Capturing the TweeSurfing Journey!

Capturing the TweeSurfing Journey!

Social Surfing
The online space is steadily turning into a domain of choice for many people wanting to speak out about certain social issues, or raise their voices. One of the most preferred platforms for people to share their opinions, engage in discussions and learn about other perspectives is microblogging site Twitter. As the number of Twitter users has increased to an incredible 320 million, that has also risen are the cases of online abuse and harassment. Twitter Safety has been working constantly to ensure that reporting mechanisms are updated at regular intervals, to incorporate new kind of threats, and that these measures are user friendly. Centre for Social Research and Twitter collaborated to create #TweeSurfing in the year 2016. A Twitter Literacy program designed to spread knowledge on how to use…
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Online Dating – Yay or Nay?

Online Dating – Yay or Nay?

Social Surfing
Look around at all the couples around you, and think of how many of these have met each other via online platforms? The number is definitely increasing each year. With more of our lives being led in the online spaces, it is no wonder that romance is also finding new ways of manifestation. Apart from Facebook, Twitter, and other popular social media platforms, dating apps are slowly gaining momentum. Apps like Tinder, Aisle, Match.com, are slowly bringing online dating to the public spheres. Scouting for a potential mate through dating apps and social media is as innovative an idea, as it is dangerous. We came across this article recently which listed out ways to stay safe, when engaging in online dating. Some important tips delineated by this article are: 1.…
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Twitter is Safer Than Before!

Twitter is Safer Than Before!

Social Surfing
The online space is steadily turning into a domain of choice for many people wanting to speak out about certain social issues, or raise their voices. One of the most preferred platforms for people to share their opinions, engage in discussions and learn about other perspectives is microblogging site Twitter. As the number of Twitter users has increased to an incredible 320 million, what has also risen are the cases of online abuse and harassment. Twitter Safety has been working constantly to ensure that reporting mechanisms are updated at regular intervals, to incorporate new kind of threats, and that these measures are user friendly. Last week Twitter Safety announced an improvement to reporting harassment online. Yesterday, Twitter Safety three new changes were introduced to the user experience, which will give…
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Twitter @Safety Check!

Twitter @Safety Check!

Online Safety
Indian headlines have been dominated by Twitter hacks. There are many theories about how it was done. Some blame it on Anonymous, some on a disgruntled employee, others just leave it to fate. Well here are some basic steps to keep your Twitter account safe. Please keep two separate emails, one for your recovery, the other for your usual communication. Ensures we keep our login details private. Set a strong password, using your name, date of birth, phone number, is usually a very bad idea. Set a dual verification system, its simple visit Happy tweeting folks.
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Super Safe Tweeting!

Super Safe Tweeting!

Online Safety
Twitter rocks! Yes it does ;). Though there are times when things don’t go our way, we are part of conversations that really don’t match our taste. Our passwords are not up to the mark and at times we really do not know how to get help. Well the answers is simple @Safety, quite obvious, Twitter has it all mapped out to ensure you have an incredible experience online. For example keeping your data protected, in the "Control what Others Can see about you" section: It’s important that you know how to manage your Twitter profile. Start with these steps: Protected Tweets: if you want to control who sees your updates, you may choose to protect your Tweets. Accounts with protected Tweets require manual approval of each and every person…
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