Category Archives: Social Media

Social Media

 How Much Is Too Much

Last night I overhear a little girl talking to her friend on the bus. She was saying how much she wanted to go to sleep over camp so she could take pictures to post on Facebook and Instagram. What struck me was not the fact that she wanted to do this but rather how earnest she seemed about it as it was the most import thing in the world. I had to smile.

On deeper reflection I couldn’t help thinking that there are so many adults who like this little girl posting on Facebook and Instagram is a very serious matter. They eat, live, sleep and breathe for the moment they post something and get the likes and comments. For some it is almost like an obsession a fix to get them through the day. The trouble is these people often put too much of their lives on public display. While others encourage them (Many of whom ironically, keep their own lives private) it is not necessarily a good thing.

Identity theft is a major problem and just because it hasn’t happened to you yet doesn’t mean it can’t happen. People don’t have to know where you shop what you bought and what expensive gifts you got. Don’t broadcast to the world when we you going on vacation where you are going and how long you will be staying. Robbers love to know all this information. Remember if you do not enable your privacy settings it means everyone can see all of what you post. Sharing does not mean the world has to know everything about you!

Death of Robin Williams

Today we continue to mourn the death of Robin Williams. It is believed that the actor may have committed suicide. I for one was saddened and shocked by the news of his death. He was a great actor and such a comedian. He was able to make so many of us smile and we will always remember those moments.  His death however drives home some serious truths – Success does not guarantee happiness. It does not automatically give you a life devoid of problems. It also emphasizes the importance of paying closer attention to our loved ones who are having problems and never assume that they will never take their lives. Let us all play our part to help prevent suicide.

I hope the press will not delve too deep in his private life just to make sensational news.  Instead let us all remember the Robin Williams we all knew, the man who entertained us and made us smile.

Gone too soon, but we will always remember you. Perhaps you didn’t know it but you were dearly loved. The demons that you fought you will have to fight no more. Enjoy your sleep and may your soul Rest In Peace.

Jamaica Independence

On this day on August 6, 1962 the island of Jamaica gained independence from British rule. Today Jamaica celebrates 52 years of Independence. In spite of our problems both socially and economically we have a lot to be thankful for and to be proud of.

Although a small nation our presence is felt throughout the world. Our music have transcended throughout the world Our singers and performing artists have held their place among some of the greats through generations. In sports our people strive for excellence and excel in competitions. We have the distinguished privilege of having one of our own holding the title of fastest man in the world. That is a huge accomplishment.

May we all strive to live by our Motto ‘Out of Many One People’ On this our fifty-second independence let us move forward in strength and unity in the pursuit of social and economic independence. Let us be proud of her heritage, our people and all of our other achievements. Let us be proud of our country Jamaica, the land of our birth

Dawn of the Planet of Apes

 

Last week I watched Dawn of the Planet of Apes. Wonderful movie, I loved it and is looking forward to see the next movie in the series. The interesting thing about this movie is how much it depicts the fighting among mankind. In the movie it is Apes against human. However in our reality it is humans against humans in bloody, senseless wars.

The movie drives home the hard truth that people who are hungry for power will risk the lives of their own people to obtain that power and many die needlessly. When we look at what is currently happening in the Middle East one can only wonder how many will have to die before there is peace between Israel and Palestine. Will it have to take an act of nature to bring about a total destruction of Gaza for this fighting to stop? Do they realize that when they are all dead the land will still be there?

Stupid Yahoo Questions


You would be surprised at some of the questions people ask. Here is a few that I want to share with you.

I slept with a girl and now she is pregnant. There are two possible fathers and neither of us think it is us anyways. What if she is not the mom to begin with, will it be another guy’s child? HELP!
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I don’t know if my daughter is mine. I gave birth to her but I’m not sure if it’s my boyfriend cheating on me and I had his other girlfriend baby. Can someone help me?
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I swallowed an ice cube whole and I haven’t pooped it out. I’m really scared…is it stuck?
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My girlfriend is pregnant and we didn’t have sex. How could this have happened?
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These are some of the dumbest questions that people ask on Yahoo.  Makes you wonder…was everyone born with a brain?

Celine Dion

We often wait until people die before we commend them. It is when they die that you hear how great they were. So here am I taking this opportunity to commend Celine Dion for her contribution to the music industry. She is one of my favorite artist and one of the greatest singer ever. Her music never gets old. Here is one of my favorites, A New Day as Come.

Farewell Maya Angelou

The world has lost another great soul in the passing of Maya Angelou. The famous Author, Poet and Civil Rights 
Activist died at her home yesterday at the age of eighty-six. She was a wonderful woman who inspired the world 
with her quotes and poems. She was like the words of this poem, a phenomenal woman.

Phenomenal Woman
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Maya Angelou

Sleep well Maya Angelou. May your soul Rest In Peace.

Facebook Hoax That People Fall For

Face book has changed their privacy settings once more! Due to the new, “graph app” anyone on face book (including other countries) can see your pictures, likes, & comments. The next 2 weeks I will be posting this, and please once you have done it please post DONE!!! Those of you who do not keep my information from going…… out to the public, I will have to DELETE YOU! I want to stay PRIVATELY connected with you. I post shots of family that I don’t want strangers to have access to! This happens when friends click “like” or “comment”…automatically, their friends would see our posts, too. Unfortunately, we cannot change this setting by ourselves because Face book configured it that way. PLEASE place your mouse over my name above (DO NOT CLICK), a window will appear, now move the mouse on “FRIENDS” (also without clicking), then down to “settings”, click here and a list will appear. REMOVE the CHECK on “LIFE EVENTS and “COMMENTS & LIKES”. By doing this, my activity among my friends and family will no longer become public. Now, copy & paste this on your wall. Once I see this posted on your page, I will do the same. Thank You.

This is one of the myths that appears on Facebook from time to time.  I think one of the reason I don’t fall for this is that I don’t like being told what to do especially when that request comes with a threat.  Another reason is,  all Face book account come with a privacy setting for a reason; it gives you the power to determine who sees your posts.

Keep in mind the fact that nothing about Face book is private.  If there are things that you do not want people to know or pics you don’t want people to see do not put it on Face book period!  Not all your Face book friends may actually be your friend, so unless you have just a couple of trusted friends in your circle things will get around.  Besides if it actually worked like that, do you think it a good idea to depend on others to keep the things you post private?  Think about it.