Local restaurant owners say social media has been their pandemic saving grace

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) — From inside to out, dine in to all delivery, many restaurants had to make a 180 degree flip on how they do business during a global health crisis. The one saving grace may just be social media.

Son of Egg in downtown Albany opened for the first time in April. Its owners, the Ko family, immediately posted up a storm just to let the world know they’re here.

“We are most active on Instagram and Facebook and it’s been a great way because this community, there’s a lot of young professionals and people that are active on social media,” explains Manager Justin Ko.

Even though the pandemic canceled the grand opening they’d hoped for, the Ko family now says business is just about booming.

“In the beginning it was like, I was able to sit down, lay down on the bench for a little while,

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The Scams to Watch Out for on Social Media

It doesn’t always work out this way, but your social media feeds should ideally be places of fun and entertainment, for connecting with friends and family. However, they’re also a place where hackers and scammers lurk, ready to take your online identity away from you—or worse. You might think you already know what to look for, but scammers are relying on your complacency.

Here we’ll guide you through some of the most common cons perpetrated on social media, and how you can make sure you see them coming. There’s no 100% foolproof way of staying safe online, but there are certainly ways of significantly minimizing the risk of running into trouble, and that starts with being aware.

The Online Romance

Yes, yes, you tell yourself: There’s no way I’d be conned into giving money to someone I’ve only ever spoken to on social media or a dating app.

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Meghan Markle on Why She Quit Social Media and How Archie Changed What Risks She’s Willing to Take

Photo credit: Fortune - Twitter
Photo credit: Fortune – Twitter


Meghan Markle appeared as a speaker for Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit, where the Duchess spoke to the magazine’s associate editor, Emma Hinchliffe, from her home about her use of social media and the impact Archie has had on the way Meghan works.

Speaking from her Montecito home, Meghan admitted that she no longer has any personal social media accounts for her own mental health. She compared the addiction some have to online platforms as being similar to drug addiction.

“For my own self-preservation, I have not been on social media for a very long time,” Meghan started. “I had a personal account years ago, which I closed down and then we had one through the institution and our office that was in the U.K. that wasn’t managed by us—that was a whole team—and so I think that comes with

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Do social media algorithms erode our ability to make decisions freely? The jury is out

Social media algorithms, artificial intelligence, and our own genetics are among the factors influencing us beyond our awareness. This raises an ancient question: do we have control over our own lives? This article is part of The Conversation’s series on the science of free will.

Have you ever watched a video or movie because YouTube or Netflix recommended it to you? Or added a friend on Facebook from the list of “people you may know”?

And how does Twitter decide which tweets to show you at the top of your feed?

These platforms are driven by algorithms, which rank and recommend content for us based on our data.

As Woodrow Hartzog, a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University, Boston, explains:

If you want to know when social media companies are trying to manipulate you into disclosing information or engaging more, the answer is always.


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Using Social Media For Online Support: Crowns Media

The past year has shown us the importance of mental health and the difficulty of maintaining it under the best of circumstances, to say nothing of the challenge presented by whatever 2020 is. Fortunately, there are those out there who have made it their mission to provide that help through online platforms that offer resources and assistance to those struggling with mental health issues. I am always pleased when entrepreneurs reach out to me with their stories. Recently, I had the chance to speak with Orel Shitrit of Crowns Media, who is based in Israel and six months ago started to provide these types of solutions to those who need them.  Check out the tips for founders below – succinct and valuable regardless of your industry or location.

Mary Juetten: What problem are you solving?

Orel Shitrit: I focus on helping teenagers and

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Pamplin Media Group – Business Briefs

The Business Briefs are short news items about what’s new with various Inner Southeast businesses

Sellwood Medical Clinic offers “drive through” flu shot: This year, getting a flu shot is described as more important than ever in this era of the coronavirus pandemic – and Sellwood Medical Clinic has devised a new, easier-than-ever way to get one, while maintaining social distancing. Just call for an appointment time, then get in your car and be in their back parking lot on the northeast corner of S.E. 13th at Sherrett Street at the appointed time. Wear a T-shirt or loose sleeved shirt so they can administer the shot in your left arm, pay for it or use your insurance, and you’re done. You can even bring others along for their shot too, but they ask that you make appointments for everyone you are bringing along. The number to call for an appointment

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Belarus News Media Are Testing Decentralized Tech to Resist Censorship


3 Big Dividend Stocks Yielding Over 7%; Compass Point Says ‘Buy’

President Trump’s announcement that he has tested positive for the corona virus has grabbed headlines, but the dog that didn’t bark presents a more interesting point. Wall Street isn’t so worried about corona virus anymore; the perception is, that the virus will fade away or a vaccine will be developed, but in either case, the economy will improve.According to an RBC survey of portfolio managers, however, the coming November election presents a clear risk to the markets. A large majority of investors surveyed, 76%, worry that the election will be contested, resulting in weeks – possibly months – on uncertainty. And uncertainty is bad for the markets.Recent events, and some not-to-distant history, bear them out. For the history, we must only look back to 2000, when it took until December 12, and an appeal to the Supreme Court,

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Rupert Murdoch’s loss on Tab Media is Digitalbox’s gain as it joins the Daily Mash in the new publisher’s mobile armoury

It could almost be a headline from the Daily Mash: octogenarian billionaire investing millions in youth media is surprised when it ends badly.

But when Rupert Murdoch, 89, pumped the thick end of £4.6 million into Tab Media, an online news magazine for students, that’s exactly what happened.

In just three years since NewsCorp invested, after continually failing to make a profit, Tab Media has been sold for just £750,000.

It is far from alone among digital media companies whose sky high valuations have collapsed. The deflating of the balloon was happening long before Covid 19 came along. But the fall in advertising spend has accelerated their demise.

Another Murdoch investment, Vice, as well as BuzzFeed, Vox and others once heralded as the future of news and journalistic content, have all been humbled.

Among those famous fallers are plenty of smaller enfants terribles of the digital world.

And, as invariably

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China State Media Make Rare Reports Calling Crypto 2020’s Best Performing Asset


3 ‘Strong Buy’ Stocks With Over 7% Dividend Yield

Markets are volatile, there can be no doubt. So far this month, the S&P 500 has fallen 9% from its peak. The tech-heavy NASDAQ, which had led the gainers all summer, is now leading the on the fall, having lost 11% since September 2. The three-week tumble has investors worried that we may be on the brink of another bear market.The headwinds are strong. The usual September swoon, the upcoming election, doubts about another round of economic stimulus – all are putting downward pressure on the stock markets.Which doesn’t mean that there are no opportunities. As the old saw goes, “Bulls and bears can both make money, while the pigs get slaughtered.” A falling market may worry investors, but a smart strategy can prevent the portfolio from losing too much long-term value while maintaining a steady income. Dividend stocks, which

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This online bootcamp teaches you how to succeed at social media

This online bootcamp teaches you how to succeed at social media
This online bootcamp teaches you how to succeed at social media

TL;DR: The 2020 Social Media Marketing Bootcamp Certification Bundle is on sale for £23.56 as of Sept. 24, saving you 98% on list price.

You know what’s weird? Only ten years ago, Facebook was just starting to explode in popularity, Myspace was near death, and Instagram didn’t even exist. Fast forward to today and you can make a full-blown career out of managing content on social media. My how things have changed.

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are constantly searching for talented folks to market their products and services on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more. Want to put your decade or more of digital savviness to good use and build a social empire? Take a break from TikTok and check out this 2020 Social Media Marketing Bootcamp Certification Bundle.

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