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How much is your time worth to Facebook? A Penny An Hour

June 2015

You don’t have to pay to use Facebook, but in a way you do pay for it with your privacy, or rather, lack of privacy. And what is your personal information and time worth to Facebook? A whopping one cent per hour spent on Facebook.

According to this NY Times article, Mark Zuckerberg, Let Me Pay For Facebook, Facebook earns an average of 20 cents per user per month, and the average user is on Facebook for 20 hours per month.

This pathetic value of your privacy to Facebook raises the question, would you rather pay outright to use Facebook in order to preserve your privacy?

It seems many would. The payoff would be no more ads, an unfiltered News Feed, and personal information that is only shared with whom you choose, not the highest bidder.

An interesting point in the anti-advertising debate is that advertising costs (for Facebook ads) are rolled into the advertised products and services costs, therefore making them more expensive. Thus you don’t pay for Facebook directly, but you do pay for it in the end.

What is your privacy worth to you? If you had the choice, would you pay $0.20 a month to be a private Facebook customer?

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Responsive Design

January 2015

We completed a responsive design website for bchealthyliving.ca.

Responsive web design programming is website design that adjusts to fit on desktop, tablet and smartphone browsers.

Responsive websites are designed with additional templates for vertical layouts (smartphones and tablets) and content is ‘adjusted’ and/or ‘hidden’ to fit smaller screen sizes. If you’re thinking of updating your website, responsive design programming is definitely something that you need to consider.

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Are you getting a lot of spam?

January 2015

The spam filtering that is included with our hosting is good, but not a match for the quantity and complexity of spam being sent every day. For us, cleaning up email was taking too much time and we needed to find a better approach.

We have personally been using/testing a much more robust spam filter service for over a year, and have managed to cut down on our spam very dramatically.

Here are our results for the last quarter of 2014.
Total emails sent to us: 25,299

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What typically gets marked as a ‘False Positive’ or spam is subscriptions to Old Navy, Amazon, etc – actual retail subscriptions – but very rarely does legitimate email get marked as spam.

We also have the ability to ‘white list’ domains that you do a lot of business with to ensure that all their emails get through.

Let me know if you’re interested in adding this extra layer of spam filtering to your email.il.

 

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