Social Sandy moves on from Twitter and learns Facebook

by Volker Weber


I guess she will start teaching soon.


Wow, i got 4 of those today, all identical wording, from different people. I suspect a virus

Bob Balaban, 2011-05-05

Definitely maleware. Human vanity and curiosity are a strong attack vector. Curiosity not only kills the cat.

Stephan H. Wissel, 2011-05-05

I don't know about "Social Sandy" and her efforts. Seems . . . forced. Yeah, she is on all the networks, but she doesn't seem to understand or get it. It's like someone said "We need to be on Twitter, Facebook, whatever" and Sandy was the one that was elected. Ed is real and his tweets, blog posts feel real, natural. Sandy? Not so much. I realize that it can take some time to find your voice, but she is "Social Sandy." Or so I am told.

I'm probably being overly critical, and for that I apologize.

Gregg Eldred, 2011-05-05

Look, how social her business is. :-)

Volker Weber, 2011-05-05

This is SPAM. I did not post thisone.

Sandy Carter, 2011-05-05

Sandy, you have no idea, how funny this very comment is. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2011-05-05

Volker, I really hesitate to say so, but check the title and subtitle of her book advertised at the referred (blue) website. Now I understand a lot more about 'the whole thing' ... ;-)

Jan Lauer, 2011-05-05

"maleware" - oh, I like that mistake!

Frank Quednau, 2011-05-05

Sandy -- you clicked on something that posted it for you. Malware, socially engineered to make you curious and click on it. It's called "Click-jacking" or in some cases "Like-jacking". When you saw the malware, it appeared as if it was something interesting that came to you from trusted friend, so you clicked. But in fact your friend fell for the same scam, as did someone before that, and someone before that... There are many such scams circulating on Facebook, and it is very hard to avoid them. I fell for one last night, sad to say. But the "Profile Viewer" scam posts, in many different forms, are a very well-known phenomenon on Facebook, and nobody who is well-versed in the social networking world should be falling for them. For the record: Facebook does not expose information about who views profiles. That data is treated as one of their crown jewels, and they're not sharing it with anyone.

Richard Schwartz, 2011-05-05

Here is what I posted on my FB wall when my wife and a friend did the same mistake a while ago. Maybe a bit too dramatic but hope still useful:

Lesson in FB usage: If you see a friend posting on your wall and all your shared friends' the same or similar post, you know it is SPAM. So DO NOT click an URL in that post. And DO NOT permit ANY access to the FB app named after the "via" - e.g. "See Who is Your Top Stalker" !!! DO delete the post to save YOUR friends from doing something stupid.

IF you have allowed such an app to spam in your name, go into Privacy Settings, Apps and Web Sites, Apps and remove that app. Then go to all your friends walls and delete your post. And live with the fact that somebody might have meanwhile grabbed ALL your private information for their malicious use - including info that friends shared with you. Thank you.

Lastly If you have clicked the URL, you better pray that you had latest fixes of your OS (Windows?), your browser (Internet Explorer?) and browser plugins (Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader?, Java?) as well as an anti-virus software with up-to-date database installed. Otherwise there are some chances that a trojan horse got installed on your computer.

Michael Friess, 2011-05-05

One of the reasons I left Facebook. Apart from the site itself being a time sink I can ill afford, being “the IT chap” who explains shit like this to clueless friends and family was taking up time too :-)

Ben Poole, 2011-05-05

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