Sunday, September 22, 2013

Facebook found stolen car

Her Volkswagen Tiguan was stolen when her home was broken into but the bright-yellow car was recovered less than two days later - thanks to social media.

Public-relations executive Aja Ng said she and her husband were away in Bali for a vacation when their home was broken into.

The burglars not only carted away some of their belongings, but also drove away her car.

Ms Ng acted fast by posting a picture of her car and sharing a call for help on her Facebook page which read: "Our house in Bangsar was burgled last night and my car was one of the items stolen. If you spot it, call the cops...Share please!"

Within minutes, her post was shared by 113 people. Nine hours later, the couple were alerted that the car had been spotted in Damansara Kim, she said on Saturday.

Ms Ng called the police to inform them of their find but minutes later the car was gone.

"However, we drove around the Damansara area and, by sheer luck, found the car at a nearby carpark 15 minutes later. We did not let the car out of our sight and quickly called the cops," she said.

Friday, September 13, 2013

How about a Facebook ice cream?

If Facebook were an ice cream flavor, what would it be? Naturally, it would be blue and white and ‘liked’ the world over.

After watching how obsessively his teenage daughter would check in on the social media site, an enterprising ice cream maker in Croatia decided to drizzle blue syrup over vanilla ice cream, stick a sign on the frozen treat and call it ‘Facebook,’ reported trendspotting site PSFK.

The flavor reportedly tastes like chewing gum and candy. Or, as BuzzFeed calls it, "crippling loneliness."

If you hate your customers, tell them to :go to hell on Facebook". You might not be fired

A Danish bank worker who was fired for using Facebook to tell late-running customers to "go to hell" has won a dispute with her former employer, her union said Tuesday.

The Danish pensions administrator logged on to the social networking site to vent on December 28 -- the last business day of the year in Denmark -- after being inundated with requests from clients.

"Holidays! Go to hell, people who remember to make deposits into children's savings accounts and pensions on the last business day of the year! There are 364 other days of the year when you can call about that," she wrote in a status update littered with expletives.

The woman was fired after a colleague took a screen shot of her Facebook rant and alerted their employer on January 3.

However, an employment tribunal found she should have been let off with just a warning, and ordered the bank to pay her just under eight months' worth of wages in compensation.

The colleague who reported the incident later refused to testify, which is believed to have helped her colleague's case against the bank, the Financial Services Union Denmark said in a statement, without naming the bank.

The woman realised that what she had done was wrong, but felt that the punishment didn't fit the crime, the union quoted her as saying.

She admitted to rarely writing anything on Facebook since losing her job.

"If you can only write what a lovely day it is today, and see how beautiful my children are, then there's no point," she said.

"This case has taught me that no matter how private you make your profile, you cannot guard yourself against others taking it and bringing it into public domain," she added.

"I had done my best to make a closed and private profile... but I obviously let someone in who shouldn't have been there," she said.