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Smoke and Mirrors - The Dangers of Social Media

Blog Posted:11/24/2019 2:41:00 PM

"The shrewd one sees the danger and conceals himself, but the inexperienced (naive*) keep right on going and suffer the consequences." - Proverbs 27:12

"How many of them have secret lives they don't want the world to know?  How many of them wear masks wherever they go...?" - Kelsey Sutton (author) 

 

When I first joined poetry soup as tommyboy some years ago (gee, has it been that long?) it was, in part, because of my dissatisfaction with other sites that cater to poetry and storytelling.  For those like me who have been around, this community is different in some important ways, ie, no porno, family friendly and generally supportive.  

Nevertheless, I also noticed some issues that I took to task by means of blog posts.  Issues such as no audio feature, the rating system, poet sponsored contests etal.  Happily, PS addressed some of those issues resulting in (imho) an improved experience.  We now have an audio option, the rating system has been abyssed, short stories have their own place on the site and a youtube feature was added.  

Even more fun were the blog posts on science and the Bible (Ha! good times) and the now infamous one on trolls, which, by the way, had one of the longest running threads in recent memory, though some failed to get the self-deprecating humor and the blog along with a certain poet who shall remain nameless were sent to Poetry Soup purgatory for a time (though I suspect the blog was condemned to oblivion).

I also wrote a blog on the dangers of social media which drew a variety of comments, some in support, some against.  Recent events have moved me to once again highlight some of the potential dangers of this form of communication.  While the statements may cause a polarization of viewpoints and feelings it is hoped that at least some will see the need to exercise a certain amount of caution.  After all, we want our social media experience to be a pleasant one.

1. It is a fact that some use social media to set up liaisons with minors for perverted purposes.  Thankfully, many of these dimwits are lured into a trap by the authorities and are taken away in handcuffs upon arrival.  Yet how many are never caught?  Young ones, please, please, please be careful!

2. It is a fact that many who utilize social media are not who they claim to be.  Under cover of relative anonymity they may invent personality traits they do not possess or post photos of themselves that are inaccurate, distorted or outright false.  It is important to keep a certain emotional distance from someone you do not and cannot really know.  Exercise caution when giving out personal information and if anyone makes you feel uncomfortable you can always use the block feature.

3. Some poets are especially talented at writing and it is easy to fall in love with someone's poetry.  Please be careful not to confuse the love you have for their awesome writes with personal attachment.  True love is founded on intimate knowledge of a person gained over a significant period of real life face-time.  On the other hand, infatuation is shallow and based on things like looks, talent, charisma and etc.  Some will say that their best friends can be found on social media.  But ask yourself, how well do I really know this person?  Many so-called social media friends have become cyber bullies to the very same persons they formerly embraced as a "friend."  And sadly some have even left their spouse and family to chase an online lover who turns out to be nothing like what they imagined.

4. Finally, social media is one of many modern tools available for communication.  When used with a proper amount of caution and without undue paranoia social media can be a useful and entertaining experience for most.  

This post is not meant to offend, condescend or annoy, nor is this a lame attempt to set myself up as some sort of expert or internet guru.  The statements made above have been well documented by researchers.   

Wishing you all a great week!

 

Me

 

* my addition in parenthesis

 

 

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Date: 12/3/2019 11:01:00 PM
I trust my instincts, and yes I would meet up with someone. In a very public place though, and after I've asked them a million questions :) By that time they've become a bit wary about meeting up with me Lol.....Maria
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Maria Williams
Date: 12/4/2019 11:15:00 PM
Cool, I like Qld, and you're welcome to come visit
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 12/4/2019 5:22:00 PM
Maria, I live in Qld. Next time I'm in Sydney you can ask me all the questions you like.
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Son of Spock
Date: 12/4/2019 12:07:00 PM
Group meet sounds cool. Maybe someday
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Maria Williams
Date: 12/4/2019 7:35:00 AM
Best to leave well alone then Keith. Haha
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 12/4/2019 7:21:00 AM
How do you solve a problem like Maria?...
Date: 11/27/2019 8:30:00 PM
I've got another question to ponder: is it necessary to post hundreds of blogs almost daily and (another pet peeve of mine) turn off the comments? Does anyone read them? Just curious. Brian...if you're listening...
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/30/2019 12:14:00 AM
Tommy, the best religious blog is the New Testament. I wouldn't lie to you - that's the gospel truth. Rob, tell Boo that Bonnie is a sweetheart and sends a tail wag right back at ya.
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rob carmack
Date: 11/29/2019 9:57:00 PM
I wouldn't mind Tommy if it were every day, but it is still gonna be; "few that be that find it." So I say yes. Keith - I would agree that the Joker is a better representation. Boo wishes to send a tail wag to your dog.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/29/2019 7:31:00 PM
Hey Rob, can I post an "educational" religious blog? Like, every other day? Say yes
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/29/2019 6:56:00 PM
Rob, you are playing the troll card whereas I see myself more as a joker. Some might argue I'm not playing with a full deck but that's only because I like to keep a few up my sleeve. My dog thinks I'm a big deal!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/29/2019 6:19:00 PM
Hey, hey, enough of this troll talk. Brian and I are serious contributors here. We both selflessly seek to educate and edify in a collaborative nurturing environment. We are the wheat among the chaff. And ever since I saw The Life of Brian I've been a big fan. Mate, if you're listening, any man who likes rugby league is okay with me. leave the trolls to me.
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rob carmack
Date: 11/29/2019 6:07:00 PM
Thank You Tommy. Something just occurred to me, perhaps, Brian is a troller too, just that he does it with blogs! The beauty of it, for it works (at least w/ Craig and Keith), but under the guise of 'educational' blog.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/29/2019 4:11:00 PM
You have my permission to troll me anytime Rob. I'd consider it a high honor
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rob carmack
Date: 11/29/2019 4:03:00 PM
Tommy, trolling is absolutely fun. I even like trolling the trolls. I figured Brian would not engage Keith, so I decided to do so on his behalf. No need to thank me Brian, for it's a labor of love.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/29/2019 3:55:00 PM
But trolling is fun Rob. Heck, you're a fellow troll at times yourself!
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rob carmack
Date: 11/29/2019 3:27:00 PM
It is ok Keith, some may read his informative blogs. And about the 'comments off', I think he just prefers soupmails. Also consider this; denying comments also denies the troll, thus, not able to distract from the purpose of his blogs. So the Devil's advocate counter; are you listening?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/28/2019 6:54:00 PM
Swat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/28/2019 4:10:00 PM
There's that danged bee again...
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 11/28/2019 10:00:00 AM
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/27/2019 8:35:00 PM
Some post too many poems, some too many blogs. No penalty violations I suppose. I'll give Brian his due, his blogs are always about poetry
Date: 11/25/2019 6:36:00 PM
Here is a question to ponder: If an online acquaintance asked to meet with you in person what would you do? No penalties for wrong answers just curious
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 12/2/2019 9:39:00 PM
Andrea, the fact that I have emailed you many times over the years makes me so annoyed that I have not met you in person yet...considering I am just a state away... the best laid plans of mice and me! ugh! If I drive to see my old pal in Arizona, I shall give you a heads up as I plan to drive thru Utah...
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/29/2019 7:28:00 PM
I got your message. i watched Catfish!! When a person talks by phone, letter, etc over many years to someone, sees FB pictures, sees the person's friends interacting with them, reads their poetry, over a long period of time, many personal conversations, hopefully they would start to see inconsistencies if the person were someone other then they claimed to be. I have always had very intimate friendships, and over time, the false ones drop out of my life.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/29/2019 7:22:00 PM
I think we would agree that trust takes time in any type of relationship. Even then trust can be betrayed after many years of friendship. In any case, this blog urges caution
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/29/2019 7:17:00 PM
If you can't trust someone after ten years of knowing a lot about them, how do people even trust a new friendship that is face to face and only shortly begun?
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/29/2019 2:13:00 PM
I'm happy for you Andrea. Pity the ones that were abducted, raped and/or murdered by their online pal. It's great when it works out well, but some caution in sending the wrong message is where I'm coming from that's all. Have a nice weekend
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/29/2019 12:36:00 PM
had one over to the house after meeting her in public. I had known her nearly 15 years before we finally met in person this summer.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/29/2019 12:35:00 PM
I've met three in person now. met all three in public. It was GREAT seeing them in person and we continue to have friendship.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/28/2019 4:20:00 PM
How about a dark movie theatre and watch a slasher flick? I've still got my hockey mask.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/28/2019 4:10:00 PM
Deffo not a pub. Maybe Starbucks
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 11/28/2019 10:03:00 AM
Yeah, I'd meet someone, after a million emails ... after researching them thoroughly with the aid of Australian Federal Police...yeah, I'd meet them publicly...not a pub though...
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Lady Labyrinth
Date: 11/28/2019 10:01:00 AM
my response to Trestrail below is, yes you are being folically profiled.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/27/2019 6:22:00 PM
No, not really...
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/27/2019 6:19:00 PM
"If we're going to be damned let's be damned for what we really are"
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/27/2019 6:15:00 PM
"An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind"
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/27/2019 5:55:00 PM
Am I being folically profiled?
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/27/2019 7:39:00 AM
Stonehearst it is. You can be Ben Kingsley because... Well you know. I'll be the guy who saves the loony girl
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/26/2019 10:40:00 PM
So the inmates would be running the asylum. Makes complete sense. I'm in...but only if we can dress in character.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/26/2019 8:39:00 PM
A convention? More like an asylum.
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/26/2019 5:01:00 PM
oh too bad...yeah, that would be lovely :)
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/26/2019 5:00:00 PM
lol! ask her if I can give you a gingerbread cookie too.. Happy Thanksgiving :)
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/26/2019 4:57:00 PM
It would be nice to meet everyone at a PS convention. That would be a safe place for all
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/26/2019 4:55:00 PM
Um... she says no sorry
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/26/2019 4:38:00 PM
Okay susan, but let me ask ma first
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Becca Teagan
Date: 11/26/2019 1:29:00 PM
It depends on who it is. There are some here that I would love to meet in person, but as Susan mentioned, it would be a public place.
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/26/2019 1:10:00 PM
I'll meet you at the Forum young Spock - in Sacramento or if you are lost in the northern wilds of Fiji (depending on time of year) :)
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/26/2019 7:37:00 AM
I agree with Susan, a public place for sure.
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Suzette Richards
Date: 11/26/2019 3:08:00 AM
Mother's ruin for me, thanks ... ;)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/26/2019 12:46:00 AM
Hmm...I don't drink coffee. We could do some shots down at the pub.
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Suzette Richards
Date: 11/26/2019 12:13:00 AM
I think that (most) people's personalities come through in their choice of words and subject matter - especially via their poetry. So, if I am suitably impressed/curious enough, I might agree to a coffee at Star Bucks ... If you are buying :)
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/25/2019 11:53:00 PM
I would say sure! Be happy to meet in a public place - not the back street alley. lol
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 11/25/2019 10:30:00 PM
Hmm, I don't stalk. You are the Wizard- of Oz!! Cool. :)
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/25/2019 9:31:00 PM
Brandy, yeah I'm the wizard of Oz. You can stalk me anytime.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/25/2019 9:24:00 PM
Ooh stalker!
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 11/25/2019 9:09:00 PM
I didn't know you lived in OZ... Hmm, thanks for letting me know Keith.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/25/2019 7:05:00 PM
Anytime you're in Oz look me up. You're buying.
Date: 11/25/2019 6:27:00 PM
Yes, lots of truth about social media. However, I HAVE found at least four of my best gal pals here at Soup. I intend to one day see some of them in person . Connie Marcum Wong for example, I met back in 2004. I think over time you can know the "reality" of your best friends!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 11/29/2019 12:38:00 PM
Keith, I accept. it is a public place, after all!!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/25/2019 6:47:00 PM
Andrea, I accept your invitation. You pick the movie. Nothing with Keanu Reeves or Adam Sandler!
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/25/2019 6:29:00 PM
Yes it does happen and when it does its really cool
Date: 11/25/2019 10:23:00 AM
Very good blog, Tom. A good reminder for us all. I have to admit, when I first started with social media, including here on poetry soup, I wasn't careful. I used to be a very trusting person. Not anymore. I was hurt, but it was a lesson learned, as most pain is. :)
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/27/2019 5:43:00 PM
I wish you were more active...
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/25/2019 3:49:00 PM
I remember. So sorry. You're the best!
Date: 11/25/2019 10:06:00 AM
great blog! Facebook's been an awesomely cheap way for me to keep in touch with family & old friends; also for reading up on things I'm interested in. The caveat that one must not take everything read or seen in media for truth still stands (all holy books included) I thought that was basic common sense by now! As to shrewdness versus inexperience: there are those who are experienced but still prefer to look on the good side coz it's not in their nature to be sly like those with lots to hide are prone to be; some just want to be mysterious. Action should trump words but the 'Darwin-lag' still makes many march to rhetoric alone.. society has to care for such but evolution's so slow :)
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/28/2019 1:36:00 AM
As long as i get A++ on the next test lol
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/28/2019 12:33:00 AM
I'll tutor you, Suzie. You won't learn much but it will be fun.
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/26/2019 5:59:00 PM
omgosh! I shall have to get another tutor! The current one is fired! Such a grade is simply unacceptable lol
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/26/2019 5:10:00 PM
You started with a D- but a humble answer raises you to a C+
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/26/2019 5:04:00 PM
oh..am I being tested? what my score? lol
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/26/2019 4:40:00 PM
Good answer
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/26/2019 2:04:00 PM
it is a 'theory' - and a lot of merit in its observances but again, not foolproof. One must stay curious always :)
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Becca Teagan
Date: 11/26/2019 1:43:00 PM
I'm curious- do you trust in the theory of evolution? lol
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/26/2019 12:05:00 PM
the issue is trust and you've advised one mustn't be too trusting even though it's innate. Of course, not all history is nonsense but it must all be taken with a grain of salt.. it's after all the observances/recall of people of a different time and place. I've never been a fan of history - I feel we dwell too much on it and thus it erases good innate qualities faster because preconceptions settle without observation being given a chance...we are all narcissistic; is that not the basis of the golden rule? Extreme self love - if I was guilty of that I'd be in the best shape my creator intended in the first place..not struggling with expression cos half my brain is defunct from carelessness lol
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/26/2019 7:41:00 AM
Not sure what you are implying but taken on surface it seems you are suggesting that all past history is nonsense and that unless you weren't personally there to meet and observe then nothing is to be taken as is. That would be narcissism to the extreme, and so you must have meant something else
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/25/2019 11:50:00 PM
trusting the now you interact with is hardly the same as what one has been brainwashed to believe...history is so incredibly distorted
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/25/2019 7:43:00 PM
Yes, to a degree. I've never met Jesus but I believe in him. Never met Christopher Columbus but I believe in him too. Ditto with the historicity of both
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 11/25/2019 6:51:00 PM
that's true but I think it was based on meeting and interacting with the actual people/person and not just reading something and then totally believing it
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/25/2019 3:50:00 PM
I think most people want to trust. It's innate
Date: 11/25/2019 4:48:00 AM
You make some very valid points, social media or any internet site can be dangerous and we should all use caution. I do feel that many poets on PS seem supportive and genuine but I agree you never really know who is behind their computer screens!
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/27/2019 5:45:00 PM
But I really am the son of Spock (sniff)
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Suzette Richards
Date: 11/25/2019 9:27:00 AM
I wholeheartedly agree with you on this point, Tania: We never know who is behind their computer screens. Many years ago, I went to the trouble to phone all my fb friends (from Vancouver to Manila - from London to Perth) to make sure that they are genuine people. I did route out some "dubious" characters, but are left with firm friends ... On PS, it is more difficult as many use pseudonyms .... A cold, hard fact, unfortunately.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/25/2019 7:15:00 AM
The majority I think are on any website. But there is always a handful to keep a wary eye on
Date: 11/25/2019 3:51:00 AM
I think that if you are easily flattered, this might leave the door open for future abuse. Just my penny's worth ... Wishing you a great week as well (with no ulterior motives :) )
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Date: 12/1/2019 5:54:00 PM
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Suzette Richards
Date: 11/25/2019 9:03:00 AM
Aren't I just?
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/25/2019 7:14:00 AM
You're such a flirt! ;)
Date: 11/24/2019 6:27:00 PM
The Internet and social media has become a hotbed for predators, trolls, bullies, criminals, extremists, and freaks of every description. The vulnerable are at the mercy of these jackals - sometimes even you and I. It is scary how much power a handful of Silicon Valley billionaires have over our daily lives and most of us don't even realise it. Governments don't rule this world, corporations do. Their reach is without borders and a far greater threat to our values and our way of life. Hmmm...where did that come from?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/24/2019 6:41:00 PM
Maybe later. Gotta check my Facebook page! Lol
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/24/2019 6:34:00 PM
That was actually quite good! More please
Date: 11/24/2019 5:51:00 PM
I don't feel offended, condescended, annoyed, or lamed. Blessed, though.
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 11/24/2019 11:14:00 PM
Indeed, a sage Son is a Good Son...
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/24/2019 8:36:00 PM
He's a more logical, yet kinder, gentler tommy
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/24/2019 8:29:00 PM
Not offended! That doesn't sound like Tommy.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/24/2019 6:11:00 PM
Gee, I guess I didn't try hard enough ;)
Date: 11/24/2019 4:06:00 PM
I don't get it. Are you saying my looks, talent and charisma are all an illusion?
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 11/24/2019 11:15:00 PM
Self esteem profusion..
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 11/24/2019 10:57:00 PM
Confusion or Conclusion?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/24/2019 6:31:00 PM
Confusion.
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/24/2019 6:10:00 PM
Illusion or delusion? Heh
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/24/2019 5:24:00 PM
Sheesh! Thanks Brandy, I'm fragile enough as it is.
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 11/24/2019 4:12:00 PM
Nah, he's not saying that at all. No way!!!
Date: 11/24/2019 3:30:00 PM
Interesting Blog!! Tommy Boy!! You make so many valid points here. It is Easy to get tangled up in some of the Dangers of Social Media. Being Careful is Key. I hope you have a wonderful week as well. Thank you for being honest!! For always being You!! :) Brandy
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Brandy Nicole
Date: 11/24/2019 10:56:00 PM
:) I know. Thank you Keith.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 11/24/2019 8:54:00 PM
Awww!!!
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Son of Spock
Date: 11/24/2019 6:10:00 PM
Thanks for being so nice

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Smoke and Mirrors - The Dangers of Social Media
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