Destroying Hard Drives And Keeping Social Profiles Safe

Protecting Your Social Accounts From Hackers

data destruction and recycling

There are hundreds of different ways hackers can steal your personal information from Social Media accounts and local network drives. For most people, this happens without them even knowing. By the time someone recognizes that there may be a security breach it is often times too late and the damage is done. The damage can vary from simple hacks for entertainment, or harm producing wiki leaks that make unsuspecting victims vulnerable to exposure. But what happens when your online social identity is compromised directly from the computer drive you work from? Many of us use an office computer at work, when those get upgraded what happens to the old hard drives? Typically, hard drives can be shredded or recycled. In the event that the computers you work on were not properly disposed of there is a chance that someone with extensive knowledge of computers and data recovery could access the hard drive and extract the data that existed on it while it was in your possession. The sensitive data that could be accessed might be things like credit card numbers, email accounts, social profiles, personal information like birth date, social security numbers, home address, bank statements, family pictures, and information about your children including personal records and location information like schools they attend. Keeping your data secure is extremely important to avoid identity theft and theft in general. You can destroy your hard drive yourself, there are various methods that work. You can use powerful magnets, drill holes through them, crush them with sledge hammers, melt them down, or any other destructive method you can think of. Just don’t recycle your computer without paying attention to the proper disposal of your hard drive. The rest of the computer can be melted down and repurposed for it’s plastics and metals. There are computer recycling companies that will come to your home or office and pick these items up for you, while other recycling companies offer drop off locations that allow you to pack up your vehicle with outdated unused electronic components and drop them off, something similar to a goodwill drop off station. Electronic recycling is big business and consumers should be aware about the importance of data removal prior to dropping off equipment with recyclers.

Hacked Social Profiles – What Could go Wrong?

social hackersWe know the problem with compromised bank accounts and social security numbers, but what about hacked social profiles? There are many reasons why you wouldn’t want  criminal going through your personal feed, but there are also some things beyond the obvious that you might not have thought of that should be considered as well. There have been stories of Facebook profiles being hacked, then inappropriate images and content being messaged out to the the friends connected to that profile. This could be very embarrassing if pornographic images were sent out to employers or co-workers, or even family members. There are also stories of profiles being hacked and money requests being made to friends and family. Criminals have reached out to friends and family members through messenger, posing as the account holder, pitching a story, and asking for funds to be transferred into an anonymous account. I am sure there are stories more terrifying and more insane then those I used as an example, but you need to be aware that there are plenty of ways a criminal could manipulate someone on the other end that was believing the messages were coming from you. Keeping your social profiles out of the hands of criminals is Social Knowledge you should be aware of.

Psychology Myths.

Psychology Myths.
Because there are a lot of fake facts being shared on the social media under titles “Psychology Facts”, we need to be a little more sensible to know the difference between fake and true researches.

Social Media Psychology! HeathMD

Social Media Psychology! HeathMD
Social Media is some funky stuff. We get all weird, We think we hate, we think we fall in love. But it’s different than in person…
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Social Media interfaces with our psychology in interesting ways! Dr Heath takes us on a journey of discovery; this week’s video is a Review of the book The Psychology of Social Networking, by Aaron Balick.

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Social Media Effects/Bad for Youth/Disadvantages

Social Media Effects/Bad for Youth/Disadvantages
This video discusses the physical and psychological/mental effects of social media addiction.

TGIF Biz Networking Hangout – Psychology of Social Media – 06.29.2012

TGIF Biz Networking Hangout – Psychology of Social Media – 06.29.2012
Today on TGIF: Martin Shervington and the psychology of social media networking!

0:17 Martin Shervington’s intro – he’s a writer, coach and consultant with a passion for psychology! Also about his ebook, “The Art and Science of Google+”.

2:02 Intros: George Cohn, Larry Fournillier, Ronnie Bincer, and Meilani MacDonald

4:07 Back to Martin, what got him interested in Google+, and what makes Google+ stand out vs other social media (sm) sites – Hangouts! Social Media, connections, building relationships and audience.

7:10 The psychology behind social media and our posting to sm. Was Martin’s approach coming from his interest in psychology of social media or just spurred by marketing.

9:14 Advice for people who are shy, and would not normally feel comfortable putting themselves out there and being open in social media.

15:40 Ronnie Bincer asks Martin about the role Hangouts takes in building relationships. Martin talks about face to face interactions, voice tones, and how all those things help us learn and grow.

17:26 Rob Gordon continues the discussion about the differences between just posting and email vs. phone or hangouts and how they affect relationship building.

19:00 Back to Martin Shervington, continuing the discussion of the role hangouts plays in building relationships.

20:00 George Cohn brings the topic to multiple points of view being available in Hangouts.

21:45 The discussion turns to psychological ramifications of the backgrounds people see behind Hangout participants.

23:28 Ronnie Bincer chimes in and talks about the dreaded “black screen” and Martin Shervington talks about how those people are not engaging as fully as they could be. However, if you don’t want to be on camera, it’s better to have a profile pic showing than it is to just have black screen.

27:45 A little bit about biz profiles vs. personal profiles, and how face-to-face networking is the most effective for business.

29:55 About how people respond more to posts with photos, and strategy behind percentage of personal and entertainment posts vs business posts.

37:15 Back to Martin and he shares the story of how he came to add Ronnie to his circles.

38:15 Ronnie Bincer asks the BIG QUESTION – how do we make the transition from giving stuff away for free to successfully making services available for hire? Martin’s answer takes us to the topic of the referral process.

41:10 About how new technology is creating new cultural and social interaction behaviors

42:00 What works and what doesn’t work. Martin relates a story about someone who tried to convert too quickly from building engagement to selling.

43:15 Meilani suggests to Ronnie that he put a short tag at the end of his posts that tells people what his business is.

44:56 Martin continues discussing making useful, engaging posts, and also slipping in a post here and there that reminds people what we do, without being spammy.

46:45 Ronnie talks about how he gets people to check his profile

47:58 Martin talks about the power of profiles and the “About” section. He also talks about the difference between interaction on posts that make the “hot list” vs. our regular posts.

51:44 About Public Hangouts and why we don’t do them anymore, with a few stories about undesirable experiences.

53:40 Rob Gordon gives a plug for the Chautauqua biz networking hangout event on June 30th.

55:44 Meilani takes the discussion back to adding taglines to posts, Ronnie and Martin join in the discussion

59:25 Goodbyes, last words, and participant promos: Blair Warner, George Cohn, Larry Fournillier, Martin Shervington, Ronnie Bincer, and your host Meilani MacDonald.

59:59 Your host +Meilani MacDonald gets a great testimonial from +Blair Warner 🙂 Thank you very much Blair!!

Join us next Friday, July 6, 2012 for special guest Dominique Fruchtman of Dominique is known in her local biz circles as the Networking Queen, and the TGIF topic will be all about networking!

Resources: – Martin Shervington’s biz – Blair Warner’s biz – George Cohn’s biz (and +Marilyn Ritter’s too) – Ronnie Bincer’s biz – Meilani MacDonald’s biz

Predicting Psychology from Social Media Data: David Stillwell, Cambridge Judge Business School

Predicting Psychology from Social Media Data: David Stillwell, Cambridge Judge Business School
Speaking at the Cambridge Data Science Summit, 9 June 2017.

How to Write a Bestseller [Social Psychology, Evolutionary Science, Social Media and Culture]

How to Write a Bestseller [Social Psychology, Evolutionary Science, Social Media and Culture]
The Lone Smoke: Looking at science, human psychology, social interaction and culture to provide answers to artistic questions.
‘How do we write a best seller?’ Well…when viewed within the context of human nature, I believe I have came up with the best answer for it.

A common question we ask ourselves as writers is ‘what makes a best seller.’ However it is rare that an answer ever comes from the real place we should be looking for it. So by discussing Social Media, modern day culture, the evolution of human’s language and social complexities as well as the products and successes of recent entertainment and how we use the internet, I have come up with an answer to it. In one large part, it can be quickly summed up but in another it cannot.

If we wish to understand what makes something popular, we have to look at the why. And this is the approach I took in the Lone Smoke to answering this question.

I’m Procrastinating Writer, otherwise known as James Edwards. I do my best to give whatever opinions and knowledge I’ve learned whilst writing and pass them on to you, either to help gain a bit of sanity back in this lonely pursuit OR to help you along if you’ve only just started writing novels.


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Al Jazeera – Social Media and Psychology

Al Jazeera – Social Media and Psychology
Al Jazeera program Al Marsad, hosted Digital Strategist Ayman Itani to discuss the effects of Social Media on youth Psychology

Psychology Advertising and Content Marketing

Psychology Advertising and Content Marketing

Looking to promote something related to psychology? Book, podcast, degree program. I can help you leverage the massive reach of the All About Psychology website and social media channels.

My name is David Webb ( and I am the owner, writer and host of four websites built around my teaching and research interests; including which receives over two million visits a year.

A passionate promoter of psychology through social media, over 875,000 people follow my psychology Facebook page ( and I’m featured on the British Psychological Society list of the 100 most followed psychologists and neuroscientists on Twitter. (

The popularity of the website combined with the massive reach of the All About Psychology social media channels means that any content (banner ad, video, text link etc) I market on your behalf will be seen by a huge audience of psychology enthusiasts.

It has taken a passionate interest and years of hard work to establish the very high profile, trust and authority that and its associated social media channels enjoy today. Consequently, there is no other individually owned and personally managed psychology marketing platform which can offer you such a comprehensive level of brand awareness, exposure and reach.

If you are looking to promote anything connected with psychology and have a specific marketing budget in mind, contact me via the following link and I will put together a detailed campaign proposal for your consideration.

Activist – Government Trolls Are Using ”Psychology Based Influence Techniques” in Social Media

Activist – Government Trolls Are Using ”Psychology Based Influence Techniques” in Social Media
Activist: Government Trolls Are Using ”Psychology-Based Influence Techniques” in Social Media@



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Jonathan Haidt & Jordan Peterson; The Negative Affects of Social Media & Facebook on our Kids

Jonathan Haidt & Jordan Peterson; The Negative Affects of Social Media & Facebook on our Kids
Jordan Bernt Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto.

Jonathan David Haidt is an American social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions.