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Sorry Facebook, I’m Breaking Up With You

dearDear Facebook,

It’s with some regret that I must tell you that it’s time to go our separate ways.

It’s not me. It’s you.

Ok, maybe it’s us, but that’s not important.

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harm caused by good intent is still harm

Ruining lives on social media

Has social media become the new Neighborhood Watch or is it just a lynch mob of supposedly well-meaning Netizens trying to grab a little fame for their do-good ways? Maybe we should look at some of the lives that have been ruined before making that decision? Read more

riding the negativity train

Stop seeking the negative

Did you hear the Internet uproar recently about BudLight’s ad campaign that featured the phrase “The perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary?” The keepers of all that is right and fair in the world were notably flustered and offended. And who doesn’t love to be offended from time to time? Me, actually. Read more

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Stuck to the Negativity Magnet

Thanks to the recent, ugly departure of the Florida State University Seminoles from the College Football Playoffs, there has been a considerable amount of commiserating and complaining online. A mutual friend of ours made the comment that FSU fans are the worst. Being from Boston, myself, I’ve always heard the same negative reaction to [Red Sox | Patriots | Bruins] fans. And yet, both Jodi and I have known so many great, polite, enthusiastic, and friendly fans of our teams, we wondered where these opinions come from? And then it struck me. Read more