At Seventeen

At Seventeen

We celebrated a friend's 17th birthday last night. Since then, "At Seventeen," Janis Ian's 1975 hit song, has been stuck in my head. "I learned the truth at 17, that love was meant for beauty queens..." The truth about 17 is that it has always been a challenging age, a plateau of poignancy from which [...]

10 reasons we don’t need 10 tips for how we should behave on Facebook

Recently, a slew of self-described social media experts have cluttered up the information highway with all sorts of dire etiquette warnings and self-righteous suggestions for how we should behave on Facebook. Here's why we don't need them (and neither do you): 1) We like your pictures. We really do. We don't click "like" indiscriminately (though [...]