What is Social Media? The Rise of the Connected World

What is Social Media? The Rise of the Connected World

  • 5th October 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Social Media

By now, most of us know about social media, even if we don’t use it. But what is it exactly? We’ll look at the origins of life before Facebook and the meteoric rise to what social media has become today and why it is gaining more popularity. Defining what social media is can be challenging and as there are varied opinions about how it should be classed, particularly as it has grown into what we know today. Humble beginnings Social media networking quite possibly has roots in 1837 with the...


WhatsApp to stop working on thousands of phones

WhatsApp to stop working on thousands of phones

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Social Media

WhatsApp announced that from 1st February 2020, their messaging service will no longer work on millions of older devices that run on older operating systems. With over 1.5 billion smartphone users in 180 countries, sending 50 million messages per day, the update will have a big effect on a significant amount of iPhone and Android users. WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has stated that the change is to ensure that hackers will not be able to exploit gaps in the older software and steal personal...


Why You Should Never Post These Things Online?

Why You Should Never Post These Things Online?

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Social Media

Never before has our privacy been as exposed as it is now with social media, webcams, video doorbells, CCTV, dash cams and mobile phones. We choose to share our days, check-in to where we visit, photograph and video ourselves and others, we are watched from CCTV cameras, dashcams etc and any of this can be viewed and uploaded to the internet with a tap on a screen. Our once private lives are now led very publicly and because of this, there are things you should never post online. Personal...


What is social media credit scoring

What is social media credit scoring

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Social Media

For anyone applying for credit, whether a loan or mortgage for example, most of us know a lender will look at our credit report and base any decisions on what is in the file. But what if lenders were also able to look at our social media activity? Is this something to worry about?? Firstly, if your credit history is well established and blemish-free, it is unlikely that a lender will ask to browse your social activity. Secondly, you have to give your permission for them to access your files...