Tagged: social media

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“Got my back?” Check one: Y / N

There is no easy way to convey how on our guard or walking on eggshells some people of color (especially QPoC) are in predominantly white spaces.

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“…being offended is pointless”

Have been seeing “…being offended is pointless” and similar sentiments lately, usually when being told “there are more important things to worry about”, and I disagree.

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Climbing out of the abyss

I’m slowly coming out of a major funk, but I still think I’m a horrible person. It’s sometimes really difficult to reconcile those things.

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People Can Die From Exposure

[The first in a pair–perhaps later a series?–of articles about work, ownership and compensation online. What I have to say is nothing new, but hopefully can add to the growing chorus of voices about it.] Recently Wil Wheaton went off...

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social media: instagram mosaic

So… that’s new. I’m used to getting random favorites and followers on instagram and most of them being “buy followers!” accounts, but this is a new tactic. At least it’s new to me. It’s definitely impressive and is banking on...

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snow: The Late Late Late Frost

Dear Late Frost, Oh, we’ve had some good times over Winter and right on into Spring. You even played hide and seek for a few days–here and there–and let us run around in the sun… and when you discovered that...

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city love: no homo

Presented without comment. Also… hi! It’s been a while.. again. I had honestly meant to make this year more of a “I’m going to write this year!” but that obviously didn’t happen. Immediately after Christmas, I came back to house...

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40: the big (?) four-oh…

As I just received what is likely my last birthday gift this past weekend, I suppose I can safely say that birthday time has now ended. Especially as all of my grandparents have passed, so there won’t be any strangely...

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twitter: happy hour

Last night, a friend mentioned–rightfully so–that it had been ages since we’d seen each other. I offered the following retort, which I will admit, is very true… Not that I’m a lush or anything, I just like getting together with friends and having a few drinks and laughs.

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twitter tuesday: Impostors!

Unless you’re the one raking in money from the duped masses, chances are good that you don’t like spam. Estimates say that nearly 80-90% of all incoming e-mail these days is from spam senders. Thank goodness most of them haven’t...

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culture: Allen Funt called…

The days of “Candid Camera” are long gone. Nowadays, hidden cameras are used for exposes and stings claiming to be in the public interest, but shining a disturbing light on private (?) interactions.

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TGIF: cheers and jeers

Jeers: File this first one in that category for things you want to say but that you should still give an additional 5-10 seconds of thought before so doing. [Warning, some of the tweets and/or Facebook comments linked in this...

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facebook: just like Pepperidge Farm

…it remembers. But in a much more creepy way than a pleasant elder reminiscing about the good ol’ days. Right on the tail end of writing about Twitter following in Facebook’s shoes with their Who To Follow recommendations, Facebook decided...

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twitter: no, thanks!

I’ve never been an “it is what it is” person. In fact, I can’t stand that phrase. I always felt that it was the difference between dissent and acceptance, even though it usually refers to something you can’t do anything about.

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culture: twitter “welcomes” Kanye

As noted by TechCrunch, last year after the Taylor Swift fiasco, Kanye West couldn’t be bothered with twitter and was annoyed–to say the least–by all the fake accounts that popped up to mock him. Well clearly he’s come around on...