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The Addiction of Smartphones

Linda Lauren

Tags addiction, email, facebook, phone

I believe that we are addicted to the very equipment that we use to tap into the Internet and social media. I’m not blaming the invention of the computer, but the convenience of the invention of the smartphone. When Steve Jobs unveiled this unique concept of intense communication, he released an immediate gratification “drug” so addicting that people have a difficult time not touching it or referring to it, at every moment of the day. I recently discovered that I am not exempt. When I was being interviewed for Huff Post Live a while back, I can recall feeling completely...

Respect and Social Media

Linda Lauren

Tags FaceBook, Instagram, respect, social media, Twitter

If you are reading this, then your typical computer day probably starts a lot like mine. We log into social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram regularly, and we comment on what flows past in those streams. It's those comments that I feel a need to address as some of them respect the opinion of others, but most that I see are angry, judgmental and downright mean. In the real world, it's unlikely that anyone would ever speak as condescendingly, bullying for opinion, and with foul words to strangers they meet on the street. Yet, many think nothing...