What I Care About This Week
*In case you need background on the Boko Haram attacks....
...that reportedly killed 2,000 civilans. I certainly did. Read on The Root.
*This gets to the point I try to hammer into clients....
....one person's perspective or use of social media does not speak for their entire generation. Read An Old Fogey's Analysis of a Teenager's View on Social Media
*NASA is a world leader in global warming research, but for how long?
— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) January 13, 2015
*Trigger warning (rape and sexual harassment, stalking):
A YA author asked for sightly less than minimum wage...
...to write a sequel for her fans who wanted it, after the publisher passed on the book. For daring to ask for money for her work (all $10 pledges received a copy of the book when finished) she received rape threats (which triggered memories of her own past rape) and was emailed photos of her home among other harassment.
Her response: "Jealousy rots and corrupts your creative soul and feeding your social media presence by hunting out controversy, feeding the flames, and then pretending you are simply fostering discussion is poisonous and empty. You create nothing but spite in a world that is already full of it and in desperate need of kindness." Read her full response.