The implications of GDPR (and the increasing legislation to almost any activities online) are getting rather complicated - esp. for any activities done in the EU.

There's yet another issue where a USER of a social media site is being held liable for the failure of the social media company to abide by EU laws. And this isn't some 'huge online entity' - a relatively small education service and some non-big-name social media service.

Although this might not be of specific concern right now for you, I suggest that you at least read through this and be aware of the potential changes that you may need to make related to your use of social media serivices for your business. And as always, I recommend that you connect with a legal advisor who is specifically knowledgeable in these areas to help you make decisions related to your online activities (i.e. don't ask a friend who is a family law lawyer to help you set your online policies and practices).

Here is a link to the full article:

Social Media Account Holder Potentially Liable for GDPR Violations by Platform Operators

NOTE: If you are interested in staying up-to-date on matters related to this, as well as general information about Tradmarks, Copyrights, and Advertising, I strongly recommend signing up for' s emaul update. If you own/manage a copyright or trademark or just want to keep up-to-date on legal developments in this area, this is one of the best resources around.

It seems to happen in regular 'cycles' with 3rd-party resources for any large system - an ebb and flow of those who make those resources. Within the Joomla community it seems to happen every 3-4 years.

Over the past few months we've seen a LOT of smaller companies get bought out and others have merged their offerings with others. Along with this also comes those that just 'dissapear'. One day you are using their extension and the next they just aren't there. There might be some advance warning, like infrequent updates or lack of response on their support channels, or the web site might just go offline.

The bad news is that it's time once again to reconsider what extensions are being used on your Joomla site and possibly switch to new extensions (or custom solutions).

The good news is that this cycle not only forces you to clean-up your site of older non-supported extensions, it also usually ushers in a new round of development and extension options.

We alerted you at the end of 2017 of several extensions that we felt were not wise choices for the long-term future and we've recently had to add a few more.

If you haven't checked-up on the developers that make your extensions lately, this is a very good time to do so. And if you're not sure about any of them please contact us and we can share our personal experience with you.

IF we host your site we are watching your extensions and can usually avoid a 'surprise'. We have been able to see the changes within the companies and find alternatives before they just dissapear.

If you need assistance with your web site to get the your extensions up-to-date just reply by email and we'll take a look at your site for you.

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of security updates in the Joomla world. These include Joomla itself, Fabrik, EasyBlog as well as a number of others.