Posts Tagged ‘account’
What the Great UPI Twitter Account Takeover of 2015 Looked Like – USS George Washington Damaged, Fed’s Bank Holiday, Etc.Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Attention Twitter: You Need to Delete This Huge Zombie Account – The Bogus “SFSundayStreets” is Now Called “SFBiking”Thursday, July 28th, 2011
[UPDATE 7-28-2011, 4:57 PM: Bogus SFSundayStreets is no more. It’s has ceased to be. Now, it’s all, “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” Fast work, Twitter.]
All right, let’s see here.
Here’s the real Sunday Streets Twitter account. Enjoy.
Now, here’s the fake one: SFSundayStreets.
It disappeared just after this post from a few days ago.
But now it’s back with a new name: “SFBiking.”
See? Note the URL:
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You can’t see it now, but this bogus account has 76,000 entries.
Who controls this robot Twitter?
What’s the scam – how does it make money?
All that I saw were references to making donations to “Livable City.”
Is there some rogue fundraiser out there on commish (and thus highly motivated to get the cash coming in)?
Or, are donors making donations to the wrong place?
Anyway, the sooner this account gets shut down for good, the better.
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So this Jay Yarow fellow is saying how people just threaten to quit Facebook, instead of, you know, actually quitting Facebook. Feel free to take that as a kind of challenge. I did.
Anyway, the upshot is that quitting Facebook is easy-peasy, a lot easier than dealing with FB, certainly. The place is like a favor bank where you make deposits without any chance of withdrawal. Somebody’s telling me about some event they want the whole world to know about but I need to sign in again today? Why’s that? And Facebook always asks if I want to make FB my homepage – why on Earth would I do that?
Is there some way to stop getting queried by FB about making it my browser start page?
Yes there is. You just need to cancel your account, forever. Here’s the response you’ll get when you click on Settings/ Cancel:
Doesn’t that just tug at your heart-strings? Somehow, I think lovely Damion and Fiona will manage just fine without me. And actually, they probably won’t even notice I’m gone since nobody’s going to send a message to people saying how I don’t like them anymore or something.
Just didn’t know what I was getting into. I ended up getting messages from people I was only vaguely aware of. Maybe that’s my fault, as I would routinely accept friend requests. Well, except for one. That was from a state elected official, Betty Yee. I used to drive her around for free in a giant Lexus, but that wasn’t enough so then I started getting solicitations for campaign donations in the mail every couple of months. I think the fact that I threw a few bucks (not that much at all) to more charismatic pols irritated her. Oh well. Anyway, I thought that approving the friend request would send a mixed message, so I didn’t. (You’ll get a chance to vote for her next month, but it doesn’t really matter as she’ll win anyway due to the way the system is set up.) Otherwise, I just went with the flow with FB and I didn’t like where it took me.
Now I know a bunch of older people glommed on to FB tout de suite about a year ago – that probably raised FB’s average user age up, up, up. Do you think the age of the typical user will end up getting near what AOL’s average user age was in its prime? You might be too young to remember the era of You’ve Got Mail, but man, there are a lot of similarities betwixt AOL and FB, is all I’m saying. AOL eventually lost out to the regular Internet – when will FB lose out the regular Internet?
I’ll tell you, my grandmother is too busy for FB what with her going out and enjoying her new Hyundai (Yes, Hyundai!, – is this really America’s best warranty? No se), but what’s it going to be like when the average grandmother clocks in more FB time per day that the typical tween girl? That’s gonna be tough.
Now, here’s a bit from Geroge Orwell. “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face— forever.” How wrong was that, right? Here’s the Future:
“Poke your Grandma. Stan, why won’t you poke your Grandma?”
(A frat-boy style lexicon of love that might have been appropriate back in the day, back around aught-four, might need to be tweaked a bit, at some point, you think? Moving on…)
AOL’s downward spiral began just after that You’ve Got Mail Tom Hanks / Melanie Griffith joint came out in 1998. How long will FB last after The Social Network comes out in late 2010? Will the kids think you’re cool still after that, FB? You might not be The New Thang after that.
And oh yes, after boldly informing FB about how you really meant it when you clicked on Cancel, they’ll have you log in again and make you pass a CAPTCHA. And then this screen is your payday. But you have to tell them why you’re leaving. Thusly:
And then you’re done.
It’s later than you think, FB. Enjoy the ride while it lasts.
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Well, here’s the news of the day – San Francisco-based Yelp, Inc., San Francisco’s social networking, user review, and local search web site, will be soon be hiring 200 plus folks at a huge, brand-new office in Scottsdale, AZ.
Interested Arizonians (or just anybody, I s’pose) should regularly monitor Yelp.com/jobs to get in on the action before the madding crowd. Read all the deets below, if you want to hear the Arizona Department of Commerce and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council crowing over their win.
Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane just drank our milkshake, all the way from the 480. Drank it up! Why? It must have something to do with the Bay Area lacking a “strong infrastructure and an educated talent pool of potential employees.” Read CEO Jeremy Stoppelman’s full quote below. And while you’re at it, feel free to read between the lines. Granted, Yelpers in San Francisco will soon have a little more elbow room, but it’s difficult to see today’s news as something other than a big dis to SF and the bay area.
Let’s remember the good times, back in aught-five when most Yelpers worked in town. Via Yelp.com:
Another from Yelp.com‘s infamous 2005 XXX-mas party:
Sic transit gloria Web 2.0 in the 415
Bono, what hath you wrought?
Yelp to Open Office in Scottsdale. San Francisco-Based Technology Company Plans To Hire More Than 200 Locally This Year
Yelp, the community-led local search site, today announced it is opening an office in Scottsdale, Arizona, as it increases hiring to support the company’s U.S. and international expansion.
The San Francisco-based technology company plans to hire more than 200 people this year for the office, which will be located in the Scottsdale Corporate Galleria, and is looking to fill positions across numerous departments, in particular sales and account management.
Yelp, which connects consumers with great local businesses through user-written reviews and ratings on its site, has seen rapid growth in recent years. More than 29 million people used the site last month and review content has doubled in the last year to more than 9 million. Started in San Francisco in 2004, Yelp is available throughout the U.S. and Canada, and expanded to the U.K. and Ireland last year.
“Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area have a vibrant and growing Yelp community,” said Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO and co-founder of Yelp. “The region is also a great place to locate a technology business, having a strong infrastructure and an educated talent pool of potential employees. We are excited to make Scottsdale home to our third Yelp office and the hundreds of future Yelp employees who will live, work and play in this great area.”
Don’t stop now, ever more, after the jump
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