California School District Paying To Monitor Students’ Public Posts On Facebook, Other Social Networks
Students in California’s Glendale Unified School District: Big Brother is watching. In this case, Big Brother is Hermosa Beach, Calif.-based Geo Listening, which is being paid $40,500 by the school district to monitor public posts on Facebook and other social networks by students.
Bitdefender, an online security company, recently polled some of its customers to see how they’re using a program that’s designed for parents to monitor their kids’ Facebook activity. However, only 23.87 percent of the 1,600-plus participants said they used the program to keep tabs on children aged 13-17. A majority of the women copped to using the technology to spy on their boyfriends and husbands.
Facebook tab developer SocialAppsHQ added social media monitoring to its offering with its launch of Monitoring, which, when added to its Social Planner post-scheduling feature and Social Ads pay-per-like service, form a complete social marketing platform.
Will Facebook’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over alleged privacy violations impact software companies that help parents monitor the Facebook habits of their kids?
There are a handful of startups offering companies with tools to monitor and manage Facebook pages, but what if you could download a tool that offers many of the paid services developed by others for free? ThinkUp does just that.
Startup Reppler monitors Facebook with a view toward protecting your reputation.