This was the story of an employee who complained about their job on Facebook … and forgot that she was friended with her boss on the social network. According to the story, she was fired for her comments, and I can’t say as I blame her boss. Take a valuable lesson from this one folks.
Social media is a wonderful thing, but if you devote too much time to it, you could possibly cost you your real life relationships. Always take into account that you need to spend some time with those you love and care for in real life also, and not spend all of your time online.
This was a fascinating story about how a man received an email not attended for him and it led to legal problems for him even though he had in no way been involved in the email being sent incorrectly. A very sobering story that makes you wonder about the safety of information you store online.
Twitter was every where this year, and leave it to a cartoon to be potentially the best explanation of what the service is and what it does to people that live outside of the tech blogosphere. And for those that already use the service, it was just darn amusing.
Here is to a great 2010, and more posts that we hope you will all enjoy!
Another month, another list of our top posts for the past month, in this case, September.
Judge Orders Google To Deactivate User’s Gmail Account – Not too surprised by this story being the top post of the month, and glad to see it is as it was an important story. The decision by this judge to order Google to cut off the owner of a Gmail account for nothing that was their fault was a chilling wake-up call for people who live on the Internet.
WordPress Blogs Must Be Updated Immediately – Yet another example of how you need to keep up with security alerts from the makers of the software you use. All previous versions of WordPress had been compromised, but a simple upgrade to version 2.8.4 made a quick fix of it.
Gmail Adds Drag And Drop Labels – I’m amazed how much better this has made my experience in Gmail. Just being able o drag things where they need to go as opposed to using drop down menus has greatly sped up my time in my inbox.
It’s almost impossible to believe that the year is half over. From here on out it is a rocket slide ride to the holiday shopping season which means… NEW GADGETS! Course you can’t afford all that you want, but it sure is fun to dream about all of them and how much you’d like to have them.
With that being said, lets take a look at what held everyone’s interest in June.
Google Finally Sending Out More Google Voice Invites – It’s about time that Google Voice got to be better known. We’ve been using it here at StarterTech for ages now (under the name Grand Central), and we absolutely love it. Hopefully the rest of you will also.
May is already over?!? Where is this year going? All that aside, it’s time for another list of the top posts on StarterTech for the month.
Microsoft Tells Companies To Skip Vista – I’m not horribly surprised this was the top post as it is about time Microsoft finally said something, anything, about Vista being a mistake. Sure it wasn’t a full admission, but at least it was something.
Technology And Tornadoes – It never hurts to find out how technology can help you in a natural disaster, just wish we hadn’t figured out some of this first hand.
It’s difficult to believe, but StarterTech.com is already one-year-old!
In the midst of all out other blogging this week, we totally missed our own birthday! StarterTech launched on April 12th, 2008, and what a quick year it was! In celebration of this we thought we’d do a little variation on our usual “Top 5 Posts Of The Month” posts, and take a look at what the five most read posts of the past 12 months were.
What Is Remote Backup – So glad to see this post as #1 because everyone should back up their systems in some way, and remote backups are our favorite method! This is also the type of post we created this blog for as we feel everyone should be able to understand the ever changing world of technology.
What Is Google Desktop -This is another one of those pieces of software out there that you hear people talk about, but you aren’t quite sure what it is, or what it does. There is no shame in that, and that’s what we’re here for.
Twitter Privacy Breach Found -It is never comforting to think that your private communications are out there for the world to see, and it happened on Twitter not all that long ago. Luckily they fixed the problem fairly quickly, but it was still pretty unsettling to think about.
Gmail Adds Two New Features – Google just can’t seem to stop adding new features to Gmail as of late. The latest features are Undo and YouTube video previews. Undo is a so-so type of add-on, but the video preview is fantastic.
Google Talk Under Phishing Attack – Phishing attacks are never a good thing, and the fact that Google Talk came under attack just proves that it can happen anywhere on the Web. Remember to always be mindful of how you handle your online information, folks.
Facebook Being Invaded By Parents – Is there anything more frightening then your parents finding you online? Probably not, and it is happening in greater numbers of late on Facebook.