INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Watch For Emails Claiming To Be From A Major Credit Card
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
This Month's FAQ
What's The Story With Facebook's New Privacy Dinosaur?
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In May
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
How To Use Hashtags On Twitter
Hello NCKCN internet members
What will you do in the month of May? Maybe you'll kick your outdoor exercise routine into high gear. Maybe you'll share celebrations with the mothers in your life. Or maybe you'll take your tablet to the patio and explore the world from your own backyard. Whatever May means to you, maybe you'll get ideas here to enhance your experiences.
This issue starts with a warning about a fraudulent American Express email that's making the rounds. Take a minute to read about this phishing scam so you don't accidentally give away your account information. You'll also learn about the new dinosaur showing up on Facebook and get tips on how to correctly use hashtags on Twitter.
Purely for the fun of it, check out the springtime projects in the Pinterest section, browse around websites featuring everything from the moon to a museum, and view two incredible videos showcasing a natural wonder and man-made special effects.
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- The NCKCN Team
Question: When I was on Facebook recently, a "Privacy Reminder" pop-up window showed up with a dinosaur on it. Can you explain what's going on with this dinosaur?
Answer: Facebook is testing this pop-up reminder to encourage users — who are about to make public posts that all the world can see — to pay attention to who they're sharing with on its platform.
For those of you who haven't had a visit from the privacy dinosaur yet, its message reads, "Sorry to interrupt. You haven't changed who can see your posts lately, so we just wanted to make sure you're sharing this post with the right audience." It then asks the user to click on Friends, Public, or Options (for more choices).
It's a good reminder for all of us to think before we share on Facebook so we don't overshare with the wrong group of people.
The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
Check out this advice on hashtags from the Twitter Help Center:
Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword:
Example: In the Tweet below, @eddie included the hashtag #FF. Users created this as shorthand for "Follow Friday," a weekly tradition where users recommend people that others should follow on Twitter. You'll see this on Fridays.
Using hashtags correctly:
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