Over the last 3 of 4 years we have noticed more and more websites coming under attack by hackers. In fact it has recently been estimated that as many as 30,000 websites are now hacked every single day. Everyone I talk to this about always ask "Who is doing the hacking? Why do they bother?". Well the truth is that hackers come in all different shapes and sizes, they range from young groups of hackers who are doing it for the laugh to more malicious groups of cyber criminals and everything in between.
Here's an interesting info-graphic, even though it's a little bit out of date at this stage (dating from Q2 of 2013), it gives a decent sense of the numbers of people who are using the different social media channels.
The percentages shown in the graphic are the percentage of the population who have an account.
I've written loads of articles about how Facebook is losing millions of users in the US and UK. Last year this decline in Facebook users was seen to hit Ireland. One recent and slightly alarmist report by Princeton University suggested that Facebook could lose up to 80% of it's users by 2017.
Moving a Wordpress site is more complicated then it should be, just look at the tutorial on the Wordpress support site.
The reason it is so complicated is that Wordpress, for some reason, keeps some domain records in the Database itself, so in order to move domain successfully, not only do you need to export your Database, you then need to do a text find and replace on the Database in order to catch all the mentions of the old domain name.
If you're using the TinyMCE wsywig editor in drupal then you may also be wondering where the Image Upload button is on the insert image screen! It's kind of hard to use the editor to insert images when you have to manually upload them to the server yourself!!
The Irish Times last week reported a forecast produced by Princeton University which claims that the social media giant Facebook will be largely abandoned by 2017 . The article says that:
The social network, which celebrates its 10th birthday last February, has survived longer than rivals such as Myspace and Bebo, but the Princeton forecast says it will lose 80 per cent of its peak user base within the next three years.
We'd like to extend our warmest congratulations to everyone at Teamwork Project Management on their recent purchase of the domain name www.teamwork.com, reports say it was for a pretty cool price of €4-500,000!
The move allows Teamwork to move their Teamwork Project Management App from TeamworkPM.net to the much more user friendly home domain over at teamwork.com.