Five years ago today, my mother met me after work and we went out to see my coworker’s husband play a St. Patrick’s Day gig with his band. Realizing that we didn’t frequently get a chance to have a night out, just the two of us, Mom and I snuck out of the gig early. For lack of any better idea, we decided on seeing a film and I called the cinema to find out what was playing. I vaguely remembered seeing an ad for one of the titles, that it’d looked good, and it was opening that night, so we decided to see it.
The film was V for Vendetta.
Strange how such a small and seemingly random chain of events can utterly change the course of one’s life. Continue reading
I just posted this over on SaveTheInternet.com, and thought I’d also share it here.
The Internet is Essential to the Global Community
Without the Internet, I would not know most of the people in my life whom I now consider irreplaceable. I met my housemates online, I met dear friends online, I reconnected with family I barely knew thanks to the Internet.
I have taken online psychology courses from a small (seven-member staff) company in Scotland, increasing my own skill base. I also make part of my income doing copy editing for that same company. A company that has had an enormous impact on my professional and personal development, as well as a positive impact on the lives of many others. A company I would never have found without Net Neutrality, as I doubt they would have been able to pay the “gatekeepers” to get their website seen.
If one wishes desperately – so desperately as to be willing to do or give up almost anything to fulfil the wish – to become a member of a certain group, then one should study said group, yes? Learn from them. Get to know them. Figure out how they became part of the group. Build a network linking oneself to the group. Continue reading
If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. ~ Mark Twain
There’s a warm, fuzzy feeling I get when research backs up what I already knew.
Over on PsyBlog, the latest news is a recent study showing that “overall people were remarkably honest in representing themselves” on social networking sites (i.e. Facebook). Continue reading