Social Medias and its Influence: Adventure with IT-Security Tweeps on Twitter

Hi,

chat iconFirst of all let me tell you that on the beginning when I joined Twitter I really wasn’t a friend of it as I didn’t see its advantages. I am an ICT Course Instructor and also an author who has written a lot of articles, blogs, tutorials and courses who were read +/- 4 million times in total:

I am also an TOP10 author on Google Knol with more than 1,3 million page views…
.
Top ranking Google Knol English
Link: http://knol.google.com/k/gust-mees-s-knols# (Screenshot is from October 2011) and link doesn’t work anymore as Google Knol discontinued its services on May 1, 2012!
.
So for making best SEO (Search Engine Optimization) I used the Social Medias and also curation to do this, so using also Twitter. It’s only when I started to make curation about Education related articles on Scoop.it, here my curations Gust MEES on Scoop.it, that I got a lot of Retweets (RTs) from teachers and educators and that I build me up a strong social network and a PLN (Personal Learning Network) which were accepting later on also my curations and FREE courses about IT-Security (EN + FR).
.
It started then to make fun using Twitter as I learned from others and others learned from me. As a Life Long Learner Twitter became my main resource to find best articles about Education related stuff and other interesting topics to me, such as mainly IT-Security. One needs only to know the right Hashtag to find relevant stuff for what one is looking…
.
Related links:
.
I tweeted then also a lot about IT-Security and Cyber-Security on Twitter and I encountered something very interesting, here is the story about it…
.
As I am writing in English, German and French so I decided one day to create a new tutorial about IT-Security in French, a FAQ-List http://gustmeesfr.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/securite-pc-et-internetfaqs/ about Frequently Asked Questions for IT-Security and when it was published, so I tweeted it on Twitter and I addressed it also to one of the responsible persons from one of our National Security Chapters (in Luxembourg) on Twitter!
.

A True Story

sharing iconHere ALL begins now:
.

My tweet: Feb 09, 2012: FAQ’s (FR) http://vsb.li/8BFqNe

I got a Reply on Twitter  @knolinfos well done, although some classics are missing like: what is the best antivirus software? ;-)
As there is no one who can give that answer as its dependent also from customers choice, so I sent back an other tweet:
.
#joke What’s best car in the world? LOL ;) This was a friendly message to open a new discussion… (BTW: I know that person…)
But then suddenly something happens what none of us expected (Looks like that both of us forgot that on Internet everybody can see and follow our conversations…); BTW: on Internet we are all “Sender” and “Receiver“, Internet is bi-directional!
.
We got a Tweet (an answer) back from an Antivirus Manufacturer, from Webroot.
.
 .
February 09, 2012: @knolinfos What IS the best antivirus software? Do we hear “Webroot?” :)
 .
February 09, 2012: I replied than that Webroot is already in my #curation list on #scoopit of  best IT-Security Tools here http://www.scoop.it/t/ict-security-tools?tag=Webroot and that would be worth a FREE licence of their product (provoking a bit…).
 .
February 10, 2012: Webroot Rescue ‏ @WebrootRescue @knolinfos We are so honored to be included in your list! Please let us see what we can do and we’ll be in touch. :)
.
February 18, 2012: Webroot Rescue ‏ @WebrootRescue @knolinfos Greetings! Would like to put a care package together for you & your students :) Need some info do so –mind DM’ing us on here? :)
.
I contacted Webroot on Twitter over DM (Direct Message/Private Message) and provided them my email address.
.
Feb 24, 2012: Webroot Rescue ‏ @WebrootRescue @knolinfos We apologize for the delay! Expect a buzz in your inbox ASAP :)
.
Oh Wonder! I got an email proposing me FREE licences of an antivirus for my class! So I got a proposition for 40 licences (Key Codes) for a one year FREE use of  Webroot! ===> The key codes are for one year of Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus. <=== You will imagine how happy I was on that moment, 40 licences worth 1,600 EUROS = 2,112 $US (currency value at March 22, 2012)! WOW!
.
What followed later I will not publish it here as it was arranged over DM (Direct Messages), #privacy needs to get protected!
..

On March 22, 2012 I got contacted by email that they found already an institution who needs help and waiting now for an appointment…
.
===> I will try to make a completely report of any visited institution… with photos (if allowed…) and publish it also on our local press!<===
.
This could become a story, when well managed from the 3 actors could benefit to all of us and also for the readers of this blog, a win-win situation in the name of  a better Internet, a secure and safe Internet!
.
While visiting these chosen institutions I will give them practical advice on How-To stay secure and on How-To become a responsible eCitizen (Digital Citizen) while being assisted also from our National Security Chapter…
.
.
March 26, 2012: Webroot Rescue ‏ @WebrootRescueSocial Media & it’s Influence“-An in-depth look at our Twitter relationship w/ @knolinfos -A GREAT read! http://bit.ly/GRkX6l
.

First intervention on Wednesday June 6, 2012

I had an appointment where I gave free (volunteer base) course about IT-Security and where I showed two responsible ladies from 10:00 am to 00:30 pm about how the practical course (workshop) on June 14, 2012 will get hold. There was also one of the free licences from Webroot installed. The ladies thought in beginning that the foreseen course of June 14, 2012 would perhaps become too theoretical; that’s why I made an appointment a week before to convince them about the practice, what they understood also and accepted later. Even that I got an email thanking me for my professionalism and my engagement. The main responsible lady even tried my advice out at home the same evening and didn’t have any problems to install the suggested programs alone… A success…
Here the link of the proposed FREE software to install (in French):  http://gustmeesfr.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/securite-internet-guide-pratique/. Next intervention with 7 more learners on the same place on Thursday June 14, 2012.
.
foyer-sichem-14.06.2012
Thursday June 14, 2012
I was getting introduced by BEESECURE where I am member of the “Advisory Board“. The practical course was given in a house for women and children in distress http://www.fmpo.lu/ and I got the authorization to take also some photos as shown on left side… All the ladies were about 20 years old…
The ladies had netbooks, laptops and also some one an iPhone and one an Android smartphone.
Concerning the iPhone: I helped to install a secure QR-Reader App from Symantec, the “Norton Snap QR-Code Reader“. The young lady didn’t know anything about the QR-Codes, so I explained a bit about it and I showed her how it is working with the QR-Code of the course page. She was impressed by seeing that without typing one letter one could access an Internet web site in less than 2 seconds… Now she can at least scan QR-Codes on a safe way.
 We installed together 6 free licences from Webroot and scanned also the computers where there were 3 computers infected! I didn’t wonder about the infections as all of them use filesharing P2P to download music, as most young people do. They don’t know the dangers of P2P (Peer to Peer) file-sharing, so I will prepare soon a course about How-To download music free and legal from Internet radios…
 .
Related links:
.
Stay tuned, will get updated and continued…
.
.

The actors on Twitter from this “adventure”

.community-jpeg
  • Webroot: Twitter Name @WebrootRescue  ===> Follow them on Twitter, very good Tweets (love that…) <===
    • As I had to make some research on old Tweets to find back the original Tweets by date, so I had time also to read their Tweets and I must say that I was impressed of the #quality!
  • Me: Twitter Name Knolinfos
  • Doesn’t want to get mentioned ;)

More info about Luxembourg (Europe):
.
BTW: I am actually unemployed due to health problems http://scalpelart.wordpress.com/ + http://lcgb.lu/fr/articles/show/id/1281 and looking for a new job in Luxembourg (Europe), my country, or as teleworker from an international company by working on Internet at home… With 57 years old not that easy to find a new job :( My mentioned courses here are made on a volunteer base as I want to spend my time on a constructive way in the “unemployed time”…
.
.

My Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102227403703855230445/about

.

Gust MEESL’auteur Gust MEES est Formateur andragogique / pédagogique TIC, membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  ”MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet ”CASES (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure)....


The author Gust MEES is ICT Course Instructor, ”Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

.

.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: