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UK halts Facebook’s WhatsApp data dip

Facebook has been told it must not use data gathered from UK members of its WhatsApp messaging app to target ads on its core social network.

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The country’s Information Commissioner said she did not believe the firm had obtained valid consent for the move and added that people must be given “ongoing control” over their data.

Elizabeth Denham said that Facebook had agreed to “pause” its rollout but had not met all her demands.

Facebook has yet to publicly comment.

The California-based company bought WhatsApp in 2014 and pledged to keep the chat app independent.

However, in August, WhatsApp made changes to its privacy policy, prompting an investigation by the UK watchdog.

“I had concerns that consumers weren’t being properly protected, and it’s fair to say the enquiries my team have made haven’t changed that view,” blogged Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner.

“I don’t think WhatsApp has got valid consent from users to share the information.

“We’ve set out the law clearly to Facebook, and we’re pleased that they’ve agreed to pause using data from UK WhatsApp users for advertisements or product improvement purposes.”

Enforcement

Ms Denham said she now wanted Facebook and WhatsApp to:

  • offer customers’ more details about how their data will be used
  • let WhatsApp members restrict access to their information beyond the existing 30-day cooling-off period
  • let users completely opt-out of the agreement at any time

Ms Denham said that Facebook had not agreed to these terms.

“If Facebook starts using the data without valid consent, they may face enforcement action from my office,” she warned.

WhatsApp has already been cautioned warned by European privacy watchdogs about sharing user data with its new parent company.

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How many groups can you join on Facebook per day?

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First of all, how many groups are there on Facebook?  Facebook may know the exact number, but according to rough Google estimates there are from 600 million to up to 1 billion groups on Facebook.

If you want to join a large number of Facebook groups, that is fine, but you will have to do it fairly slowly on a day by day basis.  If you try to join too many groups at once, you may get a message from Facebook that you are restricted from joining groups on Facebook.

Usually, this restriction lasts for one week, but if you are a habitual abuser of adding too many groups too quickly there may be more severe penalties in store for you.

I am wondering how many of you have every faced this situation on Facebook.

I am taking a survey about joining Facebook groups with 3 questions.

1) On average, how many groups do you join per day on Facebook?  __________

2) Do you join a fairly consistent number of groups per day?   __________

3) If you have ever been suspended for joining too many groups, do you know how many groups you had tried to join in the last 24 hours when the suspension occurred?   __________

Please post your answers as comments below, and I will tabulate the responses and report back the results.

Thank you.

 

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How to Post on my Facebook Profile and my Facebook Groups

 

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What are the rules of etiquette on Facebook and how should I observe them on my Facebook profile and in my Facebook groups? No matter what we do in life, or where we go, there are standards that apply, right? In the workplace, at school, in church, even at a baseball game.

No matter where we are, there are expectations of how we should behave in order to not just get along, but to harmonize with others. The same is true online, but the rules of the game are a little different. Somehow the rules online have changed, and people say things online that they would never dream of saying in front of people they know.

There is widespread political bashing from the left and the right online now, of which you are probably very well aware, but it by no means is it limited to politics. In perhaps a vain attempt to bring a little civility to the online world, and especially to Facebook where the rules of the “Old Wild, Wild West” seem to reign supreme, I would like to talk about Facebook etiquette from the online marketers point of view.

I know, to use a crude analogy, I may be merely spitting into the wind here, but it seems to me someone has to point this out, and I guess I might as well be the one to do it. What does political bashing inside a Facebook group of pro-Trump, or pro-Hillary supporters actually accomplish? This is a real enigma for me.

Who are they going to influence in a group where everyone shares the same political view? If they wanted to try and change someone’ viewpoint, maybe they should all go together and post all over one of the pro-Hillary sites until the owner of the site would just give up in frustration, (or vice versa).

I really don’t want to go here, but it also seems like there is an awful lot of Muslim bashing on Facebook. Where did this come from? I fully understand the frustration with the wars in the Middle East, but especially at the time of the 4th of July when we celebrate the Constitution, isn’t freedom of religion one of the fundamental principles of the pilgrims, to the Founding Fathers and the Revolutionary patriots? Jeesh, give the complaints against Muslims, especially Muslim-Americans a rest already.

OK, now here is the practical side to this post for those who want to promote on Facebook. You may ask “How should I post on my Facebook profile and my Facebook groups”?

One thing that should be said upfront, you should probably develop a thick skin if you don’t have one already, since there is someone, somewhere who will want to beat up on you, (verbally), for one reason or another. If you can’t take the heat, I suggest you get out of the fire and leave Facebook.

There is no rush whatsoever to join any group on Facebook. I have heard that there 8 million groups on Facebook, so there are plenty of groups to join, and they will be waiting for you, so do a little research before you click that join button.

There are a very large number of groups that are nothing but classified ads sites. If you post to these groups, your p ost is just one of thousands of other ads that no one is really paying attention to, so do not waste your time with these groups.

On these groups, there is no interaction, almost no comments, and no intelligent life as far as I can tell. Why would you want to waste a post on this kind of site?

A good sign of a healthy group is the number of new members, as well as your first reaction in viewing the most recent posts. Are there just ads, or are they promoting a discussion of any kind? Is there any discussion at all? If so, then maybe this group is worthwhile. If not, no problem, just move on to another one of the 8 million groups on Facebook. No harm, no foul.

Also do not waste your time posting out the same message to all of your groups. Change it up a little. Obviously there some of the people you want to add as friends and want to connect with that are members of many of the same groups you are. You look like a spammer if you post the same information everywhere.

The one exception to this rule would be a Holiday greeting. I used this method in a non-promotional way to wish my friends and people in my groups Happy Memorial Day, and I did it again, for The 4th of July. I received hundreds of likes,
and comments and they were still coming in several weeks after the Holiday.

This is when I realized that promotional methods on Facebook have a potential to reach tens or even hundreds of thousands of people.

So my advice is as follows:

1) Be polite, don’t push your own agenda all the time.

2) Inspire people with your message and they will follow you and want to be your friend.

3) Join groups with growing membership, and make sure you check the rules of
group and act accordingly.

4) Interact as much as possible on groups, especially with the moderators, influencers, or people active on the group.

5) Reply to messages in a timely manner. (same day if possible)

6) Have something inspiring to say with short test messages and images. Ideally do not promote directly through your text message, but you can link to another page with useful information and links to your offers. This indirect method of promotion will be more effective in the long run than just splashing your ad everywhere like most people do.

7) Have fun and keep your sense of humor. Don’t forget that Facebook started as a fun place for people to connect. In growing so big, Facebook has lost quite a bit of that “fun” spirit, but use your creativity to keep trying new things, and experimenting to see what works and what doesn’t. By following these guidelines your experience on Facebook will be more enjoyable, AND more profitable.

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Facebook News Item 06.29,16

Facebook News Item 06.29.16
(News Feed Policy)

I actually thought this video was very insightful because I'm like a lot of people probably are, i.e. we know almost nothing about how Facebook develops its content policiy and administers the News Feed side of its business.

We know Facebook is 'big' and therefore we credit some degree of competence to them whether we always agree with the content we see on the platform or not (which is probably the way it should be). But we also know that lately they've come under fire for unfair bias (which I think is pretty clearly an accurate observation).

So….the video in this article does give a more human face to 'the company'. As far as Zuckerberg goes, you'll never convince me he's not NWO-extreme. For example, did you see the article about the wall he built around his huge estate in Hawaii…while complaining about the border wall Trump wants to build? Google it…you'll find it.

Anyway…enjoy the video. The lady talking seems like an OK person.

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Content Creation Is A Highly Paid Skill

Content Creation Is A Highly Paid Skill

I've recently seen two news items which relate to each other. One concerned Facebook and the other concerned the online course called Transcribe Anywhere. Here's how they relate and what it might mean for anybody aspiring to make money online.

The article relating to Facebook pointed out some recently discovered facts about how much money (it's a LOT!) Facebook is paying outside contractors to create content for them. This quote is just a part of it: 

"A story about paying video creators quoted an anonymous source as saying that the social network was paying media partners “around $250,000 for 20 posts per month over a three-month period,” 

And that's just the chump-change part of the deal. There are much bigger amounts of cash going to some other entities.

The other side of the story concerns how there is a lot more opportunity in being a transcriptionist than most people realize. In case you aren't sure what a transcriptionist does, it is someone who turns spoken words into written words…. usually just by listening and typing what they hear. A lot of that kind of work revolves around legal proceedings but there are other niches for transcriptionists too. 

But there's another side of it that particular skill which is much bigger. Do you realize how many internet marketers want to have their words transcribed and uploaded to the net?

It's a lot. I mean, Think about how many online webinars and courses offer PDF transcrpits.

…but why would they want to have such a thing done?

The reason is because they realize that Google doesn't index the spoken word. Only the written word. So….  they know that they need their audio content transcribed into words that can be uploaded to and properly optimized so they can rank on Google.

To me, I see the outline of a VERY big opportunity. And if you have a strong understanding of a particular niche's jargon, that positions you even better to approach somebody in that industry offer your services.

So, if you're one of the many people who dream about a digital, mobile lifestyle but you don't think you have any marketable skills to make money with…I can promise you that it's not that hard to learn to type fast. And if you can learn how to generate written content, this article (above) proves that big companies pay a lot of money for content (it's got to be good of course!).

Plus, you can work 'downstream' in the content business, i.e. lot on people doing business online need their audio or video content transcribed too so it can be uploaded to and properly optimized on Google (i.e. to help their Google ranking).

It probably helps to have a pretty good vocabulary so you can follow along with what you're proofing and/or listening to. But the typing part is easy. There's lots of course and practice programs online and many of them are even free.

Yes, there is digital speech-to-text software. But it's not perfected yet and its finished product still needs to be proofread by a human.

So….I think that if Facebook is paying this kind of money for various types of content, that tells me there's some big opportunity in there somewhere. I know that I'm really enjoying the proofreading course that I'm taking right now. I can already type fast.

 

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Popular Social Networking Sites For Entrepreneurs

Popular Social Networking Sites For Entrepreneurs

Social Media Sites For Entrepreneurs

Social networking has dramatically changed the way that most entrepreneurs do business. Not only do social networks provide a way to build valuable business connections, but they also allow business owners to build long-term relationships with their customers and clients. Best of all, social networking is free. All that it takes is    your time and a lot of effort. As long as you are willing to apply yourself, you can develop a solid social media following that consists of useful business leads and actively engaged customers.

 

There are quite a few different popular social networking sites for entrepreneurs. Learning more about each of these sites can help you determine whether or not they are right for your business. Generally, it is a good idea to focus on just a few social networks.

If you try to stretch yourself too thin by setting up accounts on every social network that is out there, you may find that you don’t have time to keep up with all of the updates. Because of that, you may find it more beneficial to establish yourself on just a few key social networks, putting time and effort into building your profiles and growing your followers.

Linkedin

One of the first social networks that you should consider as an entrepreneur is LinkedIn. This popular social networking site is geared toward businesses and job seekers. It is the ideal environment for networking with other business owners or entrepreneurs who think like you do and may be able to provide support.

You can also join one of the many groups on LinkedIn that are geared toward entrepreneurs. The more you participate in everything that LinkedIn has to offer, the more valuable connections you will make. This particular social network is more about building business connections and establishing yourself as an industry leader than about reaching customers.

FaceBook Marketing

In terms of social networks where entrepreneurs can build their customer base, there are many different options to choose from. Perhaps the most well-known is Facebook. This social network provides an opportunity to tell customers what is happening with your business in real time so that they can keep up-to-date with all of the latest changes.

When used correctly, sites like Facebook can be extremely powerful in terms of marketing. Social media marketing is unique in that it allows you to establish a solid relationship with customers, making it possible to market to them over and over again. Other sites that you may want to consider for connecting with customers include twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

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Hopefully, this list of popular social networking sites for entrepreneurs will give you some ideas of how to start making connections with others online. By choosing just a few social networks and focusing primarily on them, you can get more out of social networking than if you try to stretch yourself too thin by joining every networking site that you find.

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Facebook Reach? LOL

What is your reach in Facebook?

Say you have a fanpage on Facebook and you post an interesting article or MEME and that post gets a reach of 1200 according to FB. You think thats pretty good. Then you submit another post and it generates a reach of 3200. You think to yourself, WOW, I AM doing good. But you are not doing as good as you should be.

The highest priority with my fanpage is to create posts that create engagement and spurs my fans to take action. When they take action in the form of liking the post, sharing the post or commenting on it it helps expand the reach of the post. Reach is the they key. However Facebook has changed their algorithm.

This from Facebook:

While the goal of News Feed is to show high quality posts to people, we wanted to better understand what high quality means. To do this we decided to develop a new algorithm to factor into News Feed. To develop it, we first surveyed thousands of people to understand what factors make posts from Pages high quality. Some of the questions we asked included:

  • Is this timely and relevant content?
  • Is this content from a source you would trust?
  • Would you share it with friends or recommend it to others?
  • Is the content genuinely interesting to you or is it trying to game News Feed distribution? (e.g., asking for people to like the content)
  • Would you call this a low quality post or meme?
  • Would you complain about seeing this content in your News Feed?

OK all of this seems good, but read more from Facebook:

We used the results of this survey to build a new machine learning system to detect content defined as high quality. The system uses over a thousand different factors, such as how frequently content from a certain Page is reported as low quality (e.g., hiding a Page post), how complete the Page profile is, and whether the fan base for a particular Page overlaps with the fan base of other known high quality Pages. Coming up with an algorithm to detect this is complex, and we will continue to refine it as we get more feedback.

So you see Facebook is actually controling how your fanpage perfoms and grows. Your reach is going to be what FB decides, not from your hard work and expense. They want you to advertise. They make money but they limit your ability to do the same.

When the Internet first started it was free and open to a wide range of ideas and opinons. Now establishment special interests are tying to put everyone onto a box and limit the social media users options for the benefit of a few "elites" The government is also trying to limit the Internet also because they think they know whats best for you.

There is a recent study that most successful people operate in large open networks where they are the link to people from different backgrounds. Read study here

Facebook for example limits you to a closed network  of only your FB friends and then limits the posts they see from you. So your reach on Facebook is limited and less than the Internet as a whole.

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