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Facebook Sold My Dead Friend’s Page

This was Stephen.

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Stephen died and his profile became a memorial where his friends could stop by and be reminded of him. The way his face looked, what he enjoyed most, and revisit his thoughts through his old posts.

If the saying “Time heals all wounds” is true, I can say from experience that this is only because we forget with time. Memories fade, details of stories become faded and blended, and those friends who died too young are frozen in time.

That’s what makes what happened to Stephen’s profile disturbing.

Facebook took his page and converted it into advertising space.

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Then the company that took the page over TAGGED HIS FRIENDS in a coupon.

Complaints have been made through Facebook and the company has been reached out to by those very friends without any changes to the page.

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I’m writing this story not because I was close to Stephen. I met him because he was my friend’s roommate and I never got the opportunity to get to know him.

Now that he’s gone, I never will have the chance and I know I missed out.

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The reason why I’m writing this story because this is an inconceivable action that Facebook has taken: flipping pages of the dead into ad space.

And that makes me want to vomit.

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American Horror Story: Coven, Episode 4

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The last episode left us with this moment:

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The beginning of this episode introduces us to zombies, not to be confused with Evan Peters/Kyle’s Frankenstein resurrection.  Marie Laveau’s story throughout the ages (you know, she is immortal and all) is explored with her experience during the civil rights movement.  This is an essential detail as the conflict between white witches (whose roots are traced back to Salem) and African witches (whose roots are traced back to African Shamans) battle it out in the streets of New Orleans throughout the decades.

The racial divide and the generational divide will be interesting to follow as the season plays out.  For example, Queenie is a descendant of Tituba but she is being educated about witchcraft from the white witches that Marie Laveau despises.  Where will her loyalties lie when push comes to shove?  Will she choose heritage over her coven?  Or will she stick with her ladies at the Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies?

Spalding’s character also gets explored and we learn he likes dolls.

Fiona’s hunt for the next Supreme continues, as it turns out Madison was just a power hungry witch.  Which I called the minute Madison was even hinted at of being the Supreme.  I mean, come on.  It’s Emma Roberts.  She’s got those chompers but her bite isn’t as strong as her bark (unless you’re Evan Peters).

I’m calling it out already: it’s going to be Zoe.  I called it vocally re-watching the first episode, but I will make it official now.  Sure, she’s timid and awkward with magic and everything else in the world… but she’s going to learn what it takes to be the Supreme eventually.  Don’t give up your hope!

The end of the episode introduces us to a fleet of zombies and Marie Laveau’s babies make a return…  and she was progressing so well!

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5 Things To Remember On The First Day Of Anything

ImageToday was the first day of my internship and it marks the beginning of my senior year of college.  With the stress of my last year of college starting and my first day at my internship ending, I have 5 pieces of advice to get you through the first day of anything you begin.

  1. Organize and Take Notes- You’re going to want to take down as much information as possible in note form.  This will prepare you for the future at this endeavor and will keep you from losing your head!
  2. Prioritize- Never put your personal life any where near your First Day.  You’re going to want to have a clear head for your brain to be as alert as possible.   This means leave your phone in your purse/desk/locker and keep your thoughts all on the business.
  3. Energize- In order to to keep focused, you’re going to want to make sure you’re as alert as possible.  Whether you take the caffeine route or just catch a couple more hours of sleep, it will do you a world of good.
  4. Don’t Be Hard On Yourself– It’s your first day.  You’re human and you’re bound to make mistakes.  If you’re having trouble: talk to a coworker or superior.   They will know how you’re feeling and they will want to have you do everything right the first time rather than have you making constant mistakes.
  5. Have Fun– Make conversation in the coffee room or ask someome advice on where to lunch.  If you don’t know how to strike up a conversation naturally, just ask questions about the other person.  People love talking about themselves and they’ll appreciate you taking an interest in their lives outside of work/school.  When you establish a life for yourself outside of work with your coworkers, they’ll consider you a person beyond your office/cube/class/workplace; which everyone is!

Now go through your first day with these tips in mind and you’ll be a natural at whatever you’re doing in no time.

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