Monday, May 2, 2011

Social Networking Safely

As rural communities get faster Internet services, social networking increases, bringing opportunities to increase incomes. I have a friend who earns $90 an hour for as little as two hours a day with social networking. However, the ways social networking can endanger the unwary increases, too.

If you're new to social networking (or even if you're not), check out Debra Littlejohn Shinder's article, 10 Ways to Stay Out of Trouble when you Post to Social Networking Sites, on the TechRepublic site at http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=851.

Debra is a Microsoft MVP specializing in enterprise security and CEO of TACteam (Trainers, Authors & Consultants). A former police officer/criminal justice instructor, she has written or contributed to over 20 books and hundreds of articles for print and online publications. Debra is highly respected for her virtual-crime fighting expertise. Her titles include MVP/Security, Editor, WXPnews http://www.wxpnews.com/, Editor, VistaNews http://www.vistanews.com/, http://www.debshinder.com/, and Tech Blog: http://deb-tech.spaces.live.com/.

In Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom, authors Matthew Fraser and Soumitra Dutta wrote,
"The generation entering the workforce today - and entering boardrooms everywhere - is fully engaged with social networking and its uses. Rather than feeling threatened and paranoid, today's business leaders need to understand this phenomenon, accept that it won't go away, and embrace its power in the world of business."
Give serious thought to how you use this powerful new medium. Although social networking is increasing at phenominal speed in the business world and vastly enhancing the work-a-day world, it warrants the time to learn about its many uses.

Start at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network to learn more. And be sure to read, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogging.

On the bookshelf, Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom is the first comprehensive book written for a wide audience about the Web 2.0 social networking revolution, www.throwingsheep.com/.