Many people rely on websites like RateMDs or Vitals when looking for a new doctor or specialist. However, while online reviews can be useful, they tend to skew negative (which is true for reviews of businesses or professionals more than for restaurants or books). And people take these ratings to heart – about 70 percent of people said they would not use a business or person if they found negative reviews about them, according to a survey by Harris Interactive for Intelius.Read more
Online identity and privacy protector Reputation.com said on Wednesday it has acquired password startup MySocialCloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Redwood City-based Reputation.com, led by CEO and founder Michael Fertik, plans to add MySocialCloud’s to its “data vault,” a product that gives customers greater control over what happens to their online data.Read more
Online identity and privacy startup Reputation.com continues its march along the acquisition trail. Today the company is announcing its third acquisition this year: MySocialCloud, which provides a cloud-based service that lets users manage all their passwords and other login information in one place, by way of an extension — called “Cloud It” — that exists as a button on users’ web browsers, used to auto login to any website when clicked.Read more
With so much professional information and commentary — posted by physicians and others — in the social media realm, is there a potential for identity theft or misrepresentation? Social media experts say yes.Read more