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[personal profile] velvetpage
I am no longer going to respond to horrible events in the world by posting news about them. I figure other people are already doing plenty of that.

I am not going to retweet or reblog initial stories, or even stories once more information is available. I will read them but I won't repost.

I won't send out my prayers, best wishes, condolences, or any other expression of my goodwill over the internet, unless I actually know some people who are affected - and then I'll reach out to them, specifically.

Instead, I will act privately.

If there is a donation to be made, I'll make it. If I feel the cause needs more attention, I might post a link to the gofundme or similar campaign. If there is specific help that I can give, I'll give it.

I'm tired of feeding the social media frenzy to nobody's benefit.  It doesn't make me feel better, it doesn't make victims or their families feel better, and it is of no material use to anybody. 

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Date: 2017-06-04 08:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thexphial
It does feel performative in some ways, for sure. You only have to participate to the level and extent that you feel good about. *hugs*

June 2017


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