Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by Tifinie



Social media has become a part of our everyday routine.  It has gotten to the point that some of us have a hard time just taking a break from our feeds, even though we have other things to do.  With this new-age-way of socializing comes new-age-responsibilities.  Many people aren’t aware of the accountability that comes with this easy way of staying in touch with our besties and families.

It is important to realize that anything that goes on the internet is there forever.  You might delete the link or page, or even go back and edit a comment, but it is still out there in cyber space, somewhere, in its original form.  Not only does the internet keep records, but so do our friends and families.  It’s a very common practice for people to take screen shots of something they find interesting (for whatever reasons) or even share the link with others.  This means that whatever you give to the internet will never be yours again.

For many things that we want to share, this isn’t a problem.  For those more personal moments, however, this can be rocky territory.  The next time you consider leaving a negative remark about someone on your social media, posting a questionable picture, or even just sharing something private with friends; remember that you will no longer be in control of who sees that.  Even with privacy settings, there are people who know how to get past securities.  Not only that, but all it takes is a frenemy to look through your posts for them to collect ammunition for future battles.

Having tools like Photoshop at our disposal can be disastrous as well.  Posting something as simple as a family photo can get someone’s attention and before you know it the photo has gone viral on social media and everyone in your family has mustaches for eyebrows and upside-down smiles.  This photo of your family is no longer yours, it now belongs to the world.  Some people do things like this just for the lolz, but other people are malicious in their internet endeavors so always be conscious of what you are sharing.

The next time you go frolicking online, be respectful of others on the web just like you would be if you were face-to-face with someone.  It’s easy to feel safe trash-talking behind a screen, but that doesn’t mean that it’s acceptable behavior.  Hateful posts can be hurtful, dangerous, and even illegal, which can all be traced back to you.  If you are going to be a part of social media, try to be a positive influence for others.  Post things that make people smile or feel inspired and be a part of a positive internet community.  In this way, exploring our digital opportunities can be beneficial and fun for everyone as we share and grow together. Safe surfin!




Punctually practicing perfect tongue twisters can help develop superior speech habits. Rapid, repeated pronunciation is proven to strengthen and develop distinguished skills in presentation, which may help you get through a sticky speech or an intellectual interview when your tongue gets tied up on its own.  Have fun with this week’s featured tongue twister!


Can you can a can

As a canner can can a can?

Candidly, a canner cannot can a can while can canning.

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