Cyber Activism

Public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada… Propose a new agreement to protect our oceans… Canada Post: don’t end home delivery… Minister Alexander: Let the Pusuma family stay in Canada… Stop puppy mills and prohibit the sale of household pets… Malala: Stand with me and the Nigerian girls… One click to join these … More Cyber Activism

Let me text you instead

Nobody calls anybody anymore. Yesterday, I held my cellphone in my hand, overcome by this urge to talk to somebody–to hear somebody’s voice. I could no longer stand the status updates, the automatic thumbs-up I give with a click of my mouse. I wanted some *real* socializing, for Goodness’ sake. But I couldn’t dial the … More Let me text you instead

Facebook Narcissism

So I came across this book, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Enlightenment. I haven’t read the actual book, but I did read the thought-provoking summary: Narcissism-an inflated view of the self-is everywhere. Public figures say it’s what makes them stray from their wives. Parents teach it by dressing children in T-shirts that say “Princess.” … More Facebook Narcissism

Attention.

I’m sick of the social media. I really am. It’s a bottomless black hole, swirling with wasted minutes. I try to be frugal and conscientious, but these attention-seekers continue to nag at my consciousness. Gently tugging and prompting and ushering and pulling me back. I want to get away. It’s hard to resist. The gravity … More Attention.