News of data breaches and leaks has been everywhere recently, particularly in the wake of the Ashley Madison hack.
And yet, as our popular blog on the apps that are spying on your life proved, we are giving more and more about ourselves away without questioning it, often in the mistaken belief it is the only way we can access free services.
Two big (often unspoken) truths are that many apps ask for many more permissions than they need as a default, and also that free does not have to mean giving up the rights to the data that makes up you.
Here at digi.me, we like to think in terms of the internet of me – you, at the centre of your world, fully in control of what data about you is shared and with whom. Clearly, with so much about each of us already in the wild, that full dream remains a work in progress, but our app gives you back control of your data for you to choose and use as you wish. How? Well, here are just some of the ways:
- By backing-up your social network content. You can use digi.me to sync four accounts from the main social media platforms, meaning you can delete your accounts if you choose in future and still have whatever you posted there, complete with the original likes and comments.
- Having all the data YOU posted, at YOUR fingertips – you can jump around the journal view or search across all platforms to find something you need without being constrained by search or any post visibility activated by the channels themselves.
- By us NEVER seeing any of your data, yet bringing it to you in a format that you can easily search and use.
- Run a small business and want to analyse when your posts get most interaction? Use our insight tool to find out what and when you should be posting, or download your follower data in a spreadsheet to investigate how it has grown or who has stopped following you.
- Feeling overwhelmed by the size of your networks? See who you have most interactions with on Facebook, for example, if you’re minded to create lists. Or see who is no longer friends with or following you if you want to cull them back.
- Use our flashback feature to see what you were doing on this day last year, the year before or five years ago – remember things you wanted to do, or anniveraries of things you did do that might otherwise be forgotten.
- Make a collection – your favourite pictures or interactions, stored together, and able to be saved and downloaded as a PDF, complete with the original comments.
- Compliance requirements for your business? Find anything you’ve ever said and reuse or record as necessary in a matter of moments.
- Organise your content into collections, grouping similar content or separating public and personal. All, of course, easy to find when you need it again for any reason.
- By having, at your fingertips, the complete story of you. What you said, what you did and who you did it with, even the ability to add thoughts, moments and pictures that were not (gasp!) documented on social media.
Sharing everything for free use is not good data privacy, is not the future and should not be how the world works. Join the online revolution, start taking your data power back and download digi.me for free today!
The Wimbledon tennis season for 2015 is well underway and no matter who you are supporting it is good to have fun in the sun. When you watch the tennis you sometimes see people dressed as their favorite tennis stars whilst watching on center court but not everyone is fortunate enough to get tickets so we thought why not bring the center court fun online.
Our Friday Fun session today is one to get you looking and feeling like a tennis pro! Get your cameras to the ready with a friend and put together your best tennis poses… If you want to really get into it why not dress up like your favorite tennis star! Post your picture on Facebook, Twitter etc with the hashtag #tennisposes #wimbledon and let’s see what fun we can all create!
And as a bonus bit of fun, leave a comment for us telling us who you think will be in the men’s and women’s finals.
We all have our sporting heroes and the next couple of weeks bring us plenty of sports action with Wimbledon and the Henley Royal Regatta followed by the British Golf Open and much more! We will shout and cheer for our heroes no matter what country we are in. It will be an emotional roller coaster as we watch who wins and loses. We will probably share those emotions and moments with our friends online as well.
These days you can’t watch a sports event without a hashtag being present on the TV but did you know that when you tag your updates with those hashtags more people see them? Why not think about using #wimbledon and #murray if you are an Andy Murray fan. Hashtags work on Facebook as well as Twitter. Many people forget that this is the case. The change happened on Facebook late last year and mostly I see companies using it but when fans use it and get behind their sporting heroes it is so much more effective.
One day we hope that digi.me will be your personal data hero and maybe you will even hashtag us! Tell us what we can do to be the best that we can be and turn us into your hero app!
If you are anything like me then you will find that you never have enough time in the day to do everything you need to get done and be online 24/7. So how do you work around this problem?
Whether you are on social media for work, or just to keep in touch with friends and family, these tips should be useful.
- Share Historic Content – If you don’t have the time or opportunity to capture a moment or come up with something fun and pithy why not look back at what you were doing this time last year? Often you find great ideas or even great content that is still worth re-sharing with your friends and family! (Digi Me has this built in so why not give it a go.)
- An Image Speaks Volumes – Images are often more powerful than words… When wishing your friends and family Merry Christmas or Happy New Year why not say it in words… Find your favourite Christmas Card or capture a festive scene whilst out shopping and save it for the big day!
- Instagram Christmas Dinner – Why not share your Christmas dinner with others? After all social media was originally thought of as sharing what you ate for lunch. Have some fun and virtually toast your friends, family or colleagues!
- The Gift of Giving – Often people forget that Christmas time is a time for giving back. Why not share your favourite charity’s Christmas message or donate your social media channels to these causes?
- Rushing From Here to There – Christmas day can be busy and stressful. How can I fit all these ideas into my day and make them happen in a timely fashion? Why not schedule your content. Facebook has the option built in and you can use services such as HootSuite or Buffer to schedule your content. These are invaluable when you just don’t have time to think on a really busy day. Just remember to look back after so that you can see all those nice messages and reply to those really important ones.
If you found these tips useful please share them!