Managing Social Media From Beyond The Grave….

The majority of us will take measures to ensure the safeguarding of our assets following our death. Most of us will write Wills or set up Trusts, to ensure that our property and possessions are passed onto our loved ones- but have you ever thought about what will happen to your online data?

A recent poll, carried out in January of this year, found that most adults have concerns regarding their online data. 71% (of 1,012 adults surveyed) stated that they wanted their online communications to remain private unless they gave prior consent. However, 43% stated that they wanted their private accounts to be deleted following their death, unless they had given prior consent for someone else to access them.

Geeks On-The-Go: Wearables And Security Risks

Do you remember the movie Universal Soldier from 1992? In that movie, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren star specially designed soldiers from the future who are perfect for military operations and have no emotions whatsoever. What turned out to be a predicting trivia twenty years ahead of its time were the glasses that the universal soldiers wore on their heads. In the movie, their purpose was to receive orders from the base and scan the area and enemies.

Another similar movie example, but only more sophisticated, since it was hidden in the eye of the machine, is that of Terminator. These machines had the environment observing programme inside their eyeballs.

If in the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s these technological features were a mere science-fiction plot, the 2000s saw a different side of it. Today, we have numerous on-the-go gadgets that can be attached to humans body and perform computer-like operations. Although this sounds terrific and potentially life-altering, there is another point of view, according to which these new devices pose a great threat to our intimacy and privacy.

By the Numbers: 200+ Amazing Facebook User Statistics (August 2015)

How many people are on Facebook and a bunch of other amazing statistics that illustrate just how vast their digital empire is. Updated for August 2015.

Disney’s New Photo/Video Scrapbook App “Story”

The Disney Story app is a photo and video sharing app that groups all of your stored phone photos by location/date and creates a scrapbook-like presentation out of them.

How To: Create a Facebook Interest List

Facebook recently launched a cool way to keep your subscriptions, page likes and friends better organized. The social network has created interest lists, which allows you to group celebs, pages and friends of like interests into an easy-to-follow stream.

Google+ Lowers Age Restriction to 13

Google+ VP of Product Management, Bradley Horowitz, announced Thursday that the social network was lowering its minimum age limit from 18 to 13.

Google announced a week or so ago that any new Google accounts will be signed up for Google+, by default. Since the minimum age for a Gmail account is 13, this change in Google+ is most likely an effort to bridge that gap.

This move puts Google+’s age restrictions more in line with many of the other major social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Changing the minimum age may lead to a number of digital marketing implications, including: