origin: (April 18, 2015) British; James Bartholomew, from an article in The Spectator.
med_cat's recent entry, led to discussing another modern term re: social trends.
When I worked high end retail, it was easy to get wrapped up in the glamour of big name labels; if you wore expensive things, people often treated you better, sometimes a lot better, but one day I had to remind myself that buying something by Gucci or Prada did not actually make one a "better" person.
But...what if it could?
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Vaguebooking is any update on a social network (although primarily Facebook) that is intentionally vague. Status updates which fall under the category of vaguebooking can be long or short, but most comprise just a few simple words. Regardless of the length they all have one thing in common – to elicit a response from friends and followers.
While the majority of us will just be clear about something that has happened or why we’re upset, vaguebookers take great delight in beating around the metaphorical bush. Seeking attention while giving away as little as humanly possible.
Definition from the Urban Dictionary, and a few examples
A few more examples (you can even submit the ones you find)
Why it's usually not a good idea:
5 Reasons Vaguebooking is Destroying Your Relationships
The next time your friend posts a vague FB status, reply with this video
A slightly different perspective:
In Defense of Vaguebooking
(cross-posting from 1word1day)
A detailed analysis of the latest LJ service agreement is below;
EDIT: I have done the translation of the especially relevant bits. The text of the agreement, both in Russian and English, is in bold, philologist's comments and my translation of them are in italics.
As art_es points out, well--caveat lector, or, in other words, you see the user agreement text, draw your own conclusions. I don't think much of the agreement would necessarily affect English-language, non-political blogs.
However, the promise of ads galore is a bit worrisome...and, the main reason I enjoined everyone to back up their LJs, is that I think LJ will go bankrupt sooner rather than later, and all the actions of the current administration of LJ are hastening its demise.
Originally posted by philologist at ЖЖ окончательно взят под контроль ФСБ. Грядет зачистка нелояльных блогеров
@4eversincelunch sharing a problem with Twitter user @Mickey_McCauley after he asked people to tweet him their "insignificant grievances."
The post received more than 600 repsonses as people shared problems like their dogs refusing to cuddle.
(The Washington Post Express, 2/17/2017)
@RoyKesey tweeting after President Trump said during his Thursday news condference that our country is "drug-infested," and that "drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars."
His statement led some, such as Twitter user @anchorlines, to ask, "How much does Trump think a candy bar costs?"
(The Washington Post Express, 2/17/2017)
What if Caesar, Churchill and Custer could have tweeted like Trump?
(The Washington Post, 2/17/2017)
A small excerpt below, do take a look at the article for the complete set, in chronological order:
Pharaoh, 1446 B.C.:
“Israelites had to come up with story as to why they were enslaved so long and so badly (400 years) so they made up a story — GOD. Fake news!”
Priam, king of Troy, 1200 B.C.:
“Cassandra says the horse shouldn’t come in the city gates. She’s been losing so long she doesn’t know how to win. Not me!”
Julius Caesar, 44 B.C.:
“Do you believe it? Wife had bad dream, says I can’t go to Senate because I will be murdered. Ridiculous and will be overturned!”
“My so-called advisers warning of famine, dysentery, typhus if I invade Russia. Lies! Only emboldens the enemy!”
So how many of you watch NY Med and saw Katie Duke get fired for her instagram post? If you haven't seen it, you can find out more here.
The article says her employer, NY Presbyterian said it wasn't a HIPAA violation, but I disagree.
'Man vs 6train' gave identifying information to the public about a patient (she said it was the man who was hit by the 6 train; she didn't need to post his name as the media will have already taken care of that); her account identified where she works (thereby identifying that the person is being treated in her hospital - can't release that info to anyone unless the patient or family consents - doubt she got a release) and the actual picture showed the type of treatment the patient received (any person with reasonable medical knowledge can figure out what kind of tx the pt received). They all sound like HIPAA violations to me.
I have been amazed at the number of posts by nurses that I have seen on social media saying this is not a violation of PHI; many of them are arguing that because the media released the name, it's ok. Well, that last time I looked, the media was in a different business. We as licensed healthcare professionals are held to a higher standard by licensure and ethical / legal standards such as HIPAA.
What's your take?
(reposted from the FB page of "The Cruise Academy--Continued education for nurses)
(thanks to konstansa for the video and interview quote)
"I came up with the idea for the video when I started to realise how ridiculous we are all being, myself included, when I was at a concert and people around me were recording the show with their phones, not actually watching the concert," deGuzman said in an interview.
"It makes me sad that there are moments in our lives where we're not present because we're looking at a phone," said deGuzman, who also wrote the piece, which was directed by Miles Crawford.
People make dinner reservations on OpenTable; check in on Foursquare when they arrive at the restaurant; take a picture of their food to share on Instagram; post on Twitter a joke they hear during the meal; review the restaurant on Yelp; then, finally, coordinate a ride home using Uber."
You can read the entire article here:
And something of a counterpoint here:
And here's an article about a Facebook app, 'Rather': http://news.yahoo.com/rather-is-a-new-
This is the bit that caught my eye:
" 'Rather' sounds like a jokey comment on the way we “socialize” now, but even if it is, it also represents a line of thought that would make Facebook genuinely enjoyable instead of the digital-life obligation it’s become."
P.S. Here's another interesting article re: Facebook: http://wendykeller.com/featured/liars-
Comments and opinions are welcome, as always...