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North Iowa Social Media Breakfast Club teaching social media defense

Tony Brownell is all about attending North Iowa’s Social Media Breakfast Clubs.

Posted: Apr. 25, 2018 7:04 AM
Updated: Apr. 25, 2018 8:02 AM

KIMT News 3 - Tony Brownell is all about attending North Iowa’s Social Media Breakfast Clubs.
“It's something that can help your business, whether that be safer online, being compliant, getting more followers and things and tips to help small businesses that don't have the resources like large companies to grow,” Brownell said.
This month's topic has Brownell, owner of Alerts at Work, very interested. He’s going to learn self-defense.
“It will be interesting to see her perspective because we learn from people who are social media experts, go to trainings where I don't think she does but she's probably picked up things from her career that help us, maybe you can't learn from experts,” Brownell said.
Area self-defense instructor Jessica Tierney won't be teaching physical self-defense this round, but self-defense on social media instead. She’s going to promote tools and knowledge on how to be safe online, talk about how you can be trolled or have someone following you via the internet and why you need to pay attention to what you post. She says simply filling out a questionnaire about where you grew up, where you live now and what you named your pets could be leads to you passwords, leaving you vulnerable to hackers.
“With our business, we post things about our family all the time because we want to be relatable but at the same time we have to make sure we're not posting when we're at the actual event because it tells people where we are at that time,” Brownell said.

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