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daN GrEGOry, a veteran of the United States Navy and Lubbock resident, protests in favor of arizona Senate Bill 1070 Tuesday at Frank Higginbotham Park.
THOSE PrOTESTiNG ariZONa Senate Bill 1070, which took effect Thursday, lit candles as a peaceful method of showing the Lubbock community that they are united against a law they say violates civil liberties.
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A protest of Arizona’s new immigration law, which went into effect Thursday, was held at 8 p.m. Tuesday night in the form of a candlelight vigil conducted by a lubbock grassroots organization at Frank Higginbotham Park in lubbock. The lubbock grassroots organization and Citizens in United Discourse Against Discrimination (CIUDAD), along with lubbock residents, gathered to show their unity against Arizona Senate Bill 1070, which
some argue is a violation of civil liberties. Daniel Sanchez, founder and president of CIUDAD, said the purpose of the candlelight vigil was to demonstrate to the lubbock community, in a peaceful way, the organization’s objection to having a similar law pass in Texas. “It is our civil rights that are being taken away from us if this law passes,” Sanchez said. “We should not have to be constantly asked for authorization because of the way we look.” At the event, protestors held handmade signs and waved
American flags as they gathered around in a circle and were given the chance to discuss their views on Arizona’s new law. Kate Hutson, who has been involved with CIUDAD since it started and is the pastor of a local church, spoke her mind at the event. “I believe this law is wrong because it supports racial profiling,” Hutson said. “It isn’t fair for a law enforcement officer to just ask a person for authorization because he suspects him to be an illegal alien by the color of his skin.” Hutson said she is not going to turn anyone away from her
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who used sex and money to persuade two men to kill her husband and her stepson to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy was scheduled Thursday to be executed in two months, which would be the first U.S. execution of a woman in five years. A judge set a Sept. 23 execution date for Teresa lewis, 41, the only woman on Virginia’s death row. She would be the first woman executed in the state in nearly a century. lewis offered herself and her 16-year-old daughter for sex to two men who committed the killings. She provided money to buy the murder weapons and stood by while they shot her husband, julian Clifton lewis jr., 51, and stepson Charles j. lewis, 25, in 2002 in Pittsylvania County in southcentral Virginia. lewis rummaged through her husband’s pockets for money while he lay dying and waited nearly an hour before calling 911. The gunmen, Rodney Fuller and
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the murders in the U.S. annually, and few ever reach the execution chamber. Out of more than 1,200 executions since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976, only 11 women have been executed. Of the more than 3,200 inmates on death row nationwide, 53 are women. Women usually don’t commit torture murders, they aren’t serial killers and often don’t have a history of other violent crimes compared with men who get sentenced to death, said Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center. They also typically kill someone they know. “I think it’s those facts, rather than just gender that make the difference,” he said. lewis’ first attempt to kill her husband failed. The plan was for the men to kill her husband as he came home from work and make it look like a robbery, but a car was too close and foiled the plot. A few days later she found out her stepson was coming home on leave from Army National Guard duty, and they decided to wait and kill him, too, so they could get all the insurance money.
DAllAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. added an upbeat note to a strong quarter for the airline industry by reporting a $112 million profit for spring and early summer. The nation’s biggest discount airline also said Thursday that it sees no evidence travel demand is weakening, despite persistently high unemployment and consumer jitters about the economy. Southwest said its adjusted earnings were 29 cents per share in the second quarter, enough to beat analysts’ expectations. Revenue rose 21 percent thanks to a 15 percent increase in average fares during the start of the summer vacation period. The Dallas-based airline said business travel has strengthened but not fully recovered from prerecession levels. But its core customer — the leisure traveler — has been packing planes. july traffic “looks really good,” and Southwest could set a company record for the percentage of seats filled this month, said CEO Gary C. Kelly. He said the airline expects revenue per passenger to keep rising in the third quarter, which began
july 1. Southwest was the last of the big six carriers to report secondquarter results. All except American Airlines parent AMR Corp. made money. The other big carriers — Delta, UAl Corp.’s United, Continental and US Airways — all earned bigger profits than Southwest, led by Delta at $467 million. Those airlines alao raised fares while likely benefiting more from the improvement in business travel. The other airlines also brought in hundreds of millions of dollars with new fees on passengers. Although it has imposed several new fees in the last two years, Southwest alone among the largest airlines doesn’t charge customers to check one or two bags. Kelly said that policy was attracting new passengers. Airline revenue trailed only the second quarter of 2008, when airlines were imposing huge fuel surcharges to cope with record-high fuel prices. “Business and vacation travelers put off a lot of trips the last two years and decided they were going to do them this year,” said Bob Herbst, a financial analyst who tracks the airline industry. Southwest’s net income equaled
15 cents per share, compared with $91 million, or 12 cents per share, a year earlier. The gain was 29 cents per share after excluding what Southwest called special items. Analysts, who also exclude those items from their forecasts, expected 27 cents per share. Revenue climbed to $3.17 billion, slightly above the analysts’ forecast of $3.15 billion. Kelly said the airline expects third-quarter revenue will rise from the $2.67 billion recorded last year. Southwest boasts about offering low fares, but that’s not how it hit its financial targets. Traffic rose a modest 2.2 percent over the same quarter last year, while the average fare rose to $128.60 from $112.13 in the same quarter last year. Analyst Michael linenberg of Deutsche Bank said the fares were high for Southwest, and he questioned whether consumers worried about unemployment and debt could pay them. Kelly pointed out that Southwest planes were more full this year than they were last summer. “We had these kinds of revenue increases and more passengers,” he said. “It’s not like we’re raising fares and losing business.” Airlines have pushed fares up
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Matthew Shallenberger, were sentenced to life in prison. Shallenberger committed suicide in prison in 2006. lewis’ daughter, Christie lynn Bean, served five years because she knew about the plan but remained silent. lewis’ attorney james Rocap III claims Shallenberger said about two years before his suicide that it was him, not lewis, who planned the killings and that he was using lewis to get to her husband’s money. “The truth about her involvement in the tragic deaths of julian and C.j. lewis does not require or justify her execution, especially in light of the fact that the lives of those who actually gunned down julian and C.j. were spared,” Rocap said. lewis would be the first woman executed in the U.S. since Frances Newton died by injection in Texas. Newton shot her husband and two young children to death to collect insurance money. lewis would also be the first woman executed in Virginia since 1912, when 17-year-old Virginia Christian died in the electric chair for suffocating her employer. Women commit about 12 percent of
Also at the candlelight vigil cially in this economy, for anyone were some who support Arizona’s residing in the United States to enactment of Senate Bill 1070. not pay an income tax. Dan Gregory, a U.S. Navy “There are 12 to 20 million veteran, was there to show he is illegal aliens in the U.S.,” Busin agreement with the Arizona singer said. “God knows what they are doing and how many law. “It provides remedy for some- jobs they are taking away from one who is wrongly accused,” he Americans.” said. “All they have to do is show Both Gregory and Bussinger their authorization papers and no said the law is not about color harm done.” and is simply about following Gregory and his friend, Rick the rules. The candlelight ceremony Bussinger, said their main reason for agreeing with the Arizona law ended peacefully at 9 p.m., but is because of the drugs and kill- the debate is still going strong ings that are taking place. They in lubbock. also believe it is not right, espe- ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
church because they are not carrying their authorization papers with them, and she will not dare ask all members of her church to show their papers before they are allowed into the church. “The church is about accepting everyone,” Hutson said, “and I am not going to turn someone away who is hungry for the lord.” At the end of the speeches was the lighting ceremony, which was performed to show those driving or walking by the park that there are people who are in unity against Arizona’s immigration law.
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First Summer Science Camp concludes after rocket launch Feds: As many as 6,600 Arlington graves mixed up By Evan Jansa Staff Writer
though the Fourth of July has come and gone, there were still rockets flying on monday evening at urbanovsky Park on texas tech’s campus. attendees of lubbock’s inaugural exxon mobil and Bernard Harris Summer Science camp gathered at the park to launch their rockets into the wild blue yonder. the rocket-building — and launching — project was just one of many activities that campers have completed during the two-week camp that concludes today. the chance to construct and then launch their rockets was a good experience for the students, camp director Jana winter said. “it was an all-day project,” she said. “they started building at 9 a.m. and now they’re launching. they get to see the full turn in one day.” the camp offered students from PHOTO BY JUSTICE RICE/The Daily Toreador underrepresented populations entering SCOTT SMITH, AN industrial engineering graduate from Waco, prepares the sixth, seventh and eighth grades an a rocket for launch Monday in Urbanovsky Park. opportunity to participate in classroom sessions and hands-on activities, executive director Beccy Hambright said. the educational aspect of the camp is not the only perk for the young campers, The Daily Toreador’s reporters and takes in this spot as soon as possible. though. Hambright said the opportunity editors strive for accuracy in the newsif you feel there is an error in a story, to visit a college campus is also a valuable gathering process. However, mistakes please call editor-in-chief ralston rollo experience for the students. are inevitable. at 806-742-3393 or e-mail ralston.rollo@ “many of these students have never it is The DT’s policy to correct mis- ttu.edu. been on a university campus before,” she FOR RELEASE JULY 28, 2010 said. “this is really a new experience for FOR RELEASE JULY 30, 2010 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle them — especially getting to stay in a Los AngelesEdited Times Daily Crossword Puzzle by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis dorm for two weeks.” Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis ACROSS those opportunities were afforded by ACROSS 1 Tug trailer 1 Like6volcanoes Grand __ exxon mobil, which works alongside the 6 John 10 follower Tach nos. Harris Foundation to put the camps on. 10 IRS 14workers Slobber 14 Item of rodeo gear 15 “Othello” villain exxon mobil supplied an $80,000 grant to 15 K follower 16 Strategic Chinese 16 Qatarborder University river help fund the camp, Hambright said. city17 *Funny story 17 Cold 19 Stereotypical Since the camp began on July 18, 18 Short-lived insomnia cause agitation? campers have been exposed to various 20 Stocking style 20 Blues legend 21 Hub once known Smithas Orchard Field aspects of the disciplines of science, 22 Una __ vez: 22yIcicle site technology, engineering and mathemattime and time 23 Where to get PIN again money? ics (Stem). 23 Alley prowler 25 Seniors’ D.C. 24 Government on July 19, the students were able to lobby security for the 27 *Financial analyst blind? attend the 2010 Hunt-winston School 34 Cub Scout group 26 Rahm Emanuel’s
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Solar car challenge before beginning their first classroom session, Hambright said. the third day of camp, media day, was equally exciting for the attendees as Bernard Harris, a tech graduate and the first african american to walk on the moon spoke to the campers. the 48 students — 24 male and 24 female — that attended the camp had to meet certain criteria in order to qualify. the prospective campers had to complete a 250-word essay, hold at least a “B” average in their science and math classes and have their math and science teachers write them a letter of recommendation. with the male-to-female ratio being equal, female campers were given an opportunity to explore Stem fields that they may not have had on their own. “Girls from this area have a real problem with science and math because it’s not perceived as a female genre but it really is,” Hambright said. “these girls have been proved positive that (math and science) are. they really dive into this and love it.” rebecca mcGaughey, one of the 22 instructors at the camp and a junior tech engineering student echoed that sentiment. “we’re getting girls interested at a young age and encouraging them,” lubbock native mcGaughey said. “we’re telling them it’s okay to be smart. it will help them as they go into higher education.” the camp draws to a close today with a special presentation by exxon mobil major program officer lauren dohrer at 12:45 p.m. in lecture hall 202 in the rawls college of Business administration. Following the presentation, campers will have a reception at Silent wings museum, Hambright said. in light of the success of the camp’s first year, winter said it should be back again next year. “it’s been very rewarding,” she said. “i’d work 24-hours-a-day again because it’s been worth it. i look forward to next year. ➤➤email@example.com
waSHiNGtoN (aP) — estimates of the number of graves that might be affected by mix-ups at arlington National cemetery grew from hundreds to as many as 6,600 on thursday, as the cemetery’s former superintendent blamed his staff and a lack of resources for the scandal that forced his ouster. John metzler, who ran the historic military burial ground for 19 years, said he accepts “full responsibility” for the problems. But he also denied some of the findings by army investigators and suggested cemetery employees and poor technology were to blame for remains that may have been misidentified or misplaced. He said the system used to track grave sites relied mostly on a complicated paper trail vulnerable to error. “Personally it is very painful for me that our team at arlington did not perform all aspects of its mission to the high standard required,” he told a Senate panel. He was subpoenaed to testify. metzler and his deputy, thurman Higginbotham, were forced to retire after army investigators found that as many as 211 graves were unmarked or misidentified. the report by the army inspector General’s office accused metzler of repeatedly failing to ensure burials were being done properly and of failing to respond after unmarked graves were discovered. Sen. claire mccaskill, chairwoman of an oversight panel on the Senate Homeland Security and Government reform committee, said thursday that her investigation has revealed far higher estimates of the number of graves affected. mccaskill, a missouri democrat, said she believes that between 4,900 and 6,600 graves may be unmarked or mislabeled on cemetery maps. Kathryn condon, who was hired to fix the cemetery’s problems, testified
that the army was still trying to determine exactly how many burial sites could be affected. But, she said, “i am confident there are probably other map errors” beyond the 211 sites initially identified by army investigators. metzler said an inspector general finding that more than 100 graves lacked a headstone or burial card was not entirely accurate and that it was mostly internal working maps used by cemetery employees that were mislabeled. metzler insisted that discrepancies on those maps wouldn’t necessarily affect operations. He also said any problems that came up over the years were quickly fixed and suggested he was surprised by the findings of the army’s inspector General. His testimony angered and confused lawmakers. “the notion that you would come in here and act like you didn’t know about it until a month ago is offensive. you did know about it, and you did nothing,” mccaskill said. a visibly frustrated Sen. Scott Brown abruptly ended his questioning. “i’d have a lot of fun with you in a deposition because i don’t think we’re getting straight talk here,” said Brown, r-mass. Higginbotham testified in general about his tenure at the cemetery but left the hearing early after asserting his Fifth amendment right not to respond to many of the lawmakers’ more pointed questions. as deputy superintendent who ran day-to-day operations at the cemetery, Higginbotham is accused of directly contributing to the chaos. while army officials have described metzler as an ineffective manager who turned a blind eye to the cemetery’s problems, investigators accuse Higginbotham of botching contracts and creating an “unhealthy organizational climate” for employees.
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USDA employee Sherrod plans to sue blogger SaN dieGo (aP) — ousted league, he said the full story Sheragriculture department employee rod was trying to tell “is exactly Shirley Sherrod said thursday she the kind of story we need to hear will sue a conservative blogger who in america.” posted a video edited in a way that obama has acknowledged that made her appear racist. people in his administration overreSherrod was forced to resign acted without having full informalast week as director of rural de- tion, and says part of the blame lies velopment in with a media Georgia after culture that andrew Breseeks conflict itbart posted but not all the the edited vidfacts. eo online. in at the the full video, journalists Sherrod, who convention, is black, spoke Sherrod was to a local asked what NaacP group could be done about racial to ensure accuShirley Sherrod reconciliation rate coverage Ousted director of rural develand overcomas conservaopment for the USDA ing her initial tives like Brereluctance to itbart attack help a white the NaacP farmer. and other liberal groups. Speaking thursday at the NaSherrod, 62, responded that tional association of Black Jour- members of her generation who nalists convention, Sherrod said were in the civil rights moveshe would definitely sue over the ment “tried too much to shield video that took her remarks out of that hurt and pain from younger context. agriculture Secretary tom people. we have to do a better job Vilsack has since offered Sherrod a new job in the department. She has not decided whether to accept. Sherrod said she had not reTE ceived an apology from Breitbart MMA G O O R and no longer wanted one. “He CHIN MAT ABLE had to know that he was targeting L I AVA me,” she said. r k you Breitbart did not immediately o pic te! t t e g ma You respond to a call or e-mails seeking room own comment. He has said he posted the portion of the speech where she expresses reservations about helping the white farmer to prove that racism exists in the NaacP, which had just demanded that the tea party movement renounce any bigoted elements. Some members of the NaacP audience responded approvingly when Sherrod described her reluctance to help the farmer. the farmer came forward after Sherrod resigned, saying she ended up helping save his farm. Vilsack and President Barack obama later called Sherrod to apologize for her hasty ouster. obama said thursday that Sherrod “deserves better than what happened last week.” addressing the National urban
They had a chance to get the facts out, and they weren’t interested.
of helping those individuals who get these positions, in the media, in educational institutions, in the presidency, we have to make sure they understand the history so they can do a better job.” She said obama is one of those who need a history lesson. “that’s why i invited him to southwest Georgia. i need to take him around and show him some of that history,” Sherrod said. Sherrod said the description of the new job she has been offered in the office of advocacy and outreach was a “draft,” and she questioned whether any money had been budgeted for its programs. “i have many, many questions
before i can make a decision,” she said. despite her experience, Sherrod said she believes the country can heal its racial divisions — if people are willing to confront the issue. “young african-americans, young whites, too, we’ve done such a job of trying to be mainstream that we push things under the rug that we need to talk about. and then we get to situations like this,”
she said. “i truly believe that we can come together in this country. But you don’t (come together) by not talking to each other. you don’t get there by pushing things under the rug.” Sherrod said her faulty firing should not be blamed on all media. Before the full video was released, Fox News host Bill o’reilly said Sherrod should be fired, and
others called her speech racist. o’reilly later apologized. “they had a chance to get the facts out, and they weren’t interested,” Sherrod said. She said she declined to give Fox an interview because she believed they were not interested in pursuing the truth. “they would have twisted it,” she said. a Fox News spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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HALF BLOCK Tech. Small, remodeled garage type efﬁciency apartment. No pets. Parking. Serious students only. A/C. $335/month, utilities paid. 792-3118.
TOTALLY FURNISHED: 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. 2615-40th St. Central H/A. Hardwood ﬂoors. $795/month. No pets. 806-632-0028.
NEAR TECH. 2/1. Hardwood ﬂoors. Washer/dryer hookups. Central H/A. $650, water paid. 220526th. 806-535-1905. 806-787-6564.
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NEW CONSTRUCTION. Duplex for rent. 221715th. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage. Patio and small yard. Great property close to Tech. $1500/month. Available August 15th. 806-4414868.
3/2/2. Washer/dryer, appliances included. $900/month+deposit. 509 N Clinton Ave B. Call 806.535.6950. NICE HOUSE close to Tech. 1912 25th St. 2/1 with hardwood ﬂoors. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer connections. $400 deposit, $700/month plus electric (water paid). No pets. 7901692. Three efﬁciencies close to Tech. Under remodel, but available August 15th. $300 deposit, $450/month. Bills paid. No pets. 790-1692. ONE BEDROOM front house, really cute. Spanish tile. Across from park. 2402 26th. $475. 797-5229 252-4958. REMODELED DUPLEX. Now available for 4 occupants. Near Tech: mature students welcome. Surrounded by chain-link fence with 4 locked gates for security. 792-1195 for appointment. STUDENT FRIENDLY, clean 1 bed/ 1 bath. Close to Tech. 1812-14th. $300/month, $150 deposit. Contact 806-441-0778.
BEAUTIFUL TWO STORY with lots of character! 3 large bedroom, 2 bath and detached two car garage. Hardwood ﬂooring. Formal living with ﬁreplace - could be fourth bedroom. Cozy family room with wood-burning ﬁreplace and beautiful paneling. Large kitchen with table area. Formal dining. Sunroom. Two HVAC units. Alarm system. Nice landscaping and sprinkler system. $125,000 2101 28th St. Call Nan at 806-239-7256. DON’T THROW away money on rent, invest it! Great homes, great prices! Call Rachel at Keller Williams Realty 806-438-4226.
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3/2/2, 3503-92nd St. 2,313 sq.ft. Call Kimbra Vinable, Keller Williams Realty 806-632-6719.
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Display of religious symbols calls for unseen responsibility by ThOmas lOTT
I see something quite often in Lubbock — a fish on the back of someone’s car or someone with a tattoo of a cross. I see something very similar in sports as well; athletes will write bible verses on their eye black or their shoes. Some people see this as a great witnessing tool, but I see it as taking on a whole lot of responsibility. When you have any of these symbols on or around you, whether you like it or not, you are representing something far greater than yourself. Many people get cross tattoos simply because they look good, but are unknowingly representing a single pivotal moment in history. Whether you believe Jesus is the son of God or just a good man, no one can deny the day he died on the cross changed our world forever. Christianity began on that day, and it is still growing to this day. The tattoo of a cross is a symbol of this day. When someone wears this symbol they are, for lack of a better term, advertising for God. The sad thing is people do not know or even care that they are doing this. Whether the person knows it or not, when some people see the fish or a cross on someone they look at them differently. I myself will always wonder if the person is a Christian or not. Unfortunately, I will be very quick to judge this person — as will many other people who see this symbol. People will expect the person to act differently, and if they do not, their perception of that person will
be changed instantly. Another instance of this is a trend I am seeing very often in college sports these days. More and more athletes are putting verses such as Philippians 4:13 on their eye black or shoes. The verse says, “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” The problem I have with this are the liberties athletes take with the verses. The clearest example was in the NCAA Basketball Tournament in 2008 with Davidson’s Stephen Curry. He wrote this on his shoe: “Phil. 4:13 — I can do all things…” For someone who knows the verse, this has the potential to be upsetting. Some people will look the other way. Maybe he did not have enough room to write the whole verse, or maybe they think that people know the whole verse anyway. So, what is the point of taking offense? But the people who do get upset at it will look at it this way: the way he has the verse written says he does not need any help. He is essentially saying he can do anything on his own, and people who are watching the game who do not know the verse might jump to that same conclusion. Something else that could happen would be curiosity. People may want to see what comes after the words he has written down, and they will go into their living room and dust off the bible they have not used in ten years to look up the verse. But the truth is, people are lazy and probably will not do so. I am, personally, more on the
negative side because the verse was taken out of context and could give people the wrong idea. We need help. People always need help. When we start thinking we can do things on our own, things go downhill very fast. Stephen Curry had a bible verse written on his shoe, which makes him a representative of God. If he were to do something wrong, people who had seen the verse on his shoe would judge him and could consequently have a negative opinion of Christians. Another player who wears bible verses is Tim Tebow. Tebow was anointed the “Jesus Christ of college football” by ESPN over the last four years and, quite honestly, did a good job of representing a model Christian. However, he will be scrutinized for his entire life because of this. People are waiting for him to slip up so they can say Christians are hypocrites. He is a representative of God, and he has to be careful everywhere he goes. If he screws up, people will notice. And when they notice the negative stereotypes will start growing. I have no problem with people showing their love for Christ with tattoos or fish stickers or bible verses, but they have to know people are always watching and waiting to catch them in a “sin.” They should be aware and proud of the fact that they are representing God. Do not wear these symbols lightly, for people will always be watching. n Lott is a junior journalism major from Katy. ➤➤email@example.com
Facebook makes parents unavoidable by lauREn abRams
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It happened in high school and now it’s happening again. Your parents are ruining your social life, but this time, it’s online. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced recently that the social networking site had just registered its 500 millionth user. Zuckerberg’s goal of creating a popular place where people actively connect
and share worldwide was finally reached. While this is good news for him, I couldn’t help but feel a little uneasy about it. After all, just who was that 500 millionth user? If the statistics are right, then that brave, new and connected soul was probably someone over the age of 40. If this is the case, then whatever young relative they just friended is probably doing anything but celebrating.
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Or at least I wouldn’t. First, let me make something clear: I use Facebook. A lot. Every day a new status is posted, comments are made, events are “maybe’d” and a friend is requested. However, there’s no greater buzzkill to the joys of Facebook than logging on and finding the dreaded friend request from one or both of your parents. Hold off all you want, but eventually you’ll have to cave in and add them, thus leading to the miserable task of untagging yourself from those spring break party pictures and always second guessing the content or language of your status updates. These things are half the fun of the social networking, so parents joining and making it an occasionally uncomfortable and nerveracking experience is definitely a problem. Don’t get me wrong, Facebook is not and should not be considered only an elitist thing, with limitation based on age, school, etc. However, the website did originally start as a tool for both enrolled college students and alumni to keep in touch with one another. When its popularity peaked, adults over 30 started to see the benefits of finding and keeping in touch with an old classmate or roommate and began to join rapidly. On the other hand, many parents are just using Facebook as a tool to spy on or virtually reprimand their children and that is just not cool. While this may not be the case for everyone or their parents, for the most part, the issue of privacy and self-expression is that it can be too much information for some. There are certain things many people don’t care to know about their parents and vice-versa, so while it is perfectly OK to be Facebook friends with them, don’t hesitate to use your settings to your advantage and lock specific information or allow them just limited access to your profile. If something embarrassing does happen, don’t panic. Your parents may be offended, upset, shocked or flat out amused, but they’ll probably give you the benefit of the doubt. Besides, there are more harmful people with access to your Facebook activity such as exes, Internet creepers and future employers.