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Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age | Alice E. Marwick
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Presents an analysis of social media, discussing how a technology which was once heralded as democratic, has evolved into one which promotes elitism and inequality and provides companies with the means of invading privacy in search of profits.
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Can‘t remember whether I tagged each one - (un)lucky 13 😁

Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻nice work 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing!!! And way to go 🤗🤗🤗🙌🏻 3mo
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A new app update was released for iOS. I‘m afraid to do it because my app quit after the last one. 😬😬😬

LibrarianRyan If you update and get a blank screen, log out and log back in. Should clear it up. 4mo
Bookjunkie57 @LibrarianRyan I couldn‘t even do that last time. Had to uninstall and reinstall. I‘ll probably do it over the weekend but I don‘t want the potential headache today 4mo
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Hey all!
Sorry I've been a little MIA Litsy wise! Things took a bit of a turn for the worse last year with lots of different bits of bad news hitting me in close quarters. The final bit of bad news has meant a big lifestyle change and it has been really tough but I'm hoping to sort it out soon.

Turns out I am "pre-diabetic" which means my sugars are high but not quite high enough to be diabetic.
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daydreamin_star This meant I have had to change my diet and exercise which meant I have less time to read and relax. 5mo
daydreamin_star (sorry, pressed enter too soon!) 5mo
daydreamin_star The good news is, I have lost nearly one stone since the diagnosis and discovered I am both gluten and lactose intolerant and as such, feel much better within myself. I am slowly getting a routine back in to my life and hope soon to find time to be here on Litsy and to get back into my reading! Wish me luck 🤞🤞 😊 5mo
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Librarybelle Best wishes! 5mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts and hugs! 5mo
eraderneely Hope you start feeling your best! 5mo
Libby1 Best of luck. 🦋 4mo
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Frantically updating all my read books before the year ends! I‘m months behind!

JoScho 😂😂😂 6mo
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blithebuoyant It‘s getting difficult to afford the postage for all of it, I think I‘ll have to back out for a while. It‘s been so great doing the exchange! 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks Yes!!! Thank you @kaye for getting this fabulous #jb group started and for keeping it going. It has been a huge and wonderful part of my life this year, and I'm so thankful for the many great friends I've made because of it. This group is wonderful!! 💙💌💙 6mo
Kaye Thanks very much for responding, @blithebuoyant . Perfectly understandable. Thank you for participating in 2018. ♥️ 6mo
Butterfinger I'm interested. What are the details? 6mo
Kaye Thank you @StephanieGeiser @CoffeeNBooks Great to have you back for another year ! ♥️♥️ 6mo
Smarkies Yes. 😁 6mo
Chili Yes I‘m in! 💕 6mo
Kaye @Butterfinger ♥️. It‘s a no pressure pen pal group. You can write to as many or as few as you want. It‘s been going since last spring and is the kindest group you‘ll ever meet. I‘m going to have a spare slot. It‘d be great to include you. Please email me julieklabo @gmail.com. With Litsy name , name and address, and birthday. I‘ll add you to the list. Thank you. 6mo
Kaye Thank you @Smarkies @chili . Great to have you guys again ♥️♥️ 6mo
CouronneDhiver Yes please. I promise I‘ll get it together with some replies soon. 😊 6mo
Trashcanman I'm in 6mo
whippoorwill815 Yes I will stay in! 6mo
ReadingRover @kaye hi yes I‘d like to continue. I was planning on sending and email to the group at the beginning of the year. I know I haven‘t been very active but I do like being included in it. I‘ve had a lot going on this year and it‘s been hard to focus. I also want to try to be more active if I can manage it. I hope you had a great Christmas! 6mo
Kaye Thanks for the replies @CouronneDhiver @Trashcanman @whippoorwill815 Glad you will all be continuing ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
KYutzy4 I'd like to stay in. I won't be able to be as active as I was in the very beginning but wouldblike to make a goal of sending out a few a month if I can. 6mo
Kaye @ReadingRover No worries. We all have times when we need to step back a bit and take a breather. Several have mentioned being behind, etc. Remember, this is no pressure. Write as you can. We are all ok with that. ♥️ 6mo
Wonderwoman89 Yes please but I will be doing it different this year. I will be sending birthday cards each month. That way I will not miss anyone. 6mo
Kaye @KYutzy4 That‘ll be perfectly fine. Whatever you‘re comfortable with doing is ok. Glad you‘ll be joining in again. ♥️ 6mo
Kaye @Wonderwoman89 Sounds good to me. Whatever system works best for you. I‘m going to try harder to keep track of birthday cards also. Glad to have you ♥️ 6mo
Sg1224 @kaye I‘m in for 2019! 😄 6mo
ReadingRover @kaye unfortunately I‘m very behind on many things this year. I‘m trying to get it together for 2019. 6mo
Kaye @sg1224 Great to have you , Sarah. ♥️ 6mo
KYutzy4 I hate to be a pain but will you be sending out an updated list? I know people have moved and I don't have addresses. 6mo
Kaye @ReadingRover Yep, me too. One of my resolutions, to get more organized and back on track. 😉 6mo
Birdsong28 I will email you with my address after Xmas 😘📚📖 6mo
Kaye @KYutzy4 , yep , I‘ll have a new list. We‘ve had a handful that had to drop out due to other commitments, some new folks to replace them, and some new addresses. I‘ll get it all together and send it out ASAP. 😀 6mo
Kaye @Birdsong28 That‘s fine. I‘ll be watching for it when you get time. Thank you 6mo
wordslinger42 I would like to continue and so would my mom, @curiouserandcurioser 6mo
kellyann28 What is this group? Are you taking any new applications? ;) 6mo
collegecatlady Yes, I‘ll be continuing with it. I‘ve been super busy with grad school but I‘m hoping to catch up and jump back in soon! 6mo
Avanders I'd sure like to in theory, but I think I'm a failed member... I'll send responses to everyone I owe responses to... but you should probably take me off for 2019... Maybe I won't be so busy in 2020! 6mo
wanderinglynn Yes, I‘d like to continue. 6mo
Kaye Ok, I‘m back. Took a walk to wear off my supper. @wordslinger42 @curiouserandcuriouser @collegecatlady @wanderinglynn Thanks, I‘ll add all of you to the new list. ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
Kaye Oh I also forgot to tag @amb since it doesn‘t ever work on my original post. Can you check in , Angela ? 6mo
Kaye @Avanders No worries , it‘s fine . You‘re not failed, you‘re just busy. It‘s ok ♥️. Thanks for being a member this past year. 6mo
Kaye @kellyann28 This is basically a huge penpal group. You can choose to write to as many as you want . It‘s a great group of people and a good way to get to know the others better. If interested, please see my post above to @Butterfinger . It lists what you need to do to take part. Thanks ♥️ 6mo
kellyann28 @kaye Thank you! I should have loaded some more comments up before I asked! 💕 6mo
Kaye No worries @kellyann28 I thought it‘d be easier for you to read those instructions rather than typing them out again 😀. Got your email , also @butterfinger, got yours . Will reply when I get the updated list ready to send out. 6mo
Chrissyreadit Are there 25-30 people? That does not feel so overwhelming!! I want to continue either way but am not as good as some! 6mo
BookaholicNatty @kaye I‘m definitely continuing!!!! ❤️❤️Thank you for reaching out and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!! Sending much love to you! ❤️😘 6mo
Kaye Oh, no, this is only a partial list @Chrissyreadit . I posted about it a day or two ago, then tagged those I hadn‘t heard from. It‘ll still be about the same size list as before. We‘ve had a few step out, but just about the same number step in, so they‘re trading places ! Remember, you don‘t have to write to everyone. Pick a number that is easiest for you to manage and that‘ll be fine. Thanks for signing back up. ♥️ 6mo
Kaye Thanks for responding @BookaholicNatty . Today was ok ..quiet, but a nice dinner. I hope you had a good day today and I‘m glad you‘ll be signing back up with the group. ♥️ 6mo
Purrfectpages This sounds intriguing...what‘s required and how do you join? 6mo
Kaye @Purrfectpages If you s roll through responses to almost the top, I replied to @butterfinger with instructions as to how to join. If interested, drop me an email and I‘ll add you to the list. 6mo
Purrfectpages @Kaye I just sent you an email. Thanks! 6mo
Kaye Thank you @Purrfectpages Got it. I‘ll add you to the list and once it‘s complete I‘ll email each of you with a copy. Looks like we‘ll have a good group again 💖 6mo
IndoorDame If you find you have open space in this group I am interested in joining as well 6mo
Kaye @IndoorDame I‘ll add one more since I have yet to hear from a few. We may have a couple others that‘ll take a break. Please scroll back up to Butterfinger‘s post. The directions are listed there. I‘ll get the list completed within the next couple of days then send it out. Welcome , and get ready to write letters ! It‘s quite an active group 💕 6mo
BookNAround Sent you an email. 6mo
Kaye Thanks. Got it. I‘ll get started tomorrow with the list. 💕 6mo
SaturnDoo I'm staying in please if my spot is still available. 🤞 6mo
Kaye It certainly is , @SaturnDoo ♥️ Good to have you. 6mo
amb I‘m going to have to bow out for the time being, I‘m so behind in my replies, I‘m not sure I will ever catch up. Is there any chance I would be able to rejoin in the future if time allows? 6mo
Kaye Of course , @amb , no worries ! I‘ll probably try to update the list on occasion, just to see if there are people who no longer want to take part, change addresses of those that moved, etc. Thanks for participating this year. ♥️. You are welcome back when you‘re ready. 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg I'm so happy I found this post!!! @kaye firstly, Merry Christmas!! Secondly, is there any way I can join this list? I've read so many good things about it and I wonder if I could be part of this wonderful group too? Pretty pls? 🙏😊❤️ 6mo
Kaye @Jee_HookedOnBookz You slid in right under the wire. I‘m trying to keep the numbers the same , as it‘s a really large pen pal group and takes a lot of PEP ? to keep up with if you try writing to everyone. Right now I have one empty slot so it‘s yours if you‘d like it. Please scroll back up to @Butterfinger post and it gives you my email and what all I need. Thanks very much. Welcome 💖 6mo
phatsallylee If you have any more openings, i would be interested in joining in. 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @kaye yessssssss!!! I'd lurrrrrve it!! Lady Luck favors me today!!! Thank you so so much!! OK will be emailing you my details!! 6mo
Kaye @phatsallylee I‘m still waiting to hear from a small group. I‘m trying to keep the numbers as close to the same as possible since it‘s quite a big group. If you‘d like to email your info , I‘ll slide you in if one of the remaining people I have yet to hear from, decides to take a break. It‘s really a lot of fun but takes a lot of effort to keep up if you want to interact with everyone. Thank you ♥️ 6mo
Kaye @Jee_HookedOnBookz Email received, thank you 💕 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @kaye yayyyy! Thank you! ❤️😘💕 6mo
IndoorDame @kaye thank you 🙏 that‘s so exciting! I can‘t wait 😊 6mo
Alfoster Yes, I‘m still in even though I‘ve been inactive (having some mobility issues as I await a new hip). Just makes getting to the PO difficult! 6mo
throwmeabook @kaye sorry for the late reply. I‘m on vacation with the family and am not on social media during the day. I definitely want to continue #jb for 2019! 6mo
Kaye @Alfoster thanks for letting me know. Hope you‘ll soon be able to get your surgery so you‘re up and around again. @throwmeabook thank you , will see that you‘re still included ! 6mo
thereadingunicorn Yes please 6mo
RebelReader @kaye I‘ve been very inactive on here for awhile and I‘m so busy with a new job and going back to school that I just don‘t have the time to participate at this time. Happy New Year! 6mo
Kaye Thanks for letting me know @RebelReader Best wishes with your new job and school. 6mo
radhikeey Yes I would love to. Sorry I have been a little late though I have posted mails a few days back. 6mo
Kaye Thanks @radhikeey You‘re in for the coming year. New lists will be out shortly. ♥️ 6mo
radhikeey @kaye Thank you so much 😊❤ 6mo
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Ok, this is my total for today. Book 2 finished but this was a quickie. 150 pages. Nothing to write home about. Review to follow.
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Love it 💕 7mo
Andrew65 Brilliant, well on track to get to 24 hours. 🙌 7mo
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As of today I will only post in early mornings and late afternoons because of school

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So according to the very nice woman over at Amazon, my package was marked “missing” at 1pm when they got to my house & couldn‘t find the package. Later that night they changed the status to “lost”. Amazon is replacing the kindle, but it‘s out of stock until 8/5. I wanted the kindle for reading on the boat on vacation this week, but it‘s supposed to rain all week, so it‘s fine.

MelissaSue81 Booo Amazon! 11mo
Valink @MelissaSue81 I‘m handling this surprisingly well for the drama queen I typically am! 😂😂 They are doing the right thing and replacing it, and could get me the black one tomorrow, but I want the kindle to read in the sun on the boat so I picked the white to not soak up the heat. 11mo
MelissaSue81 @Valink - good idea on the white. I have a black one sitting in the box on my counter, but it‘s my “birthday present” so I have to wait til NEXT Monday! 11mo
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Burghbookaddict Someone probs stole it ☹ 11mo
Purrfectpages Aw man! What bad timing! But you do seem to be taking it well! 11mo
Mdargusch Glad they will be taking care of the problem! 11mo
Valink @MelissaSue81 celebrate your birthday early!! 11mo
Valink @Mdargusch me too!! I‘m just thankful they didn‘t make it a haste to fix. 11mo
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Okay, I just spent the last 3/4 of an hour adding all the books I‘ve read since I went MIA on here. It is now up to date.

Also other bookish updates!
✨ I‘m still blogging at www.duskangelreads.com
✨ I started a Youtube called ‘Dusk Angel Reads‘
✨ I‘m still running the Facebook Group ‘The YA Book Nerds‘! Currently reading The Young Elites by Marie Lu
✨ I have started a world wide book exchange! ‘The Book Nerds Book Exchange‘ on Facebook.

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Update about the tagging and searching issues we‘ve been having.

SamHeartCoffee Thanks for this! I‘ve been sort of frustrated with it. 🙄 11mo
SamHeartCoffee And mine is working again now! 👏🏻😁 11mo
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Sharing this from the peerless and priceless @ Alwaybeenaloverofbooks 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Wish I could tag you, Litten! Hopefully this'll be resolved soon. 🤞🏻🤞🏻

Rachel.Rencher Lucas and I had a moment of panic this morning when I went to search for your profile to vote in the Litsy GAR polls. We couldn't believe that you would have deleted your profile... and then we saw this. 😂 11mo
RadicalReader Can‘t wait for the autosuggest to be fixed so I can comment back to users to make sure they see my comments. Freaked out when I noticed it wasn‘t working 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I hope so too!!! 11mo
MrBook @rachel.rencher Aww 😂☺️🤗🤗🤗 11mo
MrBook @radicalreader 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤗 11mo
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