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MONTHLY TOPICS

IN THIS ISSUE

WARNING
Scams Related to Death of Osama bin Laden
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Whidbey Telecom News
Is Spark Voice the Right Fit For You?
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Two to View
A couple of amazing videos you don't want to miss
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Ask the Help Desk
How Do I Remove a Photo Tag On Facebook?
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Websites to Check Out in June!
Make sure you take a look at these helpful websites
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Short Tutorial
Deleting Bookmarked Favorites From Your Web Browser
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Dear Valued Customer,

In this issue, we kick off the summer season with information that's not only timely from a news perspective, but also has perennial value. First you'll find a timely warning about scams related to the death of Osama bin Laden. Then we provide some great information to help you decide if our new Spark Voice service is right for you. That's followed by two beautifully inspirational videos—one about fatherhood and the other a display by Mother Nature. This issue also tells you how to remove photo tags on Facebook (in case you'd rather not have your name tied to a particular picture), as well as how to remove bookmarked favorites from your browser. In Great Sites, we feature resources about supporting the role of fathers, saving energy at home, protecting your skin from the sun, fixing no-oven meals, and more.

We think you'll find the information contained in this eNewsletter to be a valuable tool for enhancing your internet experience.

Here's what's inside our May eNewsletter:

1. WARNING - Scams Related to Death of Osama bin Laden

2. Whidbey Telecom News - Is Spark Voice the Right Fit For You?

3. Two to View - A Couple of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

4. This Month's FAQ - How Do I Remove a Photo Tag On Facebook?

5. Sites of the Month - Great Sites to Check Out in June

6. Short Tutorial - Deleting Bookmarked Favorites From Your Web Browser

We hope you enjoy our eNewsletter!

- Your Whidbey Telecom Team

 
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ONLINE WARNING

WARNING - Scams Related to Death of Osama bin Laden

As usual, cyber scammers are using a big news event to grab Internet users' attention and get them to click on malware. No official videos or photos of bin Laden's body have been released but that hasn't stopped millions of people from searching for them online. And cyber criminals are doing their best to scam those millions of searchers-- often redirecting them to webpages where they could unknowingly download malicious software.

Internet security organizations are warning of scams including the following:

  • "Confirmation of death/life" spam email -- In this scam, the cyber crooks distribute spam emails either claiming to have photos or videos that confirm the death of Osama bin Laden or evidence that he is still alive. For instance, they might claim that the email contains a photo of bin Laden holding a newspaper with today's date. If you open the email and click on the included links or photos, it downloads malware onto your machine.
  • Dangerous social media messages -- In addition to sending spam emails, the scammers are also distributing messages on Facebook that claim to contain links to shocking videos of bin Laden's death. They ask recipients to copy and paste the Web address of the video into their browser, but once they do, it spams their Facebook wall with the link.

Be wary of any unsolicited messages that claim to have news on bin Laden, and never click on links or attachments included in these messages since they could download malicious software onto your computer or spam your friends and contacts. When you're interested in researching any news event, stick to well-known and reputable news sites.

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WHIDBEY TELECOM NEWS

Is Spark Voice the Right Fit For You?

The buzz surrounding our new Spark Voice Service has been incredible! Many customers have already made the switch to this exciting new service. The question we get most often from these interested customers, "Is Spark right for me?"

We understand you want to get the most out of your voice service and receive a great value. Below are a few common questions we ask to ensure Spark @Home is a good fit for you and your family.

  • Do you spend more than $10 a month on long distance?
  • Do you want a more reliable alternative to unlimited cell phone long distance?
  • Could you use extra controls and scheduling tools to manage your incoming calls?
  • Would you like to receive your voicemail in your email?
  • Would you like to take your home phone number with you when you travel?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, Spark is likely a great fit for you.

Since Spark Voice service uses a robust high speed internet connection, we're able to offer some extraordinary benefits and valuable features:

  • Unlimited Local & Long Distance calling*
  • Up to 18 Advanced Calling Features, with SmartMail Voicemail included
  • Voicemail sent to Email
  • Added security of access to a Whidbey Telecom landline
  • #1 Rated local customer service team**

Please give us a call. We're happy to talk to you about Spark and help you find solutions beneficial to you and your family.

South Whidbey – 360 321 1122 | Toll Free – 866 548 7760

*Long distance includes calls to the Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico only. **As reported by Cronin Communications, an independent research firm, over a 15-year period of telecom research.

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TWO TO VIEW

A Couple of Amazing Videos You Don't Want to Miss

http://www.enewsletterhome.com/_eNewsletter/2011/06/VIDEO_A.htm

Father of the Century
Here's a true story of the inspirational love that a father, Dick Hoyt, has for his son Rick who was born with cerebral palsy. To expand his son's life experiences, Dick has participated in multiple triathlons and marathons while pushing, carrying, or pulling Rick along with him. During this month in which we honor fathers, this video is a must-see.

http://vimeo.com/22439234

The Mountain and the Milky Way
For a moment of calm in your busy day, take a look at this amazing time-lapsed video. It was filmed over the course of a week in April 2011 on Spain's highest mountain, Mount Teide, and features breathtaking footage of the Milky Way galaxy as well as a Sahara sandstorm. The combination creates an almost other-worldly impression that's uniquely beautiful.

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ASK THE HELP DESK

How Do I Remove a Photo Tag On Facebook?

Question: My Facebook friends sometimes tag me in photos that I really don't like and don't want to be associated with. How do I remove the tag?

Answer: Only friends can tag you in photos and you can be notified when a friend tags you by selecting your personal preferences using the "Notifications" tab on the Account Settings page. To remove a tag on Facebook, simply view the photo and click the "remove tag" link next to your name. The photo will no longer be linked to your profile.

Be aware, however, that Facebook can't make people remove photos that don't violate its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. If you don't want a photo of you to be shown at all, you'll need to talk to the friend who posted it and ask them to remove it. If someone is repeatedly tagging you in embarrassing photos, you may want to remove that person as a friend.

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GREAT SITES

Sites Of the Month For June

Keep Cool And Conserve
http://energysavers.govt
Summertime weather means parades, picnics, ice cream, and air conditioning. But before you touch that thermostat, visit this site for handy information about how to stay cool and conserve energy. It provides dozens of great tips for discovering how energy-efficient your home is, using landscaping to your advantage, and finding ways to conserve. Check out the Earth Day animation to get details with fun, interactive graphics.

Learn Not to Burn
http://www.sunsafetyrules.com
As you spend more time outside this summer, don't forget the importance of protecting your skin. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are the result of exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation. This site is packed with sun-safety information including tips for understanding your skin phototype and how to pick the right SPF.

Valuing Fathers
http://fatherhood.org
The month of June is a great time to think about the important role of dads. The National Fatherhood Initiative is dedicated to improving the well-being of children by educating the public about the importance of fathers and educating fathers themselves. This site includes resources for dads, as well as for organizations looking to support them.

No-Oven Cooking
http://family.go.com/food/pkg-summer-recipes
Ready to beat the heat? This site can help with easy, summery, no-oven meals. Find salads, barbeque ideas, slow-cooker recipes, no-bake desserts, and quick microwave and stovetop dishes. Cold peanut noodles, finger-licking ribs, corn on the cob, skillet mac-n-cheese, and red-white-and-blueberry sundaes are a few of the delicious dishes you'll find.

World Travel Info
http://lonelyplanet.com/us
This comprehensive site is packed with travel information. Pick a destination anywhere in the world and get an overview, best times to travel, history, tips, practical hints, activities, restaurants, places to shop, and much more. Find articles on helpful topics like taking good photos, how to travel with kids, and the best places for vegetarians to visit. The site also includes a section to buy tickets, reserve hotel rooms, and check out travel deals.

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SHORT TUTORIAL

Deleting Bookmarked Favorites From Your Web Browser

Over the years, you've probably accumulated a long list of favorite websites stored under the "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" feature of your browser. Have you taken a good look at this list lately? Are there ones there that no longer fit your needs and interests? Take a few minutes now to remove such sites from your list and streamline your Internet searches. Simply follow the steps below for your browser.

Deleting Bookmarked Favorites When Using ...
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 8
Computer Operating System: Windows XP

1. With Internet Explorer open, click your cursor arrow on "Favorites" on the menu bar.

2. Select "Organize Favorites..." from the drop-down menu. The Organize Favorites window will appear.

3. Select the website that you want to delete.

4. Click your cursor arrow on the "Delete..." button. The Confirm File Delete dialog box will appear asking if you are sure you want to send the selected website to the Recycle Bin.

5. Click "Yes." The website will be permanently deleted from your favorites.

Deleting Bookmarked Favorites When Using ...
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9
Computer Operating System: Windows Vista and Windows 7

1. With Internet Explorer open, click your cursor arrow on "Favorites" on the menu bar.

2. Select "Organize Favorites..." from the drop-down menu. The Organize Favorites window will appear.

3. Select the website that you want to delete.

4. Click your cursor arrow on the "Delete..." button. A Preparing to Recycle dialog box will appear. Then the Delete File dialogue box will appear asking if you are sure you want to move this selected file to the Recycle Bin.

5. Click "Yes." The file will be permanently deleted from your favorites.

6. The Organize Favorites window will reappear. Click on the "Close" button to close the box.

Deleting Bookmarked Favorites When Using ...
Internet Browser: Mozilla Firefox 4
Computer Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6

1. With Firefox open, click your cursor arrow on "Bookmarks" located on the menu bar. Select "Show All Bookmarks" from the drop-down menu. The Library window will appear.

2. On the left side of the window pane, you will see folders and groups of bookmarks. Select one and either it, or many bookmarks and folders, will appear in the right window pane. Find the site you want and select it by clicking on it.

3. Press the "Delete" key on your keyboard. The site will be permanently deleted from your favorites.

Deleting Bookmarked Favorites When Using ...
Internet Browser: Safari 5.0
Computer Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6

1. With Safari open, click your cursor arrow on "Bookmarks" on the menu bar.

2. Select "Show All Bookmarks" from the drop-down menu.

3. Select the bookmarked site you want to delete.

4. Right-click your cursor arrow on the highlighted site.

5. Select the "Delete" option. The site will be permanently deleted from your favorites.

Deleting Bookmarked Favorites When Using ...
Internet Browser: Google Chrome 10
Computer Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6

1. With Chrome open, click your cursor arrow on "Bookmarks" on the menu bar.

2. Select "Bookmark Manager" from the drop-down menu.

3. Select the bookmarked site you want to delete.

4. Right-click your cursor arrow on the highlighted site.

5. Select the "Delete" option. The site will be permanently deleted from your favorites.

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We hope you found this eNewsletter to be informative. It's one of our ways of keeping you posted on news and information about our industry and our community. Thank you for the privilege of serving you!

Best regards,

Your Whidbey Telecom Team

We have used our best efforts in collecting and preparing the information published herein. However, we do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any and all liability for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions resulted from negligence, accident, or other causes.

©2011 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

 


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