Competition: Top Web 2.0 woes and social media mistakes

Competition now closed - you told us your stories of Web 2.0 woes for a chance to win the latest MacBook White 2 or an iPod Nano. Sponsored by Blue Coat Systems.

We asked you to tell us your stories of Web 2.0 woe to win a fantastic prize from Blue Coat Systems.

The winner was Annamarie Simpson, who submitted the following story of social media gone wrong:

One of my friends set up her own business and posted a link to her website (or so she thought) on Facebook. It was really funny because after six weeks and still only two orders, she received a message from another business thanking her for promoting them... It turned out that she'd put the link up wrong and they'd been getting loads of orders!

See also: Check out our photo gallery Fail 2.0: How to lose friends and alienate people through social networking for some of our favourite notorious examples of how not to use social media.

Blue Coat

Blue Coat’s Application Delivery Network (ADN) infrastructure enables organisations to accelerate business critical applications such as Oracle and limit recreational use of corporate networks by staff when they see fit. ADN combines application monitoring, WAN optimisation and Secure Web Gateway technologies to provide organisations full visibility of all applications and Web content running across the network. Organisations can also accelerate centralised internal, external, encrypted, customised and video applications by applying protocol optimisation, object and byte caching, compression and bandwidth management. Furthermore, the solution enables the CIO to apply bandwidth and quality of service controls based on their specific corporate IT policies. For example, allowing staff access to non-business critical applications such as Facebook and Twitter at off-peak times.

This was first published in July 2009



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