OS Pissing Wars, Seriously?

I don’t regularly rant much about these sorts of things but I had an exchange recently on LinkedIn with someone whom I won’t mention simply because I’m going to take the high road here and NOT be a dick.

Not sure if it’s happened to you or anyone you know, but in the past few weeks I’ve received, twice now, invitations on LinkedIn from people whom desire to connect with me. Cool, I think. WRONG! Upon accepting their connection thinking they may have a business or partnership idea or whatnot I find in their response that they personally DID NOT initiate the invitation to connect, and even go as far to tell me they have no idea who I am or why their account ever sent me a connection request. Ok, I get it. Sometimes we click things we didn’t intend, sometimes we leave our accounts open at a coffee shop, and sometimes we just simply have crappy passwords and actually get hacked by someone. It happens right?

Here is the latest example of one such exchange, the last comment (at the top) is what really blows my mind here:

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NO. You didn’t really just do that. What this guy is basically telling me is that *I* received a LinkedIn invitation to connect with him NOT because someone compromised his account and sent it or maybe he even sent it accidentally, but because the Android mobile app for LinkedIn on MY PHONE is “ill-behaved” and somehow managed to initiate a connection request from his account to mine?

Yep, and that totally has an effect on the fact that I received the invitation initially on my Windows PC. Come to think about it, I suppose Windows 8 could be “ill-behaved” too, maybe I should have tried logging into LinkedIn on a Mac, then I’ll bet it would all be rainbows and unicorns, right? Maybe this would have never happened?

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… and hundreds of thousands of IT administrators, engineers, and techies in general wonder why the “users” never give you kudos, why you are stuck in your dead-end careers, and why people consistently walk all over you and never take your advice or learn anything from you.

It’s because you’re full of yourself!

 

Here’s how I feel about Android:

give-a-shitAnd here’s how I feel about iOS:

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When you figure out how to step back from the tech and see the need and solution instead, you’ll realize that nobody really cares what tech they use so long as it does what they need it to do… unless you’re a geek, in which case then that’s cool; but nobody really cares.

Seriously though. It’s 100% possible your account was compromised… so what? It’s possible. You being in IT yourself doesn’t make you immune to hacking simply because you’re supposed to know better. We don’t all pick the best passwords and sometimes we leave things logged in, or maybe even accidentally click on something we didn’t intend on. Maturity in professional services (like IT administration) means you own up and move on, not respond insinuating that the OS I chose to use on my mobile device is responsible for your poor password choice.

And for those who DO give a shit? the data don’t lie bro – Android is blowing the doors off of iOS:

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From here: http://www.dazeinfo.com/2014/04/01/apple-inc-aapl-ios-smartphone-market-2014/