#TBT: 8 AIM Away Messages You Definitely Used In High School

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Let’s be honest – for as much as we’ve advanced in terms of technology and social media, there really isn’t anything as golden as AOL Instant Messenger – or, more fondly named AIM. Sure, there’s iChat on our MacBook Pro laptops, but let’s get one thing straight – nothing will ever, ever, be as satisfying as hearing the creak of the “door opening” sound, signifying that someone has signed online on your Buddy List. (Or, you’d hear the cash register sound if it were your crush.) Before the Snapchat story, before Instagram likes, we would explore our creativity with colorful Buddy Profiles, animated Buddy Icons, and, of course, the infamous Away Messages.  Continue reading

For National Day Of Unplugging: Consider Being Mindfully Plugged-In

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Social media has undoubtedly become one of our generation’s biggest love/hate and most talked about relationships. We have memes poking fun at our inability to hold a conversation face-to-face because we’re too busy staring at our screens and texting our friends from across the room. And we’re surrounded by articles, posts, and videos discussing our levels of connection – or lack there of – due in large part to the role technology plays in our lives. Ironically enough, so many of the sources we see calling for us to put our phones down and look up at the world around us use the very means they’re demoting to advertise their message. Simply put, social media and our intertwined connection to it has become somewhat of a catch 22.

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