I was actually surprised both my parents were taken in by this one. This PDF file was being circulated all over ‘the tubes’ via email and both my parents fell for it and advised me to spam my contact list. I have no intention of going through the whole thing pointing out at every paragraph why it’s a hoax – it seems so obvious anyway – but this website does it fairly well for a similar email hoax. However I will say one thing which I think is highly important: please please *please* for all of you out there reading this who don’t already know/do:
If you see the words:
PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG ALL YOUR CONTACTS
especially if they are in block capitals, think twice before obeying automatically and unthinkingly! It is unbelievably annoying to receive chain emails, and even if you don’t think such inbox annoyances are remotely vexatious, your friends may differ with you: you are effectively spamming them.
If you already knew that, sorry for the rant – I get rather emotional about such things. If ever in doubt, it’s probably worth checking what hoaxslayer has to say.
Summary for the sake of clarity:
1. The interface is beautifully animated (whether that’s good or not I’ll leave you to decide) and clear to use
2. Site runs extremely fast
3. Unlimited storage
4. Unlimited up/down traffic
5. Unlimited Bandwidth
6. It features no annoying countdown like Rapidshare or Megauploads before free users can start downloading
1. The site is ad-supported, but that can be corrected for with a decent ad blocker like Adblock Plus
2. No hotlinking
3. 100MB file size limit
That’s it folks, those are my recommendations for the day: don’t be fooled by hoaxes and use Mediafire ;)