SOCIAL MEDIA ABUSE

In the world that we live in today with easy access to the world wide web, it seems, in some people’s minds that bulling over the web is better than face to face. I makes sense, as it can be done anonymously but you can still really destroy someone’s self esteem, and now you can even harass people you have never met. I find it incredible how I am signed up to nearly every social networking sight under the sun, and out of all of them, WordPress seems to be the website where I get it the worst.

I have created my two blogs purely to aid my own education, what I publish is purely for work concerning my A levels, and is intended for personal reference and for my teachers to monitor my progress. We all make mistakes but the fact I have been receptively harassed for my spelling is pathetic. I have been accused of giving false information, but I implore that these blogs are my notes and thoughts on what I am learning thoughts my courses and are not intended for other people.

The one person that gives me constant hate for my blogs must get some sort of kick out of making other people feel awful because of a few minor spelling mistakes, but again, it is not intended for their reference.

PLEASE don’t harass people across the internet, it doesn’t make you big or clever, and its honestly pathetic if you can’t say it face to face.

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sexism in gaming? Again?

Once again sexism issues have arisen in gaming once again. Its no surprise in an industry that is perceived target audience is men. An article released today on the Guardian explores the new game release of ‘Angry Birds Stella’. Here is the link to the article: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/04/angry-birds-stella-game-boys-girls-sexist

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Declutter Your Prose: Three More Phrases to Avoid

The Daily Post

In the spring, we noted some examples of phrases that might be distracting or unnecessary in your prose. Since many of you found these suggestions helpful, here’s another round of phrases to avoid:

1. In today’s blog…

Interested in more blog vs. post discussions? Read Slate’s take, Meg Pickard’s note on terminology, and Kristen Havens’ semantics lesson.

blog is your site, posts and pages and all. What you probably meant to write is: “In today’s post…” Or: “In today’s blog post…” Posts make up the content you create on a regular basis, while your blog is your complete online home, your site, on which you publish your posts.

That said, think back to other introductory phrases we’ve talked about: “In this post, I will explain…” or “Today, I will write about…”

This phrase, too, is unnecessary:

In today’s blog, I’d like to share some of the best…

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