A word on email hoaxes and Mediafire

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.

Mediafire Logo

Meanwhile, onto Mediafire, the file sharing service I’m hosting the PDF on: it is *very* good. Before I discovered it I was using Bittorrent and Rapidshare to transfer large files which were inconvenient at best. Mediafire is, of course, free. It’s ad-supported, but that can be corrected for with a decent ad blocker like Adblock Plus. in terms of user-friendliness, the interface is beautifully animated (whether that’s good or not I’ll leave you to decide) and clear to use, and the site is extremely fast. It offers unlimited storage, unlimited up/down traffic, unlimited bandwidth, and features no annoying countdown like Rapidshare or Megauploads before free users can start downloading. The only limitations are the lack of hotlinking and 100MB file size limit for free users.

Summary for the sake of clarity:

Awesomeness
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

Limitations
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 ;)

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One Response to A word on email hoaxes and Mediafire

  1. kirk says:

    “It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which ‘burns’ the whole hard disc C of your
    computer.”

    “This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the
    most destructive virus ever.”

    “This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Di sc, where the vital information
    is kept.”

    lulz

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