Category Archives: Internet

21-Year-Old Luke Thorssen Combats Destructive Mental Health Effects of Social Media with His New App: VLOGMI

New Harvard study suggests routine social media usage can actually be beneficial to your digital well-being and mental health, here’s how.

Filipino/Canadian entrepreneur (Global Top 35 Under 35 Game Changing CEO’s in esports nominee) Luke Thorssen is revolutionizing the world of social media by creating Vlogmi: a platform pushing genuine, authentic content, Vlogmi is a refreshing take on social media. While platforms such as Instagram focus on disingenuous content and obsessing over “picture perfect” posts, Vlogmi will effectively make social media a healthier place by promoting and regulating genuine, authentic and original content.

Social media currently has a stained reputation due to its effects on mental health. As stated by a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health, there are three (3) health-related outcomes from social media use and emotional connectivity: social well-being, positive mental health, and self-rated health (Bekalu, 2020). Social media can in fact be a benefit to one’s mental health when used with a healthy routine and mindfulness. When using social media in the context of daily routine and keeping up with others it positively affects the three outcomes. However, using social media in the context of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and excessively checking the platforms, it negatively affects all three outcomes. This can negatively impact people’s mental health, especially in developing adolescents (Moreno, 2016).

This outcome is particularly evident in the use of the popular social media platform, Instagram. When looking at the very architecture of the app, it’s built to post the perfect picture or video to show your followers. Most people feel the need to make every post on Instagram perfect in order to match the rest of their feed and look their absolute best; whether that is a posed photo of themselves on a beach or the beautiful view from their window on vacation in Greece. This is all great and yet it does not showcase the user’s genuine selves. This form of posting focuses on inauthentic ideals that can be harmful to one’s mental health. One of the better features on Instagram is their use of the Story feature. As of December 2019, 500 million Instagram users use Instagram Stories daily (99firms, 2019). This feature proves to be a widely popular form of posting; however, it does not solve Instagram’s problem of disingenuous content spread across the platform. Users can still upload edited or photoshopped posts to their story without their followers even knowing.

Content on Vlogmi will primarily consist of Story-like posts that will be called Vlogs. Vlogmi combats the issue of fake/unrealistic content by really pushing the idea of original and unfiltered content. To regulate this, users will only be able to post pictures and videos taken within the app, rather than uploading from their camera roll or other sources. This feature alone removes all reposts, and edited posts from the platform. As Vlogmi focuses more on the everyday lives of the userbase and keeping up to date with loved ones, it will likely positively affect the three outcomes of health-related social media use.

As social media continues to grow every day, more people are starting to worry about the impact of it on people’s mental health. Allowing users to see the real and original lives of its userbase will likely encourage a more positive environment online.

Statistics
• 500 million users now use Instagram stories everyday
• With healthy routines and mindfulness, social media can be beneficial to one’s mental health
• The Health Center of Instagram has a specific page dedicated to eating disorders due to the unrealistic and overwhelming expectations perpetuated by Instagram’s architecture

About Vlogmi

Founder and President Luke Thorssen is a 21-year old entrepreneur with over 9 years of experience in content development and marketing.

Vlogmi is a social media app that allows you to record, save and share photo and video memories simply and seamlessly in 24-hour segments. Every post on Vlogmi is unique and original. The vignettes give you the ability to share your life, activities and interests with whomever you choose. Vlogmi’s big idea is to provide a platform for capturing and sharing authentic and original photo and video content, with the purpose of capturing the feeling of genuine life experiences.

Rafaella Thorssen
Vlogmi Inc.
(+63) 0917-656-7234
Rafaella@Vlogmi.com
http://vlogmi.com

Evercom Introduces New 4G Service in Potters Bar area

United Kingdom: 4G has been rolling out around the country for quite some time. There are many benefits to this new service, and most of them relate to speed and download times. 3G might have been the best solution available in the past, but that has now changed. Experts claim that 4G can be up to five times faster, which obviously means a significant change for both business and personal users.

Evercom is a local IT support company that operate within the Potters Bar area, and they are very excited about the changes that are going to be brought about by the new service. So far, 4G is only available in around 250 different locations around the UK, and Potters Bar has now made the 4G list. . So, is it worth all the hype? Will it really make a substantial difference to you? Let’s take a look of the ways in which 4G will benefit Potters Bar and other areas in the UK…

Benefits of 4G for businesses and personal usage:

Faster streaming: 4G networks provide the ability to stream media without the need to wait around for it to buffer. That could be very useful to business owners who spend a considerable amount of their days working online.

Better prospects for remote working: The tools for remote and mobile working have been around for a long time. The main reason people have not used them very often relates to quality of connection, 4G solves the problem.

Quicker app connection: Company bosses who use apps to get through their working day will notice how much quicker they connect straightaway.

Faster document sharing: Sharing documents with customers, clients and associates is necessary to the smooth running of any modern business. 4G will allow you to do this at extraordinary speeds, thus improving productivity.

Better connection for calls and video messaging: It’s not always possible to meet with people face to face, which is why video messaging and online calling has become very popular. Even so, 3G signals were often too weak to provide reliability. The same cannot be said for 4G.

As you can see from this information, 4G will seriously improve the way in which businesses operate using the internet. It’s been a long time coming, but everyone should be excited about this new advancement. Your main goal when running a company is always going to be making a profit, and using this new service will make that a little easier. Of course, there will still be a few hiccups while the service is being rolled out, but that’s to be expected.

If you would like to know more about Evercom or the new 4G service coming to Potters Bar or your hometown , you can get in touch using the contact information listed below.

For media information contact:

Evercom,
5 Knuway House,
Cranborne Road,
Potters Bar
EN6 3JN

Support: 0800 849 5555
Enquiries: 01707 620 240

ns@evercom.co.uk

UK based White Label SEO Service

 

July 23, 2014 (London, UK) Search engine marketing company, E-rise Digital, has launched a new white label SEO service designed for SEO resellers. Companies from all over the globe now have an opportunity to resell industry leading services to customers under their own brand. Early feedback suggests that this new offering will continue to grown in popularity.

“Having outsourced my SEO work to oversees companies for many years, it is great that I can now use a UK based service with great support, quality work and competitive pricing. Me and my team can concentrate on the sales side of the business, whilst the SEO work is undertaken by a professional and trusted team.” Said one agency owner.

E-rise Digital decided to offer this service for one main reason, they felt that most of the white label SEO providers were based abroad and offering low quality, automated work. They thought it was about time a UK company offered a service to agencies at a great price without compromising on quality.

Experienced in dealing with both small and large companies, E-rise Digital offer white label services to suit all agencies whether they are dealing with local based clients or international concerns. They start off every campaign by identifying the most targeted keywords, analysing the current link profile of the website to make sure the links are “Google friendly” and also carry out full on-page optimisation. Quality backlinks are also built for the website every month in the form of videos, press releases and outreach techniques.

About E-rise Digital
Based just outside of London, UK E-rise Digital are passionate about providing world class digital marketing services combined with helpful and friendly support. They offer weekly update reports on all campaigns as well as working on a “no contract” basis.

For details visit http://www.e-risedigital.com/white-label-seo/

 

A one-click solution will make book, movie & music websites more attractive

 

Many people who search book, music and movie websites for ideas on what to read, watch or listen to next like to check them out at their local library before deciding to buy. Doing this can be a complicated process. Link2Library will find out, without moving from the site being visited, if the item is available at the searcher’s local library.

Link2Library Director and Co-Founder Heidi Z Yao, Ph.D., said the idea for the site came from the fact that when she visited book recommendation sites and found a title that drew her attention she often wanted to have a trial look at it. The process necessary to find out if the title was available at her local library involved several clicks and other steps, and she wondered if it could be possible to access a library website directly from the one she was visiting.

Today Link2Library provides a convenient tool for visitors browsing book, movie and music websites to check whether any item is available at their home library with just one click. Having the Find in Library button on a site makes it more user-friendly. After Find in Library is integrated into a site, Link2Library automatically detects nearby libraries when visitors click the access button. Once the home library is confirmed, a catalog search for the desired item is performed.

In addition to catalog sites such as Amazon, users of sources such as Goodreads can add a Find in Library button to their account. By doing this a direct library check for availability can be made as soon as the review or description is read. As a demonstration, www.aboutread.com is developed by Link2Library Inc. to show how Find in Library button works after integrating to a website.

More than 10,000 libraries in the USA and Canada have been integrated to Link2 Library, and new libraries are added regularly based upon suggestions from libraries and users of the new site. There is no cost for using Link2Library for non-profit websites. For other websites, after a one month free trial, a subscription fee is based on monthly traffic.

Complete information on what Link2Library does and how to use it can be found at www.link2library.com. Questions can be emailed through the contact form on the site.

About Link2Library: The mission of Link2Library is to provide a handy tool to book, movie and music websites so that their visitors can check any library item’s availability at home library with one click.

Heidi Z. Yao
Link2Library Inc.
Tel: (226) 241-8808
Email: Heidiy@link2library.com
Website: www.link2library.com