Beware These Facebook Hoaxes

Two Facebook hoaxes are making their regular rounds on people’s profiles today. Before you copy/paste either of those into your status, take a little time to read through these Snopes articles as to why both are false.

The first involves a legal disclaimer users are pasting into their status which is supposed to protect their copyright and privacy rights. The simple fact is no status update, regardless of the legal mumbo jumbo, will override the Facebook Terms of Service we all agreed to when we joined.

The second is the threat that Facebook will require a monthly subscription for users to keep their profiles private. This originally was a trick to get people to a site where they would end up installing viruses and malware.

Basically, anything which you see in multiple friends’ statuses should be taken with a grain of salt and a little research to make sure it’s for real.


Interesting Job Posting

A friend of mine sent me this job posting. If you are interested, contact Kimberly Symonds at

Job Description:

If you have the desire to be a part of a rapidly growing company, this is the place for you. Our client has an immediate need for a .NET Web Application Developer in the Akron, Ohio area. Our company specializes in the design, development, and manufacturing of next generation arcade kiosks and revolutionary self-automated vending machines. We are currently seeking an experienced .NET developer to maintain and enhance our existing remote management/reporting system.

The ideal candidate combines strong expertise and experience in the relevant technologies, the passion to continuously enhance and improve the products we service, and the desire to be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, cohesive team. This would be a six month contract with possibility of a full-time career.

Basic Skills and Experience Required:

-Strong command of Microsoft technologies (e.g. Windows Server 2008, IIS 7, ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server 2008)

-Strong database design skills and/or web service development experience is a must.

-Strong web design skills and a familiarity with web technologies such as JavaScript, XML, CSS are required.

-Working knowledge of Linux systems and programming in C or C++ is helpful.

-Demonstrated experience designing and implementing enterprise class systems is a plus.

-Motivated, resourceful, team player with excellent communication skills.

-Capable of working independently.

-Sensitivity to delivering on tight deadlines and the ability to remain cool under pressure, along with the ability to adapt to situational demands of work on a moment’s notice.

-Passion for the latest devices, apps, and product design solutions across various industries.

Geeks to Peeps

Geeks to Peeps: Going Gaga Over Google

Google LogoShow me somebody who has not performed a Google search at least once in their lives and I’ll show you somebody who has never touched a computer in their lives. Google has become a mainstay in our everyday lives. Students Google potential topics for their studies. Sports fans Google their favorite players to find out more about them. Movie lovers Google films before they’re released in hopes of finding even the tiniest tidbits of information about the plot and the stars. Heck, people like me even Google our own names to see what’s on the Internet about us (this isn’t always vanity as this is a great way to discover if you’re a victim of identity theft). Google is on our PCs and our cell phones, in our homes and our jobs, at our fingertips and in our pockets. With how much Google is in our lives, it still surprises people that Google offers so much more than web search.