Category: Computers and Internet


Web design based in Surrey has recently published an article of tips on how businesses can get started with social media.

VIRGINIA WATER, U.K.May 16, 2016  — Team Discovery Ltd., a web design  plus marketing agency based in Surrey has recently  published  a blog article  of tips on how small business owners can get started with social media.

Many small-business owners today still conduct their digital marketing almost entirely by email, a limitation meaning they are targeting the same people again and again.

Increasingly, these businesses are attempting to escape this self-imposed limitation by turning to social media, where they can spread their message unhindered to potential customers worldwide, with better results. Despite this, social media can seem like a daunting prospect. When new to it, or the approach just isn’t working, these top tips will ensure that it is not a waste of time.

The tips are posted at https://www.teamdiscovery.eu/tips-helping-business-owners-with-social-media/.

Team Discovery invites interested parties to tweet them at @teamdiscoveryeu  If they have any questions about social media.  Small business owners are invited to discuss on what social media could do for them to please get in touch with Team Discovery by using their contact details at https://www.teamdiscovery.eu/contact/.

Researchers Reveal How to Make Yourself Digitally Invisible to Snoopers Tracking You Online

Most people are under the impression that by being online it is impossible to avoid data snatchers. However, researchers have found that there are ways to cover your digital tracks.

These researchers believe that it is important to educate the public on how to fight against digital surveillance, how to keep your personal information private, and how there is a great need for better regulations. For example, data thieves can load a single pixel onto a website without you knowing, collecting all sort of information about the browser, the device you’re using, and most importantly, you.

Some tricks of how to be invisible online include using cash instead of E-ZPass which announces your location to readers that could be waiting anywhere. You can also decline to share your location in iOS’s ‘Find My Friends’ app. One useful tool is TrackMeNot – this creates fake queries to stop search engines from creating a profile on you, confusing browsers. Another tool ADNAUSEUM, registers a click on all the ads in your ad blocker and stops any attempt to build a profile filled with your likes and preferences.

Some may be tempted to opt out of online use with all the risks involved; however this is a wildly impractical solution. Co-author, Finn Brinton, of Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest explained that disconnecting would mean leading ‘the life of an undocumented migrant labour of the 1920s, with no internet, no phones, no insurance, no assets, riding the rails, being paid off the books for illegal manual work’.

Brinton and his co-author Helen Nissenbaum stress that obfuscation won’t make you completely invisible to constant surveillance, but will educate the public about the need for stronger regulations that protect us from organisations who want to use our own data against us. For example, your data could be used in the future to increase a plane ticket the next time you book a vacation, suggest pricey goods the next time you shop online or hinder your chances of getting a loan because something about your data suggests you are a credit risk. These are just a few methods used by firms which overstep our boundaries.

If you need help with privacy issues online for your business contact Team Discovery.

Using WordPress to setup your website

Welcome to this WordPress implementation by Team Discovery Ltd.

Team Discovery Ltd think that WordPress is a fantastic environment in which to develop your website.  Talk to Team Discovery Ltd if you would like an easy to use content management system that has an extension for just about every task that you can expect your website to perform.

Once your website is up and running we can help you get to page 1 of Google for your chosen keywords.

Peter Gaskin
Managing Director
Team Discovery Ltd
http://www.teamdiscovery.eu/