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You are on the road. In a strange city. Heading to an appointment. At a location you’ve never been to before. In heavy traffic. (And heavy rain). And you are running a little late.
To add insult to injury, add in a paper printout map – you not only have misery refined, you have a very good possibility of ending up in a ditch. (Or somewhere worse).
It’s vacation time! When I was deciding how to spend it, I knew there were two things I needed to think about in my hotel selection:
• Location – a hotel close to the attractions I wanted to visit
• Features – WiFi for the laptop. After all, even vacationing geeks like to have Internet access at the end of a long day touristing.
Here are a few things that may help simplify your travel this summer:
Have you ever had the sudden urge to do something you were specifically told not to do? Well, this exact scenario played out thru the web via Twitter’s weblog service last week. Here’s what Biz Stone, one of the co-founders of Twitter, said about it on the official Twitter blog.
Apparently a string of malicious code infiltrated Twitter’s servers, causing many users to unknowingly post a hyperlink stating “Don’t Click Here.” Once clicked, the clicker gets their own Twitter account hacked and the shenanigans continues to spread to other fellow tweeters. Fortunately, the code was only an annoyance and didn’t inflict any damage to user’s machines or accounts. Twitter responded quickly by putting an end to the malicious code by patching it up.
Although the problem was stopped, tweeters shouldn’t let their guard down. Sure it seemed like a harmless online prank, but it shows how even popular sites like Twitter can be compromised. Rest assured, as Twitter’s popularity continues to grow, so will the attempts at exploiting the service. Here are three simple tips we’ve prepared to help ensure your tweets remain problem free:
If you feel you’ve already been compromised or if you’re in search of more tips, feel free to contact any of your local Geek Squad Agents through GeekSquad.com, call 1-800-GeekSquad or stop by your nearest precinct inside your local Best Buy.
Caregivers fill out an exhaustive series of questions to give users an understanding of their background, skill sets, and personality style. Sittercity uses a four-step screening process (online feedback, reference checks, video interviews, and background checks) to help users search for a reliable caregiver. In addition, they’ve got SpeedSitting events, where (just like speed dating) parents sit at a long table across from sitters and interview each other for 5 minutes before moving down to the next potential sitter.
Care.com provides most of the same elements as sittercity.com (matching by zip code), with the addition of Special Needs care givers, and the ability to search for a caregiver by age, gender, language, hourly rate, and more. It uses Google Maps to plot out available caregivers in a map of your area, making it even easier to find a caregiver near you.
Full subscriptions for sittercity.com are as low as $7.99 a month for an annual subscription. Care.com goes for $10 a month annually. Both are free to try, so next time you and your significant other want to get out of the house and on the town, consider using the Internet to help you find that perfect (caregiver) match.
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