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Get yourself fired in 140 characters, or less!

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 by Deems

At the beginning of this month, I posted an article about having your own brand on the Internet. Last night on MSNBC was an article posted about a guy that tweeted something about his pending new employer, that quite possibly, would have lost him the new job.

Why? Because he tweeted the following:

Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.

Then, literally, moments later someone tweeted the following:

Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web.

He tried changing his profile to private so that it would not be included in the public timeline but the Internet is a funny place, with caching and all. Someone even created a website in honour of him, nicknamed CiscoFatty.

It seems people just don’t understand that if you say something on the Internet, and especially so on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter that someone you may not want to find out, is bound to find out. But my boss isn’t on my friend’s list, I hear you say. Yes, that may be so but the theory behind six degrees of separation means that your boss is connected to you, whether you like it or not.

The MSNBC article includes some great “case-studies” of people that have gotten themselves into serious trouble by virtue of what they said online.

Thanks for the link, Baldricman.

29 tech phrases that should be banned.

Posted in General, Technology with tags , , , , , , on Tuesday, 3 March 2009 by Deems
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You FAIL!

Hello tweeple of the blogosphere – what are your thoughts of M$’s latest OS being talked about on teh intrawebs? Do you think all the sheeple are n00bs instead of l33ts and have they just been pwned? I can haz cheezburger. Srsly, ppl, you need to reboot! LOL

If you’re wondering what I’ve been smoking, not to worry, just follow the link on to Techradar’s article about the 29 tech phrases that you should be punched in the face for using to find out what I’m on about. If you understood the above, follow it anyway and see what phrases are fast becoming tech faux pas.

VOTD: Cheers to you – motivational CD

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, 20 January 2009 by Deems

I’m all for positive motivation but this has probably got to be one of the saddest infomercials, ever! I thought it might be a spoof but looks like you can actually order their products from The Good Cheer Company website. [via Failblog]

VOTD: Wii console/TV FAIL!

Posted in Funny, General with tags , , , , , , , on Tuesday, 20 January 2009 by Deems

And this is why the designers at Nintendo put that little wrist-strap thingy on – for a friggin’ reason, dude!