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Social Media Bullying

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Last night I attended #smcakl (Social Media Club, Auckland) event to hear a panel discuss “Is Social Media Anti-Social?”

What do you think?

There was a lot of talk about Charlotte Dawson’s passing and her experience with cyber bullying, on the Twitter platform.

Question: When you become famous or successful, do you somehow get more haters?

I think so, unfortunately. The forum talked about (personally) moderating your content, brand management, the pitfalls of social media and the accessibility of voice, to all.

Some people choose to reveal everything they do via social: take pictures on Instagram, microblog on Twitter, post updates on Facebook and film on SnapChat.

Where does it all stop?

Having a digital footprint is essential in today’s world, however you need to manage the content, how you communicate to followers and most importantly, don’t take the feedback too harshly. Human beings sometimes speak with no filters, is that okay?

In conclusion: social media is modern communication in the online world. Just don’t forget about the offline relationships and networking events, that keep us real.

Project whore: interview #2

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1. What are your thoughts on prostitution?

Prostitution. I guess, this conjures up (for me) the seedy side of sex… people that pay for it must not be “able” to get sex through a mutual loving or caring for each other, as individuals..it’s the whole “transactional” thing that I suppose gets me..that it’s still very in the shadows of society, and it does intrigue me why people become prostitutes and the emotional impact it must have.

2. Have you slept with a sex worker before?

Never slept with a sex worker.

3. Why or why not?

Never felt the need or desire.

4. What does the word ‘whore’ mean to you?

Whore means to me, a woman who allows her body to be used easily by lots of men…for whatever reason.

5. Do you belief in monogamy?

I used to believe in it, but think it’s unrealistic.

6. Have you…

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LOVE Questionnaire: Sponsor For #projectsalt

LOVE Questionnaire: Sponsor For #projectsalt

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1. What is LOVE (in your opinion)?

The feeling you have for the people who mean the most to you and who can make you smile when no one/nothing else can.

2. Do you believe in love?

Absolutely.

3. What are your dreams re above?

To give as much as I receive.

4. Who was your (childhood) sweetheart?

The sister of a friend.

5. When did you first feel butterflies in your tummy?

When I was 7.

6. Were you ever besotted with anyone? Why and for how long?

Yes, during university for 2 years.

7. What has changed for you now (present day) with the word ‘love’?

It becomes absolute when you have a child.

8. Have your ever written love poetry? Or love notes?

No. Songs, yes.

9. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes.

10. What is the most (important) lesson you have learnt through…

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“It Is Here” by Harold Pinter

It Is Here
(for A)

What sound was that?

I turn away, into the shaking room.

What was that sound that came on in the dark?
What is this maze of life it leaves us in?
What is this stance we take,
to turn away, and then turn back?
What did we hear?

It was the breath we took when we first met.

Listen.
It is here.

~ Harold Pinter

Inappropriateness: Be Careful What You Say, Always

Recently, I was talking with a group of people – who did not know each other – until that moment. The conversation was generally light-hearted relating to work, film, family and actors’ agents. Without any warning, this person sitting next to me said, “How many children do you have?” There was a look of bemusement and shock on this woman’ s face, who was sitting opposite him. She responded “I don’t actually have any children.” She was left dumbfounded and speechless, by his comments. What just happened? He just asked an inappropriate question, to someone who now thinks, she looks like a ‘mummy’ (whatever that means) and needs to upgrade her eye cream. You never ask a woman if she is pregnant, because she could just be overweight, that is all. Also, never ask anyone’s age outright, or be prepared for the backlash – boom!

Are you satisfied?

Are you satisfied?

The pressure is on, when you are dating. You are constantly thinking about the pro’s and con’s of ‘this’ relationship, especially if you are divorced, with children or a workaholic. On the first date, if they want to split the bill, there will not be a second encounter. Most women share the same opinion. You ask a series of questions, relating to their tastes in everything, from coffee bean to favorite book. Then maybe you sleep with them, however long it takes you. Then hopefully you can be intimate, and happy. Why waste your valuable time, if not? Sometimes we can be lonely, if single. However, if you are in relationship, just because, that is melancholic. Simple.