Data Protection already fails within people’s personal social network

Wrong and negative information on the net damages good reputation and career – the Internet never forgets anything. A survey by Yasni shows the difficulty of controlling the distribution of one’s own pictures online. Thus, 50% of US netizens have published photos of other people without their permission. In particular photos of friends – more than one in four respondents (27%) claimed to have done this before.

Parents circulate pictures of their kids. Altogether 10% of the respondents published shots of their children. Further results of the survey, which included more than 3,000 Internet users, shows that 6% of netizens have either published photos of their colleagues or strangers on the net.

Friends, parents, colleagues: the survey clearly shows that data protection already fails within the social environment in the age of the Internet. The distribution of one’s own photos on the net is beyond our complete and personal control. For netizens, we recommend a regular monitoring to find out the sources of photos that are published without permission. Continue reading Data Protection already fails within people’s personal social network

Compliments always work

On last Valentine’s day we asked our users if they blindly trust their loved ones. The result was, that an online-check of the partner is already part of everyday life for the vast majority of internet users. A current survey of SPIN asked for the most popular compliments and at least 2,000 persons answered to the question.

Result: The recognition of appearance wins.

Top compliments:

  1. “You look fantastic“ (18,2%)
  2. “You are the best that ever happened to me” (13,9%)
  3. “I love you” (8,2%)
  4. “You have beautiful eyes” (7,9%)
  5. “I’m glad that you’re there” (6,1%)

Obviously,  the simple classics are still the safest method for a nice compliment to your partner. Surprisingly, a compliment like „You are the best cook ever, mary me.“ cannot be find in the Top 5.