Facebook Got Someone Fired

February 10, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Geekery

Here’s an email I received a couple days ago. Looks like it was mistakenly sent to me:

[censored],

Y’all be careful about what you publish on Facebook during business hours.? [censored] and [censored] are always watching, and I know of one person that has been fired for improper internet use.

Love ya.

[censored] ARM, CAM
[censored]
First Management Services

Oh wow, I originally considered not censoring the names in the email (and the position of the addressee in the salutation. But I’m not someone who relishes sabotaging someone the career of someone else—even if they be a stranger.

But I do wonder: what kind of Facebook activity would lead to someone losing their job? Be careful of what you share online folks!

What We Missed: Court Approves Serving Notices Via Facebook

January 5, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Trends

It seems that in Canberra, the capital city of Australia, court notices served through email and text messages are valid. Recently, the Supreme Court approved the use of Facebook to serve people:

Lawyers Meyer Vandenberg, acting for lending company MKM Capital, applied to Master David Harper of the Supreme Court last week to use the popular internet site to serve notice of a judgment on two borrowers who had defaulted on a loan.
Carmel Rita Corbo and Gordon Kingsley Maxwell Poyser failed to keep up the repayments on $150,000 they borrowed from MKM last year to refinance the mortgage on their Kambah townhouse.

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