• Sticky economies call for some rethinking

    Yep, getting a little sticky out there… trade embargos… tariffs…

    unsteady dollar… things are getting a little rocky in our Country right now ...more

  • Who's The REAL Data Privacy Giant?

    Facebook is just one of many worries

    Some of what's collected by other companies is outright panic worthy, and we approved it... ...more

  • Hacks Went up 32% in 2017 Says Google

    It happens so often to websites

    Hacks are rising fast this year too but sometimes it's too late before we even know ...more

  • SSL is now FREE with all Email and Hosting!

    Google wants it, you need it, so it's time.

    COOLCOM; the 1st and only firm to include SSL with all accounts. Save LITERALLY $100s ...more

  • 1 We're Feeling Super Canadian. How about your business?
  • 2 The Death of General Flash. The Chronology of a demise.
  • 3 Seven super important letters to web by; "b a c k u p s"
  • 4 Google wants it, sites need it SSL Secure is now FREE.
  • 5 Uhhh... So Why Exactly Should I "LIKE" you anyway??
  • 6 The Most Common Reason for Domain Loss is your control.
  • 7 Here I am, Dishing out another "Bad Webmaster" Body Slam ;)
  • We're Feeling Super Canadian. How about your business?

    COOLCOM has the great fortune of being able to provide "All Canadian” service

    Do you support local business given the opportunity? Dooes it make a difference? Do you give it thought? Now and then we see very Canadian enterprises basing online presence in the US ...more

  • The Death of General Flash. The Chronology of a demise.

    Why Flash is DEAD; when it happened...

    Flash is DEAD; it's not coming back. So what happened and how did it come about that the darling of the internet became the target of the top coders? How did it happend and when did all the pivotal changes hit? ...more

  • Seven super important letters to web by; "b a c k u p s"

    Security is the new unlimited today.

    With website hacks reported as skyrocketing and security becoming the number one concern of Google and other "Business Necessary Entities" WAY Backups are Coolcom's newest inclusion. ...more

  • Google wants it, sites need it SSL Secure is now FREE.

    Google says it's become pending need.

    With security becoming a top priority, and also a ranking criteris, the time has come for all site owners to put it on top of their own list. We noticed, and now offer SSL free. ...more

  • Uhhh... So Why Exactly Should I "LIKE" you anyway??

    If the Pied Piper was around today

    If the Pied Piper was around today, he'd be "that guy" the Social Media wiz sought after by most every retail and service based corporation on the advertising block ...more

  • The Most Common Reason for Domain Loss is your control.

    Your Site Went Down, Business Halted"

    And the worst part is, you had the ability all along to prevent the damage of temporary outage due to domain expiry. The key is to keep this one piece of info updated always. ...more

  • Here I am, Dishing out another "Bad Webmaster" Body Slam ;)

    Blame Poorly trained webmasters, registrars with hidden agendas

    Yes, I do business with some fabulous webmasters… and some highly skilled IT people. They're problem solvers and solution providers. They create energy and success. They don’t point fingers. ...more

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Webmaster workbench: Getting Facebook Likes

Much ado about Marketing

Your Facebook page is your marketing mainline; make sure it performs..

More on Facebook from JoCool

Is Facebook ever private?

The truth about the settings

No matter how much you fiddle with settings there is still the agreement..

JoCool on Social Media Privacy

More Webmasters Bench

More SmackDown!

The Reality of your Social Website Privacy

Privacy when found in the same sentence as Policy... 

That the word Privacy is used in a policy does not mean you have any; it only outlines what little you can expect in return for giving out your Name, Age, Marital Status, what you like, what you eat, drink, what you watch and what you wear, what banks and other institutions you “like”… and relieves Social Sites of responsibility when they sell the info to advertisers relabeled as demographics.

To believe you have privacy in Social Sites is to believe you can stand naked on the street, asking passers by not to peek.. while taking pictures of yourself and passing them out to “only your 386 carefully selected friends” and then asking them not to pass those shots around to anyone (cept the other 385 of your “carefully selected friends”… and depending on THEIR settings.. their 392 carefully selected friends).

Everything you say, do and post (and approve in tags) is fodder for pass along, and millions are made monthly by individuals taking advantage of those who click, fill in (and worst of all post) pretty much anything to get a freebie, a response, a compliment, a “like” but haven’t a clue of the ramifications.

Intelligent action to take and logic to prevail when filling in all the cool boxes of info, and uploading pics or video to that free space in any public site:

  • Read your agreement monthly, sites reserve the right to change policy and do so.
  • Don’t rely on someone’s interpretation (unless it’s a lawyer you PAID for the advice).
  • No one (other than the Social Site Policy page or lawyer you paid to review it) is obligated to be thorough.
  • If access to a Social Site is free, you and your volunteered info, are the commodity being marketed and sold

If you don’t like any of that, your recourse is not to demand privacy from the people who don’t owe it to you. Your recourse is to “unlike” all those Companies, Shows, Movies, Fast Food Chains, Books, Beers, Bras and Banks… and stick to the simple chatter that you are okay with the world seeing at some point – even if it was only meant for your 386 closest friends.

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