Like many other businesses do, every year Rake Mark send out Christmas Cards to our clients wishing them a Happy Christmas and to thank them for their custom and loyalty through-out the year gone.
This year we decided to send ONLY eCards (Electronic Cards) to all our clients and donate the money saved on printing and postage to a charity.
Katharine House Hospice support people with advanced life-limiting conditions across mid-Staffordshire. The service that they provide is totally Free and ranges from Respite for Carers to counselling service to its patients and their families.
If you would like to donate you can do so here.
Happy Christmas to you all and a special mention to all those that give so much and take so little.
This week came the announcement and rollout (to some) of the new features on the facebook profile pages. According to the facebook blog they have implemented the alterations so that your profile page now tells a mini story/introduction about the user, so a bit like getting to know someone in 60 seconds.
The new profile format starts with your personal information of where you’re from, where you went to school, where you work (assuming you’re no longer in school that is) and as a picture speaks a thousand words we also now have a row of meaningful and important memories displayed as thumbnails from your photo albums.
In addition to that you can also group your friends in a "Featured Friend List" and highlight important relationships and share common interests with your Facebook friends.
Facebook have chosen a gradual rollout and are hoping to get everyone onside early part of next year.
Google’s link shortening service has been used to spread a Twitter worm. It is thought that the worm is spreading via links: "goo.gl/R7f68" and "goo.gl/od0az."
Twitter administrators are aware and are on top of the issue and according to a recent Tweets have already started sending out password resets for those that have been affected. They do however ask that Twitter users stay vigilant and remove any unauthorised account users.
Shortened Links are often used to hide this kind of attack as users have only a 140 character allowance and the use of Shortening link tools is a great way to make the most of precious marketing real estate. Users that unknowingly clicked on the links were sent to a French furniture company before being redirected to various other URLs. Reports suggest that the main problem portal was via mobile web platforms.
While many Twitter users, tweeted yesterday about the malicious URLs in the hope to spread the news as fast as possible some warnings were also the worm itself.
Administrators advise that users are extra cautious when clicking on suspicious looking links.