Last year I launched the Walker Studios Challenge, a Video Blogging Challenge set to encourage Businesses, Individuals and Charities to raise awareness of themselves and their missions by placing themselves on the second largest search engine in the world; YouTube. Some people found this comical, some found it engaging and others found it helped boost their confidence.
For a few years now I have been preaching the power of Social Media, and in Northern Ireland it has fallen somewhat on deaf ears. In England it caught on, but not to everyone, but Northern Ireland really don’t seem to get it. Last night, something happened that I hope the majority of businesses in Northern Ireland saw. A Television advert of two parts was aired on UTV (ITV/STV) that asked users to vote for how they wanted the second half of the advert to go via Facebook and Twitter.
A lot of Facebook applications make it “better” if you have a lot of friends playing the game, bonuses, better chances of rewards, ability to buy things if you have so many friends etc.
This however can be a security risk to those that are so eager to play these games that they will add pretty much anyone they see playing the game so that they can get these edges.
Admittedly I enjoy games, I have been playing games since my fourth birthday when my parents bought me the Nintendo Entertainment System. I also very much enjoy some of these Facebook games which encourage adding others that play it. To protect myself I made some changes to my account that reduces the risk of Identity Theft and similar security issues.
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