Ten years ago today something happened that was going to change my life in ways I couldn’t have imagined – and it all started with an email from a friend, inviting me to join something called a blogging and social … Continue reading
Again I catch myself doing it: saying the thing that will win me coolness points, the thing that will make me part of the gang, the thing that will make the people I’m talking to look at me with affection … Continue reading
In August I finally bought a smartphone and began to discover the joys of Instagram. And today is Jewish New Year – and yes, I see a connection… Continue reading
I just wrote a poem about online friendships. In tears.
they tell me it’s not real
they say these friendships aren’t the same as
face to face,
meeting for coffee, being in
these tears I cry today are real
as are you, the friend who has just…
it is easier to vanish
in the online world
and I will probably never know
and you, my friend
will never know
what a very real hole you left
in my heart
I wish you well, and I will miss you.
© Meirav M. 2016
I love social media. I love being able to talk to people from the comfort of my own sofa at a time that suits me, I love being able to take time and think how to phrase my comments, I love … Continue reading
I didn’t change my online headshot to the Peace for Paris image, nor did I add a French flag overlay. Does that mean I don’t care about those who were killed there on Friday night?
It doesn’t. Of course not.
But what about those people who did? Some will say it shows they care, and yet others say it’s a shallow, superficial gesture Continue reading
It took me a while to get my head round the use of the Fav feature on Twitter – to realise that despite what the word “favourite” means, the Fav button is just the Twitter equivalent of a Like or a +1 … Continue reading
I remember sending a short story to a newspaper competition once, and how I felt when very soon after that I saw a bit of my story in that paper. No, they didn’t publish my story. But someone plucked a … Continue reading