can we talk about where this nation is going when it comes to celebs and blocking?

How’s this for a headline: “Getting blocked by a celeb on social media is now a badge of honor. Apparently people are proud when they get blocked by celebs. Why would anyone be proud that they got blocked by a celeb?
There’s a degree of narcissism behind the compulsion to be proud of getting blocked, said Fran Walfish, a psychotherapist based in Beverly Hills, Calif., who works with “regular” people and celebrities alike. In other words, it’s a way of tasting fame, albeit fleetingly.

“Regular folks feel a sense of inflated self-importance, grandeur and power when they feel they can get closer in proximity to a name celebrity,” Walfish said. “Just the fact that they have provoked the celebrity to give a response – even a rejection – makes them feel a distorted sense of self-importance.
How odd! apparently troling is becoming more of an issue.
This trend is akin, in many ways, to more traditional forms of trolling, said Andrea Weckerle, founder of CiviliNation , a nonprofit charity organization working to combat online harassment. Trolling is when people post purposefully offensive or provocative content to upset someone else, and historically it has been done anonymously. That, however, has changed in the wake of the election. “We see people emboldened to come out and troll with their names on it,” Weckerle said.
We need to remember that the celebs are people too. They have thoughts and feelings and emotions, they aren’t robots they are just more visible people just like you and me.

shuffle will shuffle off along with nanno version of IPod

Apple has chosen to ax the nanno and the shuffle from the IPod store. They will no longer sell them.
Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the devices some 12 years ago with his legendary showmanship flare, and the small, easy to operate players helped the company revolutionize how music was sold.
“Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod touch now with double the capacity starting at just $199 and we are discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano,” the company said in an email.
Honestly, it isn’t a shock. Why buy an IPod which can only do one thing – play music – whereas the IPhone can do that one thing and a billion more?
All we need do is look at the time line. The first IPod came out in 2001 and honestly, The trend toward streaming music services, including the launch of one by Apple, has made devices designed just for carrying digital tunes around less enticing for consumers. EG, boring!

apparently when @twitter bans you – you are band for life mr. Shkreli.

Rules are rules! According to the New York Post:”Internet loudmouth Martin Shkreli tried tried? ? -? ? and failed? ? -? ? to rejoin Twitter for the umpteenth time over the weekend? ? and was promptly booted? once again?.” (New York Post, 2017.)
“My new spokesperson, Duncan Jones, set up a Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShkreliSpeaks the 34-year-old wrote on one of the few social media platforms that still tolerates his presence, Facebook – which is sad in several ways.
If you don’t recall why Twitter band Mr. Shkreli four times the Post has a list.
The pharma cad’s original account was suspended earlier this year for harassing female journalists. He was next booted from the platform after operating an account named after his cat Trashy, and officially barred . Shkreli was most recently tossed for tweeting under the handle @BLMBro.
He is hated because he has no soul and proved that the medical companies care only for the dollar. Eg:
“The Most Hated Man in America” is currently standing trial for securities fraud in Brooklyn federal court. He’s accused of running an $11 million Ponzi type scheme through his hedge fund. Yay!
Jerkface!

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ learns to never keep #Twitter on an unlocked phone

Another day, another wtf moment from this White House. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary, learned a very important thing today. Never leave your phone unlocked and never let your three-year-old access it because they could stumble on to your twitter account.
Per the Daily Mail: “At 5.58am, one of Sanders’ verified Twitter accounts, @SHSanders45 she has two tweeted out an emoji-laden message that was a hodgepodge of trains, maps, traffic lights, castles, boats and a Moai, among other emojis. Also buried within the tweet was the mysterious jumble of letters: ‘lolaklkk.” Some users found this to be funny. So, they posted their own randum posts.
One person posted a tweet that mocked Sarah’s boss by stating’*a small group know* what Sarah’s tweet means. Twitter users were wondering what on earth was going on until she wrote this.
‘This is what happens when your 3 year old steals your phone. Thanks Huck! she tweeted out at 7.31am, referring to her older son.

In the same tweet, she added the hashtag, ‘#neverleaveyourphoneunlocked.
While this is all fun and entertaining it disterbs me that she would keep her official Twitter account on a phone that is not locked. What if her phone was stolen? Thankfully I am not the only one who sees the issues in this.
‘Are you kidding me? As the White House deputy press secretary your phone was just CASUALLY UNLOCKED? wrote twitter user @tanyaghahremani.

‘ “My kid did it” is not an acceptable excuse for a WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY. Maybe you should ask said kid how to set a passcode,’ wrote @VampWriterGRRL.

‘Did you just admit a 3 yr old could break into a phone and tweet from a verified account of someone who reps pres? asked @erikdbwestlund.

She isn’t very bright.