Good day readers!
Recently, everyone has been talking about Social Media - Twitter, Facebook to name but two. They help people find old friends, make new friends, keep in touch and share various aspects of their lives. I use Facebook to share some of my experiences, especially travel.
But there is a darker side. Stephen and Alice, the presenters on this week's Six Minute English, focus on one unpleasant aspect of social networks: the criminals who try to persuade you to reveal your password. Once they have this, they can do you a lot of damage.
Let's have a look at the questions:
1. This week's official question: Who was the first celebrity to have more than 10 million people following his or her updates on Twitter?
a) Ashton Kutcher
b) Lady Gaga
c) Stephen Fry
2. Social media offer an _____________ and _____________ way of staying in contact with those they _____________ and _____________. (one word in each space.)
3. Alice uses social media especially with friends who _____________ _____________.
4. BBC Technology Correspondent Mark Gregory mentions that social networking sites are an obvious target for scams involving _____________.
5. From how many computers has Microsoft taken its information?
6. What exactly are “phishing” frauds? What do they encourage you to do?
7. How can you protect yourself from a scam?
Now listen to Six Minute English. I suggest you give your answers in a comment since, especially for questions 5 to 7, you may go over the 200-character limit for the Tag Board.
I look forward to everyone's answers!
Have a very nice day,