Take this week’s free read, by Sarah Ockler: when pictures of protagonist Lucy kissing her best friend’s boyfriend surface on Facebook and go viral, her high school experience is tossed into turmoil and by Monday morning, she’s been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc.In honor of —and as a balm for anyone who has gotten burned by social media—I’ve put together a list of a few movies, shows, and books that focus on the more unfavorable uses of social media. The best possible scenario is if you can say something about it like “I’ve been rocking out to Bon Jovi since my dad gave me my first tape of them when I was 8 [true story btw]” and then ask a question like “what’s your fave song? Assuming you weren’t able to parlay whatever you mentioned about her profile into a question, now’s the time to ask her something. At least that way if she deems you cute it gives her something to respond back to with ease. Nothing makes you look stupider than simple spelling errors and not knowing the difference between your and you’re. "Dance like no one's watching, because life is too short not to be enjoyed" I am a people person - developed from 22 years in the hospitality industry and meeting many interesting people.
If you’re a risk taker you can compliment her hair which goes over amazing about 50% of the time…but has also been known to completely bomb. Eyes and smile (not mouth or lips) are okay and if you really feel compelled you can use words like beautiful or stunning (which I get all the time, and I guess it goes over well, at the very least it doesn’t work against). The truth is, girls are smarter than you’re giving us credit for. And even if we would’ve given you a chance, we likely won’t now since your lazy message tells us you think we aren’t worth it. The same thing goes for saying anything that demonstrates you didn’t do step 1 above. Some spoilers may be discussed, so just keep that in mind before reading on.1) UNFRIENDED: In this t’s been a few months since Laura Barns live streamed her suicide after being relentlessly bullied because of a video posted on Facebook (It’s a really messed up video).Kaveh Daneshvar was thrilled when he was invited to speak at a molecular biology meeting next month in Banff, Canada.Daneshvar, a molecular geneticist, is finishing a postdoc at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and is preparing to go on the job market.The US government has issued conflicting statements on whether the provisions apply to people such as Daneshvar who hold visas that would otherwise permit them to live, work or study in the United States — including those with the permanent resident visas known as green cards.Nature spoke to more than 20 researchers affected by the new policy, who described their feelings of fear, shock and determination.p .main-container #login input[type=text], .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login input[type=text] .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login div .main-container .remember-forgot .main-container .main-container .main-container #login div label .main-container button .main-container #social .main-container #social span .main-container #social span.facebook .main-container #social span.google .main-container #social span.twitter .main-container #social span.yahoo .main-container .main-container . And I know this seems tedious because you might message 10 chicks and only get 1 response back but it matters, and it’s probably what got the 1 chick. As her “friends” hash out their prom plans over a group video chat, an unexpected visitor joins them and begins to pit each character against each other as deep secrets are revealed over video chat.WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: Despite the kitschy set up, this is a pretty fun movie. The swift and brutal comeuppance dealt out to Laura’s tormentors may have a few viewers cheering.Let’s take a moment to acknowledge something we’ve all been thinking since before we were trapped in the awful schoolyard politics of picking out our Myspace Top Eight: social media is the devil.Whether it acts as an irresistible avenue to compare your life to everyone you went to high school with (I’ll save you the trouble: they’re all doing better than you), provides you with hours of scrolling entertainment when you should be paying attention to class, or anything in between, social media has taken over a huge portion of our lives. ) come from our society’s addiction to social media but what about it’s capacity for misuse and exploitation?I have both feet on the ground, am open minded and not afraid to take chances.