There is a growing trend in the US where job interviewer ask the job seekers to give them their Facebook login id and password. I don’t know if any company in Singapore is doing this. But it is pretty disturbing.
OK, we know that some companies does background checks before employing someone. That’s fine. But asking for Facebook login is a bit too much. It’s like asking for email password. (and hey, I heard some companies does that too) Or searching the person’s house. This is too invasive. And it’s not just invasive to the job seeker. Having the Facebook login id and password means that the job interviewer can view information about the job seeker’s friend which are set private to others.
Nobody should be forced to give their Facebook login id and password during job interview.
Luckily for us, Facebook has issued a statement regarding this issue. Let’s hope Facebook work with policy makers around the world to stop this practice.
AsiaRooms is on the hunt for Singapore’s next Social Travel Star. The leading online accommodation site is starting a new YouTube channel on hotel reviews and they want you to be the new host.
To take part, just find a friend and submit a 3 minutes video of your very own room review. The video needs to demonstrate your passion for travelling and eye for details that make a holiday and hotel room stay fun and memorable. You need to be confident in front of the camera and have a desire to spread the words using social media tools like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. Oh, and you need to be at least 18 years old and possess a passport for travel with minimum 6 months validity to take part.
Deadline for the video submission is on 11 April 2012. The top 5 submission will be shortlisted after the first round for public voting on Facebook. Winners will be announced on 24 April 2012. For more information, check out AsiaRooms Facebook page.
The winner will walk away with $10,000 worth of cash and prizes. That’s not the best part. The best part is you get to travel to 4 countries to review 12 unique hotels. That’s like one of the best job in the world.
What are you waiting for? Grab a friend, record a 3 minutes video and submit your entries now!
The Galileo is a iOS controlled robotic iPhone platform with infinite spherical rotation capability. It allows you to pan and tilt your iPhone remotely using another iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch).
Galileo has a 1000mAh rechargeable Lithium polymer battery which give it a 2 to 8 hours battery life. It is able to charge the iPhone when plugged in. Which means you can keep the Galileo and iPhone running for a long time if you plugged it to a powerpoint.
There are many use case for Galileo. You can use it for video chat, video monitoring to time lapse photography. The SDK will be made available so that developers can write apps for Galileo to extend its functionality.
It seems like we are getting closer and closer to the Instagram for Android launch date. The company just unveiled a registration page for the Android users.
Still no official launch date for the app yet. But at least we are one step closer.
Houston, we have liftoff. Angry Birds is conquering the final frontier, Space.
Yes, Angry Birds Space is here!
So the Angry Birds are sucked into a wormhole and everyone gets a futuristic outfit. There’s a new Ice Bird in the game. The game is still almost the same. You use a slingshot to shoot the Angry Birds at the evil pigs.
Except this time, the Angry Birds are in space. There is no gravity and the Angry Birds fly in a straight line unless they are near a large mass. The physics behind this is pretty interesting.
Angry Birds Space is now available on iOS, Android, MacOS and PC.
Is it ever possible for human to flap our wings and fly? Well, Jarno Smeets from Human Bird Wings tried and posted a Youtube recently.
But hold on. There is a online discussion ongoing now saying that this might be a hoax.
If you ask me, I think this is an elaborate hoax. They really put in lots of effort in it. As much as I wish this is real, it just doesn’t seems possible for human to fly with such a small wing. Just check out this video of a real Ornithopters. If they need such a big wings to fly, I don’t think the human bird wings is possible.
And the wing flapping looks weird. Doesn’t seems to have enough lift.
Oh, and Wired also uncovered that the guy’s LinkedIn profile is fake.
I guess we will just sit around and wait for the company behind this viral campaign to own up. Update: OK, it is confirmed fake. The person behind this is a Dutch CGI artist. He claims that this is part of a “online storytelling”. Bravo. You managed to fool some people. So what point are you trying to prove?