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I Just Found My (non) Imaginary Childhood Friend on Facebook

Today’s blogging prompt is a challenge to describe what your imaginary childhood friend’s life would be like now. I didn’t have an imaginary friend, but there was one childhood friend who moved away in second grade. I never saw her again. So for no particular reason, I googled her and up popped a Facebook profile
Category: Culture

Drag Performers Parody Video “That’s Not My Name”

I love the Ting Tings so this definitely caught my attention. The¬†Legendary Children of Atlanta and Brigitte Bidet released a parody of a Ting Ting hit retitled “WTF Zuck” in response to the Facebook enforcement of the “real names policy.” ¬†And there’s no such thing as too much parody in the world. Especially parody with
Category: Activism

Why This Lesbian Won’t Leave Facebook

If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I’ve been investigating/poking around the Facebook names policy crackdown – it hit my radar after two Pittsburgh drag performers mentioned being caught up in the thick of it. I smelled a conspiracy and it turns out I was a bit right. As it
Category: Activism

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 …

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Category: Activism