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Wendy’s Tells Customers To Tweet At Wrong Username Two Weeks Too Early

Barry got a flyer for a cool new social media promotion at Wendy’s. It looks fun and simple enough: just take a picture of your chicken sandwich and tweet it with a specific hashtag. He writes that what should be a simple enough promo became needlessly complicated because of two mistakes on the part of Wendy’s: they handed flyers out two weeks before the actual start date of the promotion, and directed people to the wrong Twitter account. You know, minor details. [More]

Is It Worth Hacking Into A School’s System To Change Your Kid’s Grade By 1 Percent?

Is It Worth Hacking Into A School’s System To Change Your Kid’s Grade By 1 Percent?

A mom in Pennsylvania has been accused of breaking into the computer system of a school district she used to work for to change her kids’ grades. While she  allegedly switched one failing grade to a “medical exception,” she also took the time to give her son’s 98% grade a nice kick up to 99%, said officials. Poor kids — sounds like she might be tough to please. [More]