Facebook Alert! – Spammers Make Money With "Like
When scrolling through your Facebook News
Feed, chances are you've seen pull-at-the-heartstrings photos with captions
such as "Please help! If this 18-month-old girl gets 10,000 'Likes,' her
heart transplant is free."
Without a second thought, you may "Like" the post as a quick and
easy way to show you care. But unfortunately, doing so will only benefit
spammers and accomplish nothing good, since the post is probably a fake and
the photo stolen. What's going on here? It's called "Like Farming"
and it works like this:
- A person or group of people create a Facebook page or
website with an appeal to "Like" something and shares it among
- The people in the creators' networks like and share
the page with their own networks, who in turn "Like" and share
it. In this way, the post continues to spread.
- Facebook's automated algorithms notice a lot of
activity on the post, so they work even harder to make sure it's seen.
- The more people see it, the more people
"Like" it. And the more people "Like" it, the more
people see it. Before long, the post goes viral by the sheer force of
its own momentum.
- The creators illegally sell the Facebook page to a
business or advertiser for a hefty sum, and now the new owner can send
spam to any user who has "Liked" it.
We urge you to be
smart and selective about what you "Like" on Facebook so you don't
support these underhanded "Like Farming" pages and put dollars in
the pockets of spammers. If you've clicked on "Like" for something
in the past and now regret it, you can "Unlike" it. Go to your
Facebook profile, choose the "More" button, and choose
"Likes" from the drop-down menu. Select the one you want to remove,
click on the "Like" button that appears, and then select
"Unlike" from the drop-down menu.
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Equipment Upgrades And Replacement – Set For The Next Two
We have been making
a few changes to our Internet network over the last week and we expect work
to continue for another week or so. A manufacturer who supplies us with
components for our DSL network has identified a problem with a part, so we
will be replacing them with improved designs before the old ones can fail.
This will happen during daylight hours and may cause some very brief service
interruptions. As always, we will continue to schedule our work to minimize
any impact to customers. Service interruptions, if they happen, should last
no more than a few minutes.
During this same time period we are making upgrades, thereby increasing our
local network capacity to accommodate expected growth in demand. This work
will occur after midnight and minimal impact is expected. In both cases, we
are making improvements to the reliability and capacity of your MVT Broadband
Interesting local traffic chart
I also wanted to share a bit of 'inside' information with you that you may
find interesting. It is the usage graph indicating local Internet traffic on
our MVT Broadband network. Let's take
a look at the graph to see what it tells us...
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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
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This Month's FAQ – What Did The First Website Look Like?
I heard somebody mention that the World Wide Web is now 20 years old. I'm
curious — what did the first website look like?
Answer: It certainly wasn't much to look at, especially compared with
the websites of today. Here's a brief history: On April 30, 1993, a team at
CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) first made the
technology underlying the World Wide Web available, royalty-free, to anyone
who wanted to use it.
Their initial website was very basic — just a summary of the product
including the development history, instructions for creating your own pages,
and technical information about the World Wide Web. But this text-only
website laid the groundwork for the estimated 630 million websites that
followed in the subsequent 20 years.
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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In July
Be Prepared For Tornadoes And
emergency.cdc.gov – Being
informed and prepared is the best way to stay safe during severe weather.
Take a few minutes now to review the important information on this site. It
covers what to do in the event of a tornado watch or warning, what supplies
to have on hand, how to shut off utilities, and more.
Create A Customized City Guide For Your Next Trip
stay.com – Travel to this site
when planning a vacation. You can choose from 120 cities and then create a
customized city guide with a map to take with you. Check out hotel,
restaurant, and sightseeing recommendations. Plus, sign in with Facebook
and see friends who have been to that city.
Enjoy Yummy Treats For National Ice Cream
delish.com – July
is National Ice Cream Month so it's the perfect excuse to indulge your
sweet tooth with a few new ice cream desserts. The delicious recipe
assortment here includes Watermelon Bliss, Orange Creamsicle Pie, Grilled
Banana Splits, Apple Ginger Ice Cream, and Cheesecake on a Stick.
Pick Up Hot Ideas For A Sizzling Summer
marthastewart.com – You
could call this "Summer Central" since it's where Martha Stewart
has gathered all kinds of summer recipes, party ideas, crafts and projects,
and family activities. From building sand castles to hosting outdoor
gatherings, it's one great idea after another.
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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To
Built With Courage
In the city of Tarragona, Spain, castellers gather every two years to see
who can build the highest and most intricate human castles. Some are up to
10 layers high! Take a look at the astonishing strength, balance, and
courage displayed by these performers.
A Masterpiece Of
Known as the "Puppeteer to the Stars," Scott Land created this
marionette of comedy magician and actor, Carl Ballantine. In this charming
video, the puppet performs a stylized version of Mr. Ballantine's original
magic act, complete with a disappearing moustache.
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Short Tutorial – How To Make A Pinterest Secret Board
Most of the time, you're probably happy to
share the great ideas you've pinned on Pinterest. But there are certain
situations — such as surprise party planning or gift buying — when you might
want to keep things under wraps. That's the time to create a Pinterest secret
When you add pins to secret boards, they won't show up anywhere. This means
they won't appear in the categories, search results, your home feed, or your
followers' feeds. Pinterest won't even alert another pinner if you repin
There are two ways to make a Pinterest secret board. Simply log in to your
account and follow one of the procedures below:
- Scroll down to the bottom of your profile. You will
notice that Pinterest automatically gives you three blank secret boards
at the bottom of the page titled Create A Secret Board. These can
only be seen by you (the board creator) and any contributors you choose
to add. Just click on one and begin pinning.
- Go to the Add tab at the top right-hand corner
of your page. Choose the option Create A Board and move the
slider button to secret (red) in the settings.
NOTE: Pinterest limits you to three secret boards
at any one time. If you're using a mobile device, you need to first download the most recent version of
Pinterest for iPhone, iPad, Android phone, or Android tablet. Then, go to
your profile, click on the Boards tab, and scroll down until you see
the option for Create a Secret Board.
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