This Week in Privacy – A Weekly Recap

New UK Legislation Will Force Google, Facebook and Others to Decrypt Messages to British Intelligence Agency MI5 The Investigatory Powers Bill proposed by the Conservatives will require tech companies to comply with new policies aimed at helping spy agencies monitor terror suspects and intercept their communications at will. In a speech in January Prime Minister David Cameron said: There should be no “means of communication” which “ we cannot read” and promised “a.. Read More

Permanent Social Media: What’s The Point?

Some people speculate that life flashes before your eyes during a near-death experience . A concept far older than than the internet, this “life review” provides the seer with an omniscient perspective beyond normal sight. These days, a near death experience is no longer needed for a chronological review of your accomplishments and mistakes. The social media sector has created a permanent online archive of your photos, thoughts, videos, and memories, and all.. Read More

Cyber Dust | Mark Cuban’s Privacy Keystroke Of Genius

  The tension between technology and privacy is not new.  Imagine the excitement of the first man to hold a pair of binoculars, before the world knew that such a thing could even exist.  He could see what others thought was safely hidden.  (Boobs, one only assumes.)  Granted, the power to invade privacy with complete freedom can have its downside; just ask Gollum. The tension between technology and privacy is not new.  Imagine.. Read More

Cyber Dust is Going to Change Business and Networking.

  For the past year, I’ve been blasting PR tips on Cyber Dust. It’s the only platform that I do this, because of the audience. If I were to put daily PR tips on Facebook and Twitter, I would get zero interaction. Why? Because Cyber Dust is a community of people who want to improve their lives and business. The other social networks are mostly for time-killing entertainment or news gathering. I was.. Read More

Five Times People Probably Wished They Had Used Cyber Dust

As social media becomes a ubiquitous form of daily communication, mistakes are bound to happen. Meet five people who wished they had used Cyber Dust instead.   1. It’s never wise to post incendiary tweets about your employer, but Cella here one upped anybody who has been fired over tweets, thanks to a complete lapse in judgement she lost her job before her first day.   2. Nyjah’s unfortunate mistaken sext teaches us a.. Read More

Cyber Dust Mobile Wallpapers

Today we bring you something a little different, five different mobile wallpapers to show off your support of Cyber Dust! We wanted to give something back to all of our amazing users! We couldn’t do it without you! Enjoy!   To add one of these images to your mobile device, simply click on the images below, save the larger image in the new window to your Camera Roll, and set it as your background. 

Cyber Dust is the Platform for Comedians

Back in December I had the pleasure of talking with Jon Hurwitz, half of the genius behind the Harold and Kumar franchise. We were discussing comedy, social media, and the issues that comedians find themselves running into in the digital era. At this time, I brought up Cyber Dust, and Jon’s wife told me, “That sounds like the perfect app for comedians.” Today, this quote seems truer than ever. By now, many readers.. Read More

Ditch the business cards.. Cyber Dust is the new way to network

The other day I cleaned out my purse & I had at least 100 business cards sitting in the bottom of it. I threw them away. I’m sure they were from awesome people I met that I would love to do business with, but there was no way I was going to spend the time to find out. I have moved all my networking efforts to an app called Cyber Dust. I was.. Read More

Using Cyber Dust for Business, Better than Twitter Long-Term?

Using Cyber Dust for business might be a better social media app than Twitter for true engagement and conversion.   Why? Some of Cyber Dust’s benefits for business are in the very nature of how communication works differently on Mark Cuban’s creation than its cousin, Twitter.   Broadcasting (Twitter) vs. Narrowcasting (Cyber Dust)   In Twitter, what you post is viewable to the general public and anyone can find it. While this is.. Read More

The Advantage Of The Inline

The Flaws of the Timeline The timeline has become the de facto paradigm for the web’s largest social media platforms in the past 10 years. From Facebook to Twitter, the linear timeline determines what content consumers encounter as they scroll through the homepages of their favorite sites. Facebook users originally saw most of their friends’ content, including pictures, video, status updates, and links. However, as the timeline continues to undergo changes, the algorithm.. Read More