4 Ways to Tailor What You’re Seeing Online

4 Ways to Tailor What You’re Seeing Online

Even though the Wild West of Web 1.0 has been wrangled with the advent of social media, there is still more content published online than any one person could hope to discover! So what’s the best way to go about finding what we want to see, as personal Internet users, and as a digital brand?

Brand Feedback

There are so many options for social media listening tools that it can be hard to narrow down which ones to use! Though tons of paid options for social listening are out there if you’re willing to spring for them, simple tools like Google Alerts can help you stay up to date on what audiences are saying about your brand. I consider it one of the best unpaid listening tools out there as it creates an RSS feed of keyword notifications that you can choose, including hashtags. You can always trust our Internet overlords Google to provide us with a good system to monitor our brands’ digital presence! Google has also created a program to monitor website and social media analytics (Google Analytics)! These two free programs provide you with a combination of quantitative and qualitative data to know what’s going on with your brand and it’s digital presence, and are super easy to set up and navigate.

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My Personal Feed

When it comes to getting news and web content curated to my interests, Google doesn’t have quite the same iron grip on my Internet use. Here, Reddit (reddit.com) holds the key to my heart, as it provides a front page similar to an RSS feed based on “subreddits” (collections of community-curated web content based around any and every subject you could imagine) that you subscribe to. This allows me to go to one website for anything from Black Mirror discussion groups to local Ottawa news to Lord of the Rings Memes and everything in between. As much as I love Reddit for personal use and don’t personally use it in any professional respect, I can see the potential that a site like Reddit holds. Reddit is often one of the most up-to-date sources of news, memes, and other Internet content, and appeals to an audience that is not always as present on traditional social media. The specificity of the communities that exist on this website are the perfect source for community observation and discussion. Stay away from a sales-push on Reddit though! Users are quick to sniff out a sales tactic and generally don’t tolerate the use of the platform as a marketing opportunity – another reason why I love to use it!

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I’ve also been a huge fan of the new Instagram feature of following hashtags the same way you can follow users, with a collection of tagged photos showing up on your feed! While, again, I have made liberal use of this on my personal accounts (hello #guineapigs!), it is also great if you are planning a campaign based around hashtag use, as now the content generated from this campaign will show up directly in your feed. If your brand is present on Instagram, hashtag campaigns are great because they generate both free publicity by encouraging people to post related to your brand, and the potential for free content (and community kudos) by regramming the best shots!

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These are just a couple of my favourite online sources for curated content and digital feedback. What are you using right now to stay up to date on your favourite web content? Let me know in the comments below so I can check them out!

Watch Your Language!…and get Clients!

Watch Your Language!…and get Clients!

Don’t Get Stuck in a Time Tunnel

Recently, I attended a meeting of a proactive community group. We were to do an outreach to find some prospective candidates for important positions and portfolios. The letter had been prepared for the larger community, and an elder in the group proof read the letter. His critique was to change the term “their” to the term “he/she” , as was his experience. The letter was then forwarded to me.

I received the proof read letter and viewed the “correction” within. I gasped. I sputtered. I knew something had gone awry. The “proofer” (sic) was using communication protocol that went beck 25 years, and here I am stuck in the second decade of the 21st century.  But what was it? What was bothering me? There it was…the words “their” and “he/she”!

I hadn’t considered that pronouns would elicit such importance in society today. Alas, there it was staring at me. Stark naked! The letter would eliminate a good segment and important part of our community. The Lesbian, Bisexual,  Gay, Trans-sexual, Queer + (LBGTQ+) segment of society that may not only be overlooked, but could be excluded by such pronouns. The letter may not only be discounting, but perceptively dismissive.

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https://www.pexels.com/photo/four-men-sitting-on-platform-923657/ Kat Wilcox

I recalled university days, and the importance of the American Psychological Association (Writing) Style Manual (APA Style) and then, like a mirage on the horizon the Chicago (Writing) Style Manual came galloping through the sunset.  Invaluable, anti-pretentious, and preventative by nature these tombs dropped in front of me like manna from the sky.

Use It or Lose It

Writing style manuals are critical to not just our respective professions, like social media, consulting, psychology, sales,journalist, media, writing, small business, government, etc., but helps to keep us up to date, and not “dated”, and communicativly correct for both the greater society and our client base. This is if I would like to appear that I may know what I am saying. Now I do. These manuals, as noted above, inclusive of  the newly appreciated contributions for social media by organizations and media (Cohen, 2012), keeps your blog writing accurate and reflective of our society right outside your window.

United States Federal Government Style Manual

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/GPO-STYLEMANUAL-2016-ABOUT.pdf  USA Government Style manual for Federal Government Publishing.

I now approached our group. I layed it out on the table and stated at the term “their” is an all inclusive term, where the wording “he/she” remains exclusive. Gasps of folly and embarrassment followed. The APA, as a note, dropped the “he/she” term in 2005, and not only cited the above argument, but pointed that “he/she” becomes tedious in an academic paper. (APA Guidelines, https://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/guidelines.aspx).The unintended trap-FOILED!

As Cohen quotes  “A style guide can be that “second thought” assuring us our content is appropriate and consistent”. (Cohen, 2012).

It is tough to be a hero, albeit a micro one.

Engagement

I approached some members of the LBGTQ+ local community to update them on our search for people for our community group. I had mentioned the deliberate, but minor, adjustment to the language used in our communcations and newsletters. They were delighted at the fact and posted it to their respective Facebook site. Appreciative as I was, I was not aware of the enthusiasm that had generated nor newer volunteers and clients that would generate.  Now I use it.  As an influencer outreach their blogging and Facebook brought their community to us (Patel, 2018).

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More Clients

We paid attention, we engaged our group and who knew I’d ever tell this story. Our brand’s credibility through the language we used and our follow up through engagement (as I now know it) created success. Writing style manuals was a crucial part of being relevant to our volunteers and clients, and I subscribe to this vigilance.

As quoted by Massengill, ”  DO write and rewrite and write and rewrite and write and rewrite…” (Massengill, John, March 10, 2018).

It helps one think, think, think and use professional language and client’s respect.

Patrick Meagher is an on-line student enrolled in Social Media at Algonquin College through Ontario Learn.

 

footnotes:

Practice Guidelines for LGB Clients

Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

January 2012

https://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/guidelines.aspx

 

Kevin Payne

Published December 13, 2017

Blogger Outreach: How to Integrate Influencers Into Your Content Marketing Strategy Kevin is an Inbound Marketing Consultant that helps startups increase their website traffic. When he’s not helping clients, he’s often blogging.

https://growthmarketingconf.com/blogger-outreach-how-to-integrate-influencers-into-your-content-marketing-strategy/

 

Sujan Patel   November 7, 2018

15 Tips to Increase Your Brand’s Social Media Engagements

https://www.business2community.com/brandviews/startup-socials/15-tips-to-increase-your-brands-social-media-engagements-02138590

 

Joe Massengill Published March 10, 2018

5 Crucial Elements for Writing Great Social Media Posts

https://www.outboundengine.com/blog/writing-great-social-media-posts/

 

Avoiding Heterosexual Bias in Language

American Psychologist
September 1991, Volume 46, Issue No. 9, 973-974

Committee on Lesbian and Gay Concerns
American Psychological Association

©1991 by the American Psychological Association, Inc. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Esther Rothblum, Department of Psychology, John Dewey Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 5405.

Communication: Monitoring vs Listening

Communication: Monitoring vs Listening

Why is communication so important?

#Communication is the key in relationship building. Communication only exists if at least two parties are actively participating in an open and honest manner. Once trust is broken, it will be very difficult to rebuild, if at all. #Non-verbal communication and #active listening are the key components in strong and successful relationship. Although it is also very critical for all parties to convey their feeling and idea too, but it is equally important, if not more so, to listen attentively before your response.

(Source: Advertising Media Plus, Posted March 25, 2015)

How can we apply active listen and non-verbal communication in social media?

In the #virtual world, via #social media, the equivalent of listening in communication is social media monitoring. The #verbal communication in real life is simulated through #effective written communication using various mediums such as texting, posting, tweeting, and messaging. The #non-verbal component of communication, although almost non-existence in the virtual sphere, it can be simulated by your actions in cross analyzing all information gathered and find correlation and/or exception factors through social media monitoring.

#Monitoring in the physical world means paying a lot of attention to the non-verbal communication or signals that is being send by the customers which include their purchase or preferences in their order — the financial bottom to the survival of the organization. Monitoring in the virtual world means using the social media #analytic to determine the response of audience or customers. There are many effective and sophisticated tools or marketing firms that can provide you with this service; however, many of the more mature social media tools can also provide this same basic information to you at substantially lower cost. Some of these tools include: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

(Source: TalkPoint, Posted April 19, 2017)

How can we apply the W5 (who, what, when, where, why) plus How of social media monitoring?

When we listen/monitor the audience response, we can modify and adjust our strategy quickly and respond to the customer or people effectively. The following is some example based on recently missing girl search and based on recent tornado disaster in Ottawa:

  1. An 11-year old girl (http://bit.ly/2yhSit6) was reported missing by police via Twitter. Few days later, the media started to engage. But over a week later, no news or leads. Media and police retweet several times, but it generates no leads. I followed and monitored that, but I did not retweet yet thinking the police and media has a lot of leads/helps already. Then more than 10+ days past, the police ask for help again. I was puzzled, and then it dawned to me that I may have connections that police and media may not have access to. I posted to my two Facebook accounts … each of very different group of influence: one is mostly church and street outreach friends, and the other are martial artist, musicians, dancers, government official/bureaucrat, and security folks other than police. 2-days later, the girl was found. It was not my effort alone, but I am sure it has helped one way or another.
  2. Six tornado (http://bit.ly/2NJcN71) causing substantial damages and blackout. Hydro One, first responders, relief workers, volunteers, and community organization all helped to communicate via social media what, when, where, who, why, and how to get help and access to food, water, and shelter. (http://bit.ly/2OpiY5j) Although Ottawa suffered greatly, but with everyone’s coordination effort using social media, it made everyone in Ottawa region safe and recover faster together as an Ottawa community / family.

Both examples demonstrate how one can monitor, listen, and act efficiently and effectively to how generate the desirable outcomes. We look at the results and outcomes gathered so far, and we adjust quickly to engage the audience or redirect shout out to a different or correct audience. The final objective is to mobilize the right people to get the desirable results in a timely manner.

Can you think of some experience where you monitor and analyze reports and then adjust your strategy to get your final outcomes?

 

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Social Communication in Physical and Virtual Reality

What is #communication? Is it important or critical? How does it #influence and affect the community, society, or just your own daily lives? What are some of the means and tools that help us navigate and socialize with each other … in our real or virtual world?

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We communicate everyday in the real/physical world, communication is critical to all #relationship building: business and personal. Communication can make or break a business deal, strengthen or break a marriage/relationship, and even start or cease a war. Communication will sway and call people to actions, good or bad, depending on its messages and its intended audiences.

Many people nowadays have Master and even PhD degree in Communication, I was at awe, impress, and even intimidate at their accomplishments. I learned my communication skills through various means during my college years, through my professional certification, and working many years of experience, as IT consultant and financial advisor, for different clients/firms, and through various volunteer community works:

  1. Psychology 101
  2. Marketing 101
  3. #Toastmaster International certification (http://www.toastmasters.org)
  4. #Project Management certification #PMP (https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/project-management-pmp)
  5. School of Hard Knocks … success and failure of “relationships”

Together they taught me that communication:

  1. Is a two-way street
  2. Must have a sender and receiver
  3. Must listen more than you talk to be effective, but you must engage with the other person/people
  4. Up to 90% non-verbal, 10% verbal: Eyes, facial expressions, gestures, postures, voice (tones, pitches, volume)
  5.  80% perception, 20% reality
  6. 4P strategy: product, price, place, people; 5th P is promotion

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Some of these are also summarized at https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/what-is-communication.html, Skill You Need Ltd., 2011-2018.

What does communication have to do with #social media? A lot. I find that communication in real world of networking, public speaking, and social events translates, not only one-to-one, but directly to social media in the cyberspace. If you can communicate with the person in real life, then you can do so easier in the virtual world; however, social media disabled all non-verbal communication and only simulated verbal communication through written and real-time online interactive skills. Therefore, the social media written communication skills need to be far more superior and you need to know how to use emoji icons, insert graphics/image/photos and punctuation marks correctly to illustrative/elaborate the written conversation effectively. The danger in that is most people do it improperly or inadequately, and therefore it causes misunderstand and potentially ruining relationship.

In summary, social media is a virtual communication and interaction without verbal or non-verbal means; it is an online interactively writing communication unless we are using video conferencing/chat. Social media initially intended for personal and social interaction with simple texting messaging only; however, it became a mainstream tool for many businesses as well nowadays, because it is a very cost-effective marketing, public relationship and communication tools for smaller business. Even #traditional media are complementing its mainstream operation with these social media mediums. On the personal side, it opened the world to us and drew us closer in term of geographical location; however, it distanced us more from each other to the people close to us, from the people who may matter more, such as our immediate family or close friends.

So how do you think social media is influencing and affecting our lives? Do you think it enhance or disable our communication? Does social media bring us closer and enrich our lives?

Please share your thoughts.

  

   

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Is your name on Russia list! Regulations to social media ? YES /NO?

There are times I think and I feel that there is a law for anything … really anything but nowadays and because of the exponential rate of changes and innovations, legislators cannot keep the same speed.

The most important innovations affecting the entire world is the social media which continue to reveal more and more applications thanks also to the unprecedented computing capabilities companies can access and have today.

Marketing through social media revealed extremely efficient tool compared with older methods and marketing techniques also open the door to a different category of services and customers which first interest is access to data.

DATA is not a sub-product of social media, it is the MAIN product which social media receives free and commercializes for some money.

Photo from REUTERS – Der Tagesspiegel

Recently the big scandal about Cambridge Analytica having access to Facebook data and providing services to other parties interested with the purpose to design influencing strategies.

What I consider is really new here is that the information taking away by creating over 120 fake Facebook pages was not really stolen, and the information was not hackers as usually, but a regular company who open the fakes account to manipulate the user in Trump election to influence users. No information was stolen has credit card numbers or passwords but personal data.

What is also new and different is to understand who were the customers of Cambridge Analytica: US actual president for 2016 campaign, Russians?

All this situation is triggering a lot of questions:

– What kind of information was collected?

– Did Facebook give or sell the information or has been hack?

– Who did benefit from the information and how?

– Which reports have been generated based on the data?

Given all the above it is being proposed a Social media regulation does it make sense what do you think? What will Facebook propose to all the users

 

Mark Zuckerberg: March 21, 2018

The OCR register

 

Can we make a difference in terms of regulation between the internet and more specifically the social media? This is being debated in the US, but of course is of world-wide interest.

Should we support a regulation with the risk of killing an industry?

Should we constrain software industries to provide alternatives to the sharing of our data or only a part as excluded the medical data

What about governments accessing our personal data?

Do you LIKE?

Social Media regulation proposal

or do you DISLIKE?

 Is your name on Russia list! with Facebook

  Russia operating #Fakes #Facebook account  @https://bit.ly/2IMY20M @facebook

Share this:

 

Sources:

https://www.ft.com/content/bee3298c-e304-11e6-9645-c9357a75844a

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/03/23/john-fund-facebook-flap-dont-overreact-with-regulation-that-will-destroy-social-media-innovation.html

 

 

COM0015 #StayingInTheKnow @ work and @ home

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When it comes to social media analytics I find that the simplest method is the best given the tight timelines that seem to be always required in my job. While there are many that provide better and more in-depth analysis, the reality is that higher-ups want the big picture, not the details and they want it presented in a way that’s simple to understand and easy to read.

Hootsuite and Google Analytics are, in my view, the best tools to meet this criteria. Simple stats and easy to understand data help to provide information needed quickly. Easy to used and download, there is no requirement to seek additional help or guidance from someone else to gather necessary stats either to respond to a request or to satisfy my own curiosity or business need.

I have also used Alexa and the amount of information that can be gleaned from the “interwebs” is amazing. To understand the impact of a social media post and to see the interest in a website is addictive. Anyone who’s launched a campaign of any kind knows the feeling of seeing the retweets, the likes and the web hits climb.

For best sources of news and updates Twitter is my go-to every time. It’s a bit of a joke in my house as someone will always ask me to “check the Twitter” to see what’s happening in the world. As a communications manager, it provides me with real-time updates in the news cycle, the political world and what key stakeholders are focused on. For me, it’s the best source of news for my professional life.

For my personal life, I rely on Facebook. While updates from friends and family are important, the forums and groups also provide updates that are tailored so specific interests. My only issue is the algorithms Facebook plays with regularly so proper updates aren’t being presented chronologically. More than once, I’ve missed an update because for a Facebook reason, it didn’t meat the algorithm at the time. However, Facebook provides the personal updates, news and trends that I need and seek on a regular basis.

I find both Facebook and Twitter to be unique communities that, together, keep me connected with what’s happening in my neighbourhood, my city, my province, my country and around the world.

 

COMM0014 – Blog #4 – Premium Tea Online

18740571_10155306368432910_8013155930072845676_nDavid’s Tea is a Canadian premium tea store that sells loose leaf teas, tea to go and tea accessories such as tea cups, travel mugs and teapots. I have been following them on social media for a few years but only recently started to really pay attention. For the purposes of this post I am going to focus on their Facebook interactions even though they are on Twitter and Instagram, I believe their Facebook presence is strongest.

The company regularly posts about its in store promotions, as most stores do, but they also post about lifestyle, recipes, tea of the day and other one off posts that relate to tea in one way or another such as this short video from 2 years ago.

I like how they play on colour, mood and lifestyle to advertise their tea, while it remains the focus of the video.

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The company also has someone on duty to respond to comments and questions that could help better the business and customer satisfaction such as this response saying that they will take her comment into consideration. Not only do they respond but they answer her, beginning with her name, which means that while their made be a script or format, there is some personalization that takes place.

The company also occasionally posts fun little pieces that prompt an action or reaction, such as this post for National Iced Tea day this past weekend. Screen Shot 2017-06-12 at 8.20.07 PM.png

I have noticed that they tend to post early in the morning during the week (7:00-9:00) and a little later on weekends (9:00-11:00) which coincides with when people are waking up and getting ready for the day (many scrolling through Facebook or other social media platforms as their routine.

Cheers!

COM0014 – Blog #3 – Social Media Audiences

I presently work as a contractor at the Department of National Defence producing videos for the department’s social media outlets, and other online platforms. When developing or editing a video I always need to keep the audience in mind.


Here is what of the videos I have worked on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUSfxxpE5CE

When developing a story line I always have to keep the audience in mind, even though it is quite broad. I need to target Canadian Armed Forces members, their families, potential recruits, CAF retirees and anyone with an interest in the military. What I do when thinking of my audience I think of which portion of my audience would most appreciate the story that I am molding.


Watch this video before continuing to read:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZVyMpyjZKk&index=8&list=PL55Fcekr-FU0gE5D0_HK9g7zaKgKWDEPe

When editing this video, I had a specific audience in mind, I was thinking of parents, young adults or anyone who has helped someone that is ill. I wanted to pull at the audience’s heart strings and so started off with the challenge: Zak had cancer that had taken over 75% of his body.

For other videos such as the Cpl Reyda story above, the audience was more specifically people with a dream, in this case it was a dream to fly, however this could be for anyone with a dream career who has struggled on the way to their goal.

How do you target your audience?

COM0011 Blog 4 — Internet: Reducing or Increasing Inequalities?

While marginalized people use the internet to broaden their networks, which can increase their social capital, educated people with higher incomes are cashing in on more tangible benefits.

Increasing social capital

Recent research out of Indiana University supports the commonly held belief that African Americans, Latinos and those without a college education are more likely to use the internet to broaden their social networks than Caucasians, Asians and those with degrees.

Author Amy L. Gonzales said:

“The internet can be an important tool for increasing social capital for marginalized groups who otherwise have limited opportunities for personal and professional networking, and underscores the need for making sure these groups have stable, high-quality internet access.”

Gonzales studied 98 Philadelphians, aged 18 and 39, who were asked to complete a short survey 56 times during the six-day study when a random alarm sounded on Palm Pilots they were given. The survey asked about participants’ most recent social interaction, including whether it was online or offline, the race of the person they interacted with and whether it was a strong- or weak-tie relationship. Study participants also completed psychological surveys at the beginning and end of the study. The final analysis is based on data from 76 people and 2,669 surveys.

In her article, Gonzales wrote:

“These data suggest that the internet may actually be a 21st-century resource for reducing inequality if marginalized groups can use the web to increase network heterogeneity…. Future work is needed to determine whether social diversification actually translates to improvements in social capital, as found in earlier studies…. If so, this would pose an exciting benefit of digital communications for those marginalized individuals with internet access.”

Increasing social inequalities

In contrast, a new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Dutch researcher indicates that internet use is driving a greater wedge in society, increasing existing inequalities between rich and poor.

The study shows that educated people with high incomes get the greatest benefits from internet use because they get better deals on products and holidays online. In contrast, low-income people from socially deprived backgrounds do not, regardless of access and internet skills.

The study of more than 1,100 people was conducted in The Netherlands, which has a well-developed digital infrastructure and near-universal access. The researchers looked at different socioeconomic groups and what effect their internet use had on their economic and social well-being, as well educational, political and institutional outcomes.

In general, 75 per cent surveyed participants indicated they use the internet to buy cheaper products, 68 per cent to trade goods and 62 per cent to book more affordable holidays. These benefits were more likely to be reported by those with a higher social status than those with disabilities or who were retired or unemployed.

Author Dr. Ellen Helsper said:

“To some extent, the findings suggest that access to and use of the internet might exacerbate existing inequalities offline. Not everyone is able to translate internet use into tangible everyday benefits.”

What other areas should researchers focus their efforts to see the socioeconomic effects of the internet and social media?

COM0011 #3 – The Government is Watching You, Wazowski

“Aaaaaaalways watching.”

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Jokes aside, this is actually a pretty serious question to consider amongst yourselves- Just how much control and access to your personal online life should the government actually have?

You know what everyone always tells you, right? There’s no such thing as privacy on the internet, and what you post online will live online forever. (*insert menacing music here*) So you better think twice about what you post, since even if you delete your embarrassing drunken texts and photos from the night before, they’ll live on deep within the archives of Facebook’s servers.

Keeping a close watch on your interweb adventures is actually none other than the government. The US government most prevalently, as frequently talked about in most public news.

The problem here isn’t the surveillance in itself. Again, lack of privacy is nothing new to an internet user. What is a problem, is just how much information the government should be able to collect and pry in to, without any real justified cause. Looking into chat histories, emails, Facebooks, etc., of suspected criminal offenders is perfectly reasonable. But, should the government also be able to read through your emails, just because? Your Skype conversations? The accounts of your friends and family on Facebook? Should the US government be able to pry into your accounts, even if you aren’t a citizen of the US? What right do they have?

Another troubling thought is the censorship of what you see online by government authorities. The idea of government censorship is nothing new, either. It has its roots and starts with most media outlets, including radio and television. But, when you see the actual numbers before you, it’s a little troubling.

Facebook has recently released numbers and statistics on which countries had the most government requests for censorship. Let’s just say if you live in India in particular, you’re not seeing the whole picture. Facebook has also previously released statistics and numbers on which governments requested the most access to user data. The United States unsurprisingly comes in first with 81% granted of 12,598 requests. (Information source can be found in this TIME article.)

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I don’t know about you, but the whole thing makes me feel generally uncomfortable. I have nothing to hide when it comes to my online life, but I also don’t like the idea of somebody looking through everything I do needlessly. I especially don’t appreciate a government dictating what I should and shouldn’t be able to see. Shouldn’t that be my choice?

What are your thoughts on the matter? I’m very interested in hearing other people’s opinions on this topic.