Just two days ago , Facebook introduced a new legacy contact feature in the U.S, which allows users to choose who can manage their accounts once they’ve died — and it’s something we should all think about activating.
While no one wants to think about his or her own death, this kind of option is going to become increasingly common as we share more of our lives online. Facebook follows Google in providing this type of posthumous functionality, and we expect other sites to follow suit.
As Facebook says, “When a person passes away, their account can become a memorial of their life, friendships and experiences.” While you might initially cringe at such an option, remember: It could provide comfort to your friends and family.
Below, we provide an overview of what a legacy contact is, and what you should consider when choosing yours.
What is a legacy contact?
In Facebook’s words, a legacy contact is “someone you choose to look after your account if it’s memorialized.” Note that the feature also allows you to have your account deleted after your death.
How do I set up my legacy contact?
From here you can manage the level of permission you want to set and have the option to send a message to your chosen person.
Who should I choose?
This is a very personal question we all need to ask ourselves.
Your legacy contact will only have limited access to your account, and will not be able to read messages, but he or she will have the power to pin posts to the top of your Facebook page, respond to friend requests, and change your profile and cover photo. If you grant permission, your legacy contact will also be able to download your posts and photos.
Facebook lets you designate anyone your legacy contact, but your contact needs to be on Facebook. This will rule out parents and family members who aren’t on the social network — then again, those who aren’t particularly digitally savvy might not be up for the task anyway.
A friend or significant other is a plausible choice, but you have to be 100% sure the person you choose is ready for the responsibility — there is no way for your legacy contact to delegate the task once you’ve passed away. It’s also important to consider someone you know you’ll stay in touch with for many years to come.
For anyone lucky enough to have them, a sibling or close cousin might work well. Family is (theoretically) less likely to shirk the responsibility, and if they’re close in age, chances are they’re digitally clued in and already on Facebook.
Lastly, WSJ reports that if you’ve already appointed a “digital heir” through your existing legal will and testament, that person will be designated as your legacy contact via that method.
What happens to my account if I ask my legacy contact to “memorialize” it?
Your legacy contact needs to get in touch with Facebook and make a valid request to have your account memorialized or removed via an online form.
If you choose to have your legacy contact memorialize your account, it will stay live, but will have a “Remembering” label before your name, as shown in Facebook’s sample screenshot above.
Nothing from your account will ever appear in a News Feed and no ads will be shown next to your page. It would simply become a static, online destination where your friends and family can go to remember you.
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10 Prestigious Masters Scholarships For Africans That Accept Second Class (2/2) Or Third Class Yearly
Many of these scholarships are often sponsored by organisations or large families in conjunction with the granting universities. Those that offer them usually consider them an investment rather than a gift. It’s no wonder scholarships have very taut strings attached.
Some of the conditions for awarding these scholarships may include some or all of these:
- Academic merit
- Employment potential (absorbing student into the donor organisation after studies)
- Expectation of maintaining a certain grade point average
- Suitable career goal
- School or Organisation representation in activities
- Community/Region affiliation
- Leadership potential
Although finding scholarships that don’t take into account the academic merit of a student requires a lot of effort, it is possible to get scholarships with other considerations. Hence, here are 1o Masters degree scholarships offered annually to students with Lower Second Class or Third class. These scholarships are renewed every year. These scholarships are renewed every year. Therefore if the deadlines are passed, they will be updated in due time. If not, apply soon.
1. Australia Awards Scholarships for 1,000 African Students – with at least 3rd Class
Australia Awards, a cornerstone of the Australian Government’s development assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries. On their return to the workplace, Australia Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries.
With jiji.ng , You are Safe from Being Scammed Online.
Scam is what most internet geek refer to as a fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company in an attempt obtain money or something else of value..
One of the problem facing Nigeria’s business world is the ever growing persistence of people who perform scam activities.
Scammers as they are fondly called, operate every where, either online or offline. A famous principal Researcher at Microsoft , Cormac Herley says in one of his article titled “Nigerians Try To Stop Nigerian Internet Scammers” that Nigerian Scam‘ is now one of the suggested auto-completes in a Google search for Nigeria. This indicates the high occurence of the fradulent activity and people’s unending desire to avoid being scammed.
Dating site, Forum sites and large marketplaces in Nigeria give room for scammers, because they confuse people with amazingly cheap things.
Often times, people who have been scammed in one way or the other discourage other from trading in such business platform based on their experience
There is a general notion that all Nigerian free online classifieds Ads website are scam full. JiJi.ng, is unfortunately, not an exception.
Some people try to use JiJi with their selfish illegal purposes just because it serves as an arena that provides buyers and sellers the avenue to meet and exchange goods and services.
Since inception, there have been controversies whether or not one can be scammed JiJi.
Just last week I received a mail from of my readers asking How true or scam free is jiji.ng.
However, The management of Jiji has declared its zero tolerance for scammers on it’s website.
In a press release available at our disposal, Jiji clearly addressed the issue of scam and how it solved the problem.
What we do with scammers?
Jiji.ng wants their users be safe. And, if it detects fraudsters on the site, they will be removed forever.
Our uniqueness is in our method of fighting scammers. We always try to ensure that only honest, real people are buying and selling on our site, and we help them to do this more comfortably. So we decided to show you how our “fighting” works from a technical point of view, and “acquaint” you with most of the known internet scammers in Nigeria. You should know them by sight and beware.
In addition, we hope scammers will understand that their conduct is unacceptable and stop their nefarious activities.
How do we find serious fraud on JiJi?
Every Jiji user can complain about suspicious, scam ads. You should just push the button “Something wrong?” and then choose the reason for your suspicion (for example, it is illegal; seller asked for prepayment; it is spam).
Why don’t we ban a user after the first complaint?
A market place is a place where all people are competitors. So, we don’t necessarily trust the first request for a block. Some people want to get rid of competitors on JiJi by such methods – just pushing the red button once.
That’s why JiJi has a serious approach and bans only real scammers. Its special smart algorithm checks the veracity of complaints and if the complaint doesn’t pass on certain criteria, the system ceases to be taken into account and does not react.
Do you have other ways of detecting fraud?
Definitely, yes! JiJi’s team of professionals every day monitors news on different sites, forums and reviews about frauds in Nigeria.
For example, when we found this review on Linda’s blog about scammer OLUKIA TOSIN on JiJi, we were outraged. He was immediately banned! ONUKA TOSIN is no longer a user on JiJi.ng.
Here is one example of his ads. Be careful with anything similar!
Similar reviews about fraud on JiJi.ng were also encountered on other sites and blogs. And we do with other scammers the same – block forever!
We want to thank everybody who is not indifferent to this problem, and helps us to detect scammers on JiJi.ng online marketplace! We want you continue to adhere this philosophy.
One blocked fraud equals thousands of people who save their money.
Take care of yourself and other honest Nigerian people. If you have encountered a fraud, please inform JiJi’s administration, or submit a request to ban the site’s user.
All scammers will be excluded from JiJi! We instantly react to any information about them!
Jiji is scam free, why don’t you give it a try. A visit to the site unveils a bring-it-on impression, as the services they offer virtually cuts across every human endeavour; According to their slogan “The best place to sell anything to real people. Be scam smart and Street wise.
Incase of any comment , suggestion and advice , you can follow and tweet at jiji using this https://twitter.com/JiJiNigeria or “@jijiNigeria..
What do you think, feel free to drop your comment below.
Happy Birthday .COM! Celebrating 30 Years of Internet History
Thirty years ago, the .com Internet domain was born. In case you’re not familiar, the companies and organizations that hand out Internet addresses use top-level domains like .com to organize the addresses. While it seems difficult to remember a time when .COM didn’t exist, the exponential growth of the industry has been relatively recent. In 1985, only six domains were registered. That number grew to 223 in 1990 and 9,005 in 1995, but exploded to over 20 million in 2000. In early 2015, more than 116 million domains were registered.
On March 15, 1985, the first .COM was registered to symbolics.com. This turning point marked the beginning of an industry that revolutionized business and entertainment on an international level. Readily available information at our fingertips has dramatically impacted daily life. Today, nearly three billion users access .COM domains each day. From personal websites and dating sites to online shopping, social media, and news sites, the .COM invention sparked a variety of other domains, such as .EDU, .GOV, .NET and .ORG.
With more than 3 trillion users accessing sites each day, the .COM domain created a platform for some of the world’s most influential people and companies to showcase and promote their brands. Take a look at these stats of .COM users.
Geekzone reports that , From Amazon.com, which registered its domain name in 1994, and Google, which registered Google.com as a domain name in 1997, to small and mid-sized businesses more recently registered, such as Enduracenter.com, NaturallyCoolKids.com, or PantryFullofRecipes.com, which was registered in 2015, .COM is the global online standard for doing business. .COM addresses are your best choice for making your online identity recognizable, easily found and trusted on the global Internet.
“.COM is more than just an address. It’s a globally recognized and respected brand itself that nearly every major global brand, including 100 percent of the Fortune 500, has entrusted with their online presence,” said Jim Bidzos, executive chairman, president and chief executive officer at Verisign. “.COM turning 30 represents a shared milestone for us all and a celebration worth commemorating.”
While Internet growth and adoption has been primarily concentrated in North America for the last 30 years, today, Internet users in North America account for 19 percent of the total number of Internet users globally. As global Internet adoption and growth is accelerating outside of North America, .COM’s global brand appeal, instant recognizability and rapid growth in overseas markets illustrates .COM’s growth in parallel with Internet adoption.
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