Every now and then I come across a Twitter user who puts a ✔ after their user name or uses the words Verified Account in their profile. They do this to add an air of legitimacy to the account, to make them more plausible. I have seen an increase in … [Read more...] about Twitter – Verified or not?
If you have a .com domain for your hyperlocal site you may find that you get an E-mail like the one below around about the same time as the domain registration needs to be renewed, telling you that you need to submit a payment for you 'search engine … [Read more...] about Don't get caught out by .com domain scams
A quick security related post for your wordpress blogs. I'm going to tell you about the importance of having a secure password *yawn* and also the benefits of having a different username. Passwords Always use strong passwords on your wordpress … [Read more...] about Quick password security tip for your WordPress blog
There seems to have been an increase in Twitter spam over the past week, with people sending out tweets like 'Is this you in this photo [link]' or 'I'm sure this is you in this video [link]' and 'Want to make between $3000 & $8000 a month click … [Read more...] about Twitter Spam
If you have migrated your site from the hosted wordpress.com to self hosted wordpress.org they there is a security warning that you need to be aware of if you use the following plugins [checklist] WPTouch AddThis W3 Total … [Read more...] about WordPress.org Security Advisory
More and more of us are using Twitter to communicate or to promote our hyperlocal sites. Until recently (yesterday!) you had to authorise the different applications you use to automagically tweet out about your latest posts with your username & … [Read more...] about Twitter & OAuth