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  1. Mark Zuckerberg shifted Facebook’s focus to groups after the 2016 election, and it’s changed how people use the site Published Sun, Feb 16 20209:07 AM EST Key Points Facebook users are now engaging with more content from groups as part of the social network’s shift toward meaningful communities. Facebook says there are more than 400 million people in groups that they find meaningful as of April 2019, up from 100 million in February 2017. The company recently spent an estimated $10 million to run a 60-second commercial during Super Bowl LIV to promote Facebook Groups. The complete article here: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/16/zuckerbergs-focus-on-facebook-groups-increases-facebook-engagement.html
  2. VPN's "Virtual Private Network" I'm not endorsing this particular VPN there are many companies out there but knowing what they are may be beneficial to private computing: https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-privacy-what-is-a-vpn.html
  3. Though Google is convenient there are other browsers, https://www.searchenginejournal.com/alternative-search-engines/271409/ it can be quite an eyeopener to search your own name, phone number or address online and see what comes up. Also try searching a relative and you will probably see your name come up connected to them. There is a plethora of public records that are collected and sold on the internet. Below are several sites that provide teasers for free, and additional info for a price: Public Records Providers Reviews Intelius Review. PeopleFinders Review. eVerify Review. Check People Review. US Search Review. People Smart Review. FreebackgroundCheck.org Review. Spokeo Review. https://backgroundchecks.org/public-records Websites tracking browser history. This is how: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computers-and-internet/xcae6f4a7ff015e7d:online-data-security/xcae6f4a7ff015e7d:user-data-tracking/a/browsing-history Can you be tracked on Youtube? This is how: https://smallbusiness.chron.com/can-tracked-youtube-32762.html
  4. Once on the internet always on the internet. https://askleo.com/the-internet-is-forever/ Trying to hide things online often only bring it more attention. It’s called the Streisand Effect. Anything you post can be copied, and likely is being copied within moments, by search engines, archives, and other third parties. Sharing information online, even with privacy restrictions, puts you at the mercy of those you share with. Services that back up their data make copies when they do, which includes your data on that service. Once posted, it’s pragmatically impossible to delete all copies of your data. You can’t access the remaining copies, but they could still come back to haunt you. Here is an interesting website called the Wayback Machine https://archive.org/web/ I have searched websites that have been closed for years and the info is still there.
  5. On the news this evening was a report about the increase in Facebook scams since the Pandemic compared with last year: https://www.nbc.com/nightly-news/video/ftc-warns-of-alarming-surge-in-social-media-scams/4252082 The sad thing is that the ads are still on Facebook and Instagram, if they can't verify their advertisers it doesn't give you much confidence in their news-feeds. But all "news" outlets are in business to make money so the consumer has to really do their homework to verify the veracity of the material presented.
  6. Here is a link to Facebook's help page to assist you in controlling who can see what you share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/1297502253597210
  7. I have moderated several Yahoo Groups over the years, I have a mission statement for each one to value and show respect for viewers time and keep the discussions focused on topic. If you go to one of my groups the information will be related to the name of the group so you don't have to wade through recipes to find tire solutions or cute dog videos to find axle modifications. ( I have nothing against recipes, I like to eat, or dogs, I LOVE my dog) I didn't like Facebook int the beginning because of the friend of a friend being able to access my page and the challenges to keep up with its continual changes. I completely understand that Facebook harvests our information and make billions of dollars for it in exchange for our free use of the interface. see business model below In 2019 Yahoo Groups removed all features of their groups (archives, photos, files, events etc) except the mail list. On December 15, 2020 Yahoo Groups are closing completely so I have migrated my groups to Facebook. A lot has changed since I first visited Facebook with their expansion of "Private Groups". I do not post anything to my page just use it as a placeholder to be able to access my groups. The Owner/Admins have a lot of features available to them for a "free" interface vs what Yahoo had. I don't want to be on the bleeding edge of technology but realize if I don't take minimal steps to keep up with the rotating world I will be too far behind when I may really need it and the older I get the harder it is to assimilate new things. My only concern is for young Facebook users, once its on the Internet it never goes away and could affect the rest of their lives. Many employers now do a social media searches of job applicants as documented past behaviors could affect their business's bottom line. Anyone with enough time and energy or motivated by money can find just about anything on anyone.
  8. Yahoo Groups is going to complete their closure on December 15, 2020: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN35505.html?impressions=true For those that subscribed to the Tetoners Yahoo Group and would like to continue keeping in touch this Facebook page has been created for you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3214061338711230/about/
  9. Yahoo Groups is going to complete their closure on December 15, 2020: https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN35505.html?impressions=true For those that subscribed to the Freightliner RV Haulers Yahoo Group and would like to continue keeping in touch this Facebook page has been created for you: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2950860118353183/about/
  10. Here are some web links that may be of assistance: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Research/Publications/Factsheets/Residency.pdf https://retirewire.com/establishing-residency-income-tax/ https://www.forwardnevada.com/faq/
  11. Do you use Escapees Mail Service Florida address 4602 County Rd 673, Bushnell, FL and vote in Sumter County when you are in the area?
  12. Didn't want to get too far off topic. I agree absentee voting is easy and convenient to register for and participate in but my question is specifically for Escapees that use the Escapees Mail Service Florida address 4602 County Rd 673, Bushnell, FL for domicile, drivers license and voter registration. "My question is a family member has always voted in person but recently retired, sold their house, ordered their RV and is joining the Escapees Club but wondered if there was a way they could vote in person with the Escapees Florida mail service address?" Thank you.
  13. Thank you for the suggestion, I have refereed them to the Florida Division of Elections website above with the caveat that many individuals behind the desk are not acquainted with full time mobile living and are less able to assist than individuals with actual experience having gone through the voting process while living in their RV. Do any Florida Escapees Mail Service customers, not owning a sticks and bricks, just living in a RV year round, vote in person in Florida?
  14. I have always voted absentee even when I was working and greatly appreciate all that the Escapees Club has done for its members to insure the vote for fulltimers and the convenience of requesting an absentee ballot. My question is a family member has always voted in person but recently retired, sold their house, ordered their RV and is joining the Escapees Club but wondered if there was a way they could vote in person with the Escapees Florida mail service address? Or can they only vote absentee in the November election? Florida Election Dates: By law, early voting must be held at least for 8 days. The mandatory early voting periods for 2020 are: General Election: October 24 – 31
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