In today’s busy and especially technology-driven world, it’s often not too hard to forget that when we add something to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts, it can have major repercussions.
Our posts to social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram may not necessarily be written in stone, but they do not go away and can come back to cause major issues.
Diane Gottsman, national etiquette expert and founder of The Protocol School of Texas, joins us to explain in “no geek-speak” terms how you can use social media without it coming back to bite you.
During the interview, Diane mentions the following rules to live by when it comes to social media:
We also talk about:
Comcast and Time Warner Cable called off their $45 billion merger Friday. The deal faced an increasing amount of pushback from just about everyone not in the deal.
Google entered the mobile carrier market officially this week with its launch of Project Fi. It’s not quite ready for primetime, though there appears to be some potential for the offering. Click the following link from The Verge to see how Project Fi stacks up against competitors.
The app called Clear has been making lots of headlines this week – promising to clean up your social media act by scanning your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds for potentially offensive posts.
Confessions of an Apple Fanboy. What was it like trying to buy the Apple Watch when it went on sale at 3 AM EST April 10? Was it worth it?
PC Mike documented the whole frustrating process of trying to pre-order the Apple Watch.
Apple has had trouble making the watch, had only a limited supply that sold out within the first few minutes and is laughing all the ay to the bank because their legions of fanboys and girls will gladly give up sleep to buy a watch that will probaly be obsolete by fall and have to be updated.
But, hey, PC Mike's not complaining: He did get one, even though it won't be delivered for a month. Or more.
But what he is complaining about is an all but unknown law that has allowed the government to legally have access to your old email.
This is a scandal waiting to burst forth. Mike interviews a top expert on why the Justice Department thinks it should access to your old email whenever it wants.
This story is so scary tthat we first thought it was an April's Fool joke.
It isn't. We share what you can do about this.
We also suggest some great traffic apps that will keep you from being still in traffic jams.
Links, notes and resources at http://pcmike.com/16
Why you should dump your Internet Browser Now!
How to stop big business, big government and the bad guys from tracking your Internet activity.
In this episode of the PC Mike podcast we talk about how easy it is for you to be tracked online through your Internet browsing and how you can stop the spying by using an alternative to the so-called "Big Five" Browsers - Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera.
But there are hundreds of other browsers out there, among them is Maxthon. http://www.maxthon.com/
Karl Mattson, vice president of international at Maxthon, joins us to talk about why the average person might want to consider an alt browser, why privacy is a problem, what the risk is for using browsers like Chrome, and other reasons someone might want to consider the switch.
Plus we talk abut Sling TV, Microsoft at 40, the coming Apple watch.
Shownotes at http://pcmike.com/15