Are You At Risk Of Web Content Chaos?


 Are You At Risk Of Web Content Chaos?

In the past few years, new technologies like social media and the ever-expanding Internet have given global access to a variety of information sources. This has allowed for more freedom in terms of both identifying and understanding how to navigate content that is often contradictory, controversial, and rarely substantiated.

But this also means that individuals are now faced with the challenge of processing online content in a more thoughtful manner. With this, I would like to offer up a list of tips that will help you more effectively analyze the information you read and hear:
You are not your online brand. Web content oligarchs know that you are primarily an online presence and use that fact to exploit you through share-for-share pages (like the dreaded "like for like" scam), which rips off users by getting them to give up their personal information in return for false promises of free products or services. You can avoid this insidious scam by carefully analyzing pages that request any personal information from you—most often, these sites will include the words "like," "share," "pin" or others. Research content sources . The best way to ensure that you are not falling prey to share-for-share scams is by doing your research. One such place to begin could be by researching the content of a website's social media accounts or its review pages. Web content oligarchs often have their own "coming soon" pages, where you can find out if the site in question is a legitimate source of information before making a purchase decision—this is how they get away with their scams. Although this tactic works, you should probably move on to another source if it looks suspect. Avoid the dreaded "like for like" scam . Thousands of people every year are tricked into giving away their personal information in return for what turns out to be products or services that are either useless or a scam. It's called the "like for like" scam because it involves websites like this one that offer you free products if you share the page with your friends. This way, the website gets more likes, and they have something to show their advertisers. The site's owners make money by capitalizing on your desire to get "free stuff." But it's not really free; you give up your privacy by signing up for an account. If you're tempted by these sites, walk away from them . I say this because even if you do get your so-called free item, it's probably not worth it. If you don't want to put in the effort to look for more information about the product or service, then you should be willing to walk away. There are plenty of other sites out there that aren't trying to trick you into signing up for a newsletter you never wanted in the first place. Don't give away information unnecessarily . All of this relates back to the way that your personal online presence is a brand asset. People judge how reliable and credible your content might be based on how much personal information they can find online about you—or at least they're supposed to.

If you're aware of these concepts when you're online, then you're a step ahead of the game. But it's important that we all keep educating ourselves about new ways to identify what is credible content and what is not.
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