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Simply Measured Launches New Facebook Ads Analytics Solution
SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – April 16, 2014) – Simply Measured, the leading social media analytics and measurement solution, today released their Facebook Ads analytics product for social media and community managers. The first in a series of new paid …
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Therapeutic Solutions notes social media marketing possibilities (Includes
Merrick – Social media methodologies and marketing strategies in preventative medicine proved their value in an interview with Jamie Rockwin, president of Therapeutic Solutions Physical Therapy. When we think of social media and content marketing, we …

Bazaarvoice Adds Visual Commerce Capabilities With Acquisition of FeedMagnet
Bazaarvoice, Inc. (NASDAQ:BV) , the network connecting brands and retailers to the authentic voices of consumers wherever they shop, today announced that it has acquired FeedMagnet, a privately-owned social media curation company that enables brands to …
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PostHeaderIcon Lithium buys social media influence tool Klout for $200M

Lithium buys social media influence tool Klout for 0M
Klout was founded in 2008 with the aim of measuring people's influence on social media, assigning them a score of 1 to 100. It had raised at least $ 40 million, including a $ 30 million round in late 2012 from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield …
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Indonesia's Social Media Elections
With less than one week until legislative elections, many here are asking the same question: Just how much will social media influence elections in Indonesia? Hackathon. Over 70 million Indonesians are using the internet and approximately 90 percent of …
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How social media can influence markets
How social media can influence markets. David Siegel, President of Seeking Alpha stock market analysis website, talks about crowdsourced stock opinions. 12:00PM GMT 24 Mar 2014. Comments. Source: Bloomberg …

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Banks Are Boring on Social Media
The firm polled 1,002 U.S. consumers online in an attempt to to uncover the important drivers for financial institutions to be successful in managing customer complaints and social media preparedness. Fifty-two percent of those who responded said they …
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USA Security Systems Selects Arizona Web Design Firm PrimeView for Social
Web design and development company PrimeView is slated to deliver search engine optimization and social media marketing services to USA Security Systems Technology in response to constant Google developments concerning search engine rankings …
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PostHeaderIcon A concierge can take the guesswork out of social media

A concierge can take the guesswork out of social media
That's why we need the help of an assistant, consultant or — yes — "concierge" to navigate the formidable task that is prettifying (or paring down) our increasingly ubiquitous social media footprint. Enter a nascent industry: the personal social …
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Yik Yak Attack: The newest social media trend on campus
The controversy surrounding Yik Yak's emphasis on anonymity and potential use in cyberbullying incidents has made headlines across national media outlets, from Fox New York to the LA Times and USA Today. Users under 17 are no longer permitted to …
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Cuba Social Media Project Was No Plot, Agency Says
WASHINGTON — A Twitter-like social media site created and financed by the United States Agency for International Development for use in Cuba was an attempt to promote open communications among citizens on the island nation, not a covert attempt to …
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Does Twitter wreck relationships? Social media site linked to divorce
'Some couples share joint social networking site accounts to reduce relationship conflict, and there are some social networking site apps, such as the 2Life app, that facilitates interpersonal communication between partners.' The 2Life app is a private …
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Which couples who meet on social networking sites are most likely to marry?
New Rochelle, NY, April 3, 2014—Nearly 7% of Americans married between 2005-2012 met on social networking sites. How those couples compare to couples who met through other types of online meetings or the "old-fashioned" way in terms of age, race, …
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Buffalo man arrested for posing as teen girl on social media sites
A 61-year-old Buffalo man who State Police accused of posing as a teenaged girl on social media sites to coax unsuspecting underaged teens to talk to him in his female disguise was remanded to the Erie County Holding Center following his Buffalo City …
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Turkish PM rounds on court for lifting social media ban
The Turkish government has been rocked by scandals, most pointedly after social media sites posted evidence implicating Erdogan and his cabinet in large-scale corruption. The audio of a meeting between security chiefs plotting war with Syria was also …
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PostHeaderIcon Vatican Double Pope Sainthoods: A Massive Online Social Media Celebration

Vatican Double Pope Sainthoods: A Massive Online Social Media Celebration
It is not really breaking tradition, but more of like keeping up with the times. Vatican will be holding a special ceremony for the first ever double canonisation of two former popes on April 27, and it has enlisted the help of social media platforms …
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Social Media Agency Wins International Travel Retail Award – The Moodies 2014
Australia-based social media agency today announce and commend their client, James Richardson DutyFree (JR/DutyFree) in their joint win of The Moodies Award for Best Social Media Campaign by an Airport Concessionnaire. Canberra, ACT Australia …
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Who Is The Fort Hood Shooter? Social Media Users Share Home Videos After
Social media was set ablaze Wednesday night after a shooting at the Fort Hood military based in Texas. Many on Twitter began to trend hashtags expressing prayers for the victims. Some who witnessed the shooting posted to Instagram, and some videos of …
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Social Media: Should I Accept All Connection and Friend Requests?
​On LinkedIn, we are all seeing invitations to connect from people we don't know, or who we can't even draw a path to connect how they might have found us. My recommendation here is to wade through each of them individually. If you sense they are after …
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Social media help forge workplace bonds
Indeed, research by Gallup found that strong social connections at the office can make employees more passionate about their work and less likely to quit their jobs. Social media connection that opens the door to face-to-face conversation can play a …
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Question by Truly Amazing: why is “social engineering” used to describe…?
… what it quite obviously pretexting. I don’t know why these people can’t read a simple dictionary, but says…

Main Entry: social engineering
: management of human beings in accordance with their place and function in society : applied social science.

This would be a function of a school or a re-eduction camp. It perfectly describes the book 1984 literally.

The flap that erupted when the CEO of HP tried to find out who was leaking board meeting information was surprisingly correct when it described the investigator’s behavior as pretexting. Finally someone understands English. Let’s see what Webster has to say.

: a purpose or motive alleged or an appearance assumed in order to cloak the real intention or state of affairs

1: a claim made or implied; especially : one not supported by fact
4: professed rather than real intention or purpose: pretext
5: make-believe, fiction

That about sums it up.

See pretend.
No. English is hard enough to master being the bastard language that it is, and besides…why re-invent the wheel. There was a perfectly accurate definition already in place just waiting to be used. Another one I take issue with is DMZ. There are no weapons in a DMZ, offensive OR defensive. Are they saying that all the computers in a DMZ have no defensive weapons like AV or firewalls? Analogies are designed to help the uninitiated learn by comparison.
Oh, and that reminds me. Firewall. I don’t know of any effective firewall that allows SOME fire through. A firewall doesn’t allow ANY fire through. A better name than firewall would be Sentry. “Halt! Who goes there? Ok, you can pass.”

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Answer by bluecollarpc
Could you accept it in context as “computer jargon” terms rather than out of context as the answers you gave ? In other words you are applying common language terms to jargon. Not the same.

And the point really is that unknowing persons are being “engineered” for IDTheft by the cyber criminal underworld in these world wide web public destinations of vast member interactions – either openly or having to become a member to view postings.

Another point is ‘phisher email’ which is “engineered” to fool a person in the same result – IDTheft and bank/card rip offs.

Engineered most likely is stemming from the malware botnets controlled by “botherders” that ‘engineer’ custom malware packages with specific threats (viruses, spyware, trojans) aimed at particular persons lacking security softwares in place or void of Critical Windows Updates. In a lessor vein, the zero day exploit of the unpatched Windows OS in the “WMF metafile” exploit about 2 years ago had spawned several fake antispyware programs that actually rifled the computer (ransomware) and someone duped into purchase resulted in either then the removal of it or they maxxed out their accounts by the purchase informaiton entered. The “engineering” aspect would include cyber ‘gum shoes’ combing “socially engineered destinations on the web” looking for persons saying things like , “…I never use paid security software – I get it for free.” Or, “.. I never update my antivirus and in fact I never use it”. This would be a dead give away that the person is operating an unprotected machine and here in the example – this crimeware would be looking for those saying that , “I never use Windows Updates – it is bunk”… and on and on and on.

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PostHeaderIcon Net Display Systems announces Smart Social Media Integration

Net Display Systems announces Smart Social Media Integration
Net Display Systems (NDS), key player in the global market of smart digital signage software, announced details on their latest PADS4 software release to be released on March 3. This release includes a significant expansion of social media data providers.
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Online press release website adds syndication to 100
Social media press release service announces that customer press releases will now be syndicated to more than 100 additional regional online news sites, including,,, Nation's Restaurant …
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Mintel reveals top five social media trends shaping the marketplace this quarter
The launch of Cook's Twitter account coincided with the release of the iPhone 5, and is notable in that it marks the beginning of a new era in the company that for so long rejected the need for social media in its marketing efforts. Apple senior vice …
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