How Social Media Can Cost You a Job, Your Identity and Get Your House Robbed

You have to be careful about what you share online these days. I think people have a false sense of security when they say something online because they think nobody important is paying attention or that it’s no big deal. Of course that’s never the case.

People have been fired for what they’ve posted on Twitter. Celebrities and businesses have received massive backlash after posting insensitive tweets, for example the NRA and Celeb Boutique after the Aurora, CO movie theatre shooting.

Protect Your Privacy

Security is also something you should be concerned about. The video below shows how hackers can discover personal relationships, home addresses, and even credit card numbers from random people pulled off of the street.

Job Recruiters Know How to Use Social Media Too

With the economy in such a sad state right now, you definitely want to watch what you post online if you’re looking for a job. One thoughtless Tweet could be discovered by the hiring manager for the job you were almost hired for. Check out this funny infographic with some interesting facts about that.

Infographic provided by OnlineClasses.org
To Post or Not to Post Infographic

Have You Learned Anything Yet?

If there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s that you should think twice before posting anything online. Don’t post something too controversial. Don’t upload a photo that you wouldn’t be comfortable showing your dear old grandma. Don’t tag your home address as your location. If you’re mad at your boss, don’t vent on Facebook. And for gosh sakes, don’t tell the world that you’re on vacation and nobody is at home.

Make Music With The Old Spice Guy’s Muscles

Old Spice Muscle Music from Terry Crews on Vimeo.

Old Spice are kings when it comes to viral videos and this hilarious video featuring Terry Crews making music with his muscles is an excellent example. Not only is this video funny, but if you wait until it ends, you can actually play all of the instruments by pressing the keys on your keyboard. You might have to click once on the video for it to recognize your keyboard.

I didn’t know that Vimeo had this kind of functionality available for their videos. Really cool stuff.

Analyze and Optimize Your Computer to Keep it Secure and Running Fast

image courtesy of eurleif

If you want to keep your computer safe and running smoothly, all you need to do are some simple diagnostics and clean-up. Unless you’re having computer problems that require an expert to fix, these easy steps should help you keep your system in check.

Computer Analysis

This isn’t a required step, but analysis can give you some really good insight about what’s going on inside your computer. Webroot recently released a free system analyzer that can give you more information about the speed and security/privacy of your computer.

It looks at things like:

  • Increasing speed
  • Screen resolution
  • Disk space
  • What user accounts are set up
  • If Windows is up-to-date
  • History of system crashes
  • Active processes currently running
  • System security
  • Installed Software
  • Bootup Applications/Services
  • Disk Fragmentation

It also runs a system anti-malware scan, which is super-handy. Here’s a quick video I put together showing how their system analyzer works. Watch it on YouTube or in full screen to see it in better detail.

Optimizing and Cleaning Your Computer

After running an analysis of your computer, next you should run a cleanup program. There are a couple of great options that are free and easy to use.

CCleaner is available for both Mac and PC and can clean your computer of all sorts of junk that you don’t need anymore, such as temporary system files, browser history, cookies and log files. For Windows users it can also clean up your registry. You can’t delete anything important with CCLeaner, but you can delete saved passwords and other things that make life easier so make sure to look closely at the boxes you check before running the program.

Another option for Mac users is iBoostUp, which works like CCleaner, but with additional features. I like to use both. These programs can seriously clear up some space on your hard drive. I ran iBoost up and CCleaner a few months ago on my sadly neglected Macbook and cleared up almost 7 GBs of space.

For Windows users still running Windows XP or older OS’s, you might also consider using a defrag program such as Auslogics Disk Defrag or MyDefrag. Vista and Windows 7 defrag automatically, so no need to worry if you’re on a newer system.

In Conclusion

Simple maintenance like this can easily save you the frustrations of having a slow, bogged-down system. I would recommend running a computer analysis and optimization tool every couple of months to keep everything running smoothly. Or if you’re lazy like me, just set CCleaner on a schedule. Set it and forget it, baby!

23 of the Funniest NFL Touchdown Celebrations Ever

The start of the NFL regular season just started and as I was watching the Bills vs. Jets game yesterday, I got to thinking about some of the fun touchdown celebrations that have happened over the course of NFL history. I decided to look up some of the best celebrations on YouTube which snowballed into watching way too many videos and then putting together this post.

These aren’t in any particular order.

Enjoy!

Jermaine Wiggins – Breakdancing


Check out those moves! Pretty good for a 270 lb. guy.

Billy “White Shoes” Johnson – The Funky Chicken


This is one of the most famous and recognizable end-zone dances in NFL history.

Johnnie Morton – The Worm


Johnnie Morton is well-known for doing the worm in the end-zone. He’s definitely got the form down after all those years of practice.

Steve Smith – Row Boat


Steve Smith is known for his outrageous and creative touchdown celebrations as evidenced in this video. This celebration was making fun of the then-recent Vikings sex party boat scandal. Another one of his famous celebrations featured him holding the ball as a baby, burping it and wiping its butt.

Steve Johnson – Mocking Plaxico Burress


In 2008, Plaxico Burress took a gun with him to a Manhattan nightclub where he proceeded to accidentally shoot himself in the thigh. This is Steve Johnson’s funny/mean jab at Burress.

Wel Welker – Snow Angel


Because of the NFL’s rule of not being allowed to go to the ground to celebrate, Welker was fined and had to pony up $10,000 for this little stunt.

Randy Moss – Disgusting Act


This one got a lot of people riled up, but what everyone seems to enjoy most about it is how much it offended Joe Buck, the commentator in this video.

Maurice Jones-Drew (MJD) – Lebron James Powder Toss


Maurice Jones-Drew rubbed it in after this touchdown by mimicking former Cleveland Cav’s Lebron James powder toss. The onslaught of boos from the crowd was surely satisfying to MJD.

Ken Norton Jr. – Boxing Practice


Niners fans came to expect this from Ken Norton Jr. after every touchdown

Lamont Jordan – The Chainsaw


Jordan credits this idea to his teammate Tory Woodbury. This one is regularly featured in “Best touchdown celebrations ever” articles and for good reason. It’s hilarious!

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson – Too Many to Name


You could probably spend all day watching videos of Ochocinco performing wacky touchdown celebrations, but this video has the best of them. My favorite is the golf putting one which starts at 2:40 in the video above, but I also think the riverdance and salsa dance celebrations are pretty funny.

Terrell Owens – Miming, Pom Poms and Sharpies


Just like Ochocinco, T.O. loves to celebrate after a touchdown. He clearly spends a lot of time thinking them up. Some people love it but it seems like most people hate it.

Joe Horn – Goal Post Cell Phone


If Wes Welker was fined $10K for making a snow angel, it’s no surprise that Joe Horn was fined $30k for this stunt. He was almost suspended for the final two games of the season too, which would have cost him around $80k of his $700,000 base salary.

Kelley Washington – Squirrel Dance


The squirrel dance cracks me up! This is one of the funniest touchdown dances ever.

Merton Hanks – Chicken Dance


It wouldn’t be a “best of” post without Merton Hanks famous chicken dance.

Warren Sapp – The Beyonce


I’m not really sure why this celebration was called “The Beyonce” because it doesn’t look like anything I’ve ever seen Beyonce do, but it’s funny nonetheless.

Barry Cofield – Taser Celebration


Ok, so this one isn’t an end-zone celebration, but I think it deserves a mention. Cofield mimicked the act of shocking himself with a taser after this big sack on Tarvaris Jackson.

David Nelson – Hugging The Other Team’s Cheerleader


This one’s funny because because David Nelson of the Buffalo Bills, is(was?) dating one of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Talk about sleeping with the enemy 😉

Antonio Brown – Benni Biggle Wiggle


I always like these funny quick-feet dances. The Benni Biggle Wiggle was created by Miami rapper P.A. Teezy.

Alfonso Smith – The Carlton Dance


I’m surprised more people haven’t done the Carlton dance on the field. It’s a classic!

Elbert “Ickey” Woods The Ickey Shuffle


Another historical celebration that many football fans should know.

Tony Scheffler – AT&T Flash Mob


This one is based off of the funny AT&T flash mob commercial.

The Fun Bunch


The early 1980’s Washington Redskin’s Fun Bunch is who you have to thank for the league-wide ban on excessive celebrations that was enacted in 1984. The group would usually celebrate with a group high five after a touchdown.

..and one celebration FAIL video to finish this post off. This is a fresh one from the 49ers vs. Packers game yesterday.

If you feel like there are any great celebrations that I’ve missed, please feel free to post them in the comments!