Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft. The NTSB does not release or confirm the names of crewmembers or people involved in transportation accidents to the media. We work hard to ensure that only appropriate factual information regarding an investigation is released and deeply regret today’s incident.The NTSB, in a press release revealing that an intern
I’ve poured my blood, sweat, tears, energy and money into for almost 2 years. I was both astonished and demoralized to find that my entire brand, image and web personality was swiped for use in a marketing campaign by some massive multi-billion dollar a year company, without ever being asked for permission or acknowledged.Turner Barr, creator of the popular travel blog Around The World In 80 Jobs (currently down) • Discussing the theft of his concept by a human relations company, Adecco, which was so adept at stealing the concept that they trademarked the name themselves, created a video similar to Barr’s that featured an actor pretending to be a travel blogger, and overtook Barr’s own concept in the search results. The company defended its actions on its Facebook page, stating: “We understand there is concern with the use of the term ‘Around The World In 80 Jobs’ and we take this seriously. We’ve worked to resolve this and to create a mutually beneficial solution. We will continue to do so.” Dear Adecco: If you feel like stealing the concept for ShortFormBlog, please don’t.