4 Ways to Use Social Media More Wisely

Social network sites are unarguably an inseparable part of our lives now.

Some people indeed choose not to use them, but there are huge benefits of using one. However, the social medias come as double-edged sword. If you’re using it not wise enough, it may actually ended up hurting yourself.

Of course, there are a lot of ways to use social medias wisely and more beneficially, but for now, I’ll keep it to four aspects that I see are problematic these days.

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Internet’s Future: ACTA – Out of Crocodile’s Mouth into a Lion’s

Over the recent months, the internet was in chaos, as netizens all around the world opposed SOPA/PIPA, the bill that would give the US government unprecedented authority to shut down websites without prior notice if the site is “suspected” of conducting a copyright infringement. For reasons explained in the link, SOPA/PIPA are counterproductive and will actually allow for lots of rule-abusing from the people who have power.

Now, with the combined forces of netizens and corporations like Google, WordPress, Wikipedia and many more, SOPA/PIPA were delayed. They’re not dead yet, but it is not that unsafe to assume that this is our victory — at least for now.

However, the recent chaos on SOPA/PIPA reveals a greater and darker secret held by the government… Not just USA, but worldwide. This is no more a thing to made fun of. The fight is not over. Not just for the internet, but also for privacy and freedom of expression.

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SOPA and PIPA – Why We Need to be Against Them

Disclaimer: Copyright of "Infinite Stratos" belong to Media Factory, Laura and Charlotte's picture used above is drawn by Okiura.

Curious what is this “SOPA/PIPA” everyone all over the internet has been talking about for the last few weeks?

In this time’s post, I want to increase awareness to SOPA/PIPA — What they are, how they will affect you, and why you need to care.

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