A Social Media Guide

A Social Media Guide

Okay, we all know that Social Media is alive and strong, and it is becoming a normal way of life. We all join Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to link up to friends and share awesome stuff. What’s the harm in what you share? Well… there could be depending on what you are posting. However, did you know about the wilderness that is internet culture?  You might know professional and grandma internet culture, but the reality is a true jungle. (a line I got from a friend. Th9781683223191_p0_v1_s550x406anks, Gamer x45x (xfourtyfivex) twitch.tv/x45x). The book I’m about to share with you looks at just that: The Teens Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices-21 tips to wise posting in an insecure world by Jonathan McKee.

You’ve been there, right? You just sent that text in the heat of the moment to your best friend. You were upset. You didn’t mean it harm, but apparently now the police are at your door.(Okay, maybe not all instances the police come, but you get the picture)

It’s all about W-O-R-D-S. WORDS!!! Yes, and they are powerful things and more powerful when no one can see or hear the inflection in your voice. According to author Jonathan McKee’s research, “20% of young people post something they regret once a week. Fifty-seven percent of Americans have posted something on social media that they regretted.” (Text from the book Tip 15). Those statistics are frightening.

The internet is a bigger world than anyone has probably dreamed of. You got to have a mind. Don’t share things that can be questionable (nudes, sexting, nsfw, etc; there are crimes about sharing that stuff and it is a fine line). Don’t share information with someone you barely know, especially never give out your cell number or street address or tag your location. Those are big no-nos. Be wise. What for key questions, like what you look like. If they send you a picture, you better double check to make sure that isn’t a fake one. There are many dangers.

There is just so much this book covers. When I first picked up the book, I thought I knew a lot about internet culture and the growing social media storm, but like my friend told me I only knew professional internet culture. Due to this problem, social media, I’m not allowed to speak to my friend at this time; I would very much apologize for anything that happened. He is still my friend. This book has shed so much light for me. Hindsight is truly 20/20, if only some issues could be easily resolved by reading a book like this.

This book made me very nervous and scared at first, it really was getting me to see the harms in social media. That is a good thing! Although, this book has a few mentions of Scripture, this book is for anyone, religious or secular, young or old. If you don’t know internet culture, then you are in a heap and world of trouble. You must be smart and know what you are doing out there. Be careful!

Where to get the book:

Barnes and Noble:  $11.89 paperback

Amazon: $9.97 paperback

Christianbook: $9.99 paperback

I hope you all enjoyed this review today. This book is something that I will keep on my shelf. It really has helped me understand the real world of the Internet. I thank the publisher for letting me have the opportunity in my time of need to read such an eye opening book. God must’ve known I’d need this book right now in my life. I can’t say more about this book.  I hope it helps someone that comes upon this site. My prayers are with you in your social media journey and struggles.

Until next time, snuggle with a good read!!!

 

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Willie Out West by Rhoda Walker

This was a cute little book about a young Walrus, named Willie who has big dreams of heading out to the Old West. Children will enjoy this little short story and the adventures Willie goes on. We meet a lot of friends on Willie’s Adventures. He also meets some bad guys out there in the dessert. Willie the Walrus is the sheriff and he keeps everything together in his own way that is. 🙂

I recommend this little book for any child under 10. It is a great easy reader! I got the book, so that isn’t really kid friendly, but I loved the illustrations and how the text was written exactly as the pictures showed. It is a cute story and is very enjoyable to read. It even made me laugh.

Lastly, I want to mention that I received this book for an honest opinion from Booklook bloggers program.

fd34caad-c72d-445b-9c94-8240a7054a8a_1-e54295f7aeb00693909130297d7e5684Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan is a great mystery book; book 1 of the Atlanta Justice Series. This was my first law mystery thriller book, and I will say that I enjoyed it very much.

The book is about Kate Sullivan, a stubborn young woman litigator with an interesting past. She will not stop until her client’s gain justice for the inconceivable crimes that have been committed against them. Her faith keeps her going for her clients. She may even put herself into harms way in order to gain closure for herself and her clients.

Kate Sullivan is handling a case against Mason Pharmaceutical Company, a pharmaceutical company that has released drugs that have harmed individuals that have taken the medications. Kate’s newest client, Ellie Proctor, an employee scientist comes to her for help. Kate was hesitant from the first moment. However, Ellie had shown some light into the case at hand.

Several days after Kate and Ellie meant, Ellie is found dead in an Atlanta parking garage. Kate hires private investigator Landon James to help dig deeper into the case. However, their relationship grows closer as friends due to the threats Kate begins having against her.

Landon James is a former Army Ranger, who is very wise and wants nothing to happen to Kate. He warns her of the dangers and risks, but Kate is very stubborn. Will Kate heed Landon’s warning?

Landon’s faith is shaky after his deployment in the Middle East. Will Landon’s faith rekindle in order to help save Kate from the danger he senses or will he succumb to his past?

I recommend grabbing a copy of this awesome book at your local library or at one of the below retailers.

Christianbook:$8.79

Walmart:$8.88

Barnes and Noble: $9.89

Amazon: $8.88

As always, I did enjoy this book. It was very good. At first, it took me a while to get to the plot  and story line, but I soon was enjoying the book so much that the cover began to curl. 🙂

I want to lastly thank the Bethany House Publishers for the opportunity to read this fine book. I look forward to the sequels in this series. I think I can already guess who and what the next book will be about. There were some hints, but you’ll have to find out what I’m talking about by reading the book.

Leave a comment below to tell me what you think of the book I’ve just read.  Will you be getting a copy?