ollowing the wrong facebook page is almost as dangerous as someone giving you the wrong directions to a destination. You never know you’re following the fake page when they look just like genuine and unsuspecting. They sometimes get you to do things that should immediately ring your inner ‘scam alert’ siren.
These pages are mostly set up by upcoming brands or some regular people just to double their following using familiar names that can do the magic for them. In order not to fall for such pages and the stuff they promote, note the following things about fake Facebook pages.
1. Check if the Facebook page has been verified
Most Facebook pages ran by authentic people have been verified by Facebook. Verified pages have a blue badge with a white a tick sign right after the name. This is always visible even in search results.
2. Look at the Listing Category for the Page
Another place where fake Facebook pages often show their true colours is in the page category listing. Sometimes a fake page of a celebrity/public figure will be categorized under ‘website.’
3. Fake pages often ask for donations.
Some miscreants hide behind fake pages to extort their unsuspecting followers. They mostly post pictures of sad-looking children and say they are orphans in need. However, there may be real NGOs out there seeking to help some underprivileged people, look before you pass your judgement.
4. Be on the lookout for scam posts
Since the inception of social media, scamming is overly common nowadays. These pages, in order to gain large following, post pictures of luxurious products and ask their followers to share so they will be given one. In most cases, the winners are never announced and if they do, the profiles are fake as well.
5. Disconnected content
Do you really think a government official like Hon. Adwoa Safo would share contents like this?
6. Check page information
Certain categories require the person setting up the page to supply a lot of real information—like addresses and phone numbers that are easily checked. Fake pages won’t have this information to submit. In this case, checkout the information submitted in the photo above – it has “Waptrick.com” as their website but this is the official site of OMGVoice and WE DO NOT HAVE A BACKUP PAGE
Domain Name Registration
Domain names are Web addresses that tell visitors where to find your online business. Yet did you know that domain names are also one of the most powerful tools used to build successful online businesses?
1. Registering Alternate Domain Name Extensions
Choosing a memorable, relevant domain name is only the beginning. In order for your domain name to really go to work for your business, it will need to help you attract visitors and search engines alike while also supporting your brand. Network Solutions Domain Name Scorecard is an online quiz that’s designed to help you determine how well your domain name is performing — and help you find ways to improve it. This quick, informative quiz addresses the six key areas of domain name registration, including:
2. Registering Domain Names to Protect Your Brand
Why stop at registering a domain name such as janesbagels.com when registering multiple extensions – such as janesbagels.net and janesbagels.org – can help you capture a wider audience? When visitors arrive at the alternate extension domains, you can redirect them to your website.
3. Registering Descriptive Domain Names
A visitor may intend to visit janesbagels.com, but mistakenly type jansbagels.com instead. By anticipating these typing errors and registering them as domain names, you can catch visitors before they are led astray by a competitor who may use the same strategy to lure your visitors to their own site.
Registering domain names that describe your products and/or services is another helpful domain name strategy. In the example janesbagels.com, relevant descriptive domains may include references to breakfast or catering. Adding a geographic element, such as a city name, is also a good way for local businesses to capture visitors in their immediate area.
4. Extending Your Domain Registration Term
While many people renew their domain name registration annually, it is possible to renew for an extended term. This option, along with auto-renewal services, can help you avoid losing your domain name due to forgetfulness. Also, search engines may view a long-term domain name commitment favorably when indexing your site.
5. Electing Private Domain Registration
In today’s world, private domain registration is more of a necessity than a luxury. Yet many continue to neglect this critical component of domain name registration. For a small monthly fee, private domain registration can keep your personal contact information out of the WHOIS database, where it is available to the public through a simple domain search.
6. Securing Your Domain Name Registration
By locking your domain name, you protect it from both unauthorized activity and human error – your own. When your domain is locked, a third party cannot transfer your domain to a different registrar without your consent. Domain locking also prevents you from making accidental changes to your domain name servers, which can disrupt your website and business email.
In as little as 30 seconds, Network Solutions’ Domain Name Scorecard quiz can give you an overall score based on your domain name’s rating in these six key areas. You can then use this information to unlock your domain name’s full potential as a business building tool.
Facebook suffers $119billion loss
Facebook has lost $119 billion off its market value.
It was the company’s worst trading day since going public in 2012, and among the biggest one-day losses of market value in U.S. stock market history.
The loss came a day after Facebook revealed that its user base and revenue grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter as it grappled with privacy issues.Those revelations stunned investors, who believed the company had weathered the recent scandal over users’ privacy and pushed the stock to an all-time high Wednesday of $217.50
In midday trading Thursday, the company’s market value , fell by more than $122 billion.
That means that in one day, just the decline in Facebook’s market value is roughly the entire market value of McDonald’s or Nike, give or take a few billion.
Google’s Free Wi-Fi ‘Now Available’ In Some Parts Of Lagos
Tech giant Google says it has launched its free Wi-Fi service for Nigerians, the Google Station, in Ikeja, Lekki and other parts of Lagos.
Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, Google’s Nigeria Country Director, stated this in Lagos on Thursday at the second Google for Nigeria event.
“It is live in some locations already like the MMA 2, Ikeja City Mall, The Palms Lekki, Computer Village and the University of Lagos (UNILAG),” Channels Television quoted her as saying.
She also stated that Google is open to collaborations with partners within the telecoms space, adding that it has already launched the Google Station with Nigeria’s largest fibre network providers, 21st Century.
“We are launching Google Station in Nigeria and we are open to working with partners within the telecoms space; telecom operators and ISPs,” she said. “We’re kicking it off with a partnership with 21st Century to launch Google Station in Lagos.”
Ehimuan-Chiazor added that by the end of 2019, the free Wi-Fi service would have been launched in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria.
She also revealed Google was launching a search experience in Nigeria that allows users to explore health conditions based on symptoms, as well as recipe search for anyone who needs a little food inspiration.
The company said the developments are aimed at helping more Nigerians and Africans benefit from the opportunities available on the web.
Listing some of its other achievements, the company said it has trained over 2.5 million of the 10 million Africans it had promised to train by 2022, under its Digital Skills Programme.
It also said it has trained 9,000 Africans in mobile app development, adding that the Launchpad Accelerator Africa initiative graduated 12 promising startups from across the continent in June.
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