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Facebook, Queer Folks and What’s In a Real Name

Facebook has recently been enforcing their “real/legal names” policy, resulting in a disproportionate number of members of the LGBTQ community being forced to change the name displayed on their Facebook profile. This includes a significant number of drag performers and members of the drag community. Facebook policy around names: Facebook is a community where people
Category: Activism

This Is Why I Use the Facebook Check-In Tool And You Should Too

I recently saw a disgruntled status update from a Facebook friend announcing that he wanted to “block check-ins” because he didn’t bloody care where we are spending our time. I get that. Facebook is filled with all sorts of frivolous and irritating information about our friends, things we don’t have a need to know. But
Category: Activism

I Might Have Reported You on Facebook, But They’ll Never Tell

Facebook has some nifty privacy and community safety tools that are far from perfect, but do let all of us play a role in keeping the online community safer. There are many things you can do to “protect” yourself from having to see content that you don’t like – you can unfollow someone but remain
Category: Culture

Do Pgh Memes Inherently Have To Be Racist, Transphobic and Vicious?

This is why we can’t have nice things in Pittsburgh. Content Notes: lots of hate. And few allies calling it out. I pretty much think of any new “rah rah Pittsburgh” effort as a reflection on the #NextPgh concept. And this is not always good. There’s a new Facebook Page called “Pittsburgh Meme” that is
Category: Activism

Oh, I Burn Bridges But They Seem To Self-Resurrect …

Category: Activism

You Might Be Paranoid, But You Still Might Be Right – Here’s How To Find Out

Teach Your (Bloggers) Well We all know how to do something well — write a post that teaches readers how to do something you know and/or love to do. Something I know how to do well is use social media and Internet research to help me solve problems. I don’t mean to just Google an
Category: NaBloPoMo

1,000 Likes on Facebook! It Must Be the Cat Memes …

Category: Other

Facebook Responds – They DO Hate Jags

Yesterday, I reported on the interesting (to me at least) situation of Facebook refusing my money to promote a pretty great picture of LGBTQ community leader, Rick Allison wearing a God Hates Jags shirt. I took the photo so I’m the best person to determine if its great, right? Facebook said “NO” and I filled
Category: Activism