Tag: Social Media

Social media contract templates for these contentious times

Has your relationship with your social media contacts changed for the worse since the election? Perhaps these social media contract templates can help return your feeds to what you expect. Copy the contract that fits your situation, and select from the bracketed options. Choose all that apply. Dear person I follow on [popular social media platform],... Read more »

Why you should turn on two-factor authentication

For today’s Works for Me Wednesday I am sharing one of my most basic pieces of computer security advice: Enable two-factor authentication (a.k.a. two-step verification) on every account you can. Two-factor authentication is a simple way to prevent someone else from getting access to your accounts. I’ve written about this before (including here, here, and here),... Read more »

#blackolivesmatter, or the peril of misreading a hashtag

#blackolivesmatter, or the peril of misreading a hashtag
Why do I use that hashtag? Because I’m tired of ugly prejudice tainting this beautiful country. I’ve always been uncomfortable when people around me–often friends who I otherwise respect–start spouting hate, and I’m finally speaking out about it. You “hate” black olives? Why? Do you really feel that way, or are you just echoing things... Read more »
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20 things Facebook likes may really mean

20 things Facebook likes may really mean
If you post something on Facebook there is a good chance that someone will click the like button, but what do those Facebook likes really mean? Sure, sometimes someone clicks the Facebook like button to say “I like this,” but what if they click like on a picture of your loved one who died or... Read more »

Social media and a friend from college who was not my college friend

Last weekend I got to spend time with a friend from college. To be specific, she is a friend I know from college, but we were not friends when we were in college. There was no dramatic reason why we were not friends. She was a few years ahead of me. We were in the... Read more »

Do you lie on Facebook?

“My dad died last night.” “Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss.” “What did you say about him?” “When?” “When you prayed for him.” “Well…I guess…” “Did you pray for him?” “I don’t really pray much at all. Nothing against your dad.” “But you said you’d pray. When I posted on Facebook that dad was... Read more »
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Social media makes me feel like a mother again

Social media makes me feel like a mother again
Today I am proud to share a guest post by my mom, Jaloo Zelonis. I graduated from high school, went to college, got a job, got married and raised a family long before the Internet became available or social media became popular. For most of my adult life, I was geographically separated from my mother,... Read more »

Vacation or Dead?

“So what do you think: vacation or dead?” “This is messed up.” “Come on. Her last post was 6 days ago. Normally she posts every few hours. At least. So do you think she is on vacation or she died?” “If you find out she did actually die you’ll feel bad for joking about it.”... Read more »

10 very short stories about technology

10 very short stories about technology
When I started Fiction Friday I was looking for a way to reinvigorate my imagination in quick bursts of flash fiction. Some weeks I know well ahead of time what will write. Some weeks an idea didn’t come until Thursday. However, a theme that that has emerged is short stories about technology. I guess it... Read more »
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Antisocial Media: short fiction based on a true story

“Come on. Absolutely everyone does it.” “If absolutely everyone jumped off a bridge does that mean I should too?” “Maybe. If everyone came back from jumping off the bridge alive and uninjured and continued to jump off bridges, sometimes for hours, and they told you that jumping off bridges was a super fun way to... Read more »