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Answers to ‘What’s going on?’

ERIN PHEIL

As you sit back in your lounge chair, eating chocolate chip cookies and cream puffs while browsing through the paper today, watch me attempt to answer the following vague question: “What’s going on?”Here we go.As a Summit County resident, I’m willing to bet that every once in a while you wake up in the morning, take a look out your window, scratch your head and wonder, “Now what exactly is going on here?”Don’t be left in the dark. Know what’s going on with the weather in your county. Visit the following weather Web sites, pick your favorite and bookmark it, and stay up-to-date.

Try these: http://www.weather.com, http://www.accuweather.com, http://www.wunderground.com and http://www.nws.noaa.gov. Next week my parents will be flying in from the Bay Area in California for their annual summer visit. Of course, I want to be present upon their arrival, but at the same time I surely don’t want to sit around waiting for them if their flight is delayed. Thus, in order to find out “what’s going on” with their flight, I will simply visit http://www.flightarrivals.com and type in their airline and flight number. With a few keystrokes and a click of my mouse I’ll know exactly what’s going on.Next, I have an update for those of you wondering what’s going on in the world of Summit County business technology: The brand-spankin’ new Summit County Business Directory is exactly what’s going on! What happened is this: I partnered up with EmbiMEDIA to co-sponsor an all-new Summit County Business Directory, which is simply an online directory for businesses and organizations in our area.

While trying to use a variety of other Summit County online directories during the past few years, we felt that there was something missing from them. They required payment for your listing or membership, or they required you to have a Web site. They only provided listings for a limited number of businesses. With all of this in mind, there’s now a new online directory that will allow businesses to post their own listings – for free. You can even see how many people click on your directory Web site link. It’s trustworthy. No spam. It’s useful. Most importantly, though, it was created by and is run by Summit County folks specifically and only for Summit County folks. Check it out: http://www.summitdirectory.com. Lastly, I need to tell you what’s going on with a specific scam.

Just the other day, I received an official-looking e-mail from what appeared to be eBay. The e-mail started out by stating, “You have received this e-mail because we have strong reason to believe that your eBay account had been recently compromised.” The link to the eBay Web site looked real. Everything looked official. I could easily have been duped. But what’s going on with this e-mail is that it’s nothing more than a scam that some people have created in an effort to collect personal information from you. If you receive an e-mail like this asking you to “verify your account,” make sure to toss it in the trash immediately. For more info, visit http://tinyurl.com/33tyf. eRin pheiL is the owner of timeforcake (www.timeforcake.com). Based in Frisco, timeforcake is a Web and graphic design firm. eRin can be reached via phone at (970) 668-0709, or via e-mail at info@timeforcake.com.


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