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Internet has been quite a big part of our life. Almost everything in this world can be done through the internet – work, study, money transfer, worldwide communication, friends making, file download (songs or movies), searching information, or even religious things.

Nowadays, people can’t get rid of this technology to do their daily stuffs as there are uncountable number of websites that can facilitate them. Everyday, or maybe every hours or even every second, there are internet users who sign up in websites they need for their own purposes.

In each of these websites, I am sure you must have noticed they have their own Terms of Services (TOS) for you to agree with before you can finally succeed to register an account. Nevertheless, how many people do you think really read carefully every point in the TOS before they tick the “I agree” box?

Furthermore, for those who do not read, do you think they know how far the consequences can be when they violate any point in the TOS? Ticking the “I agree” box can be very simple and sound nothing but, what do you think will be done when the violation comes to happen?

The consequences can be big or small, depending on how bad the effect is. For example, I am sure most of you have heard about the case of MySpace TOS violation, which led to the suicide of nearly 14 years old innocent teen in 2006. This has been one of the most famous cyber crime cases, done by Lori Drew (who was 47 at that time) to Megan Meier (who was nearly 14 at that time).

It happened that Lori used a fake MySpace ID to bully Megan, depressing her psychologically. Lori firstly started to flatter Megan to attract her by sending her messages as Josh Evans, a cute boy in MySpace. Then, after few weeks, this “Josh Evans” turned into an evil guy who kept sending Megan nasty messages, hurt her psychologically, which then led to her suicide. You can see the details here.

This is violating one of MySpace Terms of Service, which clearly stated that people must be “truthful and accurate”. This case then led to lawful action as it is against the federal law of the United States too, about the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

The point of this example is that violating the TOS of any websites can be very devastating. Terms of Service are created by websites to ensure that everything in the service goes in the right way and the users do not abuse the service for their own purposes. It is not aimed to put difficulties on the users. Instead, it is created to make sure that the service is used properly for everyone’s own good.

Unfortunately, the main issue is that violating TOS sounds common and usual for users as most of them never really care to read it thoroughly. People think that reading the TOS fully is just a waste of time and effort. And this is how all simple to huge violations take place and go wrong.

Internet users actually should read everything written in the Terms of Service so that they know how they must use the service properly. Most Terms of Service are based on the US federal law (if the service is in the US). They are made because they are important and people who use the website’s service must know what to do and what not to do when they register to prevent any unexpected circumstances.

If internet users care for this and are eager to spend little of their valuable time to read, there will be no violation against the Terms of Service, or at least the number is not as much as it is. Furthermore, there will be no or less violation to the federal law too regarding cyber crime. Even further, there will be also no or at least less federal crime done by internet users. So, it’s now the time for us to be more aware…

~Gabrielle~

It’s been around a week or two since I wrote my last blog/article here. Sorry that I missed out to provide you with some information. Well anyway, here I am for you again. Today, I will talk about something that is impossible to be unfamiliar for you, social networking sites.

I bet nobody never heard about that before. Many people register an account for many reasons, some of which can be for friendship, networking, and many even get a relationship or marriage from those. However, don’t just think they are only for those. There are even more benefits (or let’s say profits) you can gain from Social Networking sites, in terms of SEO and SEM purposes.

Search Engine Optimization and Marketing Purposes (Benefits and Profits)

SEO has always been a vital and significant issue when you have your own website, especially when your site is critical and important for your business. That means you will try every way to get yourself gaining more traffic (the most important benefits you get for your site, which will lead to profits later).

How? You can use different techniques combination to increase traffic to your website. You can do it by first researching which social networking sites are widely used and then developing a professional looking profile (Remember! Your profile is the one that grabs the visitors’ attention to your business).

Next, don’t leave it just the way it is! Keep in mind that you MUST always update all the information and the contents on your page. This is how you can communicate new stuffs about your products or services to your target markets and visitors.

You can add links to your particular website page on the social networking site, to generate more traffic and eventually, more profits for your business. You can leave a link to your site everytime you send message to people so they can click on it. And don’t stand alone! Your friends can also help to put a link to your page or your site. All these techniques will get you more traffic and the profits themselves.

Furthermore, if you wish to succeed in social networking, learn to leave your comments on the blogs of other members, with a back link to your website. But remember that your comments must be positive and good ones, not negative comments that will make others have negative impression about you.

In return, all these will surely generate you more number of your website visitors and more business profits. Believe me that social networking has been an effective tool of marketing strategies of many companies. When you decide to trust and do this, you will not regret it.

Which Social Networking Sites You Must Use

There is no exact one of which you really have to use as there have been too many social networking sites nowadays. You just need to choose the one that is suitable to your business needs and comforts, but especially, one that is popular and high-traffic with millions of members.

Some that I know very popular these days are Facebook and Myspace, which keep growing their members, popularity, and traffic in number. And there are also Twitter and Linked In for professional use. You can always choose one that you’d like to use, or better, you can use more than one.

When you feel they are not enough, you can always try to check more list here to get those you prefer to use. If you haven’t used any, better start now for your own good. Anyway, being late is still better than never… So, let’s get it started now!

~Gabrielle~