I recently hired a new virtual assistant who resides in Kenya. He’s sharp, he gets my directives and is efficient. The hitch? Apparently facebook doesn’t really like him.
On four (4) separate occasions this week, facebook temporarily locked us both out of my account. This has not only repeatedly disrupted my authorizations from other applications and social media work, klout, facebook messenger (now a vital communication piece), and Microsoft Outlook integration, but it’s sucked a bunch of my time up, too!
It seems only I can unlock my account from my office computer, so poor Sam sits idle at night and then has to wait for me to come to the office in the morning to unlock the accounts.
Can you say annoying? After jumping through facebook’s little hoop four times, all I can say is can you get the hint, facebook?!
Well, no more – I recently turned on the VPN box I have sitting in Amazon’s cloud. The same VPN in Singapore that I used to get on facebook from China. Let’s hope that Sam can use this to get online and get to work.
I’d hate turn him to the door because of a social network that won’t let me inherently trust a whole country or ISP. I can’t imagine what would happen if I traveled to Kenya and wanted to post updates on my travels. Yikes!