Consider Making Your Public Facebook Groups Private Now

https://digitalcitizen.ca/category/writing/As of early November 2021, Facebook changed its Public group rules in ways that will make them easier to spam, fill with otherwise inappropriate posts and information, become more vulnerable to trolls, and add more burden for Group Administrators in these and other ways. For these reasons, with technical explanations of how, you may want to consider making your Public Facebook Group, or petition your group Administrator, to make the group a Private Group now.

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A Pub ic Practical Joke

https://digitalcitizen.ca/category/writing/Back on April Fool’s Day, I shared some really good and practical advice on removing “pubic” from spellcheck to avoid some potentially very embarrassing misspellings that wouldn’t be caught! Today, I’m going the other way with the same mishap, except now, I’m creating it instead of trying to prevent it.

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Remove PUBIC from Spellcheck to Avoid PUBIC Humiliation!

https://digitalcitizen.ca/tag/humour/WARNING:
Strong sexual terms are used in this post. Please don’t read if you don’t care for this type of language, but it is appropriate for the content, not used for the sake of using it. And this is NOT an April Fools Day joke, even if its content might seem to be one!

If you have to type the word public often, as I do working for government, also known as the public service or the public administration, may I recommend you remove pubic from your spell checker. If you don’t, your spell checker will never pick up on some potentially very embarrassing typos such as these words below in bold. For the fun of it, I made up definitions for them, in case you might actually find such terms to be useful in your vocabulary!

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Borrowed a Library Book That was Still in Quarantine

https://digitalcitizen.ca/category/writing/Today, I had an unexpected and interesting experience. I borrowed a library book while it was still in quarantine. Yes, it was still in quarantine, not me, for protection from potential COVID spread. Apparently, the Halifax Public Library , and I’m sure many other libraries, disinfect books after they are returned, and leave them for 24 hours, at which time any possible COVID on it will have died off and not be transmittable. I just didn’t know that in how I came about it.

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My Fake Facebook Relationship

https://digitalcitizen.ca/category/writing/On June 6th, 2020, as we were just coming out of wave 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic with a decent amount of lockdown, I surprised my Facebook world by entering a relationship. The surprise was not only due to the timing, when nobody was still really supposed to be seeing others, but that the eternal bachelor from being undesired by women this racially conservative province had found someone! What I didn’t tell them, though, was with whom, and that it was fake, and that I did it for them.

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