29 Apr
27 Apr

Facebook=Fired?

Have you ever played hooky from work? Don’t Facebook, your boss could be watching.

According to a recent CNET article, Facebook could equal FIRED! A Swiss insurance worker recently claimed she needed to be in a dark room away from the bright light of her computer monitor. After being alerted to activity on her Facebook, the Swiss Insurance company fired the unnamed worker stating, it was not her online activity that bothered them but the abuse of trust.

Moral of the story: In today’s day and age, when playing hooky, you have to worry about more than running into your boss at the grocery store. The Internet is a powerful tool!

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21 Apr

Certified Hosting Joins Myspace

Certified Hosting adds Myspace to the growing list of social media sites we participate in. Do you have a Myspace account? Join the Certified Hosting on Myspace and learn secrets from our CEO and tidbits and photos about our staff.

 Certified Hosting can be found on Myspace here.

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17 Apr

Oprah Tweets

Oprah joins Twitter and plans to have Twitter CEO and Ashton Kutcher on her show today. Could Oprah be the next mainstream twitter sensation? Tune in today to hear Oprah’s thoughts on the new social media craze, Twitter!

 If you haven’t done so already, you can keep in touch with Certified Hosting through Twitter. Just go to www.twitter.com/certifiedhost

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16 Apr
14 Apr

American Idol Front-runner?

Like him or not, Adam Lambert is THE front-runner for this season’s American Idol. With his unique style and ability to make each and every song current and his own, Adam has “rocked” from his very first performance.

I surveyed the Certified Hosting staff and if the majority wins, then Adam Lambert is your next American Idol. I will admit, I was and am still not rushing out to buy his first record but I can clearly see him outselling any other Idol contestant thus far. The new generation will eat him up!

What are your thoughts? Do you watch American Idol? Who do you think will win? Would you continue to watch Idol if Adam didn’t win?

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13 Apr
10 Apr

Right or Wrong? Extremist Websites Hosted in US

According to an article on TheWhir.com, extremists such as the Taliban are using US based web hosting because of its reliability, ease-of-use, and terms of service that allow for anonymity. Recently a well-known Texas based hosting provider found that they had been hosting a Taliban website for over a year. Said host, was unaware of the Taliban connection and immediately terminated the account.

With the number of websites online today, it is nearly impossible for hosting providers to be aware of every site on their network. Should hosts be more proactive about the content they are hosting? Should they shutdown these type of websites?

I took a moment to get with our very own Kacy Carlsen, CEO of Certified Hosting. Here are her thoughts on this matter:

“As a host provider of many websites, it is impossible to monitor all content nor should providers be in the position to monitor content. However, hosting companies do have a choice with whom they choose to do business with. Generally speaking, hosting provider’s terms allow for immediate termination of accounts for any reason at anytime at their sole discretion. It’s this type of occurrence that host could exercise that option. As a US citizen and US company, we would not continue to host that type of website and that is our right. I do not believe that those groups are entitled to US rights and freedom of speech just because they are hosted on US servers.”

Thanks to TheWhir.com and writer David Hamilton for the article. It was a great read. Feel free to voice your opinion here!

Source: TheWhir.com (http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/040909_Extremist_Websites_Using_US_Web_Hosts)

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09 Apr

It’s Called A Designated Driver

Today is a sad day for baseball fans, especially Angel Fans. Rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart died after a hit and run accident early this morning.

What does this have to do with a designated driver? Well, police suspect the mini-van that hit the car Adenhart was riding in of driving under the influence (DUI). Drunk driving kills! When will we decide to step up and do something about this? How many more people need to die before changes are made? 

Don’t drink and drive! Get a designated driver!!!!! 

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08 Apr