Congratulations to Internal Auditor Sungwook Kim for being named the July recipient of Socket's You-Make the-Difference Award!

Sungwook is originally from Pusan, a port city on the southeastern part of South Korea.  He moved here nine years ago and began working for Socket in October 2010.  Sung received several nominations and votes from his co-workers this month.  “Sung is a great asset for Socket,” says a fellow employee. “He comes in early and stays late. He is diligent and thorough. Sung definitely deserves this award.”

When asked for his impression of Missouri, Sung replied that he loves this state.  Although he grew up as a city dweller, Sung has learned that he really enjoys Missouri’s beautiful outdoors.

Remember opting in to that psychology experiment Facebook performed in early 2012? Well you did, according to their terms of service.

In January 2012, Facebook manipulated the news feed posts of approximately 700,000 users to highlight either negative or positive emotions, to see if this would influence those users’ moods and status updates. After publishing the results last week, Facebook claimed that their terms of service (which all Facebook users must agree to) include the right to use any data they collect for research.

Congratulations to Field Services Technician Frank Stefanizzi for being named the June recipient of Socket's You-Make the-Difference Award!

Frank is originally from Guttenberg, New Jersey. (Fun fact: Steve Carrell lived in Guttenberg during his stint with The Daily Show.) In his younger days, Frank enjoyed partying it up on the Jersey Shore (before the show), renting a house every summer with 12 other guys with names like Vinnie and Tony.

Fortunately, his journeys eventually brought him to Missouri in 2001, and to Socket just a little over three years ago.