Facebook Alert Beware of Six Flags Season Tickets Giveaway
You may have seen
Facebook posts recently that claim Six Flags theme parks are giving away free
season tickets to those who "Like" and "Share" a
promotional image and click on a link to claim their prize. These claims are
false. The promotion has no connection to Six Flags whatsoever and the theme
parks are not giving away free season tickets. Instead, it's an attempt by
online scammers to get people to "Like" and "Share" bogus
promotional material and participate in survey scams.
By posing as a well-known entity and offering attractive
prizes as bait, the "Like Farmers" running the scheme hope to amass
a large number of "Likes" for their fake Facebook Page in a short
period of time. Pages with large numbers of "Likes" can later be sold
on the black market to other scammers and unscrupulous Internet marketers.
The pages can then be re-purposed and used to promote dubious products and
services to a wide audience or to launch other scam campaigns. They may also
be used to trick users into divulging personal information by informing them
that they've won a (non-existent) prize. Be wary of any Facebook post or page
that promises expensive prizes in exchange for simply clicking on
"Like" or "Share" and don't take action when you see
here to read the response from Six Flags to this questionable program
that's using their name.
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More Speed, Please!
When it comes to
Internet access, there are two things that our customers really want: speed,
and more speed. You don't really care how we achieve it; you just want
"more, please". You also want it to be reliable and affordable. We
MVT comes from the legacy of being the stewards of your local telephone
network. When Internet access became available, we looked for ways to utilize
our local network to provide service. It didn't take long for everyone to get
accustomed to email and visiting web pages and, in what seems like no time at
all, watching videos on YouTube while simultaneously shopping online for
back-to-school gear. The message was clear: unless we grew the capacity of
our network, the traffic demand would overwhelm the system.
We have a history of staying on the cutting edge of technological advances.
Since we began offering Internet access in 1998, we have been busy expanding
our capacity and increasing transfer speeds.
- Dial-up Max speed: 56K
- ADSL Max speed: 8Mbs
- ADSL2+ Max speed: 24Mbs
- VDSL Max speed: 100Mbs
- Fiber optic cable Max speed: 1-100Gbs
optics to the original 56k dial-up Internet service that many can remember
from just a few years ago, we are talking about service that will be at
minimum, 18,000 times faster than our original offering!
VDSL and fiber-optics are the cutting edge technologies of Internet access,
and they are arriving in Moapa Valley today. It is the best technology to
support the sharp increase in demand for streaming video. Our goal is to have
VDSL or a fiber-optic connection available to 99 percent of our customers
over the next couple of years. We are starting with those locations where our
fastest speeds are not generally available. We currently have fiber to
Country Lanes 1 and 2 and Greenfield Estates. We should have fiber to Lake
Valley and Robison Farm by the beginning of 2014.
We already have VDSL up and running on the Moapa Indian Reservation, south
Warm Springs, and the area around Pinwheel Street and Moapa Valley Boulevard.
We plan to have VDSL available in northern Logandale (from Wells Road to the
mortuary) by the end of the year. Other locations will be developed as the
There are many different technologies available to connect to the Internet.
Sometimes it can be confusing to decide which one is perfect for you. At MVT,
we are committed to providing the fastest, best possible connection to the
Internet to our customers. We proudly sport a 100-year track record of
dealing honestly with our customers, and we will continue to foster the trust
and confidence you deserve from your local telecommunications provider.
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Go Pinterest-ing! Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
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This Month's FAQ Where Are My Missing Facebook Messages
Question: I use Facebook messages a lot and I've had
friends tell me they're sending me messages that I'm not getting. Is Facebook
deleting or not sending some of my messages? Where are these messages going?
Answer: Not too long ago, Facebook introduced a "secret"
inbox for profiles. It started as a way to separate event invites and group
messages from messages your friends send. As you've noticed, messages you
actually want sometimes end up in the wrong inbox.
You'll probably find the missing message in this new inbox. Fortunately, it's
easy to locate. In the top bar of your Facebook profile, click the messages
icon; it looks like two speech bubbles. That will take you to a window with
"Inbox" and "Other" at the top. Click "Other"
and you'll see the "secret" inbox.
Simply reply to the messages in this "Other" inbox and future
messages from that person will appear in your regular inbox. You may want to
get in the habit of checking this "Other" inbox once a week or so
to make sure you don't miss more messages.
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Sites Of The Month Great Sites To Check Out In September
Food For Football Fans
the game plan: Rush to this site, check out the tailgating recipes for dips
and appetizers, whip a few of them up in your kitchen, and score big points
with your fellow football fans. Choose from Grilled Pepper Poppers, Creamy
Feta-Spinach Dip, Barbeque Deviled Eggs, Cheddar Cheese Straws, and more!
is the first Internet auction site created, owned, and operated by a
nonprofit organization. Goodwill stories from across the country offer
items for auction and revenues fund Goodwill's education, training, and job
placement programs for people with disabilities. Shop for jewelry, books,
toys, and more.
Explore Hidden Wonders
is not your run-of-the-mill site. Atlas Obscura, as the name suggests,
features a collection of obscure places around the world. From the
Winchester Mystery House with doors to nowhere and secret passages to
Insectarium of Montreal, with both live and dead insect collections and
over 160,000 specimens.
Watch And Learn
ted.com TED originally
stood for Technology, Entertainment, and Design but has since broadened its
subject matter. If back-to-school season has you thinking about learning
something new, check out the wide range of talks on this site. You'll
benefit from the experiences of leading CEOs, scientists, and experts from
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Two To View A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To
See A Young Dustin
This charmingly simple 1966 VW commercial uses the small stature of Dustin
Hoffman to its advantage as he shows off the roominess of the fastback
sedan. It offers lots of room in the interior. And lots of room in the
trunks. (That's right. There were two!)
Hygiene In Space
Published on July 9, 2013, this video from astronaut Karen Nyberg on the
International Space Station is a fascinating look at how a basic task
changes when there's no gravity. Nyberg, an Expedition 36 Crew Member,
shows how she washes her hair in space.
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Short Tutorial How To Find YouTube Videos Tailored To Your
With billions of
hours of video available on YouTube, how do you go about finding quality
content that suits your interests? Try these strategies:
YouTube's "Disco" tool
is a good way to find high-quality music videos because YouTube curates the
playlists. Just enter the name of the artist or band you want to see more of
and you'll be presented with an entire stream of relevant videos.
Try the Trends
"Trends Dashboard" gives you a quick look at what's hot by
gender and across various regions and age ranges. Check it out regularly to
stay up-to-speed with the latest viral videos and newsworthy footage.
Check Out Charts
Charts" to see the most popular content on the site. You can view
the most-liked, most-viewed, top-favorited, and even most-discussed videos
within certain timeframes. There's also the ability to narrow down content by
category, giving you a glimpse at the most-loved YouTube videos by subject.
Subscribe, Subscribe, Subscribe
Once you find YouTube channels you really like, click on the
"Subscribe" button. You'll then be notified whenever that person
uploads a new video. Also, pay attention to the "Channels for You"
list on the sidebar to find other channels that relate to the one you like.
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