I bid you farewell Twitter

By Vadim Dovganyuk

5 years ago, I started out on the Twitter social media platform. At this time, I was officially too young to be using this website, which eventually came back to bite me when the European Union (EU) introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which left me several weeks without a Twitter profile, until I…

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Twitter is dying and it only has itself to blame

By Vadim Dovganyuk

In 2016 I offered my services to prevent botting on Twitter. Having been a bot-user myself, it was something I knew, and know, how to prevent, and it reached Twitter quite rapidly, asking me if I was interested in a job, a job that required me to resettle to the USA. Because of the requirement…

That which goes viral, does not have to be true

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Remember the Syrian girl “Bana Alabed”? Her Twitter account has been removed. So, what changed? Well, according to whoever managed the account, the Syrian Army has deleted the account, which is actually very unlikely.. But maybe, it all rather has to do with that facts didn’t support the account. Sources within Syria have already been…

Who are behind the current “Youth problem”?

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Nowadays it is a true blaming game… Yes, as most of you could have guessed already, who is responsible for the fact that many young persons are highly offensive… Are it the parents? – No. Are it the teachers? – No. Are it the family? – No. Are it the young persons themselves? – Partially,…

Cyber Safety: Does it even exist?

By Vadim Dovganyuk

I was just reading my timeline at Twitter, when I noticed this through one of my friend’s tweets. At first I was baffled, but then I noticed the date being 2013, but also thought of something far more important… If you survey children about cyber safety and would ask them certain facts, would you really…

The faking of Russians – How to keep yourself safe.

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Russians… The moment I have to write this word, it already comes to my own attention this is going to cause some people looking with a dirty look… Hold on before you do, as this is not negative nor positive to any nationality. It is actually either a like or dislike, Russians, but when it…

Do social media platforms support the creation of friendships?

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Friendship, we all see it as important, and in actual fact is important. Yet, when it come to the internet, friendship becomes something very fragile… If you are not active at any social media platform, you are a rare person, as most people are. While we could talk about the fact that some people share…

10 questions answered – Social Media Edition

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Over the past weeks I received several questions related to my social media activities, I have decided to answer 10 of them. 1 – Do you use your real name at social media? No, I do not use the name I have at my passport. I however do use my real name. I have undergone…