But now a Native American tribe is using a bitcoin-like currency to help strengthen its sovereignty.
"But the longer-term story isn’t the rollout and its many severe glitches. No one recalls whether the first batch of Social Security checks was sent on time in the late 1930s. The story that will matter, and linger, is that the Affordable Care Act was the first major law implemented almost entirely online. It’s the template for the future, and rather than using its launch as an excuse to renew attacks on the law, we need to learn what we can because, like this bill or not, it is part of the next wave of government."