And Everything In Between: Social Media, Social Interaction, Social Overexposure?

I officially feel uncomfortably overexposed on social media.
(More on being comfortably  overexposed, later..)

The moment
Whilst engaging with a member of the male gender on a dating app last Sunday, I had a moment where I felt uncomfortable about my social media presences.

The conversation went like this —

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Next Charlie Hebdo Cover Unveiled

A very moving cover.

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Next Charlie Hebdo cover unveiled – CBS News.

hebdo.jpg“The cover has an Arabic man – possibly Mohammed or some other prophet – holding up a “Je suis Charlie” sign. A single tear is falling from his eye. Above the man is the caption “Tout est Pardonne” – all is forgiven….

After the world wide show of support, Charlie Hebdo was set to publish 1 million issues on Wed, instead of its regular run of 60,000 copies.

On Monday night, CBS News’ Elizabeth Palmer reported the Charlie Hebdo run would be 3 million.”

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Facebook unveils ThreatData framework to help investigate, analyze and combat Internet threats

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Keeping up with hackers and other threats on the Web is a never-ending challenge, in particular for large businesses such as Facebook. To that end, Mark Zuckerberg’s company today unveiled a security-focused framework called ThreatData, which aims to simplify ?

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Facebook now has over 1 billion active mobile users

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed today that the company now has over 1 billion monthly active users on mobile devices. Zuckerberg cited the statistic during an investor call to discuss the just-announced acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR. In the ?

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The Salvation Army starts War.

Short and Sweet article by TJ chase, won’t be buying from the Salvos stores anymore!

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Salvation Army says “Gays Need to Be Put to Death”

Christmas, it is the time of the year for holiday shopping, and also hearing the bell ringers for the Salvation Army collection donations. Those donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and Christmas toys for children in need. The charity collects millions of dollars in donations every year, and they distribute it to needy families, seniors, and the homeless in keeping with the spirit of the holiday season.


The Salvation Army has expressed their Christian beliefs in the past, stating that they do not accept the LGBTQ lifestyle, nor do they stand up for gay marriage. Salvation Army went on record recently, stating that LGBTQ parents should be put to death as the bible instructs. Major Andrew Craibe, a Salvation Army Media Relations Director, went on public radio hosted by journalist Serena Ryan, to discuss a recent call by LGBTQ parents for…

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The October 1968 Olympics and the spirit of freedom

Really thought provoking! – PIK



by Philip Ferguson

Today, October 16, marks the 45th anniversary of one of the smallest but most dramatic protests of the 1960s, the clenched fist salute on the 200 metres victory dais at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.  To understand what happened and why it became so famous, some context is necessary.

1968 was a year of rebellions across the face of the globe.  In January 1968, the Vietnamese liberation forces struck hard against the US-led occupation forces and Washington’s puppet regime in Saigon, launching the Tet Offensive.

Early in the year events began in Czechoslovakia which led to the ‘Prague Spring’.  A radical student movement, demanding more democracy and equality, emerged in Yugoslavia.  In France, students and workers shook the French capitalist establishment to its core in May and June.  Students rebelled in Italy, and workers; struggles increased there too.

Even in sleepy New Zealand, the workers’ movement…

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Wondering About Fascism

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Observing the political scene, you might sometimes wonder whether America could ever turn into a fascist state. But aside from identifying Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany as its prime examples, not everyone agrees what fascism is.

In The Anatomy of Fascism, political scientist and historian Robert O. Paxton offers his answer. Published in 2004, it’s a book that’s worth reading. Here are some of his conclusions:

“The moment has come to give fascism a usable short handle, even though we know that it encompasses its subject no better than a snapshot encompasses a person.

Fascism may be defined as a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence, and without ethical or legal…

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