Citing A Tweet

In written academic work, citing sources is standard practice and citing a tweet is no different.  The Modern Language Association (MLA) has devised a standard format to cite a tweet that’s super simple and no URL is required. Here’s a step-by-step process (courtesy of the MLA) that better explains how to cite a tweet: I hope…

Social Media And Law: Where Do We Go From Here? #Infographic

For as comfortable as many people are using social networks, clicking the ‘I Agree’ button flippantly, and uploading content of all different kinds, it is always good to have a reminder of the how new this stuff really is and how much lawyering has gone on behind the scenes to make it all possible. Organizations are still…

Stop SOPA

Hey, if you care at all about how much control the government has on the content you can see online, you need to help us stop SOPA and PIPA. These are very similar bills before congress designed to curb online piracy, but in fact allow for the government to shut down any site they deem…

Guest Post: “She’s Cute, But Is She Really Your Friend?”

We all get them, the random friend requests from a girl who’s only photo you can see is…well…intriguing. Do you accept them to add to your friend count or up the beauty level of your friend lineup? No! Cyber criminals are using pictures of pretty girls and guys to get at your personal information. Kelly Batke of…

Social Media Vocabulary: 7 Types of Cyber Criminals

Another great post from Kelly Batke at Faronics here on the 7 major types of cyber criminals. Check these out and watch out for them as you peruse social networks and shop online this holiday season. Remember when cyber criminals were computer geeks trying to crash computers from their mothers’ basements?  Well they’ve evolved. Malware…