Protect and Serve

A week ago Sunday I put this posting on Facebook:
“Because of several work projects, Facebook needs to become a “weekend sport” for me.”
I wanted to let my friends know so they won’t think I ignore their postings.

A week later
It’s around 10:30 in the morning. I’ve been working on a corporate tax return for
several hours and I need to stop and give my eyes a rest from the computer.

But before I can take a break I need to check the emails – in case it’s something that needs immediate attention.
As I glance at the messages on the screen one really gets my attention:
“Mariana – has your FB page been hacked?
The video from (XYZ Name ) doesn’t seem like you at all.”

Damage Control
Immediately I’m thinking of children.
In my network I have school-age children. On both sides of the Atlantic.

Within seconds I’m on the Facebook page, look for the name my friend mentioned, delete the post;
next, I delete the name from my list of friends.

Then I post few words about the incident.
Judging by, “…we haven’t seen it” replies from friends means Chuck and I stopped it in time.

Once all was taken care of I took a long break.
And reflected on what just happened.

Wild West
I’m thinking about the internet. How much use I get out of it. A great tool!
Then there are days like this…  when internet feels like a modern version of the Wild West.

Protect and Serve
And I’m thinking of Chuck, my friend who alerted me of the problem.
Back when I lived in California we were neighbors. He lived across the street from me.
This Vietnam vet, when talking about his service he said it was a privilege to protect and serve his country.
He still does it. Today he protected children from my Facebook family from seeing an inappropriate post.
Thank you, Chuck.


/Comments/in Management/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

Mariana worked on both, the east and the west coast.
Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

Business know-how, love of teaching and writing – all combined in 2006 to form OBI.
Its mission: to make learning fun! And easy.

Through its training, consulting, and publications OBI builds bridges of knowledge to take you from where you are to
where you want to go. Using a mix of serious, informal, analytical, and optimistic approach, OBI truly makes learning fun.

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