Samara O'Shea

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Nothing Like a Little Spam. . .

Friday, August 26th, 2011

My most recent blog for The Huffington Post has been posted. It’s my first for the Tech page: Nothing Like a Little Spam to Remind You How Loved You Are. I hope you like it.

Have a great weekend everyone. To those of you, like me, living in the path of Hurricane Irene: May the force be with you!

GOOD NEWS FROM Samara O’Shea

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

My sincere apologies to those of you who received an e-mail from me saying I’m in Malaysia. I’m safe and sound in my house. I’m a little embarrassed, but other than that I’m fine! I’ve reported the spam incident to G-mail and am waiting for it to be resolved.

I’ve heard from so many people in the past three hours with calls and texts saying “Are you okay?” Reader Stephanie left this comment on the blog entry below: “Samara, your email’s been hacked! I got a terrible email from your address (with your signature, even) asking for money. It didn’t even capitalize the I’s.”

“It didn’t even capitalize the I’s,” made me howl. Thanks Stephanie! It’s nice to know that if I did end up in Malaysia accidentally that so many people would send money for my safe return. You guys are the best. Enjoy your weekend!