A social networking site is an on-line service that attracts a society of subscribers and provides such users with a multiplicity of tools for distributing personal data and creating subscribers-generated content directed to a given user’s interest and personal life. Operators of online social networks are gradually giving out potentially sensitive information about users and their relationships with advertisers, application developers, and data-mining researchers. Some criminals too uses information gathered through membership profile in social networks to break people's Personal Identification Numbers, e-mail accounts and passwords. In this book, we analysed how private information can easily be made public in such sites. The book also looked at how it can be used to distort national security, how it became the new weapon of mass mobilisation and also how social networks have became the rallying forces for revolutions and social justice. At the end recommendations and countermeasures were made on how to safe guard subscribers’ personal data.
One of the most urgent challenges in African economic development is to devise a strategy for improving statistical capacity. Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per-capita income, are basic to the operation of governments in developing countries and vital to nongovernmental organizations and other entities that provide financial aid to them. Rich countries and international financial institutions such as the World Bank allocate their development resources on the basis of such data. The paucity of accurate statistics is not merely a technical problem; it has a massive impact on the welfare of citizens in developing countries. Where do these statistics originate? How accurate are they? POOR NUMBERS is the first analysis of the production and use of African economic development statistics. Morten Jerven's research shows how the statistical capacities of sub-Saharan African economies have fallen into disarray.
Make sure you get the benefits you've earned Navigate your way around the complex system with ease Incorporate Social Security into your financial plan Your Social Security safety net Social Security exists to give us peace of mind, yet most of us spend sleepless nights anxious about our finances as we move on to the next phase of life. Luckily, this easy-to-access guide takes the worry out of navigating the complex Social Security system, offering the sound, trusted guidance you need to ensure you're getting the most out of your benefits. In no time, it gives you a clear understanding of when and how to apply so you can rest easy knowing that you and your family are getting the benefits you've earned. Inside… Get advice on when to start collecting Protect your dependents File for benefits Manage the appeals process Get the paperwork right Help a loved one apply Decipher disability benefits Find out how Social Security and Medicare work together
THE BOOK FOR EVERY TEACHER WHO HAS EVER BEEN FRUSTRATED BY THE DECISIONS MADE OUTSIDE THEIR SCHOOL THAT AFFECT THE STUDENTS INSIDE THEIR SCHOOL. How to Be Heard offers every teacher 10 ways to successfully amplify his or her voice, and demonstrates that when teachers' voices are heard, they will be rightfully recognized and supported as change leaders in their schools. Celine Coggins, a renowned teacher advocate, offers nuts-and-bolts strategies that are recognized as the "price of admission" to becoming a credible and welcomed participant in important policy conversations and decisions. The author clearly demonstrates that it is not only possible for teachers to initiate change, but to also effectively participate on the policy playing field. In ten clear chapters, the author demonstrates how teachers can and must advocate for their students and their profession. Throughout this book Coggins proves that "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu." This how-to guide is filled with concrete ideas for engaging in productive decision-making, using real-world examples from teachers who have successfully used these strategies.
This book is a result of a Master of Art in Sociology that intends to explore the means by which majority of Tanzanians are excluded from the ambit of the existing social security provisioning. Qualitative and quantitative research findings revealed that exclusion of the majority from the ambit of the existing social security schemes is principally caused by restrictive legislation which defines the personal scope of coverage for each of the social security schemes in Tanzania, also critical shortage of knowledge on social security prompts the current state of affairs, the copying strategies against social and income risks of the excluded majority are explained. The study concludes that majority (especially informal sector workers) are marginalized by the existing social security schemes and left into the hands of informal and traditional social security which are not adequate to uplift them from the miserable lives they are in, hence subjected to abject poverty. Specialized schemes for the excluded majority are recommended by the study due to the fact that they are not homogenous and neither are their needs and priorities. This book is recommended to academics and policy makers.
‘Social security communities’ is a hypothetical term used in the book to refer to communities that rely mainly on social grants payouts to meet their day to day basic needs. The claim is that households in ‘social security communities’ access food mainly through the market.The demographics of such communities have high dependancy ratios.These communities are predominant in former homeland areas characterised of poverty and underdevelopement. On the contrary households in ‘agrarian communities’ are actively influencing their food production and food access systems with direct practice of crop and animal husbandry. The ‘social security communities’ are welfare dependent such that in a situation where the state fails to deliver of the social welfare packages these communities are left with no means to cope. What is social security? Social security is informed of the human rights logic. It includes two formations which are social insurance (contributory oriented) and social assistance (welfare oriented). Social assistance in form of social grants (welfare oriented) is a critical feature of social policy aimed at poverty alleviation.
This book uncovers a myriad of competing perceptions and different feelings about (in)security in Uganda's capital; Kampala city. The aforementioned are described as the urban (in)security paradox. The paradoxes range from whether the state's security forces are a source of security or insecurity, whether Kampala is secure or insecurity to the inseparable nature of state politics and security. The book locates the urban (in)security paradox in Uganda at the intersection of the global trends of urban security challenges, Uganda's socio-political history and the existing shared perception that the security forces are the most important political power base. The book discusses forms of crime/insecurity especially terrorism and armed robbery and shows how the state has thus-far reacted in the attempt to combat these crimes.Furthermore the book highlights on the perspectives of (in)security illustrating how the levels of feeling (in)secure differ among different social groups. four different social clusters of; socio-economic class, gender, security officers and politicians are discussed in fair details.
Aging population is a global phenomenon with potentially significance and outcome for, among other things, health care, pensions and old age care particularly so in Aisa where populations are aging fast, because of declining fertility rates and increasing life expectancy. Many countries in the region have lack effective social protection programs.Social security is a government program in which the government provides money and food to people whose are old and disable to work. Every people of our society should help our parents to live happily in land surface. Because we have enlighten us through them. It is our responsibility.
Social media has already transformed society. Now it is poised to revolutionize communications and collaborative business processes. This book provides you with an actionable framework for developing and executing successful enterprise social networking strategies. Using straightforward language, accompanied by exhibits and fleshed out with real-world stories and revealing anecdotes, you will learn how to develop your own internal corporate social media strategy. Through the use of in-depth interviews with leading companies using these strategies, you will also discover best practices that will propel your business to new heights.
This book examines the kinds of arrangements informal sector operatives in Accra make in order to secure their future. Focusing on artisans in the Accra Metropolitan Area, the book looked at remunerations that accrue from such occupations and how they are used for this preparation. Respondents resorted to saving in the banks, ensuring that they supported their wives financially to establish businesses so that they can fall back on such businesses when they retire, and raising their children well so that they, in turn, support them when they retire. Among other things, the book recommends that the informal sector should be targeted for intensive public education on the work of SSNIT and its role in helping workers prepare for their retirement.
The only guide devoted exclusively to social media metrics Whether you are selling online, through a direct sales force, or via distribution channels, what customers are saying about you online is now more important than your advertising. Social media is no longer a curiosity on the horizon but a significant part of your marketing mix. While other books explain why social media is critical and how to go about participating, Social Media Metrics focuses on measuring the success of your social media marketing efforts. Success metrics in business are based on business goals where fame does not always equate to fortune. Read this book to determine: Why striving for more Twitter followers or Facebook friends than the competition is a failing strategy How to leverage the time and effort you invest in social media How to convince those who are afraid of new things that social media is a valuable business tool and not just a toy for the overly-wired Knowing what works and what doesn't is terrific, but only in a constant and unchanging world. Social Media Metrics is loaded with specific examples of specific metrics you can use to guide your social media marketing efforts as new means of communication.
Learn to identify the social engineer by non-verbal behavior Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security focuses on combining the science of understanding non-verbal communications with the knowledge of how social engineers, scam artists and con men use these skills to build feelings of trust and rapport in their targets. The author helps readers understand how to identify and detect social engineers and scammers by analyzing their non-verbal behavior. Unmasking the Social Engineer shows how attacks work, explains nonverbal communications, and demonstrates with visuals the connection of non-verbal behavior to social engineering and scamming. Clearly combines both the practical and technical aspects of social engineering security Reveals the various dirty tricks that scammers use Pinpoints what to look for on the nonverbal side to detect the social engineer Sharing proven scientific methodology for reading, understanding, and deciphering non-verbal communications, Unmasking the Social Engineer arms readers with the knowledge needed to help protect their organizations.
Entrepreneurs are driven, goal-oriented individuals. Female social entrepreneurs have the same goal orientation but are working toward righting the world’s social wrongs. At times, a company working to fix a social wrong requires the lead entrepreneur to take on situations they are ill prepared for, and for many social entrepreneurs this leads to stress and burnout. Through narrative inquiry, this researcher attempted to discover if social capital and connectedness are significant indicators of perceived stress reduction, depression, or anxiety for a female social entrepreneur in a human support organization. Connection themes that support stress reduction included spiritual support, familial support and organizational support. However, another interesting finding developed through the interview process. This researcher uncovered the phenomenon that connections, both good and bad have an effect on self-efficacy, and only those relationships that support ones self-efficacy have a significant impact on stress reduction. The reason spiritual, familial and organizational support reduces stress is the connection supported the development of the female entrepreneur’s self-efficacy.
A new integration of Goleman's emotional, social, and ecological intelligence Hopeful, eloquent, and bold, Ecoliterate offers inspiring stories, practical guidance, and an exciting new model of education that builds – in vitally important ways – on the success of social and emotional learning by addressing today's most important ecological issues. This book shares stories of pioneering educators, students, and activists engaged in issues related to food, water, oil, and coal in communities from the mountains of Appalachia to a small village in the Arctic; the deserts of New Mexico to the coast of New Orleans; and the streets of Oakland, California to the hills of South Carolina. Ecoliterate marks a rich collaboration between Daniel Goleman and the Center for Ecoliteracy, an organization best known for its pioneering work with school gardens, school lunches, and integrating ecological principles and sustainability into school curricula. For nearly twenty years the Center has worked with schools and organizations in more than 400 communities across the United States and numerous other countries. Ecoliterate also presents five core practices of emotionally and socially engaged ecoliteracy and a professional development guide.
Social media has emerged as one of the biggest phenomenon in the world of communication and marketing. Billions of people are using different social media websites on a daily basis. Consumers also refer to reviews of products and services on social media before making purchase decisions. This book investigates how consumers get influenced by the reviews that they read on social media. Based on extant literature a conceptual model of social media WOM is presented and then the research hypotheses are empirically validated using experiments. Role of source credibility, social media website, product knowledge and involvement level are also explored in this context.
Written through the eyes of retail and technology executives, Branded! explores retailers who are successfully implementing social media and mobility strategies. Market-leading retailers are engaging technology-savvy customers though social media and mobility. Branded! reveals how these digital communication channels are an extension of a retailer's culture and strategy resulting in building brand equity. Comprehensive reviews of Starbucks, Zappos, Wet Seal, Macy's, 1-800-Flowers.com, JCPenney, Pizza Hut and Best Buy are featured. Branded!: Provides a clear review of social media as well as the rapid changes in the development and use of mobility. Demonstrates why retailers cannot 'wait and see', and must move rapidly Shows how each company's social media and mobility initiatives are based on the individual personality of the company. Discusses sophisticated analytic tools that enable retailers to measure their performance and make informed decisions on the data
The informal sector plays a crucial role in the economy not only in terms of employment opportunities, but also in terms of poverty alleviation. Unorganized sector provides earning opportunities for a large number of people, plays a central role in the developing economy like India, in terms of employment, national domestic product, saving and capital formation. 93 percent unorganized sector workers, which are far from economic development, due to the failure of state policy to bridge the social security gap between organized and unorganized sector. Unorganized sector is immensely vast and heterogeneous, designing social security for them requires a comprehensive and broad study of all category of unorganized sector. Rickshaw pullers fall under this category and they are one of the most vulnerable sections of society and seeking needs for social security. The book examines the socio-economic background, working condition, occupational illnesses, available social security scheme for them and their paying capacity for priority needs of the sample rickshaw pullers, factors influencing the annual labour supply of the sample respondent’s rickshaw pullers.
An essential guide for leaders who want to use social media to be «open» while maintaining control «Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic» are the current leadership mantras-but companies often push back. Business is premised on the concept of control and yet the new world order demands openness-leaders do not know how to be open and be in control. This must-have resource will help the modern leader understand how to lead in the new open world-where blogging, twittering, facebooking, and digging are becoming the norm. the author lays out the steps that leaders must take to transform their organizations and themselves into being «open» -and exactly what that will mean. Shows how to use social media to become an open organization Offers basic advice for leaders who are adapting to the new era of openness in the marketplace The author Charlene Li is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies In easy-to-understand language, this book will help leaders orient themselves to social networking and other technological advances.
Social Security For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293330) was previously published as Social Security For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118967560). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Praise for Social Security For Dummies: «Social Security for Dummies is a must read for people of any age who want a comfortable retirement. Jonathan Peterson does a great job of explaining this complicated system and helps you understand how to get the most from the benefits you've earned. The difference between a smart claiming strategy and a dumb one can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, so you'll want to invest in this book.» —Liz Weston, personal finance columnist and author of The 10 Commandments of Money «This is your go-to book on Social Security. Chock-full of useful tips, easy to use, and well organized, it answers all your questions about Social Security.» —Steve Vernon, author of Money for Life: Turn Your IRA and 401(k) Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck and CBS MoneyWatch commentator «Social Security for Dummies is indispensable for anyone who wants to get the best possible deal from Social Security—and that means all of us, young and old, because everyone will need Social Security benefits in this era of disappearing pensions and dwindling savings. Strategies for single people, for married couples, for survivors, for divorced people: You can find expert advice on all these subjects and more in this easy-to-understand guide to a very complex subject.» – Bob Rosenblatt, editor of HelpwithAging.com and Senior Fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance About the book: Take the mystery out of Social Security and maximize your benefits when you retire Social Security For Dummies is the definitive resource to navigating the often-complex world of Social Security retirement benefits and the U.S. Social Security Administration. If you're nearing retirement age, or assisting someone who is, this guide will show you how to avoid common pitfalls, determine when you should claim your benefits, and figure out how much you can expect to receive each month. This newest edition provides updates to relevant dates and resources as well as an in-depth look at policy changes that will affect those about to retire. Packed with information that will help you make decisions that will maximize your financial well-being, this great resource makes it easy to understand everything you need to know quickly and easily. Understand new Social Security Administration policies and what they mean for you Determine how to incorporate Social Security into your overall retirement plan Get answers to common questions Find resources to use when you're stumped With Social Security For Dummies, you can take charge of your retirement and successfully navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration.
**Social Security For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293330) was previously published as Social Security For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118967560). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
Praise for* Social Security For Dummies*:**
"*Social Security for Dummies* is a must read for people of any age who want a comfortable retirement. Jonathan Peterson does a great job of explaining this complicated system and helps you understand how to get the most from the benefits you've earned. The difference between a smart claiming strategy and a dumb one can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, so you'll want to invest in this book."
–**Liz Weston**, personal finance columnist and author of *The 10 Commandments of Money*
"This is your go-to book on Social Security. Chock-full of useful tips, easy to use, and well organized, it answers all your questions about Social Security."
–**Steve Vernon**, author of *Money for Life: Turn Your IRA and 401(k) Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck* and CBS MoneyWatch commentator
"*Social Security for Dummies* is indispensable for anyone who wants to get the best possible deal from Social Security—and that means all of us, young and old, because everyone will need Social Security benefits in this era of disappearing pensions and dwindling savings. Strategies for single people, for married couples, for survivors, for divorced people: You can find expert advice on all these subjects and more in this easy-to-understand guide to a very complex subject."
–** Bob Rosenblatt**, editor of HelpwithAging.com and Senior Fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance
**About the book:
Take the mystery out of Social Security and maximize your benefits when you retire**
Social Security For Dummies is the definitive resource to navigating the often-complex world of Social Security retirement benefits and the U.S. Social Security Administration. If you're nearing retirement age, or assisting someone who is, this guide will show you how to avoid common pitfalls, determine when you should claim your benefits, and figure out how much you can expect to receive each month.
This newest edition provides updates to relevant dates and resources as well as an in-depth look at policy changes that will affect those about to retire. Packed with information that will help you make decisions that will maximize your financial well-being, this great resource makes it easy to understand everything you need to know quickly and easily.
Understand new Social Security Administration policies and what they mean for you
Determine how to incorporate Social Security into your overall retirement plan
Get answers to common questions
Find resources to use when you're stumped
With *Social Security For Dummies*, you can take charge of your retirement and successfully navigate the U.S. Social Security Administration.
It is a research on the social conditions,like abolition of child labor, abolition of bonded labor, law related to prostitution, punishment should be measured in social interest, reforms in environment law,economic reform and other important matters like ground of dissolution's of marriage to Muslim women,adoption, share of women in succession,Muslim women are entitled,etc., I have conducted various methods of tests,investigations and inquiries about the people how they are living in different societies.The present policy of the state is social welfare and on the concept of social justice.Therefore whether people are living in various places how they are expressing their grievances about the administration of the state.Itis a problem every where in the world how better we can solve these problems are my objects and to find out actual problems of the society. The present society in need of social justice therefore iris my research project to study on the conditions with few sample surveys of the society based on living and exercising of their rights and how they are getting social justice with the administration of the state in the state it is the problem of international community.
Practical, proven guidance for transforming the culture of any IT department As more and more jobs are outsourced, and the economy continues to struggle, people are looking for an alternative to the greed-driven, selfish leadership that has resulted in corporations where the workers are treated as interchangeable parts. This book shows how the human factors can be used to unlock higher returns on human capital such that workers are no longer interchangeable parts, but assets that are cared about and grown. Refreshingly innovative, Transforming IT Culture shows how neuroscientific and psychological research can be applied in the IT workplace to unleash a vast pool of untapped potential. Written by an expert on IT culture transformation Considers the widespread «cultural blindness» in business today, and how it can be addressed Draws on the author's repeated success transforming IT divisions across major corporations by applying the human factors Explains why social intelligence, human factors, and collaboration are the source of harmony, shared learning, mutual respect, and value creation Employees want positive change in business, something to stop the downward spiral we are on, both financially and emotionally. Transforming IT Culture shows how the essential ingredient to any high performing IT department is a culture where employees are valued and managed to their strengths. Using the Information Technology profession as a lens through which we can understand knowledge worker productivity and how to seriously improve it, this important new book reveals why Collaborative Social Systems are essential to every organization.
Expert advice for financial advisors looking to make the most of social media platforms Social media is everywhere. 3.5 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook each week, 22 million professionals are networking on LinkedIn, and 140 million tweets are posted every day. The opportunities these platforms present for financial advisors are huge, but most advisors have no idea how to use them to build bigger, stronger client bases. The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors: How to Use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to Build and Grow Your Business shows how to make the most of these new tools, offering invaluable advice about how to connect with potential clients in the twenty first century. For most advisors, converting prospects into clients is their top priority, and social media presents incredible opportunities for sealing the deal. Sales don't happen because clients are impressed by complicated charts, they happen because they're impressed by your social media presence, and by properly understanding how to make these new platforms work for you, you'll be positioned to see your business boom. Designed to teach financial advisors how to use social media to better market their services to attract new clients and referrals Presents expert communication advice from top financial advisor coach Matthew Halloran Categorizes communicators in a unique new way Teaches financial advisors how to use social media in new, highly effective ways that they've never even considered An essential resource for wealth managers and financial advisors looking to amplify their marketing message and raise their visibility in a crowded marketplace, The Social Media Handbook for Financial Advisors is the only book you need to make yourself heard.
What are the discussions about 'Social Security and Pensions' in UK political arena? This documentation features the transcripts of the unabridged speeches held in the UK Parliament from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Derek Twigg), the Minister for Pensions and the Ageing Society (Ms Rosie Winterton), the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Helen Goodman) and other MPs' of the UK Parliament. This non-partisan documentation offers the reader a direct glance at the parliamentary debate on 'Social Security and Pensions' and the discussions of the Parliamentary members in relation to the political agenda.
Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking From elicitation, pretexting, influence and manipulation all aspects of social engineering are picked apart, discussed and explained by using real world examples, personal experience and the science behind them to unraveled the mystery in social engineering. Examines social engineering, the science of influencing a target to perform a desired task or divulge information Arms you with invaluable information about the many methods of trickery that hackers use in order to gather information with the intent of executing identity theft, fraud, or gaining computer system access Reveals vital steps for preventing social engineering threats Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security Focuses on combining the science of understanding non-verbal communications with the knowledge of how social engineers, scam artists and con men use these skills to build feelings of trust and rapport in their targets. The author helps readers understand how to identify and detect social engineers and scammers by analyzing their non-verbal behavior. Unmasking the Social Engineer shows how attacks work, explains nonverbal communications, and demonstrates with visuals the connection of non-verbal behavior to social engineering and scamming. Clearly combines both the practical and technical aspects of social engineering security Reveals the various dirty tricks that scammers use Pinpoints what to look for on the nonverbal side to detect the social engineer
Cooking by Numbers takes as its original premise the fact that what we cook is governed by a whole set of specific circumstances, from who are we cooking for and how many people, to when can we shop and how much time to we have to cook. But most cookbooks seem to forget this simple fact. As the title suggests, the recipes are divided by how many people they serve. We wouldn't cook the same thing for a meal alone as we would for a dinner party of ten, so whether you're cooking for you and your partner, your family or your friends and neighbours as well, you'll find a recipe that's perfect for the occasion.
Save almost 25% on this two-book set from Bruce Schneier covering issues of social trust and security This set includes two books from security expert Bruce Schneier, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive and Carry On: Sounds Advice from Schneier on Security. In Liars and Outliers, Schneier covers the topic of trust in society and how issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. Insightful and entertaining, the weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust and how trust facilitates and stabilizes society. Carry On features more than 140 articles by Schneier, including more than twenty unpublished articles, covering such security issues as crime and terrorism, human security, privacy and surveillance, the psychology of security, security and technology, travel and security, and more. A two-book set from a renowned author, technologist, and security expert Covers such current topics as the Internet as surveillance state, Chinese cyberattackes, privacy and social networking, aviation security, and more Ideal for IT professionals, security and networking engineers, hackers, consultants, and technology vendors Together, these two books offer deep and practical insight into a wide range of security topics for professionals in technology fields, as well as anyone interested in the larger philosophical issues of security.