Iím hearing so much talk about the negative side of social media at the moment, and lots of it is about young people being influenced, negatively, by Internet and social media Trolls. Young people are often at greater risk of being affected by the Trolls that prey on them.
According to a recent study, published by the University of Michigan, young adults are feeling a reduced sense of wellbeing the more they used Facebook.
If this study is correct, and this is extrapolated to the wider population of youngsters, itís a worrying trend for the future.
Personally, I find Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends, but itís no substitute for face-to-face friendships, which I would encourage. Young people have grown up in a social media world, and Iím certain itís had a great influence on many young people. I just hope itís not a long-term negative effect, and young people will discover thereís much more to life outside of the online world.
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This week, WebmasterWorld Members were discussing the performance between mobile and desktop Google AdSense clicks and earnings, with some interesting stats. How's your Google AdSense stats looking?
I heard that Firefox 24 beta is released, for those that like to test, and those don't mind if their browser crashes. There were some additions which look interesting for developers, too.
How do you restore link trust for your site, and when is it right to submit a reconsideration request? This was the topic and discussion in the thread titled, "How To Restore Link Trust and Submit Reconsideration Requests To Google"
Google published a video titled, "unnatural links to site."
There appears to be some confusion from webmasters over linking: Our thread is titled, "Link Out with nofollow, or dofollow To Avoid Google Penalties" WebmasterWorld Members discuss whether linking ought to be nofollow, or dofollow. Has Google created a fear of potential wrongdoing amongst those that want to comply with Google's policies?
Anyone here with a Windows PC? If you're waiting for news on Windows 8.1, I heard this week that Microsoft will start its Worldwide roll-out from 18 October.
Google announced that the latest version of AdWords Editor, V 10,2, is now available, and will now support upgraded sitelinks. Are you using the new editor, and how is it working for you?
According to reports, Facebook plans to test a new payments product that would allow online shoppers to make purchases on mobile apps using their Facebook login information.
Google developers have confirmed a cryptographic vulnerability in the Android operating system that researchers say could generate serious security glitches on hundreds of thousands of end user apps, many of them used to make Bitcoin transactions.
A team of security researchers this week exposed a malware scam which inserted unauthorised adverts into Google's YouTube, taking money away from Google, from the advertisers, and the YouTube publishers. Google was not best pleased.
Internet users have been prevented from accessing hundreds of websites as a result of the U.K.'s Premier League battle with an unrelated copyright infringing service. It seems the blanket block of IPs of the infringing sites meant that shared servers with innocent sites were taken down.
In a lawsuit, it appears, according top Google, that Gmail users should have no "reasonable expectation" to confidentiality. What! When I read that I thought there was a mistake. It may have been taken slight out of context. What do you think?
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