Snarky Reviewing is Not a Crime…Stalking is

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Like my TFIOS Banned Books post, this one is likely to get lost in the sea of articles like it, but I haven’t been so angry and hurt by humanity in a really long time, so I’m here anyway.

In case you missed it, Kathleen Hale, HarperCollins Author of No One Else Can Have You took to The Guardian to admit that she physically stalked a blogger over a one-star review.

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Social Media: the death of the strong, independent woman

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I was going to post this on Facebook but I’m not a fan of 1. posting long things on Facebook because humanity tends to skim and/or skip and 2. shoving my beliefs down the throats of those on social media – it’s much more respectable from my perspective to shout my opinions on my own avenue and people can choose to visit/read/comment/etcetera

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review: The Etiquette of Social Media by Leonard Kim

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I have to say that I was pretty surprised by the plethora of undesirable reviews on this book. I can’t agree that this guide is any product of bad writing, uninteresting content, and/or irrelevance. I would think that one wouldn’t want to purchase a book called The Etiquette of Social Media unless they were genuinely interested in what this author had to say on the subject, but based on some of the negativity and borderline cruelty making its way into the reviews, I’m inclined to think that the very trolls this book warns against are the ones reviewing it. That being said, I never would have picked up this book if I wasn’t asked to review it because I have my own unique Social Media strategy and thus far it has worked for me, but for those who don’t, I think in some ways it offers up useful information.

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