I gave a short talk on the prevalence and propagation of 419 scams through social media at the Social Media Club meet yesterday. The talk also covered a few examples of about how the police were leveraging social media. The slides from the presentation are there below:

I know the slides don’t make much sense, so watch this space for the video for the event. I promise I’ll post that soon.

Also those of you that did make it to the event, please do feel free to comment and let me know what you liked or didn’t like about the talk.

Update – 24 February2010

Following a complaint by PhotoSadhu, I have modified the presentation to not include his photographs. I hope this satisfies him.

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  1. Tarvinder says:

    very creatively done, dude. i wish i had done something this way in my college ppt.s … look fwd to the video

  2. Michael Matlach aka Photosadhu says:

    Elroy – dude. As Photosadhu I can totally tell you it is not cool to rip off other people’s photographs or artwork for your presentation. All my images are copyrighted and are not available for public use without specific permission – you are violating my copyright by using my image as your title slide for this presentation. Ironically, you are presenting yourself as an expert in social media…this kind of theft is really bad karma..dude.

  3. enygmatic says:

    Hi Photosadhu,
    My intention was never to “rip” off anyone’s artwork or photographs. I was under the impression that images that can be downloaded using the “All Sizes” button in Flickr would be OK to use in what is largely a presentation made for limited non-profit use. To avoid any ambiguity as to the source of the photographs, all photographs have been credited in the order that they appear towards the end of the presentation.
    That being said, its evident to me now that I was mistaken in that assumption. I also understand that you have just cause to feel offended by the use of your images. If you would permit me a few days I will ensure that the presentation is corrected and your images no longer appear in them. Once again my sincerest apologies.

  4. Review Guide says:

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