It’s Friday! Time for the Friday Link Round-Up, where we bring you the most interesting, useful, informative, or cool stuff we find on our travels across the Web. This week, could the 6-million-dollar man become a reality, new job-hunting techniques, and more!
> Despite the image of hackers as highly sophisticated and virtually unstoppable, Verizon finds that 97% of cyberattacks in the past year could have been avoided by taking basic precautions. Read the article, and then go make sure your firewall is up and your anti-virus program is up-to-date.
> Last week, the lowest number of unemployment claims since 2008 was filed, which is giving some economists hope that the market’s improving—and we might even be on our way to a recovery.
> ITWorld suggests that it’s time to move beyond the Web when job-hunting—face-to-face techniques like networking and job fairs may be the best way to make personal connections and land an interview.
> Bionic bodies! Science says someday we might be able to build cybernetic body parts, just like the 6 Million Dollar Man had! I am holding out for super-speed.
Sara Nelson is the Social Media Guru for Independence University, overseeing the university’s profiles on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more. She is also a student in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program, and enjoys spending time with her family, listening to good music, and eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.