With all kind of social media censorship, people are looking for other tools to communicate and interact. – I haven’t used it yet. Have you? What’s your experience?

People have been migrating or using simultaneously

What’s new at Bayside Digital

What’s new at Bayside Digital?

We used to use the Weebly platform for the longest time. However, we wanted to get better at using WordPress. Weebly is quite easy in comparison with WordPress. The latter had a long learning curve. However, it’s always great facing challenges and accomplishing projects.

Today, I managed to update our long overdue Bayside Digital. It wasn’t easy, however I managed somehow!

Your comments are most welcome.

Do you have a website? You are welcome to post your link in comments.

Do you need a website? Let me help you. Contact me.
I will add eventually my online portfolio. Once step at a time!

DIY DIGITAL RESOURCES was updated and finalized today

The DIY Digital Resources were updated. Variety of resources based on the needs and requests from clients.

Here are some of my digital portfolios:

North Flushing Pool Club

Tutor for N-5

Tutor for N-5th grade

Variety of online stores – if you like to sell online and need help setting up a business or personal website, let’s discuss.

Contact me

Digital tools

We come across so much information on the web, it becomes difficult to find them again. As the search algorithms change and many other factors, finding what you once found online, might be next to impossible.

Today I’ll list some of the useful information I found online and sharing on this page:

Are you looking for online surveys? Here is a great article:

That’s What Everyone Says: 5 Free Tools For Effective Online Surveys

Google forms is a great tool to get information. We use it for our price list. As well as for our client websites, i.e. registration information for summer pool membership. Here is a useful information to use Google forms

The other four are Typeform, SurveyPlanet, Soorvey and SurveyMonkey. I haven’t tried them yet. Have you used them? If yes, which one(s) do you recommend?

Social Media and censorship of videos

We often find videos we have saved in our collections, somehow get the not available notice!

Here is a way to keep videos that you like in your own hard drive and access anytime you wish:

Do you know of other reliable tools to download videos for personal use?

Technology and Communication

This article explains how those organizers use technology to communicate and reach a larger crowd. This article explains it:

How Google Docs became the social media of the resistance

Facebook and Twitter might have the bells and whistles, but the word processing software’s simplicity and accessibility have made it a winning tool. by Tanya Basuarchive page June 6, 2020

From this article it’s worth taking note of how google docs was used to guide and figure out which news sources were false, misleading and clickbait-y and gives tips for analyzing news sources:

Here is yet another source from the article: Google Docs isn’t the only tool that activists are using. Carrd, a platform for building one-page sites, has seen a sharp increase in protest pages like this one.

Noteworthy quote from the article: “… But while Google Docs is easy to use and share, how private is it? Protesters have taken to putting their phones in airplane mode so their data and location can’t be tracked, along with covering up identifying features. Signal, which provides messaging with end-to-end encryption, has been one of the most downloaded apps of the past few weeks. Including sensitive information in a publicly viewable document might feel risky right now.”

Here is another article worth reading: A teenager’s guide to building the world’s best pandemic and protest trackers

Your comments are welcome

Search Engines and extensions

Today in NewsWeek there was an article about Google Chrome search engine and major issues with extensions. What’s your thought about it? We love technology, however it has so many ways some abuse it.

Here is the article that was published today:

Google Chrome Users Targeted in ‘Massive Global Surveillance Campaign’


Here is the introduction: “

Google has removed dozens of malicious extensions from its Chrome Web Store after a cybersecurity firm uncovered a “massive global surveillance campaign” that was recently targeting users of the popular internet browser.

The Alphabet-owned search giant told Reuters more than 70 suspicious add-ons were purged from its browser after the issue was raised by Awake Security, a Santa Clara, California-based outfit that uses artificial intelligence to hunt for threats.

Researchers at Awake Security found there had been at least 32,962,951 downloads of “malicious or fake” extensions, more than 100 add-ons total, as of May 2020…”

To read the full article, here is the link

Had you downloaded in May any extensions?

Reporter Uncovers Airbnb Scam. Airbnb Shrugs, Pockets Money

Airbnb scams –


When reporter Allie Conti got a call from her Airbnb host 10 minutes before she was supposed to check in to her rental in Chicago, “Andrew” claimed the toilet had backed up, making the unit unavailable. The good news, he said was that he had a larger place he managed nearby. Little did Allie know that she stumbled on an Airbnb scam involving nearly 100 property listings in eight cities run by fraudsters manipulating Airbnb’s weak policy standards and enforcement. What’s worse? Airbnb’s pathetic non-response deserves a zero-star review. Read her story at Vice.

The bad news, which went unstated, was that I had unknowingly stumbled into a nationwide web of deception that appeared to span eight cities and nearly 100 property listings—an undetected scam created by some person or organization that had figured out just how easy it is to exploit Airbnb’s poorly written rules in order to…

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The Exciting Sounds of the Mal Barsamian Band — HYE Times

Traditional Armenian village music has traveled hundreds of years and has faced major hurdles in order to survive and tell an important story about the Armenian people. So much has been lost due to the horrors of the Armenian Genocide, but we are fortunate to have the music that survived. Now we need to nurture […]

The Exciting Sounds of the Mal Barsamian Band — HYE Times

Latest blog posts

We have few blog entries at our website

Scammers and how do they know so much about you

and Getting Organized and unload stuff, declutter and spring cleaning. Certainly we need as well digital declutter, starting with our personal digital files, as well as busines files no longer needed.

We are going over the various domaine names we have and working on some of them.

How are you avoiding scammers, robocalls and spring cleaning?