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Do you use a VPN to connect to Internet and increase your privacy? If you are one of the many you would be sure that the VPN you are paying is really working properly.
You can always use, via browser, one of those dedicated websites that check your Ip and, in some cases, test the real effectiveness of VPN and/or use Terminal.
But, for my experience, if you prefer to test your public IP without using the Terminal, the best tutorial for this specific task has been published by http://www.tecadmin.net.
Recommended!… if you are looking for an extra test that you can manage directly from Terminal.
When you want to check if you have a 32-bit or a 64-bit Linux you can open a Terminal and just type:
If you prefer to know how much about the RAM you installed on the PC, type:
grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo
for more detailed info you can try:
grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo
if you prefer to monitor your RAM in real time.
Quora? Are you sure about what you are saying? Why?
Yes, I am more than sure. I know that you could be surprised about thinking Quora as a Social Marketing tool but it is really a powerful if you learn how to disrupt its potential.
In few words Quora is you personal brainstorming tool. A real powerful tool if you consider that people in Quora are in the main part experts into their sectors.
If you post a question, promote it -asking to Quora suggested experts to answer- and you don’t receive any reply, it means you posted the wrong question! Quora people don’t waste their time answering to obvious or silly questions. So, if this happens, don’t be ashamed but remove it and start thinking what is the mistake you did. In many cases if you spend some minutes thinking about it you will find the answer you were asking for.
But, remember, don’t limit yourself to only asking but start answering the question that Quora will propose to you. Good answers will get you being noticed. And it could be helpful for your CV or for attracting traffic top your social media or blog.
For this reason I suggest you to spend the right time to write your profile when you join Quora. It is important for a couple of aspects. The first is related to the questions that Quora will propose to you: especially at the beginning they will be strictly related to your Bio. The second aspect is directly linked to your social exposure. Don’t forget that Quora is not only a collaborative platform but it is also a precious, “shining” window were you can directly show your expertise and indirectly attract new follower to your social media, blogs or online activities.
Quora is the right tool to create and nurture your personal branding strategy. If you think to be an expert on some topics, go to Quora and show your knowledge there. Because Quora is the best place to find people that are looking for the right answers to their top engaging questions.
Moreover Quora let you connect with experts in all the topics you prefer. Doing this you are able to create your personal web of experts and potential promoters for you or your activity. After a while, I suggest you to actively search the most appropriate questions you like to answers. This strategy will enhance your presence on Quora and allows you to give your best when answering.
Last but not least, don’t be obvious when you answer to a specific question directly related to your business or activity. If you want to promote your activity or your website you need to clearly explain why you think that it is the best solution to that specific question. In few words you have necessarily demonstrate to the questioner (and to all the other experts who are going to read you) why you or your services or website are the first best for his/her needs.
To conclude let me say that Quora is really essential for your Social Media Marketing and you should be really interested to test and include it into your Social Media Strategy!
Also if you use OpenDNS to improve your standard of privacy, you are not protected by “last mile” dangers but you can boost your security installing DNScrypt on your digital device. DNScrypt “works by encrypting all DNS traffic between the user and OpenDNS, preventing any spying, spoofing or man-in-the-middle attacks”.
DNScrypt “is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver” and it “is not a replacement for a VPN, as it only authenticates DNS traffic, and doesn’t prevent “DNS leaks”, or third-party DNS resolvers from logging your activity”.
For this reason you have to be conscious that DNScrpt is just a -very good- improvement of your privacy but not the definitive solution to all your privacy concerns.
DNScrypt is so versatile that you can install it on every kind of device you prefer. In fact it is possible to download DNScrypt for servers, IOS, OSX, Android, Windows and Linux computers (DNScrypt-proxy version). Obviously the installation and setup will vary a little depending the OS you installed on your device.
Here we are talking about DNScrypt installation on Ubuntu.
For this purpose I suggest to use the Terminal that allows you to install DNScrypt i just 3 steps:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anton+/dnscrypt
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install dnscrypt-proxy
Last but not least, you need to interface the Internet traffic of your computer through the DNScrypt-proxy. For this reason you have to Edit your Network Configuration and add the address 127.0.0.2 to the “DNS Servers” line as for the below screenshot:
Now you can start DNScrypt just typing:
sudo dnscrypt-proxy -R opendns -a 127.0.0.2:53 -u okturtles
Where, in my specific case, okturtles is the name of the remote DNS resolver I decided to use. I chose that specific risolver from the list I found into into my computer after DNScrypt-proxy installation:
As usual in similar situations, you may want to spend another couple of minutes to configure your computer to start DNScrypt at the computer boot. Open the Session and Startup manager through the desktop Dash and Add this specific command to the Application Autostart menu:
sudo dnscrypt-proxy -R opendns -a 127.0.0.2:53 -u dnscrypt