Dear Facebook: If This Isn’t Hate Speech, Then What Is?

Last month, I and many of my friends filed a complaint with Facebook against an aggressively anti-Christian Facebook page titled “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted”.  Each of us received the following standardized response:"Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the page you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found … [Read more...]

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Facebook Is a Charleston Door

Charleston, South Carolina is a traveler’s delight, a swath of historical homes and fragrant gardens along the eastern seaboard.  Its tree-lined streets feature homes in the Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival and Italianate style alongside Victorian mansions and Adamesque estates.Visiting our son this week in South Carolina, my husband and I spent a sun-splashed Sunday afternoon walking and driving through Charleston’s lower peninsula.  There, Spanish moss drips from live oaks and brigh … [Read more...]

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You Want to Be My “Friend”? Then Tell Me Who You Are!!

OK, this is just a puzzle to me. WHY IN THE WORLD would someone join Facebook, then disguise or hide his or her face?WHY would this elusive entity replace his/her profile pic with a bouquet of flowers, or a rock star, or some saint or public figure of olde, or a photo of his dog?AND WHY would this enigmatic soul mate adopt a fake name like “Padre Pio” or “Lovely Sun” or “IGotRabies” or “CookiesnCream”?AND WHY would this cryptic compatriot then send me a friend request?AND WHY … [Read more...]

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