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Friday Fun: Unpredictable

Every year around the start of January people predict what is to come in the year. In 2015 we should expect the following subject areas to be major growth areas in the year to come according to ITPro Portal.

  • Internet of Things
  • A growth in the cyber crime economy
  • Supply Chain attacks
  • Point of Sale attacks
  • Renewed risk management
  • New tools and solutions emerging
  • Cyber insurance
  • C-level and board influence
  • Major software flaws
  • Identity-as-a-Service
  • Compliance and regulation
  • Encryption
  • Ransomware
  • Major breaches
  • Malvertising

That is all great but every year there are fun and unpredictable things that capture our hearts and minds. What unpredictable things caught your attention on social media last year and what unpredictable events can you imagine for 2015?

HINT: Use Digi Me to look back at your past content and pick out some of your highlights to predict your 2015 highlights.

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Capturing Your New Years Resolutions

Every year millions of people around the world make new years resolutions and 2014 was no different.  These were the top 10 New Years Resolutions for 2014. The big question is did you manage to stick to them?

  1. Exercise more
  2. Eat better
  3. Cut down on alcohol
  4. Stop smoking
  5. Spend less time on Facebook / Twitter
  6. Learn a new language
  7. Learn a musical instrument
  8. Spend less money
  9. Secure dream job
  10. Average eight hours of sleep a night

Most people at the beginning of the year share their resolutions with friends and family on social media platforms like Facebook at Twitter.  Why not use SocialSafe to look back and see if you managed to keep your resolution from last year.

What are you going to make your New Years Resolution this 2015? And what would you like ours to be?

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How to Find Your Most Popular Content From 2014

With the year coming to an end very soon social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are offering year in review services to give you a summary of what they determine as your annual highlights.  But what if you want to see your most popular content across all your social media accounts for 2014.  How do you do that?

Well download SocialSafe and we’ll run you through just how to do that in a few simple steps!

Step 1.

Once you have downloaded SocialSafe and connected to your accounts just browse to insights.

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Step 2.

Select most popular from the options in the insights section.  By default this shows your most popular content across all your social networks for just this week.  So next we need to expand that date range.Most Popular

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Select this year from the date range option and you will be shown this year’s most popular content.  If you are already in 2015 when you are reading this just select last year and you will find all your most popular content form 2014.date range

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If you only want to find out the information above for a single account or just some of your social media channels just select the accounts that you want to use rather than the default which is all accounts.

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Friday Fun: New Features Challenge

Since we launched the new edition of Digi.Me into the wild recently I thought it would be fun for us to incorporate this into this week’s Friday Fun!

This week the challenge is to use one of the new features from Digi.Me in a fun and innovative way… The more fun the better! See what you can do! If you don’t know what the new features are here’s the list!

We will share the best entries on Twitter and Facebook!

Happy Friday!

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Friday Fun: Feature Requests

This Friday we thought it was time to dream and dream big…

Dream of a Digi Me with every feature you could possibly imagine… I mean think of the possibilities if all your data were in one place and within your control.

What would you like to do with it?  How would you like to interact with it and where would you like to store it?

These are just a few ideas to get you started in that imaginative spirit!

Share your ideas in the comments section or share them via Twitter or Facebook.

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5 Top Social Media Tips for Christmas

If you are anything like me then you will find that you never have enough time in the day to do everything you need to get done and be online 24/7.  So how do you work around this problem.

Whether you are on social media for work or just to keep in touch with friends and family these tips should be useful.

  1. Share Historic Content – If you don’t have time to capture a moment or come up with something fun and piffy why not look back at what you were doing this time last year? Often you find great ideas or even great content that is still worth re-sharing with your friends and family! (Digi Me has this build in so why not give it a go.)
  2. An Image Speaks Volumes – Images are often more powerful than words… When wishing your friends and family Merry Christmas or Happy New Year why not say it in words… Find your favourite Christmas Card or capture a festive scene whilst out shopping and save it for the big day!
  3. Instagram Christmas Dinner – Why not share your Christmas dinner with others? After all social media was originally thought of as sharing what you ate for lunch.  Have some fun and virtually toast your friends, family or colleagues!
  4.  The Gift of Giving – Often people forget that Christmas time is a time for giving back.  Why not share your favourite charities Christmas message or donate your social media channels to these causes.
  5. Rushing From Here to There – Christmas day can be busy and stressful. How can I fit all these ideas into my day and make them happen in a timely fashion?  Why not schedule your content.  Facebook has the option built in and you can use services such as HootSuite or Buffer to schedule your content.  These are invaluable when you just don’t have time to think on a really busy day. Just remember to look back after so that you can see all those nice messages and reply to those really important ones.

If you found these tips useful please share them!

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Friday Fun: Searching Your Social Data

It’s that time of the week! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for some Friday fun!  This Friday we are going to have fun with our social data and search!

With Digi.Me (formerly SocialSafe) you can search through all your social media content to find pretty much anything that you have shared with your friends, family and colleagues.  Your challenge for this week is to give search a try and see if you can find a social media update that has the word Christmas in it!

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Remember to share your finds with us on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #FridayFun.

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Research Insights: One in Five has Left Social Media Services

A recent report from Open Xchange has found that one in five people have tried and then shut down one or more of their social media accounts. The research was commissioned due to the CEO of Open Xchange regularly finding people that are quite rightly worried about the data being collected on them. Some of those people have even gone so far as to stop using certain online services and apps as well as closing accounts down completely.

The research itself looks to identify the point at which people believe the benefits no longer outweigh the risks and therefore switch off from a particular online service.  This worrying trend was also picked up by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at Le Web earlier today.  Interestingly he suggested like we have here at Digi.Me, that your data should belong to you and you should be in control of that data.

The research from Open Xchange is fascinating as it delves into exactly what drives people to cancel or just stop using an online account, app or service. Take a look at the graphs below to find out more about what drives this behaviour.

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The other question is what happens to your data when you stop using a service? Well in most cases unless you delete your account your data is still there for the app or service in question to use as they wish.  What is of additional concern is that if you don’t keep track of updates to terms of service you could find your data is being used for all sorts of different things and being sold to third parties without you being aware.

How do you capture your data so that you still have those important pictures, images and comments that you shared on these services… Well you could always back up your data using Digi.Me (formerly SocialSafe) and store it wherever you choose. You may just want to back up your social media data just to have it all in one place. It’s amazing what you find out when you have it all in one place.

Let us know if you agree with the research and your views on data privacy in the comments or on Twitter, Google Plus or Facebook.

Bonus: Look out for Digi.Me Version 7! It’s coming out soon!

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Friday Fun: Photo Share

From now until Christmas we are going to have some fun on Fridays to get you ready for a weekend of fun and festiveness (If that is indeed a word!)

Today’s fun is in the form of photos!  When you sync your social media accounts with SocialSafe you can view your photo’s historically and see which are the most popular.  We thought we would see if you could find your favourite photograph and share it with us on our social media channels!

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If you don’t yet have SocialSafe just pop over here and download it now!!!

If you just want to save an individual photo right click and save the image to your computer.  If you want to download more than one image here’s how to export even more of your photo’s!

Here’s my favourite Christmas photo from our SocialSafe accounts!

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